Saturday, August 31

Avila Beach Golf Resort

Gates Open 2pm | Concert Begins 4pm

Enjoy The Concert Your Way

Nothing goes better with great music than food, drinks, and sunshine. With three seating options, Woodstock on the West Coast is sure to be a fantastic experience for you and your family!

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Experience the Symphony in comfort, and avoid the stress of arriving early to stake out the best spot. Reserve the exact seats you want in advance!

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Purchase a full table of 8 and have plenty of room for all of your family and friends.

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Bring a blanket and spread out on the grass! Picnic seating is general admission, and kids under 12 come FREE when accompanied by a paying adult.

Can’t decide which seats you want? Click here to view the venue map.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

Get Exclusive VIP Access as a POPS Sponsor

Bring an amazing outdoor concert to the Central Coast and be a part of a beloved Labor Day tradition! Sponsorship packages start at just $2,500.

As a Pops by the Sea Sponsor, you or your business will receive:

  • Access to exclusive VIP area in the beach house with air conditioning, private restrooms and delicious food
  • Premium elevated views of the concert
  • Name or logo recognition in digital program and event signage

For more information about sponsorships and benefits, please contact the SLO Symphony office at 805-543-3533 or [email protected]


or search “SLO Symphony Woodstock”

Meet the Band

Now celebrating their 23rd anniversary, Jeans ‘n Classics is a star performer in the arts and entertainment scene right across North America. While most definitely not a tribute act, Jeans ‘n Classics faithfully interprets the music of legendary rock and pop albums and artists, with their own special and signature flair.

Peter Brennan
Founder, Jeans ‘n Classics / Guitar

As an award-winning producer and arranger, Brennan scored numerous top ten hits in the UK, and served as a judge for the Juno Awards in Canada.

David Blamires

As a vocalist, Blamires has performed on three Grammy Award-winning albums. As a composer, he has made a name for himself writing music for TV and radio commercials.

Rique Franks

Franks has sung, toured, recorded, and written music with a long list of international stars, including Dan Hill, Alannah Myles, and Glen Lewis. She also works as a voice actor.

Katalin Kiss

Known for her goosebump-inducing vocals, Kiss has worked with legends of the music industry, including Del Shannon, Chubby Checker, Chuck Berry, and Chaka Khan.

Jean Meilleur

A headliner for Jeans ‘n Classics for over 20 years, Meilleur is a prolific and passionate songwriter. Living in Detroit in his youth shaped his penchant for “the Motown sound”.

Peter Mueller

An accomplished guitarist, Mueller has worked with many notable artists over his career. As a band member for Canadian Idol, his collaborators included Carley Rae Jepsen, Tom Jones and Martina McBride.

Mitch Tyler
Electric Bass

A member of Jeans ‘n Classics since 1992, Tyler is a passionate advocate for music education. Through his company Symphonic Kids, he has developed music education curriculum for orchestras.

Steve Heathcote

Voted “Drummer of the Year” at the 2009 Canadian Smooth Jazz Awards, Heathcote frequently performs in theater productions and has performed with notable musicians all over the world.

Don Paulton

Paulton was inducted into the Canadian Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993 as a member of Canadian super-group, Lighthouse. Over his extensive career he has worked with performers such as Chuck Berry, Aretha Franklin, and The Byrds.

Get Ready to Rock with Your SLO Symphony

Together with special guests Jeans ‘n Classics, SLO Symphony is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of one of the definitive music events for an entire generation:
the Woodstock Music Festival.

In August 1969, 400,000 people flocked to White Lake, New York for three days of the era’s greatest music. Now, five decades later, we’re bringing a piece of that iconic event right here to the Central Coast! Featuring the music of:

Jimi Hendrix
Janis Joplin
Joe Cocker
The Who
Sly and the Family Stone
Jefferson Airplane
The Band
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
and more!

Pedal to Pops!

Avoid the hassle of parking and help contribute to the clean air of the Central Coast by riding your bike to Woodstock on the West Coast!

A free bicycle valet service will be provided by Bike SLO County. Take a ride down the beautiful Bob Jones Trail and drop off your wheels close to the concert entrance.

Bike SLO County, the voice for bicycles on the Central Coast, works hard to inspire, educate, advocate, and build a safe, healthy and connected community through bicycling. The Bike Valet service alleviates traffic and parking congestion, improves the air we breathe and encourages a healthy, sustainable form of transit for events like Woodstock on the West Coast.

Learn more about Bike SLO County at

Splish! Splash! A Whole Weekend of Fun!

Our friends at Central Coast Aquarium are teaming up to make your Pops-by-the-Sea experience an even greater event for the whole family!

Present your tickets for “Woodstock on the West Coast” at Central Coast Aquarium on either Saturday, August 31 or Sunday, September 1 and get a discount on the entrance fees!* General admission will be just $5 and senior/active military admission will be $3, with kids under 2 free.

Get up close and personal with hands-on exhibits and learn more about our ocean friends. You’ll see more than 75 different species of local San Luis Obispo County marine life, including sea stars, decorator crabs, swell sharks, and. moon jellies. Central Coast Aquarium is located right across the water from Avila Beach Golf Resort, and makes the perfect addition to your concert day! To learn more visit

*Some restrictions may apply. For more information contact 805-595-7280 or [email protected].

Central Coast Aquarium

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you need to know to have an amazing concert experience.

How do I get to the concert?

The resort is located at:

There will be parking attendants and signs to direct you where to go once you arrive.

How much is parking?

Parking is FREE for this concert! However, parking may be limited, so guests are encouraged to carpool or Pedal to Pops.

What time should I arrive?

Gates open at 2:00 pm, and the concert begins at 4:00 pm. Table and chair seating is reserved, but picnic seating is general admission and early arrivals will get the best spots.

Food and drinks will be available for sale starting at 2:00 pm – plus, stop by the Instrument Petting Zoo to make some noise and try out your musical talents!

Can I bring my own food and drinks?

You may bring food, and your own reusable water bottles (per Avila Beach Golf Resort policy, water bottles must be emptied prior to admittance). Please do not bring single-use plastic water bottles; free water will be provided.

You can also purchase a meal from one of the food trucks on site. Alcoholic drinks and beverages will be available for purchase from the resort.

No outside alcohol or drink is permitted at the resort. You may be asked by security staff to return any bottles of wine, beer, or other beverages to your vehicle before entering the venue.

Are lawn chairs and sun umbrellas permitted?

This year, the Symphony is offering chair seating as an option for those who would prefer not to sit on blankets on the lawn. Those with picnic seating/general admission tickets will not be permitted to bring elevated seats, such as camp chairs, which may block the views of the stage for other concert-goers. Low-profile stadium chairs are welcome. Personal sun umbrellas or parasols may be used for shade up until the concert begins, at which point you may be asked to lower them so that those behind you can see the performance.

How do I pick my table?

Table seating is extremely limited. Simply purchase the number of seats you need, and we will place you at the best available table. Each table seats eight – purchase as many seats as you need, or buy a full table for a discount. To ensure that everyone in your group sits together, please purchase all of your tickets at once.

SLO Symphony will assign you to a table based on the size of your party, and will notify you of your table assignment when you arrive.

If you have additional questions about table seating, please call 805-548-1586 to complete your purchase by phone.

If I buy a table or chair seat, are my kids' tickets still free?

No. Kids under 12 get in free with a paid adult for picnic seating/general admission only. Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times – if you purchase chair or table seating for yourself, you must also purchase chair or table seating for your kids.

Can I buy a VIP pass?

Access to the VIP area is only for event sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please call the Symphony office at 805-543-3533 for more information.

Are dogs allowed?

No pets are allowed at the venue. Service animals are permitted.

For more information about venue rules and regulations, please visit the Avila Beach Golf Resort events information page.