Los Lobos to headline Live Oak Music Festival
Over 30 other musical acts performing over the weekend
– Live Oak Music Festival announced this week that Los Angeles’ Grammy-winning band Los Lobos will headline the festival on opening night Friday, June 17, along with more than 30 other acts music over the weekend.
Formed in East Los Angeles in 1973, Los Lobos defined the LA Chicano music scene for nearly half a century. After winning a Grammy for their latest album, ‘Native Sons’, Los Lobos will captivate audiences with their mix of ballads and upbeat rock and roll, including their hit ‘La Bamba’.
Other headliners for Live Oak 2022 include legendary reggae band Third World on Saturday night June 18 and Texas singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen on Sunday night June 19.
Live Oak attracts music lovers of all ages to enjoy concerts in a beautiful setting with SLO County’s iconic volcanic peaks, the Morros, as a backdrop. Boasting public radio KCBX, Live Oak features musicians performing a variety of genres including funk, soul, folk, jazz, roots rock, Americana, world music and more.
In addition to music, the festival provides a way to kick off summer and celebrate dad for Father’s Day with local food, art and boutique vendors, local wine and beer, and activities for the whole family. A family-friendly festival, Live Oak offers a kids’ camp with activities like tie-dye, henna, sushi and dumpling making, weaving, woodworking, and more. Events for children of all ages include yoga, nature hikes, bird walks, aerial performances, SLO Symphony Petting Zoo, story time, scavenger hunt, puppet show , children’s concerts and the annual talent show for children and teenagers.
Those 21 and over can enjoy a Saturday Sip and Savor wine tasting event featuring a selection of local Central Coast producers. Sundays features a Steins and Snacks beer tasting with local craft beers accompanied by tasty snacks and live music in the Beer Garden. Throughout the weekend, attendees can stroll through the ArtWalk, the annual artists’ village showcasing an array of exquisite creations by artisans from the Central Coast and beyond. The ArtWalk features a collection of painting, jewelry, art glassware, metalwork, photography, ceramics, sculpture, fibers, and whimsical folk arts and crafts. Festival-goers can meet the artists, watch them demonstrate their creative processes and discover original one-of-a-kind treasures at pre-gallery prices.
In addition to Los Lobos, festival performers include Texan singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen, on his farewell tour, Third World (legendary reggae), Dustbowl Revival (booty-shaking American roots music) , Diggin Dirt (West Coast funk and soul), OrgOne (funk and soul), Jenny and the Mexicats (Latin fusion), The Mother Hips (California rock and soul), Southern Culture on the Skids (Southern rockabilly surf rock) , Steve Poltz (folky indie-rock), The Riverside (acoustic folk), Damon Castillo (soulful funky jazz and jam), Joe Craven and the Sometimers (americana-jazz-fusion-acid rockgrass), Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio (soul jazz ), National Park Radio (indie-folk americana), SambaDa (Brazilian samba), Dante Marsh & the Vibe Setters (soulful funk), Ynana Rose (singer-songwriter) and a dozen others.
The full lineup is available at liveoakfest.org.
A full festival pass gives access to the festival with camping on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Non-camping day passes are also available. Attendees also have the option of purchasing Thursday early entry passes to the festival for a nominal additional fee, along with a full festival pass. Tickets are available at liveoakfest.org, where you can also find information about the musicians, photos from past festivals, volunteer applications and more information on what to expect.
For those who prefer a real bed to camping, Live Oak is located near the towns of San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, which offer many accommodation options, including hotels ranging from corporate to boutique, motels economic, inns and family guesthouses.
All proceeds from the Live Oak Musk festival benefit KCBX Public Radio, serving San Luis Obispo, South Monterey and Santo Barbara counties.