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– Discounted “Love-It” tickets for the Live Oak Music Festival’s first event at its new venue in San Luis Obispo are now on sale for a limited time through April 30. “Tickets are selling briskly, ahead of last year’s pace.” said KCBX General Manager Frank Lanzone. “We recommend that you don’t wait to get your tickets.”

After 29 years at Live Oak Camp in Santa Barbara County, this year’s concert-goers will enjoy the 31st annual festival in San Luis Obispo County at El Chorro Regional Park on Highway One, in Chorro Valley. “I am elated at how enthusiastically Live Oak fans have responded to our new home,” Lanzone commented.

The festival is held every June to benefit KCBX Public Radio, and features musicians performing a variety of genres, including Afrobeat, soul, folk, gospel, roots rock, Americana and more. The three-day, family-friendly festival will take place Friday through Sunday, June 21 – 23, 2019. The Live Oak Music Festival will draw music aficionados of all ages to experience live concerts in a beautiful setting, with the county’s iconic volcanic peaks, the Morros, as the backdrop.

Fourteen acts have been confirmed for 2019 so far, with many more to be announced. Performers include Antibalas (Afrobeat), Bombino (North African Desert Rock), Shinyribs (Country-Soul Swamp-Funk), T Sisters (Americana Indie-Folk), John Craigie (Americana Singer-Songwriter), Orquesta Akokán (Joyous Cuban Big Band), Soul Scratch (SoCal Soul), The Sons of the Soul Revivers (Traditional Gospel), Arthur Watership (Experimental Folk and Baroque Rock), The Ghost of Paul Revere (Foot-Stompin’ Holler Folk), The Sam Chase & The Untraditional (Kick-A** Folk), Brass Mash (Brass Band Mash-ups), The Upside (Ska), and The Cimo Brothers (Folky Classical World Rock). In addition to music, the festival offers a way to kick off summer, with local food, wine and beer for adults and plenty of games, activities and talent shows for children and teens.

Live Oak is providing discounted “Love-It” ticket pricing for a limited time, through April 30. A Full Festival Pass allows access to the festival on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Single-day passes are also available for adults, teens (13-17), and children (ages 4 – 12). New this year, the festival is offering Thursday entry for a minimal additional fee with a full festival pass. Tickets are available at the festival’s website, liveoakfest.org, along with a map of the campground, photos and videos of the new venue, and information about the musicians.

For those who prefer a real bed to camping, Live Oak’s new location in close proximity to San Luis Obispo offers many options, including hotels ranging from corporate to boutique, budget-friendly motels, quaint inns, and family-owned bed and breakfasts. The Live Oak website offers information about local hotels. Attendees who book a stay at any of the SLO hotels listed at https://sanluisobispovacations.com/find-a-hotel/ during the festival can receive up to $10 off their festival tickets by providing their hotel booking confirmation to promotions@sanluisobispovacations.com and receiving a promo code to use when purchasing festival tickets online.

All Live Oak Music Festival proceeds benefit KCBX Public Radio, serving San Luis Obispo, Southern Monterey, and Santa Barbara Counties.

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