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Pianist Jocelyn Swigger is performing in Paso Robles.

Events this weekend in Paso Robles

–There’s always something exciting to do and see in Paso Robles, from special events to shopping, dining, tours, wine tasting and more. The city of Paso Robles and surrounding areas host several special events throughout the year. Some of the top events include the California Mid-State Fair, the Paso Robles Wine Festival, the Garagiste Wine Festival, Earth Day Food and Wine Weekend, Olive Festival, Lavender Festival, Honey Festival, museum events, concerts at Vina Robles Amphitheatre and many more. Here is a list of major events this weekend in Paso Robles and future events.


Pianist Jocelyn Swigger to perform Chopin’s Études – April 29

Pianist Jocelyn Swigger

On Saturday, April 29, in the historic Paso Robles Inn ballroom, Pianist Jocelyn Swigger will perform all 27 of the famously difficult Études, or exercises for piano, written by Polish composer Frederic Chopin, are three sets of solo studies for the piano published during the 1830s. Chopin’s Études formed the foundation for what was then a revolutionary playing style for the piano. They are some of the most challenging and evocative pieces of all the works in concert piano repertoire.


3rd Annual “Brew at the Zoo” – April 29meercats-atascadero-zoo

The City of Atascadero and the Charles Paddock Zoo this week announced the 3rd Annual “Brew at the Zoo”, to be held on Saturday, April 29. from 5:30-8:30 pm. Tickets are on sale now at the Charles Paddock Zoo, the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce and online at www.VisitAtascadero.com/Brew-at-the-Zoo. Early bird tickets are $30 per person; designated driver tickets are $5 per person. If available, tickets will be $35 per person at the door. This very special event will be closed to the public and is available only for guests 21 years of age and over. Designated drivers must also be over 21 if attending this event!


Wild About Wine Stroll – April 2916722719_839974592807598_4825453618964826212_o

Paso Robles Downtown Wineries present the “Wild About Wine Stroll” from 3-6 p.m. on April 29. Each participating tasting room will be hosting a special animal for you to meet while you enjoy a featured wine. This wine stroll, benefiting the Conservation Ambassadors Zoo to You, is one of their most popular events each year. Save the date and learn more.


For a complete list of events in Paso Robles and surrounding areas, check out the Local Events Calendar. For ongoing activities, check out the Best Things To Do in Paso Robles. For fun activities with children, check out the Best Things To Do With Kids in Paso Robles.


Upcoming events in Paso Robles and the North County


Cuesta College presents ‘The Servant of Two Masters’ – May 5-7The-Servant-of-Two-Masters-

Full of mistaken identities, acrobatic pratfalls, and romantic pursuit, Cuesta College’s award-winning theatre department presents The Servant of Two Masters, running May 5-7 at the Cuesta College Cultural and Performing Arts Center (CPAC). Jealous lovers, mistaken identities, and one very wily servant collide head-on in this impossible tangle of misunderstandings and mad-cap comedic mayhem! General admission $15. For reservations call (805) 546-3198 or purchase tickets online at www.cpactickets.cuesta.edu.


Templeton Wine Festival – May 6templeton wine festival

The 2017 Templeton Wine Festival will be held Saturday, May 6 at the Templeton Community Park. The county’s largest farmer’s market will be held in the park from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by the Templeton Wine Festival from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The event will feature unlimited wine tasting from wineries throughout the region, unique specialty food samples, boutique shopping booths and live music by Joy Bonner. Tickets are $35 pre-sale and $45 at the door and include a souvenir wine glass. Designated Driver and Under 21 tickets will be available for $20. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (805) 434-1789, or visit www.TempletonWineFestival.com.


Parkfield Bluegrass Festival – May 11-14

Parkfield

The Bluegrass Music Society of the Central Coast (BMSCC) has announced that the 19th Annual Parkfield Bluegrass Festival is set for May 11-14. Headlining Parkfield 2017 will be two legendary California bands: Sawmill Road and the Cache Valley Drifters, rounding out with the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Momentum Award winning Lonely Heartstring Band. Bluegrass music fans take over the country village of Parkfield once a year for four days of concerts, workshops, children’s activities, camping and around-the-clock music jams! Visitors are welcome for a day or to camp for the weekend. Campsites are available for tents or RVs. Showers are also available. A limited number of electrical hook-ups can be reserved with early ticket purchases.


Warbirds Wings & Wheels – May 13

Flyover by Estrella Warbirds in Atascadero. Photo by Rick Evans.

Warbirds Wings & Wheels is set from Saturday, May 13, starting at 10 a.m. at the Estrella Warbird Museum, 4251 Dry Creek Road, Paso Robles. The museum blows the doors off of regular car shows by adding WWII fighter planes, military vehicles and memorabilia, classic cars from all over the western states and more. Admission is free to spectators.


Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience – May 190514_Jason Bonham

Following on the heels of their successful 2016 tour, acclaimed drummer, Jason Bonham embarks on a summer tour with his band, “Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience” which plays the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles on May 19. Encompassing hits from the iconic band’s entire career, including albums Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin II, Led Zeppelin IV and Physical Graffiti, the concert event celebrates the life and music of Jason’s father, the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.


Paso Robles Wine Festival – May 20Paso Robles Wine Festival

More than 70 wineries come together in the Paso Robles Downtown City Park to showcase their wines during the Paso Robles Wine Festival Grand Tasting May 20. General admission is $70 for 1-4 p.m. Wineries at the Grand Tasting will be arranged by “regions” for a seamless and focused tasting experience: Bordeaux-style, Rhône-style, Zinfandel, Burgundian-style, Italian varieties and Other Wild Wines for your tasting pleasure. Plus, new this year, food samples and local artisan merchants, the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance report.


Bryan Adams performing at Vina Robles – May 21Bryan Adams

Multiplatinum-selling recording artist Bryan Adams will bring his “Get to tour”, to the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on May 21. Bryan Adam’s thirteenth studio album, Get Up, produced by famed ELO frontman Jeff Lynne and co-written with his long-time collaborator Jim Vallance, features nine new songs and four acoustic versions. Tickets are on sale at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre box office during business hours, online at Ticketmaster.com or charge by phone at (800) 745-3000.


Summer Concerts in the Park begin with Zongo All-Stars – June 1Zongo

Thursday, June 1, kicks off the 2017 Paso Robles Summer Concerts in the Park season with Zongo All-Stars. The band performs Afro-Caribbean Dance. The concert season will kick-off at a new time of 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 1 and continue weekly through Aug. 17. The performance is at the downtown city park at 12th and Spring Streets.


Concerts in the Park – Burning James & the Funky Flames – June 8concerts in the park

Thursday, June 8, is the second installment in the 2017 Paso Robles Summer Concerts in the Park season. The band Burning James & the Funky Flames will perform Soul and Funk music. The concert will kick-off at 6 p.m. The performance is at the downtown city park at 12th and Spring Streets.


Dustin Lynch playing at Vina Robles – June 15061517_DustinLynch

Dustin Lynch will be performing at the Vina Robles Ampitheatre in Paso Robles on Thursday, June 15. Doors open at 6 p.m., the concert starts at 7:30. Lynch is an American country music singer and songwriter, signed to Broken Bow Records. Lynch has released two albums for the label: a self-titled album in 2012, and Where It’s At two years later. He has also released eight singles, of which four have reached the No. 1 position on Country Airplay. Tickets go on sale April 28. To purchase tickets, click here.


Concerts in the Park – Café Musique – June 15Café Musique paso robles concert

Thursday, June 15, is the third installment in the 2017 Paso Robles Summer Concerts in the Park season. The band Café Musique will perform Gypsy, Tango, Swing & Wild Classic music. The concert will kick-off at 6 p.m. The performance is at the downtown city park at 12th and Spring Streets.


Concerts in the Park – The Jammies – June 22The-Jammies

Thursday, June 22, is the fourth installment in the 2017 Paso Robles Summer Concerts in the Park season. The band The Jammies will perform Classic Rock, Funk, Reggae music. The concert will kick-off at 6 p.m. The performance is at the downtown city park at 12th and Spring Streets.


STYX, REO Speedwagon, Don Felder playing – June 25062517_REOSpeedwagon Styx

REO Speedwagon and STYX, along with very special guest star Don Felder—formerly of the Eagles—will join forces for the “United We Rock” U.S. summer tour, which makes a stop at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on June 25. Styx, REO Speedwagon and Don Felder will be offering direct-to-fan access to the best seats in the house via their own exclusive pre-sales beginning Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 12 p.m. local time, through Thursday, Feb. 23 at 10 p.m. local time.


Concerts in the Park – Monte Mills – June 29Monte Mills Portrait 013-rt

Thursday, June 29, is the fifth installment in the 2017 Paso Robles Summer Concerts in the Park season. The Monte Mills will perform Country & Old Time Rock & Roll musical hits. The concert will kick-off at 6 p.m. The performance is at the downtown city park at 12th and Spring Streets.


Lionel Richie to play at Mid-State Fair – July 19Lionel richie mid-state fair

Pop icon Lionel Richie has been confirmed to play at the 2017 California Mid-State Fair on July 19. Richie has a discography of albums and singles that are second to none. His music is part of the fabric of pop music; in fact, Lionel Richie is one of only two songwriters in history to achieve the honor of having #1 records for nine consecutive years. With over 100 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar, a Golden Globe, four Grammy awards and the distinction of MusiCares person of the year in 2016, the Tuskegee, Alabama native is a true music icon. Lionel Richie is known for his mega-hits such as “Endless Love,” “Lady,” “Truly,” “All Night Long (All Night),” “Penny Lover,” “Stuck On You,” “Hello,” “Say You, Say Me,” “Dancing on the Ceiling.” Tickets go on sale March 3. Purchase tickets here.


The Chainsmokers to perform in Paso Robles – July 21

Chainsmokers

The California Mid-State Fair announces today that worldwide superstars The Chainsmokers have been confirmed to perform in concert on Friday, July 21 at 7:30 pm. The Chainsmokers concert is part of the annual Bud Light Concert Series and will take place in the Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center. An opening act for the concert has yet to be announced. Ticket prices for the show are $51, $71, $91 and $131 and will go on sale Friday, March 3, 2017. Price Level 1 tickets ($131) will feature a choice of standard seating, or a standing-room-only pit located directly in front of the stage. Tickets will be available starting at 10:00 am online at www.MidStateFair.com or by calling 1-800-909-FAIR, and at 1:00 pm at the California Mid-State Fair box office (2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles) or any ValliTix location.


Matchbox 20, Counting Crows – July 22matchbox20 counting crows

Matchbox Twenty and Counting Crows have announced “A Brief History of Everything Tour 2017.” The tour will stop in Paso Robles at the California Mid-State Fair on Saturday, July 22 and have a start time of 7 p.m. with special guest Rivers and Rust opening the show. Ticket prices for the show are $41, $56, $71 and $96. Tickets are online at www.MidStateFair.com or call 1-800-909-FAIR, or visit the California Mid-State Fair box office, 2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles, or any ValliTix location.


John Mayer to play at Mid-State Fair – July 24

John Mayer

Grammy-winning artist John Mayer will bring his The Search for Everything world tour to the California Mid-State Fair on Monday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for the show are $51, $71, $91 and $131. Tickets are online at www.MidStateFair.com or call 1-800-909-FAIR, or visit the California Mid-State Fair box office, 2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles, or any ValliTix location.


Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons – July 28frankie valli and the four seasons

The California Mid-State Fair has announced that Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons have been confirmed to perform in concert on Friday, July 28 at 7 p.m. The show is the fair’s annual “Evening of Music & Wine” concert, which will take place in the Main Grandstand Arena at the Paso Robles Event Center. Tickets are $26, $36, $46 and $448 for a table of eight (waiting list only) and will go on sale Friday, March 10, 2017. Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. online at www.MidStateFair.com or by calling 1-800-909-FAIR, and at 1 p.m. at the California Mid-State Fair box office (2198 Riverside Avenue in Paso Robles) or any ValliTix location.


Doobie Brothers returning to Vina Robles – August 22weekend events in paso robles

On August 22, The Doobie Brothers will perform live at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre in Paso Robles. The Doobie Brother has have been delivering mind-blowing, roots-based, harmony-laden, guitar-driven rock and roll for over four decades, selling more than 48 million albums and winning four Grammy Awards. Their latest album, Southbound, on Arista Nashville, features new recordings of the band’s iconic hits, with country music’s biggest stars including Blake Shelton, Zac Brown Band, and Brad Paisley.


Chicago to perform at Vina Robles – September 2Chicago Paso Robles

Hailed as one of the “most important bands in music since the dawn of the rock and roll era,” the legendary rock and roll band with horns, Chicago – who celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band this year – will play the Vina Robles Amphitheatre on Saturday, Sept. 2. This June, Chicago’s Robert Lamm and James Pankow will become the latest inductees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame at the organization’s 48th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner. These legendary songwriters wrote mega-hits such as, “25 or 6 to 4,” “Saturday In The Park,” “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “Make Me Smile,” and many others.


Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival – September 16-17michael-franti-spearhead_08-14-13_3_515c94deafb25

The 2017 Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival will be held at Castoro Cellars’ Whale Rock Vineyard in Templeton, California. For more information call (805) 238-0725, or go to whalerockmusicfestival.com. Michael Franti & Spearhead, known for their authenticity and powerfully dynamic performances, is set to headline opening night on Saturday, September 16, and the storytelling indie rock/alt country duo Jamestown Revival will headline Sunday, September 17. Tickets are now on sale at the fest’s new website. Two-day passes are $70/pp through April 30, $80/pp through August 30, and $90 thereafter. One-day passes are available after May 1.


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The Paso Robles Daily News welcomes event submissions. Items submitted to the Local Events Calendar will be published in the Paso Robles Daily News, A-Town Daily News, and San Luis Obispo County Visitors Guide. They will also be considered for publication in this Weekend Events in Paso Robles page. Click here to submit your event, or email skye@accesspublishing.com.


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