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Every Fall Quarter Concert You Need To Know About

Whether you’re nervously entering your freshman year of college or stepping into your last, fall quarter is always an exciting time. Summer comes to an end and San Luis Obispo once again becomes a bustling college town with endless forms of entertainment. If you’re into the music scene, keep reading. We’ve got you covered with a list of San Luis Obispo’s most notable music events for you to attend this fall.


1. Oliver Tree

The iconic bowl cut and red sunglasses will be making an appearance at Fremont Theater on September 24 during his Goodbye Farewell Tour. The scooter-loving Oliver Tree creates unique indie pop and hip-hop dance music, and with a new EP released just last month he is sure to entertain fans this fall.

2. Loud Luxury

Just a couple days after Oliver Tree, Fremont Theater will host the DJ duo Loud Luxury on September 28. Their smash hit “Body” was the most played song on dance radio in  2018, and since then they’ve created even more tunes and remixes that have earned worldwide recognition. If you’re looking for a concert where you can show off your dance moves, this one’s for you.

3. Boots and Brews Festival

If you’re a country music fan, the second annual Boots and Brews Festival is happening on September 28 at the Madonna Inn. There will be food and beer from local vendors, and a lineup of several country singers including Justin Moore, Adam Doleac, Riley Green and High Valley.

4. Hippie Sabotage

If you’re looking for a concert with slower, more relaxed moments, head to Fremont Theater on October 17 to see Hippie Sabotage. The Indie duo’s music does still fall under the EDM genre, but many of their songs won’t have the same intense dancing as other concerts will. Hippie Sabotage is best known for their remix of the popular song “Habits (Stay High),” which gained over 700 million views on YouTube.

5. Cody Johnson

Here’s another one for you country lovers – Cody Johnson will be performing at the Alex Madonna Expo Center on October 18. He has created six albums as an independent artist and with a new one released earlier this year, he’s ready to bring San Luis Obispo’s country fans together this fall.

6. 11th Annual New Times Music Awards

Celebrate San Luis Obispo’s local music scene at SLO Brew Rock on November 8. With six genres (Country/Folk/Americana, Rock/Alternative, Hip Hop, R&B/Blues, Open and Youth), come watch some of the top local music artists compete for Best Live Performance.

7. Mt. Joy

If you’re into the indie folk-rock music genre, mark your calendars for the Mt. Joy concert at Fremont Theater on November 13. The band debuted in 2016 with their single “Astrovan” and since then have released a full album, gaining millions of listeners.s

8. Cold War Kids

On November 17, you can return to Fremont Theater to see the American Indie Rock band Cold War Kids. They’ve been around since the mid-2000s and have released multiple albums since they started their music careers on a blog. One of their most popular songs today, “First,” was released in 2014 and has earned over 100 million streams.

9. Hippo Campus

You can see another popular Indie Rock band at Fremont Theater on November 22. Hippo Campus has performed at various festivals such as Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo and Summerfest. They have over two million monthly listeners on Spotify and just released a new album over the summer.

10. Aly & AJ

Here’s a big throwback for you. On December 1 at Fremont Theater, the pop duo Aly & AJ will be performing live. The sisters released an album, “Ten Years,” last year after a ten year long hiatus from their music career. They’re back and better than ever, ready to entertain their loyal fans.


What concerts are you most excited for this fall? Let us know in the comments!

Kallyn is a third year student at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in Media Arts, Science and Technology. She is a writer for Her Campus Cal Poly and Mustang News. She enjoys exploring the San Luis Obispo area, horseback riding and attempting to cook with her roommates. She is a lover of (almost) all things music and (completely) all things dogs. After graduation, she hopes to work for a news station or a high-profile publication.
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