*FREE* Jazz Concert to Benefit Pismo Preserve

July 6, 2014 - 11:00 - 5:00

LC Festival POSTER_small

Free Jazz and Blues Benefit Concert at Dinosaur Caves Park

Held in Cooperation with Art in the Park

July 6, 2014 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Come on down and bring your lawn chairs to enjoy local music, art, and fun activities! 


The Land Conservancy will be hosting a free  jazz and blues concert and rally to spread the word about the Pismo Preserve project and help meet the remaining $600,000 funding gap. While we have raised nearly $7 million to date and have confidence of additional grants and donations that will bring us to the $11.4 million level by the funding deadline, we need many individuals in the community to consider giving at the $100 to $1000 dollar level to meet the funding gap before the close of escrow near the end of August 2014.

The Pismo Preserve encompasses nearly 900 acres with 10 miles of hiking, biking and horseback riding trails with some of the most scenic vistas on the Central Coast and will permanently protect sensitive habitats including some endangered species. The concert will feature nationally renowned jazz musician Nils, as well as local R&B and jazz bands.


The day will start with Big Daddy’s Blues Band, an eight-piece band that will smoke the stage from 11am to 12:45 and then transition to contemporary jazz with the Darrell Voss Quartet. Event headliner Nils has been intermittently number-one nationally on the charts over the last few years. Nils currently has a song in the top twenty, three prior number-one hits, including the most played original contemporary jazz song of the decade, “Pacific Coast Highway”. Gravity 180, a pop band from LA, will take the stage at 4pm with a unique, melodic pop and soul sound.

Musicians are donating their talent and time to support the event. Talented local musician Darrell Voss beamed, “I look forward to supporting a worthy cause and seeing all the excited people coming out to help preserve the land for the future.” Nil’s, a German-born musician from Los Angeles and event headliner emphasizes that “the band whole-heartedly supports the Pismo Preserve project and we’re pleased to do what we can to help.”


11:00 am-12:45 pm Big Daddy’s Blues Band

1:00 pm-2:15 pm Darrell Voss Quartet

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm  Nils

4:00 pm-5:00 pm Gravity 180 & closing with Nils


The festival will be punctuated with short presentations on the Pismo Preserve project and exciting announcements will be made by Pismo Beach elected officials, and other surprise guests. The event will raise awareness and funds for the organization’s effort to acquire and permanently protect the Preserve. Alex’s Barbeque will be selling food and donating some of their proceeds to the Pismo Preserve.


During this Sunday’s event, anyone interested in making a donation towards the Pismo Preserve project will be able to match their donation dollar-per-dollar up to $25,000. Due to overwhelming support and generosity from the community, we have already fulfilled the $25,000 matching gift from Harry’s Night Club & Bar in Pismo Beach.

We have been very fortunate to receive another matching gift of $25,000 from local businessman Gary Grossman of Coastal Community Builders. For donations made during this Jazz and Blues Benefit concert, all donations up to $25,000 will be matched by Mr. Grossman. Donors of $25 and up will also have the chance to win men’s and women’s mountain bikes donated by Ira’s Bike Shop. Donations can also be made online at LCSLO.org.


Shuttle parking will be available at Pismo Beach Bank of America and at parking lots north of the Spyglass Inn. A 26-passenger shuttle will be marked and will stop at various designated points along Shell Beach Road.

Click here to download Shuttle Map.


For info about Art in the Park, please visit www.artintheparkshellbeach.com/.