The festival is a one-day event on July 4th at Lake Atascadero Park
– The annual Atascadero Fourth of July Music Festival will be held Thursday, July 4 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Lake Atascadero Park. Celebrate Freedom and Independence Day by the lakefront under giant shade oak trees with three major musical numbers on an evening of music, food, drink, vendors, family fun, kids’ entertainment and playground.
The festival in previous years was specifically Bluegrass music, this year it was renamed the July 4th Atascadero Music Festival to include more varieties of “Americana” music. American music shares the diverse and varied musical traditions that make up the musical fabric of the United States, which includes folk, gospel, country, blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and other musical influences.
The music starts at 4 p.m. with Bremen Town, followed by Brad Elijah and ends with the Way Out West Band. Bremen Town is a Central Coast American folk group and an audience favorite, an eccentric group consisting of Jim Highland, Thomas Zaldivar, and Kaytee Greenaway. Brad Elijah is a singer-songwriter bringing his unique sound to programming. Elijah has traveled across the country singing at different venues, weddings, conferences, nightclubs and more. He enjoys singing and sharing his love for music at all ages and has written over 300 songs.
Elijah, his wife Eileen and their three children live in Templeton. He is a pastor at Newday Church in Paso Robles. The festival ends with the Way Out West Band, which has American roots in country, close harmony and a hot swing to their set. The group includes transplants from Nashville, Valerie Powers on vocals and percussion, and Kelly Powers also on vocals, lead guitar and violin. Wayne Pearson, a local acoustic guitarist, Bob Hamilton, a pedal steel guitarist, and Vance Gibbon, on bass.
General admission is free, however, to get as close as possible to the music, there is a reserved VIP area for $ 10 per person. To secure the coveted front row seats, it’s $ 20 for VIP Plus. Tickets are available online at Atascadero4thofJuly.org.
This is an annual fundraiser for the Atascadero Colony Days. For sponsorship or volunteering, email [email protected]