Music Booking

THE LAST STAGE WEST BBQ is a unique little restaurant and music venue in the peaceful hills about 10 miles from the Pacific Ocean on Highway 41. Our location, halfway between Morro Bay and Atascadero, California, also happens to be halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, making us an ideal stopping place for solo artists and bands who appreciate a laid-back, friendly atmosphere, far enough away from the big cities to enjoy some peace and quiet, but close enough to be in either downtown in around 4 hours.

All styles of music are welcome here, as long as the show is not too loud and not too vulgar. (We’re a listening room, and not a dance club or a rowdy bar.) We have a fully equipped stage and sound system, including a Roland electronic drum set and a Young Chang upright piano. No need to pack in all your equipment. Just plug in and play! For acoustic acts, we have a Blue Spark condenser mic, giving you the option of a completely unplugged, “old-school” performance. We also have a two-camera closed circuit TV system, and broadcast our shows on the Internet.

We provide a free meal with a drink to performing band members, a DVD copy of the show, 100% of audience tips, and a place to camp overnight if needed. We also provide promotional listing on our web site and Facebook page, along with link to your site (reciprocal link appreciated), listing in local media as appropriate, site signage, and press releases. A San Luis Obispo County ordinance forbids us from selling tickets or imposing a cover charge, on the theory that we would then become a “concert venue” as opposed to a restaurant. We are only allowed to display a tip jar and request donations. If an act draws well enough so that the venue makes a profit on the evening, we can negotiate a guarantee including audience tips for future bookings.

Music at the Last Stage West begins at 6:00 PM and ends at 9:00 PM. The atmosphere here is extremely casual, and the artists are free to divide up the three hours into as many sets as they see fit. We’re a tiny venue that sits by itself on a country road, so attendance varies widely, but the acts that do a good job of promoting their visit to the Central Coast usually do well. Everyone always has a great time!
Check out some these videos from performances on our stage: MUSIC VIDEOS

To book a show at The Last Stage West/Toro Creek Event Center, check the schedule on our Facebook Events page: Any date that’s not listed is open for booking! (NOTE: We are CLOSED on Mondays and Tuesdays, and only open on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month for our bluegrass jam and buffet.)

Send us a request for specific date(s) by e-mail:

IMPORTANT! Please be sure to tell your story to the media 2-3 weeks ahead of your show.

Below is our local media list, along with some other potential venues on the Central Coast.

Good Luck!

New Times in San Luis Obispo 546-8208 Glen Starkey
Submit to Calendar at New Times
The San Luis Obispo Tribune 781-7926
Submit your music to KCBX-FM, Public Radio, Neal Losey, Music Director:
Calendar at KCBX-FM:
Paso Robles Press: 237-6060
Tolosa Press / Bay News (SLO City News / Coast News): 772-5704
The Cambrian: 927-8895
Mustang Daily (Cal Poly student newspaper): 756-1143

Branch St. Deli 489-9099 203 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande
Cliffs Resort 773-5000 2757 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach or
Dolphin Bay/Lido 773-4300 2727 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach or
Fin’s Seafood 473-3467 at the Grand Avenue entrance to Grover Beach
Gather Wine Bar 474-4771 122 E. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande
Harry’s Night Club and Beach Bar 773-1010 Cypress & Pomeroy downtown Pismo Beach
Mongo’s Saloon 489-3639 359 W. Grand Ave, Grover Beach or
Mr. Rick’s 595-7425 4040 Front Street, Avila Beach
Old Vienna 773-4521 1527 Shell Beach Road, Shell Beach
Santa Maria Brewing Co. (805) 349-2090 Dan Hilker
Seaventure 773-4994 100 Ocean View, Pismo Beach
Shore Cliff/Pelican Point Restaurant 773-0000 2555 Price Street, Pismo Beach
Spyglass Inn and Restaurant 773-1222 2703 Spyglass Drive, Shell Beach
Bon Temps Creole Cafe 544- 2100 1000 Olive Street, SLO
Courtyard by Marriott 786-4200 1605 Calle Joaquin, SLO
Creeky Tiki 778 Higuera
Frog ‘N Peach 595-3764 728 Higuera Street San Luis Obispo
The Graduate 541-9069 990 Industrial Way, SLO or
Linnaea’s Cafe 541-5888 1110 Garden Street, SLO
Madonna Inn 543-3000 100 Madonna Road, SLO
Mother’s Tavern 541-8733 725 Higuera Street, SLO
Steynberg Gallery 547-0278 1531 Monterey Street, SLO
Utopia Bakery Cafe 544-8867 2900 Broad Street, SLO
Cafe Vio 237-2722 1111 Riverside Ave. Paso Robles or
Shockley’s 5915 461-5100 El Camino Real, Atascadero
The Crooked Kilt 238-7070 1122 Pine Street, Paso Robles
Elkhorn Bar 467-3909 1263 Mission Street, San Miquel
Lombardi’s Pasta Familia 237-7786 836 11th Street, Paso Robles
The Pour House, Paso Robles
Papa Tommy’s Italian Restaurant 227-6363 1467 Creston Road, Paso Robles
Paso Robles Inn and Steakhouse 238-2660 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles
Pine Street Saloon 238-1114 1234 Pine Street, Paso Robles
The Pit Stop 239-1261 2805 Black Oak Drive, Paso Robles
Pony Club at Hotel Cheval 467-9278 1021 Pine Street, Paso Robles
The Porch 438-3376 22322 El Camino Real, Santa Margarita
Pozo Saloon 438-4225 90 W. Pozo Road, Santa Margarita
The Ranch Restaurant and Honky Tonk Nightclub 467-5047 1285 Mission St., San Miguel
The Ranch 438-4500 2317 G. Street, Santa Margarita
Stacked Stone Cellars 1525 Peach Canyon Road, Paso Robles
Villla Valdemosa Inn 237-0170 2750 Old Grove Lane, Paso Robles
Cambria Pines Lodge 927-4200 2905 Burton Drive, Cambria
Ciao Bella Trattoria 464-0258 725 Embarcadero, Morro Bay
Coalesce Book Store Chapel 772-2880 845 Main Street, Morro Bay
Colby Jack Cafe 460-6455 9700 El Camino Real #104, Atascadero
The Embarcadero Grill 772-0716 801 Embarcadero, Morro Bay
Guesthouse Grill 460-0193 8783 El Camino Real, Atascadero
The Hamlet 927-3535 Moonstone Gardens, Highway 1, Cambria
Haven Wine Bistro 6155 El Camino Real, Atascadero
Inn at Morro Bay 772-5651 60 State Park Road, Morro Bay
Las Cambritas 927-0175 2336 Main Street, Cambria
Morro Bay Coffee Company 772-8880 948 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay
Mozzi’s Saloon 927-4767 2262 Main Street, Cambria
Camozzi’s Saloon 466-1880 5855 El Camino Real, Atascadero
Old Cayucos Tavern 995-3209 130 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos
Otter Rock Cafe 772-1420 885 Embarcadero, Morro Bay
Rock Espresso Bar 772-3411 275 Morro Bay Blvd, Morro Bay
Rogue Wave Cafe 995-1968 72 South Ocean Ave., Cayucos
Rose’s Landing 772-4441 725 Embarcadero, Morro Bay
San Simeon Beach Bar and Grill 927-4604 9520 Castillo Drive, San Simeon
Sea Pines Golf Resort 528-2333 1945 Solano Street, Los Osos
Sweet Springs Saloon 528-3764 990 Los Osos Valley Road, Los Osos
Sylvester’s Burgers 466-7591 6455 El Camino Real, Atascadero
Windows on the Water 772-0677 699 Embarcadero, Suite 7, Morro Bay
Red Barn Concerts 528-4530 2180 Paradise Ave., Los Osos
Paradise Rd, Santa Barbara Phone: (805) 967-3254
Clautiere Vineyards in Paso Robles 237-3789
Cold Spring Tavern – SB (805) 967 0066
The Wildflower Triathlons Festival
Pismo Beach Clam Festival
Faultline Music, Paso Robles We are looking for artists/bands for this summer’s concert series in our upstairs lounge. Faultline Music is located in Paso Robles, CA off the 101 smack dab between LA and SF … Let us know your travel dates and hopefully we can work something out – keep in mind we are a guitar shop, not a traditional venue. The lounge is setup with PA and pro level backline is available.

Faultline Music