Live Oak Music Festival 2024 – First Headliners Announced

36th Annual Live Oak Music Festival Announces First Headliners (Courtesy of Molly Tuttle)

36th Annual Live Oak Music Festival Announces First Headliners

Grammy-Winning Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway to Headline June 14, 2024


Prepare for a musical extravaganza as the 36th annual Live Oak Music Festival gears up to take center stage at El Chorro Regional Park in San Luis Obispo from June 14th to June 16th, 2024. KCBX, the event’s organizer, has announced an exciting initial lineup of performers, including two headliners so far: the Grammy Award-winning progressive bluegrass band Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway on Friday, June 14; and Americana singer-songwriter John Craigie with The Coffis Brothers on Sunday, June 16. Tickets for the festival are available for purchase at early bird prices through March 15.


Returning to its traditional spot on Father’s Day Weekend, Live Oak 2024 promises an unforgettable experience for music enthusiasts of all ages. “Live Oak 2024 marks a triumphant return to our cherished Father’s Day Weekend slot,” remarked KCBX General Manager Frank Lanzone. “It’s a tradition we’re thrilled to uphold, offering three days of exceptional music and festivities.”


The festival, a cornerstone of summer entertainment in San Luis Obispo County, serves as a fundraiser for KCBX Public Radio. Showcasing a diverse range of musical genres, including funk, bluegrass, soul, folk, jazz, Americana, world music and more, Live Oak Music Festival has something for every taste.


With 20 stellar acts confirmed and more to come, attendees can look forward to captivating performances from renowned artists Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway (bluegrass and Americana), John Craigie (humorous storytelling, serious folk), The Soul Rebels (New Orleans brass band), Moon Hooch (cave music), Trish Toledo (Latin soul), Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band (country blues punk), Young Dubliners (Irish rock), Jesse Dayton (outlaw country, blues and rockabilly), Las Cafeteras (Afro-Mexican Americana futurism), Miko Marks (country, soul, blues and gospel), Hot Buttered Rum (jamgrass and Americana), Melissa Carper (rootsy, soulful Americana), Eagle Rock Gospel Singers (rockin’ folky bluesy gospelgrass), Sure Fire Soul Ensemble (Afro-funk and soul-jazz), TK & the Holy Know-Nothings (psychedelic doom boogie), The Coffis Brothers (roots rock and Americana), Los Tranquilos (Latin soul and psychedelia), Madeline Hawthorne (roots country, rock and soul), Jessi Carr (indie folky jazz), and Azere Wilson (bluesy roots Americana).


Beyond the music, Live Oak Music Festival offers a vibrant atmosphere filled with delectable local cuisine, refreshing beverages, and engaging activities for all ages. From talent shows to games and jamming workshops to wine tasting, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

36th Annual Live Oak Music Festival Announces First Headliners (Courtesy of Cavan Photo)

Tickets are now on sale, offering options for full festival access with camping privileges or single-day passes. For those eager to kick off the festivities early, Thursday entry with camping is available for a nominal fee with the purchase of a full festival ticket. Secure your spot at the hottest musical event of the summer by visiting the festival’s website (, where you can also find the full lineup of activities, campground maps, performer information, volunteer opportunities, and more.


Don’t miss out on the excitement as Live Oak Music Festival returns to captivate audiences and create lasting memories in the heart of San Luis Obispo County.


About Live Oak Music Festival: The Live Oak Music Festival is a 3-day festival held each year in mid-June. The festival is a major fundraiser for KCBX Public Radio, an NPR network station, which broadcasts from San Luis Obispo, CA. Over 500 volunteers work together to create a unique atmosphere of music, art and family fun.


About KCBX: KCBX is a non-commercial public radio station that serves an average weekly audience of over 35,000 listeners in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and south Monterey Counties. The station broadcasts local and national information programming, NPR Network shows, and an eclectic music format with genres ranging from jazz and indie rock to Americana, soul and world music. Nearly 90 percent of the financial support for KCBX comes from individual listeners/subscribers, local corporate underwriters and proceeds from the Live Oak Music Festival. KCBX FM broadcasts on 90.1 in San Luis Obispo, 91.1 in Cayucos, 95.1 in Lompoc, 91.7 from Paso Robles to Salinas, and 90.9 in Santa Ynez, Goleta, Avila Beach and Cambria. KCBX streams online at

_An Edhat Reader

Written by _An Edhat Reader

Santa Maria Kids Hold “Supply Drive” for Adopt-a-Room Campaign to Help Homeless Individuals Moving into Hope Village Interim Housing

Make Your Nominations for the Explore Ecology Awards