Second Annual Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival


Benefiting OPTIONS Family of Services

September 12th, 2013 – (Morro Bay, CA)

In celebration of the world-renowned oysters of Morro Bay Oyster Co., the Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival will be held this year Saturday, October 19th at the beautiful setting on the Morro Bay Golf Course from 12 P.M. to 8 P.M.

Early Bird tickets are still available for only $24!

Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival was a huge success last year with over 4000 shuckers and jivers in attendance.  FOX News has selected Central Coast Oyster Festival as #4 out of the top ten Oyster Festivals in the Nation and the largest Oyster Festival on the West Coast.

This year expected attendance will be well over 6000 and the team is ready to treat this large crowd to an experience they will never forget!  Larger venue with outstanding design installations, more oyster vendors and ON SITE PARKING, this event will surpass all expectations for attendees.   The event attendance will be capped, therefore possibility of selling out, advance tickets recommended. The Central Coast Oyster Festival will feature a range of amazing oyster preparations, the best local wines, local brews, exclusive cocktails, and a full lineup of knockout bands to play throughout the day under the most beautiful settings.

With a view of the Morro Bay Oyster Farm as well as the iconic Morro Rock, the Central Coast Oyster Festival will feature oysters from the Morro Bay Oyster Company, widely recognized as one of the greatest suppliers on the West Coast. Dozens of chefs from across the Central Coast will go head-to-head for the ‘Best Oyster of the Central Coast” Chef Award, and the audience will be invited to taste their sumptuous efforts.

In addition to the delectable flavors of fresh Morro Bay oysters, the festival will include special features such as whimsical structures from SpinCycle, a locally based event art installation company who first started at Burning Man creating beautiful designs and unique environments within the festival. SpinCycle will be working alongside Bamboo DNA and The Do LaB, both companies prominently showcased at such high-profile gatherings as the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival & Lightning in a Bottle they strive to bring their visions to life with natural materials, found objects and sustainable resources, both a perfect fit for the vision of this one of a kind, creative Central Coast Festival.

Come out this year to this amazing full day music festival with Forrest Day, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister, Diego’s Umbrella, Vokab Kompany, TROPO and the headlining Smallpools!
A Line up you don’t want to miss!

New to this year will be a food stage in addition to the full day music festival stage, where chefs and wineries will entertain your palette.  The Aphrodisiac Lounge will also be back bringing you the most delectable raw oyster bar, sparkling wine, chocolates and cheeses.

Included in this weekend of events will be an exclusive Abalone Dinner w/ Star Chef Bradley Ogden and a Foodie mini Golf Tournament.  For more info on these weekend activities, refer to the website at


This event continues to benefit OPTIONS Family of Services, a nonprofit organization serving the disabled or persons with developmental disabilities and persons with a traumatic brain injury (TBI). OPTIONS provides a wide array of flexible programs that are customized for each individual they serve, with community accessibility emphasized at every level. Services include residential living supported living, rehabilitation therapy, day programming and vocational training.

Jacqueline Delaney
Central Coast Oyster & Music Festival October 19, 2013 | Owner/Producer |

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