Written by: Lauren Vukicevich
Although I haven’t always been a San Luis Obispo resident, I have been coming to SLO county with my family since I was very young. Some of my earliest memories are of visiting a family friend’s pizza restaurant near the Cayucos pier. I spent many summer days playing on the beach swings, making sandcastles, and watching surfers from the pier. The pier is cherished by locals and travelers alike – it is a special place!
Last November, Cayucos hosted a benefit concert to raise money for preservation of the historic pier, which was condemned by the City of San Luis Obispo. Renovations were expected to cost around $2 million, and while a portion of that money was raised last year, Cayucos needs some more help to save the pier! It is truly a local landmark and could use all the love it can get.
Who doesn’t like listening to live music on the beach? This Saturday, June 21st, there will be another fundraiser for the Cayucos pier featuring awesome music and festivities for the whole family. “Paddle the Pier” will begin at 8:00 AM, where everyone is invited to join in and paddle around the pier on any type of kayak, surfboard, or stand-up paddle board.
The concert will begin at 11:00 AM, with performances by artists like Tom Curren, local band Próxima Parada, and our very own Bucket Busters at 12:30! There will be plenty of delicious food and drinks, so all you need is a picnic blanket to relax and enjoy some free tunes. Not only does this event support a worthy cause, but it will be fun, festive, and full of music. We hope to see you out there!