Summer Festival: Fringe Series



Crossover to the fringe side with artists who bring the rigor and precision of their classical training into innovative popular, experimental, jazz, and contemporary musical performances.  The Fringe series always has something for everyone with traditional chamber music ensembles performing original compositions and arrangements of popular music, ensembles performing music of different cultures, or contemporary ensembles putting their own twist on classical favorites.


The 2017 Summer Festival has concluced.  Check back to this page for details regarding the 2018 Fringe Series as they become available.



The 2017 Fringe Series is generously sponsored by



July 21 | Clark Center, Arroyo Grande

July 23 | See Canyon Fruit Ranch, Avila Beach

July 28 | Fremont Theatre, San Luis Obispo



To learn more about the 2017 Summer Fringe Series, flip through our Summer Festival brochure.



Recent highlights of the Fringe series include:


  • PROJECT Trio at See Canyon Fruit Ranch (July 17, 2016).


  • The Other Mozart, a one-woman theatrical production, at Cuesta College (July 21, 2016).


  • Colcannon (Celtic ensemble) performing a children's concert at the Monday Club and a traditional concert at the Clark Center (July 19, 2015).


  • Classical Musicians Doing Un-Classical Things - Festival musicians perform in contemporary ensembles (July 18, 2014).