After a fun day of exploring Morro Bay, it's time to decide how to spend the evening. Did you know that live music can be found every night of the week in Morro Bay? It's the perfect way to unwind from a busy day of activities, be inspired, and get a sample of local musicians. Night entertainment in Morro Bay never sounded so good!
Food & Music
Good eats, with great tunes along the bay, is the perfect way to finish off the day.
Tognazzini's Dockside Too is a relaxed open-air restaurant directly on the waterfront. Covers of classic songs float on the ocean breeze throughout the day and into the early evening seven day a week; providing ambiance as you enjoy your fresh seafood prepared to order. Feel free to bring along your furry friend to enjoy the music too!
Blue Sky Bistro's outdoor patio is also pet friendly. Grab a table for a late afternoon bite, beautiful views of Morro Rock, and varied music every Saturday from 3-5 pm.
Window's on the Water is not to be missed on Monday nights between 5 and 8 pm. Relax in the bar during Martini Monday with drink specials and delicious eats as local singer-songwriters, guitarists and jazz musicians set the mood.
Wine & Tunes
What wines pair best with local music? Any Central Coast wine of course! Enjoy a glass while enjoying the show.
Morro Bay Wine Seller offers a great selection of regional wines, great views of the bay and an open mic night every Thursday starting at 7 pm. They also have more shows scheduled periodically throughout the week. Click here for their complete list of events.
STAX Wine Bar & Bistro has a varied line up of musicians to accompany your wine tasting on Thursday & Saturday nights. The atmosphere is reminiscent of a casual lounge, and the food menu is a great accompaniment to the music and wine. Look over the complete music schedule here.
Morro Bay also has traditional music venues with high production values and later starting times.
The Siren is a bar and music venue in downtown with live shows throughout the week. And being open until 2 am, it is the perfect place to dance the night away. Free and ticketed shows, covering all genres, national and international acts...check out what shows are coming to town next!
The Libertine Pub is a relaxed setting along the Embarcadero that has shows booked every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday from 7-10 pm. They serve their own unique beers, as well as favorites from around the world, to sip while taking in the show.
Live Entertainment at Festivals
There are lots of opportunities to listen to music outdoors as you explore many of Morro Bay's festivals and events throughout the year.
The Avocado & Margarita Festival is an annual street fair with local specialty food and drink featuring live music all day. Tickets are on sale now.
Morro Bay Harbor Festival's extensive music lineup will keep you bopping along the waterfront all weekend long. Don't miss the new "Sunset Rhythm Kick-off Concert" Friday evening this year! Find out more about the Festival lineup today.
Morro Bay's waterfront and its creatures also provide music to anyone strolling by. Take an evening walk along the Embarcadero or board a sunset cruise and be treated to the sounds of harbor seals relaxing, otters playing, and birds flying overhead.
More than Music
Live entertainment in Morro Bay extends beyond just music. There's also theater productions and movie showings.
By the Sea Productions, Morro Bay's live theater company puts on a variety of theater productions three evenings a week. This season they are offering seven distinct shows, check out the schedule here.
The Bay Theater is Morro Bay's movie theater. Take in a world class picture in the historic theater complete with old fashioned marquee. With two showings daily, you'll have your choice of making it an early or a late evening at the cinema.
Looking for some relaxing music to accompany your fresh seafood along the bay, notes to compliment a wine tasting, or music for the sake of nighttime entertainment - Morro Bay has it all. Book your stay today or call the Visitor Center at (805) 225-1633 for more information.
Photo Credit: The Siren