Author: Melissa Chavez

Paso Pops Spectacular to Light Up Paso Robles Event Center

Tickets for 4th of July Event Now on Sale Now in its third year, Paso Pops is anticipating the largest gathering yet at its new location, Paso Robles Event Center at 2198 Riverside Ave. in Paso Robles. The patriotic Boston Pops-style annual musical celebration and fireworks show is planned for July 4th. Food, live music, local beer and wine, and family-oriented activities and fireworks are planned for the afternoon-into-evening celebration. Paso Wine Man personality and local musician Casey Biggs will emcee the event. Travel Paso, a 501(c)(6) organization, will be the title sponsor for the event, and Cass Winery and Firestone Walker Brewing Company will return as community sponsors. Food truck vendors will offer selections for purchase and guests may also bring picnic lunches if they prefer. Local beer and wine will also be available for purchase, as no outside alcohol will be permitted. A faithful army of volunteers will again donate their time and effort to attend to logistics. The extravaganza will be headlined by San Luis Obispo Symphony and new conductor Andrew Sewell. The maestro, who hails from New Zealand, served 18 seasons as Music Director for the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra in Madison, Wisconsin, and previously guest-conducted for SLO Symphony at Classics in the Cohan in 2016. As a teen, Sewell’s accomplished playing of violin, cornet and piano helped propel a budding career at age 16. Since...

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WiVi Central Coast 2018 Features Industry Leaders

Nearly 200 wine symposium exhibits expected on March 21 WiVi Central Coast Conference & Tradeshow returns this month to the Paso Robles Event Center on Wednesday, March 21. Considered the premier wine and viticulture symposium and largest south of San Francisco, the event will offer attendees nearly 200 exhibits, educational seminars and networking opportunities for winemakers, grape growers, winery owners and managers. Sponsored by Wine Business Monthly and Rhone Rangers, the one-day seminar will take place at the Paso Robles Event Center at 2198 Riverside Drive in Paso Robles. Among the sessions available in the 45,000 square-foot-space will be...

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Eroica Brings Historic Cycling to Paso Robles

The Beauty of Fatigue and the Thrill of Conquest Sweat, grit and heart. These are what typify the immutable spirit of Eroica, or “heroic” cycling. Now in its fourth year, the Eroica California competitive race will return to Paso Robles on April 14 and 15 at the Paso Robles Event Center. From all over the world, tough and talented cyclists will converge to soak up California’s beautiful Central Coast, a coveted geographical gem that mimics the Mediterranean countryside of Italy and Spain. A fantastic pre-ride dinner by Michelin Star Chef Vincenzo Guarino, premium local wines and beer, live music, and...

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Valentine’s Day Celebrations 2018

Valentine’s Day lands on Wednesday, Feb. 14, leaving plenty of opportunities to celebrate on the preceding weekend. This year’s picks include activities with your sweetheart, friends or family members plus a few that are fun and easy on the pocketbook. Whether you’re sipping champagne in front of the big screen, storming the castle, or even laughing for a good cause, we hope your special day will be a most memorable one! Valentine’s Day Winemaker Dinner Oso Libre Winery 7383 Vineyard Drive, Paso Robles A five-course meal by Chef Jeff Scott will be served in the tasting room from 6...

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The Piccolo Takes Paso Robles Inn an Octave Higher

Martin Resorts has announced that it will launch a major upgrade to its flagship property within their collection of five Central Coast hotels. Construction is underway at Paso Robles Inn to expand its footprint with a lavish addition, which has been named The Piccolo at Paso Robles Inn. The four-story building will feature 23 luxury hotel rooms, plus one luxury suite. The lobby, lounge and library will be sidewalk-accessible at 12th Street as well as a walkway that will visibly connect the new building to the Grand Ballroom, built in 1891. “The Paso Robles Inn has a rich a...

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