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Carolina Story, Hilary & Kate will perform at Tent City After Dark concert 

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Tent City after dark.

Tickets on sale now

–Nashville recording artist Carolina Story and San Luis Obispo-based Hilary & Kate will be the featured bands at the annual Tent City After Dark on Friday, Oct. 5 from 4:30 to 10 p.m.

The fundraiser for Colony Days will be bigger and better than ever with more bands, food trucks, local wine and beer and a five-pound burger eating contest sponsored by Sylvester’s Burgers. The event will happen inside historic Tent City, which will be set up in Sunken Gardens along El Camino Real.

Carolina Story tent city atascadero

Carolina Story.

“Tent City After Dark is an amazing combination of good music and an incredible setting,” Colony Days chairwoman Karen McNamara said. “Once the sun sets, the tents and hanging lanterns glow as they did in the original Tent City.”

The event has historically been held the Saturday evening of the Colony Days celebration for event goers to experience historic Tent City once the sun went down. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with food trucks and beer and wine and continue well into the night. The main music event will begin at 6 p.m., although there will be musicians and other events happening beforehand.

“It is truly something that can only be experienced at our event,” McNamara said. “There will be lots of food and drink vendors, plenty of room to dance to a high-quality concert and a moderate late summer evening. We believe the move to Friday night will bring a stellar kick-off of the celebration of our community.”

Hillary and kate san luis obispo

Hillary and Kate.

This year, Tent City After Dark will kickoff the Colony Days weekend giving a preview of the tents along with live folk and country music with the backdrop of the illuminated historic city hall. Advance tickets are $35 each and include one beverage. Tickets purchased at the event are $40 each. VIP sponsorship tables of eight are $500 and include one drink per person, a platter of tacos for the table and personal table service for the entire evening. Tickets are on sale now at

“I can’t wait to see this event grow into one of our community’s premiere evenings of entertainment,” Tent City After Dark committee member Candice Hubbard said. “Tent City After Dark will bring our community together to celebrate the history of Atascadero in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.”

For those attending the home football game that night, admission after 8 p.m. will be $10 per person with a hand stamp from the football game.


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