Imagine a place where there are vivid greens, mellow songs floating through the air, tasty treats, thirst-quenching beverages, and the beautiful ocean in sight.
Don’t worry; you don’t have to be dreaming to reach a place like this. This is simply the sight Rossi Enterprises introduced as “Sundays on the Green” at Avila Beach Golf Resort for the very first time on Oct. 7.
Anne Giapapas, “The Fun-Raiser,” described the event as a “Sunday Funday”: an ideal place to relax with good friends, enjoy hors d’oeuvres and watch some great bands play.
“You can enjoy all the festivities right there on the green and you can do this while overlooking the water,” Giapapas said. “It is a great family event and it’s even better because it is free.”
The event surrounds the putting green from 2 to 5 p.m. Sundays. So far the event has featured bands such as Siko and the Damon Castillo Band.
San Luis Obispo-based band Siko consists of Ephraim Sommers, Pakes, Trevor Jones and Wyatt Lund. With influences such as 311, Alice in Chains and the Beastie Boys, The Siko Boys’ newest album, “LEGSAROUND,” is available in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles.
The Damon Castillo Band is also based out of San Luis Obispo. All five members hail from the Golden State and together have created a sound that is uniquely California-rock-funk-and-soul.
Currently, the band is recording their next album with Grammy award-winning music producer Ross Hogarth. Their first EP, “Revolving Door,” was a success Castillo described as “a more distilled version of their band sound, autobiographical and a statement among this day of manufactured music.”
If you missed your chance to see them at “Music on the Green” this summer, the Damon Castillo Band will begin a nationwide tour coinciding with the release of their new album in the fall.
Next up are the Sugar Daddy Swing Kings on Oct. 21. Other include the JD Project on Nov. 4 and The Bangin’ 58’s on Nov. 11.
The Sugar Daddy Swing Kings started their music career by playing Thursday nights at Mother’s Tavern in 1997. They keep this tradition alive by continuing to play at Mother’s Tavern every fourth Sunday of the month.
They are inspired by such greats as Cab Calloway, Louis Prima and Louis Jordan.
Another local band is the JD Project. With a variety of musical influences from all over the world, the JD Project is comprised of former members from San Luis Obispo’s national touring bands Itchy McGuirk and Resination.
These veteran band members have traveled throughout the United States, opening for performers such as Blues Traveler, Damien and Julian Marley and General Public.
The last performance will be given by San Luis Obispo’s very own Bangin’ 58’s. They are a rockin’ western swing-abilly band and they play Wednesday nights at Mother’s Tavern, with shows at 9 and 11 p.m.
To see these bands perform live and to grab your chance to enjoy Sundays on the Green at Avila Beach Golf Resort, call 595-4000 (extension 503) for more information.
“Sunday Funday is a really laid-back experience,” Giapapas said. “I would recommend it to anyone. It is the perfect way to end your week.