Blues, Rock, Bluegrass, & Jewish Soul at Atascadero Lake Park: Free Family Concert featuring Dirty Cello

Dirty Cello to play at the Atascadero Lake Park Sunday, Oct. 14, from 12 to 4 p.m.

On Sunday, Oct. 14, the popular blues and bluegrass band, Dirty Cello, will return to North County, performing at Atascadero Lake Park, for an afternoon of Blues, Rock, Bluegrass & Jewish Soul music.
From China to Italy, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!
“The band plays every style imaginable, and does some fantastic covers. But what is most spectacular about them is hearing the depth of soul in Roudman’s playing--it goes beyond what most people would expect from the cello. She plays it with so much heart, you’ll wonder why more bands don’t have a cellist.” Good Times Santa Cruz
In addition to the music, which begins at 1:30, the afternoon will feature an Up Close Animal Encounter from Charles Paddock Zoo and a face painting booth. There is also a new playground at Atascadero Lake Park to enjoy. Arrive early. Activities start at noon. This is a family friendly event, where you can celebrate a beautiful October afternoon in the park and connect to our area Jewish community. Bring blankets, chairs, and a picnic. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase from Zen Dogs, Central Coast Cafe, Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream, and Paradise Shave Ice.
The event is a collaboration between the Jewish Community Center-Federation of San Luis Obispo and Atascadero’s Congregation Ohr Tzafon.  It is made possible by the organizations’ generous members and sponsors with the intent of celebrating diverse traditions in SLO County.
For more information visit the JCC-Federation website at or call 805-426-5465 or the Congregation Ohr Tzafon website at


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