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Event Details

The Concert:

Enjoy the Cali Tex Mex Rock'n Blues music of Rio Salinas with Louie Ortega & Friends with Concert Proceeds benefiting the Veterans Express Shuttle operations. Tickets: Adults $15. Taco Plate Meal & Admission: $25. Reserved Tables for 6: $200. Taco Plate Meals & Beverages avail. for purchase. All proceeds benefit Veterans Express Shuttle service.

Rio Salinas Band:

Concerts guest will enjoy the Cali Tex Mex Rock'n Blues music of Rio Salinas with Louie Ortega & Friends with Concert Proceeds benefiting the Veterans Express Shuttle operations. Rio Salinas features the music of Louie Ortega, Randy Pybas, Rob Espinosa and Dean Giles along with special guest artists (TBA). Concert guests are encouraged to put on their dancing shoes and enjoy themselves as they support this great community service for local SLO County Veterans with 100% of concert proceeds benefitting the Veterans Express Shuttle, operated by Ride-On Transportation of San Luis Obispo.

About Veterans Express Shuttle:

Ride-On is proud to offer transportation for veterans in San Luis Obispo County from their homes to local veteran's clinics. This Veterans Express Shuttle service provides veterans with disabilities, or veterans who have no means of transportation, door-to-door service to the San Luis Obispo or Santa Maria veterans' clinics. The Veterans Express Shuttle service also provides Door-To-Door service from a Veterans home directly to their Physicians, Vision Dr. and/or Dentist!!

The cost, $3.00 each way, is subsidized by contributions from the community and Ride-On. Rides are limited to once a month due to current funding levels. Call (805) 541-8747 to make reservations for rides, 2 to 3 days before your appointment.


  • General Admission: $15.
  • Veterans $10.
  • Children 12 & Under - Free w/ Adult Ticket
  • Admission & Taco Plate Meal: $25.
  • Reserved VIP Table for 6: $200. (includes Taco Plate Meal for 6)

American Legion Post 432 - Cambria, California:

The American Legion Family, this nation's largest organization dedicated to supporting veterans of the armed services of the United States of America! If you meet the eligibility requirements for membership in The American Legion, we'd love to have you join our ranks! Thank you American Legion Post 432 for their generous sponsorship of the 2018 Veterans Benefit Concert. 

American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 432, Cambria:

Membership consists of women whose sons, husbands, fathers, grandfathers, daughters, mothers and grandmothers have served in the military during war time.  We work together in supporting the aims and goals of the American Legion and numerous charitable and cause worthy organizations by conducting various fundraising campaigns and special events.

Festival After Dark:

Festival presents unique community benefits concerts and events, along with integrated marketing services, that "Shine the Light on Community Good". Festival After Dark has presented the Veterans Benefit Concert since its inception and look forward to another great benefit concert event!

SLO TALK Podcasting Studio:

Located in Atascadero, California just off Highway 101 at 8838 Morro Road, Suite C, SLO Talk Podcasting Studio offering a beautiful, acoustically-treated space, specializing in recording podcasts, books on tape and music demos.

Venue Information

Veterans Memorial Building
1000 Main Street
Cambria, CA 93428
(805) 927-6220
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Organizer Information


3620 Sacramento Drive
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
(805) 541-8751

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Bob Armstrong
(805) 541-8747
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Christy Mata
(805) 541-8751
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James Davis
(805) 234-5056