Broadway by the Sea

Here in Pismo Beach we love to celebrate summer. We also love to celebrate our local musical talent.

Join the Pismo Beach community as they warmly invite you to partake in one of the most inspiring alfresco concerts this August 16 featuring the talent of Opera San Luis Obispo (OperaSLO).

Photo: OperaSLO

Photo: OperaSLO

OperaSLO is San Luis Obispo County’s sole professional opera company. The company’s first performance took place at Linnaea’s Cafe in downtown San Luis Obispo on June 4, 1985. Linnaea’s is still a local favorite, dedicated to good coffee, outstanding music, intriguing poetry and remarkable art. OperaSLO has continued to grow to become San Luis Obispo County’s “voice of opera” through a variety of productions including both familiar and new compositions.

OperaSLO’s mission is a “[commitment] to enhancing cultural life by producing excellent performances that entertain and inspire [their] audience” and Broadway by the Sea will be one of those performances.

Hosted as a benefit for OperaSLO, Broadway by the Sea will be an incredible afternoon of Broadway favorites, accompanied by miraculous ocean views from Pismo Beach’s own gorgeous seaside home, the historic Chapman Estate. This exquisite property is one of Pismo Beach’s most exclusive locations. The 1.5 acre estate was bequeathed to the city of Pismo Beach by Clifford Chapman who passed away in June of 2012. The City Council unanimously voted to accept the property in December 2013 and on December 31st the estate valued at nearly $17 million became city property.

Built in the 1930s and bought by Chapman in 1963, the estate (and the generous man who owned it) often opened its gates for fundraising opportunities for local charities and art organizations. The city plans to continue those events while eventually providing the public access to visit the iconic home, which includes many pieces of artwork and sculptures from Chapman’s personal collection.

The City of Pismo Beach wishes to respect Chapman’s desires to let the city and its guests enjoy the property while preserving its good condition. It will truly be a treasure to Pismo Beach for years to come.

Broadway by the Sea will be the first of only four events that will be held at the Chapman Estate over the next year. Don’t miss your chance to take in one of Pismo Beach’s greatest beauties while delighting in fine art and music.

Before the concert, guests are invited to picnic with friends, peruse the silent auction, bid on their favorite items, observe plein air painters or simply stroll the ground’s gardens.

Broadway by the Sea Details

Concert begins August 16 at 2:00pm

Gates open at 1:00pm

Choose from Concert Seating ($45), Table Seating ($60) or Table of Eight ($480)

Purchase Tickets at

SeaCrest for Your After Concert Getaway

Continue your evening at SeaCrest OceanFront Hotel, Pismo Beach. Whether you are looking to enjoy a glass of wine and a pristine sunset from your own private balcony or wishing to relax in an ocean view outdoor hot tub, SeaCrest is here to make your desires a reality.

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