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Sunday Sessions

The BSR has over 500 members and some 300 of them attend the club's live jazz sessions at the Pismo Beach Veteran's Memorial Building on one Sunday a month, from 11:00 am until 4:30 pm. These events are generally held on the last Sunday of the month, but there are exceptions. Check the Event Calendar for exact dates.

The Pismo Beach Veteran's Memorial Building is located at 780 Bello Street. Click here to see a map of the location. Click here to go to Google Maps at this location.

At our Sunday Sessions we host a guest Jazz Band to come and perform for our members. The guest bands are often World Class and come from throughout the State, from San Diego to San Francisco. The guest band will play two sets, 1¼ hours each, starting at 1:00 pm. In between those two sets a local band will play a 45-minute set (we call this our "intermission band"). There is also an opening two-hour jam session from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm where local musicians, including youth, can play together on stage and learn the ebb and flow of Traditional Jazz music.

Admission to the Sunday Sessions is only $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members. Where else can you get almost six hours of non-stop music for that price? Food and drinks are served for very reasonable prices during the session to keep the members fortified. Dancing and carousing is encouraged! You might even see an impromptu New-Orleans style parasol parade! There is also a Monster Raffle of jazz tapes, CDs, wine, and tickets to the Jubilee.

Here is the full schedule for our Sunday Sessions

  • 11:00 am to 1:00 pm - Jam Session
  • 1:00 to 2:15 pm - Guest band, first set
  • 2:15 to 3:15 pm - Intermission band and raffle
  • 3:15 to 4:30 pm - Guest band, second set

In addition to all of this, we have two events throughout the year that are not held at the Veteran's Hall. In October, we host "Jubilee By the Sea," the largest and most popular Traditional Jazz Festival on the Central Coast. And, in April we host our annual BBQ Picnic for club members, at a park or a member's home or ranch.

Join our club! Our dues are only $25.00 for a single membership, $40.00 per year for a couple or $50.00 for a family. Student memberships are only $20.00 per year! Click here to download a membership application.

Let the Good Times Roll!

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