Last night (depending on when you are reading this, 10-8-13) we had the chance to go see Steve Martin and Edie Brickell at the Vina Robles Amphitheatre here in Paso Robles…thanks to our friend J-Dog for that, you rock.
If you ever have the chance to check out this facility it is well worth it in my opinion. I think it’s laid out great and I especially like how there are several different types of seating…pub tables, box seat, regular seating down in front, a grassy area for blankets, and I saw some bleachers there as well.
There’s also plenty of spots to get beer or wine along with one or two food spots outside the VIP area. Speaking of the VIP area, it’s pretty bad ass. Again, thanks to our friend we have been able to enjoy that area twice now.
Seeing as how this amphitheater is called the Vina Robles Amphitheatre I understand why they only sell their wines (at least that I saw) but how cool would it be if they offered an additional winery to have their wines there too? Maybe have a winery of the month that can come in for that month and have their wines sold at the concert venue as well. In that case you’d allow 12 other wineries per year be part of that. I think that would be pretty cool…just a thought. Although, maybe there are legality issues with that.
Anyways, this venue is absolutely awesome and the folks that work there are great…go check it out if you haven’t.
As for Steve Martin, Edie Brickell, and the Steep Canyon Rangers…they were off the hook. I didn’t really know if I could sit through an entire concert of a banjo and all that and surprisingly I could have listened longer. Every one of them was outstanding and Steve threw a bunch of his funny, quirky comedy into it between songs. We had a really great time and thank you to Annie’s mom, Karen, for babysitting. I did however feel really old this morning. I’m used to getting to bed by 10pm nowadays knowing Sammy will wake up at 5:30 or 6:00 am…so going to bed at midnight doesn’t work anymore.
So Vina Robles and the Vina Robles Amphitheatre have our stamp of approval, very happy to see a place like this in Paso Robles. Go check ‘em out!! And check out the pics and video below.