Festival FAQs

Have more questions? Please call our office at (805) 781-3009.​​​​​​​

Festival Mozaic is an annual celebration of music that takes place on California's beautiful Central Coast in San Luis Obispo County. The Festival consists of chamber music concerts, orchestra performances, crossover and popular artists, Notable Encounter dinners and educational events, and free and reduced-price community events including mini-concerts, family concerts, master classes, lectures, and open rehearsals. Festival artists are the best in their field and come to San Luis Obispo from all over the world.

Festival Mozaic presents a two-week series of events each summer, typically at the end of July. The Festival also has "presenting" series during the year that includes chamber performances by Festival artists as well as special guest performers.

Festival Mozaic events take place in various venues throughout San Luis Obispo County, California, ranging from wineries and orchards to churches and state-of-the-art concert halls. 

Now Hear This is a PBS miniseries, presented by Great Performances, hosted by Festival Mozaic's Music Director Scott Yoo. Also one of the show's Executive Producers, Scott Yoo takes audiences on journeys around the world exploring some of the greatest music ever written, while experiencing the food, art and culture of the places he visits. Now Hear This filmed on location at Festival Mozaic in July 2020 and 2021. Click here to learn more about Now Hear This.

Because of the variety of events offered at the Summer Festival, we do not offer a Festival pass. Tickets can be purchased in many different packages offered at various discounts. Regularly priced tickets to single events are also available.

Ticket prices vary depending on the type of event and the venue in which the event takes place.

All Festival tickets are are emailed to you within minutes of completing your order online or over the phone. If you do not receive an email with your tickets, please check your SPAM folder, and if you still need assistance call our office at (805) 781-3009. Tickets should be printed or displayed on your mobile device to be scanned for admittance to the concert. If you do not have an email address, or a printer at home, please give us a call.

Due to limited seating at our venues, we can only reserve seats for pre-paid orders. If you prefer to pay with cash or check, we would be happy to assist you in person at our San Luis Obispo office: 265 South Street, Suite G. Give us a call to check our most current office hours: (805) 781-3009.

Some Festival Mozaic events have reserved seating while others are General Admission (non-reserved). Please refer to your ticket which will either list a specific row and seat number or specify “General Admission."

You may reprint your tickets from your confirmation email at any time or call our office at (805) 781-3009, and we will be able to locate and resend your order. You may also login to your Festival Mozaic patron account and see all of your past orders. Simply click this link and follow the instructions to login to your account. You may also use the "Forgot Password" function to set a new password for your account.

All ticket sales are final and there are no refunds given except in the event of a concert cancellation. Festival Mozaic donors of $250 or more are given free ticket exchanging privileges. If you cannot use a previously purchased ticket, you may elect to donate the tickets back to the Festival and receive a tax deduction for the value of your tickets. Tickets are also transferable, so you may opt to give tickets you are unable to use to a friend or family member.

As always, give the Festival office a call to discuss your options if you are unable to use a previously-purchased ticket.

FREE parking is available in surface lots at a majority of our concert venues except for venues in downtown San Luis Obispo, such as Mission San Luis Obispo and the Fremont Theater. For these venues, we recommend utilizing parking structures on Palm or Chorro Streets, or metered street parking may be available. At outdoor venues, you will be directed to the parking area by parking attendants. In advance of each event, all patrons receive a "Know Before You Go" email that will include any special information about parking specific to that event.

Yes – ADA accessible seats, restrooms, and parking are available at all concerts. Mobility-impaired patrons may be dropped off in front of any venue before parking. Please call our office at (805) 781-3009 if you need assistance with or have questions about purchasing ADA accessible seating.

All concerts begin at the published start time. Late seating will be at the discretion of the concert's House Manager and is usually in between pieces. At most venues, the music will be audible in the lobby.

At most concerts, photography and any kind of audio or video recording is prohibited. If you have a question about this at an event, please ask an usher or staff member.

Students with a valid student ID can receive $5 tickets to most Festival Mozaic events that are not sold out. These are not available for culinary events. Discounted group sales of 15 or more persons are also available. Please call our office at (805) 781-3009 with any questions.

Most Festival concerts are between 2 and 2 ½ hours in length. Midday Mini-Concerts and Notable Encounter Insights are closer to 1 hour in length.

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