Annual Event Features Live Music, Family-Friendly Activities and Fireworks!

March 28, 2019 (Paso Robles, Calif.) -- Paso Pops, the annual Paderewski Festival-sponsored patriotic concert and Independence Day celebration in Paso Robles combining wine, beer, food, family-friendly activities, live music, and fireworks, will be held on Thursday, July 4. The event comes back to the Main Stage at the Paso Robles Event Center following a very successful debut there last year. Tickets go on sale April 1.

Festival organizers are excited to announce returning title sponsor Travel Paso, the 501c6 organization dedicated to promoting tourism to Paso Robles, and returning sponsors Cass Winery, and Firestone Walker Brewing Company. These community sponsors, along with a team of dedicated volunteers, are the foundation for the annual event that will be back for a fourth year.  

The program for the Independence Day show is under development but will continue the popular patriotic theme of the last four years, headlined by the San Luis Obispo Symphony and its conductor Andrew Sewell.  Paso Wineman Casey Biggs will be back to emcee Paso Pops. Additional features include a walk-around wine tasting, carnival rides for small children to enjoy before the show, along with shade and wind protection at the Paso Robles Event Center. 

Food for purchase, much more this year, again will be available but guests may also bring picnics.  Wine and beer will be available for purchase; no outside alcohol will be permitted.

“We’re thrilled to be able to offer this spectacular event on July 4th – Independence Day,” said event founder Steve Cass.  “Returning to the Paso Robles Event Center with improvements made from the previous year, the live Symphony and fireworks show will be sure to wow Paso Robles. The support over the past four years has been remarkable and underscores the community’s desire for Paso Pops to be an on-going July 4th event.”

Tickets range again from $30 for General Admission in the Event Center’s bleacher seats (no blankets or chairs needed) to $2,500 for sponsored President tables that include wine tasting, gourmet buffet, wine, and beer and VIP parking. Vice President tables at $750 include wine tasting and reserve parking.  Discounts will again be provided to active and retired military with ID, students with ID and seniors over 60.  Up to two children 12 and under are free with paid adult General Admission. In addition, multi table buyers will get additional discounts.

Net proceeds from Paso Pops will benefit Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition and the Youth Cultural Exchange Program. 

To sponsor Paso Pops, contact Steve Cass at or 805 239-0873.  Additional Paso Pops information is available at Information about Ignacy Jan Paderewski and the non-profit Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles can be found on the website