"Serving Up Swank"
Santa Maria has several selections for regular live entertainment whether it’s a DJ or a rock band. The Historic Santa Maria Inn has changed its outlook concerning its live music as of late, moving away from the DJ nightclub scene and aiming more for classic jazz, blues, and rock ensembles.
The Tap Room entertainment includes several local ensembles that are more than comfortable with jazz repertoire as well as blues and classic rock. Set to perform every Friday night is Mezcal. Led by Carlos Rodriguez, a guitarist well versed in several genres of music, Mezcal serves up rock, blues, and Latin rock and jazz.
“He is up-and-coming and new to the area,” said Thomas Munoz, food and beverage manager for the Santa Maria Inn, “He has a fresh look on music. He is playing jazz, blues, and classic rock. He really plays to the crowd.”