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Whale Rock Music Festival

Founded by a couple of Paso Robles winemaking pioneers, Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival organically came about by way of Niels and Bimmer Udsen’s longtime commitment to supporting the arts and their local community.

The Udsens established Castoro Cellars in 1983, and together with sons Luke and Max and daughter in law Lauren, threw a rockin’ 30th anniversary party they called Beaverstock in 2013. The event was such a hit that they decided to make it an annual gig, and have been at it ever since. Growing considerably over its first four years, Beaverstock attendance hit a record 4,000 in 2016.

The family changed the name of the festival in 2017, courtesy of the Woodstock folks and their attorneys taking issue with the Beaverstock moniker. Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival was their natural choice, as the event takes place in the Udsen’s Whale Rock Vineyard. No matter the name, the spirit, format, and soul of the original event lives on.

Proceeds from the inaugural fest were donated to MUST! Charities, a local non-profit that supports under privileged children in the local community. The family has continued that benevolent tradition each year, donating proceeds to both the Templeton Education Foundation and the Templeton High School Band. The Udsens are proud to say that contributions to date total more than $70,000!

Music – Yoga – Art & Crafts

WHALE ROCK MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL IS 100% KID FRIENDLY! (12 & UNDER FREE)

**WARNING…YOUR KIDS MIGHT HAVE MORE FUN THAN YOU**

Dedicated “Kit’s Corner” Kids Area  |  Face Painting  |  Musical Petting Zoo  |  Games  |  Tye Dye and much more!

2019 SCHEDULE

  • SATURDAY 9/14 MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE TIMES:
    •  1:00pm Whale Rock Allstars
    •  2:30pm Ben Morrison (of the brothers comatose)
    •  4:15pm Lawrence
    •  6:00pm Xavier Rudd
    •  8:00pm Toots & the Maytals
  • SUNDAY 9/15 MAIN STAGE PERFORMANCE TIMES: 
    •  1:00pm Próxima Parada
    •  2:30pm T Sisters
    •  4:15pm The Lil Smokies
    •  6:00pm The California Honeydrops
    •  8:00pm Beats Antique
  • SATURDAY 9/14 STOMPING GROUNDS STAGE:
    • 12:00 – 1:00 – Dante Marsh
    • 2:00 – 2:30 – Joe Craven & the Sometimers
    • 3:45 – 4:15 – Swatkins & the Positive Agenda
    • 5:30 – 6:00- Swatkins & the Positive Agenda
    • 7:30 – 8:00 – Ben Morrison (of the brothers comatose)
  • SUNDAY 9/15 STOMPING GROUNDS STAGE:
    • 12:00 – 1:00 – Carolyn Sills Combo
    • 2:00 – 2:30 – Joe Craven & the Sometimers
    • 3:45 – 4:15 – Brass Mash
    • 5:30 – 6:00- T Sisters
    • 7:30 – 8:00 – Samba Loca
  • SATURDAY YOGA CLASSES:
    • 12:30 – 1:00 PM Align Your Spine with Marin Smith
    • 1:30 – 2:00 PM Sound Bath Bliss with Lauren Udsen
    • 2:30 – 3:00 PM Kids Bliss Yoga with Bridget Salisbury
    • 3:30 – 4:00 PM Chakra Alignment with Matt Black
    • 4:00 – 4:30 PM Synergy Partner with Lindsey Woodward
    • 4:45 – 5:15 PM Festy Flow with KJ
    • 5:30 – 6:00PM Ignite the Groove with Shawna Marie
  • SUNDAY YOGA CLASSES
    • 12:30 – 1:00 PM Solar Flow with Lauren Shannon
    • 1:30 – 2:00 PM Harmony Flow with Jennifer Lovas
    • 2:30 – 3:00 PM Family Yoga with Vanessa Orr
    • 3:30 – 4:00 PM Blissful Balance with Claire Jacobs
    • 4:00 – 4:30 PM Acro Jam with Trevor Dieterle
    • 4:45 – 5:15PM Ashtanga with Khristine Jones
    • 5:30 – 6:00 PM Yin Yoga with Nan Cole