Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival 2022 Lineup Announcement • Atascadero News


Grace Potter and The Devil Makes Three headline the festival

TEMPLETON — The Udsen Family of Castoro Cellars have announced the lineup for their 2022 Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival. Saturday, September 17 will close with multiple Grammy-nominated Grace Potter and soul singer Allen Stone. Sunday, September 18, will feature California legends The Devil Makes Three with funk guitarist Cory Wong of Vulfpeck.

Grace Potter

Grace Potter/Contributed photo

Described by Spin as “one of the greatest living voices in rock today” and by SF Weekly as “the ensemble”, Grace Potter continues to wow critics and audiences alike with her musical accomplishments and captivating live performances. Heralded as one of today’s top live performers, Grace Potter has performed at every major music festival, from Coachella and Lollapalooza to Bonnaroo and Rock in Rio. His latest album “Daylight” was nominated for two Grammies including Best Rock Album.

the devil makes three

The devil makes three / Contributing photo

The power of words is not lost on longtime American triumvirate The Devil Makes Three – Pete Bernhard, Lucia Turino and Cooper McBean. As long as they remain rooted in the troubadour traditions of wandering folk, delta blues, whiskey-soaked ragtime and reckless rock ‘n’ roll, the band nods to the author’s revolutionary agitation James Baldwin, to the boundless disillusionment of Ernest Hemingway, and the Southern Gothic malaise of Flannery O’Connor.

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In this ninth year, the Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival will once again provide two stellar days of wine love, peace and jamming in the vineyards, in aid of Templeton Music Education. In addition to the headliners, the always eclectic lineup will include Allen Stone (soul/r&b), Cory Wong (Funk), Diggin’ Dirt (soul/funk), Circles Around the Sun (Instrumental Jam), Lindsay Lou (Folk/ Singer -songwriter), Niki J. Crawford (Soul/Funk), Sway Wild (Folk Rock), Aj Lee & Blue Summit (Bluegrass), Dante Marsh & the Vibesetters (soul/funk/good vibes), Hilary Watson ( Americana), The Charities (Soul), Samba Loca (Afro-Brazilian), SLO County Stumblers (Bluegrass) and Jimbo Scott (Americana/folk).

Tickets are on sale now on the festival website, two-day passes are $145/person and one-day passes are $95. Children 4 and under are free and ages 5-12 are only $10.

Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival features back-to-back band performances on two stages, a gallery of local artists, yoga for all ages, crafts and games for kids, Castoro wines, Bethel Rd. spirits, beers crafts, hard ciders, food trucks and more. Each year, the Udsen family has donated proceeds from the event to local non-profit organizations focused on education. Total donations in the first seven years exceed $120,000. The 2022 benefactor is again the Templeton Instrumental Music Boosters Association (TIMBA), a volunteer parent organization dedicated to improving the experiences of musicians at Templeton High School.

The 2022 Whale Rock Music & Arts Festival will be held September 17-18 at Whale Rock Vineyard at Castoro Cellars in Templeton, CA. For more information, visit www.whalerockmusicfestival.com

The Whale Rock team is working in close coordination with local and national authorities and will follow all required COVID-19 health and safety guidelines in place at the time of the festival to provide a safe festival experience.

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