Stone Soup Music Festival – August 27-28, 2022

Save the Date

Mark your calendars for  August 27-28, 2022 when the Stone Soup Music Festival takes over the Ramona Garden Park (933 Ramona Ave) and surrounding streets in Grover Beach.

The Music

With two stages, there is always music from 10am-10pm on Saturday and 11am-5pm on Sunday! True to the Stone Soup theme, there is a variety of music representing many genres and cultures.  Something for everyone.  Bring a lawn chair, your dancing shoes, and enjoy some wonderful music. We’re thrilled to announce this year’s music line up!  You can view the list of bands with links to their website/information here. Please see the below schedule for show times.

Food and Street Fair

Shop from an eclectic group of vendors!  From local crafts to world treasures, and food from around the World, Stone Soup has something for everyone. The 2022 Vendor Application is now available.  Spaces are limited and we only accept one vendor per type of food or goods.  Sign up today to secure your spot!

Activities and Fun for the Whole Family!

The Stone Soup Festival is about so much more than music! We also have a Kidz Zone with bounce houses, activities, and games and this year we may have one or two games for adults too. Sunday morning we host our infamous Mardi Paws parade where anyone can sign up to participate in the parade and doggie costume contest! We award prizes for originality, most colorful, best look-a-like (with owner), and best of show. There is a lot of wonderful food to buy and vendor booths with a variety of wares and services to visit.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We have some exciting sponsorship opportunities surrounding this event! You can choose to sponsor the entire event, a stage, a band, or the Beer Truck. Perks include attendance at the VIP party Saturday night before headliner concert, banner space on the stage or stages, marketing recognition on flyers, social media, and printed materials, free drink tickets and Stone Soup apparel, and more! Event and Stage Sponsors will even receive a complimentary booth at the festival which can be donated to a non-profit of your choice if you prefer. For more information on sponsorships contact Bronwyn Keith at bronwyn@clarkcenter.org or 805-574-1423.

Stone Soup History

The name “Stone Soup” is taken from an old folk tale about a starving village where a stranger arrives and promises to cook enough soup from a stone to feed the entire population. As he cooks and tastes the soup, he asks each villager to contribute an ingredient for flavor, and the result is a tasty, nourishing soup that feeds them all. The moral is that by everyone pulling together and combining their diverse strengths, much can be accomplished.

The founders of the Grover Beach Stone Soup Music Festival, created the event with this story in mind hoping to provide a venue for a wide variety of local and guest musicians, artists, and food & merchandise vendors to share in their cultural and ethnic diversities. Over the years this festival has remained popular among locals as well as drawing thousands of visitors to our community. With it’s first year kicking off in 1990 this year marks the 31st anniversary, although the 2019 event was cancelled due to the pandemic.

The Clark Center is excited present the event and will be doing so keeping this story in mind.

For more information, contact stonesoup@clarkcenter.org