Stone Soup Music Festival | August 24-25, 2024
Stone Soup Street Stage with band playing and crowd dancing.
Strangelove band playing on stage at Stone Soup.
Contestants lining up for participating in the Mardi Paws parade.
Ramona Garden Park with Kidz Zone.
Vendors lining the streets of the Stone Soup Festival.
Boxes stacked for Rise Against Hunger event.
Crowd watching the bands play in Ramona Garden Park.
Attendees snapping photos at the Stone Soup selfie station.
Vendor booths along the street at the Stone Soup Music Festival.
Crowd dancing and watching the band play at the Stone Soup Music Festival

Festival Details

The Stone Soup Music Festival & Street Fair is a community tradition that has thrived for over 30 years in the city of Grover Beach. Each August, the Clark Center gathers staff, volunteers, sponsors, and donors to cook up great musical artists and showcase local vendors. Follow this page for information about the next festival scheduled for August 24 & 25, 2024.



The festival brings together a variety of music styles on two different stages: Park Stage in Ramona Garden Park and Street Stage on Ramona Ave. Bring a lawn chair, your dancing shoes, and experience two days of wonderful music.

Have a band that wants to perform at the festival? To be considered, complete the submission form linked below.

Stone Soup Band Submission


From local crafts to world treasures and a wide variety of food, beer, wine, and beverage options, the Street Fair brings vendors from across the Central Coast and beyond to the streets surrounding the Festival.

Stone Soup Vendor Application
Stone Soup Street Fair aerial view.


Beyond the music, the weekend will feature family fun for all ages. The Kidz Zone in Ramona Garden Park will have bounce houses and outdoor activities for children. Sunday features the Rise Against Hunger volunteer event, assembling meals for those in need, and the Annual Mardi Paws Dog Parade with prizes for top dogs.



The festival offers several opportunities for sponsorship including the entire event, a stage, band, or the Beer Truck. Perks include 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 also receive a complimentary booth at the festival. For more information on sponsorships contact Bronwyn Keith at or 805-574-1423.

Stone Soup Sponsorship Form
Stone Soup Park Stage with sponsorship banners.


Each year, the Clark Center relies on sponsors, volunteers, staff, vendors, and donors like you to continue a community tradition that has thrived for over 30 years in Grover Beach.

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The festival name traces back to a folk tale about a stranger's arrival in a starving village. The stranger promises to cook enough soup to feed the entire population. As the stranger cooks and tastes the soup, he asks each villager to contribute an ingredient for flavor. The result is a tasty, nourishing soup that feeds everyone. The moral is a reminder that by everyone pulling together and combining diverse strengths, much can be accomplished.

The founders of the Stone Soup Music Festival created the event with this story in mind. For over 30 years, each summer, the community joins together to provide a venue for a wide variety of local and guest musicians, artists, and food & merchandise vendors to celebrate cultural and ethnic diversities. The festival remains popular with locals as well as drawing thousands of visitors to Grover Beach and the surrounding communities.