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 available in early 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, send an email to StoneSoup@clarkcenter.org with information about your group.
FOOD & STREET FAIR
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.
Vendor applications for the 2024 festival will be posted here in early in the year.
ACTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES
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 Annual Mardi Paws Dog Parade with prizes for top dogs.
TOUR STONE SOUP
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 805-574-1423.
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.