Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival 2018 Lineup Announced
The Udsen Family Donates Event Proceeds Each Year to Local, Education-Based Non-Profit Organizations
By: Castoro Cellars Winery
ALOE BLACC is an American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, actor, businessman and philanthropist. Three years after the release of his solo debut Shine Through, Blacc began work on the record that would change his life and career: Good Things, an album certified gold in the UK, France, Germany, and Australia, among other countries. Along with "I Need a Dollar" (the platinum-selling single that was selected as the theme song to HBO's How To Make it In America), Good Things included the singles "Loving You Is Killing Me" and "Green Lights." With "Wake Me Up" having sold more than 2,867,000 copies in the U.S., Blacc notes that one of his main ambitions is to use his surging popularity to affect social change while continuing to infuse his music with a mindful positivity.
Boston's LAKE STREET DIVE are a fascinating blend of influences and complexity: jazz at heart, with an alternative D.I.Y. sensibility and a passion for classic rock and garage aesthetics. The band, comprised of singer Rachael Price, drummer Mike Calabrese, bassist Bridget Kearney, and trumpet-playing guitarist Mike "McDuck" Olson, first met and formed at Boston's New England Conservatory. The initial idea was to be a kind of free jazz country band, playing country songs in an avant-garde style, but the group's natural pop instincts kicked in, and the final sound the band came up with was a bright, fresh, charming, and exploratory version of jazzy pop/rock, full of hooks and plenty of R&B and soul flavors, with a big dose of the Beatles and British Invasion bands.
In this sixth year, Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival (formerly known as Beaverstock)
Tickets are now on sale at the festival's website. Discounted "Eager Beaver" two-day passes are on sale now for a limited time and are only $80. Once "Eager Beavers" sell out, two-day passes are $100/pp until Sept. 1st, along with $65 single day passes. Starting Sept. 1st prices go up to $75 for a single day and $110 for a two-day pass.
Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival features back-to-back band performances on two stages, a gallery of local artists, all-ages yoga, kid crafts and games, Castoro wines, craft beers, hard ciders, food trucks and more. The Udsen family has gifted event proceeds to local, education-based non-profit organizations each year. Total donated over the first five years exceeds $70,000. The 2018 benefactor is again the Templeton Instrumental Music Boosters Association (TIMBA), a parent volunteer organization dedicated to enhancing the experiences of Templeton High School musicians.
The 2018 Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival will be held September 15-16, amidst Castoro Cellars' Whale Rock Vineyard in Templeton, California. For more information call 805.238.0725 or go to whalerockmusicfestival.com or castorocellars.com.
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Whale Rock Media Contact
Luke Udsen, Castoro Cellars