Formerly known as Beaverstock, Whale Rock 2017 was the 5th annual Music and Arts festival orchestrated in September by the Udsen family of Castoro Cellars, and set an all-time attendance record with more than 4,000 attendees.

As a festival tradition, a donation in amount of $24,268 was given to the Templeton Instrumental Music Booster’s Association (TIMBA). The Udsen family happily presented a check to Templeton High School band director David Landers on Tuesday Dec. 12, 2017.

As dedicated supporters of the local community and longtime lovers of music and arts, the Udsen’s have given a portion of festival proceeds to a local charity every year — a total exceeding $70,000 — including Templeton Education Foundation and MUST! Charities.

TIMBA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit parent volunteer organization that supports THS musicians.

Along with 16 bands on two stages, collections by local artists, all-ages yoga, kid crafts and games, Castoro Cellars wines, local craft beers, ciders and food trucks the festival is a family-friendly environment.

Whale Rock 2018 is set for Sept. 15 & 16, 2018. Castoro Cellars is located at 1315 North Bethel Road, Templeton, CA 93465. For more info, call 805-238-0725 or visit Castoro Cellars or Whale Rock Music and Arts Festival website.