Wine Festival and Concerts

Enjoy wine in Templeton Park in May and June
There will be two opportunities to taste local wine in Templeton Community Park this summer. The first is the sixth annual Templeton Wine Festival, which will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 1 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $35 when purchased by Friday, May 4 at noon and $45 at the door, beginning at noon on Saturday, May 5.
The ticket price includes unlimited wine tasting, souvenir stemless wine glass, live music from Ricky Montijo and the Mojitos, and food sampling. Non-drinking attendees (including children) are $20 each. For more information, go to
The second is the 15th annual Pinot and Paella Festival, which will be held on Sunday, June 3 from to 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets to this annual event are $75 each and sellout early. Proceeds from this event go to local youth performing arts programs. For more information, go to
SLOFolks Concert: Hanneke Cassel Trio
SLOFolks will present Hanneke Cassel Trio at Castoro Cellars on Saturday, May 5. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. For more information, go to
May After Five Mixer
The Templeton Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly After Five Mixer on Thursday, May 24 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at The Wellness Kitchen/Pacific Premier Bank, 1255 Las Tablas Road, Templeton. For more information, contact Gail Kudlac at 805-434-1789 or
SLOFolks Concert: Crary Evans Barnick
SLOFolks will present Crary Evans Barnick at Castoro Cellars on Friday, June 1. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 each. For more information, go to
Concerts in the Park
Templeton’s summer Concerts in the Park series kicks off on June 6 and runs every Wednesday through Aug. 22. The concerts are held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Templeton Community Park. Local food vendors will be set up during the concerts, though attendees may bring their own picnics and beverages, including alcohol, along with low-back chairs, blankets and small tables. No dogs and no smoking are allowed during the concert. While alcohol is allowed in the park, no glass is preferred for the safety of everyone in attendance. For more information, call 805-434-4909.
2018 lineup:
June 6: The Mother Corn Shuckers (Americana, Central Coast Beergrass)
June 13: Brass Mash (Brass Band/Rock/Pop)
June 20: Soul’d Out (Funk/R&B/Top 40)
June 27: The JD Project (California Roots Rock)
July 11: High Voltage – a Tribute to AC/DC (Rock)
July 18: The Martin Paris Band (Classic Rock/New Country)
July 25: Jill Knight and the Daylights (Folk Pop)
Aug. 1: The Joy Bonner Band (Classic Rock/R&B)
Aug. 8: Royal Garden Swing Orchestra Big Band (Big Band Swing)
Aug. 15: Wood (Folk Rock)
Aug. 22: Monte Mills & The Lucky Horseshoe Band (Country)