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The Paderewski Festival

Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles
A Premier Central Coast Music Festival in Paso Robles, California

The Paderewski Festival is a four-day music festival held annually in November celebrating Paso Robles' rich heritage and its most famous resident Ignacy Jan Paderewski - virtuoso pianist, composer, international politician, local landowner, grower and winemaker. Concerts featuring world renown talent, exhibits, lectures,  master classes and film screenings are accompanied by wine tastings and tours of local vineyards. A youth piano competition, recital and student cultural exchange with Poland additionally honor Paderewski's legacy. 

Welcome to the 2021 Paderewski Festival!

Given the good news regarding vaccination levels and statewide opening plans, the Board of Directors for the Paderewski Festival has decided to plan for an in-person Festival this year. Please save the following dates: Friday, November 5 - Sunday, November 7 for your visit in Paso Robles.

  • The Festival will begin with a chamber music concert on Friday, November 5 at the Park Ballroom.
  • The Youth Competition winners will be presented at a 5 p.m. recital on Saturday, November 6th, at Cass Winery.
  • the Gal Concert, featuring pianist Kevin Kenner, is scheduled for 7:30p.m. on Saturday, November 6th, at Cass Winery.
  • A special event is also planned for Sunday morning, November 7 that will be opened to our Patrons and Friends of Paderewski ticket holders.

For more information on the festival click on the schedule of events or festival overview pages tabs above. 

As we return to live, in-person events, our main goal is to create a safe environment for everyone to enjoy this year's Festival. The following health and safety protocols will be required for all Festival attendees:

1. Proof of vaccination for all eligible individuals with either a vaccine card, digital record, or a completed negative Covid test within 3 days of the concert date will be required of all performers, audience members, volunteers and staff. This requirement does not apply to children under 12 years of age.

2. Hand sanitizer will be provided in high traffic areas, but we highly recommend having your own supply of disinfectant fro personal use, as needed.

3. Face masks must be worn covering the nose and mouth at all indoor events. Exceptions to this requirement will be made only when consuming food or alcohol beverages. The Festival staff will provide face masks for those who may need them.

Questions or concerns, please contact 805.235.5409.

We appreciate your continued support of the Paderewski Fesival in Paso Robles.