Barbara Wahli

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Founder/President of Barb Rocks

Campbell, CA

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Barbara Wahli, known by her moniker Barb Rocks, is recognized for managing some of San Jose's most successful independent rock bands, as well as for putting on highly-organized and well-attended shows at reputable venues in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 13 years. Under Barbara's management, her bands have reached some huge goals and local successes, including radio airplay (Alt105, 107.7 The Bone), music festival placements (BottleRock Napa, San Francisco Pride, SubZERO Festival, SoFA Street Fair), licensing/publishing deals, and strategic show bookings with well-known touring acts.

In addition, Barbara leads the San Jose chapter of the music community Balanced Breakfast, speaks on music industry panels and participates in musician mentorship opportunities. Barbara also organized and been a core team member for two Bay Area music festivals, Left Coast Live and West Valley College's West Fest.

Since 2017, Barbara has been traveling part-time throughout North America in her camper van with her tuxedo cat Maverick, working from the road and blogging about the experiences from the cats point of view. Barbara is always looking to network with like-minded individuals to bring positive change to the music business and beyond!


I joined Music Biz Besties because women should be supporting and empowering one another in this male dominated industry! It’s all about nurturing connections, building community, and helping each other grow.