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2014 Lawn Concert Series, April 13 thru November 16 “rain or shine”
Every Sunday evening beginning an hour before sunset, enjoy a lawn concert with great music and relax with your family and friends. At sunset, we stop the music and raise a toast to life and love! The winery is open for tasting and purchasing wine by the glass or bottle. Bring your lawn chairs and come relax with us. There is a cover charge for adults 18 and over for these events. We have fine cheeses, deli crackers and sausages, along with jams and sauces for snack to purchase in the tasting room as well as a food vendor for concert time.. You are welcome to bring your own picnic baskets. Please note that per TABC, it is illegal for you to bring alcohol onto the property. Concerts currently start at 7:00 pm and cover charge is $10 excluding a few concerts. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or online.
July 27: Bill Mock Trio
The heart of their music is rooted in the rich tradition of the country music that filled dance halls throughout the countryside from the 50’s to 80's. Bill’s influences are Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Bob Wills, Mel Tillis, Charlie Pride and Farron Young and several others who keep this tradition of country music alive. Check them out at www.billmock.com.
August 3: Grape Stomp and 9th Anniversary Celebration featuring Thunder the Band and Orchestra
Come celebrate our ninth year anniversary with a Wine-a-rita celebration! Starting at 4:00 you are invited to take a stroll through the vines lead by award winning wine columnist, Ron Saikowski. You can check out this year's crop and if you would like, take your picture in the vineyard. You can also jump into the Lucy-Look-A-Like vat and crush grapes. There will be a Lucy-Look-Alike contest with prizes awarded to the top two look-alikes. There will be T-shirts for $14 for you to step upon recording your crushing experience. Stomping on T-shirts is a great experience for parents, grandparents and kids. You can put the whole family on one shirt. These T-shirts make great Christmas presents. We will also have on-hand specialty food vendors creating a festival atmosphere. The music will start at 7:00. Providing entertainment for the evening will be Thunder Band and Orchestra. Grape crush activities start at 4:00. Children are welcome!
August 10: Bob Livingston
We have selected Bob especially for his story telling. Bob has traveled, played and recorded with Michael Martin Murphey, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary P. Nunn and many more Texas legends. Livingston has been called a ‘cosmic cowboy’ for good reason. He’s looked into the music and mysteries of other cultures and tours in countries like India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East and Vietnam. Inspired by his tours in India, Livingston released a new CD in 2004 for Vireo Records called Mahatma Gandhi & Sitting Bull. The Austin-American Statesman chose it as one of the top-ten records of 2004. Check him out at www.texasmusic.org.
August 17: 2-Bit Palomino
This group lit up the stage their last appearance and everyone has asked us to have them back soon. Their amazing harmonies are incredible. 2-Bit Palomino was awarded Vocal Group of the Year by the Academy of Texas Music 2011 amd 2013 Texas Music Awards! They are a thoroughbred musical powerhouse consisting of some fine Texas singer/songwriters. Bill Ward, Pete Renfree and Andi Renfree make up this awesome trio of dedicated singer/songwriters who, in just a short time, have the rarely found combination of musical style, vocal blending, harmony and songwriting! Check them out at www.2bitpalomino.com.
August 24: Conrad Olson
Conrad is a story teller/ballad singer and really pulls at your heart strings. He plays songs by Guy Clark, Willie, Jerry Jeff, Gary P. and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Conrad has the honor of hosting the Jerry Jeff Walker event in Belize every year. Jerry Jeff himself, introduces Conrad every year at this event. Recently, Conrad opened here at the winery for Gary P. Nunn, and what a show he put on. This inside show will be very intimate and will highlight the talent of Conrad and his band. He will have you singing along. Conrad has put together a special trio of friends that fly in from across the country just to play here at the winery.
August 31: Labor Day with Shake Russell and His Band
Bring the whole family out and celebrate our fall harvest with a stroll through the vineyard, grape stomp, lawn games, specialty foodtasting, sunset toast and poetry readings and of course a fantastic concert by Shake Russell and his band!!Starting at 4:00 you are invited to take a stroll through the vines led by award winning wine columnist, Ron Saikowski. You can take your picture in the vineyard. The music will start at 7:00. Shake is one of Texas’s great troubadours and sings with an incredible heart. We will have Fajitas provided by the Relay Station for you to purchase for dinner. Check them out at www.shakerussell.com.
September 7: LevelOne Band
Back by popular demand; this was one of our most talked about new bands from last season! LevelOne delivers a powerful performance in the style of vintage Aretha Franklin, Motown, Soul, Disco, Classic Rock, Jazz and Pop that has kept them in constant demand with Houston's hottest venues and festivals across the country. This is a full six piece band with two women lead singers that will blow you away! Check the band out at www.levelone.com.
September 14: "Experience Willie" Tribute Band
"Experience Willie" brings back the excitement of the Billboard Top Country Album of 1978 in a loving tribute to the master of country music, Willie Nelson. This band of award winning musicians performs with the energy, look and sound of that live masterpiece, bringing you hit after hit just as Willie did all those years ago, plus other hits from his long career. You will be singing and dancing along all night. Check them out at www.experiencewillie.com.
September 21: Yelba and Latin Fire
One of our most popular dance music bands. Latin Nicaraguan-born Yelba plays both sides of the Latin ballad/salsa street. Working with jazz guitarist Mark Towns on her debut CD, Recuerdos, Yelba favors the "Bésame Mucho"-type boleros but easily swings into a salsafied version of "Hotel California" or a Peruvian-tinged "Tamalito." She will loosen your Latin hips and have you Salsa dancing on the lawn. Check her out at www.yelba.net.
September 28: Gentle Lamb Experience
This is our wonderful Motown group. Louis Lamb and the band bring back to life Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Four Seasons and all the great Doo Wop music of the 60's. What is so special about this group to us is that most of them have been around and playing this music since its beginning. They will certainly take you back to garage dances and belly rubbing with your first love! Check them out on YouTube.
October 5: Voyces
This awesome Austin, TX-based acoustic vocal trio really made a lasting impression on everyone this past fall on our big stage. I can’t wait to be up close and personal as they lay down their incredible harmonies accompanied by their soft acoustic guitars! They play a combination of original and cover material influenced by the great acoustic groups of the 60s and 70s. The group consists of two-time Texas Music Award nominee Mike Clifford, veteran Austin singer-songwriter Greg Jackson, and bassman extraordinaire Dick Dooley. Featuring versatile musicianship and spot-on 3-part harmonies, a live Voyces show transports listeners back to the golden age of acoustic singer-songwriters like Crosby Stills Nash, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys,The Byrds, and The Eagles. Check out YouTube video of their last show at the winery. Also check them out at www.reverbnation.com/voycesmusic.
October 12: Elvis Tribute by Vince King
Vince King is a multi-award winning “Elvis Tribute Artist” residing in Houston. Most recently Vince was awarded the Grand Champion at the EP EXPO Competition and People’s Choice Winner at the King of the World contest in Memphis. Vince’s music and costume changes take his audience through the light-hearted movie years and into the history-making 1968 comeback special and last but not least, into the electrifying jumpsuit Las Vegas years of the Seventies. Check him out at www.visionsoftheking.com.
October 19: Fab 5
If you love the Beatles music, great entertainment, and are ready to take a trip back in time, then don’t miss this great concert. So, shake out your old Beatles wigs, and your best old 60’s clothes and let’s go back in time! Check them out at thefab5.net.
October 26: Already Gone; Eagles Tribute Band
Formed in Houston, Texas, in 2006, ALREADY GONE has earned the reputation as the South’s premier Eagles tribute band. The band is made up of five veterans of the Houston music scene, each with outstanding lead and backing vocal talents, who have practiced long and hard to recreate the Eagles’ trademark choir harmonies. The band performs with a songlist that includes all of the Eagles’ greatest hits, such as “Take It Easy”, “Desperado”, “Hotel California”, “Life in the Fast Lane” and “The Long Run”, each performed in vintage Eagles style. So sit back, close your eyes and take a drive down that dark desert highway by ALREADY GONE! Check them out at alreadygone.net.
November 1: Skyline
If I say Chicago and you start coloring your world or checking your time, not your destination, then you don't want to miss this group. The group is a 9-piece band consisting of male & female vocalists, keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, and a complete brass section. The band is able to perform a wide range of genres, ranging from Classic Rock, such as Chicago, Motown, Earth, Wind and Fire and Carlos Santana to today's classics such as Harry Connick Jr. and Michael Buble. Check them out at www.theskylineband.net.