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“Winter Madness” House Concert Series 2014
On January 12, Bernhardt Winery will begin it’s seventh year of Sunday sunset music concerts. What began seven years ago as a special onetime Sunday sunset music concert, has grown into a year round music entertainment venue. The winery now hosts some of the state’s top music artists as well as special guests from Aspen, Nashville, Los Angeles, The Caribbean and Canada. Jerry and Jerri Bernhardt are always looking for music artists that have a special sound and feel for their winery customers. At this time of year, the Bernhardt’s invite you to shake off the cold winter blues with a toasty afternoon warmed by their fireplace, enjoying award winning wines, delicious appetizers and an incredible lineup of musical talent.
The concerts in January, February and March are inside in their warm, cozy concert room. The concert format is designed around a Sunday afternoon picnic with family and friends. The winery provides family table seating in the concert room to enhance the intimacy of the evening. Appetizers and a dessert are provided and are included in the ticket price. If you would like, you can bring your own picnic dinner. The evening starts at 4:00 with appetizers and a meet-and-greet with the entertainers and friends. The entertainment begins at 4:30 with a break at 5:30 for picnic time and dessert. The entertainment then resumes at 6:00 and ends around 7:00. Seating is limited to 60 people and requires a reservation. The tickets for these events are $30 for Bernhardt wine club members and $35 for non club members plus tax and gratuity. The tickets are by reservation only and include reserved seating, appetizers and dessert. These concerts sell out quickly. To purchase tickets, call 936.894.9829.
March 2: Mardi Gras with the .07 Blues Band
Don your Mardi Gras beads and feathered mask and come join the fun. We will be celebrating Mardi Gras with a King’s Cake and prizes. The .07 Blues Band is a razor sharp blues band consisting of seasoned musicians from Long Island to Galveston Island with soul from their head to their toes and a style and stage presence that is unrivaled. They will be performing hits from Muddy Waters and Howling Wolf to Junior Wells and Buddy Guy, along with many originals. They have the dress and style of the original “Blues Brothers” Check them out at www.the07bluesband.com.
March 9: 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 www.alreadygone.net.
March 16: St Pat’s Celebration with the Lost and Nameless Orchestra:
Wear your green or get pinched as you enjoy this Irish foot stomping, heart racing and exciting music! We’ve made some special green wine just for this occasion!! There’s something about dueling fiddles, a pumping squeeze box, hot guitar licks along with an air-tight rhythm section that compels your body to move. Tastefully pairing a wide dynamic range and an intimate connection with the listeners, the Austin-based fiddle-driven folk rock quartet, Lost & Nameless Orchestra gets you out of your chair and onto the dance floor. Check them out at www.lostandnameless.com.
March 30: Rick Schuler Sings the songs of John Denver
Back by popular demand! Rick was one of our most unique and popular entertainer’s last season. We have been working hard to find a date that he could return this year. His success has really taken off and we are very lucky to get him back. He will be flying in from a concert in Aspen the night before. Rick Schuler is an amazing man that sings the songs of John Denver. He performs a John Denver tribute that you will not believe. We will laugh and cry and most of all sing-along !! Call early as this will sell out soon. Check him out by a Google search of: Rick Schuler John Denver Music.
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 start at 6:00pm and cover charge is $10 excluding a few concerts. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or online.
April 13: Shake Russell and Michael Hearne
Both Shake Russell and Michael Hearne have been awarded the Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Texas Music Awards! This has now become one of our favorite traditions to have Shake and Michael open our concert season. When these two get together, it is a night of sing’in, pick’in, jokester’in and all out entertainment. Their music transforms us back to the early 70’s and yet the love affair with these groups continues with the release of their newest award winning CDs! Check them out at shakerussell.com and michaelhearne.com.
April 20, Easter: Skyline
After a beautiful sunrise morning celebrating Easter, 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 theskylineband.net>.
April 26: Strawberry, Chocolate and Wine Festival, Noon till 8 pm
Our second annual festival featuring a day of indulgence in strawberries, chocolates and wines served in all types of settings. Throughout the day, there will be featured bands (TBA) and will end with a great classic 50’s and 60’s rock-and-roll band, Johnny and the Spinsations! There will be vineyard tours, hayrides, chocolate cooking demonstrations, chocolate fountain, strawberry patch “pick-your-own” tours, clowns, face painting, chocolate and wine pairings, and a special barrel room wine tastings paired with chocolate. Specialty chocolate and food venders along with craft venders will be there to make this day of indulgence a day to remember. This is a family event; so come out and plan to spend the day! See more details about this event on our webpage soon.
April 27: Richard Leigh
This will be a very unique listening experience direct from Nashville. You will hear some of the biggest country songs in the industry by the man who wrote them! You will hear the story behind the songs and how they sounded the day they were born. To date, Leigh has written 4 songs that have made it into the top 10. For Crystal Gayle, he wrote Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue which rose to Number 1 on both county and pop charts, I’ll Get Over You, and for Reba McIntire he wrote The Greatest Man I Never Knew and for the Dixie Chicks he wrote Cold Day In July. Check him out at richardleigh.com.
Concerts in May start at 6:30pm
May 4: Yelba and Latin Fire: Cinco De Mayo Celebration
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 yelba.net.
May 11: Mother’s Day: We are still working on a special group just for this day.
In addition to the remarkable music, we have a special ceremony recognizing all the moms. We will have a gift for the lady that has been a mom the shortest time and a gift for the lady that has been a mom for the longest time. And we will present all moms with a flower.
May 18: Fab 5
Come out and continue the 50th year anniversary celebration of the British invasion. The Fab5 is one of the nation’s top Beatle tribute bands and we are grateful that they enjoy playing here on our stage and especially enjoy playing for you, our wonderful supportive customers. So, take a trip back in time, then don’t miss this great concert. Check them out at thefab5.net.
May 25: Memorial Weekend
We have really pulled out all the stops and invited Ezra Charles and The Texas Bluz Review. This is a rockin’ piano player with an incredible horn section that will provide us with a Las Vegas style show!! In October of 2010 the band won the Regional Finals of a contest organized by the Houston Blues Society, and earned a trip to Memphis in Feb. 2011 as the Houston entry in the International Blues Challenge. Competing against 110 bands from around the world, they advanced as far as the Semi-Final round, winning praise from blues fans and musicians from all over America for their distinctive show and unique sound. Check them out at www.ezracharles.com
Concerts in June start at 7:00pm
June 1: Johnny and the Spinsations
This is a variety band consisting of sharp dressed men that will bring you back to the days of yesteryear when the Cotton Club, Peppermint Lounge & The Great Apollo Theater were the hot spots. The horn section will be ringin'to the sweet sounds of Rockin Around The Clock, Louis Armstrong, Van Morrison, Elvis, Roy Orbeson, Ray Charles and The Temptations. We will recognize all the dad's and have a gift for the man that has been a dad the shortest time and a gift for the man that has been a dad for the longest time. Check them out at thespinsations.com/song-list.
June 8: 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.
June 15: Fathers day, Gentle Lamb Experience
Finally, we found Motown! Louis Lamb and the band bring back to life Marvin Gay, 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 it's beginning. They will certainly take you back to garage dances and belly rubbing with your first love! Check them out on Youtube.
July 6: Pee Wee Bowen and The Amen Chorus
This will be our Fourth Of July celebration filled with patriotic music by Pee Wee and a special sunset presentation by the Amen Chorus from Bentwater!
Pee Wee Bowen, a one-of-a- kind show!! The Pee Wee Bowen band has been delighting and exhilarating crowds for years keeping alive the original songs that brought about Rock-n-roll! This eight piece band plays all over the country. This is a real show that you will be talking about all year! Pee Wee has been on stage with Jimmy Reed, Chuck Berry, Cookie & The Cupcakes, Junior Parker, Roy Orbison and is probably the very best Otis Redding singer alive. Pee Wee is a hot rod and classic car enthusiast. ! Check them out at www.peeweebowenband.com.
Special Summer Events
July 5: Harvest Event Saturday
After a year of tireless hours in the vineyard, our grapes will be ready for harvest and crushing. We love having friends and family come out and help with this romantic experience. We will be hosting a harvest followed by a catered luncheon.
July 27: Grape Stomp and Bernhardt Winery Anniversary Celebration
Come celebrate our ninth year anniversary with a Wine-a-rita celebration! The celebration includes guided tours through the vines hosted by Ron Saikowski, an award winning wine columnist, a grape stomp, lawn games, a Lucy Look-A-Like contest, specialty food vendors, and the traditional sunset toast. Participants will be able to step into the Lucy Look-A-Like grape crush vat and stomp grapes. After crushing grapes you can step onto a T-shirt capturing the moment! Grape crush activities start at 4:00. Children are welcome!