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“Winter Madness” House Concert Series 2015 (4 — 7 pm)
In January, Bernhardt Winery will begin it’s ninth year of Sunday sunset music concerts. What began nine 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. A light dinner and dessert are provided and are included in the ticket price. The evening starts at 4:00pm with a meet-and-greet with the entertainers and friends. The entertainment begins at 4:30 with a break at 5:30 for a light dinner 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 ticket for these events is $40 plus tax and gratuity. The tickets are by reservation only and include reserved seating, light dinner and dessert.
These concerts sell out quickly. To purchase tickets, call 936-894-9829. You can find more details about all of the events at www.bernhardtwinery.com
March 8: Tin Umbrella
Cory Hart is an American singer-songwriter/actor. It doesn’t take long, watching a Tin Umbrella show, to see that the man was born to perform. Hart is ever engaging with an uncanny gift to make you laugh, cry, sing, dance and most importantly, forget about everything else. “At Christmas time, when I was a kid, I’d always entertain the family by singing, telling jokes or just making it up as I went. I’ve definitely carried that with me in my career. When I’m on stage, I feel at home and I still make it up as I go.”
At home on the stage since his early teens, Shannon Pickard loves to watch audiences light up. Half of the Texas country music duo Tin Umbrella, Shannon Pickard is living his dream of entertaining people and inspiring lives on stage, screen and everywhere in between. Shannon’s old soul for music began to form when he was just 8 years old, traveling with his parents to Jones Country and Graceland, inspired by the legends, George, Johnny, Willie and Elvis, and captivated by the sight of thousands of people showing up just to watch someone sing. Check them out at www.tinumbrellamusic.com
March 15: 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 tshe 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 !! Due to popular demand we will be having a matinee show at 1:00pm on March 15th. Call to make your reservation soon as this concert is selling out fast. Check him out by a Google search of: Rick Schuler John Denver Music.
2015 Concert Series April 12 thru November 8 “rain or shine”
Every Sunday evening about 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. We have deli sandwiches made here at the winery, fine cheeses, deli crackers and sausages, along with jams and sauces for snacks. There is a food vendor on-hand for the concerts providing you with dinner options appropriate for an outside setting. You are very welcome to bring your own picnic baskets. Please note that per TABC, it is illegal for you to bring alcohol onto the property.
Concerts in April start at 6:00 pm. Cover Charge is $10
April 12: Vince King, Elvis Tribute
Vince was one of our more popular entertainers last year and this year he returns with his full band. He 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.
April 19: 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 performing the Eagles’ trademark choir harmonies. The band performs with a song list 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. Check them out at wwwalreadygone.net.
April 26: 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 Orbison, Ray Charles and The Temptations. Check them out at www.thespinsations.com/song-list
May 3: Yelba and Latin Fire: Cinco de Mayo Celebration
If you love to dance this is your opportunity to lose all your inhibitions and shake your booty. 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
May 10: Shake Russell for Mother’s 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. Shake Russell has been awarded the Singer/Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Texas Music Awards! This will be a night of singin’, pickin’, jokesterin’ and all out entertainment. His music transforms us back to the early 70’s and yet the love affair with this group continues with the release of his newest award winning CDs! Check him out at www.shakerussell.com
May 17: Fab 5
Come out and celebrate the British invasion with us. 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 and don’t miss this great concert. Check them out at www.thefab5.net
May 24: Ezra Charles and The Texas Bluz Review - Memorial Weekend
Ezra Charles is retiring after a lifetime of entertainment and this will be his very last performance with his big band. You do not want to miss this special occasion for many reasons. This is a rockin’ piano player with an incredible horn section that will provide us with a Las Vegas style show. The Boy Scouts will be on hand to present the colors and there will be a special tribute to all of our Veterans and current military service guests attending. Check them out at www.ezracharles.com.
May 31: 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. 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
Concerts in June start at 7:00 pm. Cover Charge is $10
June 7: Gentle Lamb Experience:
Finally, we found Motown! 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.
June 14: 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.
June 21: Endless Summer for Fathers Day
This band is new to our stage and will add some of the greatest summer music ever written as they perform the songs of the Beach Boys. They will keep you on your feet dancing and celebrating to songs by Elton, Journey, Pink Floyd and many other greats!! We will not want this night to end!! We will recognize all the dads 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.
June 28: Voyces
This awesome Austin, TX-based acoustic vocal trio really made a lasting impression on everyone this past fall on our big stage. 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 60’s and 70’s. The group consists of two-time Texas Music Award nominee Mike Clifford, veteran Austin singer-songwriter Greg Jackson, and bass man 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 and Nash, Bob Dylan, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, and The Eagles. Check them out at www.reverbnation.com/voycesmusic
July 5: Bill Mock
This will be our Fourth of July celebration filled with patriotic music by Bill Mock and his full band. This is a truly Texas band with a steel slide, fiddle, and full-on cutting country guitar leads. They play traditional country as well as pop country. They also will be performing patriotic music and we will honor our service men and women.
August 2: Grateful Geezers: Grape Stomp and Bernhardt Winery Anniversary Celebration
Come celebrate our 10th 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-A-Like contest with prizes awarded to the top two look-a-likes. 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 The Grateful Geezers. Grape crush activities start at 4:00. Children are welcome! Grateful Geezers What's in a name? In this case, an impressive history of performing experience, balanced with creativity and expertise in playing a broad spectrum of Texas music styles. The Grateful Geezers were formed to utilize their combined experience and unique abilities to render faithful renditions of blues, R&B, Rock and Jazz tunes that we all love. The difference with the Geezers is that we have all made a living playing this music in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and 2000's.
Concerts are scheduled through the middle of November! More band information to follow.