Make plans to attend upcoming concerts 2016. Learn about concerts taking place in the California Wine Country this summer. After all, what pairs better with wine than great music?
Robert Mondavi Winery – Summer Concert Series
For nearly 50 years Robert Mondavi Winery has hosted a legendary summer concert series in the scenic Napa Valley. The opening concert this year will be the American Authors on July 2. The spectacular fireworks show will light up the skies immediately following the concert. Additional performances this season include Blues Traveler (July 9), Ingreid Michaelson (July 23), and O.A.R. (July 30).
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Uptown Theatre – Downtown Napa
Discover Napa’s historic destination for live entertainment. This beautifully restored art deco theatre features live entertainment in an intimate setting. There is just 860 seats and there really isn’t a bad seat in the house! Upcoming concerts 2016 include Judy Collins, Lyle Lovett, Brian Regan, Satute to the Eagles, Dr. John & the Nite Trippers, Ziggy Marley, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Band of Horses, Molly Ringwald, Ani DiFranco, Art Garfunkel, and Colbie Caoillat.
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Upcoming Concerts 2016 at Wente Vineyards – Livermore
Wente Vineyards is one of my favorite concert venues for several reasons. It’s a small venue. There is not a bad seat in this intimate, vineyard setting. There are a variety of options that include a made-to-order gourmet meal or a delicious buffet with the concert and the food is truly outstanding. Upcoming Concerts 2016 include: Chicago, Diana Ross, Phillip Phillips, Box Scaggs, Michael Bolton, Lynyrd Skynrd, Melissa Etheridge, Andy Grammer, Chris Isaak, Jackson Browne, and Huey Lewis & the News.
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Mountain Winery Summer Concerts
The Mountain Winery is perched high on a mountain near Saratoga overlooking the Silicon Valley. After exiting Highway 280, it’s a 15 minute ride to the top of the mountain to reach the winery. There can be lots of traffic. Go early to beat the traffic and enjoy a pre-concert dinner at one of their restaurants. This winery has a full concert schedule with many artists to choose from. Concerts on the schedule include Kenny Rogers, The Roots, Foreigner, Lyle Lovett, Boston, GooGoo Dolls, Gabriel Iglesias, Phillip Phillips, Abba, Boz Scaggs, Chris Botti, Earth, Wind, & Fire, ZZTop, Cyndi Lauper, Ziggy Marley, Yes, The Beach Boys, and more.
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Vina Robles Concerts
Located in the Paso Robles Wine Country, this winery is one of the newer venues. It opened to rave reviews in 2013. All of the seats including the bargain-priced lawn seats are not far from the stage. Appearances this summer by Chicago,
Pepe AguilarZiggy Marley, Flogging Molly, Steve Miller Band, Boy George and the Culture Band, The Go-Go’s, Peter Frampton, Jackson Browne, Gov’t Mule, Yes, Toto, Chris Isaak, Amy Schumer, Gloria Trevi, Bonnie Raitt, Tower of Power, Cyndi Lauper, Dolly Parton, Doobie Brothers, and The Monkees.
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Thornton Winery Champagne Jazz
Thornton Winery is a beautiful winery located in Temecula. Every summer they host a popular series of jazz concerts. The winery has an excellent restaurant and packages that include dinner are available. Concerts happening soon include George Benson, Box Scaggs, Al Jarreau, BWB – Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum & Norman Brown, Dave Koz & David Sanborn – Side by Side, Chris Botti, Michael McDonald, Jonathan Butler & Gerald Albright, Pat Metheny, Keiko Matsui with Kenny Lattimore and Michael Lington, and more.
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Ironstone Summer Concerts
Enjoy a visit to California’s Gold Rush Country. Ironstone Winery is located near the old mining town of Murphys. The winery actually has a winery that contains the largest gold nugget in the world. Summer concerts this year include Darius Rucker, Goo Goo Dolls, Sublime with Rome Dirty Heads, Chris Yount, Train, Lynyrd Skynyrd & Peter Frampton, Bad Company, and ZZ Top & Gregg Allman.
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Mendocino Music Festival – July 9 – July 23
This annual festival features orchestra concerts, Big Band, chamber music ensembles, dance, blues, jazz, world, folk, bluegrass and popular contemporary music. It’s your chance to enjoy outstanding performances surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Mendocino. Performers include Geoff Nuttall, Peter Mawango, Stephen Prutsman, Gloria Cheng, Paul McKenna Band, Calder Quartet, Side Note, Stray Birds, Robert Henry, Alex de Grassi & Andrew York, Clairdee, Christopher Atzinger, Carol Welsman, Nora Jane Struther, Jack Broadbent & Luz Vice, Julian Pollack, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Gwyneth Moreland.
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