Each summer, Glenora Wine Cellars welcomes reputable jazz musicians to their Vineyard Stage for the “
” summer concert series. The Vineyard Stage overlooks the lush vineyards and Seneca Lake – a perfect setting for an outdoor concert.
This year, the first concert of the series falls on Sunday, July 21st featuring the acclaimed acoustic guitarist, Peter White. This is his second appearance on the Vineyard Stage. Hailing from the UK, Peter maintains a reputation of one of the most versatile and prolific acoustic guitarists in the contemporary jazz scene. With great energy and lyricism, he combines elements of jazz, pop, and classical guitar to create a singular, yet accessible sound pleasing to all.
On August 18th, the Vineyard Stage excitedly welcomes “Jazz Funk Soul” featuring guitarist Chuck Loeb, keyboard giant Jeff Lorber, and Everette Harp on the saxophone. Well established in the contemporary jazz world, these three “greats” on the stage at once will make for a truly unbelievable afternoon. Jeff, a pioneer of the jazz fusion movement, combines traditional jazz with elements of rock, R&B, funk, and other electrified sounds. On guitar, Chuck champions contemporary jazz while Everette’s talents on the saxophone combine jazz, blues and gospel. It will be an amazing union of styles and talents.
For these events, the gates open at 12:00 p.m. with the concerts starting at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $28.00 and will go on rain or shine. There is plenty of lawn seating available for concert attendees and it is recommended to bring blankets, chairs, and picnic items although food and beverages including Glenora wines will be available for purchase all day.
July is a busy month in Finger Lakes Wine Country with various events, live music, and festivals happening each week – and of course, an endless supply of wine, food, and breathtaking views to go with. We have compiled a list of the must-attend events perfect for enjoying sweet summertime!
July 5 - Fulkerson Winery 24th Anniversary Party
July 5-7 - Sports Car Club of America Double Nationals at The Glen
July 6 - 2011 Tierce Riesling Release Party at Fox Run Vineyards
July 12-14 - Finger Lakes Wine Festival at Watkins Glen International
July 13-14 - Annual Elmira Street Painting Festival
July 21 - Glenora Jazz Greats at Glenora Wine Cellars
July 24 - Music, Margaritas & Sunsets with the Caribe Jazz Allstars on the Terrace at the Rockwell Museum of Western Art
July 27-28 - Alta B Weekend at Wagner Vineyards
July 27 - From Bach to Broadway Among the Barrels at Hermann J Wiemer Vineyard
July 28 - The Grapehound Wine Tour at Fulkerson Winery
Live music series are abundant at wineries during the summer months offering opportunities to enjoy the best regional musicians while taking in the gorgeous views of the vineyards and lakes. Here are some great options for live music throughout the region in July:
Café Happy Hour Series at Heron Hill Winery – Wednesdays 5-7
Music on the Blue Heron Café Terrace at Heron Hill Winery – Sundays 12:30-4:30
Pub Night at Wagner Vineyards – Fridays 8-11
Acoustic Newt at Red Newt Bistro – Thursdays 6:30-9
Tunes on the Terrace at Rooster Hill Winery – Sunday 7/7 2-4, Wednesday 7/24 7-9
for more live music and events!
From Jazz to Folk, there is a little bit of something from everyone. Take a look at the music events that Finger Lakes Wine Country has to offer during the Fall season!
Tunes on the Terrace at Thirsty Owl
September 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 29th Americana Vineyards Concert Series
September 14th, 16th , 21st, 23rd, and 28thMusic on the Terrace at Heron Hill Winery
September 16th, and 23rdMusic at Ventosa Vineyards
September 12th, 19th, and 26thSix Mile Creek Vineyards Sunset Concert Series
September 13th, 20th, and 27thKings Ferry Winery Concert Series
September 14th OSFL Opening Concert and Celebration
Drumline Live at Clemens Center
Come enjoy delectable food, great music and celebrate your German heritage at the 14th Annual German Festival at Lucas Vineyards this September!
Taking place Sunday, September 16th from 12:30-4:30pm, events will include live music by The Enzian Bavarian Band and Dancers as well as grape stomping, alphorn and polka contests.
Other events will include balloon art and costumes in addition to grape pies, a Best German Potato Salad Contest taking place at 2:30 and Lucas Vineyards award winning Rieslings and Gewurztraminer.
Sheldrake Point will be celebrating their 15th
Anniversary of the first vine planting this Sunday on Seneca Lake in Finger Lakes Wine Country!
Taking place from 5-8pm, the celebration will include a birthday cake, live music by Bob and Dee and Driftwood, as well as Sheldrakes famous Cabernet Franc Ice Wine.
Along with live entertainment, wine by the glass and bottles will be available for purchase as well as food including cheeses to taste during the show, homemade ice cream, Chicken Spiedies and chicken sausage.
Tickets can be purchased in advance online for $12 per person, or at the door for $15 per person. For more information please visit http://www.sheldrakepoint.com/
Come on down to Hunt Country Vineyards Saturday, August 18thfor a Farm-to-Table Dinner and a night of family fun hosted by the Hunt Family themselves!
Beginning at 6:30pm, the dinner, prepared by Chef Mary Campbell of Medleys Café, will feature Finger Lakes
produced foods including locally raised meats and fresh organic vegetables from Italy Hill Produce located on the Hunt family farm.
The food will comprise of a Tomatillo Gazpacho with Garlic Croutons, Grilled Corn and Black Bean Salad with Cilantro, Balsamic Glazed Grilled Vegetables, Organically and locally raised 100% Grass-fed beef served with Fresh Herb and Gorgonzola Pesto over Wilted Greens, Sweet and Sour Thai BBQ Free-Range Chicken and Seasonal Dessert based on Local Fruit.
Along with fantastic food, there will also be live music performed by The Stick Mob, a Washington DC based band and vocalist Suzanne Hunt as well as the official opening of the Hunt Countrys Locavore Room, which is dedicated to the sale of local foods.
Tickets for the event will be $25 for adults, $12.50 for minors and children 6 and under will be free. They will include a glass of Hunt Country wine or apple juice of your choice and a haywagon ride through the vineyards. Additional wine will be available at a cash bar.
Seating is limited so get your tickets fast! Hunt Country Vineyards can be found at 4021 Italy Hill Road, Branchport, NY.
For more information, visit www.HuntWines.com
Cant get enough of Finger Lakes Wine Country
on these beautiful summer nights? Come to Casa Larga Vineyards for La Dolce Nights, a successor to their July Patio Parties, every Thursday night this summer for an evening filled with live music, food and wine.
From Meatballs Mayhem to a Summer Caprese Skewer with Italian Olive Oil, La Dolce Nights, or the Sweet Nights, will feature a different Italian summer antipasto each week that will be paired with wines from the Casa Larga Vineyards Artistic Series.
Along with food and drinks, the event will feature local bands such as Last Note, a Blues, Rock, and Funk fusion band, Madeline Forester, a Jazz vocalist with piano accompaniment, Gabe Condon, a jazz guitarist, and the Mike Kornrich band, a Jazzy Blues band.
Tickets will be $15 per person and that includes your first glass of wine or beer, live music, Italian antipasto and a souvenir glass.
The event will take place every Thursday night throughout the month of August and will run from 5:30-8:30 each week.
For more information, please visit: http://www.casalarga.com/
Looking for something relaxing to do on a beautiful summer night? Check out Fridays on the Brewdeck at Wagner Vineyards!
Taking place every Friday night throughout the summer from 8-11pm, Fridays on the Brewdeck is dinner and entertainment event featuring a different artist each week. From The Backtalk Band and Steve Southworth and the Rockabilly Rays, to The Destination and The Works, this upbeat event is not one to be missed.
Taking place amidst the appointment of a new Brewmaster, Brent Wojnowski, Fridays on the Brewdeck will feature on-site wines and standard beers including Wagner India Pale Ale, Sled Dog Doppelbock and Dockside Amber Lager, as well as a chicken or fish dinner.
Fridays on the Brewdeck will be taking place from now until Labor Day. So, come out and enjoy a night of food, family, friends and live music while overlooking a beautiful Finger Lakes Wine Country sunset over Seneca Lake.
Winestock is one part music festival, one part wine festival. Sprinkle in some food vendors and a beautiful setting among the vineyards by the lake and you have one perfect summer outting. Event-goers will enjoy wine sampling from 15 Finger Lakes wineries and live music from three stages. A total of eight bands will play throughout the day offering a wide range of music styles to enjoy.
Listen to the full 15-minute podcast with Erica from Three Brothers Winery
to learn more about Winestock and this must-visit winery in the Finger Lakes.
Winestock tickets are just $17 a person and are available both online
and at your local Wegmans store. Tickets will also be available at the door. All proceeds benefit the New York Wine Industry Association. Good music, good wine, good cause. We like it!