Hear it Through the Grapevine
Grande River Vineyards has one of the most delightful venues for live music in the Grand Valley, and this year’s Hear it Through the Grapevine concert series offers a sound for everyone.
Chamber music, jazz, bluegrass, classic rock and roll, salsa, blues and mariachi can all be heard at the winery concerts this summer.
All seven of the concerts are benefit concerts for local and national nonprofit organizations.
“They get all the ticket money, we get all the wine money,” said Naomi Smith with Grande River Vineyards, making it a win-win situation for the organization and the winery.
There is a good mix of favorite local bands such as Stray Grass and Exit 42, and favorite Front Range bands Quemando, Marcia Ball and Hazel Miller, who have all been featured at concerts at Grande River Vineyards concerts in previous years.
Guests are welcome to bring lawnchairs or blankets and a picnic, although food is also available for sale. No outside beverages are allowed into the venue. Wine is available by the bottle or the glass, and soft drinks and water will also be for sale. Be sure to wear your dancing shoes when you come to hear your favorite band, although the dance floor is simply a corner of the lawn near the stage.
All of the concerts will be in the evening this year, with gates opening at 6:30 p.m.. Shows start at 7:30 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are available at Grande River Vineyards, Roper Music and Fisher’s Liquor Barn and are also available at the door, where they will cost $2 to $5 more than the advance price.