I hope you have lots of space on your Google Calendar. Get ready to start checking dates, texting friends, and getting plans in order.

Jewel plays Mountain Winery on July 18, 2014
Jewel plays Mountain Winery on July 18, 2014

The Mountain Winery has announced the line-up for their–extensive, action-packed, star-studded–summer concert series. Performances run from end of May through to early October, so fear not, you should have ample time to catch an outdoor show or two at their gorgeous Saratoga venue. We’re told tickets will go on sale April 28 (at 10am local).

Where to start?

Some of the best known musical acts this year include Jewel, Peter Frampton, Steely Dan, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, and Colbie Caillat (watch her Stark Insider interview from Live in the Vineyard).

Those who love hair-spiked 80s throwback will appreciate several of the bands hitting Mountain Winery this summer such as The Go-Go’s, Patty Smyth, Cutting Crew, The Motels, Naked Eyes (with Peter Byrne), Bret Michaels, Foreigner, Heart, Chicago, Howard Jones, Huey Lewis and the News, and (of course!) Kool & The Gang.

PREVIEW: Chris Isaak Live

Diva Sarah Brightman will take a momentary reprieve from Las Vegas for what should be a much anticipated performance on August 7.

Sarah Brightman Dreamchaser World Tour to Mountain Winery on August 7, 2014.
Sarah Brightman brings her Dreamchaser tour

For laughs, there’s no shortage of opportunity. In particular mark your calendar for September 27. That’s when a mini-SNL reunion will take place featuring Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, and Kevin Nealon.

MORE STARK INSIDER: Interview: Live in the Vineyard with Colbie Caillat (Video)

We’ve included the complete schedule below.

One quick tip: as in past years The Mountain Winery is offering up a package that includes a reserved sear, 3-course dinner, a glass of estate wine, and parking. It’s available for all shows. We highly recommend it. There’s nothing quite like enjoying a dinner on the elegant Chateau Deck on a balmy California night, hanging with friends, anticipating a great live event.

[Mountain Winery]


Date Artist Show/Door Time Ticket Prices
28-May Gary Allan
With John King
7:30/5:30 $89.50/79.50/59.50/45.00
31-May Brit Floyd
The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show
Discovery World Tour 2014
7:30/5:30 $65/55/45/35
1-Jun Merle HaggardDave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones 7:30/5:30 $79.50/59.50/49.50/39.50
6-Jun Il Volo 7:30/5:30 $115/95/75/55
14-Jun Jake Shimabukuro
“Jimi Hendrix of the Ukulele”
7:30/5:30 $49.50/39.50/35.00/32.50
22-Jun Jeff Dunham 8:00/6:00 $139.50/99.50/79.50/59.50
23-Jun Maxwell 7:30/5:30 $119.50/89.50/69.50/49.50
24-Jun Jill Scott 7:30/5:30 $119.50/89.50/69.50/49.50
25-Jun Steve Winwood 7:30/5:30 $99.50/69.50/59.50/49.50
1-Jul Joan Baez & Indigo Girls 7:30/5:30 $79.50/69.50/59.50/49.50
8 & 9-Jul Steely Dan 7:30/5:30 $225/149.50/85.00/65.00
10-Jul Boyz II Men 7:30/5:30 $79.50/69.50/59.50/39.50
13-Jul “Happy Together” Tour
The Turtles featuring Flo & Eddie
Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night)
Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad)Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
Gary Lewis & The Playboys
7:30/5:30 $65/55/45/35
15-Jul The Memphis TourBoz ScaggsWith Special Guest Los Lobos 7:30/5:30 $95/75/55/45
16-Jul Pat Metheny Unity Group (<—->) Bruce HornsbyWith Sonny Emory
Campfire Tour 2014
7:30/5:30 $95/65/55/45
17-Jul Colbie Caillat 7:30/5:30 $89.50/69.50/59.50/49.50


18-Jul Jewel 7:30/5:30 $85/55/45/35
20-Jul Replay America
The Go-Go’s
Patty Smyth and Scandal
Martha Davis and The Motels
Cutting Crew
Naked Eyes Featuring Peter Byrne
6:30/4:30 $119.50/89.50/69.50/49.50
21-Jul Goo Goo Dolls & DaughtryWith Special Guest Plain White T’s 7:30/5:30 $139.50/109.50/89.50/59.50
22-Jul Lyle Lovett And His Large Band 7:30/5:30 $95/75/55/45
23-Jul Chris Isaak 7:30/5:30 $99.50/99.50/79.50/49.50
24-Jul Toni Braxton 7:30/5:30 $129.50/89.50/69.50/49.50
25-Jul Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo / Rick Springfield 7:00/5:00 $125/85/65/45
26-Jul Don McLean / Judy Collins 7:30/5:30 $75/55/45/35
27-Jul Bret MichaelsLife Rocks 2014 7:30/5:30 $89.50/69.50/59.50/39.50
28-Jul Foreigner 7:30/5:30 $95/75/55/45
30-Jul Los Lonely Boys / Kenny Wayne Shepherd 7:30/5:30 $65/55/45/35
1-Aug An Evening With The Beach Boys 7:30/5:30 $95/75/55/35
2-Aug Andrew Bird & The Hands of Glory 7:30/5:30 $59.50/45.00/35.00/35.00
3-Aug Creedence Clearwater RevisitedWith Special Guest Robert Randolph & The Family Band 7:30/5:30 $89.50/69.50/49.50/39.50
4-Aug Nickel Creek 7:30/5:30 $69.50/59.50/49.50/39.50
5-Aug Michael McDonald / Toto 7:30/5:30 $129.50/89.50/69.50/49.50
7-Aug Sarah Brightman 7:30/5:30 $289.50/199.50/99.50/59.50
8-Aug An Evening With Joan Rivers
(mature content)
7:30/5:30 $75/55/45/35
9-Aug Amos Lee
Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour
7:30/5:30 $60.50/50.50/43.50/38.50
10-Aug A Night In New OrleansAaron Neville and Dr. John & The Nite TrippersWith The New Orleans Suspects“Laissez les bons temps rouler… Let the good times rollwith a Taste of New Orleans at The Mountain Winery” 6:00/4:00 $89.50/69.50/49.50/39.50
11-Aug Under The Sun Tour
Smash Mouth
Sugar Ray
Blues Traveler
Uncle Kracker
6:30/4:30 $89.50/69.50/59.50/49.50
12-Aug ZZ Top & Jeff Beck – Beards ‘N Beck Tour 2014 6:30/4:30 $225/145/95/65
13-Aug Deep Purple 7:30/5:30 $125/85/65/55
16-Aug Kool & The GangWith Special Guest En Vogue 7:30/5:30 $109.50/89.50/69.50/49.50
20-Aug Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue / Galactic 7:30/5:30 $89.50/69.50/69.50/49.50
22-Aug Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings     7:30/5:30 $65.00/45.00/35.00/32.50
23-Aug B.B. KingThe Blind Boys of Alabama    7:30/5:30 $125/85/65/45
24-Aug Brian Regan    7:30/5:30 $65/55/45/35
25-Aug Earth, Wind & Fire    7:30/5:30 $150.50/100.50/80.50/60.50
26-Aug Frampton’s Guitar CircusFeaturing Peter Frampton and Buddy Guy    7:30/5:30 $139.50/99.50/79.50/59.50
27-Aug Gipsy Kings 25th Anniversary TourWith Special Guest Ole’ Noys    7:30/5:30 $149.50/95/75/55
28-Aug Matisyahu / OzomatliWith Special Guest Makua Rothman    6:30/4:30 $69.50/49.50/42.50/35.00
29-Aug The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute    7:30/5:30 $55.00/42.50/29.50/22.50
30-Aug Retro Futura Tour 2014Thompson Twins’ Tom Bailey
Howard JonesUltravox’s Midge UreKatrina of Katrina & the Waves
6:30/4:30 $89.50/69.50/59.50/45.00
2-Sep Elvis Costello & The Imposters 7:30/5:30 $99.50/79.50/69.50/49.50
6-Sep Huey Lewis and The News 7:30/5:30 $99.50/79.50/59.50/49.50
11-Sep Chicago 7:30/5:30 $126/96/76/46
14-Sep An Acoustic Evening with
Ben Harper
8:00/6:00 $85/75/65/45
16-Sep Heart 7:30/5:30 $95/75/65/45
18-Sep Martina McBride 7:30/5:30 $95/75/55/45
21-Sep British Invasion 50th Anniversary Tour!Gerry & The Pacemakers, Chad & Jeremy, Billy J. Kramer, Mike Pender’s Searchers, Denny Laine 7:30/5:30 $65/55/45/35
26-Sep Pattie LaBelle
With Lyfe Jennings
7:30/5:30 $125/95/75/55
27-Sep Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, Kevin Nealon from SNL 7:30/5:30 $155.50/125.50/89.50/59.50
28-Sep Jazz Summit
Boney James / Jazz Attack Featuring Rick Braun,Euge Groove and Peter White with Jason Bodlovich Group“Jazz du Jour… a culinary ode to the influential Jazz Cities of America”
6:00/4:00 $69.50/59.50/49.50/39.50
3-Oct Larry The Cable Guy 7:30/5:30 $129.50/99.50/79.50/59.50


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