I hope you have lots of space on your Google Calendar. Get ready to start checking dates, texting friends, and getting plans in order.
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.
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 2014 CONCERT SERIES
|Date||Artist||Show/Door Time||Ticket Prices|
With John King
The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show
Discovery World Tour 2014
|1-Jun||Merle HaggardDave Alvin & Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones||7:30/5:30||$79.50/59.50/49.50/39.50|
“Jimi Hendrix of the Ukulele”
|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
|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
Patty Smyth and Scandal
Martha Davis and The Motels
Naked Eyes Featuring Peter Byrne
|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|
|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|
|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|
|5-Aug||Michael McDonald / Toto||7:30/5:30||$129.50/89.50/69.50/49.50|
|8-Aug||An Evening With Joan Rivers|
Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song Tour
|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|
|12-Aug||ZZ Top & Jeff Beck – Beards ‘N Beck Tour 2014||6:30/4:30||$225/145/95/65|
|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|
|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
|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|
|14-Sep||An Acoustic Evening with|
|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|
With Lyfe Jennings
|27-Sep||Dana Carvey, Dennis Miller, Kevin Nealon from SNL||7:30/5:30||$155.50/125.50/89.50/59.50|
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”
|3-Oct||Larry The Cable Guy||7:30/5:30||$129.50/99.50/79.50/59.50|