Rodney Strong Vineyards - Summer Concert Series

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The 22nd annual Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series returns with another season of fine food, wine and incredible music. The summer celebration runs from June through September with intimate performances by world-class musicians in a stunning vineyard setting.  See the video and complete 2012 lineup below!

Saturday, June 16, 2012
Tower of Power; Craig Chaquico
For over 40 years, Tower of Power has been creating their own kind of urban soul music, led by their tight rhythm section, a horn-driven sound and funky vocals. Over the years, members of TOP have recorded with hundreds of artists such as Aerosmith, Elton John, and Santana. Also performing will be Craig Chaquico, a founding member and lead guitarist for multi-platinum bands Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship and Starship.
Doors: 4 p.m./Show: 5 p.m. | Tickets:  VIP $80 / GA $50

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Al Green
11-time Grammy Award-Winner, Al Green, is one of the most gifted purveyors of soul music, selling more than 20 million records over his 40-year career. Recognized as one of the top male singers in the world, Green rose to prominence in the Seventies with hits such as "Let's Stay Together", "Love and Happiness", "I'm Still in Love With You", and "Tired Of Being Alone". 
Doors: 4 p.m./Show: 5 p.m. | Tickets:  VIP $115 / GA $75

Saturday, July 28, 2012
Dave Koz; Bebe Winans
Saxophonist Dave Koz has established himself as one of the most prominent figures in contemporary music. Koz's 2012 album, Hello Tomorrow, debuted at No. 1 on both Billboard's and iTunes' Contemporary Jazz charts, and Dave currently hosts the worldwide-syndicated Dave Koz Radio Show. Opening for Koz is groundbreaking R&B/Gospel vocalist Bebe Winans. Alongside his sister, the duo of BeBe & CeCe Winans have received numerous accolades, including four Grammy Awards, ten Dove Awards, two NAACP Awards and a Soul Train Award. Doors: 4 p.m./Show: 5 p.m. | Tickets:  VIP $90 / GA $60
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Al Jarreau with The George Duke Trio
Quintessential vocalist Al Jarreau is the only singer ever to win Grammy Awards in three different genres - R&B, pop and jazz. Jarreau has released many highly acclaimed recordings including "Look to the Rainbow", "All Fly Home", "Breakin' Away" and "Heaven and Earth".  Jarreau will share the stage with The George Duke Trio.  With more than thirty solo recordings and a career that spans more than 40 years, Duke continues to maintain a fresh sound, most recently captured in his 2010 release Déjà Vu.
Doors: 4 p.m./Show: 5 p.m. | Tickets:  VIP $80 / GA $50

Saturday, September 1, 2012
Huey Lewis & The News
Rocking audiences worldwide for three decades, Huey Lewis & The News have sold over 20 million albums with a blend of pop, rock and soul music. These Grammy Award-winners have written and performed numerous Top Ten Hits including "The Power of Love", which was nominated for an Academy Award and soared to #1 on Billboard's singles chart. 
Doors: 4 p.m./Show: 5 p.m. | Tickets:  VIP $115 / GA $75

Surrounded by acres of beautiful vineyards, guests will be treated to some of the top performers in contemporary music while picnicking at the winery's intimate concert venue, The Green.

Season passes and individual concert tickets are available, by calling (707) 869-1595 ext. 4 or  After May 15, tickets can be purchased in person at the Rodney Strong Vineyards Tasting Room.

Bring a picnic meal to enjoy with friends on The Green or purchase an assortment of prepared foods from local purveyors who will be onsite. You may also purchase any of Rodney Strong Vineyards' wines as well as choose from an array of non-alcoholic beverages.

Rodney Strong Vineyards Wine Club members enjoy an exclusive reception before the shows and at intermission as well as $5.00 discount on each ticket price. Wine Club tickets must be purchased through Rodney Strong Vineyards by calling (866) 779-4637.

No outside alcoholic beverages will be allowed into the venue. Low-back chairs or blankets are recommended for all lawn seating. No high back chairs or umbrellas. Parking is complimentary and attendants will point the way. The famous Russian River fog usually arrives in the early evening, so attendees are advised to bring jackets and sweaters, or guests can purchase specially logo t-shirts and sweatshirts at the show.