Posts Tagged ‘Temecula Music Concerts’

There’s Music in the Air in Temecula Wine Country…

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Temecula wine country offers beautiful vineyards, a never-ending selection of wines in addition to well-appointed tasting rooms, gift shops and restaurants, but what are those delightful sounds that always seem to fill air? It’s music! With many wineries showcasing both local and national talent, there’s something for the music lover in everyone. If the only tunes you’re hearing these days comes out of a pair of headphones, maybe it’s time to inject some much-needed energy into your repertoire by going to see a live performance! After all, what could be better than spending an evening sipping wine, watching the sun go down and relaxing while listening to talented and creative artists make music? Here are marvelously musical ways for you to get out there and see some incredible musicians:

Do the cool, Autumn breezes make you long for the warm air of summer? Be instantly transported to the tropics by steel drummer Shaula Walko, whose rhythms of the Caribbean will make you feel like breaking out your flip flops and dancing the night away. Cougar Vineyards will feature Walko as well as other performers during the month of October, and you can see these concerts free of charge with the purchase of a wine tasting. Go here for dates, times and other details.

Thornton Winery’s annual Champagne Jazz Series continues to provide a stellar lineup of nationally renowned contemporary jazz artists. Catch sexy sax sensation Candy Dulfer October 15. Dulfer made a splash on the international music scene in 1989 with her #1 hit, “Lily Was Here,” a collaboration with Eurythmics Dave Stewart, and has toured the world stage with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Prince, Marcus Miller, Beyonce, David Sanborn and countless others.  Don’t miss this very special evening- tickets are available here.

Need something a bit heavier? Shoot 4 Tuezday’s set list of classic and contemporary rock may be just what the doctor ordered. Miramonte Winery welcomes this 5-piece October 14, and lead singer Elisha Eddin’s sultry vocals are inspired by Janis Joplin, Melissa Etheridge, Blondie and The Pretenders.  The winery also hosts an array of other artists, ranging from blues to alternative to soul, during the month of October. For a full schedule of performances, click here.

With so many live concerts and performances at most of Temecula’s wineries, there’s always a reason to get out, get down and catch some talented artists in some of the best settings around. Check out each winery’s website to get a full schedule of upcoming music events.




Temecula Valley March 2011 Winery Events

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

March over to Temecula Valley Wine Country for  excellent events this month. From eclectic music concerts to cooking classes for the family, Temecula Valley Wineries has something for everyone. Check out the list below for March events at your favorite Temecula Valley Wineries!

Thornton Winery Cork Contest Nets Green for Everyone

Saturday and Sunday, March 5-6,2011

Thornton Winery’s Recycled Cork Contest asked artists, cork dorks and interested parties to create original art pieces by using recycled wine corks as the main material. The winner will receive $500 and their art piece will be showcased at Temecula Valley Wine Country’s next big event,WoW (World of Wine Barrel Tasting) Weekend. All WoW Weekend event ticket holders will get to vote for their favorite cork piece in Wine Country, so make sure to get your tickets ASAP!  Most, if not all wineries participating in the WOW event will be showcasing their own cork art, so the competition is sure to be hot, hot, hot.

To learn more, go to Thornton Winery.

Frangipani Estate Winery Vince Mendoza and Friends

Saturday March 12,2011; 7:30 pm


Hear some of the great guitar classics from Beatles to Bach with stellar performances by guitar virtuoso, Vince Mendoza and a talented lineup of guitarists. During intermission, enjoy an appetizer plate and dessert.

Reservations are required by Wednesday, March 9th as seating is limited. Call (951) 699-8845

Danza del Sol Winery Cooking Classes with Chef Robert Velez, Cooking Made Easy

Thursday, March 24, 2011; 6:30pm – 8:30pm

$44/ person ($40 for Wine Club members)

Join Chef Rovert Velez this month for a fun, exciting and informative two hour Fresh Asian cooking class paired with Danza del Sol wines! Bring a group of friends for a girl’s night out or make it a date night!

For more information and a monthly schedule of classes go to Danza del Sol Winery.

Oak Mountain Winery Gourmet Cooking Class

Friday, March 25,2011; 6pm-9pm

$65/person ($55 for members)

Join Oak Mountain Winery for a night of wine, food and fun while Temecula Catering’s Chef
Michael teaches you how to make a gourmet meal. His hands-on classes mark preparing a news meal fun and easy. If your teenager is interested in cooking, this is a great experience!

Cooking Class Menu
*Appetizer: caprese skewers
*Salad/Soup: roasted tomato soup with mini grilled cheese, basil, tomato Sandwich
*Entrée: chicken roulade with brie cheese, sun dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts with basil pesto
*Dessert: bananas foster

*Reservation Required. For more information, go to Oak Mountain Winery.

“Live @ Lorimar!”

Lorimar Winery, 42032 Main Street, Temecula, CA; every Saturday night 6pm – 9pm

No cover

Live @ Lorimar offers an intimate and fun location for musical performances.  Overlooking Main Street in Old Town Temecula, Lorimar has a unique and “edgy” feel perfect for innovative musicians. The venue offers an acoustic setting like no other, and is the perfect place to hear great live music from some of Southern California’s best up and coming musicians. Light appetizers, wine tasting and wine by the glass available throughout the night.

March Schedule:

* March 5         Kenny Marquez- Classic Rock
* March 12       Naomi Balcombe- Jazz Saxophone
* March 19       Jason Weber- Jazz Saxophone
* March 26       Sister Speak- Classic Rock

For more information, go to Lorimar Winery or call (951) 240-5177.

Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery “rocks Old Town” Music Series

every Saturday 7pm-11pm

Enjoy music that “rocks Old Town” at Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery each Saturday evening. Located at a beautiful valley filled with history and charm of “the old west,” these live music shows are guaranteed to get you moving!

March Schedule:
* March 5         One Too Many rocks Old Town
* March 12       Patrick McKeone rocks Old Town
* March 19       Lil George rocks Old Town
* March 26       Patrick McKeone rocks Old Town

For more information about “rocks Old Town,” go to Longshadow Ranch Vineyard & Winery.

Miramonte Winery March Happenings

Every Friday and Saturday 7pm-10pm

Since 2001, every Friday and Saturday night Miramonte Winery has been home to some the finest live music in the Inland Empire. Offering great wine, beer and live music, these weekend events have evolved into signature wine/music events in Temecula Wine Country. Prix Fixe chef-prepared meals and incredible cheese plates available.

March Schedule:
* March 4        Nathan James- Winner of the International Blues Challenge!
* March 5        Shoppy- Sublime meets funk meets eclectic jazz!
* March 11      D Priest- Soulful classic rock of the 60s, 70s and 80s.
* March 12      4019’s- The Who meets The Clash meets The Ramones.
* March 18      Billy Watson- Big, lushy blues, a hint of comedy – a super fun show!
* March 19      Bluefish-  Big rock sounds from the 70s, 80s, 90’s! SUPER popular.
* March 25      Missy Anderson-The queen of all local soul, rhythm and blues!
* March 26      Doug McLeod-A true American troubadour; acoustic blues.

Check out the list of popular performers and find out more information at Miramonte Winery.

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