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Front Porch Music Festival 2019

Local bands, amazing wine, & a great time!

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August 31, 2019

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#MakeTime this Labor Day weekend for The Front Porch Music Festival!

Hosted by Fifth Generation Winegrower, Karl D. Wente, the festival will feature amazing local and regional bands on multiple stages set up throughout the Wente Vineyards Estate Winery property on Tesla Road.

This is the Tri-Valley event to end the summer with and kick off Harvest!

Join us and spend the day jamming to live music, drinking memorable wines, and enjoying delicious food options in the company of family and friends.

This annual event will sell out quickly, so be sure to buy your tickets early!

Tickets

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Saturday, August 31st, 11AM – 7PM

11AM - Gates open, 12PM - Music starts

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General Admission

Price: $40 (Club Members $30)

*Children's General Admission, Ages 4 - 12 - $10

Join us for our annual Front Porch Music Festival! The General Admission ticket includes entry into the event where you can enjoy 8+ bands, Wente Vineyards wine tastings, a variety of dining options, dancing and more! Bring your friends and enjoy the Labor Day Weekend event in the Livermore Valley.

Tickets will sell out fast, don't miss out!

*Children 0-3 years old are complimentary with an adult ticket purchase.

No outside food or beverages. All guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets to watch the show.

Questions or need assistance, please contact our concierge team at:

Concierge@WenteVineyards.com

(925)456-2370

2019 Lineup

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Andre Thierry

The Washington Post called Andre “A master at pumping out fast, funky rhythms on an instrument not usually associated with earthy syncopation. A versatile student of the music, Thierry can’t be lumped into Zydeco’s old-school R&B-influenced camp or its nouveau, rap-inspired one: He and his band, lay down both soulful, traditional slow-dances and bottom-end-booming kinetic groovers.”

Some of Andre's most groundbreaking artistic works have resulted when awareness and experience from distant genres and unrelated forms collaborated through an evolution of French Creole, Zydeco and Accordion Soul. Undoubtedly, Andre's style isn't conventional, he and his accordions provide a signature sound by creating magnetic sonic landscapes. The rhythmic songs played drive an atmospheric blend, giving his band a powerful edge, naturally building a dedicated following through constant shows, touring and a string of recordings like "It's About Time," "A Whole Lotta Somthin" and "Are You Ready To Learn".

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The Coffis Brothers

A rootsy rock n’ roll band born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Influenced by those early surroundings, songwriters Jamie and Kellen Coffis’ blend of folk, blues, R&B and straight-ahead rock is evidence an upbringing spent listening to all of the right records from Tom Petty, Neil Young, and The Beatles.

“These guys have a beach vibe without a beach sound – nope, these guys are pure rock n’ roll – the dirty, good stuff, that puts the song ahead of everything else.” - RICHIE FRIEMAN – PEN’S EYE VIEW

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Wolf Hamlin & the Front Porch Drifters

Wolf Hamlin is the husky voice of salvation in a land of shattered dreams. He sings as if he were raised as a grizzly and writes as if he were schooled by gypsies. Backed by a band that has stolen thunder from the heavens and teardrops from the angels, Hamlin confirms what we all love about the sad, beautiful music of our country: It was born in the dust of outcasts and was crafted into melodies for all of us.

Hamlin fronts a band of masterful players--they cast his visions into colorful tapestries of haunted todays and raw tomorrows. The songs are propelled by the taut and ornery rhythm section of drummer Joe O' Loughlin, bassist Andrew Cox and acoustic guitarist Karl Wente. The groove is sweetened by the fiddles of Lindsey Kemp and James Chasia and then lacerated by the virtuoso guitar licks of Tim Miller. The Front Porch Drifters summon up the spirits of Bakersfield country, New Orleans funk, Cajun whimsy, Civil War balladry and heartland rock and roll, and make it their own spicy gumbo. It is Americana that makes you feel the hangover in the deepest well of your heart, and transcendence in the brightest spaces of your soul.

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Big Sam's Funky Nation

When you think of New Orleans, the city’s foremost flambeaux-lit traditions of Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, voodoo, Po’ boys, beads, gumbo, and second line undoubtedly come to mind. You can also count Big Sam’s Funky Nation amongst those NOLA treasures.

Known for a boisterous blend of funk, jazz, rock, and hip-hop, nothing short of seismic live “experiences, and a whole lot of Southern charm, they may be The Big Easy’s best kept secret.

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Rae Du Soleil

Since the start of her musical career, Rae du Soleil has captivated audiences with her soulful voice, gypsy jazz guitar and radiant stage presence. Rae du Soleil’s indie pop sound blends engaging acoustic melodies with witty lyrics that speak to the feeling and healing inherent in humanhood.

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Jesse Loren Strickman Band

San Francisco Bay Area singer-songwriter Jesse Loren Strickman is known for potent lyrics and powerfully minimal acoustic music. Emotionally charged vocals sail over jaunty acoustic chords in songs about love and social change.

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Tammy Byerly

Acoustic Pop singer/songwriter Tammy Byerly captures audiences with her sweet voice and sincere lyrics. After spending her accounting career longing to play music, she took a leap of faith and became a full-time performer in 2017. In addition to gaining an online following for her live performances at Twitch.tv/Tammy_BlackMedia, she has performed in Europe, Asia, and regularly in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Sunny and The Black Pack

Since 2015, Sunny And The Black Pack have been building a reputation as true visionaries in the music scene. Starting out creating music and playing gigs in the San Francisco area, Sunny And The Black Pack quickly built a devoted fanbase. Rocking dance floors and opening minds ever since, the band draws crowds from far and wide, and continues to spread musical light in every new destination.

Food & Beer

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More information coming soon!