WOODINVILLE, Wash., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Chateau Ste. Michelle winery will kick off its 2017 Summer Concert Series on Thursday, June 1 with Elvis Costello as part of its year-long 50th Anniversary celebrations. Tickets for the winery's concerts will go on sale Saturday, March 25th at 10 a.m. online at www.ticketmaster.com.
The "2017 Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series" will offer 27 concerts spanning the range of pop, jazz, rock and blues from June 1st through September 15th. Each concert takes place in the winery's picturesque outdoor amphitheatre with seating for 4,300. Acclaimed artists include, Elvis Costello, John Legend, The Moody Blues, Santana, Chris Isaak, Blondie & Garbage, Lyle Lovett & his Large Band, Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie, Natalie Merchant, 2CELLOS, Diana Krall, Kandace Springs, Marc Antoine, David Sanborn, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, Colin James, John Mayall, Charlie Musselwhite, Buddy Guy, Allen Stone, Michael McDonald & Boz Scaggs, Bryan Ferry, ZZ Top & The Doobie Brothers, Chicago, Gipsy Kings, Australian Pink Floyd, Steve Winwood, Pink Martini and The Goo Goo Dolls.
Net proceeds from the annual concert series help fund Chateau Ste. Michelle's charitable contributions program, which supports a broad range of non-profit organizations. In 2016, Chateau Ste. Michelle's charitable contributions program benefited more than 400 non-profit organizations.
"We are very proud to host our popular summer concert series to support worthy charitable organizations in our community," said Ted Baseler, President and CEO of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates.
All shows feature general festival seating on the lawn, as well as reserved seating. Performances take place regardless of weather.
The Chateau Ste. Michelle wine shop is open before all concerts with wine and picnic items available for purchase, including the winery's commemorative bottling of its 50th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon which pays tribute to the first 1967 vintage. In addition, an array of food vendors will offer a selection of menu items for sale in the amphitheatre. Concert-goers may also bring their own picnic baskets and non-alcoholic beverages. (The Washington State Liquor Control Board requires that all alcoholic beverages consumed on the winery grounds be purchased at the winery.)
Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State's founding winery, is celebrating its 50th Anniversary year with the commemorative Cabernet bottling, special events, library wine releases, a visitor center expansion, its famous Summer Concert Series, and other programs throughout 2017.
For additional information on Chateau Ste. Michelle's 50th anniversary happenings, the winery or directions, please visit ste-michelle.com. Follow Chateau Ste. Michelle on Instagram: @chateaustemichelle, Facebook: Ste. Michelle, Twitter: @stemichelle and the conversation at #CSM50.
Chateau Ste. Michelle is located at 14111 145th Street N.E. in Woodinville.
About Chateau Ste. Michelle
Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered vinifera grape growing in Washington State and has been producing classic European varietal wines under the Ste. Michelle label since 1967. The winery combines an ongoing dedication to research with a commitment to classic winemaking traditions. The winery owns 3,900 acres of vineyards in the Columbia Valley of Eastern Washington, including Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek, which are LIVE and Salmon Safe certified. Chateau Ste. Michelle enjoys winemaking partnerships with some of the world's most distinguished vintners. Col Solare is an alliance with Tuscany's Piero Antinori, Eroica Riesling is a partnership with the Mosel's Ernst Loosen and Tenet is a collaboration with Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie of France. Chateau Ste. Michelle has received a long list of awards including 22 "Wineries of The Year" honors (Wine & Spirits) and 18 "Top 100 Wines" designations (Wine Spectator). Chateau Ste. Michelle also has a long history of giving back to the industry and community. The net proceeds from its popular Summer Concert Series helps fund its charitable giving program, which supports some 400 non-profit organizations annually, has provided more than $3 million for scholarships for high-achieving, low-income students at Washington universities, and supports the Viticulture & Enology Program at Washington State University.
Chateau Ste. Michelle 2017 Summer Concert Series
Elvis Costello & The Imposters
Thursday, June 1
John Legend: Darkness and Light Tour
Saturday, June 3
Sunday, June 4
GA $ 70.50
The Moody Blues
Saturday, June 10
Sunday, June 11
GA $ 66.00
Santana: Transmogrify Tour 2017
Friday, June 23
Saturday, June 24
GA $ 67.00
Saturday, July 1
Lyle Lovett & his Large Band
Saturday, July 15
Natalie Merchant: Summer Tour 2017 – 3 Decades of Song
Saturday, July 22
An Evening with 2CELLOS: The Score Tour
Sunday, July 23
An Evening with Diana Krall
Friday, July 28
GA $ 57.25
Chateau Ste. Michelle Festival of Jazz
Kandace Springs, Marc Antoine, David Sanborn, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall
www.kandacesprings.com http://marcantoine.com www.davidsanborn.com http://herbalpert.com/28-2/ www.allmusic.com/artist/lani-hall-mn0000103460
Saturday, July 29
Wine Country Blues Festival
Colin James, John Mayall, Charlie Musselwhite, Buddy Guy
www.colinjames.com www.johnmayall.com www.charliemusselwhite.com www.buddyguy.net
Sunday, July 30
Friday, August 4
Friday, August 11
An Evening with Chicago
Saturday, August 26
The Gipsy Kings featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo
Friday, September 1
The Australian Pink Floyd Show: The Best Side of the Moon 2017
Monday September 4
Friday, September 8
An Evening with Pink Martini and singer China Forbes
Saturday, September 9
Sunday, September 10
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