Summer Concerts at Temecula Valley Wineries Feature Jazz, Country, and Yacht Rock Stars

Published May 9, 2024

With summer on the horizon, Temecula Valley's wineries are gearing up to host an array of musical talent, offering evenings filled with melodious tunes set against the picturesque backdrop of lush vineyards. The season's performances are slated to begin on May 18, igniting the region's wine country with the sentimental strains of Peabo Bryson's romantic ballads. The renowned Grammy-winning artist, whose repertoire includes acclaimed hits such as 'Tonight I Celebrate My Love' and the iconic 'Beauty and the Beast' duet, will inaugurate Thornton Winery’s Champagne Jazz Series.

A Diverse Musical Lineup

Thornton Winery is not alone in its summer entertainment offerings, as several other local wineries will also feature headlining acts through the early fall. These highly anticipated concerts are ticketed events, differing from the free live music that many wineries provide throughout the year. Among these, country music events at Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards have a reputation for rapid sell-outs.

Champagne Jazz Series Highlights

The Champagne Jazz Series, taking place at Thornton Winery, includes a variety of performances starting at 7 p.m. with gates opening an hour earlier. Concert-goers have the option of general admission or season tickets, which come with the benefit of assigned seating. A supreme experience can be had with gourmet supper packages that feature dedicated tables and personalized service.

Notable performances range from the sultry sounds of Chris Botti and the upbeat energy of the Average White Band, to the rhythm and blues of Eric Benét. Jazz enthusiasts can also look forward to appearances by renowned artists like Gerald Albright, Norman Brown, and Boney James among others.

Country Stars and Yacht Rock Grooves

The Country Concert Series at Wilson Creek Winery & Vineyards highlights the likes of Chris Lane and Dylan Scott, bringing the spirit of the South up to Temecula's vineyards. Tickets include the choice between general admission or VIP seating with dinner options and a hosted bar.

For fans of the smooth, laid-back genre known as yacht rock, the Rhythm on the Vine Jazz Series at South Coast Winery Resort & Spa promises a special treat, with the Tris Imboden Yacht Stars set to perform. This venue also features an assortment of jazz talents, including David Benoit and Lindsey Webster, further complementing the diverse musical palette offered this summer.

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