CHADDSFORD, PA – Whether bluegrass or blues, classic soul or classic rock, Chaddsford Winery (632 Baltimore Pike; 610-388-6221) has a concert scheduled this summer to cater to every kind of music fan.

For revelers looking to make a day-trip, Chaddsford offers two exciting weekend-long events this summer.  On May 24, 25 and 26, the winery will host their annual Memorial Day Weekend Brandywine River Blues Festival.  Admission to the three-day festival is $20 per person per day, and includes wine tastings, a souvenir wine glass and both of the day’s concerts.

On July 4, 5 and 6, guests can celebrate America’s birthday with a Fourth of July Backyard BBQ.  The event is a collaboration with the other wineries along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail and includes multiple concerts and an outdoor barbecue; admission to the concerts for this weekend varies.  More July 4 information is available at, and a list of bands participating in all three event series this season appears below.

“Wine and music are both such wonderful ways to unwind after a long week,” says Winery Proprietor Lee Miller, “and by combining them in a festive outdoor setting, we’ve created a Friday night escape that everyone can enjoy.”

Every Friday night beginning May 30, from 6:30 till 9:30 p.m., the winery invites revelers to pack a picnic, pick up a bottle of wine and relax on their scenic grounds while they enjoy the sounds of live music from a hugely diverse line-up of performers.  Tickets to the concerts are $20 per person; reservations are recommended, as many of the concerts sell out in advance.

Chaddsford Winery is Pennsylvania’s premiere winery.  In addition to the winery and its retail locations, Chaddsford wines are available at Wine & Spirit Shoppes throughout Pennsylvania and in select wine stores in Delaware and Maryland.  For more information on current wine releases and other exciting summer events, like Sangria Sundays, please call the winery directly at (610) 388-6221 or visit their website at


Summer Nights Under the Stars:

Friday, May 30The Melton Brothers

Jazz, blues, soul & washboard funk

Friday, June 6Big Package

Fun, high energy funk & dance music

Friday, June 13Budesa Brothers with Denise King

Jazz, R&B and soul, with thrilling vocals

Friday, June 20City Rhythm Orchestra

Big Band with distinctive, upbeat sound

Friday, June 27Been There Done That

Powerhouse 10-piece group: rock ‘n’ roll to classic soul

Friday, July 11The Last Big Band

Dance like there’s no tomorrow! 17 piece jazz orchestra

Friday, July 18Cabernet Night with Paul Adkins

A series of shows by world-class performers…in the tradition of opera night

Friday, July 25The Rivers

Classic rockabilly, from the Everlys to Elvis

Friday, August 1Alligator Zydeco

Hot sounds of the Louisiana Bayou

Friday, August 8Turning Blue

A great mix of blues, funk and classic rock

Friday, August 15Big Package

Fun, high energy funk and dance music

Friday, August 22Been There Done That

Powerhouse 10-piece group: rock ‘n’ roll to classic soul

Friday, August 29 Opera Night at the Winery

A truly special night of classical and opera featuring Paul Adkins and friends

Friday, September 5Latin Jazz Night with Synthesis

End the season with some sizzle — fun & danceable!

Memorial Day Weekend Brandywine River Blues Festival

Saturday, May 24Charlie Donelan (12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Howlin’ guitar and gutsy vocals from a versatile veteran

James Mabry (3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

Sunday, May 25Steve Guyger (12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Authentic harmonic blues from “Philly’s Harmonica King”

Johnny DeFrancesco (3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

One of the world’s great guitarists smokes up the stage – “Hot!”

Monday, May 26Rob Perna (12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Blues you can dance to, played with unrelenting fervor

Linwood Taylor (3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)

“The blues is alright” with this guitarist’s Texas swing and Hendrix flair

Fourth of July Backyard BBQ:

Friday, July 4Hake & Jarema Duo (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; complimentary)

Local duo covering everyone from Dave Matthews to the Rolling Stones

Red Alert Band (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. .; $20 per person, reservations recommended)

Let the good times roll with dance sounds from the 60’s to today

Saturday, July 5Bob Croce (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; complimentary)

A nationally-recognized performer who has played with Tom Chapin and Preston Reed

Roy Verna Celebration Band (6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.; $20 per person; reservations recommended)

R&B, show tunes, Motown and more

Sunday, July 6Mike Wescott’s Blues on Board (2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.; complimentary)

Expert singing and virtuoso guitar work drive this blues-rock act