CHADDSFORD, PA – Jazz lovers and wine lovers alike will be delighted by the Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival at Chaddsford Winery (632 Baltimore Pike, 610-388-6221). On August 30, 31 and September 1, from 12:00 until 6:00 p.m., the winery will host live jazz acts and offer tastings of their award-winning wines throughout the grounds.
“Labor Day weekend is the end of the official ‘summer season,’ and we like to celebrate with great music and great wine,” says Winery Proprietor Lee Miller. “It’s a fun way to cap off summer in a beautiful country setting – no extensive travel, no high gas prices, just a relaxing day of wine, music, food and friends.”
Tickets are $20 per person for the day, and include: wine tasting, a souvenir wine glass, and two concerts. Foods will be available for purchase from Pace One Restaurant, or guests can bring their own picnic. No other alcoholic beverages will be permitted on the grounds.
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 events, please call the winery directly at (610) 388-6221 or visit their website at www.chaddsford.com.
Featured Jazz Performers (click for photos):
Saturday, August 30 – Brian Betz (12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Emerging star of jazz guitar, backed by a quartet
The Budesa Brothers (3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
High-energy players with a knack for exciting showmanship
Sunday, August 31 – The Sermon (12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
A funky quintet, playing everything from old soul to disco
Annie Sciolla (3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Legendary local vocalist with a powerhouse band
Monday, September 1 – E. J. Yellen (12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
Local saxophonist, playing contemporary jazz from a historical perspective
Bobby Newton (3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Veteran performer who was entertained alongside Stevie Wonder and the Delfonics