CHADDS FORD, PA – Beginning Friday June 4, Chaddsford Winery (632 Baltimore Pike, 610-388-6221) will present their “Summer Nights Under the Stars” Friday Concert Series, featuring local musicians and of course, great wines. Throughout the month of June, local barbecue outfit Nick’s Chicks will attend the concerts to sell grilled food themed to the night’s musical style. Admission is $22 per person. Reservations are recommended for all concerts; please call (610) 388-6221.
“Summer Nights Under the Stars” concerts take place every Friday from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. through August 27. Performers range from rock ’n’ roll bands to classic soul acts and jazz artists. Guests are invited to bring a picnic or to purchase food on-site from Nick’s Chicks (June only).
“This year we added fun BBQs to our June concert nights to make it easy and simple” says winery proprietor Lee Miller. “Visitors can still bring a picnic, but if they come directly from work or just want the night off, they can get some great grub here. They’re a perfect date night or a great way to meet up with friends.”
The June lineup includes:
Friday, June 4 – Alligator Zydeco
Hot sounds of the Louisiana Bayou, with Nick’s Chicks Cajun cooking
Friday, June 11 – Budesa Brothers with Denise King
Jazz, R&B and soul, with thrilling vocals and Nick’s Chicks pig roast
Friday, June 18 – Been There Done That
Powerhouse 10-piece group: rock ‘n’ roll to classic soul and Nick’s classic BBQ
Friday, June 25 – The Mermaid Mountain Men
Bluegrass and Nick’s Chicks fried chicken
New this year is the Summer Concert Saver, a discounted admission package perfect for those who plan to enjoy more than one concert over the course of the season. For $50 per person, guests can reserve admission to three dates, a savings of $16 over purchasing admission to each night individually.
Guests who prefer to host a private event will be thrilled with Chaddsford’s new Summer BBQ Party Package. For $40 per person, guests can host a party that includes: a Chaddsford wine tasting bar, featuring six wines; a souvenir glass for each guest; pavilion tent rental for three hours; optional guided tours of the wine-making facility; and a choice of BBQ menus from Joseph’s Catering. For more information about hosting a private event, please contact Chaddsford Winery event coordinator Rachel Hopson at 610-388-6221 EXT. 203.
Other summer music events, including their annual Fourth of July “Big Bang BBQ” Weekend on July 3 and 4 and Sangria Sundays on July 11, 18 and 25, are also planned.
Chaddsford Winery is Pennsylvania’s premiere winery. Winemaker Eric Miller was honored by the American Wine Society with their 2009 Award of Merit, a designation that is granted to just one wine professional annually. Chaddsford was awarded a staggering eight medals at the 2009 Pennsylvania Wine Association’s Pennsylvania Wine Competition, and their 2007 Chambourcin was named the overall winner at the Pennsylvania Wine Society’s 2009 Wine Excellence Awards. They have earned multiple “Best of Philly” nods from Philadelphia magazine, and in 2008, Wine Enthusiast named Chaddsford Winery one of “America’s Top 25 Tasting Rooms”; to be considered for this honor, “wine quality was paramount,” but “decor, staff savvy, amenities and more ephemeral characteristics, such as overall quirkiness or warmth” were considered as well.
Chaddsford wines are available directly from the winery in Chadds Ford or at Chaddsford’s Bucks County Tasting Room in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska. Wines may also be ordered online at www.chaddsford.com; please visit their website or contact Chaddsford Winery for more information on wines, events, upcoming festivals and tastings at (610) 388-6221.