This year, Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery tapped a country-pop queen and a stable of songwriting greats for its annual summer concert series.
Those summer weekends are starting to fill up. A few weeks after the Woodland Park Zoo tipped a portion of this year’s ZooTunes shows, one of Woodinville’s favorite wineries has unveiled the lineup for its popular summer concert series.
This year, Chateau Ste. Michelle is bringing songwriting greats, a country-pop queen and legendary beards to its bucolic grounds.
Somewhat telling of the pro-picnic-basket series’ target demo, the first two acts will swing through the winery grounds on 50th anniversary tours. Proggy folk-rockers Jethro Tull get the sophisticated party started on June 10, with similarly progressive Brits Yes following on June 14. Leaving the besmirched Garrison Keillor era in the dust bowl, Americana fave Chris Thile brings the radio show formerly known as “A Prairie Home Companion” (now “Live From Here”) in for a taping.
Other highlights include seasoned country-pop star Sheryl Crow, Jackson Browne, ZZ Top, the Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, acoustic guitar blazers Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ben Harper and soul-rock stalwarts Lake Street Dive. Returning chateau heavyweights include Chris Isaak and country legend Lyle Lovett with his big band in tow.
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Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. March 31 through Ticketmaster.com. A summertime tradition since 1984, the summer concert series helps support various charities of the winery’s choosing. Check out the complete lineup below and start packing your fanciest picnic basket with expensive cheese.
June 10: Ian Anderson presents: Jethro Tull 50th anniversary tour
June 14: #Yes50: Celebrating 50 years of Yes
June 16: Live From Here with Chris Thile
June 17: Chris Isaak
June: 23-24: Michael Franti & Spearhead with John Butler Trio
July 13: Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Del McCoury Band, the Jerry Douglas Band
July 20: John Fogerty
July 21-22: Sheryl Crow
July 27-28: Jackson Browne
July 29: Tajmo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, John “Greyhound” Maxwell
July 30: ZZ Top
Aug. 4: Chris Botti, Morgan James, Sara Niemietz & Snuffy Walden, Tuck & Patti
Aug. 10: The Gypsy Kings
Aug 24: Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
Aug. 25-26: Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton
Sept. 7: Rodrigo y Gabriela
Sept. 8: The Mavericks and Los Lobos
Sept. 13: Lake Street Dive
Sept. 14: The Australian Pink Floyd Show
Sept. 15: Lyle Lovett & His Large Band