In its 29th year, the Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series presented by Montgomery Village features great entertainers, award-winning wines, and local food purveyors at the scenic Concert Green & Terrace setting at Rodney Strong Vineyards. The 2019 lineup for one of the most celebrated wine, food, and music events of the summer includes:
Saturday, June 22
Since 1995, Alanis Morissette has been one of the most influential singer-songwriter-musicians in contemporary music. Her deeply expressive music and acoustic performances have earned vast critical praise. Morissette’s 1995 debut, “Jagged Little Pill,” was followed by nine more eclectic and acclaimed albums. She has contributed musically to theatrical releases and has acted on the big and small screen.
Inspired by Morissette’s groundbreaking album, “Jagged Little Pill” made its musical theatre debut in Cambridge, Massachusetts last May and premieres on Broadway this fall.
Sunday, July 14
Rick Springfield and Richard Marx
Over the past four decades, Rick Springfield has worn many hats as an entertainer and performer. He is the creator of some of the finest power-pop of the ’80s, a Grammy winning singer, songwriter, and musician who has sold 25 million albums and scored 17 U.S. Top 40 hits, including “Jessie’s Girl,” “Don’t Talk to Strangers,” “An Affair of the Heart,” “I’ve Done Everything for You,” “Love Somebody,” and “Human Touch.”
As a performer, songwriter, musician, and producer, Richard Marx’s career has spanned nearly three decades. He has sold more than 30 million albums and, beginning in 1989, achieved a seven-year string of triumphs that rivaled any in pop-rock music history. To this day, he is the only male artist in history to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts.
Saturday, September 7
The Beach Boys
Few, if any, acts can match The Beach Boys’ concert presence, spirit and performance. With a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions, The Beach Boys’ songs, such as
“Surfin,” “Fun, Fun, Fun,” “I Get Around,” “Help Me Rhonda,” and “California Girls,” have forever changed the musical landscape.
In 2016, The Beach Boys celebrated the 50th anniversary of the hit “Good Vibrations,” which is widely considered one of the greatest masterpieces in the history of rock and roll. The Beach Boys continue to have fun, fun, fun performing, with no end in sight.
Series packages start from $282, plus fees. Individual concert tickets are also available starting from $99 for Alanis Morissette, $89 for Rick Springfield and Richard Marx, and $94 for The Beach Boys, plus fees.
Beginning at 10 a.m. (PST) on April 26, tickets will be available online at www.rodneystrongconcertseries.com, 1-800-514-3849 by phone, or in person at the Rodney Strong Tasting Room from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.
On June 22 and July 14, gates open at 5 p.m., show starts at 6 p.m. On September 7, gates open at 4 p.m., show starts at 5 p.m. Rodney Strong Vineyards is located at 11455 Old Redwood Highway, off Highway 101 just south of the town of Healdsburg in Sonoma County. The winery is one hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Sponsors include Rodney Strong Vineyards, Montgomery Village and River Rock Casino. For event information, visit www.rodneystrongconcertseries.com.
About Rodney Strong Vineyards
Rodney Strong Vineyards is dedicated to crafting world-class wines that capture the essence of Sonoma County. Rodney Strong sustainably farms 14 estate vineyards and produces wines from Sonoma County’s finest appellations – Alexander Valley, Russian River Valley, Chalk Hill, Dry Creek Valley, Knights Valley, Petaluma Gap, and Sonoma Coast. The winery was founded in 1959 by Sonoma County wine pioneer Rodney D. Strong as the 13th bonded winery in the county. It was purchased by the Klein family, a fourth-generation California farming family, in 1989. The company aspires to conserve and protect the environment in all its operations through sustainable practices, solar power, and fish friendly farming.