Westport Vineyard unveils Summer Music Series lineup


Westport Rivers Vineyard and Winery has announced its Sunset Music Series lineup for 2017. 

“We have an amazing and diverse line-up of talent this season,” a vineyard spokesman said.

For the third year in a row, all tickets must be purchased in advance in the vineyard’s company store or by visiting www.westportrivers.com.

Admission is $10 per carload in advance or $15 if purchased the week of the event. Tickets will be available in the store until 3 p.m. the day of each show and until 6:30 p.m. on the website. No tickets will be available at the gate. “There is a small convenience fee for tickets purchased online.” No tickets will be sold by phone.

The series begins on Friday, June 16. and will run through Saturday, September 9.  From 6 pm to 8 p.m., the winery will feature live entertainment as the sun sets over the

Saturday performances in September will remain at 5 to 7 p.m. as the sun sets a bit earlier. 

It’s a picnic style event — visitors may bring their own food or enjoy a variety of offerings from local food trucks.

Don’t forget a blanket, chairs, bug spray, and soft drinks/water. The event is weather permitting and no alcohol may be brought to the event. Wine and beer by the glass will be available for purchase.

The entertainment schedule for the summer is:

June 16: Rebecca Correia 

June 23: CarSon

June 30: Gary Farias

July 7: Ken N’ Donna: Livin’ the Dream

July 14: Butch McCarthy 

July 21: Toph and Tom

July 28: One Bad Ant 

Aug. 4:  Craig DeMelo

Aug. 11: Grayson Ty

Aug. 18: Jumpin’ Juba acoustic 

Aug. 25:  Bill McGoldrick Acoustic Duo

Saturday, Sept. 2:  Emily Mills (5-7 p.m.)

Saturday Sept. 9: Rebecca Correia (5-7 p.m.) 

* Descriptions of each performer are on the website.


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