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Crossing Vineyards’ concert series offers music, spirits for every palate

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The 11th annual summer series features seven outdoor concerts, including the May 30 kickoff with the Fabulous Greaseband.
Three new acts, spanning bluegrass, country and jazz, are set to take the stage as part of Crossing Vineyards’ Summer Wine and Music Series, which this year is being sponsored by Celebrity Cruises.
To get the (dance) party started, the winery has enlisted help from fan favorites, The Fabulous Greaseband, whose performance on May 30 kicks off the seven-concert series.
The seven-piece band – known for performing rock ‘n’ roll favorites from the ’50s through the ’90s – has played alongside Bruce Springsteen, Chubby Checker, Chuck Berry, Cyndi Lauper and The Spinners, among others.
“It can’t get any better – timeless classics and some great wine,” Pasquito said.

Members of The Fabulous Greaseband are (from left), Chuck Broadbent, Jody Giambelluca, Craig Parson, Gary Francione, Jeanne Giguere, Harry Pasquito and Steve Jackson.

Members of The Fabulous Greaseband are (from left), Chuck Broadbent, Jody Giambelluca, Craig Parson, Gary Francione, Jeanne Giguere, Harry Pasquito and Steve Jackson.

Since 2006, Crossing Vineyards has coordinated with Celebrity Cruises to offer wine-themed trips to Italy, France, New Zealand, Australia and South America, among other vacation spots.
Celebrity’s sponsorship of the Summer Wine and Concert Series is a natural extension of the relationship the Upper Makefield winery has developed with the cruise company, Carroll said.
“We began to see that there was real common ground,” she said. “Our customers have been used to seeing us and Celebrity together since 2006.”

If you go
The 7 p.m. concert at the winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road in Upper Makefield Township, also features cheese and Crossing’s award-winning wines for purchase by the bottle or glass. Concert-goers can bring their own food, but outside beverages are not permitted. Limited seating is available on a tent-covered patio. Wine Club Members may reserve table seating in advance. Patrons are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.
Admission is $10 in advance, $15 at the gate. All concerts will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Fabulous Greasband fans will have a second chance to see the band perform when the musicians close out the concert series on Sept. 12.
The remaining Summer Wine & Music Series concerts will be held as follows:

June 27 – The Borderline Bluegrass Band: Bluegrass (new)
July 18 – Larry McKenna and Warren Vaché: Jazz night (new)

July 25 – The Eric Mintel Quartet: Jazz
Aug. 1 – The Mango Men: Rock, Pop and Country, Island Style

Aug. 8 – Jessica Martindale: Nashville Country songwriter (new)

Sept. 12 – The Fabulous Greaseband: Best Rock & Roll Dance Music from the 50s to the 90s
For more information or to purchase tickets, call Crossing at 215-493-6500 Ext. 19, or visit www.crossingvineyards.com.

 

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Mike Berman