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Johnny Cash tribute and blues festival at Warwick Valley Winery
Calling all music fans: Warwick Valley Winery is hosting a “Black and Blues Weekend” on Aug. 11 and 12, a dynamic duo of outdoor concerts designed to be enjoyed with wine in hand.
“We’ve been doing music here for 13 years,” said Jason Grizzanti, co-owner and master distiller at the Warwick Valley Winery. “These festivals are an outgrowth of our regular weekend music.”
At Saturday’s “Blues Festival,” local acts will take the stage to perform blues music. The next day is “Black Sunday,” at which tribute bands will perform in honor of music legend Johnny Cash. When asked why “The Man in Black” was chosen as the theme for Sunday’s event, Grizzanti laughed, “I’m a huge fan!”
The winery’s eatery, Pané Café, will be open for business during this weekend’s festivities, serving up artisanal pizzas and sandwiches made from locally grown products. The garden grill will also be fired up to serve smoked brisket (from Warwick's Lowland Farms) and barbecued oysters.
Grizzanti urges people to come out because, “The music is great, the atmosphere is fun, and the venue is beautiful.”
IF YOU GO
What: “Black & Blues Weekend”
Where: Warwick Valley Winery, 114 Little York Rd., Warwick
When: From noon to 5 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 11 and Sunday, Aug. 12.
Info: Adult admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door. Kids under 10 years old are $5 and children under 5 are free. For more information, call 845-258-4858 or visit wvwinery.com.