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Pinnacle Ridge Policies
Parties larger than 6 are welcome ONLY in our upstairs barn space during our music events. We will not accommodate 6+ groups in the Tasting Room at any day or time, due to its small and cozy nature. We would like to avoid an unpleasant situation for you, the other customers, and ourselves, in the event of us having to ask you to leave. Buses, limos, and commercial vehicles are not allowed on our property. This includes parking anywhere in front of the facilities.
We have a new bar in the barn, which includes a ten tap system for beer and cider; we’ll also be pouring a wide variety of mixed drinks; and of course Pinnacle Ridge wines by the bottle or glass! Additionally, nonalcoholic beverages, such as soft drinks and bottled water, will be available for sale.
PLEASE NOTE: Pinnacle Ridge Winery has been forced to implement a new policy regarding outside beverages on the property, due to individuals bringing in alcoholic beverages in unmarked containers.
No outside beverages of any kind will be permitted on the property of Pinnacle Ridge Winery. Customers must dispose of all beverages before entering the premises. Any customer on the property with their own beverage will be asked by our security team to dispose of the beverage or leave the property.
Smoking and vaping are strictly prohibited.
Our concerts are for ages 21+.
Pinnacle Ridge Winery reserves the right of admission.
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Scott Marshall & the Hillbilly SoulsMay 18 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm | AGES 21+
The Mighty ManateesMay 25 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm | AGES 21+
Madeleine & Jeff AndersonMay 26 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm | AGES 21+
On Tour from Nashville, TN!Independent artist Madeleine is a singer-songwriter based out of Nasvhille, TN. Not one to sit idly by, the Connecticut native balances writing and recording with a fairly aggressive tour schedule. Her debut LP "Postcards" was recorded in a small home studio where she had a hand in writing, playing, producing, and engineering the album. Madeleine's sophomore album, "Matter of If," received the 2018 ASCAP Foundation Leon Brettler Award for "Carpet," the opening track. A New England native, Jeff Anderson graduated from the Hartford Conservatory of Music with a degree in record production. Whether it is pop, rock, or country, Jeff is extremely versatile when it comes to songwriting and production. It is partly because of this he is sought out by many songwriters and artists. He also plays many local venues around Nashville, including renowned Bluebird Cafe. Check them out live in action here! AND IT'S A "BRING YOUR OWN FOOD" DAY! Please click here to read our concert policies. Groups larger than 6 are welcome at the Upstairs Bar only, on concert dates only. Please park on Jay Lane, not in our lot, as larger vehicles will not fit.
James Supra Blues BandJune 1 | 6 -9 pm | AGES 21+
Matt BednarskyJune 2 | 4 - 7 pm | AGES 21+
On Tour From Nashville, TN!Born to a jazz guitarist and music teacher father and a mother with a classical pedigree, Matt grew up in Shelton, CT engulfed in music. After studying abroad in Italy, graduating from NYU, and living at an orphanage in Trujillo, Peru for eight months, he eventually found himself back in NYC and immersed in Greenwich Village’s singer/songwriter community. However, it wasn’t long until he made the move to Nashville in 2013 to dive into Music City’s vibrant scene. Since then, Matt’s been full steam ahead. He’s released three full-length studio albums, “A Bigger Picture” (in part executive produced by Ed Cash) in 2014, “Two” (co-produced with Gus Berry) in 2015, and “Luminescence” (co-produced with Neilson Hubbard) in 2017. He’s toured the country and the world, playing to audiences in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. He opened for legendary British artist Joan Armatrading on multiple engagements during her final major tour as well as soulful American Idol Season 9 Runner-Up Crystal Bowersox. He was named a 2015 Artist of the Year by Concerts In Your Home. And, he’s built upon his expansive internet presence; currently he has over 2.8 million cumulative views on YouTube. His unique style draws influence from a variety of genres including pop/rock, folk, jazz, and blues. Think somewhere in between James Taylor and John Mayer, with Paul Simon, Jason Mraz, and Michael Bublé mixed in. Check him out here! FOOD TRUCK: TBA.
HunkajunkJune 8 | 6 - 9 pm | AGES 21+
Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van WykJune 9 | 5 - 8 pm | AGES 21+ | $5 Cover
$5 CoverAGES 21+ We've seen them cover everything from Led Zeppelin to traditional Celtic songs! Regardless of the location or size of venue in which they perform, Craig Thatcher and Nyke Van Wyk will have their audience at the edge of their seats with every note. The dynamics and energy of their performance captivate listeners of all ages with a unique blend of styles ranging from blues to rock, fingerstyle to Celtic and everything in between. These award-winning musicians deliver their exciting sets with a vast selection of both original pieces as well as many songs you will certainly recognize, but performed in a way you'll only be able to experience with Craig and Nyke. Check them out live in action here! FOOD TRUCK: Gourmand Cafe.
Serene GreenJune 15 | 6 - 9 pm | AGES 21+ | $5 Cover
$5 CoverAGES 21+ Serene Green is the collective musical vision of Pennsylvania musicians Quentin Fisher, Michael Johnson, Shane McGeehan, and Steve Leonard. This band's passion for playing together comes from a deep love for traditional bluegrass music. The members of Serene Green share a common goal to influence the legacy of bluegrass music with original songwriting and compositions, while honoring the traditions set forth by the pioneers of bluegrass music. Since early 2017, Serene Green has toured in over twelve states throughout the Northeast, Mid-west, and Southeast regions of the United States of America. The quartet released its first all-original studio album, "To Whom It Pertains", in June 2017. Check them out live in action here! FOOD TRUCK: Take a Taco.
Groove MerchantsJune 29 | 6 - 9 pm | AGES 21+
The Groove Merchants formed in 2012 while attending Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and their musical chemistry was immediately apparent. Knowing they had stumbled into a sound that was unique, they decided to organize their efforts and book shows in the Lehigh Valley. Their music began to take form and develop its own identity by playing powerful live shows that left lasting impressions on audiences, often extending past the stage itself.
Adding a full-time trumpet and occasional horn section, The band has since released its second effort, titled “Take It,” in August of 2016 under the ‘ListeningPost’ label. "Take It" has been played on Philadelphia, West Chester, and Delaware FM radio, including a live performance of the record's single, "Hold Your Hand," on Philly’s Alternative Rock station 104.5FM. This performance led to the band's appearance at the iHeartRadio Summer Block Party opening for Vance Joy, Portugal. The Man, and Judah and The Lion at Philadelphia venue Festival Pier at Penn's Landing.
The Groove Merchants have played extensively up and down the East Coast at theatres, clubs and festivals and are continuing to expand.
The band has been experimenting with different musical approaches and continues to bring an exciting, high-energy, organic performance to their audiences.Check them out live in action here! FOOD TRUCK: The Sticky Pig.
Craig Thatcher BandJuly 6 | 6 - 9 pm | AGES 21+ | $5 Cover
$5 CoverAGES 21+ With both worldwide recognition and a slew of Lehigh Valley Music Awards, the Craig Thatcher Band has a well-earned reputation for blending classic rock and blues standards with impressive original tunes, all with a joy of playing that’s up front and bold. They've been entertaining audiences with their exciting brand of blues/rock music since 1993. This is a must-see-live performing band; their onstage energy and confidence is explosive! Wayde Leonard’s rich vocals and solid bass and Don Plowman’s unlimited expertise on the drums only take Craig’s breathtaking guitar work to greater heights. Check them out live in action here! FOOD TRUCK: Stuffed to the Grills.
Frog HollerJuly 13 | 6 - 9 pm | AGES 21+ | $5 Cover
$5 CoverAGES 21+ Frog Holler is an alternative/country rock Americana band from Berks County. Their current lineup consists of bandleader Darren Schlappich on vocals and left-handed guitar, Mike Lavdanski on banjo and vocal harmonies, Daniel Bower on drums, John Kilgore on guitar, Cory Heller on keyboard, and Josh Sceurman on bass, and often incorporate mandolin and steel guitar in their music. As they built up a following regionally, the band began touring extensively, playing gigs from Boston to the Carolinas. Frog Holler released three records through the small independent label from Philadelphia, Record Cellar, run by Neil Drucker. Improved visibility and the release of their positively reviewed fourth record, Railings, led to the band touring the industrial midwest as well as the Netherlands. The Washington Post says: "Neo-hillbillies with a twist, Frog Holler plays mountain blues and country as accessible and modern as the most hummable pop." The Village Voice: “Great songwriting, deliriously entertaining live act.” Philadelphia Inquirer: “Schlappich continues to stand head and shoulders above most Americana songwriters.” They played a few great sets here last summer! Check it out! FOOD TRUCK: Gourmand Cafe.
James Supra TrioJuly 20 | 6 - 9 pm | AGES 21+
Trouble City All-StarsJuly 27 | 6 - 9 pm | AGES 21+
Friar’s Point BandAugust 3 | 6 - 9 pm | AGES 21+
"Playin the blues, past, present, and future."Friar’s Point Band was formed in 2006 and quickly became one of The Leigh Valley’s top Blues-Rock acts. Known for its musicianship and originality, Friar’s Point has represented The Lehigh Valley at The International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee, three times. The band has shared the stage with greats Ray Manzarek, Roy Rogers, Steve Miller, Joe Louis Walker, Nick Moss, Clarence Spady, Robin Trower, Deanna Bogart, Ricky Scarlett, Popa Chubby, Sari Schoor and more. Chris London is the lead guitarist, vocalist, and principal songwriter of Friar’s Point Band. Chris is considered an expert guitarist, and is one of the finest lead and slide guitarists in the region. His songwriting and vision has earned the respect of his peers, and Friar's Point the title of "the most original blues bands in the region." Brian Berlanda is a Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association Award winning drummer, and the founding force behind Friar’s Point. Brian has steadily shepherded his band forward, while inspiring the collaborative atmosphere that defines Friar’s Point’s original edge. Keyboardist Dwight Spencer is a legendary veteran of the PA/NJ circuit for nearly fifty years. Dwight’s Boogie Woogie style and his expressive touch is always a crowd pleaser. Pat Powers personifies the blues in the band's sound through his lead vocals and harp playing. Pat is a veteran of the Eastern PA blues scene for decades. Doug Brown on bass rounds out the sound. Doug’s style of playing has made him an established, and in demand, veteran of many of the region’s top acts. Check them out here! FOOD TRUCK: Hillbilly BBQ.
Deb Callahan BandAugust 10 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm | AGES 21+
Sweet EmberAugust 17 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm | AGES 21+
Katrina Ambron is the power house vocals for Sweet Ember. She provides amazing sound and emotion in every song, while entertaining the crowd with her energetic personality.
Sweet Ember is a pop/rock/funk band from Lancaster, PA. They play covers from '70s to current hits, as well as their own catchy tunes!
Check them out here!
FOOD TRUCK: Grumpy's BBQ.
Craig Thatcher BandSat August 31 (5 - 8 pm) AGES 21+ "With both worldwide recognition and a slew of Lehigh Valley Music Awards, the Craig Thatcher Band has a well earned reputation for blending classic rock and blues standards with impressive original tunes, all with a joy of playing that's up front and bold. Wayde Leonard's rich vocals and solid bass and Don Plowman's unlimited expertise on the drums only take Craig's breathtaking guitar work to greater heights. Hey, they're the best!" "The Craig Thatcher Band has been entertaining audiences with their exciting brand of blues/rock music since 1993. This is a must-see-live performing band; their on-stage energy and confidence is explosive!" Check out a live performance here! FOOD TRUCK: Stuffed to the Grills.
Blues in the Barn | 2 Days, 4 Great Bands | $5 Cover Each Day All DayAugust 31 | 1:30 - 4:30 | AGES 21+ | $5 Cover
James Mabry Blues BandSaturday August 31 1:30 - 4:30 pm "Keeping the Blues Alive!" James mother's classical vocal background and his father's jazz guitar background ignited a musical spark in him. While his dad was stationed in Quantico, VA, as a Marine during the early 1960s, this Philadelphia native began singing and picked up the guitar. James first band gig was as a lead singer and guitarist in the Triangle/Woodbridgearea. James entered the Navy and was stationed in Washington, DC, during the 1970s. While there James joined a hard rock band called Cannabis Trading Company, later renamed Holland. He later continued his musical endeavors, performing as a sideman with a few R&B and Top 40 bands. As part of the First Command Band, James opened for such legendary Blues and R&B performers as James Cotton, Tyrone Davis, Brother to Brother and Confunktion. These milestone experiences convinced James that his heart belonged to the Blues, and he has pursued this passion ever since. His wide-ranging musical influences include Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Elmore James, Albert King, Jimmy Reed, Louis Jordan, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Big Joe Turner, and many others. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, his guitar and vocal talents were a part of the Daryl Davis Band and the Cathy Ponton King Band. James continues to work with Jacques "Saxman" Johnson and Friends and Steve Wolf and Swing Speak when called upon. The critically acclaimed release "Blues Plus" by James and Jacques "Saxman" Johnson, features such classics as Elmore James' "Make My Dream Come True"; B.B. King's "She's Dynamite"; and Rufus Thomas's "Walkin the Dog"; as well as "Slidin," one of James' originals. James Mabry is an exciting and dynamic Blues guitarist who captivates audiences with his strong, clear vocals. Catch a performance and hear Blues from the heart of a gentleman and a scholar. Check them out live in action! FOOD TRUCK: Stuffed to the Grills.
James Supra Band
$5 CoverSun Sept 1 (5 - 8 pm) AGES 21+ James Supra, Al Wanamaker, Dave Smith, and Mitch Shelly join together to bring you one of the Lehigh Valley’s most dynamic rock bands. Every time they play here, they pack the house and get everyone on their feet! Don’t miss out on some fierce playing, topped by Supra’s soaring harmonica! Check them out live in action! FOOD TRUCK: Cone Appetit.
Blues in the Barn: Day 2 | $5 Cover All DaySeptember 1 - 1 | 1:30 - 4:30 pm | AGES 21+ | $5 Cover
Sterling Koch & Freeway Jam
$5 CoverSun Sept 1 (1:30 - 4:30 pm) AGES 21+ Sterling Koch is a nationally recognized guitarist and guitar instructor. For the past 17 years, from 2000 to present, he has been known for his blues guitar prowess on both 6 string guitar and lap steel guitar, releasing a dozen albums of varying blues styles. Currently he is returning to his instrumental guitar roots for which he was recognized for over a decade, from 1989 to 2000, during which time he released 4 albums of instrumental guitar music and an instrumental Christmas album. He was also featured in Guitar World and Guitar for the Practicing Musician Magazine. Sterling has opened for a variety of national acts including Savoy Brown, Lita Ford, Johnny Winter All Star Band, Shemekia Copeland, Rick Derringer, Steepwater Band, Poppa Chubby and more… Check them out live in action! FOOD TRUCK: Cone Appetit.
Deal (Celebrating the Music of The Grateful Dead)September 7 | 5 - 8 pm | AGES 21+
Trouble City All-Stars Are Back!September 14 | 5 - 8 pm | AGES 21+
Over the past 10 years Trouble City has been turning heads and tuning in ears from all over the region with its own brand of original roots/rocksteady/reggae. Trouble City blends old sounds of traditional reggae with some more modern aspects to accomplish a solid sound to get your feet moving. Trouble City has put out three albums and has played with the likes of Stephen Marley, The Wailers, Badfish, Matt and Kim, Flux Capacitor, the Dirty Heads, Dr. Dog, the 7 walkers, Railroad earth and more!
Check them out here!
FOOD TRUCK: Smokehouse.