Chateau Ste. Michelle, Maryhill announce winery concert lineups

By on March 26, 2018
Chateau Ste. Michelle's amphitheater will hold about 4,300 people in Woodinville, Washington.

Chateau Ste. Michelle’s summer outdoor concert amphitheater can entertain about 4,300 music fans. (Photo courtesy of Chateau Ste. Michelle)

As has become tradition, Chateau Ste. Michelle and Maryhill Winery are using the final week of Washington Wine Month to begin the promotion of their annual summer concert series.

Headliners at Chateau Ste. Michelle include Jackson Browne, Sheryl Crow, John Fogerty, Gipsy Kings, Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Peter Frampton with longtime Northwest resident Steve Miller, Yes and ZZ Top.

On the dramatic edge of the Columbia Gorge, Maryhill owners Craig and Vicki Leuthold will stage three shows — Chris Isaak on June 16, Michael Franti with Spearhead on June 17 and Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite on Aug. 25. Each of those acts also will appear at Ste. Michelle as part of their Northwest tours.

This year, the Woodinville icon opens its 34th annual Summer Concert Series on June 10 with Ian Anderson Presents: Jethro Tull’s 50th Anniversary Tour — a year after Ste. Michelle toasted its own golden anniversary.

Tickets are available to the public through Ticketmaster starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 31. Many of the shows sell through quickly because of Ste. Michelle’s 10,000-member wine club, and presale of some concerts opens up to those members on Wednesday, March 28.

Chateau Ste. Michelle plans to stage 24 concerts from June 1 through Sept. 15 at its 4,300-seat outdoor amphitheater. There could be more shows to come for the tree-lined venue, particularly for the middle weekends in August.

For blues artists Harper and Musselwhite, the Northwest tour will be in support of their No Mercy in This Land, which is set to drop March 3. The duo won a 2014 Grammy for their Billboard-topping Get Up! album.

Maryhill Winery built amphitheater in 2003

Maryhill Winery began its summer concert series in 2003. (Photo by Jesse Larvick/Courtesy of Maryhill Winery)

Maryhill will post presale info to its Facebook fans at 10 a.m. Thursday. Tickets are available at maryhillwinery.com or Ticketmaster (800-745-3000) on Friday with prices ranging from $42 to $85. Presale for Maryhill’s wine club opens at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

The Leutholds opened their winery in 2001 and — with the help of winemaker Richard Batchelor — have grown it to become one of Washington’s largest and most successful brands, producing 80,000 cases annually. Their amphitheater, which opened in 2003, helped Maryhill become one of the state’s most-visited winery destinations.

In 2015, Wine Press Northwest magazine named Maryhill its Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year, a year after the San Francisco International Wine Competition singled out Maryhill as its winery of the year. Last fall, they opened a satellite tasting room in their hometown of Spokane at Kendall Yards, which overlooks the Spokane River.

Ste. Michelle concerts serve as fundraisers

Chateau Ste. Michelle's concert series takes place in Woodinville, Washington.

Chateau Ste. Michelle’s annual Summer Concert Series takes place on the winery grounds in Woodinville, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Chateau Ste. Michelle)

Net proceeds from the Chateau Ste. Michelle series provide assistance to more than 400 non-profit organizations.

All shows feature general festival seating on the lawn, as well as reserved seating. Performances take place regardless of weather.

The Chateau Ste. Michelle wine shop is open before all concerts with wine and picnic items available for purchase. Food vendors will offer a selection of menu items for sale in the amphitheater.

Concert-goers may also bring their own picnic baskets and non-alcoholic beverages. (The Washington State Liquor Control Board requires that all alcoholic beverages consumed on the winery grounds be purchased at the winery.)

For additional information on Chateau Ste. Michelle, the winery or directions visit ste-michelle.com. Follow Chateau Ste. Michelle on Instagram: @chateaustemichelle, Facebook: Ste. Michelle, Twitter: @stemichelle and the conversation at #CSM50.

2018 Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series

Ian Anderson presents Jethro Tull 50th anniversary tour
Sunday, June 10
7 p.m.
RES $90
GA  $55

Yes: Celebrating 50 Years of Yes
Thursday, June 14
7 p.m.
RES $65
GA  $45

Live from Here with Chris Thile
Saturday, June 16
2:45 p.m.
RES $79
GA  $41.50

Chris Isaak
Sunday, June 17
7 p.m.
RES $69.50
GA  $45

Michael Franti & Spearhead Stay Human Tour with John Butler Trio
Saturday, June 23
6 p.m.
RES $79
GA  $49

Michael Franti & Spearhead Stay Human Tour with John Butler Trio
Sunday, June 24
6 p.m.
RES $79
GA  $49

Bluegrass Classic: Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Del McCoury Band, The Jerry Douglas Band
Friday, July 13
6:30 p.m.
RES $60
GA  $40

John Fogerty
Friday, July 20
7 p.m.
RES $99.50
GA  $65

Sheryl Crow
Saturday, July 21
7 p.m.
RES $80.50
GA  $50.50

Sheryl Crow
Sunday, July 22
7 p.m.
RES $80.50
GA  $50.50

Jackson Browne
Friday, July 27
7:30 p.m.
RES $70.50
GA  $50.50

Jackson Browne
Saturday, July 28
7:30 p.m.
RES $70.50
GA  $50.50

Wine Country Blues Festival
The Taj Mahal & Keb’ Mo’ Band, Dirty Dozen Band, John “Greyhound” Maxwell
Sunday, July 29
3 p.m.
RES $85
GA  $55

ZZ Top: Tonnage Tour
Monday, July 30
7 p.m.
RES $95
GA  $65

Chateau Ste. Michelle Festival of Jazz: Chris Botti, Morgan James, Sarah Niemietz & Snuffy Walden, Tuck & Patti
Saturday, Aug. 4
2 p.m.
RES $65
GA  $45

The Gipsy Kings
Friday, Aug. 10
7 p.m.
RES $72
GA  $42

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
Friday, Aug. 24
7 p.m.
RES $69.59
GA  $49.50

Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton
Saturday, Aug. 25
6:30 p.m.
RES $99.50
GA  $67

Steve Miller Band and Peter Frampton
Sunday, Aug. 26
6:30 p.m.
RES $99.50
GA  $67

Rodrigo & Gabriela
Friday, Sept. 7
7 p.m.
RES $69.50
GA  $39.50

The Mavericks and Los Lobos
Saturday, Sept. 8
6:30 p.m.
RES $63
GA  $43

Lake Street Drive
Thursday, Sept. 13
7 p.m.
RES $49.50
GA  $36.50

The Australian Pink Floyd Show: Time 2018
Friday, Sept. 14
7 p.m.
RES $59.50
GA  $39.50

Lyle Lovett & His Large Band
Saturday, Sept. 15
7 p.m.
RES $77.50
GA $47.50

2018 Maryhill Winery & Amphitheater Summer Concert Series Schedule


Chris Isaak
Saturday, June 16
7 p.m.
RES $80
GA $40

Michael Franti and Spearhead
Sunday, June 17
7 p.m.
RES $81
GA $51

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite
Saturday, Aug. 25
7 p.m.
RES $84.50
GA $44.50

About Eric Degerman

Eric Degerman is the president and CEO of Great Northwest Wine. He is a journalist with more than 30 years of daily newspaper experience and has been writing about wine since 1998. He co-founded Wine Press Northwest with Andy Perdue and served as its managing editor for 15 years. He is a frequent wine judge along the West Coast and contributor to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the region's longest-running golf publication.

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