Ste. Michelle books 27 shows for Summer Concert Series

By on March 3, 2019
Chateau Ste. Michelle will stage 27 concerts this year at its 4,200-seat amphitheater in Woodinville, Wash. (Photo by Kevin Cruff/Courtesy of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates)

WOODINVILLE, Wash. – Chateau Ste. Michelle lifted the spirits of many in throughout the Pacific Northwest on Friday with a harbinger of spring, announcing the complete lineup for its 35th annual Summer Concert Series.

There are a number of repeat performances within the schedule of 27 concerts, which begins June 13 with singer Rob Thomas of Matchbox Twenty fame and ends Sept. 20-21 with back-to-back shows by R&B legend Earth, Wind & Fire.

Tickets for each show go on sale 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9 through Ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000. The winery’s Vintage Reserve Club receives its customary two-day advance on ticket sales on Thursday, March 7. Those 10,000 members need to check their email on Wednesday for the presale codes.

Ste. Michelle began to tease its lineup in January with the announced dates for Mark Knopfler, who will appear Sept. 14-15. (Both shows by the co-founder of Dire Straits are sellouts.) Last month, the winery announced the dates for the June 21-22 shows featuring Michael Franti & Spearhead and Ziggy Marley as well as the consecutive dates for An Evening with Josh Groban: Bridges Tour (Aug. 24-25). Those four shows also have been popular, leading to a pair of early sellouts.

The 4,300-seat amphitheater on the historic grounds of timber baron Frederick Stimson has become a favorite venue for a number of these acclaimed recording artists. This year marks the third straight appearance by Lyle Lovett, Chris Isaak and the Gypsy Kings. ZZ Top, Steve Miller and Franti also return after engagements at the chateau in 2018. It will be the second time in three years for Diana Krall, David Sanborn and popular Portland band Pink Martini with China Forbes.

Last year, the 24-show lineup for the 50th anniversary of Chateau Ste. Michelle was announced March 23.

New visitor center open to public before each show

Chateau Ste. Michelle opened its new visitors center in 2018 as the centerpiece to its 50th anniversary in Woodinville, Wash. (Photo courtesy of Ste. Michelle Wine Estates)

Net proceeds from the annual concert series help fund Chateau Ste. Michelle’s charitable contributions program, which has supported a broad range of more than 400 non-profit organizations. Throughout the history of the concert series, it has provided more than $3 million for scholarships for colleges throughout the state and supported the viticulture and enology program at Washington State University.

All shows feature general festival seating on the lawn in addition to reserved seating. Performances take place regardless of weather.Chateau Ste. Michelle’s wine shop is open prior to each concert with wine and picnic items available for purchase. Several of the Seattle area’s top food vendors also offer a selection of menu items for sale in the amphitheater.

Concert-goers may bring their own picnic baskets and non-alcoholic beverages, but state law requires that any alcoholic beverage consumed on the winery grounds be purchased at the winery.

35th annual Summer Concert Series

June

13 – Rob Thomas, $69.50-$89.50

15 – Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles, $45-$69.50

21-22 – Michael Franti & Spearhead and Ziggy Marley, $55-$79.50

28 – Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, $47.50-$77.50

July

13 – Rodrigo y Gabriela, $42.50-$68

19-20 – Chicago, $58.50-$90.50

25 – Michael McDonald & Chaka Khan, $55-$99.50

27 – Norah Jones, $59.50-$99.50

August

3 – Double Vision Revisited featuring Bob James, David Sanborn and Marcus Miller, $39.50-$55

7 – Counting Crows, $65-$89.50

9 – Gypsy Kings, $45-$77.50

10 – Elvis Costello & the Imposters and Blondie, $69-$145

21 – ZZ Top and Cheap Trick, $75-$150

23 – Amos Lee, $55-$75

24-25 – Josh Groban, $72.50-$149.50

30-31 – Steve Miller Band and Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, $59.50-$85

September

6 – Pink Martini with singer China Forbes, $44-$79

7 – Chris Isaak, $45-$69.50

11 – Gary Clark Jr., $55.50-$69.50

12 – Diana Krall, $53.50-$103.50

13 – The Australian Pink Floyd Show, $39.50-$59.50

14-15 – Mark Knopfler, $76-$151

20-21 – Earth, Wind & Fire, $70.25-$150.25

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.

4 Comments

  1. Sarah

    March 7, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    Is 10,000 members correct for the wine club?

  2. Beverly j Scott

    March 13, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    I have 1 ticket to see Josh Groban on 8/25/19……I’m coming over from Wenatchee Wa and want to know how I can see Josh before the concert begins. I’ve been told that he does meet with people before the concert…..so I am prepared to pay what I need to just to see him to get a picture. I bought this ticket for myself as a birthday present because I turn 80 years old on 6/6…..and have been a singer since I was 3 yrs old!!! I’ve seen many singers in my lifetime, but have loved Josh since I heard him in the early 2000’s. I hope you can help me with my wish!!!

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