Events

 

 

EVENTS on the HillTop

Brice Station Vineyards is excited to present another summer full of excellent live music and theater. We strive to provide a relaxed, beautiful environment where all of our guests feel at home. Come enjoy a gorgeous sunset view, enjoy a glass of our handcrafted wine, take your shoes off and enjoy the music.

We are proud to have won the Calaveras Visitor’s Bureau’s Innovations in Tourism Awards for Most Innovative Business in 2015 and Most Innovative Attraction in 2015 and 2016. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and our dreams of bringing top-notch artists into our community.

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INFORMATION

“Doors” typically open at 5:30pm for concerts.

Brice Station’s Hilltop Venue is located four miles past Murphys, on the way towards Arnold, on Highway 4. Look for the old red truck at the bottom of the driveway – and head up the road past our tasting room and Quyle Kilns Pottery. You should be greeted by our helpful parking staff then head up towards the barns to our box office tables.

Please check in to get your ticket and wristband.

Seating is “festival style”. Plastic adirondack chairs are available on a first come, first serve basis, and we recommend you bring your own low back chairs for seating on our lawn. Feel free to walk around the venue, but please stay inside marked boundaries. We are a working operation that includes a lot of hazardous equipment and steep terrain. Feel free to dance your heart out anywhere on the lawn!

Wine, wine cocktails, sodas, water, farm-to-table dinner and desserts are available for purchase. Feel free to bring your own food and non alcoholic drinks with you, but please clean up after yourself and take full advantage of the trash and recycling cans.

Our Farm-to-Table dinners will be provided by Tyler Waterman and Waterman Farms – fresh organic vegetables straight from the Brice Station property! There will be vegetarian options available. Call for more information.

Please do not bring any outside alcoholic beverages. Just don’t. Not only do you hurt our feelings, but it is not permitted under our alcohol license and you could get us in lots of trouble with the gub’ment.

Feel free to smoke in designated areas only.

Concert tickets will be available online in the coming months.

If you have any other questions, or just want to chat, feel free to call us at (209) 728-9893 or send an email to [email protected]

Concerts

Summer 2017

HillTop Concert Series

From 7:00 to 10:00
(unless otherwise stated)


May 27  – Chains required
$15/ticket – Buy Now

Dig horn-based music? Like to dance? Or do you just enjoy singing along with your favorite tunes? Then Chains Required is just what you need! We’re a 10-piece rhythm & blues band based in Sonora, California and our goal is to provide a soul-stirring musical experience.

Formed in 2007 by trombonist George Greenfield and friends, Chains Required is composed of top-tier local musicians who really enjoy entertaining with tunes spanning from the 60s to present. Central to the band is a four-piece horn section with journeyman players, backed by a sizzling-hot rhythm section to lay down the beat. In front are two singers guaranteed to knock your socks off. Perhaps that’s why theSierra Lodestar named us “Best Local Band” for Tuolumne County (2010 and 2012).

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June 21  – juni fisher – *free concert*6:30-8:00PM
Hosted by the Calaveras County Arts Council
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“The first time I heard this beautiful lady sing is still a memorable experience. As I listened in awe, I knew I was listening to a voice that possessed the ultimate components in vocal beauty, the qualities of texture, timber and resonance, essential for greatness which she employed exquisitely.

Juni creates moods that run the gambit from sunshine bright and cheerful, to plush, warm and dark. Like all great performers, she can modulate the voice, singing in her complete vocal range effortlessly painting pictures with her voice. She accompanies herself on the guitar with a professional deftness that compliments her totally relaxed performance style.

A crucial element of Juni’s uniqueness includes the gift of superb song writing. Her original compositions can leave you breathless, tickle your funny bone, or tug at your heart strings all in one concert. I know, because I am speaking from personal experience. When Juni sings one of her Celtic ballads, you would swear she was singing of her native land.

Juni Fisher just happens to be one of those rare artists who has it all. It also doesn’t hurt when you discover the delightful truth that this wonderful talent is a great person.” -Jack Hannah, The Sons of the San Joaquin

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BOB EISENMAN JAZZ TRIO

WEAVER COPELAND

June 24 – Jazz Night! bob eisenman jazz trio & now you hazz jazz (WITH WEAVER COPELAND)
$15/ticket – Buy Now

“With a wide range of jazz styles including Jazz Standards, Straight Ahead Jazz, Blues, Ballads, and Latin Jazz, the trio performs tunes from beautiful ballads to grooving up-tempo swingers including songs from the great American song book, jazz classics and lesser known jazz greats. “The wonderful thing about jazz”, says multi-saxophonist and leader Bob Eisenman, “is that its expressive, inventive and emotive music. As a trio plus vocalist, we’re making a body of great jazz music intimate and accessible. We hope that our music touches our audience at an emotional level as well as being enjoyable to listen to.” – From the Bob Eisenman Jazz Trio Facebook Page

Bob Eisenman Jazz Trio Facebook Page

“From Broadway to Birdland, during a very fertile era when more than 700 big bands were delivering their music around the USA on any one night, Copeland fine-tuned his talents. And with his genius for harmony and his arrangements––custom made for particular performers––he earned the respect of many of the top jazz players and singers of his time,… Henry Mancini, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Horace Silver.

As well as winning a Grammy for The Alan Copeland Singers with his arrangement of “Mission Impossible/Norwegian Wood.” From the early 50’s on, when the silver screen was reconfigured for TV in our living rooms, Copeland was a vital source of creativity for a variety of live programs which all needed new musical scores around the clock….

Now, with a musical career spanning seven decades, Alan “Weaver” Copeland’s natural gifts continue to grow. With his current jazz quartet you can experience the spontaneous process of jazz as you hear familiar songs re-emerging as fresh and viable possibilities.

Moment by moment, Jazz mimics a living system, a positive feedback loop of listening and music-making in real time which results in that thing called Swing. And although you might refrain from dancing on your feet, you will nevertheless dance in your heart because…Now You Hazz Jazz.” – From the Now You Hazz Jazz Website

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JUly 2 – poor man’s whiskey
$20/ticket –Buy Now

“Northern California’s outlaw music bards bring a reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals worldwide. Poor Man’s Whiskey has been growing exponentially in the past 5 years selling out venues across the country such as the legendary Fillmore in SF.This “High-Octane Hootenanny” will certainly delight those interested in a foot-stompin good time. Poor Man’s Whiskey has evolved into a ragged, spontaneous beast pulling from equally deep wells of story-telling originals, expertly crafted covers and zany on-stage shenanigans. PMW has released 6 studio albums and have a stunning repertoire to choose songs from creating a new show every night. In addition to their upbeat original sets Poor Man’s Whiskey have developed special late night “tribute sets” with their original bluegrass/americana twists which include “Dark Side of the Moonshine” (bluegrass interpretation of the classic Pink Floyd album) , “Graceland” (tribute to the classic Paul Simon album),  “Old and In the Way”,  “Tribute to Allman Brothers Band”, and “Tribute to Kate Wolf”.  Crowds of all ages will sing, dance and have a good time!” – From the Poor Man’s Whiskey Website

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July 8 – Dead winter carpenters
$20/ticket – Buy Now

“Hailing from North Lake Tahoe, Calif., Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters has built a reputation for pouring their heart and soul into each performance. In just a few years, they have positioned themselves, wrote Portland Metronome, “at the forefront of a youthful generation trying to redefine what string music is and what it can do.”

That progressive nature comes through loud and clear – from instruments plugged and unplugged – in the band’s new release, Washoe (February 26, 2016). The band’s fourth studio project, the 12-song collection of originals was recorded in Reno’s Sierra Sonics Studio (Ozzy Ozbourne, Eminem, Dr. Dre, Collective Soul) and co-produced by Dead Winter Carpenters and Zachary Girdis.

The band’s previous albums include the group’s 2010 self-titled debut, Ain’t It Strange (2012), and the much-acclaimed Dirt Nap (2014), of which CMT Edge wrote, “With one listen to Dead Winter Carpenters’ ‘Easy Sleep,’ you’ll get a strong sense of where this California band is coming from.”

Reminiscent of genre-benders like Jack White, Chris Thile, and Sam Bush, Dead Winter Carpenters harmoniously blends refined musical ability with a scarcely restrained tendency to let it all hang out. The result is a controlled burn, a riveting sound, and a connection with fans that sells out shows and has the band sharing stages with the likes of Jason Isbell, Greensky Bluegrass, and Hard Working Americans.

Members include Jesse Dunn (acoustic and electric guitars, vocals), Jenni Charles (fiddle, vocals), Dave Lockhart (upright and electric bass, vocals), Bryan Daines (lead telecaster guitar, vocals), and Brian Huston (drums, vocals).”

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July 15 –  patrice pike
$20/ticket –Buy Now

Patrice Pike burst on to the music scene as the electric front woman for the seminal Austin jam band Sister Seven. She was honing her creativity as a vocalist and songwriter at Booker T. Washington school for performing and visual arts as well as the legendary music programs at the University of North Texas when she realized all of her mentors were graduating from programs and then trying to make a living on stage and in the studio. She left her entrepreneurial scholarship in the school bank account and started Little Sister that soon became Sister Seven. Soon after she co-wrote and sang Sister Seven’s top 10 Billboard hit “Know What You Mean”.

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JULY 16 –  Murphys Old Timers Museum Fundraiser: Bill Welles Band, Jill and the Giants, Plan B
$TBD/TICKET

Come out to show your support for the Murphys Old Timers Museum! Music from Bill Welles Band, Jill and the Giants, and Plan B.


august 26 – risky biscuits
$15/ticket – Buy Now

“Fresh outta the oven, the Risky Biscuits totes a more diverse band than a New York Subway. Whether passionately pursuing all four commemorative cans of the banquet beer or vehemently bellowing for the freshest of pots, this band is the tits.” – From the Risky Biscuits Facebook Page

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September 2 – Grover anderson band & brice station’s annual blending party
$15/ticket – Buy Now

“Grover was raised in the historic gold rush town of Murphys, CA. The rich culture of the area (along with lifelong immersion in fiction, theater and 90’s country music) instilled a storytelling nature that is evident in Grover’s writing. He assembled a bar band while attending UC Santa Barbara, put all of the tips from his restaurant job into a jar, and used it to record a pop/rock album.

Grover’s true passion is live performance. Whether performing solo with his acoustic guitar or with the full band behind him, he channels musical heroes like Garth Brooks and Josh Ritter, leaving everything he has on stage. He is a passionate performer who grows his fanbase with every gig, be it for a wine bar of thirty or an amphitheater of thousands.”  – From the Grover Anderson Facebook page

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*Check back for updates on our annual Blending Party events, menu, and tickets!


SEPTEMBER 16 – bill welles Band
$15/ticket – Buy Now

A very versatile player, Bill has been playing locally for many years. Bill’s voice has been liken by some as sounding like James Taylor. Some people may remember his rock’n band (The Bills) playing up and down Highway 4.

Shakespeare on the Vine

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on The Vine

 hamlet

by william shakespeare

Directed By Tara Kayton

JULY 20 THRU AUGUST 19, 2017

THURSDAY, FRIDAY, & SATURDAY NIGHTS
shakespeare. wine. moonlight.

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In our third season, Brice Station Vineyards and partner theatre company Shakespeare on the Vine will present William Shakespeare’s tragedy Hamlet.

HILLTOP OPENS 5pm | SHOW STARTS 7pm

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The Taming of the Shrew, 2015

 

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As You Like It, 2016


Useful Information for
watching HAMLET:
  • Complimentary plastic chairs are available at Brice Station on a first come first served basis.
  • We recommend you bring blankets and sweaters as it can get chilly after the sun goes down.
  • Onsite catering is available. Check back for more information.
  • Outside picnics are encouraged.
  • Brice Station Vineyards wine will be available for purchase.
  • Absolutely no outside alcohol is allowed.
 
Tickets for HAMLET:
  • Tickets can be purchased online, via phone, or in person at the box office.
  • No seat reservations are permitted. Seating is on a first come first served basis only.
 Donations for HAMLET:

Shakespeare on the Vine is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non- profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Shakespeare on the Vine must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax- deductible to the extent permitted by law.

 

Healing the Healers

 

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the healers

 

Healing the Healers is an annual multidisciplinary multicultural conference for those who care for others….healers, physicians, teachers, parents, children of elderly parents, therapists, artists….all those who give of themselves.

Healing the Healers is a place where you are given the opportunity and tools for finding what feeds your inner self and get your own needs met.

THIS YEAR HEALING THE HEALERS WILL TAKE PLACE IN ICELAND. CHECK BACK NEXT YEAR FOR BRICE STATION CONFERENCE DATES!

OCTOBER 6-8

For more information and registration

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