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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 for concerts 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, 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.

Food will be served – vendor TBD!

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 are available online.

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 2019

HillTop Concert Series

From 5:30 to 10:00
(unless otherwise stated)

*FREE ADMISSION*
for WINE CLUB MEMBERS + CHILDREN 12 AND UNDER

*NEW*
2019 Hilltop Season Pass Tickets
admission to all concerts

buy Season Pass


***cANCELLED due to rain!!!***

Saturday May 25
Grover anderson & the Lampoliers

**SPECIAL**  🎉 If you purchase tickets ahead of time – Online or in the Tasting Room – to our Grover Anderson concert on May 25th, you’ll receive a FREE download of Grover’s new album, The Frontman! Tickets must be ordered by May 22nd to receive the free download, which will be emailed to all recipients on May 23rd, the Thursday before the concert. That way you have time to check out what new songs you may hear on Saturday night! 🎶

“Raised in the historic gold rush hills of Calaveras County, Grover Anderson writes americana songs that tell stories of love, loss, and frontier mischief. After extended stays in Santa Barbara, LA, and Oakland, Grover and his family returned to Murphys to reconnect with the small mountain atmosphere that provided such inspiration as a youth. Living in California’s vastly varying environments provided ample material for his three self-produced albums: Tourniquet (2011), The Optimist (2014), and From the Pink Room (2017), which was named the #2 album of the year by music site Independent Clauses.

While he loves sharing his recorded music (he currently has over 2 million streams on Spotify), 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 website

Check out more from Grover Anderson here.


saturday June 22
The hot dark

“The Hot Dark is a collaborative post new wave jazz rock dance quartet (there’s a mouthful) from northern California whose up tempo, sprawling and diversely crafted songs have a way of pulling music lovers into their potions of vocals and instruments to listen more closely. The band’s commitment is a dedication to bringing high quality artistic writing to a fun, high energy performance on and off stage. The Hot Dark received the 2016 MAMA Award for Best Best Pop Rock Band and is comprised of Kiel Williams (vocals and guitar), Nicholas Lefler (drums and vocals), Andy Merrill (bass and vocals), and Nate Semprebon (keyboard and vocals). The band is currently based out of the Sierra Foothills town of Murphys, CA.” – from The Hot Dark Facebook page

Check out The Hot Dark on Facebook here.


Saturday June 29
Blow daddy

“High energy, horn driven dance music from all eras and genres. From 1940’s swing and jazz – to contemporary R&B and pop – Any tune that grooves!” – from the Blow Daddy Facebook page

Check out their Facebook here.


saturday July 6
Rose’s Pawn shop

“With an arsenal of guitars, banjo, thumping upright bass, fiddle and drums, delivering neo-classical-sounding melodies and lyrics, their sound is a wholesome mishmash of creek mud, rusty nails and your mom’s cookin’. It’s sincere, straight-forward and sexy as fuck, effortlessly combining such disparate musical styles as rock, country, bluegrass, and punk to create an incomprehensibly smooth and accessible sound for true believers and skeptics alike.

They confront traditional country music themes of loss, lamentation, and redemption, with a couple of drinking songs for good measure. Sure, they’re borrowing pages from the books of Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, and Johnny Cash, but ROSE’S PAWN SHOP takes those pages, tears them up and sets them on fire with three and four part vocal harmonies and lyrics that’ll break your heart.

Something happens when you hear these songs. No matter how low you’ve sunk, something in the music finds you. It picks you up and carries you home.” – from the Rose’s Pawn Shop website

See more about this band here.


Saturday JUly 13
Patrice pike, wayne sutton & band

“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”.

Richard Skanse for Rolling Stone called her “Tina Turner, Bessie Smith, Janis Joplin, and Robert Plant all rolled up into a tiny but explosive package.” The legendary John Fogerty commented about Patrice’s “great voice” also in Rolling Stone and Billboard Magazine has called her, “One of the nest up and coming contemporary Rock Singers in America.”

Following the highly publicized industry shake up at Arista Records with Clive Davis’ departure, Sister Seven disbanded and Patrice went on to begin her solo career with her album Fencing Under Fire in the top 10 most added on AAA radio for multiple weeks.

Her solo material has taken an increasingly narrative turn, while her sound has moved steadily in the direction of an eclectic mix of Rock and Soul topped with a tinge of World Music flavors. Patrice effortlessly moves from tightly woven rhythm guitar to percussion, to drum kit on stage never dropping a beat of her fierce but silky lead vocals. Over the past decade she has independently released five acclaimed solo records, showcasing her socially astute, literate lyrics alongside her powerful vocals. She has toured relentlessly, both in the U.S. and overseas, building an impressive grassroots fan base. In 2007 she became the youngest member of the Austin/Texas Music Hall of Fame, inducted alongside Lucinda Williams.” – from the Patrice Pike website

Read more about Patrice and her projects here.


Saturday July 20
Birds of Chicago

We are excited to welcome Birds of Chicago back to Brice Station… for their third show!

“Music this raw and soul-rich demands to be experienced live, and Birds of Chicago have developed a fervent following, touring 200 nights a year since their formation in late 2012.  For these Birds, singing for a room full of new people, hearts wide open, keeps off the cold and chases off the shadows. In 2018 the Birds will be bringing American Flowers and Love in Wartime to a town near you. Rock and Roll will save our souls. Or, it’s got as good a chance as anything.” – from the Birds of Chicago website

Hear some of their music here.


SATURDAY july 27TH
Blues box bayou band (cajun zydeco)

Tickets $15 At Door

“THE BLUES BOX BAYOU BAND was founded by singer-songwriter Pete Grimaldi who has created a unique sound of American Roots Music that unites influences from Lousiana Swamp Boogie, Cajun, Zydeco, Blues, and Reggae. This popular band performs classic Louisiana tunes along with original material, written by band leader Pete Grimaldi. What comes to life is a dance party celebration of Louisiana culture with heartfelt lyrics, beautiful melodies, an infectious rhythm, solid guitar riffs, and harmonious back-up vocals.” – from the Blues Box Bayou Band website

Read more and listen here.


SATURDAY august 31
Risky biscuits

From the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Risky Biscuits bring an original mix of heel-kicking stompers and humble ballads, creating an eclectic mix of Americana, bluegrass, and country. – from the Risky Biscuits Facebook page

See their Facebook page here.


SUNDAY september 1
Poor Man’s Whiskey

“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

Videos and music on their website here.


Saturday September 14
Cantamos & friends

Tickets $15 At The Door

“Michela Macfarlane and Cantamos highlight their musical dexterity by moving from arias, traditional Latin songs and musicals, to contemporary favorites.” – from the Cantamos Facebook page

Follow them on Facebook here.

Shakespeare on the Vine

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Macbeth

by william shakespeare

Directed By Tara Kayton
STARRING ELYSE SHARP

AUGUST 1 – 24, 2019

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

Buy Tickets or Donate to Macbeth


In our landmark 5th season, Brice Station Vineyards and resident theatre company, Shakespeare on the Vine will present William Shakespeare’s wicked tragedy MACBETH starring Elyse Sharp.

HILLTOP OPENS 5pm | SHOW STARTS 7pM

Donate now!
 

The Tempest, 2018

Hamlet, 2017


Useful Information for
watching MACBETH:
  • We recommend you bring blankets and sweaters as it can get chilly after the sun goes down.
  • Outside picnics are encouraged. There are chairs and picnic tables on-site for use free of charge.
  • Brice Station Vineyards wine will be available for purchase.
  • Absolutely no outside alcohol is allowed.
 
Tickets for MACBETH:
  • 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 Macbeth:

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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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.

HTH 2019 – ICELAND
HTH 2020 – BRICE STATION
(CHECK IN FOR DATES IN 2020)

For more information and registration

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