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Easy, Breezy, Free Summer Concerts in Paso Wine Country

Don’t get us wrong: we love packing the car up for beach outings and road tripping it to family camping excursions, but summer vacation can sometimes feel like a whole lot of work. This summer, be sure to make time to drink, dance and be merry at a plethora of Paso Robles Wineries, many of which host free outdoor concerts throughout the warm summer months. The allure is obvious. 1) You’ll enjoy great wine, and 2) all you have to do is show up! So throw on a pair of flip-flops and grab your best buds. These concerts are carefree, casual, and easy … just like summer should be.

Sunday Concerts at Four Lanterns

Four Lanterns Winery Entrance

Located on 35 acres on the Westside of Paso Robles in the formidable Willow Creek AVA, Four Lanterns in known for incredible Rhone wines in a truly scenic setting. This summer, get ready for tons of live outdoor music and food from the Hurricane Kitchen Gourmet Food Truck, Four Lanterns Buy the Winepurveyor of chef-driven farm-to-table goodness. Check out their killer Sunday Concert Series for country, rock, folk, and more. While you’re there, take our advice and try the winery’s fresh, dry 2015 Apricity Picpoul Blanc, as crisp as it is refreshing.


Music at Four Lanterns:

June 12: 1-4pm: Kenny Taylor

June 26: 1-4pm: Rewind

July 3: 1-4pm: Callie Twisselman

July 10: 6-8pm: The Small Kicks

July 17: 1-4pm: Bear Market Riot

August 7: 1-4pm: Noach Tangeras

August 28: 1-4pm: One Time Spaceman


Saturday Concerts at Pelleterie

Pelletiere Estate VineyardElegant Italian style wines meet a funky fresh farmhouse feel at Pelletiere, located off Highway 46 West surrounded by undulating, oak-studded hills. If that’s not enough to entice you out for a Saturday afternoon, the winery will feature a killer Saturday Concert Series throughout the summer with a range of local stars. Get in on the action and be sure to swing by for Pelletiere’s new Mayson Rose Release slatedPelletiere Buy the Wine for this June 11 (it’s a playful, flirty wine perfect for hot dance parties in the sun). Note: More music will continue into the fall, so be sure to like the winery on Facebook for updates!


Music at Pelleterie

July 16: 1:30 pm: The Small Kicks

August 13: 1:30-4:40pm: Chris Beland Music

August 27: 1:30pm: Kenny Taylor


Summertime Saturdays at Peachy Canyon

Peachy-Canyon_GazeboThis mainstay of Paso Robles wine history is truly a one-of-a-kind stop for lovers of Zinfandel and beyond. Located off Bethel Road in Templeton, the Peachy Canyon tasting room is elegant and cPeachy Canyon Buy the Wineharming, especially throughout the summer. Why? Bands flock to the hangout’s picturesque gazebo, pretty as a picture. When the warm winds blow, you know it’s time to grab a picnic and head for Peachy. Their 2014 Rose, a bone dry, floral warm weather sipper, might even beckon you to dance. 


Music at Peachy Canyon

Jun 4, 2016 – Two for the Road

Jun 5, 2016 – Liv & Rob

Jun 11, 2016 – Rail

Jun 18, 2016 – Loren Radis

Jun 25, 2016 – Andy Scott

Jul 2, 2016 – Scott Cooper

Jul 9, 2016 – Matt Szlachetka

Jul 16, 2016 – Loren Radis

Jul 17, 2016 – Liv & Rob

Jul 23, 2016 – Two for the Road

Aug 6, 2016 – Billy & Charlie Foppiano

Aug 7, 2016 – Liv & Rob

Aug 13, 2016 – Two For the Road

Aug 20, 2016 – Billy & Charlie Foppiano

Aug 27, 2016 – Matt Szlachetka

Sep 3, 2016 – Billy & Charlie Foppiano

Sep 10, 2016 – Two For the Road

Sep 17, 2016 – Billy & Charlie Foppiano

Sep 24, 2016 – Rob Larkin

Oct 1, 2016 – Two for the Road


Wednesdays in the Wine Garden at Clavo Cellars

Clavo-GlassesThis eclectic boutique winery located in downtown Templeton is more than a fantastic place to sip and swirl Rhone, Bordeaux, and Spanish varietals—Clavo Cellars is also a great hangout for music lovers of all ilk! Enjoy the winery’s funky Music in the Wine Garden concert series eachClavo Cellars Buy the Wine Wednesday from 5-6pm paired alongside Chico’s Mexican Grill Taco Truck. I mean, c’mon. What else do you have going on Wednesday nights? Our pick: Chomp on a carnitas taco paired with a glass of Clavo Cellars’ 2012 Volumptuous Vermentino.



Music at Clavo Cellars

June 8: Callie Twisselman

June 15: Don Curcio

June 22: Odonovan

June 29: Albert Jr. Band

July 6: Bear Market Riot

July 13: Kenny Taylor

August 3: The Royale

August 10: Dulcie Taylor

August 17: Surprise Party! ( Music Acts TBA)


Sunday Songwriters at Play at Sculpterra Winery

Scultperra Winery Cat SculptureIf you haven’t experienced Sculpterra Winery’s longstanding Sunday music series—or for that matter—their vast lineup of exquisite wines and bold blends, you are missing out big time. This summer is the perfect chance to discover the winery for the first or thousandth time, Sculpterra Buy the Winebecause the wines and musical acts are always changing. Stop by the tasting room each Sunday from 1- 4pm to hear the best independent singer-songwriters in a truly wondrous setting. P.S. There might not be a better white to sip post brunch than Sculpterra’s 2014 Sauvignon Blanc.


Songwriters at Play Calendar


This blog was written by Hayley Thomas, food and wine writer for New Times and You can reach her at [email protected].



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