Pull out your calendar and save the date! Wine Rocks Seattle is back for it’s 8th consecutive year and the line up has been announced. Taste the wine, hear the music and help the cause on Thursday, July 9 at Elliott Hall & Pier (Bell Harbor – Pier 66) Sip a few of the 45 plus wineries, breweries and cideries as they are pouring their best against sweeping views of the Seattle waterfront.
Four bands will take the stage during the evening and include perennial favorites and newcomers. Three of the bands feature Washington winemakers and friends including Gordy Rawson of Chatter Creek Winery, Darren Des Voigne of Des Voigne Cellars and Karris Nicklaus ofMichael Florentino Cellars. The headliner for the evening will be Seattle-based band the Timbre Barons. During breaks between performances DJ Dubreezy will be spinning tunes on the pier. Washington winemaker and music lover Trey Busch of Sleight of Hand Cellars in Walla Walla will serve as the event emcee for the first time this year.
New event features include:
- Rhone Zone Wine Bar – taste Rhone-inspired red, white and rose wines (think Syrah, Grenache, Viognier and more)
- Restaurant Zoe American Lamb Spit – grab a tasty American lamb bite from Chef Scott Staples
- Rockin’ Cocktail Samples from BevMo! – stay cool with these summer sips of summer
- Yakima Valley Palate Pleasers – Sips and bites from Washington’s craft beverage and food hub
- Feast on offerings from six of Seattle’s hottest food trucks and light snacks from special food purveyors
“Wine Rocks Seattle has kicked up the music this year with DJ tunes outside on the Pier and new musical performances including Joyfield an Indie-alternative with powerful female vocals and intriguing instrumentals and the Timbre Barons an indie guitar rock band seen at the Tractor Tavern and played regularly on KEXP,” says Jamie Peha of Peha Promotions and producer of Wine Rocks Seattle. “The new Rhone Zone tasting bar, more food options and a killer mix of wineries, breweries and cideries help make Wine Rocks Seattle rock.”
This year Wine Rocks Seattle benefits the University District Food Bank .Each week more than 1,100 different families receive the groceries they need to prepare nutritionally balanced meals at home, and their home delivery program reaches another 84 homebound seniors every week. Six nearby schools are a part of their backpack program, which provides 450 kids with healthy meals and snacks for the weekend when school meals aren’t available. They are consistently one of the busiest food banks in the City of Seattle.