Chateau Ste. Michelle Summer Concert Series tickets on sale

By on March 26, 2016
Chateau Ste. Michelle has played host to outdoor summer concerts since 1984. (Photo courtesy of Chateau Ste. MIchelle)

Chateau Ste. Michelle has played host to outdoor summer concerts since 1984. (Photo courtesy of Chateau Ste. MIchelle)

WOODINVILLE, Wash. — Tickets for the entire Chateau Ste. Michelle 2016 Summer Concert Series go on sale today, however shows for this year’s two most historic acts — Bob Dylan and Paul Simon — already have been sold out.

It marks the 32nd year for shows at the former estate of timber baron Frederick Stimson. Tickets to each of the 25 performance dates at the 4,300-seat Woodinville amphitheater are available starting at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 26 for in-person sales at Chateau Ste. Michelle’s wine shop and online at Ticketmaster.

The series begins Memorial Day weekend with May 28-29 shows headlined by Paul Simon. The season ends Friday, Sept. 16 with Bonnie Raitt.

A number of this year’s headliners are performing on consecutive nights — Don Henley (July 19-20), Earth, Wind and Fire (Aug. 5-6), Jackson Browne (Aug. 12-13) and Steve Miller (Aug. 26-27).

The cost to see some acts starts at $39.50 for general admission, while reserved seating prices range to $154 for acts such as Earth, Wind and Fire.

The Chateau Ste. Michelle Festival of Jazz on July 30 brings Gerald Albright, South African singer Jonathan Butler, singer/songwriter Bobby Caldwell and Nellie McKay. On July 26, the Wine Country Blues Festival features The Robert Cray Band, Shemekia Copeland, The James Hunter Six and Mavis Staples. It will be the third appearance of the year at the chateau for Staples, who also will perform with Dylan.

This year’s lineup marks the return of several acts from Chateau Ste. Michelle’s 2015 concert series — Jackson Browne, Lyle Lovett and His Large Band, Steve Miller, the Gipsy Kings, Chris Isaak and Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons.

Ste. Michelle launched the concert series in 1974 — two years before building its French-styled chateau and two years after its inaugural planting of Cold Creek Vineyard overlooking the Columbia River in Eastern Washington.

Ste. Michelle warns those who exceed the ticket limit risk having their orders cancelled without notice by Ticketmaster. Also, sales at both the wine shop and via Ticketmaster carry a nonrefundable processing fee that applies to each ticket. Those sold at the wine shop cannot be replaced if lost or stolen.

2016 Chateau Ste. Michelle concert lineup

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Paul Simon — May 28-29

Bob Dylan with Mavis Staples — June 4-5

Chicago — June 18

Lyle Lovett and Large Band — July 2

The Goo Goo Dolls with Collective Soul and Tribe Society — July 9

Don Henley — July 19-20

John Fogerty — July 29

Festival of Jazz: Gerald Albright, Jonathan Butler, Bobby Caldwell and Nellie McKay — July 30

Wine Country Blues Festival: Shemekia Copeland, Robert Cray, The James Hunter Six and Mavis Staples — July 31

Earth, Wind & Fire — Aug. 5-6

Culture Club — Aug. 11

Jackson Browne — Aug. 12-13

Josh Groban — Aug. 23

Gipsy Kings — Aug. 25

Steve Miller Band — Aug. 26-27

Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons — Sept. 2

Counting Crows & Rob Thomas — Sept. 3

Chris Isaak — Sept. 4

Ray Lamontagne — Sept. 5

Bonnie Raitt — Sept. 16

Tears for Fears — Sept. 18

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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 and contributor to Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine, the region's longest-running golf publication.

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