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Willamette Valley Wine and Jazz Festival
March 12, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm$25
SILVERTON, Ore. — The second annual Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz Festival features Cascade Foothills wineries and Pacific Northwest jazz musicians Patrick Lamb and Devin Phillips on March 12-13 at the 80-acre The Oregon Garden.
Wineries of the Cascade Foothills Winegrowers featured at the event include Christopher Bridge, Forest Edge Vineyard, Hanson Vineyards, King’s Raven Winery, Pheasant Run Wine, Silver Falls Vineyards, St. Josef’s Winery, Whisky Hill Winery, Villa Catalana Cellars and Wooden Shoe Vineyards.
On Saturday, March 12, the main event spotlights saxophonists Phillips from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., and Lamb from 3 to 5 p.m.
Wine and jazz will be offered throughout downtown Silverton from 5:30 p.m. to close as the festival will head to Creekside Grill, Gather, Howard Hinsdale Cellars & Bistro, Seven Brides Brewing and The Gallon House. Visit the website for additional information.
On Sunday, March 13, wine and jazz brunches return to Creekside and Gather as Phillips and Lamb rejoin Cascade Foothills wineries for great food from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lamb, from Portland, is a well-known name in the Pacific Northwest. He combines the influences of funk, soul, R&B and jazz to create his own unique sound as a performer and a songwriter. He has toured with a number of legendary R&B vocalists and was recently inducted into the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, the youngest inductee to date.
Last year, Phillips was inducted into the Jazz Society of Oregon Hall of Fame. Born and reared in New Orleans, Phillips’ intense affair with the saxophone began at the age of eight. At 14, he was accepted into the prestigious New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, where he trained in music theory and multi-styles composition, graduating with top honors. His reputation as a sax man with intricate and rhythmically innovative sounds makes him a popular feature at jazz festivals.
The Willamette Valley Wine and Jazz Festival is produced by the Silverton Wine & Jazz committee, Silverton Chamber of Commerce and The Oregon Garden.
A ticket is $25 and includes commemorative wine glass, five tasting tickets, live jazz music at The Oregon Garden on Saturday with discounts on wine and jazz pairings Saturday night. Minors and designated drivers are charged $15 — guests will not be served alcohol with this ticket).
Tickets may be purchased online in advance or in-person at the festival.
Stay at the Oregon Garden Resort with the special Wine & Jazz Festival package. The Resort is just steps away from the Main Event on Saturday, and this special package starts at $169 with overnight accommodations, tickets to the festival for each person in the package (five tasting tickets, commemorative glasses, live music), Sunday breakfast and garden admission.
To book, call 800-966-6490 or visit The Oregon Garden Resort website.
Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz is sponsored by The Oregon Garden, Our Town, Oregon Wine Press, and Renewal by Andersen. The event is supported in part by grants from the Oregon Community Foundation and