Mission Hill Presents Grammy Award Winners Chris Botti, Martina McBride and The Wallflowers; Experience a 'Once in a Lifetime' Musical Performance at Mission Hill's Intimate 1,000 Seat Outdoor Amphitheatre
OKANAGAN VALLEY, BC, May 4, 2015 /CNW/ - The artists are larger than life, the venue is iconic and the concerts will be legendary. Mission Hill Family Estate is proud to announce the performers appearing this summer at the winery's spectacular outdoor Amphitheatre. The live musical performances include the triumphant return of multiple Grammy Award winning jazz artist Chris Botti on Friday, July 24th, country music icon Martina McBride and the Everlasting Tour on Sunday, July 26th, and the first ever Okanagan appearance by the L.A.-based band The Wallflowers, fronted by Jakob Dylan, on Saturday, August 15th.
Tickets for the 2015 performances in Mission Hill's intimate 1,000 seat Amphitheatre will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 6th and are expected to once again sell out quickly as these summer concerts become the hallmark of the summer in the Okanagan Valley. The concerts at Mission Hill provide a unique opportunity to see these artists perform in a unique setting at one of Canada's premiere outdoor concert venues.
With the creation of the Amphitheatre, Proprietor Anthony von Mandl, a strong proponent of the arts, created a unique opportunity to enjoy live music performances in an unrivalled setting. Situated on a prominent hill rising above the Okanagan Valley with majestic mountains and a scenic lake creating the perfect backdrop, guests enjoy a gorgeous summer evening of music, wine and cuisine at a concert venue unlike any other.
For artists normally reserved for much larger venues the small capacity Amphitheatre provides a rare treat for those searching to engage with their fans on a more intimate level. Artists that have graced the stage at Mission Hill include: Tony Bennett, Gipsy Kings, Chris Isaak, Lyle Lovett, and LeAnn Rimes.
"A concert performance under the open sky at our outdoor Amphitheatre is a truly unforgettable experience," states von Mandl. "There is something extraordinarily special about this intimate hilltop location; a wonderful outdoor concert experience reminiscent of the grand performances staged at Europe's historic open-air Roman amphitheatres. We are thrilled to welcome these exceptional musical performers to the winery this summer."
Artists Appearing Live at Mission Hill Family Estate in 2015:
Chris Botti – Friday, July 24th:
The multi-Grammy-award-winning Chris Botti, critically acclaimed for his latest CD, Impressions, appears for the third time at Mission Hill on Friday, July 24th. The Italian-American trumpeter and composer from Portland, Oregon, is the world's best-selling jazz instrumentalist selling more than 3 million albums worldwide. Botti has performed with such luminaries as Andrea Bocelli, Paul Simon, Aretha Franklin, Natalie Cole, Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Sting, Josh Groban and Michael Bublé.
Martina McBride – The Everlasting Tour – Sunday, July 26th:
Martina McBride's astonishing country soprano will float over the Amphitheatre on Sunday, July 26th. The most-played female vocalist on country radio, McBride has produced 20 top 10 hits and six number one smashes, has been nominated for 14 Grammy Awards, has sold more than 18 million albums worldwide and was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry, the ultimate honour for any country music performer. The pop-country crossover performer brings her extraordinary talent to Mission Hill Family Estate for the first time on her Everlasting Tour.
The Wallflowers – Saturday, August 15th:
The Wallflowers, a two-time Grammy-winning alternative rock band that has sold more than seven million records worldwide, will captivate the audience on Saturday, August 15th. The band's classic song, 'One Headlight', is listed among Rolling Stone magazine's 100 Greatest Pop Songs of all time.
Concert Tickets & Experiential Package Options:
Tickets go on sale to the public Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00am. Mission Hill Family Estate is also offering Experiential Packages for guests to enjoy an unforgettable evening of food, wine and song.
Package #1: Terrace Dinner & Concert:
Includes reserved concert seating at the base of the amphitheatre and a 3-course pre-set seasonally inspired dining experience with wine pairings and breathtaking panoramic views of Lake Okanagan at the award-winning Terrace Restaurant. Dinner by advance reservation between 5:00-6:00pm. Available seating for the popular Dinner & Concert Packages is reserved for a maximum of 88 guests.
Package #2: Long Table Dinner & Concert:
New this year! Long Table Dinner & Concert Package includes reserved concert seating in the first three rows of the Amphitheatre bowl and a 3 course seasonally inspired dining experience with wine pairings at a long Harvest table. Dinner begins at 5:00pm. The new Long Table Dinner & Concert package is limited to a maximum of 60 guests.
Package #3: Loggia Wine Lounge & Concert:
Includes reserved concert seating at the base of the Amphitheatre and access to the winery's outdoor covered Loggia gallery adjacent to the Amphitheatre. Along with a reserved seat, guests will have exclusive access to the Loggia and be treated to wine service and hors d'oeuvres prior to the commencement of the concert. The Loggia Wine Lounge will begin at 6:00pm. This experiential package is available for a maximum of 100 guests.
Package #4: Reception & Concert:
Includes reserved concert seating at the base of the amphitheatre and an elegant pre-concert reception in the winery's beautiful Visitor's Centre. Along with a reserved seat, guests will be treated to wine service and hors d'oeuvres prior to the concert. The Reception & Concert will begin at 6:00pm. Capacity for this popular pre-concert reception is limited to 100 guests.
Package #5: Chef's Artisan Sandwich with Wine Pairing & Concert
Enjoy an artisan sandwich created by our Executive Winery Chef served with truffle parmesan popcorn, 500ml bottle of still water, and 375ml bottle of Mission Hill Reserve wine. Guests will have the opportunity to make a wine selection at time of pick-up. Limited to 100 packages.
About Mission Hill Family Estate
Mission Hill Family Estate, located in the heart of British Columbia's pristine Okanagan Valley, offers visitors an exceptional, authentic experience in an exclusive setting of unparalleled natural beauty and extraordinary architecture. Established in 1981 by Proprietor Anthony von Mandl, O.B.C., the family-owned winery is known for its exemplary vineyard estates and award-winning wines. Heralded as "the gold standard of wineries" by Condé Nast Traveler, the winery offers cultural programs through the summer concert series, ongoing culinary programs and international art exhibitions. Visitors find a tranquil retreat from the hurried pace of daily life and the surprise of an exceptional environment in which to be immersed in the experience of fine wine. For more information visit missionhillwinery.com. Follow us on Twitter @MissionHillWine and Facebook Facebook.com/MissionHillWine.
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For further information: Media Contacts: Ian Galbraith, Director, Corporate Communications, Mission Hill Family Estate, Email: [email protected], Tel: 604.269.7017; Jessica Burchill, Manager, Public Relations, Mission Hill Family Estate, Email: [email protected], Tel: 604.264-4003