Listening to jazz and drinking wine have become some of man's top recreational activities, just after contemplating infinity and napping in the fridge. Let smooth saxophones entertain you with this Groupon to the Spring Jazz Festival at Elk Run Vineyards in Mt. Airy on June 9 and 10, from noon to 5 p.m. Choose between two options:
- For $22, you get two tickets and one bottle of sangria (a $45 value).
- For $44, you get four tickets and two bottles of sangria (a $90 value).
Underneath the same big, country sky that blankets Frederick County's dairy farms and horse ranches, Elk Run Vineyards' Spring Jazz Festival erupts into a tuneful celebration of Maryland Wine Week, as festival-goers propose toasts with award-winning varietals and lend their ears to acclaimed musicians. On June 9th, pianist Kirk Kadish, who served more than 20 years in the US Army and more than 17 years in the Army Field Band, sends uplifting piano chords into the clouds to raise the spirits of woebegone weather balloons, before former US Army Jazz Ambassador and saxophonist Darryl Brenzel joins his quartet for an evening set of jazzy, soulful melodies. Headlining Sunday's lineup of performers, The Paul Snyder Trio entices crowds to shuffle their feet and raise their bottles of sangria to the sound of crooning blues guitars and silky-smooth vocals. Throughout the two-day event, adults can treat their palates to a variety of wine-tasting demonstrations, build their art collections with paintings and jewelry from onsite vendors, and accompany their children on thrilling hayrides.
Elk Run Vineyards
Underneath the same big, country sky that blankets Frederick County's dairy farms and horse ranches, the winery building at Elk Run Vineyards, built in 1756, overlooks rolling hills that were originally a land grant to Lord Baltimore from the King of England. Though this land has seen many uses, today Fred and Carol Wilson and Neill Bassford tend its soil to produce a range of Gold, Double Gold, and Best of Maryland award-winning wines such as cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, and Cold Friday chardonnay. Winemakers craft these libations using a blend of contemporary equipment and Old-World winemaking techniques. They harvest grapes from plots planted in schist and shale soil designed to follow sustainable agricultural practices.
Tips from Groupon Customers
“we had a wonderful time listening to good music and eating good food.”
“Awesome staff, excellent tour, good entertainment”
“Great Day, great outing, wonderful wine!”
15113 Liberty Rd.
Mount Airy, Maryland 21771