Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this GrouponLive deal: for $10, you get admission for one car to any Summer Picnic Concert Series event at Cypress Bend Vineyards in Wagram (a $20 value). Concerts are held on select Fridays at 7 p.m. and include:
Guests who pull up to the Summer Picnic Concert Series might find themselves torn between lounging and dancing. On the one hand, there’s the lush, picnic-ready lawn of Cypress Bend Vineyards’ pastoral grounds; on the other, there are the shuffling native sounds of Carolina beach music boogying from the stage. The three-piece team of Joyner, Young & Marie seamlessly shifts gears from power ballads such as “Frozen in Time” to twangy, up-tempo numbers such as “Live the Blues.” The Sand Band plays up their dance, blues, and classic-rock influences, combining soulful melodies with eminently danceable beats.
Cypress Bend Vineyards’ vintages will be on hand for purchase by the glass and bottle as guests soak in the three-hour show. Since 2005, the award-winning winery has harnessed the rich flavors and antioxidants of the muscadine grape. The vineyard fashions 11 muscadine table wines and one after-dinner muscadine varietal on its grounds, which are guarded by twin wrought-iron gates.
Cypress Bend Vineyards
Since 2005, the award-winning Cypress Bend Vineyards has harnessed the rich flavors and antioxidants found in the muscadine grape. The wonder fruit has resulted in the creation of wine varietals including 13 Muscadine, one Cabernet Franc, and one Malbec. Cypress Bend's winemaker leads tours through the vineyards to detail each step of this process, from grape plucking and fermentation to monitoring each grape's 401K as it ages. The flourishing soil also plays home to live events throughout the year, such as Friday-night jazz or beach music concerts.