Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal to attend Groovin’ at the Grove Oyster Roast at Grove Winery and Vineyards in Gibsonville. For $15, you get one ticket for general admission on Saturday, November 3, at 5 p.m. (a $30 value). Doors open at 4 p.m.
At Groovin’ at the Grove Oyster Roast, foodies, wine aficionados, and acres of niagara grapes sway to the tune of feel-good rock ‘n’ roll performed by three acts from the local record label On Pop of the World Studios. Underneath the open sky, onlookers watch from their lawn chairs and blankets as Greensboro’s Jack Carter and the Armory kicks off its North American tour by igniting sonic fireworks on the Grove Lake stage. Behind Carter’s swaggering voice and Harrison Barrow’s saloon-brawl-inducing piano, the group evokes the spunk of a young E Street Band and the infectious harmonies of The Band. The Leeves also embeds itself in the crowd’s collective subconscious with catchy, hummingbird-speed garage-pop that keeps listeners engaged with spirited call-and-responses. Making his live debut with a full band, singer-songwriter Julian Sizemore shows off his knack for song crafting that won the praise of fellow popsmith Bruce Hornsby.
Although not included in this Groupon, guests can savor oysters, shrimp, and ribs for sale, along with beer from Natty Greene’s Brewing Company and nectars from Grove Winery. Local artists, vendors, and craftsmen will also be displaying their wares, and a portion of Groovin’ at the Grove’s proceeds go to Hope Academy, a college- and life-prep school for kids in the Glenwood neighborhood.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Grove Winery and Vineyards
While in Sonoma on business in 1992, tech entrepreneur Max Lloyd fell in love with the fermented grape. Though his father and grandfather had been in the business of winemaking, it wasn't until his encounter with California-grown, European-style varietals that he resolved to dabble in the family trade himself. Launched as a part-time project in Virginia and transplanted to its current location in 2001, Grove Winery and Vineyards culls its grapes from two estate vineyards that span more than 70 acres in addition to a handful of local vineyards. The staff meticulously handpicks the grapes and gently presses them with a basket press to yield their fresh milk.