Classic-rock bands still reminisce about the days when riffs cost a nickel and gentlemen took off their hats whenever the Grim Reaper walked by. Cue up timeless tunes with this GrouponLive deal to Jazz’n the Vines at Pontchartrain Vineyards in Covington. Choose from the following options:
For $18, you get a concert package for two (up to a $36 total value), which includes:
- Two general-admission tickets (a $20 value)
- One bottle of white, red, or rosé wine (up to a $16 value)
For $32, you get a concert package for four (up to a $72 total value), which includes:
- Four general-admission tickets (a $40 value)
- Two bottles of white, red, or rosé wine (up to a $32 value)
Groupon customers can choose to attend one of the following shows:
- Jon Cleary's Philthy Phew on Saturday, September 1
- The Iguanas on Saturday, September 15
- The Red Stick Ramblers on Saturday, September 29
- Eric Lindell on Saturday, October 13
- George Porter Jr. & His Runnin' Pardners on Saturday, October 27
- Gal Holiday and the Honky Tonk Revue on Saturday, November 10
All shows begin at 6:30 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. Children aged 17 and younger receive free admission.
Jazz’n the Vines satiates predilections for tasty wines and syncopated music with outdoor concerts showcasing some of New Orleans’ most vibrant musicians. On September 1, Jon Cleary sits behind his piano to belt out jazzy ballads, and his Philthy Phew anchor the tunes with improvised drumming and upright bass. Later on in September, The Iguanas layer their Latin grooves with a phalanx of harmonies and lively horn arrangements. Hayloft fiddle and slide guitar execute a fusion of swing, country, and stringband when The Red Stick Ramblers take the stage on September 29, fronted by twang-voiced vocalist Linzay Young.
Described by the Chicago Sun-Times as "a tremendous talent with a poet's soul," Eric Lindell lends his flirtatious guitar and country-baked croon to classic American songs of love, brotherhood, and building forts out of couch pillows. The Runnin' Pardners join Meters stalwart George Porter Jr. on October 27 to bolster what has purportedly been called "one of the burliest bass lines in modern pop" with a sonic jambalaya of funk and blues. In November, Gal Holiday arrives with her Honky Tonk Revue, her robust vibrato backed by their cantering country shuffles.
Audiences are invited to pack picnics and nonalcoholic beverages, complemented by tasty bottles of Pontchartrain Vineyards’ distinctive Roux Saint Louis, Le Trolley, Da Red, or Zydeco Rosato. Crisp white wines refreshes pallets, and the rosé tickles tongues with an off-dry texture and spicy finish redolent of ginger, Red Hots, and an ignited candy cane.