Like all American art forms, blues music focuses on a thematic triumvirate of cheeseburgers, apple pie, and Hulkamania. Delve into tradition with today’s Groupon for an outdoor blues concert on Sunday, August 14, from 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Knob Hall Winery in Clear Spring. Choose from the following options:
• For $10, you get two tickets, including two glasses of wine (a $20 value).
• For $25, you get six tickets, including six glasses of wine (a $60 value).
• For $40, you get 10 tickets, including 10 glasses of wine (a $100 value).
Located on a sprawling 200-year-old estate, Knob Hall Winery ferments grapes into a family of carefully crafted beverages while hosting a smorgasbord of concerts and events. Spread out a blanket or imitation bear rug on the plush grass as the winery’s 300-year-old white oak provides shade and amusing anecdotes about Lord Baltimore. Each guest can savor a glass of Knob Hall’s distinctive vino, which winemakers have lovingly liberated from vinifera and French hybrid grapes. Wile away the afternoon to the harmonica-augmented hooks and driving blues rhythms of Stack O’ Blues, then take a folksy turn with the singer-songwriter stylings of Bryan Elijah Smith & The Wild Hearts, who layer fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and harmonica over vocal harmonies, thoughtful lyrics, and an incessant, mysterious heartbeat from high in the clouds.
After the concert, guests can wind along grassy paths, through peaceful woods, and among Knob Hall Winery’s 30 vine-wound acres of grapes. Or visit the quaint, dark wood interior of the winery and pick up a bottle so that, in the event of a shipwreck, you can cast wine reviews into the sea.