Seeing live music can be a transcendent mind-body experience, akin to getting a tattoo underwater or making out during an eclipse. Transcend boredom with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a five-concert pass to the Evening Concert Series at Kreutz Creek Vineyards (a $50 value), located in West Grove, Pennsylvania.
After trickling through wine-making-kit beginnings 22 years ago, family-owned Kreutz Creek Vineyards has emerged as a full-fledged winery in addition to becoming a flavorful gathering spot for live performances of blues, funk, jazz, and more on Saturday nights in the summer. Guitarist David Coppa strums blues jams on June 25, and Sinatra favorites as crooned by Anthony Barcola follow on July 9. Special Brew’d revives the blues on July 23. Sip wine slushies compliments of Kreutz Creek while the parrot-headed Brian & the Coconutz revisits a medley of favorites from Jimmy Buffett, the Beach Boys, and Bob Marley on August 6. The Red Alert Band crosses the finish line on August 20 with a soulful sound reminiscent of legends such as The Temptations, Sister Sledge, and Beethoven’s pioneering "Ode to Funkadelic." Bring your own lawn chairs, blankets, or hand-stitched candy-wrapper quilts for the show, and feel free to invite well-behaved pets. No outside alcohol is permitted.
Kreutz Creek Vineyards
In 1989, Jim Kirkpatrick received a winemaking kit from his wife, Carole. At the time, neither Jim nor Carole knew it, but that kit churned out more than just wine—it also produced a dream. When Jim's homemade concoctions were a hit, the couple decided to try their hand at growing their own grapes, and soon moved to a home in Wrightsville surrounded by 3 acres of land.
Just 100 yards from Kreutz Creek, the Kirkpatrick's new location presented the ideal location to expand on Jim's newfound dream. Today, Kreutz Creek Vineyards generates an assortment of red, white, and seasonal varietals. Jim and Carole also use their tranquil grounds to host community events throughout the year, including bonfires and movie nights.