Say goodbye to summer with a weekend of cool jazz
● By J. Chambless
With school starting and September approaching, summer
vacation season is coming to an end. But you can still celebrate Labor Day weekend
at Chaddsford Winery’s three-day Jazz Festival.
The weekend of wine, food and music kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 31 with back-to-back sets from local jazz musicians so you can kick back, relax, and enjoy summer's last hoorah.
On Saturday, Sam and Bruce will play from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by the Pearl Street Band from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, Sam and Bruce from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., followed by the Rob Zinn Jazz Band from 3 to 6 p.m. On Monday, Craig Satchell and the Dixie Trio will play from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. to round out the holiday weekend.
Visitors can choose from a variety of seasonal, Pennsylvania-made wines and wine cocktails, or craft beers. Food trucks will be onsite, dishing out snacks and street food. Admission to the festival is free, and all wine and food purchases are pay-as-you-go.
The festival hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Monday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The festival will be held is rain or shine. Admission for children is free if accompanied by an adult (21 or older). Seating at the winery is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets or folding chairs to guarantee comfortable seating on the grounds. No outside alcohol are permitted.
For more information, visit www.chaddsford.com.