Ready to spice up your summer a bit? If you have never been to a Penn Shore Winery summer concert, take a moment now to put a few dates on your calendar. Then, as you are making summer plans with friends, you will have a brilliant idea to try this! Experience an evening on the spacious lawn at the winery, surrounded by the vineyard, listening to one of Erie’s favorite bands. When you get thirsty, just pop into the winery and buy a drink. Hungry? Just hit up the food truck. Penn Shore Winery is located in North East, PA — just 14 miles east of downtown Erie. A different band and food truck are featured every Saturday in July and August from 5 to 9 pm.
If you like the Beatles, don’t miss the band called Abbey Road. For Jimmy Buffet and happy beach music, try Key West Express. I’ll be honest. The last time I saw Key West Express perform, I happy-danced the entire show! Then again, I’ve done that with the Breeze Band and The Groove also. But, I don’t want to scare you away. You don’t have to dance — enough people do so it’s not awkward for me. But many people just enjoy listening to the music in a beautiful setting.
Admission, parking, and the music are free. Each week a different food vendor will offer delicious menu items for sale along with non-alcoholic beverages.
You can purchase wine by the glass or bottle, wine slushies, and select local beer on-site to consume during the concerts. You can even take some bottles home! Remember to bring your favorite lawn or camp chair or blanket to enjoy the show! And, wear your dancing shoes or flip-flops — it’s casual.
These concerts take me back to when I lived in the Chicago suburbs. A favorite summer event there was the outdoor concerts at the Ravinia Festival. Concert-goers would set up low profile tables on the lawn. The tables were the “tables in a bag” style, just high enough for you to sit on the ground on a blanket and place your food and drinks on the table. The Chicago people would get all fancy and set their tables with candles and an amazing spread of food. So, feel free to bring your table and candles if you want to bring your “fancyness” to North East. Maybe the idea will catch on here too!
PENN SHORE’S 2018 CONCERT SCHEDULE
July 7th – East Ave (Original Rock)
- Cluck Truk Food Truck onsite.
July 14th – Abbey Road (Beatles)
- SorcErie Food Truck onsite.
July 21st – The Goats (Classic Rock)
- Rusty Wheel Food Truck onsite.
July 28th – Key West Express (Beach Music)
- June Peters Food Truck onsite.
August 4th – Ruby Port (10 pc. Dance Band)
- A Waffle Miracle Food Truck onsite.
August 11th – The Breeze Band (Rhythm & Blues)
- The Atacolypse Food Truck onsite.
August 18th – The Groove (Soul & Funk)
- The Big Cheese Food Truck onsite.
August 25th – Duke Sherman Blues Band (Blues)
- Sticks & Bricks Wood Fired Pizza onsite.
September 1st – Kevin Howard Quartet (Jazz)
- Dickeys BBQ will be onsite
**NO outside beverages allowed.
North East, PA is about 15 miles east of Erie, in Erie’s wine country.
Create a new summer tradition. Invite your friends or family for an evening of live music in a unique setting. Leave a few hours early and explore a few local wineries for wine tasting, or shop in the nearby town of North East, PA.
Well-behaved dogs are welcomed on leash in the outdoor concert venue at Penn Shore.
More information about Penn Shore Winery & Vineyards can be found here.
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