This Saturday,July 30th, Jessie’s Grove Winery once again rocks on it’s concert stage with Renegade, a Styx tribute band. From 6:45 p.m. to 9:45 p.m., Renegade will rock the stage with their faithful renditions of the best of Styx, along with favorites from other classic rock bands of the seventies and eighties, like Journey, REO Speedwagon, and the Doobie Brothers.
Renegade is managed by Randy Meusling of RKM Live Productions, who also manages Midnight Run, a Journey tribute band, who most recently played at the Hannah Nicole Winery in Brentwood. Although not all the band members are wine drinkers, those who are have a fondness for the reds. According to Randy, they agree that “Jessie’s Old Vine is to die for.” If you are a follower of my articles on joltleft.com, you will recall that I wrote about Renegade when they performed last year at McConnell Estates Winery in Elk Grove, which will be their last big performance this year in the Sacramento region, on October first. Detect a trend? While they “love performing at all types of venues,” they like the energy of wineries. As Randy puts it “wineries are a lot of fun because most of the time you get a large crowd that is there to have a good time.” Besides, when they perform outdoors, they can “rock, and rock hard.”
Jessie’s Grove is but one of several local wineries to offer a musical venue for the summer, and sometimes into fall. Ironstone winery, Heritage Oak Winery, and McConnell Estates are a few of the other area wineries offering a concert line-up for a season. Renegade was slated to be the final summer concert for Jessie’s Grove Winery, but Mother Nature had other plans for May 28th, and the Leah Tysse concert, rained out, has been re-scheduled for August sixth.
If you have yet to buy your tickets for Renegade at Jessie’s Grove Winery, you can still purchase tickets at the box office the night of the concert, or call the winery at 209-368-7015 or 209-368-0880. Ask about the over-night option, where you can bring your RV or tent and pick a patch of grass in the pasture to spend the night after the concert ends. For a small fee, Brenda, the Breakfast Lady (and birthday girl!), will cook you breakfast before sending you back home. If you can’t make it to the Grove this Saturday, and still want to see Renegdae, you can catch them at Findleton Estate and Vineyard on August 24th or September 4th.