April 20, 1998


Chateau Ste. Michelle announces summer concerts

A varied lineup of artists will be featured this summer at Chateau Ste. Michelle's Summer Festival on the Green concert series in Woodinville. Tickets for all concerts will go on sale April 24th at 10 a.m.
The series lineup; includes: Gipsy Kings, June 10; Mary Chapin Carpenter, June 14; The Chieftains, June 22; Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra (with fireworks), July 4; Kitaro, July 5; Yes, July 18; Deep Forest, July 26; Peter, Paul and Mary, Aug. 1; Al Jarreau, Aug. 7; Earl Klugh, Spyro Gyra & Bobby Caldwell, Aug. 16 at 5 p.m.; Kenny Loggins, Aug. 23; Bruce Hornsby, Aug. 24; Garrison Keillor, Aug. 29; Harry Belafonte, Aug. 30. All shows begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
   The Gipsy Kings have been playing for 8 years. Their first album, which was self-titled, was released in 1988. They have been the #1 Latin Pop Artists for several years running.
   Mary Chapin Carpenter's first album, "Home Town Girl," was released in 1987. Her powerful lyrics have won her countless country music awards.
   The Chieftains are the original traditional Irish folk band that formed in Dublin, Ireland in 1963.
   Kitaro has released 28 albums and is often categorized as New Age but he prefers to call his music "spiritual."
   Yes has been playing for 30 years and has released such rock n' roll hits as "Fragile," "Close To The Edge" and "90125."
   Deep Forest, is a musical duo featuring guest singers from all around the world.
   Peter, Paul, and Mary are a singing trio with such hits as "Blowing In The Wind," "If I had a Hammer" and "Puff, The Magic Dragon."
   Al Jarreau has won 5 Grammy Awards and is one of the most critically acclaimed performers of our time.
   Earl Klugh plays musical styles ranging from classical to R&B. He has been playing guitar since age fifteen.
   Spyro Gyra has been writing and performing music for 21 years including the instrumental smash hit "Shaker Song."
   Bobby Caldwell, R&B hitmaker with his 40s style music with a 90s tip has been dubbed "the voice as smooth as a breeze on silk," and has released 10 albums.
   Kenny Loggins has sold over 20 million albums and is a pop song writer and performer.
   Bruce Hornsby released his first albulm in 1986 and won the Keyboard Magazine's 1994 Award for Best Rock Pianist.
   Garrison Keillor is the author of ten books and is heard on public radio stations from coast to coast.
   Harry Belafonte has been called the "consumate entertainer." He is a concert singer, a recording artist and has stared in movies, television shows, and Broadway productions.
   Chateau Ste. Michelle first established the Summer Festival on the Green in 1984 with a bluegrass festival. Since then, over 120 performances have been held, and approximately 350,00 concert-goers have attended. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster by calling (206) 628-0888 or at any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets may also be purchased at the Chateau Ste. Michelle wine shop from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.
   All performances take place regardless of weather, and all shows feature general festival seating on the grass. A limited number of reserve tickets is available for each show. Tickets still available on the day of performances will be sold in the wine shop and at the south gate entrance ticket booth. The Ste. Michelle Wine Shop is open during all festival events and features picnic items for purchase. Lowell-Hunt Catering will offer both hot and cold foods for sale. Concert-goers are invited to bring their own picnic baskets and non-alcoholic beverages. All acoholic beverages on the winery gounds must be purchased at the winery.
   Net proceeds from the concert series are used to support the winery's charitable contributions program, which emphasizes the performing and visual arts. The winery has a long standing philanthropic partnership with the Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Symphony, Pilchuck Glass School and Bellevue Philharmonic Orchestra. Chateau Ste. Michelle is located at 14111 145th Street NE in Woodinville. For additional information or directions, call the winery at (425) 488-3300.