The artists are larger than life, the venue is iconic and the concerts will be legendary. Mission Hill Family Estate is proud to announce the performers appearing this summer at the winery’s spectacular outdoor Amphitheatre. The performances include: Canada’s own seminal alternative band Cowboy Junkies on Friday, July 7th; the triumphant return of multiple Grammy Award Winner Michael Bolton on Saturday, July 8th; legendary singer-songwriter Jewel on Friday, July 28th; and a special return engagement by multiple Grammy Award-winning American pop and jazz instrumentalist Chris Botti on Thursday, August 3rd.
Tickets will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, May 3rd at 10:00 am at missionhillwinery.com or 250.762.5050. These much-anticipated concerts are once again expected to sell out quickly as these performances have become the hallmark of summer in the Okanagan Valley.
With the creation of the Amphitheatre, Proprietor Anthony von Mandl, O.C., O.B.C., a strong proponent of the arts, created a unique opportunity to enjoy live music in an unrivalled setting. Situated on a prominent hill with majestic mountains and a scenic lake creating the perfect backdrop, guests enjoy a gorgeous evening of music, wine and cuisine at one of Canada’s premiere outdoor concert venues.
“A concert performance under the open sky at our outdoor Amphitheatre is a truly unforgettable experience,” states von Mandl. “There is something extraordinarily special about this intimate hilltop location; a wonderful outdoor concert experience reminiscent of the grand performances staged at Europe’s historic open-air amphitheatres. We are thrilled to welcome these exceptional musical performers to the winery this summer.”
For artists who command much larger venues the small capacity Amphitheatre provides a rare treat for those eager to engage with their fans on a more intimate level. Brilliant sound, glorious music, the scents of summer, the taste of Mission Hill wines and the flavour of the food, prepared on-site by Executive Chef Bradley Froehlich and his culinary team, combine to make the evening unforgettable. Past performers include Tony Bennett, Martina McBride, Chris Isaak, LeAnn Rimes, Lyle Lovett and the Gipsy Kings.
Mission Hill Family Estate Presents:
Cowboy Junkies Live in Concert – Friday, July 7th: Cowboy Junkies was formed in Toronto in 1985 by Margo Timmins (vocalist), Michael Timmins (songwriter, guitarist), Peter Timmins (drummer) and Alan Anton (bassist). The group’s second album, The Trinity Session, and its sotto voce rendition of Lou Reed’s Sweet Jane, won them a passionate following. Subsequent albums and tours all over the world have kept Cowboy Junkies on people’s minds and turntables ever since. Cowboy Junkies have been heralded as “one of the most versatile, underrated bands of the last 25 years.”
An Evening with Michael Bolton – Saturday, July 8th: Michael Bolton is a multiple Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist that has sold more than 60 million records worldwide. He’s performed with Luciano Pavarotti, BB King, and Ray Charles; written with Bob Dylan, Paul Stanley and Lady Gaga; and had songs recorded by Cher, Barbara Streisand, Kanye West and Jay Z. He’s been hailed as one of the “Sexiest Men Alive” by People magazine, and portrayed Captain Jack Sparrow in The Lonely Island’s SNL digital video, viewed more than 150 million times.
An Evening with Jewel – Friday, July 28th: Jewel, the legendary singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, poet, philanthropist and bestselling author, has received four Grammy Award nominations and sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. Her debut album, Pieces of You, went platinum x 12 and became one of the best-selling albums of all time on the strength of such singles as ‘Who Will Save Your Soul’, ‘You Were Meant for Me’ and ‘Foolish Games.’ Jewel has written almost 1,000 songs she describes her most recent album, Picking Up the Pieces, as a “singer-songwriter’s record,” featuring a collaboration with country legend Dolly Parton on the song My Father’s Daughter.
An Evening with Chris Botti – Thursday, August 3rd: Chris Botti has had four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards, and has collaborated with such fellow luminaries as Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Vince Gill, David Foster, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith. In 2013, Botti’s album, Impressions, won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album. His music refuses to be pigeonholed, resulting in pop-jazz crossover appeal and a massive audience worldwide.
Concert Tickets & Experiential Package Options:
Mission Hill Family Estate is also offering several Experiential Packages for guests to enjoy an unforgettable evening of food, wine and song.
Package #1: Terrace Dinner & Concert
Includes reserved concert seating at the base of the Amphitheatre and a 4-course pre-set seasonally inspired dining experience with wine pairings at the award-winning Terrace Restaurant.
Package #2: Long Table Dinner & Concert
Includes reserved concert seating in the first three rows of the Amphitheatre bowl and a 4-course seasonally inspired dining experience with wine pairings at a long Harvest Table.
Package #3: Loggia Wine Lounge & Concert
Includes reserved concert seating at the base of the Amphitheatre and exclusive access to the winery’s outdoor covered Loggia gallery adjacent to the Amphitheatre. Guests will be treated to wine service and hors d’oeuvres prior to the concert.
Package #4: Chef’s Artisanal Culinary Experience with Wine Pairing & Concert
Includes an artisanal sandwich served with truffle parmesan popcorn, 500 ml bottle of still water, and 375 ml bottle of Mission Hill Reserve wine. Guests may make a wine selection at time of pick-up.