WARWICK, N.Y. Come out to the Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery Black and Blues weekend, this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12.
The festivities start on Saturday with Docs Blues and BBQ. Performers include the Midnight St. Shakers, the Brian Dougherty Band, Second Shift, Lee DelRay and the Showstopper Band, and the Prince of Blues Chris Beard.
This years BBQ menu is an explosion of local flavor. Locally raised, grass-fed smoked brisket, and smoked pork from Lowland Farms will be available as well as corn and other black dirt vegetables. In addition, expertly prepared BBQ oysters will be available for purchase.
Music and BBQ start at noon; admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
Black Sunday is the Winerys tribute to the music of Johnny Cash. Performers include, Tim ODonohue, 4 Gun Ridge, The Dave McKeon band, The Whiskey Sinners and Michael Patricks Ring of Fire Band. Come hear your favorite Cash songs as well as those obscure classics you never knew.
Michael Patrick's Ring of Fire band is an offshoot of the successful country-rock group entitled "The Suburban Hillbillies." While the original band continues to tour locally, its members have put together this special tribute show to honor and pay homage to one of their musical icons.
The Winerys bakery and café, Pané, will be open serving sandwiches and pizzas. The outdoor grill and BBQ will also be open. Tickets for Black Sunday are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. For more information go to the winery Web site at www.wvwinery.com or call the tasting room at 845-258-4858.
No coolers are allowed. The Warwick Valley Winery and Distillery is located on Little York Road in Warwick, N.Y.