Maryhill Winery opens new amphitheatre

Emmylou Harris, Los Lobos, Lou Rawls top inaugural summer concert line-up

GOLDENDALE, Wash. – Maryhill Winery announced today its 2003 summer concert series, the first to be held in its new 3,000 seat outdoor amphitheatre.

Built into an existing slope on the grounds next to the winery and tasting room, the amphitheatre offers sweeping vistas of Mt. Hood, the Columbia River Gorge and is sure to enchant lovers of music, wine and the great outdoors.

“The unique micro-climate, combined with the mountain and river vistas drew us to this location, and we always envisioned hosting intimate concerts within the ambience of a vineyard setting,” said Craig and Victoria Leuthold, operating owners of Maryhill Winery. “We’re thrilled to open possibly the most scenic concert venue along the Lewis and Clark Trail and invite thousands of guests to discover and enjoy the Maryhill experience.”

Spectacular Sights and Sounds

In partnership with Spokane architect Wayne Marquess of Professional Design Services, the Leutholds designed a venue that takes advantage of the natural beauty of the existing landscape and site lines. The 180-degree arc of the amphitheatre and the gentle incline of the terrace deliver panoramic views of the stage and the rugged horizon. Ground-level lighting illuminates pathways and adds warmth and ambience to the amphitheatre without drowning out the starlight. Guests can bring blankets or for $4 rent low-back chairs.

From Bluegrass to Jazz

The 2003 concert series at Maryhill Winery kicks off on Saturday, August 3, with a five-concert season featuring a mix of national and regional performers. Additional acts, being booked through Craig Heimbigner at Uncorked Entertainment, may be added throughout the summer. All shows are for adults, age 21 and older.


* Norton Buffalo & the Knockouts, Too Slim & the Tail Draggers, Danny Barnes & the Piano Throwers August 3.

(All general admission, $19; Showtime 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

* Delbert McClinton with Curtis Salgado August 16.

(General admission, $34 and reserved $50; Showtime 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

* Los Lobos/Buddy Guy August 24.

(General admission, $37, reserved $55; Showtime 7 p.m., doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

* Lou Rawls/Nancy Wilson September 20

(General admission, $43, reserved $57; Showtime 6 p.m., doors open at 4:30 p.m.)

* Emmylou Harris October 4.

(General admission, $42, reserved $55; Showtime 6 p.m., doors open at 4:30 p.m.)

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