Mission Hill Family Estate Announces 2019 Summer Concert Series


RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles and Michael McDonald to perform at winery’s intimate 1,000-seat Amphitheatre; Canadian music legend David Foster to headline a special performance for Mission Hill Privilege Members

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.

Concerts for the 2019 season include: internationally renowned RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles on Sunday, June 16th; multi-million-selling singer-songwriter Michael McDonald on Sunday, July 21st; and a special performance for Mission Hill Privilege Members on Tuesday, July 9th with legendary Canadian musician, composer and producer David Foster.

Tickets for all performances (except David Foster) go on sale to the public on Thursday, March 14th, at 10:00am at missionhillwinery.com. Members of Mission Hill’s Privilege Wine Club will have advance access to tickets for all performances, including David Foster, beginning March 11th. For more information on the benefits of a Mission Hill Privilege Membership, visit missionhillwinery.com/membership.

In addition to the musical performances, Mission Hill is also offering a range of Experiential Concert Packages, including several 4-course dinner options and Concert + Reception experiences. These events are once again expected to sell out quickly, as the Mission Hill concerts have become a hallmark of summer in the Okanagan Valley.

The outdoor Amphitheatre at Mission Hill is recognized as one of Canada’s premiere outdoor concert settings. For artists who typically perform in much larger venues, the small capacity Amphitheatre provides a rare treat to engage with their fans on a more intimate level. Brilliant sound, the taste of Mission Hill wines and the flavour of the food, combine to make the evening unforgettable.

“Mission Hill’s outdoor Amphitheatre offers a concert experience unlike any other in the Okanagan,” says Darryl Brooker, president of Mission Hill Family Estate. “Its intimate hilltop location, backdropped with sweeping vineyard views, offers an unparalleled experience – especially when paired with world-class cuisine and Mission Hill’s award-winning wines. We’re thrilled to welcome another season of incredible performers to the winery this summer.”

2019 Summer Concert Series:
RAIN: A Tribute to the Beatles – Sunday, June 16th
Seen by more than two million people worldwide, this critically acclaimed tribute performance is “the next best thing to seeing the Beatles” (Associated Press). In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, Rain brings the greatest hits of this classic album to life, in addition to everyone’s early Fab Four favourites, in a note-for-note theatrical spectacular.

David Foster – Tuesday, July 9th
An exclusive event for Mission Hill Privilege Members
As an instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, and artist in his own right, Victoria, B.C.-born David Foster is one of the most successful music-makers in Canada’s history. On his own and in collaboration with artists ranging from Celine Dion and Whitney Houston to Michael Bublé and Josh Groban (among dozens more), his projects have sold in the hundreds of millions, netting him 16 Grammy Awards, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and three Oscar nominations. Currently composing for Broadway for the first time, David Foster comes to the Mission Hill Amphitheatre to perform hits spanning his almost 50-year career.

Michael McDonald – Sunday, July 21st
With a career that encompasses five Grammys, numerous chart successes and personal and professional accolades, Michael McDonald remains an enduring force in popular music. Hailing from St. Louis, McDonald arrived in Los Angeles in the early 1970s, honing his talents as a studio musician before becoming an integral part of Steely Dan. In the mid-’70s McDonald was invited to join the Doobie Brothers as the band redefined their sound with McDonald serving as singer, keyboardist and songwriter on such Top 40 singles as “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “It Keeps You Runnin’,” “Minute By Minute” and “What A Fool Believes.” Throughout the ’80s and ’90s McDonald’s solo career took off with a string of hits including “I Keep Forgettin’ (Every Time You’re Near),” “Sweet Freedom,” “On My Own” (with Patti LaBelle) and the Grammy-winning James Ingram duet “Yah Mo B There,” plus he co-wrote the Van Halen hit “I’ll Wait.” McDonald has performed with a who’s-who of critically acclaimed artists across a number of genres, including Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Joni Mitchell, Vince Gill, Grizzly Bear and Thundercat. McDonald’s latest album, Wide Open, finds him collaborating with a number of special guests including Warren Haynes, Robben Ford, Marcus Miller and Branford Marsalis. McDonald’s first album of original material in 17 years, Wide Open continues to receive extensive critical acclaim from the Los Angeles Times, NPR Music, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and many more.

About Mission Hill Family Estate
Mission Hill Family Estate, located in the heart of British Columbia’s pristine Okanagan Valley, offers visitors an exceptional experience in a setting of unparalleled natural beauty and extraordinary architecture. Established in 1981 by Proprietor Anthony von Mandl, O.C., O.B.C., the family-owned winery is known for its exemplary vineyard estates and award-winning wines. Heralded as “the gold standard of wineries” by Condé Nast Traveler, the winery offers cultural programs including the annual summer concert series, culinary programs and international art exhibitions. missionhillwinery.com

Media release and images provided by Serena Public Relations Inc.


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