Rootstock Concert Series at Hawk Haven Vineyard Grows Stronger in Second Year

Rootstock concert series brings world class musicians to local vineyard

LOWER TOWNSHIP – In its second year, the Rootstock Concert Series presented by Hawk Haven Vineyard and Spyboy Productions features renowned musicians, award-winning wines and local food purveyors at the scenic setting at Hawk Haven.

Rootstock Vineyard Concert Series is a feast for the senses, offering great music, stunning vineyard sunsets, local artisans and a picnic menu that complements award-winning Hawk Haven wines. Named for the essential part of the grape vine, Rootstock combines beautiful vineyard ambiance and intimate performances by world-class musicians. Grab a seat at one of our picnic tables or kick back on a beach chair beside the vines.

Mark your calendars for Friday, June 24 when Jeffrey Gaines returns to the Rootstock stage.

Singer/songwriter and guitarist Jeffrey Gaines brought an original voice to the sea of singer/songwriters that emerged in the 1990s. Born in Harrisburg, Pa., Gaines studied drawing and painting, but became interested in singing as a teen, taking his cue from musicians like John Lennon, David Bowie, Ray Davies and Elvis Costello. After high school, Gaines was offered the singer slot for a New York band, but turned it down to move to Philadelphia, where he signed with Chrysalis Records. His self-titled 1992 debut drew critical praise from far and wide, and put him on the musical map as a sensitive folk-rock artist.

Rootstock concerts continue on Friday, July 8 featuring De Tierra Caliente, Friday, July 22 featuring Black Horse Motel, Friday, Aug. 5 featuring the Bastard Sons of Captain Mey, Friday, Aug. 19 featuring Terrance Simien and the Zydeco experience and Friday, Sept. 2 featuring Mutlu.

Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door. Live music begins at 6 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. Visitors can pack a beach chair or blanket for the event. Well behaved children and pets are also welcome.

Rootstock tickets are on sale now and are available at Tickets will also be available the day of the event. Seating is first-come, first-serve.