Rootstock Vineyard Concert Series at Hawk Haven: Jeffrey Gaines

In its fourth year, the Rootstock Vineyard Concert Series presented by Hawk Haven Vineyard features renowned musicians, award-winning wines and food trucks at Hawk Haven’s scenic vineyard setting. Every Friday the concert events start at 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance (until noon the day of the show) and $10 at the door.

Rootstock Vineyard Concert Series is a feast for the senses, offering great music, stunning vineyard sunsets, The Cape May Food Shed Farmers’ Market and food trucks that complement 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 your beach chair beside the vines.

There will be food trucks offering tasty street eats including tacos, empanadas, pulled pork sandwiches and more. New this year, journey through the Farmers’ Market at Rootstock featuring Cape May County grown produce such as heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, blueberries, cucumbers and more!

Friday, July 20 is Jeffrey Gaines. Jeffrey Gaines has been heralded for his soul-searching lyrics and his powerful live performances. With only his voice and a guitar for accompaniment, Jeffrey Gaines has earned a reputation as a captivating performer, entertaining audiences everywhere he goes.

Raised in Harrisburg, Pa. by parents more inclined to spin soul classics by Aretha and Otis than the New Wave and Brit Rock blasting from their son’s room, a teenage Gaines began singing and playing guitar in several local garage bands. He soon decided to set out on his own and quickly landed a record deal, releasing Jeffrey Gaines, the first of his five studio releases. The album garnered four stars from The Philadelphia Inquirer, describing Gaines as “…an ethereal soul…insistent, impassioned, full of self-knowledge.” Somewhat Slightly Dazed, and Galore followed. Interview Magazine called Gaines’ music “soul-searching” and “refreshingly free of jargon, sentiment or cliché.”

Jeffrey Gaines released Always Be (Artemis) to both critical and commercial praise. Featuring his emotional interpretation of “In Your Eyes” and his own soaringly beautiful “Always Be,” the album hit #5 on R&R Callout America CHR/Pop list, also reaching #45 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. The New York Post proclaimed Always Be as “a dozen-song mix…that completely illustrates the depth he is capable of.”

 

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