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 13: Cold Weather Company
Steadily building their artistic style and audience both along the East Coast and online for the past four years, New Jersey-based alternative folk band Cold Weather Company carries a diverse sound, rich with harmonies and instrumental builds. The band combines the various writing approaches and influences of its three members, Brian Curry, Jeff Petescia and Steve Shimchick, to create unique arrangements and intricate layering with three voices, two guitars and a piano at the core.
In what seems like a scene out of Forrest Gump, Brian and Jeff met in 2011 on a park bench at Rutgers University. The two instantly recognized various similarities between them such as the clothes they wore, the guitars they carried and their overall music goals. They played a few songs together and exchanged information. They would soon met up again, but after a rushed attempt at starting a band, the two lost touch until late 2012, when they reconnected at a series of open mics hosted on the College Ave campus of Rutgers University. Standing out amongst the other musicians at these events was Steve Shimchick, who the two quickly befriended. Steve had been producing his own original music for some time, and his unique voice and approach to the piano separated him from his peers. Another year passed.