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Summer is busy at Dove Valley Winery

Jan 07, 2015 06:53PM ● Published by Kerigan Butt

Dove Valley Winery in Rising Sun is going all-out this summer with a packed schedule that goes well beyond wine tastings.

On June 28, Charlie Hitman and Friends will be playing live music from 5 to 9 p.m., with a repertoire of hits by Queen, the Who, the Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Police, Bruce Springsteen and others. Tickets are $15 per person, and include a glass of wine.

On July 26, Charlie Hitman returns with a Beatles tribute concert from 5 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person, and include a glass of wine.

On Aug. 2 and 3, there will be a free Art and Music Festival. There will be wine tastings and foods, vineyard tours, and continuous live music. Hours on Aug. 2 are noon to 7 p.m., with music by Charlie Hitman (noon to 2 p.m.), Carol Regan (2 to 3 p.m.), Tres Roberts (3 to 4 p.m.), Chris Monaghan (4 to 5 p.m.) and Chris Reddesh (5 to 7 p.m.). The hours on Aug. 3 are noon to 5 p.m., with live music by Charlie Hitman (noon to 2 p.m.), Carol Regan (2 to 3 p.m.), Tres Roberts (3 to 4 p.m.) and Chris Monaghan (4 to 5 p.m.).

On Aug. 30 from 6 to 9 p.m., the winery hosts five tribute artists playing the music of Patsy Cline, Elvis, Garth Brooks, the Blues Brothers and Johnny Cash. Tickets are $15 and include a glass of wine.

On Oct. 4, the Winestock Festival from noon to 7 p.m.will revive the spirit of the '60s with three live bands, tethered hot-air balloon rides, artist displays, and wine samples from Dove Valley as well as Far Eastern Shore Winery, Cassinelli Winery and Woodhall Wine. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. Admission includes tastings from all four wineries and a wine glass. General admission is free for all ages. ID is required for wine tastings.

If you're feeling artistic, the winery is holding create-your-own painting nights on July 11 and Aug. 1 from 7 to 9 p.m., for $30 per class. You get paint, brush and canvas, and you can take your masterpiece home. Admission includes a glass of wine.

For reservations for any of the winery's events, call 410-658-8388 or visit www.missiontix.com.

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