There’s no getting around it – Gervasi Vineyard’s Pavilion, located at the edge of the spring-fed lake, is definitely not your grandfather’s pavilion. Classic and classy in every way, Gervasi’s 4000-plus-square-foot open air pavilion complete with a stucco and stone exterior and interior wood ceilings is the perfect outdoor setting for the vineyard’s 2018 summer Musica Concert Series.
Between June 26 and August 28 concerts featuring regional and nationally known artists and groups will perform just feet from the vineyard’s grape vines and although The Moonlight Seranaders kicked off the series of six concerts on June 12, never fear, the wide variety of artists still to come this summer means there’s something for just about everyone’s tastes.
The Tuesday summer series’ next concert is on June 26 featuring two-time Grammy Award winning jazz keyboard legend Bob James, who’s blend of smooth, classic and fusion jazz has been part of the jazz music scene for the last half century. While James has released over 50 albums, his composition “Angela” - the instrumental theme from the sitcom Taxi - is likely his been known song.
Michigan’s The Backbeats bring the sounds of The Beatles to Canton July 10, where dancing, clapping and laughing will most certainly be encouraged by “John, Paul, George and Ringo” as the band performs songs from the early years when the lads from Liverpool toured the globe.
British international vocalist, entertainer and producer Helen Welch and her trio bring “A Little Brit Different” show to the edge of Gervasi Lake on July 31. Welch has performed all over the world with renowned orchestras, released numerous albums and in concert mixes swing, pop, soul and plenty of “cheeky” British humor. Raise of glass of wine as you welcome Welch to Canton!
Georgia singer and songwriter John King brings his own brand of country music to The Pavilion on August 21. King’s first Top 40 hit “Tonight Tonight” was heard weekly during the 2014 NFL season on Thursday nights and in 2016 “We Went” garnered the young singer/songwriter’s first number one hit as recorded by Randy Houser.
The timeless music and wacky hi-jinks of Frank, Dean and Sammy close out the 2018 Musica Concert Series on August 28. Yes, The Rat Pack is back, featuring Damion Fontaine, Scott Brotherton and Stan Davis who’ll be performing classics from “the day” sprinkled with country and Motown classics. Let the summer sun slip away with a walk down memory lane!
All shows begin at 8pm, so why not make a full night of it by having dinner at one of Gervasi’s three distinct restaurants before the show? Concert details, prices and bookings can be found at gervasivineyard.com or by calling 330.497.1000.