If you like wine, September just might be your month.
Just one week before the Wine in the Woods Festival hits the Hanover area, the Gettysburg Wine & Music Festival will return for its 11th year, featuring hundreds of wines from 25 Pennsylvania wineries, as well as a full schedule of live music.
Guests might recognize several local wineries, like Adams County's Hauser Estate and York County's Moon Dancer, according to the festival website. Dozens of food and craft vendors will also be on site.
Musical entertainment for the two-day festival spans genres, from blues group Bad Influence Band to '70s tribute band Disco Fever. Other performers include country country artist Lindsey Erin, swagger rocker Lovebettie, rock band Schizophonic and '80s tribute band The Reagan Years.
D.J. Matt Claeys will provide music between live performances.
Last year's event attracted 7,000 attendees and supported dozens of local businesses, in addition to the participating wineries, according to the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce. The festival also raised close to $10,000 for area nonprofits, including Gettysburg Fire Department, Southeastern Adams Volunteer Emergency Services, Battlefield FFA and the Adams County SPCA, as well as Wounded Warrior Project.
If you go
When: Sept. 12 and 13, noon to 6 p.m.
Where: Gettysburg Gateway Complex, 95 Presidential Circle, Straban Township
Cost: $30 for a two-day pass, $20 for one day if purchased in advance; $25 per day at the gate
Tickets:www.gettysburgwine.com or 717-334-8151
This 11th annual event features hundreds of wines from 25 Pennsylvania wineries, as well as a full schedule of live music.
Saturday, Sept. 12
12:30-2 p.m.: Bad Influence Band: DC's Premier Blues Band, plays for growing crowds of blues lovers everywhere and is continuing to pick up speed. In addition to the band's festival and club dates, they were showcased at the International Blues Challenge, performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., as well as multiple appearances at NAMM shows. In 2013, Bad Influence was nominated for three Wammie Awards - Best Blues Band, Blues Instrumentalist and Blues Vocalist.
2:30-4 p.m.: Lindsey Erin, a country girl who is known for her edgy, sassy style, powerful and crystal clear vocals and her ability to connect with her audience in every performance. She's opened for numerous national acts including Montgomery Gentry, David Allan Coe and Bucky Covington.
4:30-6 p.m.: Lovebettie was recently named Rolling Stone's "Band to Watch" and selected in the top three of 20,000 artists to perform at the 2014 Grammys, Lovebettie has also performed on Van's Warped Tour, South by Southwest and The Official Lady Gaga Afterparty for her Monsters Ball Tour. The band has shared bills with many national acts including Lifehouse, Hinder, 311, Carly Rae Jepsen, Fuel and Imagine Dragons. Lovebettie is most widely known for its rock-pop neo-soul hybrid sound deemed "Swagger Rock."
Sunday, Sept. 13
12:30-2 p.m.: Schizophonic, a four piece rock band that faithfully recreates music from the classic rock era. Featuring a guitar driven sound, Schizophonic entertains with its reproductions of great rock songs from artists like Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads, The Who, Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin and more.
2:30-4 p.m.: The Reagan Years: America's Premier 80s Tribute Band, a band of seasoned musicians who recreate the sounds of the 1980s; a day when Ronald Reagan was President, MTV first aired, CDs emerged, acid washed jeans were "cool" and alternative music was called "New Wave." Their show is a party that'll bring back memories from one of music's best decades.
4:30-6 p.m.: Disco Fever, a dance band that covers the greatest hits and dance floor anthems of the 70s, will take you back to the era of polyester, funk and disco.
Lineup and band descriptions courtesy of the Gettysburg Adams Chamber of Commerce