FALLBROOK – Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens, known for being an exclusive private event venue, is opening its gates to the public with some extraordinary concerts. The Eden-like, 30 acre property, having several towering waterfalls, pristine rolling lawns and an iconic heart shaped lake, becomes the playing field for multiple live music performances, providing an all-encompassing music, food and wine festival.
Each Signature Event will include as many as six different performances throughout the gardens and main stage and feature such world renowned artists as Prince collaborator Sheila E. and jazz saxophonist Mindi Abair. Able to accommodate upwards of 3000 guests and offer a unique create-your-own concert experience, Grand Tradition’s Signature Events are poised to be the hottest concert tickets in San Diego County.
Grand Tradition’s 4th of July Celebration will occur first in the series with a full concert featuring The Jeanette Harris Band and The Heroes Band. The holiday activities will also include family-friendly attractions, rides and games, as well as a military tribute and of course an explosive firework finale. Gates open at 4 p.m. Monday July 4. Tickets are on sale now at www.grandtradition.com, (760) 728-6466.
On Aug. 27, powerhouse Jazz saxophonist, Mindi Abair headlines with opening act Jazz In Pink during Grand Tradition’s Jazz & Wine Festival. Ruby and the Red Hots, The Detroit Underground, and Jose Serrano Quintet will round out the live performances throughout the gardens. Vintana, Isola, and The Promiscuous Fork restaurants will be some of several premiere San Diego restaurants on site serving up food and wine pairings.
On Sept. 17, Sheila E., renowned singer, songwriter, world-class drummer and percussionist, as well as longtime musical director and close friend to Prince will give her first local appearance on stage since Prince’s tragic passing. Sheila E. will be taking the main stage while David Maldonado, Rebecca Jade, Martinis and Sinatra, as well as Jerome Dawson and Wasabe Blue will make it a true festival filling out the lineup at September’s Jazz & Wine event. Gates open at 4 p.m.
Last year’s Jazz & Wine Festival was remarkably successful with guests clamoring for a series. Grand Traditions response was to expand the property, make way for a bigger stage, provide more comfortable seating, align with San Diego’s top rated restaurants and book some high energy, dynamic entertainers to present an extraordinary series of concerts designed to indulge.
“We’re always looking to raise the bar and offer something here you will not find anywhere else” said Mark McDougal, director of operations. 2016 will be a bit of a tease with only three Signature Events offered, however plans for the immediate future entail many more.