Celebrate the arrival of spring with Maurice Car’rie concerts

School of Rock students Nick Kempf and Logan Sawhill-Delmar shred some tasty licks during Maurice Car’rie Vineyard & Winery’s Let’s Dance event held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. The students have been invited to perform again during a concert March 11. Natasha Lafoy/School of Rock photo
School of Rock students Nick Kempf and Logan Sawhill-Delmar shred some tasty licks during Maurice Car’rie Vineyard & Winery’s Let’s Dance event held Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. The students have been invited to perform again during a concert March 11. Natasha Lafoy/School of Rock photo

The first day of spring is quickly approaching, and the Temecula Valley wineries are finding ways to celebrate it. Maurice Car’rie Winery is doing it in the best way it knows how: with a concert.

On March 11, a mere nine days before the beginning of spring, Maurice Car’rie will hold a cover-free concert featuring Big Truth and the Temecula School of Rock. The concert will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the beautiful lawn in front of its winery. Guests can arrive early to stake out a spot to lay out blankets, but they should be prepared to spend most their time on the dance floor and under the lights.

For those unfamiliar with Big Truth, the band has been a Temecula Valley favorite that has firmly established itself with a wide variety of genres, such as 80s, classic rock, country, dance, disco and modern hits. There is certain to be at least one song for everyone to dance to with anassortment of music to listen to.

As an added layer of excitement, the Temecula School of Rock students will perform together on the Maurice Car’rie stage. The music school’s performance program puts its students on a real stage for performance as part of its curriculum and this concert is the students’ opportunity to show parents and friends what they have been working hard on during their lesson time.

This is not a simple performance of one or two easily played songs; the performances of School of Rock students include songs from Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Van Halen, The Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Frank Zappa, Queen and more. For School of Rock students, real performances breed real skill, and real fun.

Of course, what sets the concert apart at Maurice Car’rie Winery is its beautiful location, in addition to the fact that guests can enjoy the award-winning wines available by the glass or by the bottle to enjoy. Guests can bring their favorite dinner to enjoy on picnic tables or on blankets as they wait for the music to start, or can purchase from the food trucks that arrive for the performance. If guests truly want to indulge in the experience, it’s best to order Maurice Car’rie’s famous sourdough bread filled with brie for their party to share. This is not a bread for one; bring four or five friends to enjoy this indulgent snack.

Maurice Car’rie’s winning combination of great food, amazing wine and superb music is surely the best way to bring in the spring season. Another concert with Keston Barker and Friends is set March 25, so be sure to catch that performance as well.

Maurice Car’rie Winery is located at 34225 Rancho California Road in Temecula Valley Wine Country. For information about the winery, call (951) 676-1711 or go to www.mauricecarriewinery.com.

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