The Mendocino Music Festival invites you to gather in the gorgeous home of the late Elizabeth Crahan, on the cliffs of Elk. Enjoy an afternoon of fine music and refreshment, with music from the Kathleen Grace Band; wines from Handley Cellars; and edible entertainment from Assaggiare Mendocino.
Admission is $125 per person.
Enjoy Libations, Sensations, Delectables, Treats, and your Festival Community—all in a matchless setting!
“Smart, alluring and evocative” (Washington Post), Kathleen Grace has traveled the world sharing her country, folk and jazz inspired music with audiences from New York to Peru. Her latest release, No Place to Fall, presents Grace’s dynamic original songs alongside revelatory covers of artists as diverse as Duke Ellington, Tom Waits, Townes Van Zandt and The Meat Puppets. Grace’s trademark pure sound and deep lyrical connection infuse every moment of the album, from her deliciously honky-tonk interpretations of standards, to her own original music. The LA Times has described Grace’s latest project as “Haunting steel-guitar riffs crossed with Grace’s jazz-infused interpretations? Pure buttah!” The ten tracks on No Place to Fallwere produced by Sheldon Gomberg whose recent work with Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite just won the 2014 Grammy for Best Blues Album.
Assaggiare Mendocino proprietor Julia Conway: “…it’s about connecting to the natural world that nourishes us all. It’s about farmers and ranchers, and the land and the water. It’s about the idea of sharing sustenance with those you care about in the context of a meal. It’s about connecting with the rich cultural history that has been passed on to us through the foods we eat.” She believes that eating is more than supplying our bodies with fuel, though not discounting the value of healthy foods. Instead, eating feeds our souls as well as our bodies. Food provides a context for our history, our lives and our relationships.” [popup_trigger id=”4380″ tag=”span”]See the menu.[/popup_trigger]
Handley Cellars is a small family-owned Mendocino County winery producing around 12,000 cases a year. “At Handley Cellars, we firmly believe in a conscious and conscientious approach to farming and winemaking. We purchase grapes from small, local, family growers, and whenever possible, we select fruit that is farmed organically. Our winemaking philosophy is to let the distinctive qualities of each vineyard shine through. Working with carefully tended, exceptional sites, we strive to create wines which faithfully reflect the unique characteristics of the vineyards and viticultural region, focusing on our appellation of Anderson Valley. From start to finish, we are mindful of our impact on our rural valley, and the implications of our farming and wine making choices for future generations.”