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Rodney Strong and Robert Mondavi concert series open in June

Music lovers can look forward to the return of two iconic Wine Country traditions this summer — the Rodney Strong Vineyards Summer Concert Series and the Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Festival Concert Series. Former Doobie Brothers lead singer Michael McDonald opens the Rodney Strong series June 22 at the vineyard, 11455 Old Redwood Highway, just south of Healdsburg. Admsission: $75-$115. The rest of the series includes: Aug. 3 — Pop trio BWB (Rick Braun, Kirk Whalum and Norman Brown). $60-$90.… Read More »

Boz Scaggs, Michael McDonald to star at Stern Grove Festival

Summer may seem a long way off, but the organizers of the annual Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco already have their plans in place. This year’s series of free concerts kicks off on Sunday, June 16, with “The Big Picnic,” co-starring Boz Scaggs and Michael McDonald. The ticketed benefit party will take place prior to the concert, which starts at 2 p.m. The season continues through Aug. 18. The complete line-up for the 76th season, held outdoors at Stern… Read More »