Total Eclipse of the Vine 2017-08-17T07:14:40+00:00

Total Eclipse of the Vine




on AUGUST 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Concert Tickets will be available at Youngberg Hill the day of the show.

The blinding beauty of Youngberg Hill is a perfect prelude to the next day’s eclipse as the Salem Concert Band presents “Total Eclipse of the Vine” on Sunday, August 20, 2017. John Skelton will lead the band in an evening shrouded in music worthy of a once-in-a-lifetime total eclipse, and vocalist Jeff Witt will join the band for several brilliant solos.

The picturesque setting on a hill overlooking the vines and valley has made this summer event for the band an audience favorite for the past six years. The concert will take place rain or shine on the lawn at the vineyard starting at 5:30 p.m. Please plan to arrive by 5:00 p.m. to grab your dinner and find a seating spot. Locally grown wines and other beverages will be available for purchase from Youngberg Hill—no outside beverages, please. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and experience an evening of fine wine, beautiful music, and a palate-pleasing meal.

Jeff has been performing musical theatre around the valley for the past 25 years. Some of his favorite roles at Pentacle Theatre are Gomez in The Addams Family, Igor in Young Frankenstein, Jean Valjean in Les Misérables, Archibald Craven in The Secret Garden, Angel in Rent, Nicely Nicely Johnson in Guys and Dolls, and Horton the Elephant in Seussical the Musical. At Pentacle he has also directed Brigadoon, co-directed City of Angels, and was vocal director for Urinetown and Jesus Christ Superstar. He was most recently seen in The Verona Studios production of Marry Me a Little. Currently Jeff is the vocal music and drama director at Central High School in Monmouth. He spends his free time with his partner cooking and working in the garden.

Gourmet boxed dinners prepared by Roth’s Fresh Catering are available to pre-order for $15, and options include: ham and cheese on baguette; turkey & bacon on sourdough; roast beef on brioche roll; heirloom tomato, brie, pesto, balsamic on a French baguette; or gluten free turkey and bacon. All meals include: macaroni salad with spinach and feta; Kettle Chips; local cheese tray with nuts and grapes; a seasonal local dessert.

Youngberg Hill is located at 10660 SW Youngberg Hill Road in McMinnville. Tickets for the concert are available for $25 (adults) and $10 (K-12 students). If purchasing a gourmet boxed dinner for $15, it must be ordered no later than August 16 at 12:00 noon. Tickets and dinners may be purchased by calling 503-362-0485 or at . Tickets will also be available at the event.

This concert is sponsored by Youngberg Hill, Roth’s Fresh Markets, and Sue Perry with Foresters Financial Services. Salem Concert Band is supported by the Oregon Arts Commission.