The AmadorArts’ free TGIF summer concerts have been a huge hit throughout this summer. Don’t miss the final one on August 17 when “Primitivo” starts playing at 6:00 pm on the large shady patio at the Terra d’Oro Winery outside Plymouth. As usual, at this last concert, the annual Patron of the Arts Awards will also be announced.
Who is Primitivo? According to a band member, "There are only two kinds of music, the kind that’s from the heart and the kind that's not." Primitivo is the epitome of music from the heart. With William Russell on guitar, Dave Holob on electric violin, and artist-musician Carlos Lopez on percussion and vocals, the Latin jazz styles of Primitivo will set the perfect tone for this lovely summer evening at the beautiful Terra d’Oro Winery. The expert entertainment of Primitivo along with the award-winning wines of Terra d’Oro will get your toes tappin’ and make this a last summer TGIF concert to remember.
Also on tap this evening will be the presentation of the annual Patron of the Arts Award by members of the Board of Directors of AmadorArts. We know that this year it’s a solo winner whose artistic vision and volunteer work has made one of the county’s major events a huge success throughout recent years. This name is a secret until this TGIF concert. Be present to see who receives this year’s Golden Star for the Arts, kind of like an Oscar.
There are plenty of picnic tables to settle into at Terra d’Oro for your picnics. But outside alcohol is not permitted. It doesn’t hurt to throw some chairs into your car, in case others get there before you.
To reach the venue, in Plymouth, from Highway 49, turn east onto Fiddletown /Shenandoah Road. Proceed a quarter mile to where the road splits. Bear to the left and continue out towards the Shenandoah Valley. Less than two miles, turn right on Shenandoah School Road. Terra d’Oro Winery is two miles out on the right side at 20680. There’s plenty of convenient free parking.
The next major arts event is the “ArtMix Amador” on Saturday September 15 in the Grand Oak Ballroom and on the Garden Terrace of the Jackson Rancheria. Details and tickets at only $10 will be available at this TGIF concert. ArtMix Amador will celebrate 36 years of bringing the arts to the county, and is being called, “the greatest family party of the year.” Visit www.amadorarts.org for arts-related information. Phone 209-267-9038, AmadorArts office.