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Chateau Ste. Michelle Hosts SESSIONS Theater Series this Winter

Jan 19, 2018

Chateau Ste. Michelle is excited announce its fourth season of SESSIONS Theater Series, intimate indoor concerts and improv comedy acts kicking off on February 9th with a performance by the Sonic String Quartet. The 2018 SESSIONS lineup, which runs through April, features popular Northwest musicians, improv groups, and more acts to be announced soon. Performances will be held in Chateau Ste. Michelle’s new modern theater within the winery’s newly remodeled and expanded visitor center. Food and wine will be available for purchase to enjoy before and during each show. Attendees must be 21 and over to attend. For a complete event listing and to purchase tickets, visit Ste-Michelle.com.

Friday, February 9 - Sonic String Quartet - $30 per ticket
Sonic String Quartet is a modern, professional group of musicians based in Seattle that have performed at prestigious events like the Grammys, American Music Awards, Good Morning America, and The Tonight Show. Sonic covers a wide range of repertoire, including modern top 100 hits, timeless classical pieces, The Beatles, Jazz, Tango, original compositions, and welcome requests. High in demand as studio session musicians, SSQ members have tracked on various films and commercials, and have toured / worked with artists such as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Judy Collins, Mary Lambert, David Bazan, and more.
www.sonicstringquartet.com

Friday, February 16 - Improv with Unexpected Productions - $30 per ticket
Consistently voted Best Live Comedy in Western Washington, Unexpected Productions is the heart of improv in the Puget Sound. For 35 years they have focused on the art of storytelling in its work, taking suggestions from YOU, weaving them into stories & scenes and creating laughter. Each show is unique, they have never been seen before and will never be seen again. They perform 10 shows a week and are the home of the most established improv school and corporate training program in the Puget Sound. You may visit them at the Gum Wall in the historic Pike Place Market.
www.unexpectedproducitons.org

Saturday, February 17 - Modern Relics - $25 per ticket
Modern Relics - The self-proclaimed “Country-soul” artists weave horns and pedal steel around tuneful melodies and solid grooves—sounding at once familiar and new. Their sound is described at filling in the spaces between the soulful songwriting of Bill Withers and Van Morrison and the twangy energy of Glen Campbell and Johnny Cash.
modernrelicsmusic.com

Friday, February 23 – Mr. & Mrs. Something - $25 per ticket
Weaving the soulful passion of blues and rock with the honesty of folk, Mr & Mrs Something offer a refreshing taste of hope that feels like coming home.
mrandmrssomething.com

Saturday, March 3 – Improv with Unexpected Productions - $30 per ticket
Consistently voted Best Live Comedy in Western Washington, Unexpected Productions is the heart of improv in the Puget Sound. For 35 years they have focused on the art of storytelling in its work, taking suggestions from YOU, weaving them into stories & scenes and creating laughter. Each show is unique, they have never been seen before and will never be seen again. They perform 10 shows a week and are the home of the most established improv school and corporate training program in the Puget Sound. You may visit them at the Gum Wall in the historic Pike Place Market.
www.unexpectedproducitons.org

Friday, March 9 – OK SWEETHEART - $45 per ticket
Throughout the course of her career, the New York-born, Oklahoma-schooled singer-songwriter has rarely stayed still, putting down professional roots in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Denton, Texas, all the while working under—and living up to—her artistic moniker, OK Sweetheart. After releasing her first album, Home, in 2011, she settled in Seattle and tapped into the fertile music community of the Pacific Northwest, writing, recording and performing with the region’s most formidable talents and playing standout gigs at its most acclaimed venues and festivals. A magnet for talented, passionate humans, Austin’s also built bridges, establishing fruitful connections between peers and colleagues via intimate house concerts, dinner parties, social work and other creative collaborations.
oksweetheart.com/

Saturday, March 10 - Improv with Unexpected Productions - $30 per ticket
Consistently voted Best Live Comedy in Western Washington, Unexpected Productions is the heart of improv in the Puget Sound. For 35 years they have focused on the art of storytelling in its work, taking suggestions from YOU, weaving them into stories & scenes and creating laughter. Each show is unique, they have never been seen before and will never be seen again. They perform 10 shows a week and are the home of the most established improv school and corporate training program in the Puget Sound. You may visit them at the Gum Wall in the historic Pike Place Market.
www.unexpectedproducitons.org

Friday, April 6 - Bryan Appleby - $25 per ticket
Bryan John Appleby is a singer/songwriter and composer living in Seattle, WA. After moving to the Pacific Northwest from Central Coast California in 2007 as a drummer in short-lived indie rock outfit, Bryan switched his focus to guitar and spent several seasons penning the songs that comprised his 2009 EP Shoes for Men and Beasts.
www.bryanjohnappleby.com

Saturday, April 7 - Improv with Unexpected Productions - $30 per ticket
Consistently voted Best Live Comedy in Western Washington, Unexpected Productions is the heart of improv in the Puget Sound. For 35 years they have focused on the art of storytelling in its work, taking suggestions from YOU, weaving them into stories & scenes and creating laughter. Each show is unique, they have never been seen before and will never be seen again. They perform 10 shows a week and are the home of the most established improv school and corporate training program in the Puget Sound. You may visit them at the Gum Wall in the historic Pike Place Market.
www.unexpectedproducitons.org

Friday, April 13 – Beth Wood - $45 per ticket
Genre-bending singer-songwriter, Beth Wood, is celebrating her 20th year as a songwriter, performer and recording artist. With her soulful and organic mix of original folk, pop and Americana music, the Portland-based singer-songwriter, has become a favorite performer in venues from the top acoustic music festivals to living rooms across North America and opening for artists like Lizz Wright at Seattle’s Jazz Alley. Beth is an intelligent singer-songwriter with a compelling and joyful stage presence.
www.bethwoodmusic.com

Friday, April 20 – Andrew Joslyn & the Passenger String Quartet – $45 per ticket
Andrew Joslyn, composer, orchestrator, and multi-instrumentalist is an award-winning musical prodigy whose passion for collaboration has led him to work with a remarkably diverse group of world-class artists. He has toured the world, performing, co-writing and arranging music for the last three Macklemore albums plus an extensive list of recording and touring credits that include Judy Collins, Kygo, Odesza, Tom Chaplin (Keane) David Bazan, Duff McKagan (Guns & Roses), Kris Orlowski, Brazilian singer-songwriter, Nando Reis, recently nominated for a Latin Grammy and many others. Andrew’s music is best described as Orchestral Pop, sophisticated, magical genre-bending music that touches on a variety of styles. Leading the audience on an extraordinary, cinematic musical journey. With his Passenger String Quartet, augmented by other instruments and vocals, the evening will include selections from his new, very well-received, solo album, Awake at the Bottom of the Ocean, plus other musical surprises that only an artist as unique and engaging as Andrew Joslyn can share with an audience.
www.andrewjoslynmusic.com

About Chateau Ste. Michelle
Founded in 1934, Chateau Ste. Michelle pioneered vinifera grape growing in Washington State and has been producing classic European varietal wines under the Ste. Michelle label since 1967. The winery combines an ongoing dedication to research with a commitment to classic winemaking traditions. The winery owns 3,900 acres of vineyards in the Columbia Valley of Eastern Washington, including Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek, which are LIVE and Salmon Safe certified. Chateau Ste. Michelle enjoys winemaking partnerships with some of the world’s most distinguished vintners. Col Solare is an alliance with Tuscany’s Piero Antinori, Eroica Riesling is a partnership with the Mosel’s Ernst Loosen and Tenet is a collaboration with Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie of France. Chateau Ste. Michelle has received a long list of awards including 22 “Top 100 Wineries of The Year” honors (Wine & Spirits) and 18 “Top 100 Wines” designations (Wine Spectator). Chateau Ste. Michelle also has a long history of giving back to the industry and community. The net proceeds from its popular Summer Concert Series helps fund its charitable giving program, which supports some 400 non-profit organizations annually, has provided more than $3 million for scholarships for high-achieving, low-income students at Washington universities, and supports the Viticulture & Enology Program at Washington State University.

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