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September 26 – Funky Dozen

Doors: 5:30 PM, Music 6PM
Admission: $15 at the door or $10 online at Brown Paper Tickets UNTIL MIDNIGHT 9/25
Children 5 and under are free

The Funky Dozen blends fun and funk to keep people on the dance floor all night long. Led by Larry Thompson, the band focuses primarily on favorites from the 1970s, but also pulls the best from the 80s and 90s, to provide high energy music people want to move to.



As the name suggests, the band features twelve talented musicians, but not always the same twelve. Part of the band’s strength is their fluid mixture of core members and new musicians who bring great infusions of style and experience, helping the band stay true to its roots while it continues to grow and evolve. Twelve members blend to create a powerful sound, melding classic guitar and percussion with a brass section to blow the roof off, topped off with male and female vocalists who use their voices as instruments in their own right.

They cite a wide variety of musical influences, including Stevie Wonder,Earth Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, KC and the Sunshine Band, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, The Isley Bros, and Patty Labelle, among others.

The Nelson Family Vineyards Summer Concert Series is held in the majestic redwood grove overlooking the cabernet vineyard next to the tasting room. The monthly events provide outdoor music entertainment featuring bands playing blues, country, rock and roll or jazz. The site is casual so please bring blankets and chairs. Enjoy delicious, handcrafted wines and local beers, along with a tasty dinner.

Dinner: S’Wine Country BBQ

Please no outside alcoholic beverages.

Blanket or low-back chairs OK. Please no pets.

The Redwood Grove at Nelson Family Vineyards
550 Nelson Ranch Road
Ukiah, CA
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October 18-19, 2014
Time: 11AM to 5PM, Rain or Shine

Admission: $45 online, $55 at the door,
Designated Drivers Free

Nelson Family Vineyards Tasting Room
550 Nelson Ranch Road
Ukiah, CA
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