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Nationally renowned Navy Band ‘Country Current’ performs at Maryhill Winery during 2016 tour

May 18, 2016

Goldendale, Wash. (May 18, 2016) – Maryhill Winery & Amphitheater will host The United States Navy Band Country Current, the Navy’s premier country-bluegrass ensemble, in the winery’s amphitheater on Sunday, August 28.

The 6:00 p.m. performance is FREE and open to the public. TICKETS ARE REQUIRED for this performance, and can be acquired at no charge at Gates will open at 5 p.m. Seating is general lawn admission only. Ticketed arrivals will be guaranteed entry on a first-come, first-served basis.

Low height sand/beach chairs and blankets are allowed in the general admission grass area. No outside alcoholic beverages allowed. No pets allowed. Food and outside non-alcoholic beverages (in a sealed container) are allowed. To learn more, please review the FAQ at Due to the concert, there will be no wine tasting after 4 p.m.

For those with disabilities, "General Admission (ADA)" tickets are available. Seating will be provided (on a grass surface) for ADA ticket holders only.

Under the direction of Senior Chief Musician Keith Arneson, Country Current is nationally renowned for its versatility and “eye-popping” musicianship, performing a blend of modern country music and cutting-edge bluegrass.

This seven-member ensemble employs musicians from diverse backgrounds with extensive high-profile recording and touring experience in the music scenes of Nashville, New York City, New Orleans and more. In the tradition of country music, each member is a skilled performer on multiple instruments. The band utilizes banjo, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, electric bass, upright bass, dobro, pedal steel guitar and drum set.

One of the U.S. Navy Band's primary responsibilities involves touring the country. All of the band's primary performing units embark each year on concert tours throughout specified regions of the country, allowing the band to reach out to audiences in areas of the country that do not have opportunities to see the Navy's premier musical ensembles on a regular basis. The concerts are family-friendly events, meant to be entertaining to veterans, families, individuals and those interested in joining the Navy.

Formed in 1973 by legendary banjoist Bill Emerson, the band has a rich legacy of notable alumni including Wayne Taylor, Jerry Gilmore and Frank Sollivan. The band has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, for presidents Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and overseas in Stockholm , Nova Scotia, and Beijing. With a fun-filled and family-friendly stage show, Country Current has been delighting its fans for nearly 40 years with musical virtuosity and humor.

In 2011, Country Current became the first military band to perform at the South by Southwest music festival.

Country Current performs regularly for the president, vice-president, the secretary of the Navy, the chief of naval operations, the chairman and vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs Of Staff, the master chief petty officer of the Navy and numerous other dignitaries. Reaching out to communities both locally and nationally, they regularly perform for veterans, elementary schools, and in support of our active-duty Sailors.

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About Maryhill Winery

Opened in 2001 by Craig and Vicki Leuthold, family-owned Maryhill Winery is one of Washington’s largest wineries, producing 80,000 cases annually. Perched on a bluff overlooking the stunning Columbia River in Goldendale, Washington, it is a popular destination for travelers and wine enthusiasts alike. Visitors can enjoy wine tastings, live music on the vine-covered terrace every summer weekend, Memorial Day through September, tours and special events, tournament-quality bocce courts, and a world-class summer concert series in its adjacent 4,000-seat outdoor amphitheater. Maryhill’s 3,000 sq. ft. tasting room and 1,200 sq. ft. Reserve Room draw more than 75,000 wine enthusiasts from around the globe each year, ranking among the top-five most visited wineries in the state. Maryhill sources more than 30 unique varietals of grapes from some of the most highly regarded vineyards in Washington, and produces more than 50 wines. Maryhill Winery has been honored with more than 3,000 awards since its first vintage in 2001, including being named 2015 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year by Wine Press Northwest and the 2014 Winery of the Year at the San Francisco International Wine Competition.

Editor’s Note: High-resolution winery and amphitheater photography available by request.