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Blues on The Willamette

September 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until September 3, 2018



Blues on the Willamette
Labor Day Weekend 2018
September 1 – 3
12Noon – 5PM

C’mon out to the winery and enjoy a full weekend of great wine, music, art and food in an idyllic setting on the scenic Willamette River. We’ve got camping, live music, artisan craft vendors all three days, plus a Sip & Paint Class on Saturday.

We’ll have up to 25 local artisan and craft vendors throughout the venue each day – some for just one day and others for the entire weekend.

Live music

Saturday 9/1 Ben Rice Blues Band 1 – 4 pm

*ASCAP Licensed*

Portland musician Ben Rice has been a growing talent in the NW, winning awards for his singing, guitar work, writing, and performing. In 2014 at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee he left the audience speechless with a raw emotional delivery of his version of “Key to The Highway.” His second consecutive trip to the International Blues Challenge he made the finals in the solo/duo category where he was awarded the St. Blues Guitarist award for best guitarist.

His original music blends Soul, Delta-Blues, Rockabilly, Jazz, and Funk into a Roots Stew. Influenced heavily by his parents’ record collection from Al Green to Alice Cooper, and Teddy Pendergrass to Marshall Tucker; Ben at a young age began investigating the blues and its history. Starting with B.B. King and going through the various regions and time periods, he is inspired and influenced by historical figures like Muddy Waters, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, and Skip James to name a few. https://www.benricelive.com/


A Sip & Paint Class will also be held Saturday 9/1 from 1 – 4 pm. Pre-register for the class here.

Ember and Vine Mobile Kitchen will be on hand all three days, bringing their wood-fired menu reflecting the diversity of the Pacific Northwest. From lamb, to pork and beef to seasonal vegetables, the region provides exceptional quality in local ingredients and the range of flavors that wood smoke can offer.


If you’re from out of town – or just want to get away from town – plan to spend the weekend camping on our grassy field behind the winery amongst the vines. Each space is just $20 for the first night and $15 for each additional night. Learn more here.

Hours & Cost

The Tasting Room is open from 12 noon – 5 pm all three days and a $5 cover fee applies daily. A full tasting menu is available only from 12 noon – 1 pm daily ($10 tasting fee – no additional cover). From 1 – 5 pm we’ll be happy to sell you a glass pour or bottle of our excellent Arcane Cellars Estate produced wine. We also have Oregon craft brews, soda and bottled water available for purchase.



September 1, 2018
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Arcane Cellars
(503) 868-7076


Arcane Cellars at Wheatland Winery
22350 Magness Rd NW
Salem, OR 97304 United States
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(503) 868-7076