THE LARGEST WINE FESTIVAL OF THE SOUTHWEST RETURNS TO HISTORIC
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS, WITH FOUR DAYS OF NONSTOP LIVE ENTERTAINMENT.
GRAPEVINE (Sept. 2, 2022) – The 36th Annual GrapeFest®—A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, returns September 15, 16, 17 and 18, 2022, to historic Grapevine, featuring four days of premium wine tastings and all-new for 2022 VIP Tasting Events, Charcuterie Workshops, a GrapeStomp contest, Champagne Cork Shoot-Off and amazing performances across four live music stages.
Throughout the festival, attendees will encounter an exciting lineup of musical acts that will have all members of the family rockin’ and rollin’ from the People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic and Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience, as well as the Town Square Gazebo Stage and Grapevine Mills Main Stage.
VINTAGE T E X A S
Headliners include Grammy Award-nominated singer songwriter Taylor Dayne, playing beloved singles like “Tell It To My Heart,” “Love Will Lead You Back,” “I’ll Be Your Shelter” and “I’ll Always Love You,” and Academy of Country Music
Award winner Jack Ingram with hits like “Measure of a Man,” “Barefoot and Crazy” and “Wherever You Are,” in addition to several other great bands.
ABOUT THE HEADLINERS
Taylor Dayne is an American
pop icon. With a career
spanning three decades,
Dayne’s groundbreaking debut
single “Tell It To My Heart”
turned her into an overnight
international star in 1987. She
followed the smash hit with 17
Top 20 singles over the course
of her three-decade career,
including Number Ones “Love Will Lead You Back,” “Prove Your Love” and “I’ll Always Love You.” Dayne has sold over 75 million albums and singles worldwide, earned three Grammy nominations, an American Music Award, multiple New York Music Awards, received New York Music Hall of Fame honors and ranked as the No. 18 female dance artist of all time by Rolling Stone. She is one of the very few artists in musical history to successfully cross over into almost every musical genre and chart with hit singles in pop, dance, R&B, adult contemporary and rock.
Throughout a recording career
that has spanned more than
20 years, American country
music artist Jack Ingram has
maintained a reputation for
charged song craft and energetic,
earning him prominent stature
in a prestigious tradition of
iconoclastic singer-songwriters. Ingram’s prior work has won him a fiercely devoted fan base as well as reams of critical acclaim, and now Midnight Motel marks a creative milestone for the veteran artist, his sound ever evolving while showcasing some of his most expressive, emotionally raw songwriting to date.
Additional performers and full lineup below:
GRAPEVINE MILLS MAIN STAGE
Thursday 9/15 @ 5 p.m. Joshua Ingram
Thursday 9/15 @ 7 p.m. Lady Diamond
Soul, Blues, Gospel
Thursday 9/15 @ 8:45 p.m. Escape
Friday 9/16 @ 4:15 p.m. Blaze of Glory
Bon Jovi Tribute
Friday 9/16 @ 6 p.m. The Rich Girls
Hall and Oates Tribute + 80s
Friday 9/16 @ 7:45 p.m. Zack King Band
Rock and Roll
Friday 9/16 @ 9:30 p.m. Taylor Dayne
Saturday 9/17 @ 12:45 p.m. Jay Cober and the Back Line Blues and Rock
Saturday 9/17 @ 4:15 p.m. The Mojo Brothers
Country and Rock
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Saturday 9/17 @ 2:30 p.m. Justin Mason Country
Saturday 9/17 @ 6 p.m. Squeezebox Bandits
For immediate release. September 2, 2022
Country with a Tejano flair
Saturday 9/17 @ 7:45 p.m. King George
George Strait Tribute
Saturday 9/17 @ 9:30 p.m. Jack Ingram
Sunday 9/18 @ 1 p.m. OneHitSongAway Country
Sunday 9/18 @ 3 p.m. Fleetwood X
Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Sunday 9/18 @ 4:45 p.m. Battle of Evermore Led Zeppelin Tribute
LIBERTY PARK PLAZA STAGE
Sponsored by Gaylord Texan
Thursday 9/15 @ 11a.m. Friday 9/16 @ 11 a.m. Saturday 9/17 @ 11 a.m. Sunday 9/18 @11 a.m.
Jazz and Pop
Kerri Lick & the I-20 Variety
Americana and Roots Rock
TOWN SQUARE GAZEBO STAGE
Thursday 9/15 @ 11 a.m. The Mojo Brothers Country and Rock
Friday 9/16 @ 11 a.m. Jon Christopher Davis Rock
Saturday 9/17 @ 11 a.m. InstruMusic Solutions Rock, Soul, and R&B
Sunday 9/18 @ 11 a.m. The Furious Band Soul and Blues
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Sponsored by Hilton DFW Lakes
Thursday 9/15 @ 11 a.m. Cameron Taylor Acoustic Guitar
Friday 9/16 @ 11 a.m. Shelton Enlow Acoustic Guitar
Saturday 9/17 @ 11 a.m. Wyatt Martin Acoustic Guitar
Sunday 9/18 @ 11 a.m. Olga Louque Accordion
PEOPLE’S CHOICE VIP SESSIONS Sponsored by Classic Chevrolet
For immediate release. September 2, 2022
Friday 9/16 @ 5 p.m. Saturday 9/17 @ 11 a.m. Sunday 9/18 @ 3 p.m.
Daniel Henson Duo
Tenor Sax and Upright Bass Jazz
GrapeFest is the largest wine festival of the Southwest. Visitors won’t want to miss signature events People’s Choice Wine Tasting Classic (sponsored by Classic Chevrolet), the largest consumer-judged wine competition in the nation, featuring the very best of Texas-grown wines; the Liberty Park Plaza Wine Experience (sponsored by Gaylord Texan), with premium selections from guest wineries in the California Sonoma Valley and Italian Sicily region; Champagne Terrace’s (sponsored by Hilton DFW Lakes) fine selection of bubbly or the area wine pavilions offering the best of Historic Main Street’s winery tasting rooms. Fruit of the vine not your thing? Alternative adult beverages such as craft brews, hard seltzers and ciders will also be available at booths throughout the festival. In addition to tasting experiences, the four-day event will offer a carnival, Kid Zone, artisan marketplace and more—all on Grapevine’s Historic Main Street.
A Celebration of Texas Wines
GrapeFest is a celebration of Texas wines. Home to over 470 wineries and over 4,500 acres of vineyards producing nearly 3 million gallons of Texas wine each year, Texas is the fifth largest wine-producing state in the U.S. And Grapevine has earned its
reputation as the headquarters of Texas’ wine industry, home to a vibrant Urban Wine Trail along Historic Main Street that offers daily wine tastings and special events throughout the year.
Contests and Games
For some wine-themed festival fun, guests can sign up to compete in the popular GrapeStomp (sponsored by Resort Vacations) competition located between the Ole Grapevine Cigar Shop and City Hall. Two-person teams swap turns at stomping approximately 18 pounds of grapes for two minutes, and officials will measure the extracted juice. Prizes for the champions are awarded hourly, and scores are kept for the entire weekend with a Grand Champion Stomp-Off on Sunday, in which the winners are awarded the coveted “Purple Foot,” a glass sculpture from Grapevine’s Vetro Glass Blowing Studio.
GrapeFest also will host a Champagne Cork Shoot-Off (sponsored by Texas Gun Experience). Champagne bottles are placed on a stand and participants push the cork out of the bottle towards a target. Shots are measured on accuracy,
and cash prizes will be awarded to daily shoot-off winners and the Grand Shoot-Off Champion.
Family-Friendly Events and Activities
GrapeFest caters to family-friendly fun! This year’s festival will offer plenty of parent- and kid-friendly activities, with tons of fun to discover along the Carnival midway, a Kid Zone and all along Historic Main Street. Guests can take a spin on the giant Ferris wheel, catch thrills on the many carnival rides and try their luck along the midway games. After working up an appetite, they can top off their winnings with ice-cold drinks and classic festival bites like corn dogs, turkey legs, nachos, funnel cakes, snow cones and popcorn. In a new location, the Kid Zone will offer interactive activities from LEGOLAND Discovery Center, SEA LIFE Aquarium, as well as arts and crafts provided by 121 Community Church, inspiring educational experiences with House of Shine, a build-a-bear activity with Cook Children’s Healthcare System, face painting and more. Festival-goers can then walk across the Grapevine Vintage Railroad train platform to European style food hall Harvest Hall, and for $3 visit the observation level of the Tower at Grapevine Main Station, located at 815 S. Main St., for a 150-foot-high bird’s eye view of festival grounds from the south end of Historic Main Street.
Shopping and Dining Along Historic Main Street
For immediate release. September 2, 2022
Each year, GrapeFest brings in artisans and marketplace vendors from all over the metroplex, and beyond. Attendees can stroll to the north end of Historic Main Street to find a marketplace of handmade treasures and unique gifts, as well as gourmet goodies highlighting all things Texas—from local honey to barbecue sauces, salsas, baked goods, candy, craft sodas and more. The flavors of the festival aren’t limited to street vendors though—guests can sit down and relax at any one of Historic Main Street’s famous restaurants, from Piaf Kitchen’s Mediterranean coastal cuisine to Farina’s Winery & Café (try the spaghetti pizza) to the Chicago-style Weinberger’s Deli, with over 120 sandwiches—and many more. Additionally, the boutiques, galleries, jewelry stores and other shops lining Main Street will be open, offering special deals and incentives.
The 36th Annual GrapeFest®—A Texas Wine Experience, presented by Bank of the West, opens Thurs., Sept. 15 at 11 a.m.
HOURS & ADMISSION
Thurs., Sept. 15: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.—free admission all day Fri., Sept. 16: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.—paid admission after 5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 17: 11 a.m.–11 p.m.—paid admission Sun., Sept. 18: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.—paid admission
Adults: $10 Seniors (62+): $5
Children (6-12): $5
Children 5 and under: FREE
$20 good for Friday, Saturday and Sunday admission
For more information, please call 817.410.3185 or email VisitorInfo@GrapevineTexasUSA.com.
Also visit GrapeFest. com for more information and schedules.
How to Get There
GrapeFest is proud to partner with Trinity Metro TEXRail to offer festival goers a hassle-free way to get to and from the festival. Attendees are encouraged to park at a TEXRail station and ride the train to the Grapevine / Main Street Station, which stops right in front of the festival entrance. Riders can park for free at a TEXRail station and ride right up to the festival, and avoid the hassle of finding parking. What’s more, patrons who use GoPass to purchase a TEXRail ticket will receive a 50 percent discount on their roundtrip ticket, plus $2 off festival admission with proof of ridership. For those who wish to drive, there will be two complimentary parking locations with complimentary shuttles. Lot 1 is located at Grapevine Mills, and will drop off at admission gate #2 (E. Texas and Smith Street). Lot 2 is located at the Grapevine Public Library and will drop off at the front entrance of Hotel Vin. Shuttles for these lots will run from 10 a.m.–11 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.–Midnight on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m.–7 p.m. on Sunday.
Where to Stay
Guests can book a getaway and save as area hotels and resorts offer various seasonal packages and promotions. Enjoy a range of lodging options, including resort-style, boutique and budget-friendly hotels. With more than 20 lodging options to choose from, there is a place for every type of vacation experience and every budget.
Visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com/ hotels/deals-and-packages/ for details.
About Bank of the West
Bank of the West is proud to be an Independent Community Bank, headquartered in Grapevine and serving North Texas for more than three decades, helping to create flourishing communities by putting your dollars to work locally—with decisions made locally. Bank of the West is a member of the FDIC and presenting sponsor of the 38th Annual Main Street Fest. Additional sponsors for this year’s festival include Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center, TEXRail Trinity Metro, Texas Ace Heating & Air, Hilton DFW Lakes, 121 Community Church, LEGOLAND Discovery Center, Texas Gun Experience, Grapevine Golf Cars, and many more.
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About Grapevine, Texas
Historic Grapevine, Texas—centrally located between Dallas and Fort Worth—is the premiere go-to destination when planning a getaway or vacation in North Texas, providing guests a sophisticated escape from the big city. Step back in time on Historic Downtown Main Street and visit the more than 80 charming locally-owned shops, boutiques, jewelry stores, winery tasting rooms, restaurants and artisans. Guests can unwind at one of the many award-winning winery tasting rooms, and rest easy at one of the city’s exceptional hotels, like Gaylord Texas Resort & Convention Center or Great Wolf Lodge, which features an indoor water park. Take advantage of recreation on Lake Grapevine as well as over nine miles of wilderness and biking trails. Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad or experience late 19th century farm life at historic Nash Farm. Whether you enjoy indoor or outdoor activities, Grapevine has something for everyone. For more information, visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com.
For more information about Grapevine or GrapeFest, please visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com or email VisitorInfo@ GrapevineTexasUSA.com.