Enchantment is the Grand Tradition for Jazz in Fallbrook, CA

Sparkling fountain along the tree-shaded pathway at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens (Photo: Pat Benter)

The Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens’ Jazz & Wine Festivals have taken root with jazz fans, blossoming into an enchanting outing for thousands of genre enthusiasts since its inception in 2013. However, when the owners of this storybook wedding and private event venue in Fallbrook, California, partnered with The Centre in Escondido to create The REVV Summer Concert Series this year, the concept caused some confusion among jazz fans. It wasn’t easy for some people to grasp the idea of one promoter booking different concerts on different dates at two separate venues.

Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in Fallbrook, California (Photo: Pat Benter)

Waterfall at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in Fallbrook, California (Photo: Pat Benter)

The lush, 18-acre, themed botanical paradise accented with waterfalls, arched stone bridges floating over soothing streams, a heart-shaped lake with a fountain in the center, along with other floral displays, water features and the Veranda Restaurant overlooking it all, still offered it’s signature jazz event. Bands perform simultaneously at three of these venues with tiered start times, from 3:30-6 p.m., followed by an opening act and headliner on the main stage adjacent to the lake.

Heart-shaped lake with fountain at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens (Photo: Pat Benter)

Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers performing on the main stage at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens’ Jazz & Wine Festival on Aug. 5, 2017, as part of the new REVV Summer Concert Series (Photo: Pat Benter)

The number of festivals was extended to three this year, featuring headliners such as The Stanley Clarke Band (June 17), The Rippingtons with Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers as the opening act (Aug. 5) and Fourplay (scheduled for Sept. 9).

Wazabe Blue with Jerome Dawson performing in the Arbor Terrace Pavilion at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens’ Jazz & Wine Festival on Aug. 5, 2017 (Photo: Pat Benter)

Patrons enjoying music, food and libations at the Orchid Bar during the Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens’ Jazz & Wine Festival on Aug. 6, 2017 (Photo: Pat Benter)

The REVV Concerts partnership merely added a second venue at The Centre from which to enjoy musical entertainment on the Moonlight Veranda atop Lexus Escondido. It also features a fine dining experience at Vintana, the 2016 Gold Medallion Award winner for Best American Modern/Global Influence. The concerts are held on the same level as Vintana, outside, just beyond the vodka bar and cocktail lounge, and offers VIP seating, private cabanas and general admission options.

Beverly Mansion and Veranda Restaurant at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in Fallbrook, California (Photo: Pat Benter)

Gourmet dinner buffet enjoyed on the Veranda at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens’ Jazz & Wine Festival on Aug. 5, 2017 (Photo: Pat Benter)

Although the final concert at The Centre is happening tonight, Sunday, Aug. 27, featuring John Pizzarelli with Jessica Molaskey, there is one more Jazz & Wine Festival at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens, scheduled for Sept. 9, featuring Fourplay as the headliner (with Kirk Whalum replacing Chuck Loeb, who sadly passed away last month), and David Maldonado as the opener. Entertainment throughout the gardens includes Sinatra & Martinis in the Orchid Bar, Viva Santana in the Arbor Terrace Pavilion, Len Rainey & The Midnight Players at the Arbor Terrace Waterfall, and Charlotte Littlehales inside the Beverly Mansion (where a gourmet pre-show, all-you-can-eat dinner and dessert buffet is available in the ballroom and Veranda restaurant for an additional fee).

Gourmet dinner buffet at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens’ Jazz & Wine Festival on Aug. 5, 2017 (Photo: Pat Benter)

Cash bar at the Veranda Restaurant at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens (Photo: Pat Benter)

One of my favorite aspects of this event is that if gets too hot outside, you can purchase the buffet dinner and stay inside the air-conditioned Veranda restaurant until it cools down. And, with a cash bar nearby, there are a lot of choices for refreshing beverages to enjoy with the delicious meal and gorgeous views!

View from the Gazebo at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in Fallbrook, California (Photo: Pat Benter)

For more information about the REVV Concert series in Escondido and Fallbrook, California, or to purchase tickets to Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens’ Jazz & Wine Festival, located at 220 Grand Tradition Way, Fallbrook, California, featuring Fourplay and more, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 9, visit www.REVVConcerts.com or call 760-728-6466.

  • By Melanie Maxwell
  • Waterfall at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in Fallbrook, California (Photo: Pat Benter)

    Seating area at the Orchid Bar at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in Fallbrook, California (Photo: Pat Benter)

    Beverly Mansion and Veranda Restaurant at Grand Tradition Estate & Gardens in Fallbrook, California (Photo: Pat Benter)

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