Big Dog Vineyards - Finding Stella

  • August 10, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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You'll be an instant fan from the moment they get on stage! Best Live Band in the Bay Area..by far. You'll be sorry if you miss it!

CARPOOL:

The show is officially SOLD OUT!  Gates open at 5 p.m. and dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m.  For those of you wishing to car pool (highly recommended due to limited parking at the vineyard), let's meet at the Great Mall, Milpitas in front of the Olive Garden at 4:15 p.m. Leaving at 4:30 p.m. (its on side closest to Montague Expressway, picture of map attached).

 

Purchase Tickets:   Here

Directions:  Click Here

Price:  $35.00 (Price includes Parking, dinner & the show - come hungry)

Tickets on Sale as of 7/9/13 - Buy NOW!!!

The Winery and Vineyards sit atop a hill east of San Jose at an altitude of 1,200 feet. The summer air is cool with afternoon breezes. The view is nothing short of spectacular, with panoramas that include the San Francisco Skyline to the north, to San Jose and the bay.

Finding Stella entered the San Francisco music scene in early 2000 and quickly established themselves as one of the best original acts in the Bay Area! Their music integrates the classic rock and pop spirit of the 70s and 80s with a newer, warmer rock quality that has been drawing new audiences from along the West coast and beyond.

The sound of Finding Stella is led by the power and emotion of lead vocalist Chris Snyder, backed by lush harmonies and a rich variety of electric/acoustic guitars, keyboard/string sounds, all supported by a driving rhythm section. Snyder along with Victoria Ovieda, Tim Christmon, Rich Flynn, and Dave Scott incorporate many divergent influences and styles into their music, smoothly jumping from classic rock to power-pop to tender ballads - all while creating a rich rock sound.

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  • Fred

    As always, I appreciated the opportunity to see my friends from the group .Though I thought the music was a little more somber than I would have cared for, the sunset views from the facility were spectacular. I appreciated Chip offering to car pool some of us up there.

    August 12, 2013

  • Elena C

    This was a fun event ... wished we were able to dance earlier.

    1 · August 12, 2013

  • Denise B

    Very mello music

    August 11, 2013

  • Maria A.

    Great time. The band was too somber. I would have preferred more upbeat music to dance.

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Stephen M

    Excellent

    August 11, 2013

  • Jerry

    We had a fun group in a beautiful setting. Thanks Cheryl!

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Monica

    The venue was just gorgeous and to be able to enjoy it with a summer sunset was even better!
    The evening of acoustic and unique music was enjoyable too. Wished we could have done more dancing~but it was a fun outing.

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun altogether! Quite a bit of dancing! We had a blast!

    1 · August 11, 2013

  • Yesenia

    Grea Group

    August 10, 2013

  • Kristin

    great venue, but could have used more dance music . . . our group was all ready to lay it all out on the floor!

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Fun evening . Thanks I will not miss the next one if i can help it .

    1 · August 10, 2013

  • Fred

    parking is almost non-existent Near
    Olive Garden

    August 10, 2013

  • Jeff

    I'm carpooling too. See you at the Olive Garden

    August 10, 2013

  • Chip E.

    I'm planning on being at the carpool and I have room for 3-4 people in my truck

    August 10, 2013

  • Theresa

    I'm hoping to hitch a ride...Olive Garden, 4:15...I'm there!

    August 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm interested in carpooling - see you at 4:15PM today.

    August 10, 2013

  • Stephen M

    Anyone need a ride from the Palo Alto area?

    August 10, 2013

  • Diane Z

    I am not going but yes, take a jacket or sweater/sweatshirt. It does get chilly. They have a water dispenser with cups but if you want nice cold bottled water, take your own in a chest. They don't mind.
    There's no place to put blankets downs but they have a lot of chairs for the guests. Bring sunglasses, hats. It's really bright out before the sun goes down.

    August 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    1) I noticed don't bring chairs, but what's the venue like? Should I bring a blanket to sit on? Any other advise?
    2) I'm bringing a friend and hope to meet with the group at the winery. Any ideas where I will find you?

    Thanks. Looking forward to some fun tomorrow!

    August 9, 2013

  • Karen

    If anyone has an extra ticket, let me know! I'd like to buy it!

    August 8, 2013

  • Diane Z

    Cancerling my ticket ASAP so someone else can purchase.

    August 5, 2013

    • Kristin

      is this stall available? If so, I'd be happy to take it off your hands.

      August 8, 2013

  • Laura

    Hi, I am going to this event, but will be carpooling with a couple other friends. Look forward to dancing and have fun with everyone. Cheers!

    August 6, 2013

  • Yesenia

    Woohoooo!!! I'm in :) Thank U Kimberly.
    Can't wait to PARTYYYYYYY :)

    August 5, 2013

  • Yesenia

    Hi Kimberly I'm coming after all. Can u add me to the list since I'm on the waiting list. Bringing 2 friends. I purchase the last Lucky 3 tickets Yaaayyy

    1 · August 5, 2013

  • Minda

    I picked up Yesenia's ticket. Yesenia so good your coming too.

    August 4, 2013

    • Yesenia

      Thank u Minda. Yaaayyy I'm coming

      August 5, 2013

  • Kimberly

    I have one ticket available if anyone would like it.

    August 2, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Cheryl will post carpool info. Just go to the winery and you can pay me then.

      August 4, 2013

    • Theresa

      Cool and thank you!

      August 4, 2013

  • Minda

    Hi Kimberly, can you post the carpool info again. I did not see it or missed the posting.
    thanks

    August 4, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Cheryl...please post the carpool info for minda and others.

      August 4, 2013

  • Yesenia

    Hi Kimberly after all I'm going + 2 . To Celebrate a Bday. I just purchase the last 3 Tickets. Can u add me to the Yes List :)

    August 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just purchased a ticket! See ya there!

    August 1, 2013

  • Steve L.

    This is to let you know that I already purchased my ticket for this event. Looking forward to partying with everyone!

    August 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not sure how I got moved to the wait list. I bought my ticket for me and my +1 when this opened up. Oh well we will still be there even if it is not with the group.

    July 31, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Not sure Ginger??? But I've moved you up. Looking forward to seeing you there!!!

      July 31, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank so much.

      July 31, 2013

  • Laurie

    I do have my ticket already, and so does my friend, looking forward to it!

    July 31, 2013

  • Thomas

    I'm In....

    1 · July 31, 2013

  • Denise B

    Tickets in hand for myself and Kate.

    July 31, 2013

  • Debbie

    Bought my ticket

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Debbie - are you still a plus one?

      July 30, 2013

  • Lori M

    I think I bought a ticket but I haven't actually recieved anything. My name is on the reservation list, does that mean I am okay?

    1 · July 29, 2013

    • Thomas

      If you bought it on line, You can print it off.. from the site.

      July 29, 2013

    • Lori M

      Found my PayPal receipt.....I know you were all worried about it! lol

      July 30, 2013

  • Minda

    Yesenia, sorry for typo. Interested buying your ticket.

    Minda

    1 · July 30, 2013

    • Minda

      Yesenia, my email boraborawahine@yahoo. I'm in Sunnyvale/mt View. For dinner regular. Pls email re payment and how we can meet.

      July 30, 2013

    • Yesenia

      Great ill email u

      July 30, 2013

  • Jojo V.

    Bummer! I got my ticket and I am working.

    July 26, 2013

    • Raquel

      Thanks Jojo! I will get you the money when I see you this week.

      July 29, 2013

    • Jojo V.

      You are most welcome!

      July 30, 2013

  • Minda

    Yesenia, I like to purchase you ticket if it's available.

    Mi

    July 30, 2013

  • Yesenia

    :( Oh no can't come :( Ill be out of town that weekend . I bought my ticket. Please let me know if someone wants my ticket and let me know if for dinner u want Vegetarian
    Yesenia

    July 15, 2013

    • Kimberly

      So sorry you can't make it! You'll be missed. I put a note above. Hopefully someone will contact you. You may even try to contact the Winery. They may give you a refund. This event will sell out.

      1 · July 29, 2013

    • Yesenia

      Thank u Kimberly

      July 29, 2013

  • Kimberly

    Yesenia is looking to sell her ticket. Anyone...still needing to buy, please contact her through meetup.

    1 · July 29, 2013

  • Suzi

    wedding that night :(

    July 29, 2013

    • COACH D.

      You're getting married that night --well have fun

      July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bought ticket

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bought a ticket anyway...have wanted to visit this venue for more than a year, always had work and other conflicts. I'm going.

    July 29, 2013

    • Diane Z

      Derek, if you have never been, take a hat and wear sunscreen and bring a light jacket or sweater for when the sun goes down. If you don't get there early, shade is hard to find. I think you can bring in bottled water in an ice chest. Otherwise there's water in a dispenser with cups.

      July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Now out of town this weekend.

    July 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If I buy the ticket do I still stay on wait list?

    July 22, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Farhad - If you can still get a ticket, I'll move you up to the Attending list. Just let me know.

      July 29, 2013

  • Bonnie Z

    I just purchased my ticket, too. May I please move from waitlist to checklist? :)

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Jojo V.

    Got my ticket!

    July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone else having issues finding the winery?! Help! Wendy[masked]

    July 13, 2013

    • Kimberly

      I'll put a map link up later this evening. It's in Milpitas off of Calaveras Road (sp?)

      July 15, 2013

    • Kimberly

      Link to Directions is posted above

      July 15, 2013

  • Jeff

    Ticket purchased! Looking forward to it.

    1 · July 14, 2013

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