Londonderry Twp., PA: The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey announced today that it plans to host branded festival concerts regularly as part of its continued evolution and entertainment offerings.


On July 14, 2018, the Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey’s annual Straws & Stripes military festival and release party, which celebrates the release of its strawberry wine, craft beer and hard cider, will be headlined by southern rock legends 38 Special. Country pop star Uncle Kracker will serve as a middle performance, and rock band Puddle of Mudd will open the show. The show will feature military tributes to the armed forces, with portions of proceeds going to a local combat veterans’ charity assisting soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and other needs. Tickets are available immediately.


On August 4, 2018, The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey will host its newest festival, Sun Splash. Sun Splash will be a family-friendly festival hosting a variety of activities and will feature appearances by several mascots and characters. The festival will benefit Children’s Miracle Network and will feature a life lion flyover and will be hosted by a special guest Miracle Child. Band contracts are still being finalized.


On August 18, 2018, the Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey will host its annual “World Famous Merlot & Pumpkin Beer Release Party.” While previous years have hosted such names as Everclear, Blues Traveler, Gin Blossoms and Spin Doctors, this year the event becomes an official stop as part of O.A.R.’s “Just Like Paradise” tour featuring Matt Nathanson. Guests will enjoy the concert as the winery and brewery celebrates the release of its new vintage of Merlot and pumpkin ale. Tickets are available to the public on Thursday , February 15.


Special ticketing packages with exclusive amenities are available for all shows at

“We are so excited to partner with these nationally renowned artists. To bring them to The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey to celebrate the release of PA Preferred agricultural products while supporting great organizations in our community is a dream come true,” said Merlot Mike Wilson, Partner in The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey. “These concerts will attract tourists to Dauphin County to visit the area and see what we are building here – it’s really special to all of us at The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey. Never in our wildest dreams would we have imagined that we would be able to do this. We are just so thankful for the community that has built us and, as long as people keep enjoying what we are doing, we will continue to try and take risks and offer unique ways to celebrate Pennsylvania agriculture. The Hershey Harrisburg region has so much to offer and we are thrilled to be a part of showcasing that,” Wilson concluded.


Contact: “Merlot Mike” Wilson, Vice President, The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey

Phone: 717.215.9025




Twitter: @VineyardHershey / @BreweryHershey / @Merlot_Mike

Instagram: @VineyardAndBreweryHershey


The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey was founded in 2012 and is Pennsylvania’s first all-in-one winery, craft brewery and cidery. The organization produces “the Pennsylvania wine that will change your mind” and artfully crafted microbrews and hard ciders. The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey is a local, fresh, and independent PA Preferred business that features year-round weekend entertainment.