Canceled:
March 21, 2020: Willi Mac & The Lost Cousins Americana

Music at the Winery

In compliance with the Governor’s order, this event has been canceled.

April 18, 2020: Suede Band

Music at the Winery

$5 cover, Music 7-10PM, Food for purchase from 6:30 – 8:30PM. Suede plays an amazing variety of your favorite rock hits from the 70’s through today. Mixing in a bit of country, R&B, progressive rock, and pop rock hits… you’ll be sure to hear something that will get you on the dance floor, or at least moving in your chair!

April 26, 2020: Nicholas Neibauer

Sunday Wine Down

2pm to 4pm. No cover – If you like what you hear, tip the musicians. Meat & Cheese and chocolate plates available for purchase.

Nicholas Neilbauer, originally from Northern Iowa, is a singer-songwriter with a wide range of genres ranging from emotionally charged folk songs to upbeat in your face blues-rock. He is sure to keep you guessing what’s next. Nicholas has been preforming across Iowa since 2013. Nicholas has a wide range of inspirations from old school musicians like Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Van Morrison and Paul Simon as well as contemporary musicians Ryan Adams, Jeff Tweedy (Wilco) Issac Brock ( Modest Mouse).

May 2, 2020: Chad Elliott

Music at the Winery

$5 cover, Music 7-10PM, Food for purchase from 6:30 – 8:30PM. May is wine month and Chad is going to kick it off for us in style with his soulful, foot-stomping show. His laid-back storytelling and his skillful fingerpicking help to weave his well-crafted songs together for an evening of pure entertainment. Averaging more than 200 shows per year, Elliott has been on the road for nearly 20 years performing a blend of Americana, roots and country music. There is nothing quite like an evening with Chad Elliott – come see for yourself!

May 9, 2020: The First Name Band

Music at the Winery

$5 cover at the door. Food available from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Music 7pm-10pm. Lucas Peterson and his band mate Blake Asberry are the acoustic duo “The First Name Band”… a cover band that has been entertaining in venues across Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas for the past 8 years. They will be playing a little bit of everything: Classic Rock and Country, 90’s Alternative, Irish, Rock and much more. Message their Facebook page for specific song requests before July 11 and they will do their best to accommodate. The First Name Band is managed by Claire Asberry.

May 10, 2020: Brian Congdon

Sunday Wine Down

2pm to 4pm. No cover – If you like what you hear, tip the musician. Meat & Cheese and chocolate plates available for purchase.

From the Foo Fighters to Jimmy Buffett to Johnny Cash, his mix of alt/country, rock, and sing-along hits are big crowd pleasers. His repertoire is crazy deep, and includes songs from artists new and old. Brian will happily let you request your favorite song, or buy him a drink. Either way stop by the stage and say Hi. Brian is a singer/songwriter from Des Moines and has been a professional musician since 1999. He began playing piano at age 3. In high school, he discovered the guitar and has played every day since. After college, he and his buddy Herb prolonged adulthood and started a band, the Sauce Monkeys. He played many happy Fridays at People’s Bar and Grill in Ames thanks to Tom Zmolek, who was a big music supporter. Eventually he moved to Des Moines and began playing music to crowds in the capital city.

May 17, 2020: Yoga, Pilates & Wine

5:30 to 7:00 pm

Join us for the perfect way to wind down your weekend! Enjoy a yoga/Pilates class led by Janice Gutknecht followed by a complimentary glass of wine! Don’t forget your yoga mat. Please arrive 10 minutes early to get set up.

$25 per person includes class and glass of wine. Must purchase tickets in advance.

May 30, 2020: Brother Trucker

Music at the Winery

$5 cover at the door. Food available from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Music 7pm-10pm. Weather permitting (precip/temp), music will be outside so bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.

The Americana Roots Rock Band Brother Trucker, is an honest-to-goodness Iowa institution. Since 2000, the band has toured extensively, bringing their roots rock and country to avid fans in bars and venues throughout the Midwest. Come join us and take in their amazing sound while you kick back with glass of wine.

June 6, 2020: Son Perú Chos

Music at the Winery

$5 cover at the door. Food available from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Music 7pm-10pm. Weather permitting (precip/temp), music will be outside so bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.

Based in Des Moines, Iowa, the band is a fusion of Andean and South American folk music utilizing traditional instruments such as the zampona, quena and charango. This musical group also integrates their traditional Andean sound with more modern Latin and Caribbean rhythms such as cumbia, bachata and rock en Español.

June 20, 2020: Jesse & The Medicine Men

Music at the Winery

$5 cover at the door. Food available from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Music 7pm-10pm. Weather permitting (precip/temp), music will be outside so bring a lawn chair as seating is limited.

Join us as we welcome Jesse & The Medicine Men!
Jesse’s rich voice covers a very wide range. He can vibrate the basement with his bass, and yodel to high falsetto. Jesse is often asked to sing deep songs by Johnny Cash, or obscure tunes not heard on the radio anymore. Jesse loves audience participation when entertaining. The artists that continue to influence him are: Tennessee Ernie Ford, Hank Snow, Hank Williams, Bob Wills, Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, George Strait, Keith Whitley, Vern Gosdin, Marty Robbins, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Freddie Fender, Little Richard, Muddy Waters, The Gap Band, Night Ranger, George Jones, and Chuck Berry.

June 28, 2020: Fine Silver Wrap Ring Class at the Winery

1pm to 2:30pm (Rescheduled from March 22)

Join Gina and Sandra from 1st Avenue Collective for a fun afternoon of ring making. Learn to hammer and manipulate fine silver wire to create a beautiful wrap around ring. No jewelry experience needed just a desire to create. Price includes class and one beverage or your choice, wine, beer or soda pop.

Cost: $42.00 (Register for the Chunky Knot Ring Class too and spend the day with us!)

June 28, 2020: Chunky Knot Ring Class at the Winery

2pm to 4pm (Rescheduled from March 22)

Join us for an afternoon of wine and design. Sandra and Gina from 1st Ave Collective will teach you how to transform plain round wire into this amazing ring.

Students will have a choice of using all sterling silver or a combination of sterling silver and copper. A darkening patina may be applied, if desired. No previous jewelry making experience is needed, just a desire to create. Registration is required and includes class and one beverage or your choice, wine, beer or soda pop.

Cost: $42.00 for sterling silver, $37.00 for copper and sterling silver

July 12, 2020: Dueling Fiddles

Sunday Wine Down

2pm to 4pm. No cover – If you like what you hear, tip the musicians.

Join the Dueling Fiddles on Sunday July 12th for an afternoon of foot stompin’ music at the Covered Bridges Winery!

Comprised of violinists Hanna Wolle and Genevieve Salamone, the Dueling Fiddles are an entertainment duo that mix the rich sounds of the violin with layered accompaniment for energetic and engaging performances. This Des Moines-based duo performs a wide range of repertoire, ranging from Celtic Rock to modern pop favorites, that audiences of all ages will enjoy. Recent and upcoming performances include: Bacon Fest, CelebrAsian, and the World Food & Music Festival, among others.

Genevieve and Hanna started their duo in 2012, after connecting as stand partners in the Des Moines Symphony. Their love of music, performing, and exploring the boundaries of music led them to start the Dueling Fiddles. What started as a fun project quickly evolved into a main stage performance act, and they enjoy performing and connecting with fans in Des Moines and across the Midwest. Their love of sharing their music with others fuels their energy on stage, and they guarantee a show where fans will walk away having enjoyed the music, energy, and virtuosic talent of the Dueling Fiddles.

August 1, 2020: Farm to Table Dinner (Sold Out)

Special Ticketed Event
(Rescheduled from April 4)

Doors open at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:00 pm

Iowa Restaurant Association’s 2018 Chef of the Year, Aaron Holt, will be featured as our Guest Chef at Covered Bridges Winery! He’ll be preparing a four-course meal with wine pairings provided by Kevin Fifo, 2020 Iowa Winemaker of the Year. From 7pm to 10pm, enjoy music by Gina Gedler and Ben Hagen. Reservations are required; $80 per person includes the meal, wine pairings and entertainment.

November 8, 2020: Moors & McCumber

Special Music Event (rescheduled from March 29)

Please join us for this special night of music with the amazingly talented Moors & McCumber Sunday November 8th at 5pm. This is a special event that require tickets to be purchased ahead of time. Seating is limited. $20 per person. Take minute to check out their music at this link.

All tickets are non-refundable. “Also – please note that this is a ‘listening concert’. The musicians prefer there be no talking during the performance.”

“Today’s Agenda: 1) Open. 2) Pour. 3) Sip. 4) Rest under a tree.”

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