WHEN : gates 5:30pm - opener 5:45-6:45, show 7pm . Dinner available for purchase before the show.
Don't miss legendary Nashville Megastar singer/songwriter Mr. Dean Dillon, who has written on an unprecedented 30 #1 hits for country royalty like: George Jones, George Strait, Toby Keith, Kenny Chesney, Leanne Womack & many more. In addition, he has recorded and written with Ft. Pierce and Vero Beach country legends Gary Stewart and Scotty Emerick! Dean will also share stories behind the people and songs during this intimate performance.
Dean Dillon was born in Lake City, TN., started playing guitar at 7, and hitchhiked to Nashville shortly after high school. In 1976 Barbara Mandrell recorded three of Dillon's songs and in 1979 he wrote his first number 1 hit with "Lying Here in Love with You". 25 more #1 hits would follow! In 1983 he wrote the super hit "Tennessee Whiskey," a #1 for George Jones and recently a #1 again for Chris Stapleton and Justin Timberlake, after performing it during the 2015 CMA Awards! Tennessee Whiskey: The Dean Dillon Story movie was just released, as well! See the trailer at https://youtu.be/o1Rp-aZw0NA
Early in his career Dillon was paired with Gary Stewart, the Ft. Pierce "King of the Honky Tonkers," resulting in two successful good-timing albums and the single "An Empty Glass." Dillon then took a five year hiatus from recording, concentrated on songwriting, and began his relationship with country legend George Strait, an association that defined both their careers and brought Dillon ICON STATUS in country music. Dillon wrote on 55 songs for Strait, with 11 number 1's that included: "Marina del Rey", "The Chair", "I've Come to Expect it From You", "Easy Come, Easy Go", "She Let Herself Go", and "The Best Day."
Dean recently wrote on songs for Kenny Chesney, Toby Keith and Lee Ann Womack, co-writing several hits with good friend and Vero Beach native; Scotty Emerick. Other career highlights for Dean include 1985 Country Music Artist of the Year, 4 time Nashville Song Writers Award, 2002 Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee with Bob Dylan, Three Time Grammy Nominee, and the 2013 BMI Icon Award.
Gates open at 5:30pm with dinner available until 7:00pm featuring Georgia Boy & Ethyl's BBQ styled buffet cuisine.
Food is not included in the ticket price. Opening for Mr. Dillon is friend and local country stand out Tom Jackson at 5:30pm. Mr. Dillon takes the stage at 7pm. Sorry, absolutely no tailgating allowed at the winery.
All our concerts are rain or shine and if there is inclement weather the show may be delayed, but not canceled. If that is the case, there will be no refunds for delayed shows. Although it has never happened and we do not expect it to, a canceled show however would be refunded.
For those who will be coming from out of town, our Host Hotel is the Holiday Inn Express West in Fort Pierce, conveniently located between I-95 and Florida Turnpike exits in Ft Pierce at 7151 Okeechobee Rd, Fort Pierce, FL 34945. It is only 8 minutes from the winery and as our Host Hotel partner they will be offering significant discounts to customers who mention Summer Crush Winery when making their reservations. Reservations can be made by calling 772 464 5000.
If you have a fully contained RV, you can stay with us by joining Harvest Hosts (www.harvesthosts.com), a great program that allows you to stay free at wineries and farms all over the country. We will have limited spaces so reserve yours early.
Summer Crush Winery is a certified Florida Farm Winery handcrafting award winning wines at 4200 Johnston Road in Fort Pierce Florida. Open Tuesday through Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 11am-6pm and every Sunday music and food events are held from noon-5pm. 772 460 0500. www.summercrushwine.com email@example.com
What's to Eat?
Menu - $15 per person