Beer & Wine Garden
Located in the heart of the Fairgrounds, the Beer & Wine Garden is a great escape!
Surrounded by tall trees and with plenty of places to sit and relax, the Beer & Wine Garden is easily one of the Fairgoer’s favorite places to take a load off, enjoy a beverage and take in great live music on any day.
Open everyday of Fair from opening to close.
The Wine Garden pours award winning wines from the Alameda County Wine Competition and Sauvignon Summit & Zin Challenge
Participating Wineries making an appearance:
Wine information added shortly
Live Beer & Wine Garden Entertainment
Guitarist, producer and bandleader Steve Freund, praised by Rolling Stone for his “masterful, no-nonsense guitar work,” continues to share his feeling for the blues wherever he can.
Developing his love for American roots music, including blues and jazz, in Brooklyn during the 1960’s, Steve moved to Chicago after meeting the legendary pianist and singer Sunnyland Slim, in 1969 at a show in Greenwich Village. Slim told Steve to “look me up when you come to Chicago.” That is exactly what the young guitarist did, arriving in 1976 and staying until 1994.
During that period Freund played an average of 200 shows per year, with many being two or even three gigs a day. The list of blues masters he has worked with includes Sunnyland Slim, James Cotton, Big Walter Horton, Koko Taylor, Floyd Jones, Luther Allison, and many, many more. He also has appeared on well over fifty recordings, and is an established Delmark recording artist. His latest release is a collaboration with long time colleagues under the name of Rockwell Avenue Blues Band.
“Versatile” is a word often used to describe Dave. Sometimes he’s singing and playing guitar, sometimes bass, sometimes harmonica and occasionally playing a few keyboard parts when needed. A night listening to Dave sing and play could (and usually does) include songs from such artists as Elvis Presley, Eric Clapton, Garth Brooks, Frank Sinatra, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Eddie Money, Merle Haggard, James Brown, The Eagles, and Santana, as well as songs by newer artists such as Jason Mraz, Ceelo Green, and Train.
Ex-Elvin Bishop Band saxophone sideman Terry Hanck for the past quarter century has fronted a jump blues band that rips apart the classic Chicago sound and injects it with a vibrant touch of West Coast sunshine. Hanck’s music is equal parts 1950s speakeasy and skyward- looking faux gospel sincerity, every note played with conviction and ragged sense of faith. Gotta.Bring.It.on.Home features ten tracks, each kicking things up a notch from the previ- ous one, resulting in a houserocker of a record that underscores Hanck’s inimitable live perfor- mances and polished rabble-rousing persona.
Regular Performance Schedule:
Dave Badilla – 2pm – 5pm
Steve Freund – 5pm – 8pm
Terry Hanck – 8pm – 11pm
4th of July
Dave Badilla – 11am to 1pm
Steve Freund – 1pm to 4pm
Terry Hanck – 4pm to 6pm