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Randy Caparoso
May 11, 2011 | Randy Caparoso

Zintillating music at 2011 ZinFest


Read all about what’s going down music-wise at this Saturday’s ZinFest Wine Festival!

The ZinFest Piano Bar

Joe Spraker’s awesome piano prowess will ease your zin sippin’ with songs — a little rock, a little country, and a lotta fun!  Enjoy a glass of wine at the ZinFest Piano Bar, located in the Wine by the Glass corner between the Main Stage and the Mokelumne River.

Strolling musical hijinks by Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players

There’s nothing like hot pickin’, foot stompin’ bluegrass to get the blood and spirits rolling, and Snap Jackson & the Knock on Wood Players will be strolling through the fair, regaling you with their high energy, soulful brand of this great American musical genre.

Zinfest 2011 wine label


1-2 PM – David Lunning and his band will kick things off on the big stage with folk/Americana tunes, fresh out of Sonoma County.

2:20-3:40 PM – The World Record has been described as “fun and snarky” by the Onion AV Club, and as “the West Coast heir apparent to Big Star” by the Aquarium Drunkard.  Whatever that means, a rockin’ time is guaranteed for all!

4:20-5:40 PM – Bump City is a Tower of Power tribute band, and if You’re Still a Young Man, Willing to Learn, and still feelin’ that Funkifize that makes it So Very Hard to Go, come on Down to the Nightclub and get groovin’ to this group’s big, brassy, zintillating sounds!




Lodi Wine Visitor Center
2545 West Turner Road Lodi, CA 95242
Open: Daily 10:00am-5:00pm

Lodi Winegrape Commission
2545 West Turner Road, Lodi, CA 95242
Open: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

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