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The Soul Cats, seen here in 2015, are performing at "Rockin' Our Roots" on July 22 at Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard in Solvang.

Len Wood, Staff

After retiring their popular summer concert, "Red, White & Blues," after many years, Buttonwood Farm Winery & Vineyard in Solvang is launching what they hope will become a new tradition, "Rockin' Our Roots." More rockabilly than blues, it has the same format as the previous event and a new philanthropic partner, Explore Ecology.

The concert will be held at the Buttonwood Vineyard Pond lawn and beach from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 22. Tickets are $45 (discounted for Buttonwood wine club members).

Regional favorite The Soul Cats will bring out their four-part rhythm section, six brass players and four singers as they put a whole lot of soul into their rock 'n' roll. The Crown City Bombers are heading up from Los Angeles to play classic rockabilly, early R&B, rock 'n' roll of the 1950s and '60s, as well as rocking originals with a vintage feel.

Bringing your dancing shoes -- or flip-flops -- is definitely recommended.

Tickets include the concert, two glasses of wine and a logo glass. Buttonwood winemaker Karen Steinwachs will be on hand to pour her award-winning wines. Two food trucks and McConnell's ice cream will be there. You can also bring your own picnic.

The nonprofit Explore Ecology delivers a variety of environmental education programs to encourage creative thinking through hands-on science exploration and art discovery, including their School Gardens Program.

From every ticket, $5 goes to support Explore Ecology, as does a percentage of sales from the food vendors.

For more information and tickets, visit buttonwoodwinery.com


Mary Ann Norbom is Lifestyle Editor at the Santa Ynez Valley News. She writes about wine, music, theater, art, and all of the things that make the Santa Ynez Valley home. Follow her on Twitter @MANorbomSYVNews

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