Rodney Strong Summer Concert Features Motown Double Header on August 26

HEALDSBURG, CA (July 24, 2018) The Temptations and The Four Tops, two iconic bands defining the Motown sound in the ‘60s and ‘70s, will perform at the Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series presented by Montgomery Village on August 26.

For more than 50 years, The Temptations have prospered, propelling popular music with a series of smash hits and sold-out performances throughout the world.

An essential component of the Motown machine, The Temptations began their musical life in Detroit. With an avalanche of hits, such as “The Way You Do the Things You Do,” “My Girl,” “Beauty Is Only Skin Deep,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” affection for this super-group has never been greater.

The Four Tops quartet made their first single in 1956. Their first Motown hit, “Baby I Need Your Loving” in 1964, made them stars.

Soulful and bittersweet, their songs thereafter were across the board successes. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) was a No. 1 R&B and Pop smash in 1965 and one of Motown’s longest-running chart toppers. “It’s The Same Old Song,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There” and “Standing In The Shadows of Love” are also long-time favorites. Touring incessantly, the group continues to be a big hit in concert.

In addition to great entertainers, the Rodney Strong Summer Concert Series features award-winning wines and local food purveyors at the scenic Concert Green & Terrace setting at Rodney Strong Vineyards, 11455 Old Redwood Highway.

Authentically farm-to-table cuisine is available from renowned Zazu Kitchen + Farm’s food truck, the Black Piglet. Chef Duskie Estes is known for her appearances on Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef and Guy’s Grocery Games.

Chefs Duskie and John Stewart have received many awards, including the King + Queen of Pork at Aspen Food & Wine, the Sustainability Award from StarChefs, the Good Food Award for cured meats and the Slow Food Snail Awards for their restaurant and food truck.

Zazu has been recognized in The New York Times, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Wine Spectator, Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure, USA Today and Zagat to name a few.

Ice cream connoisseurs will enjoy Mariposa Ice Creamery specialties. Pilar McGoldrick Bernard and Mariposa Ice Creamery are known producing pleasurable ice cream memories filled with the richness of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mariposa uses locally sourced, always in season ingredients purchased directly from the dairy and farmer when possible. Every flavor, from Mexican Chocolate and Irish Cream, to the spicy chai of Karmic delight, presents the lush mix and tastes of Northern California heritage.

Surrounded by acres of scenic vineyards, concert-goers are treated to intimate, unforgettable musical performances in a picturesque, summertime setting. Boz Scaggs closes the series with a performance on September 9.

Concerts start from $89 per person. Tickets are available online at, 1-800-514-3849 by phone, or in person at the Rodney Strong Tasting Room from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily.

Sponsors include Rodney Strong Vineyards, Montgomery Village and River Rock Casino. For event information, visit

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