Dayton Wine Works offers Aug. potluck winemaker dinners


A Dayton winery is adding a new twist to winemaker dinners.

Every Friday in August, Dayton Wine Works is hosting "Potluck Winemaker Dinners." An alternative to traditional winemaker dinners, the events are intended for guests to bring their own food.

"The concept is simple," according to a description in the winery's newsletter. "We have a big patio. You have hunger. You bring food from home or order to-go from any of the great eateries in Dayton: Manila Bay, Ray's, Woody's, Weinhard Caf?©, Fiesta En Jalisco, even chicken-on-a-stick from the PDQ market. You order beverages from us, we smile, we laugh, we enjoy the sunset and we listen to great live music."

There you have it. Guests are invited to stream into the winery, 507 E. Main St., around 6 p.m. Music starts at 7 on Friday nights.

This week's performance features Will Larson, described as Dayton's own Willie/Waylon. Next Friday's show will feature Roads Less Travelled. That will be followed Aug. 26 by Idaho folk singer Matti Sand. The shows run until 10 p.m., and families are welcome. For more details call 509-382-1200.


Waitsburg's new Anchor Bar is securing a foothold as a destination for music.

The business, owned by Charles Smith at 128 Main St., has been open a week and is already expanding its live music schedule to Thursday, Friday and Saturdays, according to an announcement.

On Thursdays Walla Walla band Rubberneck will play 9 p.m.-midnight with no cover charge. Their repertoire includes rockabilly, garage rock and classic rock cover tunes.

This Friday and Saturday, Anchor Bar will present Jimmy Lloyd Rea and the Switchmasters. Jimmy Lloyd Rea, both a member of The Official Blues Hall of Fame and one of its board directors, will trek to Walla Walla from Baker City. His blues have been played 45 years all over the world alongside John Lee Hooker, BB King, Muddy Waters, Otis Rush, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more. For more information on the show, call 337-3008.

Strictly Business is a local business column. Vicki Hillhouse can be reached at or 526-8321.


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