Live Music with JACKIE VENSON 9-11pm, Opening Band ZA Funk 7-9pm

Live Music with JACKIE VENSON 9-11pm, Opening Band ZA Funk 7-9pm

Date: August 21, 2021
Location: Mackinaw Valley Vineyard

Concert 7-11pm

Jackie Venson 9-11pm

Jackie Venson is an Austin born guitar hero. and now she is sharing her amazing and unique style with us  in Central Illinois.  Her 2019 album  is titled “Joy” and true to its name, “Joy” is an upbeat fusion of funk, soul, and blues melodies. “Vintage Machine” was released in 2020.  Jackie has been awarded the “Best Guitarist” title in 2018-2019  and “Best Musician for 2020-2021” by the Austin Music Awards.   Venson is the first African American woman to receive the “Best Guitarist” award.

Premier Guitar describes her style best : “Austin’s Jackie Venson fuses electric Hendrix-meets-Prince blues guitar and a panoply of synthesized voices and vibes, eagerly and fluidly passing through genres to never quite call one home. Genre-bending is à la mode today, but when orchestrated with her kind of finesse, it’s really the artist that becomes the genre.”

Jackie was obsessed with music from an early age and immersed herself in its study, attending the Berklee College of Music to practice classical piano. However, it wasn’t until she switched to the electric guitar, that her long-simmering passion for emotive live performance was realized. Jackie Venson-Facebook

OPENING BAND 7-9PM: ZA Funk! is the melding of old and new musical genres to create a high energy, fresh sound with music that has kept feet tapping and people dancing for generations.  With roots in blues, rock, soul, funk, and gospel and originals thrown in for good measure, ZA Funk! reaches the souls of the masses.  We are glad they will bring their energy and talent to the vineyard to kick off the concert tonight! Like them on Facebook at ZA Funk – Home | Facebook

$10 pp band cover and kids 12 and under free. Bring a lawn chair to enjoy lawn seating or call to reserve seating for an additional fee of $5 pp. You may bring your own foods just no beverages of any kind. Wine tasting and wine, beer, sodas, pizzas, cheese & crackers, and chocolates for sale. Concert is planned RAIN OR SHINE. Music will be in the pavilion building and covered patios if weather isn’t cooperating.


** There will be an opening act to be announced for this show**