Sweet Summer Sounds In Hershey

We love living in Central Pennsylvania. There are wonderful things to do here all year – but for us summer means Music!

If you love music and wine as much as we do here at The Inn at Westwynd Farm, we’d like to share about a whole series of events that mix music with beautiful outdoor settings and local wines for you to enjoy. It is so much fun!

Many of the vineyards in the area have wonderful fresh air concerts planned all summer long.

Here is just a sampling:

Nissley VineyardsThis lovely spot is about 25 minutes from the inn. “Music in the Vineyards” is a series of open-air lawn concerts, held every Saturday evening on the spacious lawn of the Winery from July 2 through Labor Day Weekend, from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Bring a picnic supper, good friends and lawn chairs or a blanket for all…or enjoy a romantic evening under the stars for just the two of you, as the best of regional big bands, light-rock and oldies groups perform for your listening pleasure and for dancing on tree-shaded patios. It is a summer must for us.

Moon Dancer VineyardAbout 40 minutes from our Hershey B&B, this French Country Chateau overlooks the beautiful Susquehanna River in Wrightsville, and offers premium European Style dry wines as well as select Pennsylvania sweet wines. We love the stunning views of the vineyards and surrounding countryside. It is Pennsylvania at its finest. Their summer concert series offers something for everyone. Complete details can be found on their site.

Naylor Vineyards – Spend an evening dancing under the stars to the best Big Band music in the area. in the lovely Pavilion. Concerts are planned every Saturday of the summer, beginning the 3rd Saturday in June through the 2nd Saturday in September. They also host several classic rock bands on Friday evenings.

But wait –there’s more!

The Hotel Hershey Hosts “Jazz on the Veranda” – May 20 thru September 30

Truly just three minutes from our farm, The Hotel Hershey hosts live jazz performances on Friday evenings from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.  Enjoy a relaxing evening of jazz by the fire pit with a cocktail on the scenic veranda. A special drink menu and selection of light fare are available. You’ll find us there often.

Jazz Events near our Hershey B&B

Another favorite for us are the Jazz Cruises on the Susquehanna River every Thursday night from 5:30 to 9:00 pm starting in June. What could be better than cool jazz, cold drinks, and summer breezes aboard the Pride of the Susquehanna River Boat. The authentic stern paddlewheel riverboat holds 120 passengers and features a variety of the best local jazz musicians every week, including a cash bar, snacks and appetizer menu, and a spectacular view of the City of Harrisburg. Available every Thursday, except Sept. 8, 2011. The Pride of the Susquehanna is a 30-minute drive from our Hershey Inn.

Harmony Hall Sunday Lawn Concert Series – June 11 thru September 25, 2011

If you’re looking for a way to unwind on Sunday, Harmony Hall features Sunday performances by a variety of musical styles, ranging from R&B funk, Country Top 40, 60’s-90’s Dance, Jazz, Country Rock and Blue Grass. The gates open at 12-noon, rain or shine. Food and drinks will be available from Noon to 4 pm, and the concerts run from 2 pm-5 pm. Harmony Hall is located at 1400 Fulling Mill Road, Middletown, PA 17057 about 20 minutes from our Bed and Breakfast in Hershey.

And a very special treat:

Tony Bennett in Concert – June 26

Tony Bennett performing near our Bed and Breakfast in Hershey PA

The American Music Theatre in nearby Lancaster, PA (about a 40 minute drive) is welcoming one of the most popular recording artists of our time – the incomparable Tony Bennett. Armed with a vast collection of pop and jazz classics, this Grammy Award winning crooner will make a rare local appearance starting at 7 pm, bringing his smooth, romantic, and tenor voice to the AMT stage. Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to hear a musical legend, when Tony Bennett comes to Central Pennsylvania – only 50 minutes from Westwynd Farm at 2425 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17605.

And don’t miss these other opportunities:

Fort Halifax Musicfest – July 16

Cultural Fest – Harrisburg, PA – August 5

Dauphin County Jazz Festival – September 10-11

We hope that you have the opportunity to enjoy some of these fantastic events during your visit with us at our Hershey PA bed and breakfast!


What A Summer of Sound!!!