Santa Barbara Vintners Celebration of Harvest Weekend Announces a Concert Under the Stars with Toad the Wet Sprocket

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Toad the Wet Sprocket in concert Oct. 11, 2014.

Toad The Wet Sprocket at a small venue like this? Awesome.

The Santa Barbara Vintners annual Celebration of Harvest Weekend invites you to an evening under the stars with Toad the Wet Sprocket performing live at Solvang Festival Theater on Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 8:30 pm. Toad the Wet Sprocket made 5 studio albums which, combined, sold over four million copies, had five major radio hits, and won over audiences across North America and Europe. After breaking up in 1998, Toad the Wet Sprocket got together last year and released their first newly written and recorded album, New Constellation. This summer, the band is on a nationwide tour with Counting Crows.

Each ticket purchased for the concert includes a souvenir wine glass and three complimentary wine tasting tickets to be used at seven winery tasting tables featuring wines from notable members of Santa Barbara Vintners. Wine is also available for purchase by the glass and can be enjoyed throughout the concert at your seat in the theater. Snacks, soft drinks, coffee and hot cocoa will be available for purchase at the Theater concession stand.

$150.00 Golden Circle VIP tickets (limited availability) include early show entry at 6:30 pm with a private Reception with stellar winemakers pouring select vintages and varietals paired with delectable hors d’oeuvres and a meet & greet/photo opportunity with Toad the Wet Sprocket band members.

$65.00 General Admission tickets are also available.

Tickets go on sale at 11:00 am (PST) Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Tickets are only available at:

The concert is a benefit for the Santa Barbara Birth Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing complete midwifery care to women with low-risk pregnancies who seek a safe alternative to birth in the hospital. Through donations from the community, the Santa Barbara Birth Center is able to offer financial assistance to low-income families. They have disbursed over $36,000 in subsidies since their opening in fall 2011. For more information, go to

The Solvang Festival Theater is a 700 seat, open-air theater located at 420 2nd Street in Solvang, California. Please be prepared for possible chilly temperatures by bringing warm clothes and a blanket to wrap around yourselves.

The Toad the Wet Sprocket concert is produced by Relevé Unlimited.

For more information about the concert, call 805-688-1434 or email to info(at)releveunlimited(dot)com.

The concert is part of the Santa Barbara Vintners annual Celebration of Harvest weekend.

For information and to see a listing of all the exciting events taking place throughout the weekend:

When Monty Python’s Eric Idle created the fictional band “Toad the Wet Sprocket” for the program “Rutland Weekend Television” in 1975, he never dreamed that anyone would actually use such a silly name. Fast forward to 1986, when four California teens desperately needed to come up with a name to call their band for an upcoming gig at a Goleta, CA watering hole called “The Shack”.

Since that day, “Toad the Wet Sprocket” has been the name of the four piece California rock band consisting of lead singer Glen Phillips, guitarist Todd Nichols, bassist Dean Dinning, and drummer Randy Guss. From 1989-1998, they made 5 studio albums which, combined, sold over four million copies, had five major radio hits, and won over audiences across North America and Europe.

After breaking up in 1998, Toad would get together sporadically to play shows on a casual basis, but their hard core fans never gave up hope for a new album. After successful tours in 2006-2010, the band finally decided to put the last piece of the puzzle in place, and committed to working together on new music. They also decided to update their classic catalog, and created a new Greatest Hits album “All You Want”, which came out in 2011.

After a decade or so of playing a limited run of summer dates every couple of years, Toad the Wet Sprocket finally announced it was officially reunited as a band. Then last year, the band released its first newly written and recorded material (New Constellation) since 1999, and its first full-length record since 1997's Coil.

That album, New Constellation, was released in October 2013, on the band’s own label, Abe’s Records, which the band founded 25 years ago with the release of their debut, Bread & Circus (later re-issued when the band signed with Columbia Records).

This summer the band is on a nationwide tour with Counting Crows.

Relevé Unlimited, headquartered in Solvang, California, is a one-stop-shop meeting, festival, exhibition and event production company specializing in destination management and the creation and production of special events, conferences, incentives, and social gatherings for both private and corporate clients on local, national and international levels – from Santa Barbara to San Diego, and beyond.

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