Paso Pops


 

“PASO POPS”
JULY 1 EVENT OFFERS LIVE MUSIC, FAMILY-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
AND FIREWORKS!
 

Last Minute Reminders and Fun New Extras

 

Gates open for all patrons at 4 PM

Walk-around wine tasting for reserved table and seat ticket holders 5-7:30 PM

Food truck and catered food service open at 4 PM

Family-friendly activities start at 4 PM

Program starts at 8:00 PM
 

Paso Pops, the annual Paderewski Festival-sponsored concert and Independence Day celebration in Paso Robles combining wine, beer, food, family-friendly activities, live music and fireworks will take place on Saturday, July 1 at the Paso Robles Horse Park. The 2017 patriotic “Pops” program to be performed by The San Luis Obispo Symphony, Youth Symphony and The Swing Dolls can be viewed at www.pasopops.org. Net proceeds from Paso Pops benefit local non-profit youth arts programs. 

With the event just days away, concert goers should make note of some of the following important reminders and fun new Paso Pops extras.

1.      The deadline for ticket purchases is Friday, June 30 – unless the event sells out earlier. No day-of tickets will be sold.

2.     Picnics are allowed! Alternatively, patrons can order meals purchased online from Allegretto – deadline Wednesday, June 28 – go to "Purchase Tickets" and scroll down to your choice of meal.  Alternatively, sample from selection of county’s best food trucks and caterers, such as Brat Shop, Cahoots, G. Brothers Smokehouse, Higgie's, Kettlecorn,  Kona Shaved Ice, Marston's, Osorio Mexican Grill, World BBQ,  and Pizza La Nova.  Coolers are allowed, including sealed water bottles and sodas. No outside alcoholic beverages.  And, for the safety of all, only service animals allowed.

3.     A new Paso Pops Raffle will offer winners choice of three prizes.  Grand prize is New Year’s Eve LA experience to remember for the football fan.  Escorted by former LA Rams player Dennis Harrah, attend Los Angeles Rams/San Francisco 49ers game on New Year’s Eve with sideline and clubhouse passes, transportation by Tesla and picnic and wine from Cass Winery.   Second prize offers winner the opportunity to explore, indulge and unwind in Paso Robles with the help of SummerWood Winery & Inn, Mistura Restaurant and Cass Winery. Third prize encourages the winner to enjoy a day of relaxation and rejuvenation thanks to River Oaks Spa, Hotel Cheval and The Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn.  Tickets are $50 each or three for $100 and will contribute to the event’s net proceeds that benefit local non-profit youth arts programs. (See details below)

4.     For patrons sitting at President, Vice President and Speaker tables, prizes will be awarded for “most patriotic table” in dress and table decorations.

5.     A limited number of RV spaces at the Paso Robles Horse Park are still available. Two nights are required (June30-July1) and Paso Pops tickets must be purchased prior to RV reservation. Cost is $125 per night. RV reservation provides access to Paso Pops dress rehearsal Friday, June 30. To reserve, email: PasoPopsRV@gmail.com or call 805-369.1575.

6.     Volunteers are still needed for this event and will receive a Paso Pops t-shirt, two volunteer Diplomat seats and access to the volunteer canteen area. To register for a shift, volunteers should visit www.pasopops.org and check the volunteer link.

7.     Paso Pops merchandise will be available for sale at the event including hats, visors, blankets, bandanas and ice bags for wine.

The main sponsors of Paso Pops 2017 are Firestone Walker Brewing Co., Travel Paso Robles Alliance, Allegretto Vineyard Resort and Cass Winery.

Gates open at 4:00 PM.  A walk-around wine tasting featuring 40 local wineries will be open from 5-7:30 to adults purchasing reserved seating, while The San Luis Obispo Symphony Musical Petting Zoo and interactive arts activities organized by Studios on the Park and Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation will be provided for young families. Firestone Walker beer and a variety of wines from Paso Robles wine country will be available for purchase.                                          

Tickets range from $20 for General Patriot Mall admission up to $3,500 for sponsored President tables that include wine tasting, gourmet buffet, wine and beer and VIP parking. Additional premium seating options include Vice President tables ($1,000) or individual reserved seats starting at $50. All reserved seats have access to walk-around wine tasting. Parking on Airport Road within easy walking distance and shuttles is provided for Premium Patriot Mall $30 and General Patriot Mall $20 admission. For active and retired military with ID, students with ID, and seniors over 60, General Patriot Mall tickets are $15. Up to two children 12 and under are free with paid General Patriot Mall admission.  

The Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles is a 501c3 non-profit that sponsors an annual series of concerts featuring internationally acclaimed artists, the Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition and Youth Exchange Program, and other Paderewski-themed events.  The 2017 Festival will be held November 2-5 at various venues in Paso Robles.

RAFFLE TICKETS = $50 each / 3 for $100

GRAND PRIZE
Cheers to an unforgettable New Year’s Eve experience with the LA Rams, Tesla & Cass Winery!

2 sideline passes + 2 suite tickets for the LA Rams vs. SF 49ers game in LA on Dec 31st
Gourmet Cass Winery brunch & sparkling wine picnic
Hired driver & transportation in a Tesla to/from the game
Legacy LA Rams player Dennis Harrah as your day’s host
(Terms & conditions apply.)

Dennis Harrah (#60) is a Paso Robles community member that’s attained many athletic feats in his career including 13 years with the LA Rams; 6 years of which he was captain. Harrah was the #1 draft choice from the University of Miami, spent 6 years in the Pro Bowl, and was All American for the University of Miami. He’s also a NFL Hall of Fame nominee, and been inducted into the OC, University of Miami, and West Virginia Halls of Fame. These suite tickets are reserved only for legacy players so this isn’t an experience you can “buy.”

SECOND PRIZE 
Explore, indulge & unwind with the help of SummerWood Inn, Mistura & Cass Winery!

One-night midweek stay for 2 with bottle of wine & cooked-to-order breakfast
Wine tasting at SummerWood & Cass Wineries, along with gourmet lunch at Cass
Chauffeured day of wine tasting in Cass’ vintage 1947 Chrysler Windsor Limo
$40 dining certificate to enjoy Peruvian modern cuisine at Mistura
(Terms & conditions apply.)

THIRD PRIZE
Enjoy a day of relaxation and rejuvenation thanks to River Oaks Spa, Hotel Cheval & The Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn!

One-night stay at the Hotel Cheval, in the heart of downtown
Dinner for 2 at The Steakhouse at the Paso Robles Inn
Complimentary Mineral Soak for 2 in the hot springs at River Oaks Spa
(Terms & conditions apply.)

Raffle sales limited to 200 tickets.
Must be 21 years or older. Do not have to be present to win.

 

“Paso Pops" Announces Patriotic Program

July 1 Event Offers Live Music, Family-Friendly Activities and Fireworks!

 

Paso Pops, the annual Paderewski Festival-sponsored patriotic-themed concert and Independence Day celebration in Paso Robles combining wine, beer, food, family-friendly activities, live music and fireworks will take place on Saturday, July 1 at the Paso Robles Horse Park.  The "Pops" program has been announced, with an important reminder to those planning to attend that the deadline for ticket purchases is June 30 -- unless the event sells out earlier.  No day-of tickets will be sold.  Purchase tickets.

 

The San Luis Obispo Symphony, paired with Youth Symphony members, and led by Guest Conductor Christopher J. Woodruff will perform a 90-minute patriotic “Pops” program. Pieces to be performed will include: Bernstein’s “Overture to Candide”; Copland’s “Variations on a Shaker Melody”; Ward/Dragon’s “America the Beautiful”; Gershwin/Bennett’s “Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture”; and Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” set to a cannon fusillade with rousing fireworks finale.

Other planned highlights of the evening will be Military Honor Guard presentation, “Star-Spangled Banner” sung by Alodie Ayers with the Singing Hands Children’s Choir and Paso Robles High School Advanced Choir, and emcee Paso Wine Man Casey Biggs.  Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition Winners Jack Raventos and Sarah Girges will perform solos of Rachmaninoff’s “Prelude in g, Op 23 No. 5” and “Chopin/Liszt’s “The Maiden’s Wish”.

A debut Paso Pops performance by The Swing Dolls of Los Angeles will include performances of “Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree”, “Hold Tight”, “Salute to the Armed Forces” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” 

A new addition for Paso Pops 2017 is an after party featuring music by Ricky Montijo and the Mojitos immediately following Paso Pops and fireworks finale for patrons who wish to extend the evening and avoid after-event traffic.                        

Net proceeds from Paso Pops will be distributed to the Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition and Student Cultural Exchange ProgramSan Luis Obispo Youth SymphonyStudios on the Park Youth Art Program and Paso Robles Youth Arts Foundation .

The Paderewski Festival in Paso Robles is a 501c3 non-profit that sponsors an annual series of concerts featuring internationally acclaimed artists, the Paderewski Festival Youth Piano Competition and Youth Exchange Program, and other Paderewski-themed events.  The 2017 Paderewski Festival will be held November 2-5 at various venues in Paso Robles.

For those unfamiliar with July 4th concerts of the Boston Pops or Hollywood Bowl, please search clips of “1812 Overture” online at www.youtube.com.