The legendary Maryhill Winery, near Goldendale WA on the Washington side of the Columbia River, has brought some terrific acts to their outdoor amphitheater over the last few years. The likes of Peter Frampton, Train, Styx, Earth Wind and Fire and others have entertained thousands of music lovers.

But this year, the winery is going to take the summer off, according to a news release from the Winery on Thursday.  Their statement reads as follows:

"At the request of, and in cooperation with, Washington State Department of Transportation and Washington State Patrol, Maryhill Winery & Amphitheater will be taking a one-year hiatus from our summer concert series.
In order to improve safety and traffic flow on Highway 14, we will be installing a secondary entrance/exit at the Maryhill Museum of Art.  Unfortunately, the time required to design, engineer, obtain permits and construct the new entrance/exit requires that we suspend the concert series for one season.
We sincerely appreciate your understanding and are confident that this upgrade will dramatically enhance the experience of our concert attendees by decreasing bus turn around times and improving traffic safety on Highway 14.

Remember you can always enjoy live music on our popular vine covered terrace every summer weekend, beginning Memorial Day through September, from 1pm-5pm by some of the best performers in the Pacific Northwest.
Visit our website for lineup details."
We certainly hope things progress as needed, and the popular series will return in 2016.  Maryhill is a little over an hour's drive from Tri-Cities, and boasts spectacular scenery from the winery itself and the amphitheater.

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