Saturday Event

The Verde Valley Wine Festival will return to downtown Clarkdale in the Clarkdale Town Park, 1001 Main Street on Saturday, May 11, 2019, beginning at 11am for VIP Early Admission and Noon for General Admission. The festival concludes at 5pm. This is Northern Arizona’s premier Wine and Culinary festival of the year, presented by Four Eight Wineworks featuring wine and beer tastings, food, live music and family fun.

Depending on the level of access and amount of time you’d like to spend getting to know the Arizona wineries at this year’s Festival, we have an option for just about every wine lover’s budget. 

We have two tiers of tickets for Saturday:

  • General admission ($35 online; $45 the day of the event): Access to the Saturday Main Event May 11, from 12 – 5 pm. This includes a wine glass, 8 tastes of wine or any libation of your choice, food samplings and a chance to enjoy music, art and all the fun that the festival has to offer. 
  • VIP ticket ($125): This includes all that you get with the general admission ticket but as a bonus you get EARLY access to the Saturday Main Event, starting at 11 am, a VIP “swag bag”, access to the VIP lounge, and exclusive wine and food tastings.

Click here for the park layout map

Musical Entertainment

Erik Teichmann

Drummer out of Phoenix, AZ, performing in a wide variety of groups in the Phoenix Metro area. in a wide variety of groups in the Phoenix Metro area. Genres include Jazz, Latin, Funk, Blues, Rock, Pop, RnB, Experimental, Dixieland, Second Line, Electronic, Avante Garde, and Indie Rock.

Solomon Trio

Percussionist Israel Solomon, keyboardist Carly Bates, and saxophonist Armando Salas formed Solomon Trio in 2017. Rooted in jazz, they fuse many musical genres from Afro-Latin to R&B, funk to free improvisation, bebop to blues. Drawing from these styles, Solomon Trio is heavily influences and inspired by artists such as Ahmad Jamal and Herbie Hancock. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, Solomon Trio has collaborated with local artists of various media, including rapper/poet Sean Avery, filmmaker Brandon Salaz, and composer Mike Villarreal. With a deep value of community, Solomon Trio has also performed for local events at Palabras Bilingual Bookstore and in collaboration with DirtYoga offering a community-based yoga and live jazz experience. Solomon Trio has played regularly at Fuego Bistro and Sip Coffee and Beer in Phoenix, and has performed at Valley Bar and The Nash.

What’s The Big Idea

Formed in 2012, “What’s The Big Idea” is a Phoenix-based modern Jazz trio consisting of Drummer David Drew, Bassist Josh Kneisel, and Pianist Michael Kleinschmidt.  Aside from traditional and contemporary jazz influences, “WTBI” transforms modern rock classics from Tool, Green Day and Pink Floyd into a modern jazz instrumental experience.