Diane Blum

Freelance Writer

Mood Music
To Delight Your Senses

Mountain Winery

With breath-taking views of Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains stretched out before you, and stars twinkling in the heavens above, what could be better than enjoying an intimate outdoor concert in a historic winery. Not much, except maybe sharing the music, fine wine and exceptional dining with good friends. Old world ambiance meets top musicians and entertainers each summer for stunning world class performances. Now in its 54th year, the summer concert series at Silicon Valley’s “Vineyard in the Sky” is not to be missed.

Montalvo Arts Center

Keep your eyes open while visiting this historic villa nestled in the foothills, as the 175 acres of forest and gardens surrounding it hold many enchanting art sculpture surprises. Sprawl out on the vast lawn and enjoy a picnic while listening to classical or contemporary string musicians. Hear a performance of piano masters or join a standing ovation for theatre dance, Shakespearean or circus art performances. Meet and support tomorrow’s top innovative artists at the center’s artist residency program. Encore!

Jammin and Strolling Downtown

Blue Rock Shoot hosts live performances, open mic nights and the very cool “live jazz jams” every Sunday afternoon. Bring your instrument and join the fun. Strolling more your gig? You’ll find lots to do in downtown Saratoga with its unique locally owned shops, sidewalk deli’s and cafes, and many upscale restaurants. Find quaint antique shops, jewelry and gift boutiques. International cuisine choices galore including Hachi Ju Hachi, La Fondue and La Cueva. Don’t forget a stop at Saratoga Chocolates for mouth-watering truffles!
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