LOWER TOWNSHIP – On Friday, July 22 when Philadelphia's own Black Horse Motel takes the Rootstock stage at Hawk Haven Vineyard. 

In its second year, the Rootstock Concert Series presented by Hawk Haven Vineyard and Spyboy Productions features renowned musicians, award-winning wines, and local food purveyors in a scenic vineyard setting.

Philadelphia-based Americana band Black Horse Motel conjures a sound that draws on traditional folk roots, along with many other influences, and ties it together with unifying vocal harmonies. The foursome create songs built on the foundations of folk music, but are elevated by an infectious blend of guitars, strings, drums and voices. The resulting sound is dexterous, rich, accessible, and toe-tapping.

Rootstock concerts continue on Friday, Aug. 5, featuring the Bastard Sons of Captain Mey, Friday, Aug. 19 featuring Grammy award winning Terrance Simien and the Zydeco experience, and Friday, Sept. 2 featuring Mutlu.

On July 22, Hevee Levee opens the evening of live music beginning at 6 p.m. and the event runs until 9:30 p.m. Concert-goers can enjoy Hawk Haven’s gourmet cheese and charcuterie plates. There is also a delicious menu from Empanada Mama and browse unique wares from local artisan vendors.

Pack a beach chair or blanket for the event. Children and well behaved pets are also welcome. Seating is first-come, first-serve. Plan to arrive early because premium seating goes quickly.

Rootstock tickets are on sale now and are available at hawkhavenvineyard.com. Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the door.