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1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States
319-857-4300 www.crwine.com

December 2020

Holiday Jazz | Roots of Rhythm

December 5, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

The Roots of Rhythm trio features Lynne Hart on clarinet, Pat Smith on guitar, and Richard Wagor on double bass. The trio plays early style jazz as well as more modern renditions of jazz standards along side jazz precursors and interpretations of less well-known songs. The net result is a fresh take on traditional and early jazz.     We are continuing to take extra safety precautions to keep our customers and staff safe during these times. Masks are worn…

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Friday Night Live Muisc | Nick Stika

December 11, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Stika was born and raised in Iowa City, IA where he still resides. He first laid his hands on a guitar at age eight and found he could never put it down. He began his official music career in 1977 when he fronted his first band at age 17. Since then, for over 30 years, he’s faithfully strummed his guitar to the tune of Rock, Country, Punk, New Wave, Folk and many other genres. Stika is currently focused on three…

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Saturday Live Music | Holiday Folk | Kimberli Maloy

December 12, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Kimberli's music has been dubbed eclectic, sincere, powerful, fun and heartfelt, catering to many tastes and generations of listeners. She's played from northern Minnesota to the gulf, from Connecticut to Kansas both solo and with a variety of bands. A veteran to the stage, Kimberli is not only a vocalist, but an actor, songwriter, director and playwright. She most recently had released her third CD project, a holiday album entitled "Comfort and Joy". New Holiday Album Release: The First Noel…

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Friday Night Live Music | Michael Moncada

December 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Fast Rising- Hardest Working Country Rock Artist in the Midwest, Michael Moncada. Iowa native, this 37 year old songwriter burst onto the scene with his first show July 26, 2017. By Feb 2018 he had 75+ shows to his name at venues in 3 states, and formed his band Michael Moncada & Whiskey High. From there he finished 2018 with 250 shows under his belt, earning him Best New Music Lister, Top 40 Nationally, and #1 Regionally with ReverbNation. He…

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Saturday Live Music | Holiday Jazz | Steve Grismore

December 19, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Steve Grismore has been playing the guitar for over 50 years and is one of the most in demand players in eastern Iowa and beyond. He is a versatile guitarist and plays traditional jazz, as well as improvised music with a more avant-garde sensibility. He is equally at home performing classic rock music and the blues. Steve grew up in Iowa and cut his teeth on pop music styles of the 60’s but soon gravitated to jazz sounds of the…

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Bend & Brunch December 20th

December 20, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Start your Sunday ‘Funday’ off right with yoga & brunch at Cedar Ridge. Join us Sunday for a 45-minute slow flow yoga session with Everybody Bend Yoga, followed by table-side brunch!  You will receive 20% off your total bill. Please bring a mat if you have one though extras are provided as well as all additional props.  Time: Yoga 8:00-8:45 a.m. Cost: $25. We will be practicing social distancing and are limited to 20 people. If you come with a…

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Rocking Round The Christmas Tree | Retro Rockits

December 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Retro Rockits plays danceable "Classic Rock" radio hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. This set will include some Christmas hits, while reflecting the favorites that fans love! Jason Wells - Lead vocals & percussion Doug Allemang - Drums Keith Shriver - Bass & vocals Kevin Simnacher - Guitar & backing vocals!   We are continuing to take extra safety precautions to keep our customers and staff safe during these times. Masks are worn by all and we expect…

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Saturday Live Music | Blues Box

December 26, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

We are a Blues-Rock Trio featuring Kris Bries on Lead Guitar/Vocals, Brian Bries on Rhythm Guitar/Vocals, and Rodney Smith on drums. If you like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Hendrix, Bad Company, and Lynyrd Skynyrd, we got the solution for what ails you.   We are continuing to take extra safety precautions to keep our customers and staff safe during these times. Masks are mandatory for our staff to wear and we expect our customers to also…

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SOLD OUT | New Years Eve Celebration 2020

December 31, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

SOLD OUT!!!   Ring in the New Year Thursday, December 31st with a wonderful evening in our elegant tasting room. Start the night with a signature cocktail followed by four gourmet dinner courses paired with our very own handcrafted cocktails and wines. Seating is offered at 5:30 and 8:00 PM. Ticket price is $65 plus gratuity and tax. Menu includes: App: Garlic Roasted Cauliflower florets, Bourbon Candied Beets, Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Caramelized Sweet Onions, Tossed In a Blackberry & Honey…

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January 2021

Friday Night Live Music | Abbie Callahan

January 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Appearing on the music scene through both American Idol and The Voice, Iowa City’s Abbie Callahan brings a young, fresh spin on rock classics and modern radio- and also shares with us her amazing originals; each of which can serve as lessons on how to move a heart with a tune. A unique reservoir of vocal interpretive skill, accompanied by her own infectious acoustic guitar tempos, risk taking hold of your whole day!       We are continuing to…

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Saturday Live Music | Justin Goodchild

January 9 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Entertaining with a diverse set list!” Iowa City local Justin Goodchild performs acoustic top 40 and original music that people of all ages can enjoy. He uses guitar looping to create a sound unlike most solo musicians you hear. He performs solo, duo, and is a singer/guitarist of the 5-piece band Birdchild of Des Moines.   We are continuing to take extra safety precautions to keep our customers and staff safe during these times. Masks are worn by all and…

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Bend and Brunch

Bend & Brunch Yoga

January 24 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Start your Sunday ‘Funday’ off right with yoga & brunch at Cedar Ridge. Join us Sunday for a 45 minute slow flow yoga session with Everybody Bend Yoga, followed by table-side brunch! You will receive 20% off your total bill. Please bring a mat if you have one though extras are provided as well as all additional props. Masks are required and COVID protocols are in place. Time: Yoga 8:00-8:45 a.m. Cost: $25

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Friday Night Music: Dave Bonham

January 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Guitarist Dave Bonham playing with long time Eastern Iowa musician, Julie Gordon. Inducted 2018 International Blues Hall of Fame Contracted with Warner bros., United Artists, Decca and Capitol Records Been playing professionally for over 50 years Involved with the musical ministry of the Davenport Diocese for over 20 years Played lead guitar and bass for Kevin Burt and Tony Brown

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Catered meal

Cedar Ridge Estate Pairing Dinner

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join Winemaker, Kent Foulker, and Head Distiller, Murphy Quint, for an evening of craft wine and spirits paired with a carefully curated four course dinner at Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery's first ever Estate Dinner. Cedar Ridge's staff will describe how wine and whiskey truly 'speak' to each other here in Swisher. Both Kent and Murphy will be present for the dinner to speak about Cedar Ridge and answer questions for those in attendance. Book your tickets for this unique…

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February 2021

Friday Night Music: Joe and Tay

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

An easy listening, fun acoustic duo with a nice mix of classic covers and originals. Enjoy soothing harmonies that will have you singing along in no time!

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Bend and Brunch

Sip & Roll

February 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join Everybody Bend Yoga for an hour of fun and relaxation. During this event, you’ll use the provided props – foam blocks, cork blocks, and tennis balls – to release tension and “gunk” from the hard-to-reach areas of your body. Enjoy a glass of wine before, during, or after the event and as an added bonus, order a delicious wood-fired pizza (limit one per person) and receive a half-price discount! Bring your stress-filled body and your yoga mat. Masks required…

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Cedar Ridge Valentine's Floral Pop Up

Valentine’s Weekend: Friday Food and Cocktail Specials

February 12 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Celebrate LOVE with Cedar Ridge on Friday, Feb. 12 as we host an evening filled with hand wrapped flower bouquets, live music, signature cocktails, wine, wood-fired pizzas, and so much more! Dinner for Two Special Cedar Ridge will kick off Valentine's weekend with a Dinner for Two Special from 5:00-9:00pm. Your Choice: Bottle of Cedar Ridge Wine Appetizer: Roasted Heirloom Tomato Jam with Caramelized Onion, Rosemary & Garlic Focaccia, and Hot Sopressa Your Choice: Woodfired Pizza Dessert: Strawberry and White Chocolate…

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Cedar Ridge Valentine's Floral Pop Up

Valentines Floral Pop Up

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Cedar Ridge and Unique Events are teaming up to make sure you and your loved one have the best Valentine's Day Weekend EVER! Join us on Friday, February 12th for an evening of Jazz, Pizza, Wine, and Flowers! Take the worry and stress out of getting flowers by pre-ordering a $50 wrapped bouquet and pick it up along with your favorite Cedar Ridge wines and spirits on Friday, February 12th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Pre-orders are due by…

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Friday Night Music: Steve Grismore Trio

February 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Steve Grismore has been playing the guitar for over 50 years and is one of the most in demand players in eastern Iowa and beyond. He is a versatile guitarist and plays traditional jazz, as well as improvised music with a more avant-garde sensibility. He is equally at home performing classic rock music and the blues. Steve grew up in Iowa and cut his teeth on pop music styles of the 60’s but soon gravitated to jazz sounds of the…

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Cedar Ridge wine and flowers

Saturday Valentine’s Day Dinner

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Celebrate Valentine's Day on Saturday with a dinner at Cedar Ridge! Celebrate Valentine's Day (a day early) on Saturday, February 13th with dinner & drinks at Cedar Ridge! Enjoy a signature cocktail upon arrival, then sit back and relax while we treat you to four gourmet dinner courses paired with our very own handcrafted wines and cocktails. Dinner is $65/person + tax & gratuity. (*tax is included in the list price on checkout). Start Time: 6:00pm   MENU First Course:…

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Sunday: Cocktail Specials & Jazz Brunch with Roots of Rhythm

February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

The Roots of Rhythm trio features Lynne Hart on clarinet, Pat Smith on guitar, and Richard Wagor on double bass. The trio plays early style jazz as well as more modern renditions of jazz standards along side jazz precursors and interpretations of less well-known songs. The net result is a fresh take on traditional and early jazz. Don't miss these true professionals! Brunch served all day! Menu can be found at https://crwine.com/sunday-menu/ or call 319-857-4300 for more information. Valentine's Day Weekend…

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Cedar Ridge wine and flowers

Sunday Valentine’s Day Dinner

February 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Celebrate Valentine's Day on Sunday with a dinner at Cedar Ridge! Celebrate Valentine's Day on Sunday, February 14th with dinner & drinks at Cedar Ridge! Enjoy a signature cocktail upon arrival, then sit back and relax while we treat you to four gourmet dinner courses paired with our very own handcrafted wines and cocktails. Dinner is $65/person + tax & gratuity. (*tax is included in the list price on checkout). Start Time: 6:00pm MENU First Course: Baby Arugula, Charred Tomato…

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Friday Night Music: Randy & Cassie

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Randy and Cassie are a duo formed in 2016 out of Tipton, Iowa. With guitar (12 and 6 string), bass guitar, harmonica, drum machine and vocals they can sound just like a full band. Both Cassie and Randy have been playing music for years in Eastern Iowa. Performing hits that everyone recognizes and wants to sing a long with! Covering artists such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, Miranda Lambert, The Beatles, The Eagles, Old Dominion, Chris Stapleton, Billy Joel, Johnny Cash…

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Saturday Afternoon Music: Meinfield

February 20 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Musical Duo Greg and Brenda Mein playing classic rock, country rock, and an occasional hillbilly tune thrown in for fun using a variety of instruments including guitar, keyboard, flute, mandolin, and electronic wind instrument.

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Bend & Brunch Yoga

February 21 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Start your Sunday ‘Funday’ off right with yoga & brunch at Cedar Ridge. Join us Sunday for a 45 minute slow flow yoga session with Everybody Bend Yoga, followed by table-side brunch! You will receive 20% off your total bill. Please bring a mat if you have one though extras are provided as well as all additional props. Time: Yoga 8:00-8:45 a.m. Cost: $25 Physical tickets will not be emailed. The host will have your information at check-in.

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Cedar Ridge Old Fashioned

Shakin’ It with Cedar Ridge: A Classic Cocktail Class

February 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join our Event Manager and Tasting Room Manager, Jessica and Emily, in celebrating Iowa's Number One Bourbon - Cedar Ridge Iowa Straight Bourbon! Learn to make three bourbon cocktails, with one to take home and enjoy! Start with the cocktail that started it all- the Old Fashioned! Through this recipe, Emily will teach you how to stir like a pro, the purpose of bitters in cocktails and a bit about how our Cedar Ridge Bourbon is made! Then learn the…

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Sip & Be Still with Breathing Room Yoga

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us for an evening of mindfulness, Restorative Yoga and a drink at Cedar Ridge! Sarah Driscoll of Breathing Room Yoga will lead you through a short Restorative Yoga session, a brief meditation and then we'll enjoy a mindful drink offered from Cedar Ridge. No previous yoga experience required, please bring your own pillow and blanket. Enjoy a glass of wine before, during, or after the event and as an added bonus, order a delicious wood-fired pizza (limit one per…

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Friday Night Music: Bitter Sweet

February 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Bitter Sweet Des Moines Iowa based band bringing it live- performing top 40’s, soul, pop, and rock. Bitter Sweet perform a variety of music from Michael Jackson, Prince, Donna summers, Bruno Mars, Chris Stapleton, Auretha Franklin, Carlos Santana, and more.

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Saturday Music: Justin Goodchild

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

“Entertaining with a diverse set list!” Iowa City local Justin Goodchild performs acoustic top 40 and original music that people of all ages can enjoy. He uses guitar looping to create a sound unlike most solo musicians you hear. He performs solo, duo, and is a singer/guitarist of the 5-piece band Birdchild of Des Moines.

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March 2021

Friday Food Special and Live Music: Shake, Rattle & Roll

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Smoked Salmon Special - ALL DAY Start your weekend off with Cedar Ridge! We'll be offering Smoked Salmon & Dill Spread with Toasted Everything Bagel Chips, Shaved Cucumbers, Citrus Pickled Red Onion for $10.   Live music with Shake, Rattle and Roll starting at 6 PM ! 'Shake, Rattle and Roll," plays nothing but the biggest hits from the 50s & 60s. They’ve got a set list of over 300 songs and love to take requests from the audience (and…

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Saturday BBQ Brisket Dinner and Afternoon Music with Kimberli Maloy

March 6 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Saturday BBQ Brisket Dinner On Saturday, enjoy a BBQ brisket dinner with all the fixings from 4 - 7 PM. Dinner will include: BBQ Smoked Brisket, Roasted Garlic & Herb Brown Butter Broccoli, Crispy Fried Rosemary Potatoes, Dinner Roll with Garlic & Herb Compound Butter for $25.00 Live Music from Kimberli Maloy starting at 4 PM Kimberli's music has been dubbed eclectic, sincere, powerful, fun and heartfelt, catering to many tastes and generations of listeners. She's played from northern Minnesota…

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SIP AND ROLL

March 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join Everybody Bend Yoga for an hour of fun and relaxation. During this event, you’ll use the provided props – foam blocks, cork blocks, and tennis balls – to release tension and “gunk” from the hard-to-reach areas of your body. Enjoy a glass of wine before, during, or after the event and as an added bonus, order a delicious wood-fired pizza (limit one per person) and receive a half-price discount! Bring your stress-filled body and your yoga mat. Time: 6:30-7:30…

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Friday Night Music: Skytrain Trio

March 12 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

"Craig Erickson's Skytrain" is a funky rockin jamming band bringing the best in classic rock, funk, blues, originals, etc. Led by guitarist/vocalist Craig Erickson who has over 20 solo CDS out, toured in Europe nine times, and has songs used in many TV shows like Chicago Fire, Justified, Heartland, etc.

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Saturday Afternoon Music: Jarrod Hogan

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

A fun blend of classic Americana & Rock, 90s Alternative, and Country music. A regular in the Corridor Area music scene for more than ten years, Jarrod plays those songs you probably forgot about but you know every word!

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Sunday Jazz Brunch with: Roots of Rhythm

March 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

The Roots of Rhythm trio features Lynne Hart on clarinet, Pat Smith on guitar, and Richard Wagor on double bass. The trio plays early style jazz as well as more modern renditions of jazz standards along side jazz precursors and interpretations of less well-known songs. The net result is a fresh take on traditional and early jazz. Don't miss these true professionals! Brunch served all day! Menu can be found at crwine.com or call 319-857-4300 for more information.

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Friday Night Music: Michael Moncada

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us for Friday Night Music with Fast Rising- Hardest Working Country Rock Artist in the Midwest, Michael Moncada. This 37-year-old Iowa Native burst onto the scene with his first show on July 26, 2017. By February 2018, he had 75+ shows to his name at venues in 3 states and formed his band Michael Moncada & Whiskey High. From there, he finished 2018 with 250 shows under his belt, earning him Best New Music Lister, Top 40 Nationally, and…

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Midwestern Comfort Pairing Dinner

March 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us for some good ol' Iowa Nice right here in Swisher on Saturday, March 20, for our Midwestern Comfort Pairing Dinner at Cedar Ridge! Enjoy a signature cocktail upon arrival, then sit back and relax while we treat you to three gourmet dinner courses. Paired with cocktails inspired by our award-winning Iowa Straight Bourbon Whiskey along with other handcrafted wines and spirits made right here in Swisher. We will also be providing live music from local Iowa talent during…

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Shakin’ It with Cedar Ridge: a Modern Martini Class

March 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join our Event and Tasting Room Managers, Jessica and Emily, in exploring the world of martinis with Cedar Ridge Bagger Vodka! Learn to make three Bagger vodka cocktails, with one to take home and enjoy! We’ll start with a Classic Martini- your way! Choose between a dirty Martini or classic with dry vermouth! Through this recipe, Jess and Emily will lead you through the basics of stirring and shaking, when to choose which technique for a recipe, and share some…

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Friday Night Music The Janey’s

March 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Bryce and BillyLee Janey are a father & son Acoustic & Electric guitar duo. Performing originals and blues & roots music for your soul!

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Saturday Afternoon Music: Justin Goodchild

March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

“Entertaining with a diverse set list!” Iowa City local Justin Goodchild performs acoustic top 40 and original music that people of all ages can enjoy. He uses guitar looping to create a sound unlike most solo musicians you hear. He performs solo, duo, and is a singer/guitarist of the 5-piece band Birdchild of Des Moines.

Find out more »

BEND AND BRUNCH

March 28 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Start your Sunday ‘Funday’ off right with yoga & brunch at Cedar Ridge. Join us Sunday for a 45-minute slow flow yoga session with Everybody Bend Yoga, followed by table-side brunch! You will receive 20% off your total bill. Please bring a mat if you have one though extras are provided as well as all additional props. The instructor and Cedar Ridge ask that guests continue to wear face masks during the event. The event will begin promptly at the…

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April 2021

Friday Night Music: Tanya English Trio

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

UPDATE: Live music with Dead Country Duo has been canceled due to illness, and instead we will be welcoming Tanya English Trio! "Tanya's singing career started out at Iowa City's Monday Night All-Stars gigs. After several years of singing a few tunes as a guest, she decided to create her own band. With husband, Unka Led English, an active member of the live music scene in the area for nearly 30 years, and IC phenom Sam Price on guitar, the…

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Easter Brunch

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Cedar Ridge will be bringing back our Sunday brunch buffet, and just in time for Easter! Brunch will include classics like hot off the griddle pancakes, scrambled eggs, and a carving station. Along with new, delicious additions! $24.99 for Adults (plus tax and drinks) $12.00 for Kids 12 and Under (plus tax and drinks) MENU: Goat Cheese & Smoked Ham Quiche Aged Sharp Cheddar Scrambled Eggs Confit Garlic & Parmesan Potatoes Roasted Garlic & Herb Butter Asparagus with Fresh Lemon…

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SIP AND ROLL

April 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join Everybody Bend Yoga for an hour of fun and relaxation. During this event, you’ll use the provided props – foam blocks, cork blocks, and tennis balls – to release tension and “gunk” from the hard-to-reach areas of your body. Enjoy a glass of wine before or after the event and as an added bonus, order a delicious wood-fired pizza (limit one per person) and receive a half-price discount! Bring your stress-filled body and your yoga mat. The instructor and…

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Friday Night Music: Amanda Fish

April 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Amanda Fish is an Indie Blues artist from Kansas City who scratched her name into the scene as a solo artist, beginning as a singer-songwriter in late 2012. She refined her original material as a solo act for 2 years before she formed her band in early 2014. This Roots Rock and Soul quintet feature slide guitarist and Stone Cutters Union frontman Sean McDonnell. The band’s dual slide and rock guitars along with Amanda's signature 'from-the-gut' vocals lock into a…

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Saturday Afternoon Music: Abbie Callahan

April 10 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Appearing on the music scene through both American Idol and The Voice, Iowa City’s Abbie Callahan brings a young, fresh spin on rock classics and modern radio- and also shares with us her amazing originals; each of which can serve as lessons on how to move a heart with a tune. A unique reservoir of vocal interpretive skill, accompanied by her own infectious acoustic guitar tempos, risk-taking hold of your whole day!

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Sunday Jazz Brunch with: Roots of Rhythm

April 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Members include: Pat Smith, Richard Wagor & Lynne Hart The Roots of Rhythm trio features Lynne Hart on clarinet, Pat Smith on guitar, and Richard Wagor on double bass. The trio plays early style jazz as well as more modern renditions of jazz standards alongside jazz precursors and interpretations of less well-known songs. The net result is a fresh take on traditional and early jazz. Don't miss these true professionals! Brunch served all day! The menu can be found at…

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Wood Sign Painting Workshop at Cedar Ridge Winery

April 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join Cedar Ridge and Creative Expressions Galena for a laid-back workshop that allows you to create a one of a kind wood sign, while enjoying food and drinks and socializing with friends in a fun atmosphere! Your seat will be waiting for you with all of your supplies. One of our wonderful instructors will guide you through each step. There are over 350 designs to choose from, the option to customize, many different shapes and sizes, and various stain and…

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Friday Night Music: Dogs on Skis

April 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Dogs on Skis formed in the mid-1980s playing covers of classic rock. The band gained popularity in and around Iowa City/Cedar Rapids by focusing on playing songs that people liked to dance to. From the beginning, the focus was put on the band’s ability to perform material with vocal harmonies. In 1990 the Dogs released their first album ‘I Bark Therefore I Am’. As the band gained popularity they began to play larger outdoor events, wineries, and breweries. That trend…

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Saturday Afternoon Music: Billy Heller

April 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Playing the guitar since 1973. Lots of bands and touring. Studio guitarist for various jingles and artists. Played with Christian Rock band “Fighter” which released two albums and toured with major Christian artists. Play lots of solo acoustic gigs.

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Earth Day Live Music Sponsored by 1 Source Solar

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join Cedar Ridge and 1 Source Solar for an Earth Day Celebration in honor of the completion of its first solar installation at its campus in Swisher, Iowa. Guests can enjoy free live music from Des Moines-based talent Bruce Day from 7 - 9 p.m. Bruce Day is a NE Iowa-born, lifelong singer with 20+ years of experience performing across Iowa and the Midwest. Fresh off the release of the debut self-titled album from his new band, Prone To Jones,…

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Friday Night Music: Koop & Company

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Koop and Company have been playing Conservative/Outlaw Country music for the last four years with tremendous respect to all the greats and new independent artists. You’ll hear music from Hank Sr., Waylon, Willie, Cash, Jamey Johnson, Cody Jinks, Whitey Morgan, Jason Isbell, Tyler Childers, and more of the same genre. This isn’t an FGL or Kane Brown show. This interactive show is not one to soon forget. Plenty of local gigs and national appearances including opening for national acts such…

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BEND AND BRUNCH

April 25 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Start your Sunday ‘Funday’ off right with yoga & brunch at Cedar Ridge. Join us Sunday for a 45-minute slow flow yoga session with Everybody Bend Yoga, followed by table-side brunch! You will receive 20% off your total bill. Please bring a mat if you have one though extras are provided as well as all additional props. The instructor and Cedar Ridge ask that guests continue to wear face masks during the event. The event will begin promptly at the…

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Kevin Moore

April 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Kevin is a singer-songwriter born in Iowa but hails from the Dairyland in Wisconsin. “Doing the best I can with what I have to work with”. -Kevin His soulful mix of classic country and rock mixes with his own touch on songs you know and love. His music library is very extensive and requests are encouraged! Feel free to follow him out on Facebook! www.facebook.com/kevinmoorelive

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Shakin’ It with Cedar Ridge: Tiki Time with Barrel Aged Rum

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join our Event and Tasting Room Managers, Jessica and Emily, in exploring the foundations of Tiki with our Cedar Ridge Barrel Aged Rum! Learn to make three cocktails, with one to take home and enjoy! Start with a classic and fresh Mojito. Participants will learn the nuance of muddling herbs in this simple yet refreshing creation. Then, Jessica and Emily will guide the group in building and shaking up a juicy, rich Coconut Painkiller while sharing a little Tiki culture,…

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Friday Night Music: Brook Hoover

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us at Cedar Ridge for live music with Brook Hoover! Iowa rock n roll guitar man has been occupied during the last year teaching guitar, writing, practicing and recording music. Known for his work with Surf Zombies, he also does solo shows covering his favorites from the Stones, T Rex, Ramones, Link Wray plus originals. Get ready for some fast-tempo dancing and fun listening.

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May 2021

MAY DAY LIVE MUSIC with WOODEN NICKEL LOTTERY

May 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us on May 1st as we will kick off the month with live music from Wooden Nickel Lottery from 5:00-8:00 pm, along with a Cherrywood Smoked Marinated Flank Steak dinner. Wooden Nickel Lottery has been honing its exciting original blend of blues & rock since 2014. Having released three studio albums and shared the stage in support of touring national acts, this group has grown into something exceptional. WNL is fronted by Rick Gallo’s energetic and soulful vocals and…

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Michael Moncada

May 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us for Sunday Afternoon Music with Fast Rising- Hardest Working Country Rock Artist in the Midwest, Michael Moncada. This 37-year-old Iowa Native burst onto the scene with his first show on July 26, 2017. By February 2018, he had 75+ shows to his name at venues in 3 states and formed his band Michael Moncada & Whiskey High. From there, he finished 2018 with 250 shows under his belt, earning him Best New Music Lister, Top 40 Nationally, and…

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Friday Night Music: Full Circle Band

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Full Circle is a 5 piece band of veteran musicians featuring an outstanding female vocalist. Full Circle plays a wide variety of 100% danceable covers of your favorite Rock, Pop, and R&B songs from the 1960s through today including the likes of The Doors, The Supremes, Huey Lewis, and The News, Blondie, Janeva Magness, Cream, A Flock Of Seagulls, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Idol, The Pointer Sisters, Rick Springfield, Madonna, Sam & Dave, Pat Benetar, The Cars, The Temptations, The Motels,…

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Saturday Afternoon Music: Terry McCauley

May 8 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Terry McCauley, the acoustic pop guitarist, has been a mainstay at Cedar Ridge since its inception here in eastern Iowa. Terry brings to the table a repertoire of well over 300 songs to each and every show covering genres of rock, pop, folk & country. Terry's been performing throughout eastern Iowa for the past 25 years. Popular artists that Terry covers include America, The Bee Gees, ELO, Fleetwood Mac, Gordon Lightfoot, Harry Chapin, Lobo, Neil Young & John Denver just…

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Mother’s Day Brunch – FULL

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

UPDATE: Our Mother's Day brunch is currently full, and we are no longer accepting reservations.  Brunch will include classics like hot off the griddle pancakes, scrambled eggs, and a carving station. Along with new, delicious additions!  Be sure to make your Mother’s Day Reservations today! Call us at 319-857-4300 or email info@crwine.com   BUFFET PRICE: $24.99 for Adults (plus tax and drinks) $12.00 for Kids 12 and Under (plus tax and drinks) MENU: Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Quiche Aged Sharp…

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Steve Grismore Jazz Trio

May 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Steve Grismore has been playing the guitar for over 50 years and is one of the most in-demand players in eastern Iowa and beyond. He is a versatile guitarist and plays traditional jazz, as well as improvised music with a more avant-garde sensibility. He is equally at home performing classic rock music and the blues. Steve grew up in Iowa and cut his teeth on pop music styles of the ’60s but soon gravitated to jazz sounds of the ’70s…

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Friday Night Music: Skytrain

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

"Craig Erickson's Skytrain" is a funky, rockin', jamming band bringing the best in classic rock, funk, blues, originals, etc. This show will include the whole quartet and keyboards! led by guitarist/vocalist Craig Erickson who has over 20 solo CDS out, toured in Europe 9 times, and has songs used in many TV shows like Chicago Fire, Justified, Heartland, etc.

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Kris Karr

May 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

My solo performance involves music centered around the 1970s as well as originals. As it says on the "The Dirt" page, I started my solo performances out of hosting an acoustic jam weekly for 4 years. Having developed from there. I've been told that my solo performance sounds like an entire band. I think the reason people say that is because I was a drummer for a very long time before playing guitar so, I am very rhythmic in my…

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SIP AND ROLL

May 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join Everybody Bend Yoga for an hour of fun and relaxation. During this event, you’ll use the provided props – foam blocks, cork blocks, and tennis balls – to release tension and “gunk” from the hard-to-reach areas of your body. Enjoy a glass of wine before or after the event, compliments of Cedar Ridge Winery. Bring your stress-filled body, love of wine, and your yoga mat! The instructor and Cedar Ridge ask that guests continue to wear face masks during the event. The event…

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Friday Night Music: The Boys

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

The Boys play the best of today's country and the best of the past! Add in their arsenal of original songs along with a touch of classic rock! Hillbilly rockstars!

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Saturday Afternoon Music: Retro Rockits

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Retro Rockits plays danceable "Classic Rock" radio hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. This set will include some Christmas hits while reflecting the favorites that fans love!   Jason Wells - Lead vocals & percussion Doug Allemang - Drums Keith Shriver - Bass & vocals Kevin Simnacher - Guitar & backing vocals   Our Cherrywood Smoked Bratwurst Food special will also be available for $13. Served on a Toasted Sourdough Hoagie, with Roasted Caraway Sauerkraut, Whole Grain Bourbon…

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Kevin Moore

May 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Kevin is a singer-songwriter born in Iowa but hails from the Dairyland in Wisconsin. “Doing the best I can with what I have to work with”. -KevinHis soulful mix of classic country and rock mixes with his own touch on songs you know and love. His music library is very extensive and requests are encouraged! Feel free to follow him out on Facebook!

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Shakin’ It with Cedar Ridge: Rock on with Slipknot #9!

May 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join our Training and Education Manager & Tasting Room Manager, Andrew, and Emily, in taking a stage dive into Slipknot #9 whiskey with exclusive recipes from the Cedar Ridge staff! Learn to make three cocktails, with one to take home and enjoy. Start with a wild riff on an Old Fashioned with the Rodeo Clown cocktail. Participants will learn the basics of stirring and tuning into the right garnish, with this electrifying and boozy creation. Then, Andrew and Emily will…

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Friday Night Music: Soul Sacrifice

May 28 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Soul Sacrifice is a 7 piece band that performs the music of Santana and other Latin/Jazz bands. The members of the band are all accomplished musicians and music educators that have been performing in the Midwest for over 25 years. If you are looking for music to move your feet and make you feel good, Soul Sacrifice has the sounds!

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Saturday Afternoon Music: The Laid Back Band

May 29 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

The Laid Back Band plays a wide variety of upbeat songs for all sorts of venues and occasions. Drawing from R&B, Soul, Funk, Blues, the Classic Rock songbooks, LBB  keeps the groove moving with special attention given to tunes by great female vocalists. Surprise is always on tap, so you may hear a song from several generations back or the occasional nod to a top 40 hit. Featuring Wendy Fowler on lead vocals, she is also the master of ceremonies…

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BEND AND BRUNCH

May 30 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Start your Sunday ‘Funday’ off right with yoga & brunch at Cedar Ridge. Join us Sunday for a 45-minute slow flow yoga session with Everybody Bend Yoga, followed by Brunch! Participants will receive a complimentary mimosa to enjoy after the class! Please bring a mat if you have one though extras are provided as well as all additional props. The instructor and Cedar Ridge ask that guests continue to wear face masks during the event. The event will begin promptly…

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Acoustic Amazon

May 30 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Barb Francisco (aka The Acoustic Amazon) has been playing guitar and singing professionally in Eastern Iowa in a variety of different rock and folk groups for over 30 years. Her new venture is a solo acoustic show with an eclectic mix of tunes spanning several decades, incorporating some variety with harmony and loop technology to create a fun and diverse show.  You might hear everything from Alanis to the Andrews Sisters, Collective Soul, CCR, Fleetwood Mac, Beatles, Melissa Ethridge, Eagles,…

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2021 .5K SPONSORED BY BAGGER VODKA

May 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Back by popular demand and brought to you by Bagger Vodka: The Bi-Annual Cedar Ridge 0.5K Race! This event is Cedar Ridge’s own affectionate parody of road races everywhere, and will get your Memorial Day started off right! Registration will begin at 9:00 am and the race starts at 10:00 AM on May 31, 2021.  Race swag bag and sticker included.  While you're stretching before the race, we'll warm your muscles up the only way we know how - Bagger…

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June 2021

unWINEd: Sound-Infused Nidra with Everybody Bends

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Enjoy an hour of relaxation with Everybody Bend Yoga during a sound-infused Nidra. Nidra is a conscious deep sleep that relieves stress and refreshes your mind. One hour of Nidra is the equivalent of four hours of sleep! No experience needed. You will lay on a mat, supported by props, and enjoy the healing sounds and vibrations of eight singing bowls while being guided through the experience. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat if you have one, though…

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Friday Night Music: Tanya English Band

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

"A longtime fan of the blues, Tanya's singing career started out at the Monday Night All-Stars gigs. After several years of sitting in for a few tunes, she decided to create her own band. Husband and bassist, Ed English, is an active member of the music scene for thirty years and will be joined by veteran players Sean Seaton on keys, Rob Haskell on drums, and IC phenom Sam Price on guitar. The Tanya English Band brings a high-energy mix…

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Eli Alger

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Eli Alger is a passionate anomaly in his own right. Predominantly steeped in Old school/90’s country, Eli is heavily influenced by the true Cowboys of country music like George Straight, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Garth Brooks, and Toby Keith. With some considerable influence derived from the modern troubadours like Cody Johnson, Luke Combs, and Tyler Childers as well. He will tell you every time “for me there is no other way to play a show than like it’s your last,…

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SIP & ROLL

June 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join Everybody Bend Yoga for an hour of fun and relaxation. During this event, you’ll use the provided props – foam blocks, cork blocks, and tennis balls – to release tension and “gunk” from the hard-to-reach areas of your body. Enjoy a glass of wine before or after the event, compliments of Cedar Ridge Winery. Bring your stress-filled body, love of wine, and your yoga mat! Masks are optional, but social distancing is still required between groups. The event will begin promptly…

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Friday Night Music: Michael Moncada and Whiskey High

June 11 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Hardest Rising- Hardest Working Country Rock Artist in the Midwest, Michael Moncada. Iowa native, this 37-year-old songwriter burst onto the scene with his first show on July 26, 2017. By Feb 2018 he had 75+ shows to his name at venues in 3 states and formed his band Michael Moncada & Whiskey High. From there he finished 2018 with 250 shows under his belt, earning him Best New Music Lister, Top 40 Nationally, and #1 Regionally with ReverbNation. He also…

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Terry McCauley

June 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us at Cedar Ridge for Sunday afternoon music with Terry McCauley! Terry McCauley, the acoustic pop guitarist, has been a mainstay at Cedar Ridge since its inception here in eastern Iowa. Terry brings to the table a repertoire of well over 300 songs to each and every show covering genres of rock, pop, folk & country. Terry's been performing throughout eastern Iowa for the past 25 years. Popular artists that Terry covers include America, The Bee Gees, ELO, Fleetwood…

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Friday Night Music: Alicia Monee & the Invisible Band

June 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us on Friday night with live music from Alicia Monee & The Invisible Band! Alicia Monee & Invisible Jazz! Experience elegant jazz covers and originals performed by Alicia Monee (vocals), John Reasoner (guitars, synths), John Hall (bass), Ken Duncan (drums, vocals), and Dave Shawver (saxes, flute, keys).

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Brook Hoover

June 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Due to the forecasted weather, we are canceling our live music event with Brook Hoover. We apologize for any inconvenience, and hope to see you next weekend for more live music! Enjoy Sunday afternoon live music with Brook Hoover! Iowa rock n roll guitar man has been occupied during the last year teaching guitar, writing, practicing, and recording music. Known for his work with Surf Zombies, Brook Hoover also does solo shows covering his favorites from the Stones, T Rex,…

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Friday Night Music: Pinicon Drift

June 25 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Pinicon Drift plays its own blend of American roots music—rock, folk, pop, country, and soul. Featuring the vocals of Julie Troendle and David Pedersen, the band’s approach is as straightforward as its members’ eastern Iowa roots. A shared appreciation of songs and songwriters is reflected in the band’s choices of cover tunes by artists such as Brandi Carlile, Grace Potter, Jason Isbell, and Bill Withers. Pinicon Drift’s original material is distinctive for its catchy melodies, tight harmonies, memorable lyrics, and…

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BEND & BRUNCH

June 27 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Start your Sunday ‘Funday’ off right with yoga & brunch at Cedar Ridge. Join us Sunday for a 45-minute slow flow yoga session with Everybody Bend Yoga, followed by Brunch! Participants will receive a complimentary mimosa to enjoy after the class! Please bring a mat if you have one though extras are provided as well as all additional props.  Masks are optional though social distancing will still be maintained. The event will begin promptly at the posted event start time.…

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Justin Goodchild

June 27 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

“Entertaining with a diverse setlist!” Iowa City local Justin Goodchild performs acoustic top 40 and original music that people of all ages can enjoy. He uses guitar looping to create a sound, unlike most solo musicians you hear. He performs solo, duo, and is a singer/guitarist of the 5-piece band Birdchild of Des Moines. Music weather permitting.

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July 2021

Bourbon & Blues – Friday

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Bourbon and Blues began in 2010 to celebrate Cedar Ridge’s first release of bourbon in Iowa. The event features the brand’s locally produced spirits and local, regional, and national blues musicians highlighting a range of talented artists. Annually, nearly 8,000 people come to Swisher, Iowa to celebrate.   Here's Friday's lineup! Main Stage at Cedar Ridge (Free) 4 p.m. Kris Lager (Solo) 6:30 p.m. FunkDaddies Barn Jams After Dark at DanceMor Ballroom BUY TICKETS 9 p.m. Kris Lager Band  …

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Bourbon & Blues – Saturday Lineup

July 3 @ 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Bourbon and Blues began in 2010 to celebrate Cedar Ridge’s first release of bourbon in Iowa. The event features the brand’s locally produced spirits and local, regional, and national blues musicians highlighting a range of talented artists. Annually, nearly 8,000 people come to Swisher, Iowa to celebrate.   Here's Saturday's lineup! Main Stage at Cedar Ridge (Free) 12 p.m. Billy Heller 3:30 p.m. Joe & Vicki Price 6:30 p.m. Rev. Raven & Chain Smoking Altar Boys Barn Jams After Dark…

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Bourbon & Blues – Sunday Lineup

July 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Bourbon and Blues began in 2010 to celebrate Cedar Ridge’s first release of bourbon in Iowa. The event features the brand’s locally produced spirits and local, regional, and national blues musicians highlighting a range of talented artists. Annually, nearly 8,000 people come to Swisher, Iowa to celebrate.   Here's Sunday's Lineup! Main Stage at Cedar Ridge (Free) 1 p.m. Tanya English Band   Visit www.bourbonandbluesfest.com to see the full weekend schedule!

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Bourbon & Blues – Monday Lineup

July 5 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Bourbon and Blues began in 2010 to celebrate Cedar Ridge’s first release of bourbon in Iowa. The event features the brand’s locally produced spirits and local, regional, and national blues musicians highlighting a range of talented artists. Annually, nearly 8,000 people come to Swisher, Iowa to celebrate.   Here's Monday's Lineup! Main Stage at Cedar Ridge (Free) 1 p.m. Craig Erickson   Visit www.bourbonandbluesfest.com to see the full weekend schedule!

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Friday Night Music: Airwaves

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us at Cedar Ridge for Friday night music with Airwaves! Airwaves was first formed in December 2011 and remains Eastern Iowa’s Premiere Classic Rock Cover Band. They have performed at many of the popular venues in Eastern Iowa including Marion by Moonlight, Balloon Glow, RobinsRoundup, Uptown Getdown, Freedom Festival, Fairfax USA Days, Hawkeye Downs, and Ragbrai, and are regular performers at the Cedar Ridge Winery in Cedar Rapids and Millstream Brewing in the Amanas. They play the classics including…

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Michael Moncada

July 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us for Sunday Afternoon Music with Fast Rising- Hardest Working Country Rock Artist in the Midwest, Michael Moncada. This 37-year-old Iowa Native burst onto the scene with his first show on July 26, 2017. By February 2018, he had 75+ shows to his name at venues in 3 states and formed his band Michael Moncada & Whiskey High. From there, he finished 2018 with 250 shows under his belt, earning him Best New Music Lister, Top 40 Nationally, and…

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Friday Night Music: Full Circle Band

July 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us this Friday night at Cedar Ridge for live music with the Full Circle Band! Full Circle is a 5 piece band of veteran musicians featuring an outstanding female vocalist. Full Circle plays a wide variety of 100% danceable covers of your favorite Rock, Pop, and R&B songs from the 1960s through today including the likes of The Doors, The Supremes, Huey Lewis, and The News, Blondie, Janeva Magness, Cream, A Flock Of Seagulls, Fleetwood Mac, Billy Idol, The…

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Saturday Afternoon Music: Acoustic Amazon

July 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Grab a drink at Cedar Ridge Saturday afternoon, and enjoy live music from Acoustic Amazon! Barb Francisco (aka: The Acoustic Amazon) has been playing guitar and singing professionally in Eastern Iowa in a variety of different rock and folk groups for over 30 years. Her new venture is a solo acoustic show with an eclectic mix of tunes spanning several decades, incorporating some variety with harmony and loop technology to create a fun and diverse show.  You might hear everything…

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Justin Goodchild

July 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Spend a relaxing Sunday afternoon at Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery with live music from Justin Goodchild! “Entertaining with a diverse set list!” Iowa City local Justin Goodchild performs acoustic top 40 and original music that people of all ages can enjoy. He uses guitar looping to create a sound unlike most solo musicians you hear. He performs solo, duo, and is a singer/guitarist of the 5-piece band Birdchild of Des Moines.

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Friday Night Music: Beaker Brothers

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Grab a drink at Cedar Ridge Winery and Distillery this Friday night and enjoy live music from the Beaker Brothers! Paying homage to the original Jam Bands. And to Clyde Clifford. Dan Bernstein - guitar/vox James Dreier - drums/percusion/vox Ed English - bass/vox/social media Steve Grismore - guitar/vox Dan Hummel - drums/percussion Bill Peterson - keys/vox

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Saturday GET DOWN w/ the Belle Rangers

July 24 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us at Cedar Ridge for Saturday night music with the Belle Rangers! The Belle Rangers are a roots-rock band shaped by earthy tones and riveting tales. From whiskey-soaked tragedies to country-metal ghost stories, their music exhibits a unique display of depth, precision, and showmanship. Acoustic and electric guitars intertwine with banjo, electric bass, and drums to form the foundation. Tight three-part vocal harmonies glide over the top, completing the sound. The Belle Rangers are as inventive as they are timeless. Their…

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BEND & BRUNCH

July 25 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Start your Sunday ‘Funday’ off right with yoga & brunch at Cedar Ridge. Join us Sunday for a 45-minute slow flow yoga session with Everybody Bend Yoga, followed by Brunch! Participants will receive a complimentary mimosa to enjoy after the class! Please bring a mat if you have one though extras are provided as well as all additional props. The instructor and Cedar Ridge ask that guests continue to wear face masks during the event. The event will begin promptly…

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Sunday Afternoon Music: Jake Schrodt

July 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Relax at Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery this Sunday afternoon with live music from Jake Schrodt! Jake Schrodt is a vocalist/guitarist from central Iowa. He has been playing shows all over Iowa and beyond for a decade. He is really coming into his own, making music he loves. You can expect your favorite rock and country songs with originals sprinkled in.

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Friday Night Music: The Boys

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us at Cedar Ridge Friday Night for live music with The Boys! The Boys play the best of today's country and the best of the past! Add in their arsenal of original songs along with a touch of classic rock! Hillbilly rockstars!

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August 2021

Sunday Afternoon Music: Kevin Moore

August 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cedar Ridge Winery & Distillery, 1441 Marak Road
Swisher, IA 52338 United States

Join us at Cedar Ridge Sunday afternoon for live music with Kevin Moore! Kevin is a singer-songwriter born in Iowa but hails from the Dairyland in Wisconsin. “Doing the best I can with what I have to work with”. -KevinHis soulful mix of classic country and rock mixes with his own touch on songs you know and love. His music library is very extensive and requests are encouraged! Feel free to follow him out on Facebook!

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