Pictured above: the stunning Ponzi Vineyards open air concert space


On Sunday, August 27, join luminaries of Portland’s soul and jazz scene King Louie & Friends, in support of CASA’s mission to advocate for the rights, safety, and well being of abused and neglected children who are under the protection of the courts.


This jazz and soul quintet is composed of: Mel Brown ‘the Godfather of Jazz’, LaRhonda Steele ‘Portland’s First Lady of the Blues’, Andy Stokes ‘Oregon’s King of Soul’, Louis Pain ‘Portland’s Boss of the B-3’, and Renato Caranto on saxophone, playing ‘the Best Blues Horn’ for a private concert at the stunning Ponzi Vineyards Winery.


Your ticket purchase includes:
- Private concert by Mel Brown, LaRhonda Steele, Andy Stokes, Renato Caranto, and Louis Pain at Ponzi Vineyards
- 2 glasses of award-winning Ponzi wine
- Gourmet dinner prepared by The Dundee Bistro
- Shuttle bus availability to and from Ponzi Vineyards



King Louie & Friends has performed at my own private parties, as well as at numerous Nike corporate events. Each time they’ve been great fun: soulful and thoroughly entertaining.”
– Tinker Hatfield, VP of Design, Nike, Inc.


With celebrated musician Mel Brown,—whose resume includes collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Dianna Ross, and Marvin Gaye—headlining, it may be difficult to resist the urge to dance, don’t worry, it’s encouraged! This open air concert on the winery’s plaza features breathtaking views of the vineyard and valley as the sun sets. Your taste buds will delight in a seasonal, gourmet picnic dinner prepared by the team at The Dundee Bistro, and paired with award-winning Ponzi wines. A shuttle bus is available to deliver you directly to the Sherwood-based winery, and return you safely home after the festivities. Don’t miss out on this rare occasion to get down and bust a move to your favorite soul and Motown hits, performed by stars of Portland’s jazz and soul scene.


If you have any questions about this event, please contact Anne Carlson at acarlson@casahelpskids.org


Courtesy of Ponzi Vineyards and The Dundee Bistro