Globetrotting musicians perform at Wine-Pear Fest

The Gulizia Brothers will play from May 18 at the Hood River Rotary’s third annual Columbia Gorge Wine and Pear Festival, May 18-19 at the Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum.

They will also play May 20 during Happy Hour at Cebu Lounge.

Joey Gulizia plays drums for Mannheim Steamroller, and Tony Gulizia plays the piano and sings. Tony is also a leading jazz musician from the Vail Valley in Colorado and hosts a jazz radio show.

Music schedule:

Saturday, May 18

The Groove Project

11:30 to 2:30 p.m.

The Gulizia Brothers

2:45 to 5:45 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Chuck Haynie and Jammer Friends

12:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Willy and Nelson

2:45 to 4:45 p.m.

The brothers have played together since they were young children and have performed around the country and world, said local photographer — and Tony’s daughter-in-law — Jennifer Gulizia.

Most recently, the duo played in the Caribbean for Celebrity Cruise Lines.

Tickets are available from Hood River Rotarians or

online. Proceeds support the Rotary scholarship fund.

For tickets and full festival details go to:

www.wineandpearfest.com

Festival hours are: Saturday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

On-site parking is free.

The two-day event will feature the many award-winning wineries and vineyards in the Columbia Gorge AVA, including two days of wine tasting, artists, fruit pairings, food from the best restaurants in the region and other area musicians.

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