The newly renovated Mountain Winery Amphitheater in Saratoga, CA was forced to remain dark for the first couple of shows of its 2008 season;...

The newly renovated Mountain Winery Amphitheater in Saratoga, CA was forced to remain dark for the first couple of shows of its 2008 season; Styx (July 2), Wynton Marsalis (July 6), Boston (July 7-8) and Bob Weir & Ratdog / Gov’t Mule (July 9-10) were either relocated or rescheduled.

For the first two shows, work on the venue had not yet been completed, promoter Live Nation’s Lee Smith told the Mercury News. Truss installation issues raised by Boston’s production crew forced Live Nation to move several shows to alternate venues and postpone other shows to later dates.

Boston was moved to the Flint Center in Cupertino about 6 miles from the Winery, and the Bob Weir & Ratdog / Gov’t Mule concerts were held at the San Jose Center for Performing Arts. Styx performance was moved to September 17, while Kathy Griffin’s July 11 show was re-scheduled to August 25, both remaining at the Mountain Winery Amphitheater.

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Mountain Winery 2008 line-up:
(Dates subject to change)

July 16 Lynyrd Skynyrd
July 17 Tom Jones
July 18-20 Chris Isaak with Nicole Atkins
July 22 Brotherhood Tour feat. Los Lonely Boys & Los Lobos
July 23 Ringo Starr & His All-Starr Band
July 24-25 The Doobie Brothers
July 27 Emmylou Harris with Jimmy Gaudrea and Moondi Klein
July 28 Steely Dan
July 29 George Thorogood & The Destroyers/Buddy Guy
July 31 English Beat/The Fixx/The Alarm
August 1-2 Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
August 3 The Beach Boys
August 5 Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo
August 6 UB40
August 7 Bill Maher
August 8 Brian Regan
August 10 Boz Scaggs
August 11 Regeneration Tour: Human League/Belinda Carlisle/ABC/Dead or Alive
August 13 Donna Summer
August 15 Johnny Lang with Big Head Todd & The Monsters
August 16 Michael McDonald
August 17 Comedy Central Presents Lewis Black Let Them Eat Cake with John Bowman
August 18 Daryl Hall & John Oates
August 20 Gipsy Kings
August 21 Dana Carvey
August 22 Creedence Clearwater Revisited
August 23 Toad the Wet Sprocket with The BoDeans
August 24-15 Steely Dan
August 26 Kathy Griffin with Amos Lee
August 27 Lucinda Williams
August 28 James Blunt
August 29-30 Chicago
August 31 KT Tunstall
September 3 Bonnie Raitt with Jude Johnstone
September 4 Willie Nelson & Family
September 6 Dave Stewart and his 30-Piece Rock Fabulous Orchestra
September 12 Margaret Cho
September 13 Squeeze
September 14 Neville Brothers, Dr John & the Lower 911 and funkey METERS
September 17 Styx
September 18 Foreigner
September 19 Herbie Hancock
September 26 Chris Botti
September 28 Kenny G