Cellardoor Winery introduces a new outdoor music festival Saturday, Aug. 8, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the 367 Youngtown Road. Headlining the several-artist lineup is Grammy-award winning singer and song stylist Al Jarreau.

Jarreau began singing at age 4 and grew up harmonizing with his brothers and performing solo in his hometown of Milwaukee, Wis. In college, he continued singing for fun. After earning a B.S. in Psychology, he moved on to the University of Iowa for a master's degree in vocational rehabilitation in San Francisco. There, his natural musical gifts began to shape his future.

Jarreau found himself performing at a small jazz club with a trio headed by George Duke (his latest album pays tribute to the late keyboardist, composer and producer). After relocating to Los Angeles, Jarreau began his apprenticeship in such famed nightspots as Dino’s, the Troubadour and the Bitter End West. He branched out to New York City, as well, and gained national network television exposure with Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, David Frost and Mike Douglas. He also teamed with guitarist Julio Martinez to “spell” up-and-coming comics John Belushi, Bette Midler, Robert Klein, David Brenner, Jimmie Walker and others at The Improv.

His first two Warner Bros. albums garnered him German Grammys; and his 1977 live double album “Look to the Rainbow” earned the vocalist his first regulation Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. The trend has continued for years, as Jarreau has racked up Grammys in three categories — jazz, pop and R&B — as well as a number of additional nominations (including one for the theme song of TV’s “Moonlighting”). “We’re in This Love Together” was one of three charting singles from 1981’s Grammy Award-winning album “Breakin’ Away,” which spent two years on the Billboard 200 and also hit No. 1 on both the Jazz and R&B charts.

Jarreau also has some acting credentials, having played Teen Angel in a Broadway run on “Grease!” and guest star appearances on TV’s “New York Undercover” and “Touched By An Angel.” He also has teamed up with symphony orchestras throughout the United States and Europe, performing his most popular hits as well as favorites from Broadway and American pop classics. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2001, commemorating his status as one of the best singers of his generation.

Live in the Vines promises a quintessential summer afternoon of live music, local eats and beverages and good times. Opening the event musically will be Maine’s own Spencer Albee and French harmonica master Frédéric Yonnet. Tickets are $85, available at brownpapertickets.com. For more information, visit mainewine.com.