Coachella Vallye’s RWB …An Experience to Remember!
Coachella Vallye's RWB …An Experience to Remember!By Michelle Roe/CoachellaValley.com The temperature and festive vibe could not have been any better at the 4th Annual Annual Rhythm Wine and Brews Experience on February 28th 2015 at the Empire Polo Club. Under the threat of possible rain, 1000’s happily gathered beneath beautiful starry skies to enjoy wine and craft beer tasting while entertained by a diverse line up of talented musical entertainment. As the sunlight faded over the pristine polo fields, the bands Strangers You Know and The Suffers got the party started and set the tone for a lively evening of revelry. The venue was filled with cocktailing, eating, and mingling at different stations in a social celebration. The mood was enhanced by the presence of unique displays such as a large bicycle sculpture, an artistic visual display of lighted panels, and individual performers delighting the crowd. Games added to the fun as guests tossed beanbags to win cool rock tees courtesy of Ernie Ball and then slid into the photo booths for optimum selfies to capture the moment. Under the large white tents, a variety of wine samples were poured and enthusiasts sipped on blends from a well chosen selection of wines from over 24 producers such as Justin Vineyards & Winery, Terlato Family Vineyards, and Terraza del los Andes. Possibly indicative of the growing craft beer industry in California, the selection of stouts, IPA’s, and lagers included over 40 vendors establishing a sea of tasting booths impressively spread throughout the large grassy area. Representative crowd pleasers included Aftershock Brewing Company, La Trappe, Bosteels & Bockor, Modern Times Beer, and Speakeasy Ale & Lagers as well as local favorites La Quinta Brewing Company and Coachella Valley Brewing Company. COACHELLA VALLEY’S TOP STORIES MORE STORIES THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND PHOTO GALLERIES OF ALL OUR SHOOTS Food trucks and local restaurants and caterers served up delicious dishes including lobster tacos and portabella burgers as well as traditional festival mainstays to keep hungry eaters coming back for more. As dusk turned to darkness, the tastings wound down and the easily accessible cash bars opened to keep the good times rolling as bands Fishbone, Ozomatli and Slightly Stoopid readied for their debut on the Main Stage. Incredible lighting effects gave the property a warm glow with illuminating colors as a backdrop for the anticipated musical experience. In a departure from it’s blues roots, the festival promoters chose headliners with a diverse mix of musical genres including reggae, rock, blues, Latin, funk, hip hop, and folk. Fishbone kicked off the concert with an energetic set that got the crowd off its feet to dance to the eclectic sounds. Ozomotli and Slightly Stoopid did not disappoint with their own upbeat performances that kept spectators enthralled until the very end of the night. Many walked away from the RWB Experience with a taste of what’s to come as the valley looks toward “festival month” in April and whispers were heard calling this particular event a “mini-Coachella”. As the RWB Experience moves into it’s 5th season and continues to grow, fans better save the date to for next year. COACHELLA VALLEY’S TOP STORIES MORE STORIES THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND PHOTO GALLERIES OF ALL OUR SHOOTS
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