February, 23rd, 2013 at Empire Polo Club 

Indio, CA: The Empire Music Ventures is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Festival on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013.  Live music will create a backdrop of rhythm and blues as guests enjoy an afternoon of wine and beer tasting at the beautiful Empire Polo Club.

American blues icon, B.B. King, will be the featured artist at the Festival.  Other bands include Paul Thorn, Penny Unniversity and Alex A and the Fermented.

This year, the selection of wines available to taste has been expanded to include a variety of brands from various regions of California.  New to the Festival this year is the addition of beer tasting.  Samples of hand-crafted beer from a variety of regional breweries will be featured in the tasting garden.  Festival-goers will enjoy an impressive variety of tasting options.  For a list of participating wineries and breweries please visit the website at www.RWBFest.com.


Tickets to the Rhythm, Wine and Brews Fest can be purchased online starting on December 1st, 2012.  The website address where tickets can be purchased is www.RWBfest.com.  Tickets can also be purchased at the gate the day of the Festival. Children under the age of 12 are free. Ticket holders must show ID at the Festival and be 21 years of age or older to taste beer and wine.

General Admission $75

▪           6 Total Tastings

▪           General Admission Access to the Show

▪           Free Parking

▪           Souvenir Tasting Glass


VIP Admission $175.00

▪           6 Tastings

▪           Reserved Seating w/custom logo captains chair to take home

▪           VIP Parking

▪           VIP Entrance to Event

▪           Souvenir Tasting Glass

▪           Free RWB Poster



Additional tasting tickets can be purchased once inside of the Festival.  There will be food and beverage service onsite throughout the event.

A portion of the proceeds from the Rhythm, Wine and Brews Festival will benefit the Casey Lee Ball Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports pediatric kidney research.   

Directions To The Rhythm, Wine & Brews Festival at Empire Polo Club

From I-10 take the Monroe St. exit and head south on Monroe St.  Follow the parking signs between Ave. 50 and 51 lots along Monroe St.


Empire Polo Club
81-800 Ave. 51
Indio, CA 92201
For more information about the Festival or to buy tickets please visit www.RWBfest.com.


About B.B. King

Throughout the 1990’s as well as the 1980’s, 1970’s, 1960’s and 1950’s, there has been only one King of the Blues – Riley B. King, affectionately known as B.B. King.  Since B.B. started recording in the late 1940’s, he has released over 60 albums many of them considered blues classics, like 1965’s definitive live blues album “Live At The Regal”, and 1976’s collaboration with Bobby “Blue” Bland, “Together For The First Time”.


Over the years, B.B. has developed one of the worlds most readily identified guitar styles.  He borrowed from Lonnie Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, T-Bone Walker and others, integrating his precise vocal like string bends and his left hand vibrato, both of which have become indispensable components of rock guitarist’s vocabulary.  His economy, his every note counts phrasing, has been a model for thousands of players including Eric Clapton, George Harrison and Jeff Beck.


For more information about B.B. King visit www.bbking.com.


About Paul Thorn

“Thorn has been pleasing crowds for years with his muscular brand of roots music – bluesy, rocking and thoroughly Southern, yet also speaking universal truths. The Tupelo, Mississippi native worked in a furniture factory, jumped out of airplanes, and was a professional boxer before sharing his experiences with the world as a singer-songwriter. “ Source: PaulThorn.com. For more information about Paul Thorn visit www.PaulThorn.com.



About Penny Unniversity

Penny Unniversity is an instrumental band that plays jazz-rock fusion.


About Alex A and the Fermented

Alex A and the Fermented is a jazz-blues band.


The Casey Lee Ball Foundation
The Casey Lee Ball Foundation is a nonprofit organization where 100% of every dollar donated goes directly to pediatric kidney research. There are over 50 terminal diseases, yet kidney research has no famous spokesperson, no glamour, and as a result, it is dramatically under-funded. Casey Lee Ball, third son of Sterling Ball, President of Ernie Ball, Inc., was diagnosed with polycystic kidney disease at age two. At age five, while Casey and Sterling were recuperating from kidney transplant surgery at UCLA, they decided to create the Casey Lee Ball Foundation.


About Empire Music Ventures & Empire Polo Club Events

Empire Music Ventures is located in Indio, CA and produces concerts and festivals.  These events include the Rhythm, Wine and Brews Festival and numerous concerts held at the Date Shed and the other venues.


Rhythm, Wine & Brews Festival Information

Website: www.RWBFest.com
Email info@RWBFest.com

Festival Location:

Empire Polo Club
81-800 Ave. 51, Indio, CA 92201

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