Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Buddy Guy and Aaron Neville to Headline March 1st, 2014 at Empire Polo Club

Empire Music Ventures is pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience on Saturday, March 1st, 2014 at the Empire Polo Club. Live music will set the tone as guests enjoy an extraordinary afternoon of wine and beer tasting at one of the most beautiful venues in Coachella Valley, the Empire Polo Club. Attendees will enjoy wine and beer tasting from 2:00 – 6:00 PM. As the tasting winds down, the music heats up with an evening of rhythm & blues followed by the upbeat sounds of big band swing from 6:00 – 11:30 PM.

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will headline the Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience along with American blues guitarist and singer Buddy Guy and R&B singer Aaron Neville. Other bands that will play during the wine and beer tasting include: Strangers You Know, Caxton, Petty Cash and Penny Unniversity.

This year the Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience has grown and boasts a longer line-up of bands along with an expanded list of handcrafted beer and wine to taste. A themed art installation is one of several additions this year that will enhance the unique ambiance associated with this annual event.

The upscale theme of the Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience will continue to draw in attendees looking for that “unique” experience.


“Our vision and goal is to create an extraordinary experience” said Alex Haagen IV, producer of the event. “From the moment people walk through the main gate we want them to enjoy every detail of their day. From the fine beer and wine being poured alongside mouthwatering cuisine to the colorful art pieces, hip décor and the rhythmic sound of live music, it all comes together to create a complete experience.”

The food will be a much bigger part of the event this year. Participating restaurants will offer a selection of options that will compliment the beer and wine being poured. From small tastes to full menu selections, customers will enjoy every bite served.
The selection of wines available to taste has been expanded to include a variety of brands from various regions of California. Samples of handcrafted beer produced by local breweries will be featured in the tasting garden. Attendees will enjoy an impressive variety of tasting options.

Rhythm, Wine & Brews Schedule
1:30 PM Gates Open
2:00-6:00 PM Beer & Wine Tasting
6:00-11:30 PM Headline bands perform

For a list of participating wineries and breweries please visit the website at

Tickets to the Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience can be purchased online starting on January 2nd, 2014. The website address where tickets can be purchased is Tickets can also be purchased at the gate the day of the Festival. Children 12 and under 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
▪ 7 total tastings
▪ General admission access to the Show
▪ Free parking
▪ Souvenir tasting glass

VIP Admission $150.00
▪ Unlimited tastings
▪ Reserved seating rows 11 and back
▪ Complimentary custom logo captains chair to take home
▪ VIP parking
▪ VIP entrance to event
▪ Souvenir tasting glass

Ultra VIP Admission $200.00
▪ Unlimited tastings
▪ Reserved seating rows 1-10
▪ Complimentary custom logo captains chair to take home
▪ VIP parking
▪ VIP entrance to Event
▪ Souvenir tasting glass

VIP includes access to VIP tasting area with specialty wines and beers not available in the general tasting area and complementary food. Access to 2nd VIP lounge with full bar adjacent to main stage.

Additional tasting tickets can be purchased at the event. 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.

Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience Contact Information
Empire Polo Club
81-800 Ave. 51, Indio, CA 92201