Annual Rhythm Wine and Brews Expo returns to Indio

BY JESSICA TROCHE

STAFF WRITER

Photo courtesy of Rhythm Wine and Brews Experience

It’s that time of the year again when the Rhythm Wine and Brews Experience makes a return to the Empire Polo Grounds, March 3, 2018. This marks the 7th year the polo grounds has hosted the festival. Whether you’re a beer enthusiast or wine connoisseur, the name says it all. You can find a little bit of everything at this festival.

Bands such as Slightly Stoopid, 311, Matisyahu and Snoop Dogg, just to name a few, have all headlined this show. The 2018 lineup features, The Stone Temple Pilots, She Wants Revenge, Psychedelic Furs and hometown locals, The Flusters. The event provides a diverse group of music and a variety of beers, wines and numerous food options.

Over 50 breweries and wineries will offer unlimited tastings to all guests with a VIP pass or General Admission pass. VIP tastings start an hour before general admission tastings from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Those who purchase a VIP pass are invited to the bottle share and kick-off party March 2, 2018. VIP guests can bring their own bottles of craft beer to share with other guests. This gives attendees the opportunity to socialize and discover new craft beers all while enjoying live music.

The Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience will include a variety of festival favorites such as ramen, classic barbecue, pizza, burgers, tacos and much more.

Tickets went on sale back in December 2017, but are still available online at rwbexp.com. Purchases made before Feb. 13 were shipped. All orders after this date will be held at will call. You can also purchase passes at the gate the day of the festival. All ages are welcome and children under 12 get in for free. A portion of the Rhythm, Wine and Brews proceeds will help benefit the Casey Lee Ball Foundation for pediatric kidney research. Event location is at the Empire Polo Club, 81-800 Ave. 51, Indio, ca 92201.

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