March 1st, 2014

See you next year!

Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience

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  • The 3rd Annual

    Rhythm, Wine & Brews

    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 6:30 – 11:30 PM. 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 exhibit is one of several additions this year that will enhance the unique ambiance associated with this annual event.

    Empire Polo Club
    Indio, California


    Aaron Neville

    Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

    Buddy Guy

    Strangers You Know

    Penny Unniversity





    GA (No Tasting)

    • General Admission
    • Free Parking

    • *does not include general tasting



    • 7 tastings
    • Free parking
    • Complementary tasting glass



    • VIP parking
    • Unlimited tastings
    • VIP Lounge access
    • Complementary tasting glass and logo chair
    • Reserved seating
      rows 11 & back
      (first come, first serve)



    • VIP parking
    • Unlimited tastings
    • VIP Lounge access
    • Complementary tasting glass and logo chair
    • Reserved seating first 10 rows (first come, first serve)



    • 2 Reserved Couches
    • 4 Vip passes
    • Private cocktail server & bottle service if desired



    • Private cabana
    • 10 Ultra passes
    • Complementary snack, beer, water & sodas.
    • Private cocktail server & bottle service if desired


    The RWB iOS App

    The official app for the 3rd annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Experience.

    Use image recognition to scan wine and beer labels and easily access detailed winery, brewery and product descriptions, including history, winemaker/brewer notes, flavor profiles and product content.

    Submit ratings; share your personal tasting experiences with your friends and view real-time information including the festivals top-rated wine and beers, performance times, and more.


    When and where is the Rhythm, Wine and Brews Fest?
    Date: Saturday, March 1st, 2014
    Time: 1:30pm-11:30pm
    Empire Polo Club, 81800 Ave. 51, Indio, CA 92201

    Where can I buy tickets to the Festival? You can buy tickets online by visiting our ticket page, or you can by them at the gate the day of the Festival. The event will take place rain or shine. There are no refunds on ticket purchases.

    Ages 14 and under are admitted for free.

    What seating is available for the concert? You can bring in folding chairs, towels or blankets to sit on the open grass areas in front of the main stage. VIP ticket holders will have reserved seats. Please visit our ticket page for more details.

    What can I bring into the Festival?
    You can bring in …
    All ages welcome (must be 21 years of age or older to taste)
    Cell Phones
    Hats, Sunglasses & Sunscreen
    Digital and film cameras (non-professional)
    Folding Chairs
    *All bags are subject to search by security at the main gate.

    Not allowed inside the Festival …
    No pets
    No outside food or beverages
    No umbrellas
    No knives/weapons

    What hotels and accommodations are located near the Festival?
    La Quinta Hotel & Resort
    Miramonte Resort & Spa
    Indian Palms Country Club Hotel
    Embassy Suites
    Super 8
    The Royal Plaza

    Is RV Camping available?
    Yes, RV Camping is available for purchase.

    RV Camping will open Saturday, March 1st, at 10:00 am PT.
    RV Camping will close on Sunday, March 2nd at 2:00 pm PT.

    This will be dry camping with no utilities or hookups.

    Other Questions?
    Email us at


    Cousins Maine Lobster • Dang Brother Pizza • Tack Room Tavern • The Mangler • Taco Shack • Fisherman's Market & Grill • Dave's Malibu Hotdog • Crafted Catering • Cali-Pop • Brewcakes • Koji BBQ


    From Interstate 10 take the Monroe St. exit. Head south on Monroe St. Look for the parking signs at Ave 50 and Monroe St.

    81-800 Avenue 51
    Indio, CA 92201


    A portion of the proceeds from the Rhythm, Wine & Brews Experience benefit 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.

    In the last six years over seven million dollars has been raised for the Casey Lee Ball Foundation. This is a true charity. No one will make any money from these auctions except pediatric kidney disease researchers dressed in white coats! Again, every dollar raised goes directly to research. There are no administrative fees, no overhead, and all management, accounting, and legal fees are done pro bono.

    Our fundraising efforts help to pay for much needed research at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, Cincinnati Children’s hospital and the Mattel Children’s Hospital at UCLA. As a result of this research, several new medicines have made it to market in record time and are now helping to reduce the side effects of kidney transplant anti-rejection medicines. At present, a transplant is only a treatment, not a cure for kidney disease.

    When you go to UCLA for Kidney disease treatment, you go to the the Casey Lee Ball Kidney Research Center, where we endowed a chair. This represents a million dollar contribution and one of only six chairs at UCLA that are endowed, ensuring kidney research will go on in perpetuity.