By Merilee Kern, ‘The Luxe List’ Executive Editor.
Sunday, June 10, 2012 will usher in the 4th annual Rhythm & Vine festival – a 3-hour music, wine and food extravaganza benefitting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. This year’s highly anticipated event, to be hosted by esteemed local Chef Brian Malarkey of BRAVO TV Top Chef fame, kicks off at 5:00 p.m. downtown at Broadway Pier.
Along with more than 60 world-class wine and spirits purveyors and 35 of San Diego’s top eateries offering culinary delights of every sort, the one-of-a-kind event will also have the crowd on its feet with performances by Crossroads. Known for its unique classic rock sound, Crossroads mixes strong vocal harmonies with a balance of acoustic and electric guitars reminiscent of The Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beatles, and The Allman Brothers.
Rhythm & Vine will also feature a wine and lifestyle silent auction help support The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego, which assists more than 25,000 youth every year through multiple facilities and school-site programs throughout the region. Funds raised at the event allow the organization to continue to serve and to expand its services for local at-risk youth. For more than 67 years, the venerable organization has been committed to serving area children ages 5-18 in need.
Each year Rhythm & Vine boasts wineries from some of the premier wine-producing regions in the nation, including Napa Valley, Paso Robles, and Temecula and others. For those who are not wine connoisseurs but still fancy a cocktail, craft breweries and spirits companies will also be on site offing an array of elixirs. Pairing nicely with the copious drink selections will be all-you-can-eat sample-size gourmet bites from scores of San Diego’s leading restaurants.
Individual tickets for Rhythm & Vine cost $125 for General Admission, or $40 for designated driver “non alcoholic” tickets for those who just plan to eat, enjoy the music and leave the imbibing to others. Group ticket packages are also available.
Rhythm & Vine will let you wine, dine and dance while giving back to an organization that provides tremendous support for the youth of San Diego. Learn more and purchase tickets online at www.rhythmandvine.org.
"The Luxe List" Executive Editor Merilee Kern scours the luxury marketplace for exemplary travel experiences, extraordinary events, and notable products and services. Submissions are accepted at www.LuxeListReviews.com. Follow her on Twitter here: http://twitter.com/LuxeListEditor and Facebook here: www.Facebook.com/TheLuxeList.
***Access into this event is provided at no cost to accommodate this review, but all opinions expressed are entirely those of Merilee Kern and have not been influenced in any way.***