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A wine and food festival for the San Diego Boys and Girls Clubs

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  • Apr 5, 2010
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Hey San Diego wine [and culinary] fans here's is another great opportunity to try out some great new wines, listen to some great tunes and feast on some chef inspired creations from some of San Diegos best restaruants. The second annual Rhythm & Vine event will features wineries from some of the premier wine-producing regions in the nation, including Napa Valley, Paso Robles, Temecula and others. Some of the award-winning wineries pouring this year include Callaway Vineyard and Winery, Kiamie Cellars, Quady Winery, Woof’n Rose Winery, and more.

Shopping for some great wines, well skip a trip to wine country and crowded tasting rooms, the vineyards best is coming to you via the Rhythm and Vine Music and Wine festival. So what are you waiting for, this is a great opportunity to sample many different wines before you buy. For an amazing low price of $75 you will get great food, great wine and some great tunes all in one place, what more could you ask for? You also will be supporting a wonderful community organization as all proceeds go to your LOCAL Boys and Girls clubs.

More than Wine: For those interested in more than just wine, the event also features craft breweries and spirit companies and also featuring three musical performances, a silent auction and VIP exclusive tent, this spectacular music, wine and food extravaganza will strike a new chord in San Diego’s North County and pave the way to a wonderful soulful inspired evening.

The Rhythm:
You've heard about the Vine, but here's what to expect for the Rhythm, there will be performances by acoustic guitarist John Torres, classic rock band Crossroads and variety dance band Atomic Groove. Southern California wine and food lovers will get the chance to enjoy fine wines and gourmet food, while listening to outstanding music performed by some of San Diego’s favorite musicians.


First Act:  John Torres, an up-and-coming singer/songwriter will kick off the night with a soothing sound that mixes folk, pop, and indie music, similar to the styles of John Mayer, Jack Johnson and Sara Bareilles.
Headliner:  Atomic Groove, San Diego’s favorite variety dance band will hit center stage for a high energy performance, mixing musical styles of sophisticated jazz, treasured soul, classic rock and dance jams from the 1960s to today.
Where will it be: The 2nd Annual Rhythm & Vine takes place at the Westfield North County Fair Mall on Saturday, April 17 from 6:00-9:00 pm for General Admission, and 6:00-10:00 pm for VIP Admission, with a silent auction preview from 5:00-6:00 for all guests to attend.

Ticket Info: Tickets for Rhythm & Vine are $75 for General Admission in advance, and $100 at the door.  For those who would just like to enjoy the music and the food, a Designated Driver ticket is also available for $40 in advance, and $90 at the door. “Enthusiasts who purchase tickets to Rhythm & Vine will not only enjoy a night of outstanding wine, food and music, but will walk away knowing that they gave tremendous support to a fantastic cause.” added Miller. Just click here to purchase tickets and again all event proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego.

VIP TREATMENT: Rhythm & Vine VIP's get a special treat with an after-hour party until 10:00pm, access to a VIP tent filled with exclusive wines and gourmet foods, and a private performance by one of the performing bands. VIP tickets are $125 in advance, and $150 at the door.

VIP Stage Performer: Making its sound on the VIP Stage is Crossroads, the classic rock band that delivers musical harmonies and versatile instrumentation modeled after the renowned musical styling of The Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Tom Petty, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beatles, and The Allman Brothers.

Community Outreach: Proceeds from Rhythm & Vine support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. Funds raised at the event allow the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego Clubs of Greater San Diego to continue to serve at-risk youth, and to expand its services to support more youth throughout the Greater San Diego Region.  According to Jeff Miller, senior vice president of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. “Rhythm & Vine is the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego’s most important event as it allows us to gain new supporters, as well as raise money so we may continue our support of the 23,000 youth we serve each year,”.

About the Boys & Girls Club:  For more than 65 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego have been committed to serving at-risk youth between the ages of five and eighteen and reaching out to young people in need. Our sole purpose is to better serve the 23,000 youth who currently utilize our services in the Greater San Diego Region. With a staff of more than 160 employees, we now operate thirteen facilities (including a Teen Center) and four school-site programs throughout the Greater San Diego Region.

Rhythm & Vine has been produced in association with World of Wine Events and Fast Forward Event Productions, known nationally for the acclaimed San Diego Wine & Food Festival—the largest of its kind on the West Coast.

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Will you be there? Great wine, great food and great tunes for $75 what's there to think about?
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The festival will feature a large collection of international and domestic wines, trend-setting cuisine from the top chefs of North County, a VIP exclusive tent and after-party, silent auction benefiting the Boys & Girls Club, and performances from a variety of music genres. The event is produced in association with Fast Forward Event Productions, known nationally for the acclaimed San Diego Bay Wine & Food Festival – the largest of its kind on the West Coast. All event proceeds from Rhythm & Vine benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego. It's a great way to help out the youth of San Diego by enjoying a night of music, sipping wine and sampling the best food in the city.
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