2nd Annual Rhythm, Wine and Brews Fest with B. B. King at Empire Polo Club on Saturday, February 23, at 2 p.m.

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Guests sprawl on gorgeous polo greens savoring tastings of premier beers and wine as blues legend B. B. King headlines an afternoon of music

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Expires Feb 23rd, 2013. Limit 6/person. Redeem starting on 2/23/13 at venue. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Empire Polo Club. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Empire Polo Club's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher – availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Music is all around us--in the wind, the rain, and the weird sounds that children make. Listen to something that's actually been rehearsed with this GrouponLive deal to the 2nd Annual Rhythm, Wine, and Brews Fest featuring B. B. King at the Empire Polo Club on Saturday, February 23, at 2 p.m. For $35, you get one general-admission package (up to a $75 value), which includes:

  • General-admission access to the show
  • Seven total tastings of wine and beer
  • Souvenir tasting glass
  • Free parking

The event lasts from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Doors open at 2 p.m.

B.B. King

B. B. King has held the crown of King of the Blues for more than half a century, and nobody dreams of challenging his title. At the age of 87, he still plays 100 shows a year without missing a lick, influencing popular musicians and inspiring Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page to hang up their polka careers. In the world of 12-bar blues, where it’s hard to reinvent the wheel, King’s unique guitar playing reinvented the whole vehicle, vibrato shimmering through his knuckles, down into his fingertips, and into the strings of his signature Gibson hollow-body Lucille. His faithful instrument trusts him like the balloon-holding assistant of a knife thrower as he bends his strings past steel’s threshold—but never breaks them. Drawing from a repertoire of more than 60 albums, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and Lifetime Achievement Grammy recipient hypnotizes audiences with his fret finesse, bellowing voice, and the sheer joy that beams from grin and grimace as he plays. As Carlos Santana once raved, “I can hear B. B. King with the sound off on a TV, just by looking at his face.” Other acts contributing to the afternoon soundtrack include the Twainian tunes of Americana singer, songwriter, and former pro boxer Paul Thorn, groove-laden world-music fusion from Penny Unniversity, and jazz blues courtesy of Alex A. and the Fermented.

B. B. King—“I Need You So” (Live 2011)

Rhythm, Wine, and Brews Fest

On the rolling greens of the Empire Polo Club, the Rhythm, Wine, and Brews Fest unfolds for an afternoon of locally crafted libations and priceless rhythm and blues. Guests saunter into the white cabanas of the wine garden with souvenir glasses in hand, partaking in the fruits of local and national wineries, such as Smith & Hook and Fess Parker, underneath the shade of date palms. The scent of hops and barley drifts through the high-peaked tents of the beer-tasting pavilion, where more than 25 breweries, including Shipyard Brewing Company and Lagunitas Brewing, dispense their handcrafted suds. As daycationing denizens sniff, swish, and savor their beverages, the air buzzes with liquid rhythm and blues from a roster of roots artists.

Ticket holders must be 21 years of age or older to taste beer or wine. Children younger than 12 are admitted for free. Check the frequently asked questions page for information about what to bring, what not to bring, and nearby accommodation.

Rhythm, Wine, and Brews Fest

On the rolling greens of the Empire Polo Club, the Rhythm, Wine, and Brews Fest unfolds for an afternoon of locally crafted libations and priceless rhythm and blues. Guests saunter into the white cabanas of the wine garden with souvenir glasses in hand, partaking in the fruits of local and national wineries, such as Smith & Hook and Fess Parker, underneath the shade of date palms. The scent of hops and barley drifts through the high-peaked tents of the beer-tasting pavilion, where more than 25 breweries, including Shipyard Brewing Company and Lagunitas Brewing, dispense their handcrafted suds. As daycationing denizens sniff, swish, and savor their beverages, the air buzzes with liquid rhythm and blues from a roster of roots artists.

All Locations

  • Empire Polo Club (2341.7 miles)

    81-800 Ave. 51

    Indio, California 92201

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