Each year, Rhythmix presents some of Northern California’s most talented women from the craft beverage and food industries as well as the arts world, all under one roof, for a great cause.
While attendees at Pour Your HeART Out enjoy an afternoon of live music, local food, and craft beverages, the benefit enables Rhythmix to provide free arts education programs to 2,500 East Bay youth annually at its beautifully renovated industrial arts space.
All proceeds from Pour Your HeART Out help support the Rhythmix Performance, Art and Learning (PAL) program which has served more than 12,500 students with world music and dance assemblies at no cost to participants.
Featured Breweries & Distilleries: 21st Amendment Brewery, Cleophus Quealy Beer Company, Drake’s Brewing Company, Faction Brewing, Griffo Distillery, Hidden Star Orchards
Featured Restaurants: Café Jolie, C’era Una Volta, Craft-Chocolate, Crispian Bakery, Julie’s Coffee and Tea, Moussaka Mediterranean Kitchen, Planted Foods, Semifreddi’s, Sidestreet Pho, Trabocco Kitchen and Cocktails
Entertainment: Mary Lou’s Apartment, Maze Daiko, Christelle Durandy Duet, Salsa-Lab, EBB & Flow East Bay Belly Dancers
Wine Panel: Stevie Stacionis (moderator), with featured panelists Julie Johnson, Cary Quintana, Dr. Chris Wachira and Laurel Schenck
Disilleries: Absinthia’s Bottled Spirits, Hangar 1
Breweries: Alameda Island Brewing Company, Alameda Point Craft Soda, 21st Amendment Brewery, Cleophus Quealy, Faction Brewing
Culinary Delights: Café Jolie, C’era Una Volta, Crispian Bakery, Greens & Grains, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, Osmanthus, Patatas, Semifreddi’s, Trabocco
Featured Panelists: Deborah Parker Wong (DWSET), Jessica Clare (Cleophus Quealy), Alison Crowe (Picket Fence Winery/Plata Wine), J. Absinthia Vermut (Absinthia)
Performances by: Rhonda Benin with the Lillian Armstrong Tribute Band, Maze Daiko, Salsa Lab dancers, Taller Bombalele, Tiare Tahiti
Disilleries: Hangar 1 Vodka, Spirit Works Distillery
Breweries: 21st Amendment Brewery, Drake’s Brewing Co
Culinary Delights: Café Jolie, C’era Una Volta, Crispian Bakery, Greens & Grains, Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden, Patatas, Semifreddi’s, Trabocco, Sidestreet Pho
Featured Panelists: Deborah Parker Wong (DWSET), Dalia Ceja (Ceja Vineyards), Caley Shoemaker (Hangar 1), Devonne Buckingham (Drake’s Brewing Company)
Performances by: KTO Project, Maze Daiko, Taller Bombalele, EBB and Flow East Bay Belly Dancers, Salsa-Lab
2016 Wine, Women & Song – Music, Art and Wine Festival
Culinary Delights: Calavera, Cole Coffee, Greens & Grains, Crispian Bakery, Ozumo, Patatas, Trabocco, Tucker’s Ice Cream
Featured Panelists: Deborah Parker Wong (DWSET), Violet Grgich (Grgich Hills Estate), Victoria Wilson (Matrix Winery), Misty Roudebush Cain (St Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery)
Performances by: Wild Mango, Tracy Blackman & Jimmy Dillon, Diana Rowan, Maze Daiko Ensemble
2015 Wine, Women and Song
Participating eateries: C’era Una Volta, Chicha Peruvian Bistro, Cole Coffee, Ozumo Japanese Cuisine, Patatas Spanish Tortilla, Trabocco Kitchen & Cocktails, Truffle Gateau, and Tucker’s Ice Cream.
Performances by: Maze Daiko, hang player Laura Inserra, winemaker Barbara Brown with R&B Cellars Quartet BK4, blues guitarist and vocalist Pat Wilder, Grammy nominated jazz vocalist Rhonda Benin, blues/roots saxophonist Nancy Wright, and blues vocalist, twotime Memphis International Blues Challenge semifinalist Terrie Odabi and swing guitarist and vocalist Carmen Getit with Steve Lucky
Panel: Virginie Boone, Moderator (Wine Enthusiast contributing editor), Shauna Rosenblum, Julie Hagler Lumgair, Sharon Cohn, Lee Hodo and Suzanne Phifer Pavitt
2014 Wine, Women and Song – From Broadway to the Blues
Wineries: Irish Monkey Cellars, Megawines from Pasta Pelican, R&B Cellars, Rock Wall Wine Company
Performances by: Terrie Odabi, Tracy Blackman, Jet Black Pearl, Velina Brown, Kathy Moehring, Rachel Rolleri, Unity Nguyen, Rhythmix Ensemble, EBB and Flow Belly Dance, Bean Counters, WWS Houseband
Visual Artists: The visual artists showcase included Ginny Parsons, painter, Deborah Sullivan, sculptor and Mariah Carle, photographer.