California Wine Festival, Southern California’s premier wine festival event producer, is thrilled to return to Dana Point on Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 with nearly 250 wines from over 70 wineries, 30 of Orange County’s fine dining restaurants, gourmet food purveyors, live entertainment, and lifestyle exhibitors in an oceanfront setting. Guests are invited to the Sunset Rare & Reserve Tasting on Friday, April 17 to sip on fine wines and taste a variety of delicacies overlooking the ocean at the beautiful Laguna Cliffs Marriott. This elegant VIP event for true fine wine lovers includes a champagne reception and an evening of sampling hard-to-find trophy wines. On Saturday, April 18, the quintessential California wine tasting experience continues with the Beachside Wine Festival that pairs sun, sea, food, wine and music at Dana Point’s grassy, palm-lined Lantern Bay Park.
The two-day festival shines a light on rare and reserve vintages as well as fan-favorite pours from California’s best vineyards based in Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Paso Robles, Santa Barbara, Temecula and more. California’s most awarded California sparkling wine producer, Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, will be pouring its critically acclaimed sparkling wines from Sonoma County. Bernardus Winery from Monterey County will be sampling its specialty Bordeaux and Burgundy styles that flatter the palate and stimulate the imagination. Award-winning, sustainably produced wines will be flowing from Paso Robles’ Halter Ranch. Summit Lake Vineyards & Winery, a small, family-owned and operated winery in Howell Mountain will be serving its outstanding red varietals produced from the distinctive red soils and micro-climate of the region. Mendocino County’s Navarro Vineyards will be pouring its delicious and hard to find limited production wines. Unlimited tastes of nearly every type of wine will be available for guests to learn about the unique and delicious wines from all of California’s distinct wine regions. California Wine Festival also highlights culinary education and exploration through one-on-one conversations with world-class professional chefs serving complimentary gourmet appetizers. Chefs from Trevor’s at the Tracks, Glasspar, Waterman’s and H.H. Cottons will be in attendance and are proud members of The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program. The program offers criteria for restaurants to make sustainable choices for the ocean including proper recycling practices, eliminating plastic bags for taking out or to-go orders, eliminating expanded polystyrene use and more. Proceeds from auctions at the California Wine Festival Dana Point benefit Surfrider Foundation of South Orange and Sandy Feet Initiative, an organization dedicated to recognizing and supporting siblings of children with special needs, through instructional and safe beach days. While pairing wine with samples of artisan cheeses, fresh-cut fruits, bread, olive oil, chocolate and more, guests can listen to live music and take in views of California’s beautiful coastal landscape. Friday’s Rare & Reserve Tasting features live entertainment from Adam Lasher, a 2016 season finalist on FOX’s “American Idol.” Upstream, SoCal’s premier live reggae, calypso, soca and steel drum band will perform at Saturday’s Beachside Wine Festival. California Wine Festival is a 21+ event.
Following New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Monday morning press briefing, MTV announced that the 2020 “VMAs” will return to New York City on Sunday, August 30th at Barclays Center. This year’s screen breaking spectacle will bring together music fans worldwide and pay homage to the strength, spirit and incredible resilience of NYC and its beloved residents. Spanning all five boroughs—Brooklyn, The Bronx, Staten Island, Queens and Manhattan—music’s biggest night will feature epic performances from various iconic locations.
Summerfest in Milwaukee, WI announces the first rescheduled concert for fall with country artist Sam Hunt and special guests Kip Moore, Travis Denning, and Ernest. The concert originally scheduled for June 26, 2020 will now take place on Friday, September 4, 2020 at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater. Summerfest previously announced that the 2020 edition of the festival will take place over 3 weekends – September 3-5, 10-12, and 17-19th. Sam Hunt recently announced that out of an abundance of caution for fans, crew, and venue staff, he has rescheduled June dates for The Southside Summer Tour with special guests Kip Moore, Travis Denning and Ernest. Ticket holders are asked to hold onto their original ticket, as it will be honored for the September 4th rescheduled concert. Refunds will be available from the original point of purchase. Please note, that due to Governor Evers Safer At Home order, the Summerfest Box Office is closed until further notice; the Box Office will reopen when possible. Festival officials are currently doing everything possible to reschedule as many artists for Summerfest – we appreciate your patience; more information will be forthcoming. During the festival, the spotlight shines on over 800 acts, over 1,000 performances, 12 stages, delectable food and beverages and interactive activities, all in a world-class festival setting.
The 146th Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020, to September 5, 2020.
The 55TH ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS™ has set a new air date, Wednesday, Sept. 16 (live 8:00-11:00 PM ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network, and will stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access.
2020 La Jolla Concours d’Elegance will be held September 19-20, 2020.
La Jolla California is excited for the new September dates and is proud to welcome the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance presented by LPL Financial and Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty back to the jewel of the West Coast on Saturday September 19th, and Sunday September 20th, 2020 to celebrate its 16th year of automotive excellence. Earning the reputation as one of the finest internationally renowned classic automobile showcases in the United States, the La Jolla Concours d’Elegance continues to attract discerning car enthusiasts from around the globe. The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is an incredible weekend of prestigious events that takes great pride in appreciating the outstanding specimens that make up the automotive industry as we know it. With such a rich history and ever-growing population of vehicles in the world, the La Jolla Concours has made it a standing tradition to select a marque each year to honor throughout the weekend of events. The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance is pleased to announce that Bugatti has been chosen as the 2020 honored marque.
The year 2020 marks 110 years since the first Bugatti automobile was produced for the public so it is only natural that 2020 is the year that the La Jolla Concours will showcase Ettore Bugatti’s impact as a designer and founder of the small family-run company in Molsheim, which is in the Alsace district of North Eastern France that rose to become the legendary brand it is today. 2020 also celebrates the 60th anniversary of the American Bugatti Club founded in Southern California in 1960 as well as 100 years since the first Brescia Bugatti was delivered and the La Jolla Concours is honored to take the opportunity to celebrate the Bugatti legacy.
The 16th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance, in addition to Bugatti, will also celebrate the Mercedes-Benz 300SL Coupé dubbed the sportscar of the century along with an exquisite showcase of over 150 spectacular automobiles from around the world. This celebratory automotive weekend will begin on Saturday, September 19th and continue through Sunday, September 20th with themed parties, extravagant social clubs, and showstopping vehicles all with the breathtaking views of La Jolla.
The 16th Annual La Jolla Concours d’Elegance proceeds will go towards La Jolla Historical Society, which preserves the history of the gem known as La Jolla. In addition to the La Jolla Historical Society, The La Jolla Concours d’Elegance benefits several additional local community nonprofit partners each year.
The “2020 American Music Awards®,” will air SUNDAY, NOV. 22 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC. The broadcast will bring fans together with surprising musical performances and celebrate the artists who make it happen. Additional details regarding production of the show will be announced at a later date.
(New Date) Los Angeles magazine’s 5th annual Whiskey Festival is back! Take a deep dive into the world of whiskey, meet master distillers, sip from the finest selections, learn fresh cocktail recipes and experience new labels. Enjoy gourmet bites, live music, and unique experiences that will complement the bespoke tasting atmosphere.
The Critics Choice Association (CCA) is pleased to announce that the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards will air LIVE on The CW Network on Sunday, March 7, 2021, with acclaimed film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs returning to host for his third consecutive time.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network today announced the 93rd Oscars® ceremony will move to Sunday, April 25, 2021, as a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. The show, which will air live on ABC, was originally scheduled for February 28, 2021. Coinciding with the Oscars celebration, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, initially scheduled to open to the public on December 14, 2020, will now open on April 30, 2021, also as a result of the health crisis.