Sandy Creek Barn, October 21 - Mother Nature graced us with her radiant smile, creating a picture-perfect setting for Rhythm and Brews, a spectacular event hosted by Reynold's Lake Oconee in collaboration with the Oconee Performing Arts Society (OPAS). This extraordinary celebration brought together music enthusiasts, craft beer aficionados, and wine connoisseurs, making it a night to remember.
VIP ticket holders were in for a treat as they indulged in culinary delights from various food trucks. The tantalizing flavors perfectly complemented the rhythmic beats that filled the air, creating an atmosphere that set the stage for a night of unforgettable memories.
The heart of the event, the Beer Garden, was a hub of activity. From 5 PM to 7 PM, more than 25 vendors gathered, offering a delightful and complimentary beer and wine tasting experience. All the attendees had the opportunity to savor a wide range of craft beers and exceptional wines, discovering new favorites and engaging in lively discussions with experts.
Rhythm and Brews was not just about beverages and food but also a celebration of musical talent. Local favorite Eric Dodd entertained the Beer Garden crowd, and an 18-year-old Georgia native, Noah Riley Teal, played a 45-minute set, impressing the audience with his solid vocals and guitar skills. Grammy-nominated multi-platinum rock band TONIC impressed the crowd with a musically tight and highly entertaining 60-minute set before the headliner, BETTER THAN EZRA, took the stage. Their performances struck a chord with the audience, encouraging dance and some surprising witty stage banter.
Rhythm and Brews celebrated community, culture, and a successful collaboration between Reynolds and OPAS. The event was very well organized and efficient. Kudos to all who made this such a well-organized evening.
Stay tuned for more exciting events in the future as we continue to bring the arts, and the spirit of celebration to our community. Next up for OPAS on November 17th is a Broadway concert with a 32-piece orchestra. Log onto www.opas.org for ticket information.