On its ninth anniversary, the Wine Amplified Music Festival is getting a little more amplification. In addition to more than 150 wines from 60 wineries, a craft beer garden, food trucks and a speakeasy, Rock ’n Roll Wine’s big event now lasts a full weekend (Oct. 10-11). No longer confined to Mandalay Bay Beach, it will spread out over the festival-sized MGM Resorts Village (across from Luxor).
This made-for-Vegas union of wine and rock music offers a unique soundtrack: performances by Blink-182, Violent Femmes and Michael Franti & Spearhead. Local favorites Almost Normal, Jordan Mitchell, Pet Tigers and the Dirty Hooks will also perform. We can’t wait to check out the Sip & Sound Experience, an “interactive wine and music exhibit” that pairs wines with the sounds of festival musicians, finally answering Blink-182’s most famous question: What’s my vintage again?