For their second event, Claire and Bobbii secured the luxurious Silverado Resorts to host the series. Working closely with the record labels, they put together a prize package that included a 3-night stay at the Silverado Resort, airfare and transportation, exclusive wine tasting tours, and intimate concerts to take place between November 8-10, 2008.
The guests arrived Saturday at the Silverado Resort and enjoyed VIP wine tastings from Miner Family Vineyards, Pride Mountain, Quintessa/Faust, Silver Oak, Girl’s in the Vineyard and Twin Oaks Cellars. The show kicked off with an eclectic performance from the Gabe Dixon Band who offered an upbeat jazz vibe that got the crowd rocking (ignore the quality of the video, we just love these guys so much!).
Then new-comer Erin McCarley, who had several songs featured on ABC’s hit show Grey’s Anatomy, enchanted the crowd with her soft-charming personality and exception song-writing.
The next day our guests headed to the wine caves at Miner Family Vineyards where they enjoyed a private wine tasting and a performance by Jon McLaughlin. Jon’s vocals combined with the natural acoustics of the caves made for a truly memorable experience.
Then came the headline event the featured Sarah McLachlan, Colbie Caillat, Thriving Ivory, andMatt Wertz. The show started with an energetic Matt Wertz, who got the crowd started. Thriving Ivory‘s intoxicating performance of “Hey Lady” and “Angel’s on the Moon” followed, which set the stage nicely for a more earthy Colbie Caillat. Colbie’s acoustic performances of “Killing Me Softly” and “Realize” showed a vulnerable, personable side, while the reggae, Tied Down, showed the easy-going fun side.
Sarah McLachlan closed the show with an unforgettable performance that had not only guests, but featured artists enthralled. She sang classic hits, and introduced guests to her the two recently released songs from her new album. It was amazing.
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