When hearing about the Gover Ranch Starlight Music Jamboree there was no doubt that I wanted to go and see what all the big noise was about.
Who wouldn’t want to have fun with family and friends at of all places “Gover Ranch” like this couple that was there. Gover Ranch known for it’s decades of family tradition in hosting some of the best weddings and getaways in California is now stepping out of that comfort zone by diversifying into more community and family events, starting with the Starlight Music Jamboree.
After informing some of my friends of this community event, to listen to live diversified bands play at the Gover Ranch, they were all in and what a time it was indeed.
When showing up we were meet by a security that asked if we were going to be drinking and if so to show ID.
After parking the vehicle my guest and I were meet with the laughter of kids running and playing in the yard not to far from a designated volleyball area, which by the way looked like allot of fun.
Was really impressed with a variety of things for kids and family to get involved in like face painting and other activities,
this little guy seemed like he enjoyed his. The bands were amazing to say the least. Starlight Music Jamboree did a great job in mixing up the variety and genre of music from reggae to rock just to mention a few. Overall this was a family festivity that was worth bringing the family and friends to.
Big kudos goes out to Delaney Rene, Gover Ranch, staff, family and friends that made this a smashing success for NorCal.
Final thought. If this is any kind of sign of a continuous flow of great events to happen in North California…sign me up!
As the sun was setting we were able to catch a beautiful sunset that made this tree look like it was on fire.
Secret NorCal Gem
Have you ever came across something that you wanted to shout to the world about, something so good that you just couldn’t keep quiet about it?
Best Of The North State and Redding Reviews have found a secret brewing company that needs to be revealed to north state residence and to the world as far as that matters.
California Brewing Company When we were covering the Viva Downtown 2014 Beer and Wine Festival we came across the a handcraft brewing company that will make you setup and take notice. California Brewing Company located at 9348 Deschutes Road Palo Cedro, CA 96073 were serving chilled handcrafted beers with a smile. Six Beers California Brewing Company offers six types of beers, Blond, Pale. IPA, Wheat, Brown and a Stout.
This NorCal micro brewery is a serious contender for one of the best beer breweries in northern California.
These amazing beers are all handcrafted right on the premises here in Palo Cedro. Their label motto is “Fresh Brewed Attitude” when tasting these amazing beers you will see why the motto is so fitting.
To Be Continued Best Of The North State & Redding Reviews are so jazzed about this little brew gem that we will be doing a more detailed editorial write up on California Brewing Company in the near future.
Kenny Breedlove himself was serving it up at this awesome 2014 NorCal event.
Kenny Breedlove and Wes Matthews co-owners of the amazing Market Street Steak House established a high end eatery in Redding California in 2006 . Served up samples here at the Viva Downtown 2014 Beer and Wine Festival. Best OF The North State and Redding Reviews were there to enjoy the festivities.
Market St. Steakhouse proudly serves U.S.D.A. Prime and Reserve Choice beef. These two grades make up the top 8 percent of all beef served in the U.S. Their thick-cut, Mid-Western, corn-fed beef is aged at least 21 days for maximum flavor and tenderness.
However, perfect steaks fill just one page of the Market Street Steakhouse menu. With dishes such as: Stuffed chicken breast, maple glazed pork tenderloin, gourmet salads and daily fresh fish specials there is a little something for everyone. For those of you with smaller appetites Market Street Steakhouse features any array of appetizers that you can enjoy at the bar or at your table.
The bar is fully stocked with some of the finest tequila’s, single malt scotches and Cognacs aged up to 100 years. The wine list boasts a selection of 75 unique wines, from the best regions in the world.
Can you say WOW!…what a great time that Joe the events coordinator of viva downtown and sponsors put on to make this event one for the books for sure.
As the evening unfolded in this social gathering of this size it was evident that there was a spirit of unity bringing together the people of the north state. My photo journalist and I truly enjoyed the people as much as the food, beer and wine when the two came together it made a memorable experience.
It was a wonderful event filled with great conversation, laughter and the cultivating of new friendships throughout the event while partaking of some of the finest food, wine and some of the best micro brews that I have personally have the privileged of trying.
Many of these vendors have poured their heart and soul into their craft. The food vendors that were present created culinary flavors and textures that brought me to a place of knowing I was eating comfort food made with love.
It was very inspiring to joke, laugh and be enlightened by many of these vendors that honed their crafts in the beverage and food arts. They were very professional, smiled with and a sense of pride of knowing they were personally giving their best to the people of the north state.
In all my travels in reviewing many events similar to the Redding Beer & Wine Festival I know this to be true. We the people of the north state know how to bring together the finest food, wines and micro beers in a social atmosphere which was by far was regal filled with panache.
All in all I look forward to returning to this event again next year. Kudos goes out to Joe and his team and all the sponsors that participated in making the 2014 Redding Beer And Wine Festival a smashing hit.
Viva Downtown Redding is doing it again, organizing and sponsoring the Beer and Wine festival in Redding California. This is one of the premier events held in the north state. Tickets can be purchased at Raley’s super market in Redding and Red Bluff must be 21 and older.
Beers & Breweries
There will be a variety of micro breweries and wineries. Beers will include craft, domestic and imported beers from Fall River Brewing, Wild Card Brewing, Firestone Walker Brewing, Anderson Valley Brewing, Rogues Ales, Bear Republic, Brewing.
Wines & Wineries
Wines and Wineries will be represented bye, Mt Tehama, Anselmo, Carmenet, Haraszthy Family Cellars, Raley’s, Vintage Wine Bar, Anselmo Vineyards, Copa Di Vino Wines, Mosley Family Cellars, New Clairvaux Vineyard, Classic Wines of California, New Barefoot Refreshed, Westside Wines, Downtown Market, Cost Plus World Market, Tehama Oaks Winery, Merlo Family Vineyards, Mack & Schuhle, Robert Hall Winery and Niner Wine Estates. Food Samples
There will be great food samples from twenty different local restaurants dishing out anything from bbq’s, deli’s, variety of cheeses & bread’s, meats, pizza, java and much more.
Sponsors & Co
Below is a list of sponsors that invested in a variety of ways, money, time and marketing & advertising just to name a few things to make this all happen. Mega shout out to Promenade Marketing Street and all the sponsors below that made this possible.
Kudos go to Snow Mountain for providing water, Soft Drinks from Coca-Cola-Scout Coffee & Roots Juice Bar, Radio Sponsors are Charter Cable, Q-97 FM, Power 94 FM, Red 103.1 and 93.3 FM, 96.1 XS Sports and 10701 Bob FM and the Record Searchlight for being the press sponsor.
Redding Bank of Commerce
Win-River Resort & Casino
Market Street Promenade
Nor Cal Vape
Promenade Marketing Street
Redding Reviews.com and Best Of The North State.com would like to thank Joe of Viva Downtown, Shasta County Arts Council, Promenade Marketing Street and his awesome team, members for working with vendors and sponsors to make this awesome event happen once again here in the north state.
My Secret Happy Place
I’m reserved to write this post because as the editor of several B2C editorial shoutout sites, I want to keep this place a secret (like not tilling others of your best secret fishing hole or everybody will go fishing there) :-)!
Okay…so I found a place that I can get away from it all and just breath, relax and enjoy the home cooked meals, drink a few micro brews for only $2. On Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 to closing.
You read that correct, only $2 for micro brews!, can you find it any cheaper with the ambiance, quality and service?..I think not.
Redding Jazz Nights My Soul Is Soothed
Was there on their first jazz night last Thursday Sept 4th. what an experience truly amazing. For some reason jazz nights at The Savory Spoon goes together like a PB&J. Somethings just click and having a jazz night at the savory spoon on their $2 pint night clicks big time! $2 Pint Nights & Doodle Paper to Boot
When walking into The Savory Spoon you will notice right away that the tabletops are covered with butcher paper. Since I’m a doodler and love to write out my thoughts in a rough draft at the ending of the day the savory spoons’s butcher paper works great to accomplish this. Plus if you have kids or grand kids the container of crayons that set in the center of your table make the perfect combo to doodle a pirates lost treasure map, tear it off and take it home and have fun with it by going on a lost treasure hunt around the house or neighborhood with your kid or grand child.
Most people i know love cupcakes, The Savory Spoon is offering Mini Creamsicle Cupcakes this week! Only a $1 each!
8 Days Left –Best Of The North State –2014 Contest Ballot
Excitement is rising as you cast your votes for your best places to do business with here in North Cal. Please go cast your vote if you haven’t done so yet.
How to cast your ballot is a simple process CLICK HERE . Every year the Record Searchlight uses a an app called Second Street (http://secondstreet.com). Second Street is a type of online promotional driven data base app that collects info like your email to run contest, surveys, ballots, votes, deals, etc. It is a a robust CMS system. This app is used to validate and to confirm voters.
What do they do with your information you give?
The door is closing to go cast your ballot, what are you waiting for? Go vote and have fun with supporting our awesome community.
Here is a short slide show explaining why businesses should get involved with video marketing now!
1.8 Million Words
That’s the value of one minute of video, according to Dr. James McQuivey of Forrester Research.
Do you have the time and energy to write 1.8 million words? That’s the equivalent of 3,600 typical web pages. If you write an average of one web page an hour, it would take you 150 days of writing to achieve the impact of one minute of video.
When you look at it that way, online video marketing is the single most practical use for your marketing time and energy. Not convinced yet? Here are 15 more big video marketing numbers that should make you sit up and take notice.