Two-time Grammy-nominated blues artist Cedric Burnside will perform at the annual Art of Wine event from 5 to 10 p.m. July 20 in the Carmel Arts & Design District, which has presented popular bands such as Judah & The Lion & St. Paul and The Broken Bones. Burnside has been named the 2019 Drummer of the Year by the Blues Music Awards and has received the same award four times in the past eight years. He is an American blues drummer, guitarist, singer and songwriter from Holly Springs, Miss.
His grandfather, R. L. Burnside, taught him to play the drums and by the time he was 13, he was on tour with his grandfather’s band. Burnside’s appearance at Art of Wine is part of his international music tour. Following his Carmel appearance, Burnside will perform at the Newport (R.I.) Folk Festival July 26, the Calgary Folk Festival in Canada July 27 and the Moon River Music Festival in Chattanooga, Tenn., Sept. 8.
Admission is free. For adults 21 and older who wish to sample wines, the cost is $20, which includes a souvenir wine glass for the first 3,900 participants. Guests also can upgrade to the VIP Prime Hour, which includes early entry and unlimited wine tastings at the more than 20 participating establishments beginning at 4 p.m. for $50. The upgrade also includes a plate with wine glass holder, snack box from Blu Moon Café and The Olive Mill and an insulated lunch tote. VIP Prime Hour tickets are limited to the first 100 buyers.