Tuesday, June 21, 2016
THE “ORIGINAL CATALINA WINE MIXER” RETURNS TO CATALINA ISLAND,
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 23 THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
Tickets on Sale Now for Three-Day Event Featuring THE DAN BAND, Screening of “Step Brothers” and Hit Entertainment
AVALON, Calif. (June 21, 2016) – The Original Catalina Wine Mixer is back with twice as much “POW,” taking place from Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25 at Descanso Beach Club on Santa Catalina Island. Following the huge success of last year’s inaugural entertainment event, the Santa Catalina Island Company (SCICO), The Xceptional Music Company and Island Express Helicopters have extended the pop culture celebration into a weekend-long event celebrating the antics and “Por Ti Volare” magic of the 2008 comedy, “Step Brothers,” starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly. Two-day VIP tickets (21+ only) are now on sale for $399, and two-day General Admission passes will be available for $149 on Friday at: http://www.visitcatalinaisland.com/WineMixer.
“We are thrilled to bring back the Catalina Wine Mixer and the spirit of ‘Step Brothers’ to Catalina Island,” said Ben Villalobos, director, food and beverage, for Santa Catalina Island Company. “The enthusiasm and support for the debut event last September was outstanding, and we are excited to be back with an even more expansive three-day line up of top entertainment channeling the film’s spirit.”
Descanso Beach Club opens at noon on both Saturday and Sunday with entertainment commencing at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Taking the stage at on Sunday are the cult sensation, THE DAN BAND, best known for their cameos in films such as “Old School” and “The Hangover” and their original covers of female-performed pop songs. Alongside beachfront musical performances, guests will also enjoy a selection of pours from soon-to-be-revealed participating wineries.
Original Catalina Wine Mixer VIP ticketholders will have access to complimentary wine tastings from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. as well as a VIP Hospitality Suite offering complimentary food stations and a private bar beginning at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. VIP guests will also have a meet and greet opportunity with all participating talent as well as complimentary passes to a screening of “Step Brothers,” taking place inside the historic Casino Movie Theatre on Friday, September 23.
Private cabanas are available to rent on Saturday, 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ($300) and Sunday, 12:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. ($750). All cabanas can accommodate up to six guests and come with a personal butler and bottle service menu (not included in the price of the cabana).
Traveling to Catalina is easy with Catalina Express offering up to 30 daily departures from Long Beach, San Pedro and Dana Point. For those wishing to return to the mainland after the event, a late-night return from Avalon to Long Beach will be added to the schedule for the day of the event. To book high speed ferry transportation, visit http://www.catalinaexpress.com.
To arrive in true “Step Brothers” style, guests can book an exhilarating helicopter flight with Island Express Helicopters, departing from Long Beach, San Pedro, Santa Ana and Burbank locations. Flights range between 15 to 28 minutes flying time and offer stunning photo opportunities. For flight information, visit http://www.islandexpress.com or call 1.800.228.2566.
The event is open to all ages during the day, but due to the nature of the evening entertainment, the event will only be accessible to guests 18 years or older after 6 p.m. To purchase tickets or for complete details, visit: http://www.visitcatalinaisland.com/WineMixer. To talk socially about this event, use #catalinawinemixer2016 and #catalinawinemixer16.
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About Santa Catalina Island Company
Santa Catalina Island Company (SCICO) is a premier resort operator on Catalina Island, located 22 miles off the coast of southern California. SCICO offers an abundance of amenities including Descanso Beach Club, Island Spa Catalina, Pavilion Hotel, Avalon Grille and new state-of-the-art beachfront meeting space, Catherine’s Terrace, as well as Banning House and Harbor Reef Restaurant in Two Harbors. SCICO also boasts more than 25 activities and tours designed to introduce visitors to the island’s natural beauty and rich history including the Zip Line Eco Tour, East End Adventure, Undersea Expedition and many more.
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