November 15, 2016, at 5:28 p.m.
Thousands turned out on Veterans Day weekend for the first annual KFRG presents Driftwood at Doheny State Beach, featuring country music, craft beer, artisan wine and top notch BBQ held at the scenic Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California, on Saturday, November 12.
The Driftwood festival at Doheny State Beach featured over 100 craft beers and artisan wines, some of the best BBQ in the region, as well as a full day of eclectic music ranging from country to Americana and mariachi rock, with co-headlining performances from Nashville hitmakers Jerrod Niemann and Rodney Atkins, as well as Thompson Square, Parmalee, The White Buffalo, Mariachi El Bronx, and Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria and We Are Harlot) in his first-ever outlaw country solo performance. Festival attendees roamed throughout lush grass and sandy areas of Doheny State Beach, right off the shore of the Pacific Ocean.
Festival attendees enjoyed a full afternoon and evening of music, including closing performances from co-headliners Jerrod Niemann and Rodney Atkins (who was joined onstage by wife and singer/songwriter Rose Falcon for a duet and a performance of the #1 country hit “Friday Night,” which she co-wrote).
After the event, festival producer John Reese of Synergy Global Entertainment, commented, “A party broke out at the beach today! The first ever country music, craft beer, wine and BBQ festival at Doheny State Beach was a magical experience and we’re looking forward to next year.”
Some of the participating breweries at Driftwood included: AleSmith, Artifex Brewing Company, Barley Forge, Bootleggers, Bottle Logic Brewing, Chapman Crafted, Coronado Brewing Co., Firestone Walker, Left Coast Brewing, Mother Earth Brewing Co., Ritual Brewing Co., Sierra Nevada, Telegraph Brewing, and more.
Some of the wines that were available for tasting were: Chateau Souverain (Sauv Blanc), Chronic Cellars (Purple Paradise), J Lohr (Bay Mist Riesling), Story Point (Chardonnay), and William Hill (Cabernet Sauvignon)
KFRG presents Driftwood at Doheny State Beach was produced by premier music festival production company Synergy Global Entertainment (SGE), Orange County, California’s most successful and respected craft beer festival producer Brew Ha Ha Productions, and California’s new country KFRG-FM (K-Frog).
Sponsors for KFRG presents Driftwood at Doheny State Beach included: Audi Of Mission Viejo, Snickers Crisper, Krave Jerky, Deep Eddy Vodka, Tom Gore Wines, Cosmic Fog and Lyft.