Tank Garage Winerymakes cool wines out of a vintage service station in Calistoga, Napa Valley. We danced and drank the night away with a 2018 Stars Like Ours Rosé, 2018 Yacht Rock White Wine, Backstage Pass Red Wine, and 2017 Lovers, Dreamers, Fighters & Believers Red Wine. Tank started as a dream between two friends -Jim Regusci and James Harder – who built Tank as a bastion for dreamers and those looking to defy conventions. A winery that celebrates misfits, bootleggers, and daredevils. No business plan, no exit strategy, just a mission to do cool shit. I feel like we upheld that mission at Ridenour!
Nothing pairs better with this wine than sweet treats. We got to devour the BEST of the BEST with Haute Confections & Sweet Fortunes from Tarte. Tracy Rice made custom chocolate covered Oreos with edible images for all the media outlets and influences as well as Tartecicles. The balloons even revealed a fortune when popped.
For me, hosting a wine tasting party sets a stage for fun conversations and surprising discoveries.
Ultimately, tasting parties are all about relaxing, having fun with friends, and sharing your mutual appreciation for wine. Big thanks to Ridenour Rehearsal Studios, Tank Garage Winery, TARTE, Ben Brooks, Tera Lynne, Jamie with Beauty Counter, and everyone that came and contributed goodies to share!
The 5,600 square foot space has quickly become the latest premier performance and rehearsal facility-hosting clients from all ages and genres of music. The charismatic space features everything from 5 fully equipped soundproof rooms of various size with stages, 1 gigantic live stage room, “The Alley,” (featuring 1,350 sq. ft. of rehearsal and lounge space, a state of the art sound system, lighting for auditions, band rehearsals, performances, live recordings, video shoots, etc.), and private lesson rooms which can also be utilized as individual writer’s rooms or collectively for writer’s retreats, label breakout meetings, media days or meeting spaces in general. Singer/songwriters even have the option of recording a demo of their song before leaving the studio. The multifaceted compound is also the ideal spot for cozy and intimate industry events boasting jewel tones and high-end decor throughout. The proximity to Music City and Middle Tennessee State University’s renowned recording industry programs makes for an ideal spot for rising musicians and industry professionals located only moments from the interstate, countless restaurants and only 35 minutes from Music Row. There is plenty of free parking at Ridenour. Equipment is also available for rental with various options and packages to meet specific needs. Each room includes a professional PA system, two guitar amps, a bass and keyboard amp, and a drum kit so that guests don’t have to bring gear with them for practice.
Ridenour has already hosted several student-related and industry events for the Murfreesboro and greater Nashville area and will be hosting their first major country concert with Country superstar, Aaron Tippin on November 7th.
Ridenour is the second facility of it’s kind to open. The first was Markee Music, also a Ridenour studio, located in South Florida whose vision is to provide a world-class facility offering the best service, gear, atmosphere and customer service to musicians and bands at all levels that need and deserve rehearsal and recording space unlike any they’ve ever experienced. Their extensive list of clientele includes the likes of Rick Springfield, Jason Bonham (Foreigner/Sammy Hagar), Poison, Arturo Sandoval, Prince Royce, Nico McBrain, and many more. With the success of Markee Music, it was obvious that the next step was to open Ridenour expanding the brand and creativity in the southeast.
Oct. 12 – Paint/ Crunk Karaoke Party
Oct. 19 – WMTS & ODP Benefit Show
Oct. 20 – Ridenour Academy Open House
Oct. 24 – ODP Bluelight Sessions Oct. 25 – Graham Anthem Band Halloween Theme
Nov. 1– Grace Cathey EP Release Show
Nov. 7 – Aaron Tippin Show
Nov. 8 – Show with Low Blow
Nov. 9 – Operation Song Benefit Show
Nov. 21 – ODP Bluelight Sessions
Open 7 days a week, Ridenour’s technical personnel are always available to assist with any needs and it is their mission to treat everyone like a ROCK STAR!