The American Hotel’s huge party — and it’s free!

By Kimberley Price

TO FINISH a wonderful weekend of degustation galore, The American Hotel has your Saturday sorted with its Rhythm and Booze event.

Being true to its name, The American is spreading a little old-school southern US love throughout the day and into the night.

The hotel and car park will come alive in this huge free party sure to leave you dancing all night as your thirst is quenched with the bartenders amazing concoctions.

With the American Offset Smoker smoking up delicious specials, plenty of local Bandicoot craft beer, an amazing array of American bourbon based cocktails to tantalise your tastebuds, a selection of 20 different draught beers and a mini bar will be set up in the courtyard — the finale of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is not one to miss.

‘‘Kicking off from midday running right through the day there is plenty of entertainment for this event,’’ events co-ordinator Harry Ripon said.

“Blues Roulette is a fine three-piece outfit who featured in last year’s Echuca Winter Blues Festival and will be playing cruisy blues tunes throughout the day.

‘‘We also have a huge line-up of entertainment playing with Jacob Warren Djing and crowd favourite Gary Eastwood Band in the main bar.

‘‘I’m super pumped about the Rhythm and Booze day.

‘‘We are all excited to be a part of what should be an absolute cracker of a day for Echuca.’’

The party will start from noon and is set to be a great southern US celebration.