Super Bash 2020 Hosted by Nolan Carroll

On Wednesday January 29th, Yolo Rum teamed up with super investor Nolan Carroll for Super Bash 2020.  The event also served as a backdrop in our first fully produced national commercial spot that was filmed as our YouTube creative for our participation in the invitation only Google Brand Accelerator Program.

Entertainment for the event was provided by Bizkit and Butta on the Keytar.  Bizkit and Butta are a multi-Grammy nominated, platinum selling record production duo based out of California.  The two were previously part of the Philadelphia-based production team known as “Phatboiz”.

The production crew for the commercial was comprised of an all-star cast in their own right with In Da House Productions taking the lead.  In Da House Productions has over two decades of network broadcast television experience.  They have produced everything from TV commercials and music videos to full television programs.  Their professionalism and commitment to a quality end product made filming a breeze, and took a little pressure off of Producer Wignz, who was making his commercial directorial debut.  A big thank you goes out to Ricky Gil, Art Nobo, Amy Novaton and the rest of the the team over at In Da House Productions for making our vision a reality.

Super Bash 2020 was a big hit, and by the end of the night we had everyone asking the question, “Why is the rum gone?”

Art Nobo, Uncle Phil, and Nolan Carroll at Super Bash 2020Art Nobo working with Producer Wignz for his commercial directorial debut at Super Bash 2020.


Yolo Rum is the Official Rum of Arise Music Festival 2019

Yolo Rum is the Official Rum of Arise Music Festival 2019

Yolo Rum official rum of Arise Music Festival 2019

The Arise Music Festival takes place on August 2 – 4, 2019 at Sunrise Ranch in Loveland, Colorado. Three days of music, art, yoga, camping, and community.

The time is nearly upon us as the Arise Music Festival takes over the Sunrise Ranch in beautiful Loveland, Colorado on August 2nd through August 4th, as the valley is transformed into a festival wonderland experience!  Arise Music Festival is a musically diverse, independent, family run event featuring 7 stages of live music, yoga, workshops, theme camps, art gallery and installations, children’s village, speakers, films and camping on 100 beautiful mountain valley acres.  Recognizing festival attendees desire to experience a wide range of musical genres during their festival experience, Arise books acts all across the musical spectrum to make sure there is something for (almost) everyone. 

Interview with Arise Music Festival co-Founder and Producer Paul Bassis

Check out our 2019 Arise Music Festival Photo Gallery

You can expect to hear a great deal of variety during the three day festival with musical influences ranging from Electronic and Dance music, Bluegrass, Jam Bands, Rock and Roll, Reggae, Funk, Hip-Hop, World Fusion, Experimental, and much more.  The Arise Festival musical headliners for 2019 include Tipper, Beats Antique, Railroad Earth, Leftover Salmon, SunSquabi, CloZee, Rising Appalachia, just to mention a few.  And while most attendees might look at the line-up of international headliners and see wide range of music that piques their interest, the Arise Festival strives to be something so much more than just a concert experience.

Arise Festival Loveland Colorado Sunrise Ranch

“Part Burning Man…Pure Colorado” — The Denver Post

Festival goers of Arise can expect to hear three days of amazing music performed by amazing people.  There is no doubt about that.  What Arise Festival attendees might not fully expect is a robust experience that touches on all of their senses through a series of workshops, classes and themed villages that aim to not only please your earbuds, but also uplift your mind, body, spirit and soul.  Throughout the festival grounds you will encounter villages like the Wisdom Village and the Healing Village with classes centered around a number of topics including philosophy, mindfulness, consciousness, breathing exercises, meditation, personal development, wellness and more.  Arise is also considered to be one of the top yoga festivals in the world.  There is even a Children’s Village for kids (or the kid in all of us), with art, face painting, slacklining, acro yoga, parkour and yes, even a kids dance party!  The festival is designed to be accessible, welcoming and affordable for families, as kids 12 and under our free.  Another important part of the Arise Festival ethos.    

Arise Music Festival Yoga class

Another fundamental aspect of the Arise Festival ideology is the organization’s commitment to “green” initiatives.  Not only does the Arise Festival plant a tree for every ticket sold, but the entire Arise community upholds forward-thinking standards to minimize the event’s environmental impact and promote sustainability.  All food vendors are required to use compostable bio-cups and flatware onsite.  Recycling and compost stations are strategically placed throughout the campgrounds and concert bowl.  And amazingly, water in single-use plastic bottles are not sold at ARISE.  Instead the festival offers free water on-site and encourages everyone to bring reusable, refillable water bottles!  The Festival is committed to hosting a clean, green, eco-conscious, leave no trace event, and adheres to the policy of leaving the campgrounds at Sunrise Ranch in better shape than they found it every year.

Arise Music Festival Art Installation

It’s easy to see why the Arise Festival is a perfect fit for Yolo Rum.  Many of the Arise community core values are in alignment with the ideology of the Yolo Rum brand.  Sustainability, eco-conscious, responsibility, independence, a grassroots community, a commitment to quality, enjoying the journey, and life’s balance of prudence and excellence.  The event is filled to the brim with good music, good people, and good times, with an emphasis on enjoying the experience responsibly.  This uplifting celebration encourages the exploration of human potential in a safe and constructive environment.  Not only are you there to enjoy that moment, and to be present, but there is also a seed planted within you to take that love and positivity and to share it with others.  The organizers of the Arise Festival don’t want to beat you over the head with messaging, but there are a handful of prevalent themes that surface when thinking and talking about the Arise Festival.  Community, gathering together to make friends, sharing and exchanging ideas, spirituality, consciousness, self improvement, being present, and putting a smile on the next person’s face.  Because we must all do our part to make the planet a better place than how we found it.  You only live once, live your best life!

Slightly Stoopid at Arise Music FestivalArise Music Festival StageStick Figure at Arise Music Festival

Arise Music Festival 2019 Headliners:

Tipper – British composer and producer specializing in electronic music that ranges from ambient, through trip hop, to nu skool breaks. Noted for scratching his own sounds over his music, creating a live element of turntablism.

Beats Antique – Experimental world fusion and electronic music group formed in 2007.  Noted for their mix of different genres as well as their live shows, which mix samples and heavy percussion with Tribal Fusion dance and performance art. They aim for a show anyone can enjoy, a circus that feeds the spirit.

Railroad Earth – Formed in New Jersey in 2001, they don’t want to classify their music as one genre but they could accurately be described as heavily bluegrass-influenced.  The band’s music combines elements of progressive bluegrass, folk, rock, country, jazz, Celtic and other Americana influences.  They are recognized as “carrying on the tradition of improvisational, genre-spanning music laid forth by the Grateful Dead.”

Leftover Salmon – Formed in 1989 in Boulder, Colorado, the band is a pioneer of the modern jamband scene.  Leftover Salmon has been at the forefront since their earliest days as a forward thinking, progressive bluegrass band.

Sunsquabi – Also hailing from Colorado, Sunsquabi is a three-piece live electronic experience where jam bands and electronic dance music intersect with rhythm-driven funk.  This cosmic wonderland is a melting pot of a variety of musical genres.

CloZee – Based simultaneously in Toulouse, France and on stages across the world, CloZee performs and produces under the broad structure of electronic and bass music.  While her musical influence is informed by sound the world over, Clozee finds her best fit in World Bass’ corner.

Rising Appalachia – As world travelers for nearly two decades, Rising Appalachia have merged multiple global music influences with their own southern roots to create their signature folk, soul and world music sound. Remarkably the band has built its legion of listeners independently — a self-made success story that has led to major festival appearances and sold-out shows at venues across the country.

Past headliners of the Arise Festival include Slightly Stoopid, Stick Figure, Thievery Corporation, Atmosphere, Ziggy Marley, Jurrasic 5, The Polish Ambassador, Michael Franti, Emancipator.

Yolo Podcast Interview with Arise Festival Co-Founder and Producer Paul Bassis

For this episode of the Yolo Podcast, we were lucky enough to catch up with the Arise Festival Co-Founder and Producer, Paul Bassis. In the interview we talk about the festival and some of the highlights of this year’s programming as well as memories from the previous 6 years of the event. What makes Arise Festival unique and creates the sense of community surrounding the festival, the attendees, and the Arise team. And we talk about why it’s important to them to partner up with other local independant brands with similar core values.


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Noche De Museo and Yolo Rum

Museo De Las Americas and Yolo Rum would like to invite you to our Annual Fundraising Event: Noche de Museo – Puerto Rican Rhythms on Friday, June 28th from 5:30pm to 10pm at Skylight Venue, 833 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, CO 80204. 

Sign-Up Using Evite Here 

Yolo Rum will be at the event serving up Yolo Rum Mojitos and Yolo Rum Cuba Libres as we take part in this amazing event.

Stroll into the evening with an ambiance of Puerto Rican beauty. Take in beats of the Caribbean as you enter a great night of live performances and music, hors d’oeuvres, authentic food from Dos Abuelas, desserts, inspiring drinks, silent and live auction items, and more! Los Mocochetes and Conjunto Colores will be performing live and we have a few surprise items to auction including a Timeshare to Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico valued at $1,100!

FREE valet parking, so no need to worry about parking. Simply check-in at the front door and your name will be listed at the front table.

Funds raised during the event will benefit our Educational Programming, Future Exhibitions, and more! Support our cause and mission while enjoying the festivity!

Dress: Cocktail Attire – but please wear something festive and fun! Bring a nice hat, flower hair piece, or your favorite Caribbean shawl.

Meal Preference: Please email to select your meal preference of meat or veggie.


Find Yolo at the 2019 Nightclub and Bar Show in Las Vegas

Yolo Rum will be joining a lineup of more than 600 exhibitors and thousands of industry professionals from across the country from March 25th through March 28th. The show will be taking over the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and is widely recognized as the nation’s most influential gathering of nightlife and industry professionals. In addition to giving thousands of professionals the opportunity to learn, network and grow in the bar and nightlife industries, participating as an exhibitor also represents a powerful opportunity for companies to conduct business, find suppliers, and step up their presence in the space.

Discover Emerging Brands with Hotmixology   

For the past 34 years, the Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show has brought together thousands of industry professionals from the beverage and nightlife community to discover new trends and products. This year, Yolo will be at the center of the action in the Emerging Brands Pavilion hosted by Hotmixology.  


One of the four specialty pavilions for attendees to explore, the Emerging Brands Pavilion will provide Yolo the opportunity to get immediate exposure in front of one of the most powerful audiences in the industry: 

  • 53 Countries Represented 
  • 84% Senior Level Buyers 
  • 91% Purchasing Power 
  • 46% Bars, Pubs, Taverns, Lounges, Sports Bars  
  • 52% Owner, President, CEO, Partner  
  • 58% Single-Unit Operator Establishments 

Catch Yolo Rum with Dave Elger on Fusion TV 

Discover rum love and master mixology with Dave Elger, the host of Hotmixology, in the Nightclub & Bar Show episodes taped onsite at the show and aired Fridays and Saturdays millions of homes nationwide. 

Dave Elger

What is Hotmixology 

A high-energy and engaging show that gives viewers a sneak peek into the art of mixology, Hotmixology is “your official ‘tour de booze’” and Dave Elger is your host. Hotmixology began as a web-based show for liquor lovers who appreciate a great cocktail and a great time. Now in its eleventh year, Hotmixology’s expert mixologists, led by Elger, share their tips and tricks on how good liquor and great cocktails are made.  

In addition to hosting all past episodes online, Hotmixology’s broadcasts its show on the Fusion network to more than 66 million viewers every Friday and Saturday.  Elger, whose passion for cocktails and mixology has earned him the title of “Foremost Authority on Everything Cocktail,” will be highlighting Yolo as one of the up and coming rum brands in the space.  

What Can Nightclub and Bar Show Attendees Expect? 

With more than 40,000 industry professionals gathering for this year’s event, attendees can expect to: 

  • Find and sample the latest products they need to grow their business. 
  • Network with top nightclub and bar industry professionals, suppliers, and investors. 
  • Engage with and experience the latest nightclub and bar technology. 
  • Take advantages of several panel tracks that include education programs, seminars, and workshops taught by top industry experts. 
  • Enjoy daily (and nightly) networking events, including more than 100 nightlife events, attend what are sure to be some of the best after parties of 2019. 
  • Connect with the knowledge and expertise you need to improve day-to-day operations. 

What to Do at the Night Club and Bar Show 

With more than 30 years under its belt, the organizers of the Nightclub & Bar Show have made it easy for attendees and exhibitors to “show-up, plug-in and generate qualified leads.” With four different pavilions showcasing different innovative trends and products, a main stage with live entertainment and demos, and a craft beer park are just a few of the activities and areas to be experienced as this year’s expo.  

The Emerging Brands Pavilion 

Located at the front of the convention hall and sponsored by the national TV Show HOTMIXOLOGY on Fusion Television Network, this area is dedicated to unique, boutique, and emerging brands including spirits, Yolo! 

Craft Beer Park 

An area dedicated to the craft of brewed beverages, Craft Beer Park will feature emergent craft brewers, cider and imported beers. 

Discover Tomorrow’s Trends at the Launching Pad 

This area dedicated to first-time exhibitors only and is geared towards the brands of tomorrow. Check out what non-consumable products and brands are looking to break into the on-premise scene! 

Find Innovation at the Food & Beverage Center 

One of the newer additions to the Nightclub and Bar Expo, this area is dedicated to food, food service equipment and beverage suppliers. Featuring the latest in food trends and beverage pairings, attendees can explore and find new ways to enhance food and drink menus! 

Party Rockin’ at the Nightclub and Bar Show 

Take advantage of all that Sin City has to offer with three days and nights of parties and after parties—all featuring the nation’s hottest and most innovative nightlife concepts. Events you won’t want to miss include: 

  • Rooftop Welcome Party from 7 pm-10 pm on Monday. 
  • Hosted at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub inside The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, this will be your first chance to kick back before the Expo begins on Tuesday. 
  • Party Pass Party from 9 pm-11 pm on Monday  
  • Experience mind bending sights, sounds and invigorate your senses with the Dream Wall at Jewel Nightclub, featuring legendary producer and performer, Steve Aoki.  
  • Jon Taffer’s Bar Rescue Happy Hour from 7 pm – 9pm on Tuesday 
  • Join Jon Taffer for an exclusive Bar Rescue Happy Hour and receive a Complimentary Welcome Cocktail at Mabel’s BBQ, located inside Palms Casino 
  • Bring Back the 90s Platinum Party from 9pm-11pm on Tuesday 
  • Celebrate your youth by walking through this brand-new concept at The Park MGM and sip on new to market beverages from event Sponsors! One of Vegas’ newest clubs, “On the Record is a love letter to long-lost music hubs and an exciting new way to spend your nights in Vegas.”  
  • Wind Down Your Week Like a Pro at the Constellation Brands Party from 9pm-11pm on Wednesday 
  • Finish off the week with a closing party at one of the most luxurious resorts in the world, Wynn Las Vegas. Enter Intrigue Nightclub and experience the ambience of the owner’s hidden lounge or relax next to a breathtaking two-story waterfall.   

Mission Rum Love Continues at Booth 1500 at the Nightclub & Bar Convention

Are you ready to see Yolo distributed in stores around country? We are too! This year’s Night Club and Bar Show is just one way we’re making waves and opening minds to how dynamic a spirit Yolo Rum is. Planning to attend this year’s event and curious about Yolo? Find us at Booth 1500 and discover Rum love for yourself!

Mr. Vegas at Watering Bowl Saturday December 15

Catch International Award Winning Artist Mr. Vegas at new Yolo Rum location, The Watering Bowl

This Saturday December 15th come down to Denver’s Caribbean Spot for Stress Free Saturdays brought to you by Mountainlion Dynasty and Yolo Rum!  Enjoy music from DJs Chris Milly, Selecta C, Dj Larry, DJ DJohnson and a special guest DJ as we get the night warmed up for International Award winning artist Mr. Vegas!

While your there, enjoy a Yolo Rum cocktail at one of our newest locations.  There will be Yolo Rum drink specials and a special batch of jerk wings available, featuring a delicious and unique Yolo Rum glaze!

Larry Ulibarri and Kathie J’s Ugly Sweater Party at Bar Elevate Friday December 21st

Join Larry and Kathie to raise proceeds for their Christmas Wish project.

Hang with Larry and Kathie on Friday December 21st from 7pm to 9pm at Elevate in Westminster (2831 W 120th Ave, Westminster, CO 80234) for their 1st annual Ugly Sweater Party.

We’ll be setup with FLO 107.1 and Jammin’ 101.5 with LIVE music, drinks and plenty of food for the whole family.  Don’t forget to wear your ugliest holiday sweater for a chance at prizes and tickets.

Proceeds from all ticket sales will directly benefit the Larry and Kathie Morning Show Christmas Wish.  Each ticket purchased will be good for 2 Larry and Kathie Yolo Rum Cocktails.  The event is free to the public but, those who purchase tickets will receive exclusive Larry and Kathie Yolo Rum cocktails. So get your tickets now!


Yolo Rum at Independent Spirits Expo

Date: Tuesday, October 9th 2018
Press Tasting: 5:00-9:00PM

The annual gathering of independently produced spirits from around the world – vodka, gin, rum, tequila, pisco, cachaca, brandy/cognac/Armagnac, whisk(e)y (American/Scotch/Irish/Japanese/Canadian/World), liqueurs, mixers, etc.!
Yolo Rum Chicago Indie
Yolo Rum will be there meeting with fascinating people who are changing the landscape of backbars around the world! Last year the event had over 600 spirits poured by 130 distillers, brand ambassadors, importers & distributors!!
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Yolo Rum Colorado Investors Party

Yolo Rum Colorado Investors Party: Denver CO: August 18, 2018: Photo Gallery

On Saturday August 18, 2018, Yolo Rum took over the atrium at the Hilton DoubleTree in the Denver Tech Center.  We were joined by hundreds of energized investors as we celebrated our successful crowdfunding campaign running on the Wefunder platform.  In June of 2018 Yolo Rum set out selling shares in pursuit of becoming the first “democracy powered” major spirit brand and company.  This was our opportunity to come together and connect with other owners and ask questions about the equity crowdfunding campaign, as well as the company, and plans for the future.  Kathie J, Larry Ulibarri, and Producer Wignz were on hand with the rest of Team Yolo Rum to enjoy an evening of music, food, and Yolo Rum cocktails.

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