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The Tepusquet Tornados (sometimes known as The South African Death Chickens) are from Santa Maria Valley, California. The band consists of wine industry professionals and friends who came together over their love of performing. Band members include Presqu’ile Winery winemaker Dieter Cronje who hails from Cape Town. Cronje is a drummer, and began collaborating with Chris Hammell, Vineyard Manager for the iconic Bien Nacido Vineyards. Hammell’s father, Steve Kautz, plays bass, Cameron Porter, Presqu’ile Winery Estates Manager and Advanced Sommelier joins Melissa Tuttle, a Cal-Poly viticulture and enology grad who interned at Bien Nacido on vocals. The band is completed with El Dorado’s own Madison ‘Maddog’ Murphy on guitar. Special guests are likely.
*A Friday Wine Dinner ticket also includes access to this event.
About the Venue
The Griffin Music Hall will host multiple monthly concerts and has flexible seating that allows for a diverse mix of concerts and entertainment in El Dorado, Arkansas. With room for more than 2,000 seats, the Griffin Music Hall will be a venue hot spot for weddings, conventions, banquets, concerts and more, in Southern Arkansas. The Griffin Music Hall is a tobacco free facility. Learn More