Festival Napa Valley partnered with the Raimat Arts Festival in Catalonia to present the successful launch of this multi-faceted cultural weekend in Lleida, Spain in October.
Andrea Bocelli, the world’s most famous tenor, and his family will be appearing in the San Francisco Bay Area on December 2 for an exclusive evening benefiting the Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF) and Festival Napa Valley. This extraordinary event is part of Festival Napa Valley’s Olivia Decker Power of Music Series and includes dinner hosted by Michael and Tara Uytengsu, featuring world class, Napa Valley wines.
Toasting its 16th summer season, Festival Napa Valley returned in full swing this past July with 10 days of music, dance, art, food and wine, drawing record-breaking audiences and raising an astounding $3.9 million at its annual Arts for All Gala. Held at Oakville’s Nickel & Nickel winery on Sunday, July 17, the highly anticipated charity event—one of wine country’s hottest tickets—featured performances by the headliner, three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Trisha Yearwood, as well as the renowned Young People’s Chorus of New York City.
Since its inception in 2006, Festival Napa Valley has provided an annual summer celebration of music, food, and wine, as well as culture, to the region. The multi-day celebration kicked off its 16th year at Charles Krug with conductor Carlo Ponti leading Festival Orchestra Napa in Dvorak’s New World Symphony and Daniel Brewbaker’s Cello Concerto with soloist Sophia Bacelar.
Neiman Marcus, in continued partnership with Festival Napa Valley, presented the Art of Fashion runway show and Vintner’s Luncheon at Festival Napa Valley on Saturday, July 23, at Raymond Vineyards in St. Helena. The show featured a curated assortment of ready-to-wear garments and accessories from luxury designer brands, including Carolina Herrera, Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Burberry, Alexander McQueen, and Christian Louboutin.
Festival Napa Valley's 16th season presented an artistically diverse range of concerts and raised over $3.9 million at the Arts for All Gala. In addition to the auction, the festival drew audiences to over 60 concerts, many of them free to the public.
Festival Napa Valley concluded its 16th summer season with record-setting audiences and an unprecedented 60 artistically diverse concerts, events and programs including 20 admission-free concerts, and raising $3.9 million at its Arts for All Gala headlined by multi-Grammy Award winner Trisha Yearwood.
Proceeds from the event provide free and affordable access to Festival concerts, inspiring educational programs and original programming for youth, and scholarships for talented young artists.
There was ample intoxication in downtown Napa on Saturday evening, in the spirits and sounds of the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, as the group performed in the bucolic outdoor amphitheater of the Culinary Institute of America at Copia.