Festival Napa Valley, recognized for transforming the world-famous wine region into a cultural destination, concluded its 13th summer season with record-setting audiences and an unprecedented presentation of 70 musically diverse concerts, events and programs including 22 admission-free concerts. The festival also raised $2.5 million at its Arts for All Gala, headlined by Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth.
KRON4 did an in depth interview with Festival Napa Valley Board Chair Timothy Blackburn and Board Member Athena Blackburn, digging into the festival's history, free concerts, and 2018 events. Festival Napa Valley, the station says, is "absolutely epic and helps keep Napa’s reputation as a cultural Mecca."
OperaWire featured a lengthy interview with Nadine Sierra, who, with Bryan Hymel, opens the thirteenth season of Festival Napa Valley. “I fell in love with the festival," Sierra says, "because it celebrates and supports all existing art forms in combination with appreciative audiences and incredibly generous sponsors. This is what the classical arts need and the Festival Napa Valley gives it just that.”