Season 12 Lineup Announced

February 07, 2017


Napa, CA (February 7, 2017) – Festival Napa Valley, the annual summer celebration recognized for transforming California’s wine country into a cultural destination, announced the lineup for its 12th edition, July 14 – 23, 2017. The 2017 season continues the tradition of staging performances by the world’s finest artists in iconic wine country settings. With nearly 60 events at 30 venues over 10 days, Festival Napa Valley provides entertainment and curated food and wine events to suit every taste and budget.

Festival Napa Valley 2017 Highlights (visit to view the full schedule and descriptions of each event):

  • A glamorous Opening Night Gala at Meadowood Napa Valley with opera stars Danielle de Niese and Lucas Meachem and dinner paired with Napa Valley’s fine wines.
  • Taste of Napa, a festival signature event that showcases 80 of the region’s best wineries, restaurants, chefs and food artisans.
  • Joshua Bell leads the Havana Chamber Orchestra, pianist Aldo López-Gavilán, and other special guests in Seasons of Cuba, a special evening under the stars at Far Niente.
  • Sunday at the Symphony, a multimedia concert at Lincoln Theater, and a performance by the Napa Regional Dance Company, both admission-free.
  • Seven-time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan headlines the Arts for All Gala at HALL St. Helena benefiting Napa County public school arts education and the festival’s free and affordable community programming.
  • Stéphane Denève conducts musicians from the Festival Napa Valley Music Academy Orchestra in a special program at Bouchaine Vineyards.
  • Hot Havana Nights, an evening of Cuban jazz, food and wine at Blue Note Napa featuring Aldo López-Gavilán and friends.
  • Legendary pianist André Watts headlines an all-American concert featuring music from Bernstein’s On the Town and the Napa premiere of Gordon Getty’s Young America, with Festival Orchestra NAPA and Volti Chorus under conductor Joel Revzen.
  • Jarvis Conservatory hosts the admission-free Bouchaine Young Artist Series, with concerts by the Havana Chamber Orchestra, guitarist Jiji and pianist Nikolay Khozyainov.
  • Actor Bill Murray joins cellist Jan Vogler and friends for the U. S. premiere of New Worlds – a fascinating encounter between great music and great literature – at the Lincoln Theater.
  • The San Francisco Ballet returns to perform a rich mix of contemporary and classic works in the annual Dance Gala.
  • Lester Lynch and Angel Blue sing highlights from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess accompanied by Festival Orchestra NAPA under the baton of Joel Revzen.
  • Festival Orchestra NAPA, a sterling ensemble comprising musicians from New York’s Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other top orchestras, back for a second season.


Festival Napa Valley 2017 Event Hosts include Alpha Omega, Auberge du Soleil, B Cellars, Blue Note Napa, Bouchaine Vineyards, Castellucci, Calistoga Ranch, CIA at Copia, Darioush, Far Niente, Green Music Center, HALL St. Helena, Jarvis Conservatory, Lincoln Theater, Meadowood Napa Valley, Promontory, Quintessa, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Swanson Family Estate, Trefethen Family Vineyards, and Zakin Family Estate.

Festival Napa Valley 2017 Passes: Festival Napa Valley offers a range of pass options to ensure everyone has the opportunity to enjoy the festival’s programs.

Taste of Napa: Sip, savor and stroll through a curated collection of 80 wineries, restaurants and food artisans. Grand Tasting $99. Reserve Tasting Salon $225.

5K & 10K SunRun: Support arts education in Napa County public schools on a scenic route through Yountville. Individual registration $35. Team registration starts at $250.

Free Performance Pass: Enjoy admission-free access to five performances - Sunday at the Symphony, the Community Concert featuring Napa Regional Dance Company, and the Bouchaine Young Artist Series at Jarvis Conservatory. Reservations required.

Lincoln Theater Concert Pass: Watch the world’s leading classical, opera, jazz and dance artists perform at the Lincoln Theater. Concert Passes start at $45.

Allegro Pass: Designed for young professionals and the young at heart. Experience an evening of music paired with warm Napa Valley hospitality. The Allegro Pass includes premium concert seating and Allegro Lounge access, and After Parties at chic Napa Valley settings. Solo Allegro Pass (a la carte Lincoln Theater evenings), $169. Quattro Allegro Pass (all four Lincoln Theater evenings), $549.

Patron Pass: Whether for a single day, a weekend, or the entire festival, Patron Pass holders enjoy vintner's luncheons, winery dinners and other exclusive events. Additional benefits include prime concert seating, valet parking, and concierge services. All Patron Passes include a tax-deductible donation. Evening Patron Pass from $850. All Day Patron Pass from $1,000. Opening or Closing Weekend Patron Pass $3,000. Five Day SuperPass $5,500.  All-Access Festival Passport $10,000.

To purchase passes, visit, call 888.337.6272 or visit the Festival Box Office between 10 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday, 1850 Soscol Ave., Suite 205 in Napa.