Sunday, July 16 | 5:00PM
Ensuring access to the arts is core to Festival Napa Valley’s mission — and the inspiration of the Arts for All Gala. To date, the Gala has raised over $20 million, making it one of the most impactful nights of the Festival and among the nation’s biggest fundraisers for the arts.
This year’s Gala is headlined by superstar singer Carrie Underwood, a multi-platinum-selling artist with 8 GRAMMY® Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, and countless other accolades. She brings her powerhouse vocals to Nickel & Nickel to perform a selection of her chart-topping hits.
Guests will enjoy an exquisite dinner prepared by Michelin-star chef Charlie Palmer paired with offerings from the Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel family of wines. The festivities include a live auction led by Emmy Award-winning auctioneer John Curley and featuring a collection of luxury lots including coveted wine collections, exclusive travel and dining packages, unique performing arts experiences, and other “once-in-a-lifetime” lots that money can’t buy.
Proceeds support free and affordable access to world-class performances, public school arts education programs, Festival Napa Valley’s music academies, and scholarships for students and talented emerging musicians.
Carrie Underwood’s performance is made possible with generous support from
Leslie and Rich Frank
Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi
Mary Beth and David Shimmon
Robert and Maria Torres
Carrie Underwood appears as part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series.
Carrie Underwood is a true multi-format, multimedia superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film, and is a New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur. She has sold more than 66 million records worldwide, recorded 28 #1 singles (14 of which she co-wrote), is the most awarded female country artist for singles in RIAA history, and has seven albums that are certified Multi-Platinum or Platinum by the RIAA, with over 72 million total RIAA certifications to date, all while continuing to sell out arena tours across North America and the UK.
Charlie Palmer is an American chef, hospitality entrepreneur, hotelier, and author. He is best known for Aureole, his flagship restaurant in New York City, which has earned 13 Michelin stars and two James Beard awards. Considered a “pioneer of progressive American cooking,” Palmer has received over 20 Michelin stars and consults 15 food and beverage outlets through the Charlie Palmer Collective. Charlie Palmer Steak and Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar operate out of the Archer Hotel Napa, where Chef Palmer shapes menus that invite guests to savor the surrounding wine country flavors. Most recently, Palmer launched Appellation, a hotel company aimed at sharing the language of food and embracing what it means to be authentically local.
Nickel & Nickel
Each individual vineyard is alive. At least, that’s how they see it at Nickel & Nickel. Alive with nuance and personality and attributes and peculiarities that shine through in every vine, in every grape, and ultimately in every wine that originates from this land. At Nickel & Nickel, single-vineyard, 100% varietal wine is what has given them their reputation for dynamic, interesting, nuanced Napa Valley Cabernets. Every one of their wines is the pure expression of its particular vineyard. No two vineyards are alike. No two Nickel & Nickel wines are alike. And the discrete and expertly-tended vineyards that make up Nickel & Nickel assure devoted wine lovers of a singular and extraordinary wine experience every time.