Sunday, July 18  |  5:00PM

Arts for All Gala featuring Jennifer Hudson at Nickel & Nickel

She captured the world’s attention with her debut performance as Effie White in Dreamgirls, for which she won an Academy Award, before going on to win multiple GRAMMYs and countless other awards. Handpicked by Aretha Franklin to play the Queen of Soul in the upcoming biopic, Respect, she sang at President Obama’s inauguration, the Super Bowl, and the NBA All-Star Game in honor of Kobe Bryant. She is the stuff that dreams are made of.

She is  Jennifer Hudson. A global superstar with a voice as big as her heart. And she is bringing that formidable voice and her unbridled charisma to Festival Napa Valley for one of the most inspiring and exclusive events of the year: the Arts for All Gala.

Festival Napa Valley’s donors, sponsors and partners share a passion to make the arts accessible to all. Thanks to their generosity, the Arts for All Gala has become Wine Country’s premier arts charity event and one of the nation’s leading fundraisers for arts education. This year’s intimate Gala at Nickel & Nickel promises to be an unforgettable evening of wine, music, and philanthropy.

Guests will be treated to a lavish dinner paired with exquisite offerings from the Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel family of wines. The festivities include a live auction featuring the “money-can’t-buy” luxury lots that Festival Napa Valley is renowned for. Capping off the evening is a powerhouse performance by the one and only Jennifer Hudson.

Proceeds from the Gala fund free and affordable access to world-class performances, public school arts education programs in Napa County, and scholarships for emerging musicians—endeavors we all can raise a glass to.


Jennifer Hudson appears as part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series


Jennifer Hudson
Jennifer Hudson

A two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning recording artist, Academy Award-winning actress and best-selling author, Jennifer Hudson is an extraordinary talent. From humble beginnings, Hudson began singing in a small Chicago church where, week after week, she brought the congregation to its feet. From there, she’s gone on to worldwide acclaim.



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