Arts for All Gala Lionel Richie at Nickel & Nickel

Sunday, July 14  |  5:00PM
Nickel & Nickel  |  Oakville

Culinary Program by Chef Elliot Bell

 

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Ensuring everyone has access to the arts is a cornerstone of Festival Napa Valley’s mission — and the drive behind the Arts for All Gala. One of the nation’s premier arts charity events, the Gala has raised over $24 million to date. 

This year’s event is headlined by international music icon Lionel Richie. He takes center stage at Nickel & Nickel Winery, a historic farmstead property in the heart of Oakville that perfectly captures the spirit of Napa Valley. 

Renowned for his musical contributions both as a member of the Commodores and a solo artist, Richie brings his infectious, chart-topping hits including "Hello," "All Night Long," and "Say You, Say Me" to the Festival stage. In addition to an Oscar®, Golden Globe®, and four GRAMMY® Awards under his belt, Richie has sold over 125 million albums worldwide. 

Guests are in for a treat with an elegant dinner crafted by rising star chef Elliot Bell, owner of Charlie's in St. Helena, paired with single vineyard wines provided by Nickel & Nickel Winery. A spirited live auction, led by Emmy® award-winning auctioneer John Curley, will feature once-in-a-lifetime luxury travel, wine, and performing arts experiences. It’s a chance to make memories that last not only all night long, but for a lifetime.

Expect an uplifting evening filled with fine food and wine, camaraderie, and timeless musical enchantment. The evening also contributes to a lasting legacy for future generations, supporting 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.

Proxy bidding is available for those unable to attend. For information, contact the Festival’s Patron Services via email or call 707.927.3874.


To Attend
 

The Arts for All Gala sells out quickly. Secure your spot now with a Passport or Opening Weekend Patron Pass or request information on Arts for All Gala sponsorship. A limited number of individual passes will be released in spring 2024 pending availability. Festival donors and Multiday Patron Pass holders have priority access.

 
 
 

Performers

Lionel Richie
Lionel Richie

International superstar Lionel Richie boasts a discography of albums and singles that is second to none. With more than 125 million albums sold worldwide, an Oscar®, Golden Globe®, and four Grammy Awards®, Richie has been honored with distinctions including 2016 MusicCares Person of the Year, 2017 Kennedy Center Honors, and the 2022 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song by the Library of Congress.

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Chef

Chef Elliot Bell
Chef Elliot Bell

Elliot Bell is chef and owner of Charlie’s, a family-run, community-focused, neighborhood restaurant in St. Helena, the heart of Napa Valley. Having worked with renowned restaurateurs Thomas Keller and Danny Meyer and restaurants across the globe, Bell’s culinary influences and inspiration span some of the world’s greatest dining destinations.

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Venue

Nickel & Nickel
Nickel & Nickel

Nickel & Nickel is devoted to crafting single-vineyard, single-varietal wines that epitomize the intricacies of Napa Valley. Based in Oakville, California, on the 42-acre John C. Sullenger vineyard property, our purpose is defined by a passion for exploring new terroirs, preserving our historic farmstead, and contributing to our community. Through responsible stewardship, we showcase winemaking excellence by selecting the finest vineyard sites with unique soil compositions required to make exceptional Napa Valley wines.

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