Sunday, July 14
Nickel & Nickel | Oakville
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.
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.