Join Festival Napa Valley in celebrating the arts at Springboard, featuring live music, educational programs, a film screening, and a Concert for Kids. Headlining this year’s Springboard is Miss America 2019 Nia Imani Franklin. An opera singer, composer, and arts advocate, Franklin was awarded the title Miss America 2019 after persevering though a rigorous competition cycle and wowing judges and audiences alike with her rendition of “Quando m’em Vo” from Puccini’s La Bohème. A champion for arts education, Franklin makes her Festival Napa Valley debut this April.
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Nia Imani Franklin showcases her vocal artistry in a recital at the Napa Valley College Performing Arts Center. A classically trained opera singer, Franklin’s influences include gospel, soul, jazz, and R&B. This lively recital program mixes opera arias with jazz ballads and popular pop songs. Franklin will also perform her stirring new single, EarthSun.