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Michael Franti Featured at Event: “For the Love of Napa”
“We felt it was important to bring music directly to the North Bay to raise both money and the spirits of our friends and neighbors in wine country.
Musicians Michael Franti and Spearhead Featured in Benefit at Robert Mondavi Winery
It's just a few weeks since Napa Valley and Sonoma endured some of the most horrific fires in California history. While the losses were many, the recovery of Napa Valley has begun.
On Saturday, November 18th, Robert Mondavi Winery will host a benefit concert, featuring a Napa Valley favorite. Michael Franti will headline with his band Spearhead. Opening act for the benefit is Vintage Trouble dishing rhythm and blues. Franti and all musicians involved are donating their time to the benefit. Robert Mondavi Winery is donating the venue, and manpower to run the event. They're also contributing 10% of all wine sold to the fund.
The venue is perfect for concerts. Lawn seating is extensive and located amongst the vineyards. A Michael Franti performance always brings the crowd to its feet. This event will feature music ranging from hip-hop, rock, folk, and reggae. Local vendors are also donating their efforts. Headlining the food is Cousins Maine Lobster, Ben & Jerry's and Vintage Sweet Shop.
100% of the proceeds from this event will go to Napa Valley Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund. The fund provides help to those in Napa Valley those affected by the fire.
“We are deeply saddened by the devastating loss from the wildfires,” explains Glenn Workman, longtime General Manager of Robert Mondavi Winery. “At the same time, we are immensely proud to be part of such a resilient, supportive community. We hope this event will be a small step in celebrating who we are as a community as we raise funds for those who are most in need.”
“We felt it was important to bring music directly to the North Bay to raise both money and the spirits of our friends and neighbors in wine country. We are extremely grateful to all of the musicians for donating their time and talents and to the crews, volunteers, our BottleRock staff and all our partners and sponsors who have stepped up to make these benefit concerts possible,” stated Dave Graham, CEO of BottleRock Napa Valley and BottleRock Presents.
Tickets are $50 and go on sale November 2nd on Eventbrite. Doors open at Noon on Monday, November 18th. The music starts at 1:30 with Michael Franti going live at 3:00 pm. For more information please contact robertmondaviwinery.com