Napa Valley Concert Events for all musical tastes
Napa Valley, CA- While the Napa Valley may be best known for its wineries and farm fresh menus to complement each glass or bottle of wine, its temperate climate and breathtaking views also makes the destination an ideal venue for outdoor concerts.
The Napa Valley provides a variety of opportunities to enjoy live music and the great outdoors in a variety of gorgeous venues from late spring through autumn. Live concert events are scheduled throughout the Napa Valley year round, with something for every musical taste.
Napa County Fair & Fiesta – Held May 3-5, 2019 in downtown Calistoga, The Napa County Fair & Fiesta is a family-friendly throwback to the more traditional county fair experience. Enjoy the carnival, a petting zoo, pony rides, giant lawn games, competitive entries in youth, arts, photography, gardening and farming, arts and crafts vendors, and live musical performances each night on the Main Stage. The weekend will also feature Mexican bull riding on Sunday afternoon.
BottleRock Napa Valley – Held each year at the end of May, BottleRock Napa Valley is one of the country’s premiere music festivals. The three-day festival features some of the world’s top musicians on five music stages, plus the BottleRock Culinary Stage showcasing one-of-a-kind culinary and celebrity pairings. BottleRock offers wine, food and craft brews to complement the music and create an authentic wine country experience for festival guests. http://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com
Napa Valley Jazz Getaway: Renowned jazz artist Brian Culbertson’s annual Napa Valley Jazz Getaway each summer is a four-day luxury wine and jazz festival featuring an all-star cast of jazz and R&B greats. Attendees enjoy dinners, wine tasting events at many of Napa’s most iconic wines, and concerts at a variety of Napa Valley locations, culminating with the main event at the Oxbow Commons. http://www.jazzgetaway.com
Summer Sundays at Goose & Gander – Goose & Gander in St. Helena offers music in the garden 5 to 8 p.m. every Sunday June through September. There is no cover for the performances that feature a variety of genres from rock, soul, blues and more.
Napa City Nights – With terraced seating and unobstructed views of the Napa River, the Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater in downtown Napa is an ideal venue for an outdoor musical evening. Musical genres include jazz, rock, country, world, blues, pop and folk. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy free entertainment for the whole family 6:30 to 10 p.m. every Friday evening June through August. http://www.napacitynights.com
Music in the Park, Yountville – The Town of Yountville and the Yountville Chamber of Commerce present Music in the Park, located at Veterans Memorial Park in Yountville 5 to 7 p.m. each Sunday during the summer. While a food truck will be available at each event, guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and beverages. www.townofyountville.com
St. Helena Summer Concert Series – This series of free, family-friendly concerts is held in St. Helena’s Lyman Park 6 to 8 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday June through August. A food truck, farmers market venders, wine, and complimentary desserts will be available. Guests are encouraged to bring low lawn chairs and a blanket. www.sthelena.com
Calistoga Concerts in the Park – This series of free concerts happens Thursday evenings 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. June 13 through August 22, 2019 (with the exception of July 4) in Pioneer Park in Calistoga. Adult beverages are allowed (for those 21 and over) and select, local wines are available for purchase, highlighting a different winery each week. Some Calistoga restaurants offer boxed dinners to go. www.visitcalistoga.com
Margrit Mondavi Summer Concerts – For more than 50 years, the Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series, now in partnership with BottleRock Presents, has offered headlining musical entertainment every Saturday in late June and July on the sprawling grass terrace of Robert Mondavi Winery. http://www.robertmondaviwinery.com
Festival Napa Valley offers programs that enrich the economic and cultural vitality of the region and make the arts accessible to all. Every July, the Festival presents world-class performances staged in iconic Napa Valley venues. More than 200 artists, wineries, resorts, theaters, restaurants, chefs and vintners participate each year. http://www.festivalnapavalley.org
Napa Porchfest: “Out of the garage and onto the porch” is the slogan for Napa Porchfest, which takes place on the last Sunday in July. Porchfest offers dozens of local bands playing on the porches of many of the charming and grand old homes in the historic neighborhoods in downtown Napa. This free event encourages attendees to walk and ride bicycles to experience Napa’s local talent.
Music in the Vineyards – For classical musical buffs, Music in the Vineyards has been featuring chamber music in intimate winery settings from Napa to Calistoga each summer for more than 20 years. www.musicinthevineyards.org
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Blues, Brews & BBQ – This annual event occurs each August in downtown Napa with live music at three stages, 40 micro-brewed beers, and dozens of BBQ offerings. Featuring live Blues music from some of the Bay Area’s best Blues musicians, some making their market debut in the Beer Garden, the Aug 24, 2019 event is open to the public noon to 6 p.m.
Napa Town & Country Fair – The area’s largest annual fair, the Napa Town & Country Fair runs five days each August at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa, offering nationally touring musical acts, along with regional favorites every day of the fair, free with fair admission. http://www.napavalleyexpo.com