Nothing pairs better with fine wine than fine music. Summer is the perfect time to plan a trip to Napa Valley as concert season heats up. From Lauryn Hill at the popular Sonoma Harvest Festival to Kris Kristofferson at the Uptown Theatre, wine country draws acts for every taste. We’ve narrowed down this year’s lineup in our own list of can’t-miss concerts.
Whether you’re flying in from out of town or planning a corporate event to impress, make the most of what Napa Valley has to offer by sampling from these summer concerts. Read our picks for summer concerts in the Napa Valley :
Festival Napa Valley
Festival Napa Valley is a celebration of all the fine food, wine, and music that feed Napa Valley’s unique culture. This festival runs from July 12 to July 21 and is as eclectic as it is refined. Whether you’re looking for jazz with a free Yellowjackets concert or swoon for live opera, this festival’s got it covered. If you’re looking to please a large group, consider the Star Wars: A New Hope movie and concert with live orchestra. We can tailor transportation to suit the needs of your groupAlso as attendees of Napa Festival Napa Valley enjoy a 15% discount on our beautiful fleet.
Sonoma Harvest Festival
This year’s Sonoma Harvest Festival is packed with popular headliners to fill two weekends. The first concerts will be held on September 14 and 15 and will feature :
- Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
- Grammy Award winning Ms. Lauryn Hill.
The festival will close out with CHVRCHES on Saturday, September 21 and Death Cab for Cutie on Sunday, September 22. It is one of our favorites because it has something for every kind of music lover. Let our concierge service handle the details of getting you to the B.R. Cohn Winery to see your favorite artist so you can sit back, relax, and rock out.
50th Annual Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series
Held at the award-winning Robert Mondavi Winery, the Margrit Mondavi Summer Concert Series celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this year with concerts every Saturday in July. Check out:
- Hometown hero Matt Nathanson on July 27
- Rodrigo Y Gabriela who recently released album ‘Mettavolution’, on July 20.
This legendary festival is popular, so the Mondavi winery recommends arriving at 5 p.m. for the 7 p.m. concerts. Our drivers have navigated this venue for years, and our fleet of limos and specialized services will make traveling to you concert as much fun as the music itself. Enjoy a 15% discount if you attend the concerts using the promo code “Mondavi Concert” for your vehicle booking.
You can feel good about attending this festival knowing all the proceeds benefit the Napa Valley Unified School District High School music programs.
Local Gems: The Uptown Theatre and The Blue Note Jazz Club
Need flexibility? Napa Valley has several historic venues featuring award-winning artists all summer. The Uptown Theatre is our top pick for an intimate and elevated show. The prolific Kris Kristofferson will be featured on August 22. This show perfectly accompanies the artsy feel of the theatre. Pair with a complex and sophisticated bottle from a wine tour for a heart-and-soul nourishing experience.
No visit to Napa Valley would be complete without a concert at The Blue Note Jazz Club and Restaurant. The performance space inside the historic Napa Opera House epitomizes “cool.” We recommend catching one of saxophonist Kirk Whalum’s four performances on August 16 and 17.
Tours of Napa Valley should include more than wine. Our team of drivers and customer service professionals is here to take travel logistics off your plate. With 20 years of experience serving visitors to the valley, you can rely on us not only for easy travel but also recommendations for your perfect event. Contact us today to start planning your summer concerts trip in the Napa Valley.