OAKVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Robert Mondavi Winery has announced the full lineup for its 45th annual Summer Concert Series. Preservation Hall Jazz Band will kick-off the festivities on June 28, with exciting performances in the following weeks from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Five for Fighting, Dave Koz and Friends and Colbie Caillat.
“Since its inception, the summer concerts have been my favorite opportunity to invite our friends and neighbors to celebrate with us in the vineyard,” explains Margrit Mondavi, who organized the original concert series in 1969.
The concert series begins June 28 with a fireworks show and a performance by Preservation Hall Jazz Band, who will be making their 40th appearance on the summer concert winery stage. Fresh from their 2013 Grammy performance, the group will entertain the crowd with their classic New Orleans-style jazz, performing old favorites and hits from their latest album, That’s It, released in 2013.
The concert series continues on July 5 with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. With their newest release, Rattle Them Bones, the big-band style swing group celebrated their 20th anniversary last year. Back by popular demand, Five for Fighting singer-songwriter John Ondrasik will perform for the second time in the vineyard on July 12. Known for hit singles such as “Superman” and “100 Years,” Ondrasik will perform popular selections from his sixth album, Bookmarks, released in 2013. On July 18, Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns 2014 with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot – four of today’s pre-eminent saxophone players – will deliver an evening of hits, including songs from their Grammy-nominated album Summer Horns, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.
The series will conclude on July 19 with singer-songwriter and acoustic guitarist Colbie Caillat. A California native, Caillat broke into the music scene in 2007 with her hit single “Bubbly.” The Grammy-winner’s bright third album All of You will be the ideal backdrop for the late summer soiree.
What began as a small venture in the arts with ticket prices just under $5, the Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Concert Series has evolved into a wine, food and music event that is a highlight of the summer season in the Napa Valley. Robert Mondavi Winery has played host to more than 100 performers and draws more extensive crowds each summer, showcasing world-renowned and award-winning R&B, jazz and pop artists alike.
Throughout the festival’s 45-year history, more than $2 million in proceeds has been raised to assist a number of Napa Valley-based organizations. Proceeds from ticket sales of this year’s series will directly benefit Napa Valley Music Programs.
All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Robert Mondavi Winery at 7801 St. Helena Highway in Oakville, Napa Valley. Tickets are on sale now. Prices vary by performance. For additional information and to purchase tickets, including General Admission, Patio, Reserved and Dinner seats, visit www.robertmondaviwinery.com, eventbrite.com or call 1-888-769-5299. All additional inquiries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Robert Mondavi Winery
Founded in 1966 by winemaking pioneer and icon Robert Mondavi, the winery that bears his name is an enduring presence and shining symbol of California’s Napa Valley. The first major winery built in Napa Valley in the three decades following the repeal of Prohibition, Robert Mondavi Winery created the foundation for the modern-day California wine industry. An ardent believer that wines should reflect their origins, Mr. Mondavi charted a winemaking course that is now legendary. Today, Robert Mondavi Winery continues to pursue the fullest expression of the terroir of Napa Valley in wines that are also varietally authentic. At the heart and soul of the Robert Mondavi Winery is the To Kalon Vineyard, a 440-acre parcel of exceptional provenance that contributes to the winery’s Napa Valley, Oakville District, To Kalon vineyard-designated and Reserve wine programs. The site famously includes the five-acre I Block. Planted in 1945, it is believed to be the oldest Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in the New World. For additional information about Robert Mondavi Winery visit: www.robertmondaviwinery.com