ST. HELENA, CA – June 27, 2013: RockNapa today announced the addition of Lightning Wines to the line-up of leading Napa Valley wineries supporting the July and August festivals taking place on the grounds of the famed Charles Krug Winery. Twenty wineries will be participating in the exclusive RockNapa VIP Experience being held in the 132-year-old Charles Krug Winery Carriage House.
Randy Hester, President of Lightning Wines, said, “We are delighted to be a part of the inaugural RockNapa. We are pleased to be sharing the stage with so many top tier Napa wineries. This event represents our coming out, as it will be the first time that Lightning will be made available to the public."
“We are thrilled to have Lightning Wines join us in bringing together Indie and Classic Rock music fans, highly regarded wines and local food, making RockNapa the premier celebration to attend this summer,” said Ray McKewon, founder and CEO of The Xceptional Music Company, the producer of the events.
The July 18-19 RockNapa event will showcase headlining bands the Xceptional Classic Rock Show, featuring musicians who have played with Guns n’ Roses and the Edgar Winter Group, on Thursday and world famous Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on Friday. Supporting acts include famed ukulele performer Taimane Gardener and award-winning Indie artist Erick Macek.
The August 15-16 event will feature headliners Xceptional Woodstock and CSN&Y Show, with musicians from Johnny Cash and Kenny Loggins, on Thursday, and Grammy Award winning artists Blood, Sweat & Tears on Friday. Opening artists include country star Natisha Lyne, The Robert Foley Band, and The Eve Selis Band.
General admission single and two-day tickets go on sale in June and can be purchased at www.RockNapa.com/tickets/. For more information about the artists or to get involved, please contact Rick Caras at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each two-day RockNapa festival, produced by The Xceptional Music Company, marries non-stop entertainment, including live rock music and stage presentations, with gourmet food trucks, wine pouring stations and a craft beer garden. Armed with world-class equipment and the expertise of President and entrepreneur turned musician, Ray McKewon, The Xceptional Music Company, taps a long history of producing top caliber events in the Western United States including the annual summer extravaganza, the Xceptional Catalina Concert Series on Catalina Island.
About Charles Krug Winery
Charles Krug Winery, Napa Valley’s first winery established in 1861, has been owned and operated by Peter Mondavi, Sr. and his family since 1943. With four generations of the Peter Mondavi family leadership and involvement spanning over seven decades, the family has consistently continued their dedication to producing the finest Bordeaux style wines in the Napa Valley.
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Adrianne Buchta for RockNapa