ST. HELENA, CA – June 17, 2013 – The inaugural RockNapa music festival series to be held on the grounds of the historic Charles Krug Winery announced today several acts confirmed to take the stage on Thursday and Friday July 18-19 and August 15-16.
Each two-day RockNapa event will showcase famed Indie and Classic Rock artists. July event headlining acts include the Xceptional Classic Rock Show with players from Guns n’ Roses and Edgar Winter on Thursday and world famous Cherry Poppin’ Daddies on Friday. Supporting acts will feature ukulele performer Taimane Gardener and award-winning Indie artist Erick Macek.
Coinciding with the 44th anniversary of Woodstock, August’s event features 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 supported by Natisha Lyne, The Robert Foley Band, and The Eve Selis Band. Cactus Jim Soldi, Johnny Cash's long time lead guitar player, said "the exceptional talent underscores the high-caliber event RockNapa promises to deliver.”
Wine lovers will be treated to a presentation by America’s first Master Sommelier, Eddie Osterland, while craft beer enthusiasts enjoy the beer garden and farm-to-table food fans partake in the food trucks from around the Bay Area. “Just as food and wine pairings should amplify one another’s assets, the great music at RockNapa will further enhance the event’s ambiance as a whole,” said Osterland. Copies of Osterland’s new book, Power Entertaining, will be available at the events.
The historic Charles Krug Winery is the perfect backdrop for each two-day festival filled with live music, fine wines, craft beers and food. Local crafts and drawings for Napa Valley wines and more will be available for purchase. VIP Experience ticket holders will taste some of Napa Valley’s most highly sought after wines and culinary creations in the beautifully restored 132 year-old Carriage House.
Gates and on-site parking will open at 4:00 p.m. each day. Opening acts will take the stage at 4:30 p.m., with two stages providing constant entertainment until 10:00 p.m. Headlining acts will perform starting at 8:30 p.m.
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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