Photos from the Welcome Reception, March 15, 2018

Photos from the Welcome Reception, March 15, 2018

We kicked off Yountville Live this year on Thursday March 15, 2018 with an array of decadent noshes and delectable wines… and an incredible performance by Foy Vance! If you haven’t heard him play yet, you need to head on over to your favorite music service and do so right now. His recent live album, Live in London is an epic recording from his “Evening With” tour.

 

Thank You for Joining Us at Yountville Live 2018!

Thank You for Joining Us at Yountville Live 2018!

The fourth annual Yountville Live took place between March 15th-18th, 2018, centered around the 25th Annual Taste of Yountville with nearly four thousand people joining us across the long weekend to hear music performed by Foy Vance, X Ambassadors, NEEDTOBREATHE, Rita Wilson, Emerson Hart, The Sisterhood Band, Maggie Rose, Jon McLaughlin, Dave Barnes and many many more.

Attendees were treated to delectable bites provided by local and out of town renowned chefs like Stephanie Izard, Bob Blumer, Lisa Dahl, Ken Frank, Bob Hurley, Tiffany Sewell, Frank Bonnanno and more. Tastings by some of the best wineries that the Napa Valley has to offer as well as specialty cocktails by Basil Hayden, Knobb Creek, Tahoe Blue, Makers Mark, water was provided by San Pellegrino and beer by Golden Road and Stella Artois were seen across two pavilions. With over three locations set up around Yountville attendees had their senses dazzled all day long and had a chance to engage with major activations by Southwest Airlines, Lynx Grills, DC Solar and Sacramento International Airport and vendors ranging from jewelry, food, high end bags by Brahmin and more.

The biggest success was seen through the generosity of attendees, sponsors and especially partners of Yountville Live who donated money as well as items for auction in the wake of the tragic shooting at The Pathway Home on March 9th. Yountville Live joined our charity partner and the Town of Yountville to honor the three lives that were lost, Ms. Loeber and Drs. Gonzales and Golick through the 3 Brave Women Fund that was created to support the victim’s families. With the help of Mayor John Dunbar who spoke eloquently about the 3 Brave Women Fund, Pathway Home and honoring the lives lost, $6,000 dollars was raised over the course of the weekend from our Silent Auction held on Saturday Macy 17 and direct donations given through our “dipjar”.

Yountville Live has just launched an online auction to raise even more money for the 3 Brave Women Fund with help from our generous community, wineries, media partners and others. The eBay auction is live now and includes a pair of VIP tickets for next year’s event, a flyaway package to see NEEDTOBREATHE, concert tickets, tastings, dinner and much more.

We owe a great deal of gratitude to all of our attendees, sponsors, musicians, chefs, wineries, restaurants, staff and especially the Town of Yountville for making Yountville Live 2018 such a wonderful memory. While we battled some intermittent rain, it was nearly impossible to dampen everyone’s spirits. We learned a lot this year and are already busy at work on improvements for next year to make it an even more amazing time. Thank you for your patience, your suggestions and your contributions to another terrific long weekend in Yountville, “the culinary capital of Napa Valley”.

See you in 2019, or if you are lucky, maybe you will win our contest for Live in the Vineyard Goes Country

Photographs from The Weekend at Taste of Yountville

X Ambassadors Meet & Greet Photos @ Yountville Live

A few lucky contest winners and birthday celebrators got a chance to meet the X Ambassadors after their performance. It all went so surprisingly quickly we didn’t get everyone’s names properly, so if you see a friend in here, please let them know where to find their photos!

ACM In the Round, In Wine Country: Featuring Jillian Jacqueline, Maggie Rose, The Sisterhood Band and Tenille Townes

ACM In the Round, In Wine CountryDon’t miss your chance to be a part of a true country music guitar pull, in the round, in wine country! Similar to those that take place in the legendary Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. Across the rich history of country music, the guitar pull is literally named for when a bunch of artists playing together would only have one guitar between them, and they had to “pull” the guitar from the others in order to play.

Presented in partnership with the Academy of Country Music (ACM) the event features some of today’s biggest up-and-coming female country artists who are leading the pack of “New Artist To Watch In 2018” lists. The up close and personal morning will kick off at 10:30 AM at Regusci Winery, one of Napa Valley’s most breathtaking and historic wineries, where Jillian Jacqueline, Maggie Rose, The Sisterhood Band and Tenille Townes will wow the crowd with tales of songwriting and acoustic performances. This performance is going to be a once in a lifetime experience that any true country fan would not want to miss.

As if that weren’t enough to light a fire under your feet, a portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, which is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Their grant cycle funds programs that promote education and healing through the power of music. Attendees will be treated to an exclusive tasting of Regusci Winery’s estate wines while enjoying the scenery and music for an experience that will delight all the senses.

Yountville Live Schedule Announced!

#CelebrateLife @YountvilleLive

There is so much in motion, the world has been a blur, which is why we are so excited to share a clear picture of the incredible experience we have been putting together for you with the release of our full schedule of Yountville Live and Taste of Yountville events that is included below. With hundreds of experiences including 75+ wineries, 35+ Restaurants, 35+ musical performances and some pretty cool sponsor activities, this year’s Yountville Live is bigger than ever before.

Given that it is also the 25th Annual Taste of Yountville that is at the heart of our food, wine and music festival, we have lots of reasons to celebrate with you from March 15th-18th, 2018. Whether you are joining us just for one day of the Grand Tasting on Saturday or Sunday afternoon, attending one of our special celebrity chef and music demos, joining us for the Red Carpet Gala featuring a dinner cooked by Chef Stephanie Izard with a performance from the X-Ambassadors or you are participating in all of it, you are going to make memories that will last a lifetime.

It’s not just the amazing talent we have arranged to perform for you, educate you and stimulate your palette, it’s also the quality of the people who attend from all across the country and around the Bay Area. There is something uniquely special about people who celebrate life as we do in our appreciation of the art of music, food, and wine and the talented artists who share their labor of love with us.

Take a few moments now to look through the whole schedule and figure out which of these amazing experiences you are going to choose for yourself, your family and your friends. In order to make the various pieces of the event more accessible to everyone based on their travel schedules and budgets, there are numerous tickets to different parts of the festival.

So if you were waiting to purchase your ticket until you could get a clearer picture of how the weekend was going to go down, now is the time to act, especially since we’ve already sold out of VIP Passes and our Bubbles Brunch with several of the other events moving closer to sell outs in recent days. If you are going to be coming, take advantage of this moment and use the discount code CELEBRATELIFE for 10% off your tickets that is good for this weekend.