It is hard to believe it is almost here! In just one week we’ll be greeting you at the registration desk, providing your Yountville Live badge (sure to be a keepsake), a handy dandy map to all of the venue locations, restaurants and activities taking place during the weekend. And then we will let you loose!

But there are a few things you need to know about now — before you get on an airplane, or in your car, or on the train.

REGISTRATION/WILL CALL DESKS

Please note that everyone will need to check into their respective Registration Desk to pickup your badge and other pertinent event information to attend the festivities.

  • General Will Call: Heritage Community Center (6516 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599)
  • VIP Ticket Holders: Olive Room in the Hotel Villagio (6481 Washington St, Yountville – located on the north side of the hotel, walk down side street between the hotel and the JCB Tasting Salon)

The registration desk(s) will be open several hours each day, as noted below:

  • Thursday 10am-5pm*
  • Friday 9:00am-5pm*
  • Saturday 10am-5pm
  • Sunday 10am-4pm (General Will Call only) 

If you are planning to buy your tickets at the door, please go to the General Will Call desk and make sure you bring your credit card as we are a cashless event. Plastic rules here!

* If you are joining us for the Welcome Reception or the Red Carpet Gala and cannot get to the General Will Call before 5pm either day, your badges will be available onsite at each of the events (V Marketplace in downtown Yountville).

WEATHER

Rain or shine, we’ve got you covered. Literally.

While we will hope for sun, Mother Nature likes to randomly water the wildflowers this time of year, so we are doing our best to prepare for anything she brings.

Each main stage area will be covered by a tent to help you stay dry or prevent a crazy sunburn.

Have no worries here. We got you.

LODGING

Not from around here? Still need to book a hotel room? We have plenty of options for you. The hotels in downtown Yountville are all nearly sold out, so you need to act quickly! There are also great places to stay close by in Napa.

TRAVEL AND PARKING

Need directions to Yountville? We’ve left some breadcrumbs out for you whether you are coming from the north, south, east or west. We’ll also have signage once you enter the town of Yountville to make sure you get to the place you need to be.

Yountville is a small town and totally walkable, however, parking is really limited. If you will be driving into Yountville for the day, we have secured free parking for you on the beautiful grounds of the Veterans Home of California, their address is: 260 California Drive, Yountville, CA 94599. We will have a shuttle service available from the Veterans Home parking lot to each the event venues, including the will call/registration area.

The shuttle will run as follows:

  • Thursday 4pm – 8pm
  • Friday 4pm – 11PM
  • Saturday: 11am – 6pm
  • Sunday: 11am – 6pm

Please be responsible. Do not drink and drive. Identify a designated driver or plan to use ride services like UBER or LYFT, or one of the local taxi options. Add one or more of these into your phone before you arrive:

  • Uber – Get the Apple or Android App
  • Lyft – Get the Apple or Android App
  • Black Tie Taxi 707-259-1000
  • Napa Red Cab 707-257-3222
  • Yellow Cab 707-226-3731

SPECIAL NOTE FOR ATTENDEES OF THE “ACM IN THE ROUND” EVENT

In the Round, In Wine Country!If you have a ticket to the ACM In the Round event on Saturday featuring Jillian Jacqueline, The Sisterhood Band, Maggie Rose, and Tenille Townes at Regusci Winery, please note there is absolutely no parking at the venue.

We have arranged for a bus to pick everyone up at the Veterans Home of California at 260 California Drive, Yountville, CA 94599 and it will carry you from the parking lot to the front door of the venue, and back again.

Really important — you need to be at the Veterans Home of California parking lot by 10:30am on Saturday in order to get on the bus. If you happen to arrive later, you are welcome to take an Uber, Lyft or taxi to the venue (it is about a 12 minute ride). Again, there is no onsite parking, so please do not drive your own car to the venue.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR ATTENDEES OF THE “BUBBLES BRUNCH”

Bubbles Brunch with NEEDTOBREATHEIf you have a ticket to the Bubbles Brunch event on Sunday featuring NEEDTOBREATHE, first — lucky you! Next, there is absolutely no parking at the venue.

We have arranged for a bus to pick everyone up at the Veterans Home of California at 260 California Drive, Yountville, CA 94599 and it will carry you from the parking lot to the front door of the venue, and back again.

Really important — you need to be at the Veterans Home of California parking lot by 9:35am on Sunday in order to get on the bus. If you happen to arrive later, you are welcome to take an Uber, Lyft or taxi to the venue (it is about a 30 minute ride). Again, there is no onsite parking, so please do not drive your own car to the venue.

CLOTHING

Wear threads you will be comfortable in. Depending on the weather, we will see everything from t-shirt and shorts to sundresses to jeans and sweaters. Even if it is sunny, it will be a little cool, so dress in a way that will ensure you can hang all day long (and night long too if you are attending the VIP parties!).

We expect some will get a little more fancy for the Red Carpet Gala, and for the 8@8 dinners, but this is wine country and everything goes here. Just remember the odds of getting your photo taken with an artist or celebrity chef are pretty good here, so let that help share your wardrobe selection. 🙂

As for shoes, if you can stand for an hour in stilettos – great! – my knees envy you. There will be a little walking involved as you roam from stage to stage, or master class to master class, or from one wine vendor to another wine vendor (priorities!), and the ground will be a mix of cement, wood decking. Choose your shoes wisely.

LOST AND FOUND + MEDICAL 

If you happen to misplace something or need medical attention of any kind, please go to the General Registration/Will Call Desk by the Heritage Demo Stage (where Yount Street and Washington Street meet) and we will assist you as needed.

Look forward to seeing you all in Yountville next weekend!