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Carrie Underwood to Headline Festival Napa Valley’s Arts for All Gala at Nickel & Nickel, July 16

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Chef Charlie Palmer to Curate Multicourse Dinner at Wine Country’s Signature Charity Event; Over $20 Million Raised to Date in Support of Arts Education

Napa, California (February 14, 2023) – Festival Napa Valley, recognized for transforming California Wine Country into a cultural destination, is pleased to announce that 8-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Carrie Underwood will headline the Arts for All Gala at Oakville’s Nickel & Nickel Winery on Sunday, July 16, 2023.

Crowning the opening weekend of Festival Napa Valley’s summer season, the Arts for All Gala has become one of the nation’s premier arts charity events, raising over $20 million since its inception to support free and affordable access to world-class performances, public school arts education programs, and scholarships for students and emerging musicians.

“The Arts for All Gala is an exceptionally meaningful and exciting night for the Festival and the Napa Valley community,” said vintner Leslie Frank, gala chair, and Festival board member. “The funds we raise through this event support year round programs offering the arts to all, encourage inclusiveness, and ultimately create a vibrant community.”

Carrie Underwood has sold more than 66 million records worldwide and is the most-awarded female country artist for singles in RIAA history.  She has won over 100 major awards including 8 GRAMMY® Awards, 16 ACM Awards, 25 CMT Music Awards, 7 CMA Awards, and 17 American Music Awards.  Her 43-city DENIM & RHINESTONES arena tour continues through March and her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency will resume in June.

Guests will enjoy an exquisite multicourse dinner prepared by acclaimed chef Charlie Palmer paired with offerings from the Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel family of wines, and have the chance to win once-in-a-lifetime luxury travel, wine, and performing arts experiences in a fast paced live auction led by Emmy award-winning auctioneer John Curley.

How to Attend

Reservations are available for Passport and Opening Weekend Patron Pass holders, and table sponsorships may be secured now. A limited number of individual passes will be available beginning March 15 for $2,500 each. Tickets and hotels sell out quickly; attendees are encouraged to book early.  For more information on attending visit https://festivalnapavalley.org/calendar/2023-arts-for-all-gala/ or call 707-927-3874.

For more information about Festival Napa Valley, please visit www.festivalnapavalley.org.

About Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is a true multi-format, multimedia superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film, and is a New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur.  She has sold more than 66 million records worldwide, recorded 28 #1 singles (14 of which she co-wrote), is the most-awarded female country artist for singles in RIAA history, and has seven albums that are certified Multi-Platinum or Platinum by the RIAA, with over 72 million total RIAA certifications to date, all while continuing to sell out arena tours across North America and the UK.  All 10 of her albums (including nine studio albums and her 2014 Greatest Hits: Decade #1) – three of which she co-produced – have debuted in the Top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart for all genres, beginning with her first album, Some Hearts, which was released in 2005.  She has won over 100 major awards including 8 GRAMMY® Awards, 16 ACM Awards including three for Entertainer of the Year (the first female in history to win twice and the only female ever to win three times), 25 CMT Music Awards (holding the record for the most award wins ever for the show), 7 CMA Awards, and 17 American Music Awards.  She ended last year as Billboard’s Top Country Female 2022 and was honored as The Country Star of 2022, her 10th win from the fan-voted People’s Choice Awards. She has also built a successful business portfolio inspired by her passion for health and wellness.  She founded and created the fitness and lifestyle brand, CALIA by Carrie Underwood, and her first book, FIND YOUR PATH was an instant New York Times bestseller.  She launched her fitness app, fit52, in 2020, and expanded her lifestyle portfolio with an equity partnership with BODYARMOR Sports Drink in 2021. Carrie has starred in the show open for NBC’s Sunday Night Football for 10 consecutive seasons.  She was the first artist to perform at the new Resorts World Theatre, where her ongoing REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency, began with sold-out runs in December 2021 and throughout Spring 2022, and will continue in 2023.  Her album, Denim & Rhinestones, which she co-produced, is out now, and her 43-city U.S. arena tour, THE DENIM & RHINESTONES TOUR, kicked off October 15 and continues through Spring 2023.

About Chef Charlie Palmer

Charlie Palmer is an American chef, hospitality entrepreneur, hotelier, and author.  He is best known for Aureole, his flagship restaurant in New York City, which has earned 13 Michelin stars and two James Beard awards. Considered a “pioneer of progressive American cooking,” Palmer has received over 20 Michelin stars and consults 15 food and beverage outlets through the Charlie Palmer Collective. Charlie Palmer Steak and Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar operate out of the Archer Hotel Napa, where Chef Palmer shapes menus that invite guests to savor the surrounding wine country flavors. Most recently, Palmer launched Appellation, a hotel company aimed at sharing the language of food and embracing what it means to be authentically local.

About Nickel & Nickel

Nickel & Nickel is devoted exclusively to producing 100 percent varietal, single-vineyard wines that best express the distinct personality of each vineyard. Based in Oakville, CA, on the 42-acre John C. Sullenger vineyard property, the Queen Anne-style farmstead, state-of-the-art winery, and classically built barns are surrounded by Nickel & Nickel’s home vineyard in the heart of the Napa Valley. Visit nickelandnickel.farniente.com.

About Festival Napa Valley 

Festival Napa Valley celebrates music’s unmatched power to enrich, uplift and inspire. For 17 years, Napa’s flagship festival has presented international stars and emerging talent in free and affordable concerts in Napa Valley’s iconic venues, and to audiences virtually worldwide. With inspiring education programs for youth, families and seniors, two tuition-free summer academies for vocalists and instrumentalists, and scholarships for talented students, Festival Napa Valley plays a vital part in creating a thriving, healthy, and engaged community, fulfilling its mission to bring the arts to all. www.festivalnapavalley.org

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