Kristin Chenoweth to Headline Festival Napa Valley
Festival Napa Valley, the performing arts organization recognized for transforming California's wine country into a cultural destination, announced that Tony and Emmy Award- winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth will headline its Arts for All Gala on Sunday, July 22 at HALL St. Helena. The annual charity event, which features an unequaled collection of a dozen once-in-a-lifetime auction lots, has raised over $8 million in support of Festival Napa Valley's mission of making the arts accessible to all.
"The Arts for All Gala has become both a centerpiece of our summer season and an expression of the importance arts and culture play in enriching people's lives," stated Richard Walker, Festival Napa Valley President & CEO. "We are honored to have the sensational Kristin Chenoweth join us. Her powerful voice and infectious personality are sure to make the evening an unforgettable celebration."
Ms. Chenoweth will be accompanied by the Blackburn Music Academy Orchestra, Festival Napa Valley's tuition-free summer conservatory for pre-professional musicians. Ten vocal arts students selected from Napa County public high schools will also have the opportunity to join Ms. Chenoweth on stage to perform at the end of the program.
Putting its mission into action, Festival Napa Valley's 2018 summer season offers affordably-priced tickets to concerts that span all genres from classical music to jazz to theater and dance. With underwriting from the Arts for All Gala, 6000 tickets will be distributed free to seniors, families and veterans. Proceeds from the event also support the festival's Blackburn Music Academy, attracting 80 college and postgraduate students from around the world, two Arts for All summer camps for Boys & Girls Club students, and Festival Napa Valley's continued investment in Napa County public school arts education, which to date has exceeded $1 million.
Arts for All Gala passes are available from $1,000 per person (includes $750 tax deductible donation). Table sponsorships range from $25,000 - $50,000 (includes $22,500-$47,500 tax deductible donation). To purchase, visit festivalnapavalley.org/auction or call 707.346.5052.