As matters gradually return to a new normal this summer in Napa Valley, the opportunities to take in live music are expanding. Here’s a quick rundown of the concerts happening around the valley this summer as well as live music at our wineries, restaurants and hotels.
BottleRock on Labor Day weekend is sold out, but don’t despair. The festival also offers a series of “BottleRock AfterDark” shows in Napa, designed to keep the music playing even after the festival ends each night at 10 p.m. These performances feature BottleRock acts and others, starting Thursday, September 2, and extending through the festival weekend.
Blue Note Entertainment Group and Another Planet Entertainment partnered to present 12 concerts this summer in the Oxbow Riverstage in the Oxbow Commons in downtown Napa. Check out our event calendar for Oxbox Riverstage concerts.
- Aug. 14: Mt. Joy & Trampled by Turtles
- Aug. 21: Billy Idol
- Aug. 22: Brett Dennen - free show
- Sept. 11: Rodrigo y Gabriela
- Sept. 17: Death Cab for Cutie
- Sept. 18: Gary Clark Jr.
- Sept. 25: Herbie Hancock
- Oct. 8 & 9: STS9
Many of Napa Valley's towns are also hosting concerts in the park this summer where you. Find more information below:
- Napa City Nights Summer Concerts
- Yountville Music in the Park
- St. Helena Summer Concert Series
- Calistoga Concerts in the Park
Wine, Dine and Vibe
If you want live music along with your food and wine, you're in luck here in the Napa Valley. Many of our wineries and restaurants have local musicians and bands who play throughout the week so you can sit back and enjoy the tunes almost every day of the week. Stop by for a quick wine country happy hour, or spend the whole day sipping and singing along to your favorite jams at some of the live music events below:
Kick off your weekend with live tunes, wine and food pairings, outdoor games and vineyard views at Cakebread Cellars on Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sip and jam out at the home of jam itself, JaM Cellars, on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
Get bubbly with a glass of sparkling and fun tunes at Be Bubbly on Sundays from 3 to 6 p.m.
Enjoy dim sum, drinks and tunes at Empress M every Friday evening.
Get lost in great music, food and drinks Farm at Carneros Resort & Spa from 6 to 9 p.m. on most Sundays and some Wednesdays. Enjoy a rotating mix of blues, Americana, jazz and other favorites, brought to life by local artists.
Merryvale Vineyards offers music on its Tasting Terrace on the first and third Friday of the month from 5 to 7 p.m. A food truck is also on hand.
Jazz out to the best of the blues at Buster’s Southern Barbeque on Sunday afternoon starting at 3 p.m.
Joseph Cellars has live music from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
On Friday evenings you can spend the evening at Picayune Cellar and enjoy their live tunes and wine by the glass.
Many hotels around the valley offer live music performances in their lobbies, restaurants and bars, a perfect activity after a day of wine tasting and dining.
Hotel Villagio in Yountville is now adding guitarist David Ronconi for music every Sunday night from 6 to 8 p.m.
Live music is also back at Andaz's Mercantile Social and Terrace on Wednesday and Friday. Stop by to hear some great local artists while sipping on your favorite cocktail.
For more live music and winery events, check out our event calendar!