Safeway Open Returns to Napa in 2018
August 9, 2018
This fall, Napa will welcome the return of one of its favorite annual events – the Safeway Open and Concert Series presented by Chevron, held at the Silverado Resort and Spa from October 4 through 6, 2018.
The event brings together premier local chefs and wineries, popular musicians, and the world’s best golfers. It will again feature 43-time PGA Tour winner and crowd favorite, Phil Mickelson, as well as 143 top-level golfers from around the globe.
The three-night concert series will kick off on Thursday evening with Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and former Van Halen lead singer Sammy Hagar and The Circle. Friday evening will feature rock group Young the Giant. And Grammy-nominated artist Billy Idol will headline the final night of the concert series on Saturday evening.
Daily tickets are currently on sale and include admission to the Safeway Open Concert Series and the 27,000-square-foot Safeway Food and Wine Pavilion, featuring prime viewing platforms and many on-site food, wine, beer, and spirits venues. No additional cover charges or upgraded tickets are required for entry into these venues.
In its third year with Safeway as the title sponsor, the event hosts golf’s elite as they compete for a $6.4 million purse, with $1.152 million to the winner. The player field of 144 golfers includes top players such as Phil Mickelson, Jon Rahm, Matt Kuchar, Justin Thomas, Webb Simpson, and Paul Casey.
Lagardère Sports, who produces the event, has announced that 100 percent of ticket sales from this year’s event will be donated to rebuilding Napa Valley and the ongoing fire-relief efforts in the area. Last year’s golf tournament and concert series, which annually kicks off the PGA tour, concluded just a few hours before the Atlas Peak fires erupted last October.
The philanthropic commitment from the Safeway Open presented by Chevron follows a previous donation of $200,000 in October 2017 as well as $1 million from Albertsons Company, the parent company of Safeway. In addition, over $4 million was raised in Safeway stores through Northern California customers and donated back to fire-relief efforts last fall.