Michael Franti & Spearhead to headline Napa earthquake benefit concert (Napa Valley Rocks! schedule)

Napa Valley Rocks Weekend: Napa Valley is holding a special earthquake relief weekend featuring concerts, auctions, wine tastings, a marathon, community art project, and more.

Michael FrantiOrganizers of BottleRock have today announced they will hold a special concert Napa earthquake relief concert — a family friendly “extravaganza” called Napa Rocks!.

Michael Franti & Spearhead and dance-fusion collective Afrolicious are scheduled to perform., in addition to Napa’s own Grass Child.

The announcement notes that 100% of the money raised from the concert will be donated to the Napa Valley Community Foundation’s Earthquake Relief Fund. The fund was established to support Napa businesses and residents adversely effected by the recent August 24, 2014 earthquake.

Napa Rocks! will be held September 28 at the Napa Valley Expo (downtown Napa). Tickets are $20.

The event will also feature wine from a variety of Napa Valley’s acclaimed vintners and bites from local area restaurants and food trucks.

The concert is part of a three-day (September 25-28) earthquake relief called Napa Valley Rocks Weekend.

Other scheduled events include Nourish Napa! featuring several of the region’s top chefs including Chefs Ken Frank (La Toque), Tyler Rodde (Oenotri) and Brian Whitmer (VinEleven).

INTERVIEW: Chef Ken Frank (La Toque, Napa)

Contribute to the Community Mosaic! invites the community to contribute to a mosaic and permanent memorial comprised of fragile treasured items that were shattered in the August 24 earthquake.

See below for full schedule, or visit the Napa Valley Rocks Weekend web site for further details.

California Wine Videos, News, PhotosNAPA VALLEY ROCKS! WEEKEND

September 25-28, 2014

Thursday, September 25th


When: Thursday, September 25th at 6pm
Where: Napa Valley Marriott, Napa

Several of Napa Valley’s top chefs and vintners have teamed up to present an ultimate wine and food evening that can only be found in the Napa Valley. Chefs and restaurants include Morimoto Napa, Michelin Star Ken Frank of La Toque, Tyler Rodde of Oenotri, Brian Whitmer of VinEleven, Todd Humphries of Kitchen Door, Michael Gyetvan of Norman Rose Tavern, plus ZuZu, Angéle, and Sweetie Pies. A silent and live auction along with other surprises ensure this will be an evening to remember. Tickets are limited and are $200 per person.


All community members are invited to contribute to a mosaic and permanent memorial comprised of fragile treasured items that were shattered in the August 24 earthquake. Organized by Verve Napa Valley and The Grand Hand Galley, this collaborative public art piece will be installed at a TBD location in downtown Napa. Drop your pieces off during normal business hours at The Grand Hand Gallery now through Tuesday, September 30. Stay tuned to Verve’s Facebook page for more info in the coming weeks for more ways to get involved!

Friday, September 26th


When: Friday, September 26th
Where: Downtown Napa

Downtown Napa presents Napa Night Out on Friday, September 26. Shop, stroll, savor and sip through downtown enjoying all that Napa has to offer, including a free community concert beginning at 6:30pm at Veterans Park on Main Street between 2nd and 3rd streets. Enjoy some of the best local talent, have some fun and don¹t forget to say hi, give a hug and show support for downtown Napa!


When: Friday, September 26th Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm
Where: Silo’s

25% of ticket proceeds to Napa Valley Community Relief Fund the Napa Valley Community Foundation. Go to Silo’s website for pre sale tickets @ Silosnapa.com

Saturday, September 27th


When: Saturday, September 27th Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 8pm
Where: Silo’s

25% of ticket proceeds to Napa Valley Community Relief Fund the Napa Valley Community Foundation
Go to Silo’s website for pre sale tickets @ Silosnapa.com


Napa Farmers Market

When: Saturday, September 27th at 8am
Where: Oxbow Public Market, Napa

The Napa Farmers Market offers the very best in homegrown fruits and veggies, and locally made food products. Come get a taste of Napa – straight from the source!

Sunday, September 28th


When: Sunday, September 28th at 7am
Where: Skyline Park, Napa

The Napa Half will donate 100% of the race’s net proceeds to the Napa Valley Community Support Fund
To register, visit www.napahalf.com


When: Sunday, September 28th from 12pm – 5pm
Where: Napa Valley Expo, Plaza Stage

Michael Franti and Spearhead, Afrolicious, and Grass Child
Kellie Fuller, local celebrity, will be our Mistress of Ceremonies for the Sunday, Napa Rocks! event
Wine and beer provided by Napa Valley Vintners, Napa Smith, Napa Point, Lagunitas and DBI Distributor brand-partners
Food provided by local area restaurants and food trucks:

Mark’s The Spot
Smokey’s BBQ
Tacos Esperanza
DivCo Dogs
Ben and Jerry’s


When: Sunday, September 28th Doors open at 5:00pm and show starts at 6:30pm
Where: City Winery

Bands include: The Iron Heart, Davenport, Deadlies, The Buttercream Gang, Pion 2 Zion
$10 Advance Ticket / $20 at the Door
Purchase Tickets here. Ticket proceeds to Napa Valley Community Relief Fund via the Napa Valley Community Foundation.

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