Festival del Sole

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The Festival del Sole is an annual ten-day music, food, wine, and art festival held in California's Napa Valley.[1] Founded in 2006 by Richard Walker and Barrett Wissman, the festival attracts over 8,000 attendees annually.[2] Past performers have included Robert Redford, Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming, Sarah Chang, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.[3] Festival sponsors and partners have included Tiffany & Co., Bentley Motors Limited, National Public Radio (NPR), and Bank of America.[4]

The festival's seventh season was held in July 2012 and included performances by Joshua Bell, Danielle de Niese, Nathan Gunn, and the Russian National Orchestra, among others.[5]


  1. ^ San Jose Mercury News. "Napa Festival del Sole samples musical delights". July 4, 2010. http://www.mercurynews.com/travel/ci_15371240.
  2. ^ Festival del Sole website, April 20, 2012. http://festivaldelsole.org
  3. ^ San Francisco Chronicle. "Singing the praises of Festival del Sole". October 1, 2009. http://articles.sfgate.com/2009-10-01/living/17184437_1_festival-food-event-pianist.
  4. ^ Festival del Sole. http://www.festivaldelsole.org/. 2010.
  5. ^ Festival del Sole website, retrieved April 30, 2012. http://festivaldelsole.org/calendar-2012/.

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