Festival Napa Valley

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Festival Napa Valley is an annual ten-day music, food, wine, and art festival held in California's Napa Valley.[1] Founded in 2006 in Napa Valley as Festival Del Sole by co-founders attorney Richard Walker, IMG Artists Chairman Barrett Wissman [2] and cellist Nina Kotova,[3] the festival attracts over 8,000 attendees annually.[4] Past performers have included Robert Redford, Joshua Bell, Renée Fleming, Sarah Chang, Nina Kotova, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet.[5] Festival sponsors and partners have included Tiffany & Co., Bentley Motors Limited, National Public Radio (NPR), and Bank of America.[6]

The festival's tenth season was held in July 2015 and included performances by Kevin Spacey, Herb Alpert, Nadine Sierra, Midori,[7] and the Russian National Orchestra, among others.[8] The festival underwent a major rebranding campaign in 2016, changing its name to Festival Napa Valley.


  1. ^ San Jose Mercury News. "Napa Festival del Sole samples musical delights". July 4, 2010. http://www.mercurynews.com/travel/ci_15371240.
  2. ^ http://www.sfchronicle.com/style/article/The-prodigy-behind-Napa-s-Festival-del-Sole-6402423.php July 23,2105
  3. ^ http://ninakotova.com/documents/C_magazine_article_about_the_festivals_2007.pdf
  4. ^ Festival Napa Valley website, April 20, 2012. http://festivalnapavalley.org
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ Festival Napa Valley. http://www.festivalnapavalley.org/. 2010.
  7. ^ "Midori". Festival Napa Valley. Retrieved Jun 28, 2016. 
  8. ^ Festival Napa Valley website, retrieved January 3, 2015. http://festivalnapavalley.org/current-season/schedule/.[dead link]

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