“Live In The Vineyard” today announced the first round of artists for the sixteenth installment of the exclusive festival which will include multi-Platinum selling artists Rob Thomas and Barenaked Ladies as part of the star-studded line-up set to take place amidst the lush scenery of boutique wineries in Napa Valley, California November 5-8. In addition season 14 American Idol winner Nick Fradiani, Concord Music Group artist Michael Franti, singer-songwriter Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, and two-time 2015 Grammy Award winners For KING & COUNTRY will perform at what has become one of the nation’s most exclusive and sought after events. “Live In The Vineyard” (LITV) is a private festival that happens twice a year and gives attendees exclusive access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world-renowned chefs during a “once-in-a-lifetime” four-day event. Fans can check out more information about “Live In The Vineyard,” with additional artists to be announced to the November line-up soon, and enter for a chance to attend at www.liveinthevineyard.com.
Tickets for LITV are only available through special radio station promotions featured on www.liveinthevineyard.com that include Sirius/XM The Pulse, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, iHeart Radio, On with Mario Lopez, and roughly 250 local participating stations. Tickets are also available through exclusive sweepstakes and offerings from LITV’s partnerships with Aloft Hotels, National Car Rental Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sutter Home, Southwest Airlines, Stella Artois, among others. What sets Live In The Vineyard apart from the typical festival is the exclusivity and the intimacy of the events, which are created specifically for each festival and are never duplicated. To date LITV has hosted exquisite food tastings by renowned and celebrated chefs, pourings by some of the most revered vintners, and a series of intimate performances by some of the biggest and emerging names in music.
Multi-platinum selling and award-winning singer and songwriter Rob Thomas, known for his massive hits as a solo artist including the chart-topping hits “This is How a Heart Breaks”, “Her Diamonds,” and “Someday,” as well as his contribution on Santana’s “Smooth” will perform two special shows on Saturday, November 7th at Sutter Home Family Vineyards, the official wine partner of Live In The Vineyard. Rob Thomas is releasing his highly anticipated third solo album, The Great Unknown this Summer and is on a headlining tour across the country. Also set to perform are multi-Platinum and Award winning Canadian rock band Barenaked Ladies. BNL just released their 14th studio album Silverball and single “Duct Tape Heart” and kicked off the Last Summer on Earth 2015 tour with the Violent Femmes and Colin Hay.
Also on the star-studded “Live In The Vineyard” lineup of renowned as well as emerging artists to perform at the Uptown Theatre nightly concerts is season 14 American Idol winner Nick Fradiani, who won the hearts of fans voting across the country and a record deal with Big Machine Records. Fradiani’s debut single “Beautiful Life” surged into the Top 5 on iTunes all-genre chart and became the FIFA 2015 Women’s World Cup Official Anthem. Fradiani is currently out on the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2015, traversing the US on a radio promotion tour and beginning the creative process for his album. Michael Franti is a musician; filmmaker and social justice advocate who has been a key force in popular music throughout his storied career. The diversity of the Oakland, CA native’s sound can be attributed to his wide range of influences that include John Lennon, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash, Marvin Gaye and The Clash. Along with his band, Spearhead, Franti seeks to break down barriers in music between performer and audience, in order to create an intimate, meaningful experience. Michael Franti & Spearhead’s deeply personal, uplifting new single is called “Once A Day” featuring Sonna Rele and Supa Dups. Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness is no stranger to the music business having started his career as the vocalist, pianist and primary songwriter for the bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin. His latest album, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness features the hit single “Cecilia and the Satellite.” Two-time 2015 Grammy Award-winning Australian duo for KING & COUNTRY will also take the stage at Uptown Theatre to perform at LITV. The band raised expectations with the release of 2012’s Crave, winning Billboard’s New Artists to Watch for 2012. Their sophomore effort Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong, garnered unanimous critical praise, a #1 debut on iTunes, features on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, TODAY Show, MLB All Star Game and more.
“Live In The Vineyard” is a private festival that takes place amidst the lush scenery of boutique wineries in California’s Legendary Napa Valley every April and November. The festival was created seven years ago by Bobbii Jacobs and Claire Parr, who together share over 40 years of experience in the music industry, and has since grown into a well-known and sought-after ticket. The festival, available only to sweepstakes winners and special invited guests, marries peoples’ access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world-renowned chefs during a “once-in-a-lifetime” four day event. To date LITV has hosted performances by Sarah McLachlan, James Blunt, Christina Perri, Fun., New Kids on the Block, Alanis Morissette, Lenny Kravitz, Jason Derulo, Zac Brown Band, Natasha Bedingfield, Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Melissa Etheridge, David Gray, Hunter Hayes, Fitz And The Tantrums, Jason Mraz, among others.