City Winery Napa Hosts Napa Crossroads Album Release Celebration
Event Benefits Music and Arts in Napa Schools
March 5, 2014, Napa, CA -‐-‐ On Monday, April 28, City Winery in Napa, CA, will host the official album release celebration for Napa Crossroads, a first-of-its-kind musical collaboration between five prestigious Napa Valley wineries -- Silver Oak Cellars, Far Niente, Pride Mountain Vineyards, Gargiulo Vineyards, and Casa Piena -- and David Pack, legendary producer, vocalist, and hit-maker (former singer-songwriter Ambrosia,) who conceived and produced the project.
As part of its commitment to support Napa Valley non profits, City Winery's hosting of the Napa Crossroads release celebration will support Arts Council Napa Valley and The Music Connection, helping keep music and arts alive in Napa Valley schools. The celebration includes a wine reception and silent auction, followed by a three-‐ course dinner graciously provided by City Winery expertly paired with wines provided by the Napa Crossroads vintners. The evening culminates with a musical performance featuring David Pack with celebrity guests that include Alan Parsons, Jimmy Wayne, and Robert Schwartzman, all featured on the album, and the all-‐ vintner led local Napa band, The Silverado Pickups.
Limited tickets for this exclusive Napa Crossroads album release celebration are $75 per person, and are available at www.citywinery.com/napa/tickets. For more information, please visit www.citywinery.com/napa.
Napa Crossroads is a five-‐year-‐in-‐the-‐making music project from Grammy® Award winning recording artist David Pack and the five winery partners, who collaborated on two songs each along with contributions from legendary music guests. David & his winery partners like to say: “5 years 5 wineries 14 songs and way too much fun!”
Stellar guest stars include The Doors' Ray Manzarek, Bela Fleck, Alan Parsons, Todd Rundgren, David Benoit, Billy Dean, Jimmy Wayne, Larry Carlton, Doyle Dykes, Mindi Abair, Robert Schwartzman, Cage The Elephant's Lincoln Parish, Rick Braun and others. All songs, which include one of the final recordings of the late Ray Manzarek, were produced by Pack, written and recorded in Napa Valley beginning May 2009. Napa Crossroads will be officially released March 11 and available online at Amazon, iTunes, and other fine music retailers.
(Additional information, images and album art available at http://mediakits.concordmusicgroup.com/p/napa-‐crossroads/) and
www.napacrossroads.com the official website
About the Music Connection
The Music Connection is dedicated to connecting students with music, regardless of their circumstances, and developing and expanding the role of music in their lives by providing quality musical instruments, and enhancing their musical experiences with opportunities for accessible instruction throughout Napa. The Music Connection, a program of the NVEF, has provided quality musical instruments and instruction to students supporting the school music programs in Napa since 1997. For more information, please visit www.nvef.org/pages/music.html.
About Arts Council Napa Valley
Arts Council Napa Valley is a non-‐profit arts advocacy agency that promotes, supports and connects the local creative community in Napa County. For more information, please visit www.artscouncilnapavalley.org.
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Napa Crossroads Album Release Party to Benefit Music and Arts in Schools
WHEN: Monday, April 28, 2014 beginning at 6:30pm
WHAT: Napa Crossroads Album Release Party
WHO: Napa Crossroads, Grammy® Award Winning recording artist David Pack, in association with Silver Oak, Far Niente, Pride Mountain, Gargiulo Vinyards, and Casa Piena
WHY: To raise money and awareness for The Music Connection, supporting music in Napa Valley schools, and Arts Council Napa Valley
WHERE: City Winery Napa
ADDRESS: 1030 Main Street in Downtown Napa, CA
PUBLIC INFO: www.citywinery.com/napa
MEDIA CONTACT: Tom Fuller -‐ firstname.lastname@example.org
City Winery Napa will host the Napa Crossroads album release celebration to support Arts Council Napa Valley and The Music Connection, helping keep music and arts alive in Napa Valley schools. Napa Crossroads is a five-‐year-‐in-‐the-‐making music project from Grammy® Award winning recording artist David Pack, in association with David Duncan of Silver Oak Cellars, Larry Maguire of Far Niente, Suzanne Pride Bryan of Pride Mountain Vineyards, Jeff Gargiulo of Gargiulo Vineyards, and Carmen Policy of Casa Piena. The celebration includes a wine reception and silent auction, followed by a three-‐course dinner graciously provided by City Winery Napa expertly paired with wines provided by the Napa Crossroads vintners. The evening culminates with a musical performance featuring David Pack and the Napa Crossroads band with celebrity guests, including Alan Parsons, Jimmy Wayne, and Robert Schwartzman, all featured on the album.