January 17, 2019 – The fifth annual Yountville Live, the ultimate, luxury getaway event is set to take place in Yountville, California from March 14 – 17, 2019.
Guests will enjoy exquisite cuisines from world-class restaurants and Award-winning rock star chefs, exclusive intimate performances from some of today’s hottest recording artists and a unique variety of some of Napa Valley’s most celebrated wineries and finest beers and spirits available. Considered the culinary heart of Napa Valley, Yountville is the ultimate luxury getaway that marries a breath-taking setting and small-town ambiance with a sophisticated Wine Country lifestyle. The event, which includes the 26th annual “Taste of Yountville” experience on Saturday, March16th, attracts attendees from around the world and is the next generation of food and wine events.
For fans who have always wanted to attend the private festival, Live In The Vineyard (LITV) but haven’t been able to win your way in, now is your chance to get that up-close-and-personal experience with Yountville Live. The 26th annual “Taste of Yountville” is an all day event that will have something for everyone with wineries from around the valley pouring, bites from local restaurants, cooking demos, customized activations, live musical performances, local retailers and more. Tickets are now available for Yountville Live by going to https://yountvillelive.com/tickets.
The fifth annual Yountville Live event will feature Award winning chefs Chris Cosentino and Timothy Hollingsworth as our focus chefs as well as well-known chefs around the Napa Valley including Anita Cartagena, Ken Frank, Chris Kollar and more during the four day event. Joy Bauer, one of the nation’s leading health authorities, host of NBC’s Health + Happiness, and the nutrition and health expert for the TODAY show, will host events during the weekend as well.
The producers have invited several incredible LITV alum artists back to the Napa Valley to perform acoustic up-close-and-personal sets for this event including Anderson East (who will be the headline performing artist for the Red Carpet Gala March 15) , Drew Holcomb, The Tenors, Jon McLaughlin, Runaway June, Blaine Mitchell, Rachel Reinert, Emerson Hart, Victoria Canal, Cash Campbell, Grant Landis, Mike Burke and more. The event will conclude with a very special Bubbles Brunch March 17th presented by CMT Next Women of Country featuring an in-the-round performance by Kelleigh Bannen, Ingrid Andress, Natalie Stovall and Lauren Duski as they enjoy a breakfast brunch of craft foods inspired by a passion for open-fire cooking.
“Yountville Live marries the best that our town has to offer – luxurious food and wine – with the added element of incredible music, all in a setting that is truly up close and personal. Over the last four years the event has grown into a weekend of epicurean delights and experiences that are not to be missed while bringing attendees to Yountville from around the world,” said Whitney Diver McEvoy, President & CEO of the Yountville Chamber of Commerce. “The long celebrated Taste of Yountville, taking place on March 16th, has seen remarkable growth with Yountville Live and continues to wow us each year with the very best in music, food and wine! We look forward to you all joining us March 14-17 for the fifth annual Yountville Live!”
The 26th annual “Taste of Yountville” will feature wine tastings by local renowned Napa Valley wineries including Handwritten Wines, Jessup Cellars, Regusci Winery, AXR Napa Valley, Vineyard 29, Mersenne Wines, Whetstone Wine Cellars, Stewart Cellars, Robert Mondavi Winery, Y. Rousseau Wines, Azimuth Estate Wines, Anthem Winery, Peju Province, Trefethen, Harumph Wines, Hewitt/Provenance, Beringer and more. The four day exclusive event will feature bites by well known and celebrated restaurants including La Toque, Las Alcobas, Bounty Hunter, Angele, Tarla, Mustards, Zuzu, Basalt, Bistro Jeanty, Ottimo, Kollar Chocolates, Bottega and more.
Yountville Live will conclude on Sunday, March 17th with a very special CMT Next Women of Country Brunch featuring an in-the-round performance by Kelleigh Bannen, Ingrid Andress, Natalie Stovall and Lauren Duski. A staunch advocate for country music’s female artists, CMT first launched its “Next Women of Country” campaign in 2013 in an effort to support and expose developing female talent, both signed and unsigned, in a male-dominated format. The campaign showcases emerging female artists across all CMT screens throughout the year, and in five years since its launch, CMT has expanded the initiative to include five CMT NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY Tours, anchored by superstar acts including Jennifer Nettles, Martina McBride and Sara Evans, a CMT.com digital series, NEXT WOMEN OF COUNTRY LIVE, and more. Notable alumnae of the franchise who have achieved both commercial and critical acclaim include Kelsea Ballerini, Maren Morris, Lauren Alaina, RaeLynn and Lindsay Ell.
Yountville Live has something for everyone that will not only compliment and highlight all the best that Yountville and the Napa Valley has to offer in the culinary and winemaking world with truly incredible music infused, but also the best across the country has to offer in all three. This four day event is an up close and personal experience while being on a larger scale as touted by press outlets including Vine-Living, Today Show, Thrillist, San Francisco Chronicle, Napa Sonoma Insider, Wine Journal, The Daily Meal, Grape Collective, Girls On Food, and more.
Passionate author, chef, cyclist and philanthropist, Chris Cosentino is co-owner of San Francisco’s celebrated Cockscomb restaurant, Jackrabbit in Portland, OR, and Acacia House at Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Napa Valley, with partner Oliver Wharton and parent company Delicious MFG & CO. Author of the 2012 cookbook Beginnings: My Way to Start a Meal, Cosentino’s long-awaited Offal Good: Cooking from the Heart with Guts, was released in fall 2017, celebrating whole-animal cooking and received a James Beard nomination for single subject cookbooks . He also collaborated with Marvel and wrote Wolverine: In The Flesh. Cosentino won season four of BRAVO’s “Top Chef Masters,” earning over $140,000 for The Michael J. Fox Foundation, and he is a member of Chefs Cycle, a 300-mile annual bicycle ride that raises funds and awareness in support of No Kid Hungry.
Timothy Hollingsworth is an award-winning chef and restaurateur in Los Angeles. In 2015, he opened Otium, an ambitious all-day restaurant next to The Broad. A longtime LA favorite, Otium’s sophisticated, yet accessible menu features eclectic, vibrant, and seasonal flavors. In 2018, he brought C.J. Boyd’s to The Fields LA, a fried chicken stand that pays homage to Chef Tim’s grandfather Cecil Boyd and his southern roots. At Free Play, Hollingworth’s latest restaurant and bar, you can watch and play your favorite games. Before he moved to Los Angeles in 2012, Hollingsworth started his career at The French Laundry where he worked for 13 years including four years as the Chef de Cuisine. Hollingsworth has won multiple awards throughout his career, including the Rising Star Chef Award from The San Francisco Chronicle and the Rising Star Chef of the Year Award, presented by the James Beard Foundation. He is also the winner of Netflix’s The Final Table, a global culinary competition series that debuted in November 2018.
Joy Bauer is the founder of Nourish Snacks®, a monthly columnist for Woman’s Day magazine, and the official nutritionist for the New York City Ballet. Joy is the creator of JoyBauer.com and the author of 13 best-selling books. Her latest book, Joy’s Simple Food Remedies, explores the healing power of food and features natural, holistic remedies for the most common every day ailments—including belly fat, headaches, high blood pressure, low energy and anxiety and stress. Passionate about delivering scientifically sound, realistic information to millions of Americans, Joy has received countless awards including the National Media Excellence Award from two of the most esteemed organizations, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Society of Nutrition Science.
Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and performer Anderson East is in the midst of a breakthrough year, which saw the release of his acclaimed new album, Encore, as well as a nomination for “Best American Roots Performance” at the 2019 Grammy Awards for his No. 1 single, “All On My Mind.” The album–whose title was derived from East’s belief that every song must be worthy of closing out one of his notoriously epic live shows–was produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb and is out now on Low Country Sound/Elektra Records. Of the music, The New York Times praises, “…an often lustrous revisiting of raucous Southern soul, rousingly delivered and pinpoint precise. He has a voice full of extremely careful scrape and crunch, but his howls never feel unhinged,” while Billboard declares, “One of Nashville’s most promising new talents.” Additionally, East spent much of 2018 touring across the world as part of his “Encore World Tour” and recently made appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” ”Austin City Limits” and more.
Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors is an Americana rock band from Tennessee. Drawing influence from Tom Petty and Bob Dylan, Drew Holcomb has found his place in today’s landscape of singer/songwriter Americana. The band has developed their loyal base through extensive synch success, having been featured in over 50 TV shows, films, and national ad campaigns, as well as rigorous touring, performing alongside John Hiatt, The Avett Brothers, Ryan Adams, Don Henley, and more.
Blending classical music and contemporary pop, the award winning and multi-platinum selling band The Tenors have achieved international success by selling over one million albums worldwide, and performing over 1000 live shows and hundreds of TV appearances across five continents. The Canadian vocal group have performed for the last four Presidents of the United States, including at the White House Christmas Tree Lighting for the Obama family, and for the world leaders at the G20 Summit. Other performances include the opening ceremonies of the XXI Olympic Winter Games, for Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, The Oprah Winfrey Show with Celine Dion, The Primetime Emmy Awards, and the NBC Tree Lighting Ceremony at Rockefeller Centre. The Tenors have had the honour of sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in music including Sir Paul McCartney, Sarah McLachlan, Sting, Justin Bieber, Andrea Bocelli, Sir Elton John, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, and David Foster.
Jon McLaughlin released his debut album, Indiana, in 2007 attracting fans with his heartfelt, hook-laden songwriting and impassioned delivery. He’s released five full-lengths in the twelve years since and revealed a true evolution in both his piano playing and singing. He’s played shows with Billy Joel, Kelly Clarkson and Adele, collaborated with longtime friend Sara Bareilles, co-written with Demi Lovato and even performed at the Academy Awards in 2008.
There’s a sound that hasn’t been heard on country radio in quite some time – the sound of organic, three-part female harmonies, ringing strings and stories that speak the language of modern women everywhere. It’s a sound that was the backbone of a little group known as The Dixie Chicks, and now it’s making a comeback through a vocal trio named Runaway June. With their debut single, “Lipstick,” Runaway June became the first all-female trio in over a DECADE to score a Top 25 hit. With the help of the trio’s follow-up Top 40 single “Wild West” the breakout trio earned a 2018 ACM nomination for “New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year”. With their current single “Buy My Own Drinks,” co-written by Runaway June and Hillary Lindsey and Josh Kear, the trio is primed to cement their identity as one of the best new groups in the genre.
Emerson Hart is a songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and producer. He is the lead singer and songwriter of the multi-Platinum selling alternative rock band Tonic. With his solo career his album Beauty in Disrepair marks a remarkably polished and honest follow-up to his 2007 solo debut Cigarettes & Gasoline, a critically-acclaimed album that spawned two Top 20 singles.
Rachel Reinert is best known as part of the country group Gloriana, who won an Academy of Country Music award for Top New Vocal Group, an American Music Awards award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year, toured as a hand-picked opening act with Taylor Swift, and performed with Rascal Flatts, Sheryl Crow, Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, and Zac Brown Band. After almost a decade with the band she just released her debut solo single, “Cool” to massive excitement and praise and just released a new song “Dark Star” to critical praise as well.
The Voice’s Blaine Mitchell won over fans across the country for his undeniable talent. He has an impressive current tour schedule where he is promoting his new project, Love & War. Blaine has shared the stage with world renown artists ranging from Rihanna, Brad Paisley and Adam Levine. Blaine brings a natural and raw energy to the stage in all of his performances. Blaine’s songwriting and music composition for his new band Love & War is surely an anthem for those lovers of the great outdoors and a lyrical inspiration to the rest of us to soak in moments in life that quickly pass us by. Blaine Mitchell and Love & War will be releasing their second single this spring following up their debut single “Bonsai” that is currently rising on indie folk charts across all music platforms.
A “true representation of current country for the next generation” (CMT) newcomer Cash Campbell is bursting onto the music scene with “The In Between,” the follow-up to his debut song “Cannonball.” With his lush sonic palate – glittering, guttural and ethereal – it’s no wonder that fans around the globe are already captivated by Campbell as he continues to rack up MILLIONS of streams on multiple platforms. Building a fan base on the road, he has shared the bill with Country’s brightest stars including Chris Lane, Granger Smith and Gary Allan. His Southern heart and worldly mind are fully evident on tracks “Don’t Wanna Think About It,” “Little Things,” and “Gravity,” — available now on all digital retailers — with details on new music coming soon.
20-year-old Victoria Canal has easily cradled some of the biggest stages in the U.S. in her hand, including Red Rocks Amphitheater and the Apollo as an independent artist. Victoria has garnered millions of plays across streaming platforms on her debut EP Into The Pull, and is currently opening for Michael Franti & Spearhead, on his nationwide tour.
LITV alongside Southwest Airlines ran an Artist on the Rise competition between five artists and the Massachusetts native Mike Burke won unanimously for a chance to perform at Live In The Vineyard. He has been named a “Writer to Watch” by Nashville Songwriters Association International several times and has garnered a dedicated following for both his music and his philanthropy. His song ‘If We Could See’ which was the title track off his second album won Song Of The Year at the 2013 Malibu Music Awards. Mike is currently working on his third EP which will be released soon.
Grant Landis is from the small town of Joplin, Missouri where his love for music began at the age of four. More recently, Grant was on the Lifetime television show, The Pop Game that landed him a deal with mega-producer Timbaland. Since then, Grant has been writing and recording new music while using social media to build his fanbase. Grant has toured with OMG Music Fest as well as headlined two of his own tours. His latest single, “Public” is available now.
Raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Kelleigh Bannen has built her career on a sound steeped in the city’s past, present and future, mixing country twang, pop hooks and southern storytelling into the same pot. She’s a songwriter. A singer. A trailblazer. Throughout a career that’s included major-label singles, independent releases, Top 50 hits, and shows alongside icons like Hank Williams Jr. and Luke Bryan, Bannen has consistently called her own shots. She continues that streak with her new EP, Cheap Sunglasses, a mix of melodic hooks and modern production whose songs were all co-written by Kelleigh. Swaggering and soulful, Cheap Sunglasses celebrates hope, humor, honesty and just a bit of heartache. It’s an EP about life, written by a woman who’s seen plenty of it. Her influence reaches far beyond the stage, too. This Nashville Life, a new podcast launched and hosted by Kelleigh, shines a light on the “business” side of the music business. Featuring guest interviews, stories, industry tips and plenty of insight from promoters, radio execs and fellow songwriters, the podcast has received glowing reviews not only from Kelleigh’s fans, but from outlets like iTunes, where This Nashville Life was named a “new and noteworthy” release. Kelleigh is still chasing her own dream, but she’s sharing advice with others, too, equipping a generation of dreamers with the tools they need to create their own careers.
Natalie Stovall is a relentless road warrior, amassing over 200 dates each year across college campuses, clubs, festivals and military bases around the world. Natalie, a Tennessee native, is a powerhouse vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, who has been playing professionally since she was ten. A fiddle phenom, Natalie made her Grand Old Opry debut at the age of 12, and has performed everywhere from the White House to The Oprah Winfrey Show. Stovall has been named Campus Entertainer of the Year and Female Vocalist of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine.Her debut single, Baby C’mon with it, was one of the highest debuting single by a new artist, and was in the top 30 Billboard chart. In 2017, Natalie was chosen as the comeback artist for Blake Shelton on Season 13 of “The Voice”. Natalie is one of CMT’s Next Women of Country and is a featured performer in Radio personality Bobby Bones Raging Idiot’s Band. Natalie is currently writing and recording new music for her forthcoming studio project with Kristian Bush (Sugarland).
Now signed to Warner Nashville/Atlantic Records but originally hailing from Denver, Colorado, Ingrid Andress has been chipping away at expectations of herself, and her sound, since she was a young child. As good at sports as she was writing songs, Andress was born into a large family and homeschooled in her youth, growing up outside of the traditional definitions that apply to most kids – of what little girls are “supposed” to do, or how she was supposed to interact with the world around her. Rolling Stone has applauded her “honest and heartbreaking” lyrics that she pairs with a vocal delivery described by The New York Times as “steady, calm, alive.” Having written with heavy hitters in the music community such as Sam Hunt and Alicia Keys, Andress has co-writer credits on hits like “Steady 1234” and Charli XCX’s “Boys.” she was named to Sounds Like Nashville’ s “19 New Country Artists to Watch in 2019” list and touted as one of CMT’ s “Listen Up 2019” artists as well as one of their “Next Women of Country.” It all has led to new music for 2019 that will prove her to be one of the most unique and moving voices in the country space and beyond; one that is thrillingly honest, raw and refreshing in a way rarely seen emanating from Music City.
Lauren Duski wants her fans to know there is strength in letting their most raw selves shine through. The Michigan native, who debuted her first single in July, has rallied fans from across the world who identify with the vulnerability she exudes as an artist. Her first offer to the world, “Costume Party,” proved people were listening and that Duski had something to say. After charting in 13 countries, finding a place on Spotify’s US Viral 50, and debuting at #15 on iTunes country chart, she released a riveting music video with CMT that climbed to over a half million views in the first 24 hours and saw celebrity shoutouts along the way. Duski is a bold representation of America’s heartland – a girl from the midwest fighting to figure herself out; who’s willing to let anyone in who will listen along the way.
For more information on Yountville Live, including information on how to buy tickets please go to www.yountvillelive.com.