A Festival Napa Valley Patron Pass Affords Access

BODYTRAFFIC. Photo by Guzman Rosado

Festival Napa Valley, recognized for transforming California wine country into a cultural destination, has announced the lineup for its 2024 Summer Season, July 12 – 21. Featuring innovative classical, jazz, contemporary, opera, and dance productions paired with Napa Valley’s unparalleled food, wine, and hospitality, the 2024 schedule is best experienced with a Patron Pass.

The Patron Pass provides access to the festival’s Vintner’s Luncheons, Patron Dinners, fashion shows, and other special events. The pass includes premium seating and access to the popular Patron’s Lounge at concerts, as well as valet parking.

Festival Napa Valley Season Finale Brunch at Alpha Omega. Photo by David Ortega

Festival Napa Valley 2024 Summer Season highlights include:      

·       International superstar Lionel Richie headlines the Arts for All Gala, benefiting arts education and the Festival’s community programs, with an elegant dinner prepared by chef Elliot Bell paired with single vineyard wines provided by Nickel & Nickel Winery at their historic farmstead property. 

·       Maria Manetti Celebrates La Dolce Vita honoring screen legend Sophia Loren, with a screening of her iconic films and a performance featuring Loren’s grandson Vittorio Ponti on piano in his festival debut and the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra conducted by Carlo Ponti.

·       Mancini at 100 with Monica Mancini, Shelly Berg, Gregg Field and The Frost School of Music’s Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra.

Pretty Yende. Photo by Gregor Hohenberg

·     Uytengsu Family Opening Night featuring soprano Pretty Yende and tenor Jonathan Tetelman with Festival Orchestra Napa conducted by Carlo Montanaro, as well as an Opus One Premiere performance by composer/pianist Yang Bao.

·       Grand Cru Classics with pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and violinist Ray Chen in an Olivia Decker Power of Music concert with Festival Orchestra Napa conducted by Filippo Ciabatti. 

·       GRAMMY-winning string and vocal ensemble Time for Three performing Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Kevin Puts’ concerto, Contact

·       High energy contemporary dance group BODYTRAFFIC returns to Festival Napa Valley for the annual Dance Gala.

·       Vocal Fantastique featuring Manetti Shrem Summer Conservatory Vocalists in favorite opera scenes and composer Gordon Getty’s Old Man Trilogy featuring Volti Chorale, with Festival Orchestra Napa conducted by Ming Luke.


Time for Three. Photo by Shervin Lainez

·       Art song recital featuring soprano Lisa Delan, pianist Kevin Korth and clarinetist David Barnett, with a world premiere by composer Jake Heggie.

·       An innovative Manetti Shrem Opera production of Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio conducted by Carlo Montanaro and directed by Jean-Romain Vesperini, with soprano Brenda Rae, tenor Michele Angelini, Bass David Soar and Volti Chorale.

·       Taste of Napa, Festival Napa Valley’s signature celebration of food, wine and music at The Meritage Resort and Spa.

·       Young Original, bringing fresh energy to the Great American Songbook at CIA at Copia in a double bill performance with singer-songwriter Matt Costa, and at Alpha Omega.

·       Daily admission-free Festival Live! concerts with participants from the Frost School of Music at Festival Napa Valley’s Blackburn Music Academy.

·       Three Bouchaine Young Artist concerts featuring violinist Geneva Lewis, pianist Daniela Liebman, and harpist Alisa Sadikova. 

·       Upon a Day book release author event with composer and poet Gordon Getty.

Festival Napa Valley Patron Dinner at Raymond Vineyards. Photo by Drew Altizer Photography

Patron Passes start at $1,550 for a single day pass that includes a full festival day with access to an intimate Vintner’s Luncheon, a performance, and an elegant Patron Dinner. Multiday options range from $3,750 to $12,000. The Opening Weekend Pass ($5,500) and Passport Pass ($12,000) include access to the Festival’s Arts for All Gala headlined by Lionel Richie. The Gala also features an auction of once-in-a-lifetime luxury travel, wine, and performing arts experiences. (Last year, attendees bid on trips to the Tony Awards, Tuscany, England, Switzerland, etc.) An Arts for All Gala pass can also be purchased individually for $2,500. Click here for a menu of options.

Festival Napa Valley performances take place on the Festival Napa Valley Stage at Charles Krug in St. Helena, the Ecolab Theatre and Jackson Family Wines Amphitheater at CIA at Copia in Napa, Nickel & Nickel in Oakville, and at wineries, resorts, and estates throughout Napa Valley. 

Festival Napa Valley 2024 venue and event hosts include ADAMVS, Alila Napa Valley, Alpha Omega, Antinori Napa Valley, Bella Union Winery, Bouchaine Vineyards, CADE Estate Winery, Castello di Amorosa, Charles Krug, Culinary Institute of America (CIA) at Copia, Davis Estates, Del Dotto Estate Winery, The Donum Estate, Freemark Abbey Winery, HALL St. Helena, The Meritage Resort and Spa, Napa Valley College, Nickel & Nickel, ONEHOPE Winery, Raymond Vineyards, Spottswoode Winery, Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Sterling Vineyards, Tamber Bey Vineyards, St. Supéry Estate Vineyards and Winery, Tre Posti, and Turnbull Wine Cellars.

Festival Napa Valley 2024 Premier sponsors include Bouchaine Vineyards, Kaiser Permanente, Audi, Opus One, Pomellato, and The Meritage Resort and Spa. 2024 Performance partners include Charles Krug, the Culinary Institute of America at Copia, Frost School at Festival Napa Valley, Meyer Sound, and Napa Valley College. 

“We present dazzling talent on spectacular stages surrounded by the incomparable beauty of Napa Valley,” said Festival President & CEO Richard Walker. “It’s a one-of-a-kind experience and a highlight of the year for guests and artists, both returning and new.” 

For more information about the Festival Napa Valley Patron Experience or to purchase a Patron Pass, contact or call 707.927.3874

Fran Endicott Miller

Fran Endicott Miller is a luxury focused freelance feature and travel writer for a variety of lifestyle publications and websites, editor-at-large for, senior contributor to Napa Valley Life Magazine, and a California editor for luxury travel concierge service Essentialist, specializing in the Napa Valley. Prior to her journalism career she held positions in the fields of politics, te...(Read More)

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