ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC®, HOSTS “IN THE ROUND” EVENTS WITH JILLIAN JACQUELINE,
MAGGIE ROSE, THE SISTERHOOD BAND, TENILLE TOWNES, JADEN MICHAELS AND WHITNEY WOERZ MARCH 17TH AND 18TH IN NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Yountville Live Celebrates the25th Annual Taste of Yountville Saturday, March 17th and Sunday, March 18th with Chef Demos Hosted by Stephanie Izard, Lisa Dahl, Joy Bauer, Claudia Sansone and More; Pourings By Some of The Most Revered Wineries and Performances by Some of Today’s Hottest Artists
The fourth annual Yountville Live, the ultimate, luxury getaway event, featuring 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, is set to take place in Yountville, California March 15-18, 2018. In partnership with the Academy of Country Music (ACM), Yountville Live will host two “In The Round” events with some of the biggest up-and-coming artists in country music including Jillian Jacqueline, Maggie Rose, The Sisterhood Band, Tenille Townes, Jaden Michales and Whitney Woerz. Tickets are now available for Yountville Live by going to https://yountvillelive.com/tickets.
Considered the culinary heart of Napa Valley, Yountville is the ultimate luxury get-away with its world-class restaurants and accommodations, and many of the Valley's most celebrated wineries. On Saturday, March 17thRegusci Winery, one of the Napa Valley’s most breathtaking and historic wineries, will host the ACM In The Round event featuring performances by Jillian Jacqueline, Maggie Rose, The Sisterhood Band and Tenille Townes. A portion of the proceeds from the event will benefit ACM Lifting Lives®, which is dedicated to improving lives through the power of music. Their grant cycle funds programs that promote education and healing through the power of music. Fans will be treated to an exclusive tasting of Regusci Winery’s estate wines while listening to this all female line-up of talented artists.
On Sunday, March 18th fans can attend the 25th Annual Taste of Yountville at 1:30pm PST to catch the second ACM “In The Round” event with performances by Jillian Jacqueline, Jaden Michaels and Whitney Woerz at the Villagio Pavilion. This event will be included in the Taste of Yountville ticket. The legendary Taste of Yountville is a 2-day food and wine event held in the heart of Yountville featuring world-class chefs, wineries, and renowned recording artists. Three tasting pavilions throughout town will feature 35 top restaurants sampling signature dishes, 60+ wineries pouring amazing selections, 18 live musical performances, 6 chef demos featuring local and celebrity chefs and musicians, mixologists, craft beers, customized activations, and more each day. NOYO Pavilion at Jessup Cellars and Stewart Cellars will host performances both days and you can experience the highest level of wine making excellence at the Grand Cru Tasting Pavilion during Taste of Yountville, with exclusive, elevated tastings with some of Napa Valley's most awarded wineries featuring $150+ per bottle price points from 16 winemakers and access to the Grand Cru lounge, an elegantly designed lounge space to unwind. This jam-packed event is designed to dazzle your senses, offering guests an in depth music, food, and wine experience unlike any other. To check out daily schedule of events and purchase tickets for the 25th Annual Taste of Yountville go to https://yountvillelive.com/taste-of-yountville/.
Yountville Live truly has something for everyone and will feature James Beard celebrity chef Stephanie Izard (at the Red Carpet Gala on Friday, March 17th and Taste of Yountville cooking demo Saturday, March 18th), chef and Food Network host Bob Blumer (cooking demo at Taste of Yountville Sunday, March 18th) and local and visiting renowned chefs including Ken Frank,Bob Hurley, Chris Kollar, Morgan Robinson, Lisa Dahl, Claudia Sansone, Frank Bonanno, Tiffany Sewell, Nick Ritchie, Nate Lindsey, Anita Cartagena, Rob Connolly, Carl Hazel and more. Health and wellness guru from the Today Show, Joy Bauer and “Eat Travel Rock” TV host Kelly Rizzo will host events throughout the weekend. Also set to be featured are some of the most celebrated wineries all featured on the site. The four day event will also include headline performances by X Ambassadors, Foy Vance, and NEEDTOBREATHE and intimate performances throughout the weekend by Dave Barnes, Emerson Hart, Marc Broussard, Jon McLaughlin, Logan Brill, Keaton Simons, Corey Harper, Keelan Donova, High Noon, Kingsborough, DJ Dallas Green, Sawyer, David Hodges, David Ryan Harris and more.
Big Loud Records' Jillian Jacqueline is taking the music scene by storm with her effortlessly raw vocals and new-school, no-holds-barred storytelling. The bold up-and-comer has already intrigued Country fans and media alike with her 9-song EP, SIDE A, featuring debut single “Reasons.” The honest break-up anthem rocketed into Spotify’s Viral 50 USA list with Jacqueline gathering 30 million plus streams on this platform alone. Named as one of Rolling Stone’s “10 New Country Artists You Need To Know” and praised by American Songwriter as “catchy and radio-ready as hell, “Jacqueline is the first Country artist to make Vevo’s elite dscvr Artists To Watch list while also earning spots on Pandora’s Country Artists To Watch 2018 and CMT’s coveted Next Women of Country list as well as the network's tastemaking “18 for 2018” rundown of emerging artists. The “dazzling chanteuse-wordsmith” (Rolling Stone) has been invited to co-write with some of the biggest hitmakers in Music City, including Craig Wiseman, Shane McAnally, Natalie Hemby, Rodney Clawson, Chris Tompkins, Lori McKenna and more. In 2018 she will serve as a special guest on Thomas Rhett’s LIFE CHANGES TOUR and Brett Eldredge’s THE LONG WAY TOUR after spending 2017 opening shows for Dwight Yoakam, Ryan Adams and Billy Currington. She is currently sharing the bill on Jordan Davis' WHITE WINE AND WHISKEY TOUR. A native of Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, she was road-mentored by Country icon Kenny Rogers and has written and recorded alongside legends like Vince Gill and Richard Marx. Maggie Rose is a woman of exceptional versatility and variety, the Nashville-based artist draws from the many musical genres at play in the city — a love of storytelling and substantive lyrics learned from country music, an affinity for finely crafted pop production, R&B's commitment to an irresistible groove. Familiar elements all, but Maggie Rose combines them in a singular way. It's always honest, always her. Maggie Rose's new tracks "Just Getting By" and "Pull You Through" show a powerhouse singer in complete command not only of her live-in-the-studio recording sessions but also of her creative and prolific career. Recording in Nashville with an 11-piece band, Maggie's making the most exciting music of her life as she taps into a soulful country side in the vein of Linda Ronstadt and Adele. Newly-signed to Sony Music Nashville, The Sisterhood Band is an organic bled of the open melodies of classic West Coast folk and the magnetic swagger of timeless rock n' roll, powered by Alyssa and Ruby's soaring richly textured harmonies and effortless chemistry. Both ladies have strong musical DNA. Alyssa is the daughter of Kathie Baillie & Michael Bonagura (the core of country band Baillie & The Boys) and Ruby's father is rock icon Rod Stewart. Tenille Townes is a singer / songwriter originally from Grand Prairie, AB Canada, making her way to Nashville just 4 years ago. She wasted no time when she got to town in signing a publishing deal with Big Yellow Dog Music and also solidifying a record deal with a major Nashville label. Before arriving in Nashville, Tenille put her hours in by creating, routing and performing a 32 week school tour called “Play It Forward” in 80 cities across Canada, where students were encouraged and rewarded for making positive impacts in their school communities. At age 15, Tenille also saw a need in her hometown to help the local youth shelter, so she created a concert fundraiser called Big Hearts for Big Kids. Over the past 8 years, the concerts have raised over $1.2 million dollars for the Sunrise House youth shelter. Tenille just finished her debut album with Jay Joyce as producer.
Jaden Michaels, who will also perform an acoustic set during the 25th Annual Taste of Yountville on Saturday, March 17th, is an American born country singer, songwriter and musician. During her career as a songwriter, she has collaborated with some of pop music's biggest stars including Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Carly Rae Jepsen, Robin Thicke, Jordin Sparks, Lea Michele and Naya Rivera. In 2009, her song "Love Game" became a triple-platinum hit for Namie Amuroin Japan. Michaels songwriting work on Carly Rae Jepsen's album "KISS" also received a 2013 Juno Award for "Album of the Year." She co-wrote Britt Nicole's "Be The Change" which hit #1 on the CHR Billboard chart for three weeks straight. Jaden grew up in Davenport, Iowa, but currently lives in Nashville, TN where she is working on her upcoming solo debut. Her first single "Preach" landed the Spotify all genre weekly buzz in less than a week of release. Jaden happens to also be the older sister of singer/songwriter and Grammy Nominated Republic Records star Julia Michaels. Michaels has added to her team with Music Executive turned manager David Nathan and his new company DD Endeavors. Nathan a well respected and seasoned veteran in the entertainment industry, has been a major catalyst in the careers of Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Florida Georgia Line, Ariana Grande, Florence and the Machine, Drake, Nelly and more. Look for Michaels' new music coming very soon. As a rising 17-year-old singer/songwriter and junior at the High School of the Performing Arts in New York City, Whitney Woerz combines an alternative pop sound with lyrics firmly rooted in personal experience, possessing a depth and sonic maturity that extends well beyond her years. With a significant presence on social media and radio, Woerz’ recent single Idea of Her has surpassed over 18 million views on YouTube and continues to spark radio and online play. She is committed as a teen ambassador for actor Glenn Close’s non-profit organization, BringChange2Mind, supporting and advocating against bullying through her music.
Yountville Live is produced by LITV Entertainment Group who also handle the private festival in Napa, CA “Live In The Vineyard,” which over the last nine years has become one of the most sought-after tickets across the country. People who have long wanted to attend the Live In The Vineyard festival can now purchase tickets to this publicly ticketed festival that has an even larger focus on culinary events but still highlights and celebrates music and wine in intimate settings amongst the lush scenery of northern California.
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