Blue Note Jazz Festival in Napa Valley, in partnership with Luminary, presents the first-ever live audience recording of the award-winning podcast, The Midnight Miracle, on Friday, July 29. Hosted by Dave Chappelle, yasiin bey & Talib Kweli, “The Midnight Miracle Live from Napa” will feature special guests from the festival. Although held in an intimate setting with limited capacity, everyone will be in on the conversation when season two of The Midnight Miracle debuts later this year on Luminary. For more information on how to attend this free event, visit bluenotejazzfestival.com/midnightmiracle.
Additionally, Dave Chappelle will host the Friday, July 29 Artist Residency featuring music collective Dinner Party (Terrace Martin, Robert Glasper & Kamasi Washington and Snoop Dogg).
Finally, Blue Note announced it will release a limited number of 3-day festival passes to the inaugural West Coast festival which had officially sold out. The new 3-day pass, which offers Friday, Saturday and Sunday admission will be available in both GA and VIP sections. Three-Day General Admission tickets are priced at $610.00 and VIP 3-Day tickets are $1300.00 and will go on sale Thursday, July 30, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. PST.
The announcements come after Blue Note’s recent addition of a third day of programming also including standout additions Chaka Khan, Kamasi Washington, Madlib, Chris Dave & The Drumhedz, Kenny Garrett, Alex Isley, Domi & JD Beck, Kiefer and Amber (of Moonchild), Marcus Strickland Twi-Life and DJ Jahi Sundance.
The debut of the Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley marks the first Blue Note Jazz Festival presented as an outdoor, multi-day and multi-stage event. The especially intimate festival, with limited capacity, will feature top-tier talent at the historic Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena, CA from July 29 to 31.
Grammy Award-winning multi-genre pianist, songwriter, and producer Robert Glasper serves as the festival’s Artist-In-Residence. Glasper’s residency, hosted by comedian Dave Chappelle, includes performances by special guests Dinner Party with Terrace Martin and Kamasi Washington, Snoop Dogg, Erykah Badu, Ledisi, D Smoke, Terrace Martin, and BJ the Chicago Kid.
The Napa Valley outdoor weekend event represents a new audience experience for Blue Note fans by combining a more traditional festival style event with the local wine culture of Napa Valley. The weekend will include food by renowned area restaurants, wine tasting sessions and other additional experiences. During the pandemic Blue Note Napa, operating in the Valley for six years, partnered with Charles Krug Winery to present nearly 40 successful outdoor summer concerts at a time when few were offered. Charles Krug Winery, established in 1861 as the Napa Valley’s first winery, is remarkable for its historical significance and character. Blue Note Napa’s successful partnership with the winery demonstrated that Charles Krug was a natural fit as the venue for the upcoming festival, which will now use the Winery’s entire grounds for the July event.