Best-Selling Author And NBC’s Today Show Nutrition And Health Expert, Joy Bauer, To Host A Special Brunch For Grand Prize Winners That Will Feature A Performance By Menzel; Bauer Just Launched A Recipe Contest On The Today Show with Kathie Lee And Hoda For One Lucky Winner To Attend LITV
“Live In The Vineyard” (LITV) announced more artists for the eighteenth installment of the exclusive music, food and wine festival, which will include Tony Award winning icon Idina Menzel, Epic Records artist Wrabel, Big Machine Label Group’s Drake White and singer-songwriters Brendan James and Zach Heckendorf. These artists will join the previously announced star studded line-up of O.A.R., Phillip Phillips, Mike Posner, Blue October, JOHNNYSWIM, Walking On Cars, The Rua and Calum Scott at LITV, which is set to take place amidst the lush scenery of boutique wineries in Napa Valley, California November 4-6. “Live In The Vineyard” has become one of the most exclusive and sought-after events across the country as a private festival that gives attendees exclusive access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world-renowned chefs during a “once-in-a-lifetime” three-day event. Fans can check out more information about LITV and enter for a chance to attend at www.liveinthevineyard.com.
Tickets for LITV are only available through special radio station promotions that include Sirius/XM The Pulse (who also tape a special that will air New Year’s Eve), On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, iHeart Radio, On with Mario Lopez, Pop Crush, Westwood One, Clear Channel, Cumulus and local participating stations. Tickets are also available through exclusive sweepstakes and offerings from LITV’s partnerships including Aloft Hotels, Sutter Home Wines, Southwest Airlines, Stella Artois, National & Enterprise Rent-A-Car, DC Solar and the Sacramento International Airport. What sets LITV apart from the typical festival is the exclusivity and the intimacy of the events, which are created specifically for each festival and are never duplicated. Also set to perform at November’s festival at private VIP events will be Colbie Caillat and The Head and The Heart
Grand Prize winners will be treated to a very special brunch hosted by Joy Bauer, author of “From Junk Food to Joy Food,” the nutrition/health expert for NBC’s TODAY show and founder of Nourish Snacks, on Sunday, November 6th. Joy just launched a recipe contest on NBC’s TODAY Show with Kathie Lee and Hoda, “Grape Expectations Recipe Contest,” where fans can enter a healthy recipe that includes wine now through October 7th for their chance to attend LITV. Tony Award-winning icon Idina Menzel will be performing at this exclusive brunch. Menzel has a diverse career that traverses stage, film, television and music. Her voice can be heard as ‘Elsa’ in Disney’s Oscar®-winning Frozen, the highest-grossing animated film of all time, with more than $1.2 billion in worldwide box office revenue. The film’s song “Let It Go,” voiced by Menzel, became an instant international phenomenon, winning the Oscar® for Best Original Song – where Menzel performed it at the ceremony – and the Grammy® Award for Best Song Written for Visual Media. The track reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100, making Menzel the first artist with both a Billboard Top 10 hit and a Tony Award for acting. A skillful songwriter, Menzel’s prolific recording career includes multiple cast albums and the solo albums: Still I Can’t Be Still, Here, I Stand, and her brand new album idina., released September 23 on Warner Bros Records. idina. marks Menzel’s first original studio album since 2008’s I Stand and is receiving critical praise. The brunch will also include Barnraiser Founder and CEO Eileen Chiarello. Eileen will inspire the Grand Prize winners through stories of the people changing how we eat & live on Barnraiser, the discovery platform for good food producers that she created.
Singer-Songwriter Wrabel is set to perform at the Uptown Theatre on Friday night. Wrabel recently released his debut single on Epic Records, “11 Blocks,” which is quickly nearing in on the Top 10 at Hot AC Radio after being chosen as iHeart’s On the Verge artist. With over 3 million streams on Spotify, the hit song made its television debut on The Today Show last month. Previously, Wrabel was best known for his 2014 song “Ten Feet Tall,” a collaboration with DJ and producer Afrojack. With Afrojack, Wrabel performed all over the world, including on Good Morning America and at Ultra in Miami. The VEVO video for “Ten Feet Tall” has more than 65 million views to date. As a songwriter, Wrabel has written for such artists as Ellie Goulding, Adam Lambert, Pentatonix, and Phillip Phillips. NYLON magazine said Wrabel is “stocked with the soulfulness of a Sia or Sam Smith, and a melodic pop DNA that throws back to icons like Paul Simon…” Wrabel’s debut album will be released on Epic in early 2017.
Drake White, Brendan James and Zach Heckendorf will be joining forces on Saturday, November 5th for the Grand Prize Winners at Sutter Home Tasting Room for a special acoustic performance. Named one of the Huffington Post’s Top Country Artists to Watch in 2016, Drake White is an accomplished songwriter with a rock-infused, organic country sound and signature foot-stomp. He continues to stun crowds with his incredible live show and soulful voice. Backed by his band The Big Fire, Drake has previously toured with Superstars including Willie Nelson, Zac Brown Band, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Toby Keith and more. It is no wonder that the Alabama native was featured in Rolling Stone’s 10 Country Artists You Need To Know and Billboard’s Hot New Country Artists to Watch. Drake’s current single “Living The Dream” is both heartfelt and humbling with a wholesome lyric to match. The single is the follow up to his first EP, the four-track IT FEELS GOOD – LIVE EP, which is now available on iTunes. He is also featured on the new album OPRY 9.0, VOL 1: DISCOVERIES FROM THE CIRCLE from the Grand Ole Opry which spotlights the country music careers destined to propel the show toward the century mark. On Aug. 19, Drake released his debut album for Dot Records, Spark, and is on the road with the Zac Brown Band for the Black Out The Sun Tour. This fall, Drake will join Dierks Bentley’s Somewhere on a Beach Tour. Brendan James recently released his highly anticipated EP The Howl and his debut radio single “Bring My Love Home” to critical praise. James is no stranger to the music scene as his music has landed spots on over 15 major television shows and feature films and he’s achieved the #1 Singer Songwriter spot on iTunes, multiple times. He has formed relationships with music legends Carly Simon and Cat Stevens and enjoyed on-stage experiences with the likes of John Legend, John Mayer and Paula Cole. By age 18, Denver native Zach Heckendorf signed his first record deal, released his first album, played Colorado’s legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre and shared stages with Rodrigo y Gabriela, John Butler Trio, Brett Dennen, The Lumineers, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Guster, and One Republic. Heckendorf has spent the past five years patiently honing his craft, combining songwriting and rapid-fire guitar picking with his deep passion for infectious hip-hop beats. Heckendorf independently released a 5-song EP entitled Up! to critical praise and upon moving to New York City last month, released a brand new single, “The Harvest.” He is currently touring in support of the new music and will make his highly anticipated return to LITV in November.
“Live In The Vineyard” was created eight years ago by Bobbii Jacobs and Claire Parr, who together share over 40 years of experience in the music industry, and has since grown into a well-known and sought-after ticket. The festival, available only to sweepstakes winners and special invited guests, marries peoples’ access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world-renowned chefs during a “once-in-a-lifetime” three day event. This unique concept is what got LITV co-founders Claire Parr and Bobbii Jacobs touted as “20 Female Entrepreneurs Everyone Can Learn From” on Inc.com, listed amongst Sheryl Sandberg, Barbara Corcoran and Ariana Huffington. To date LITV has hosted performances by Sarah McLachlan, James Blunt, Christina Perri, Fun., New Kids on the Block, Alanis Morissette, Lenny Kravitz, Jason Derulo, Zac Brown Band, Natasha Bedingfield, Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Melissa Etheridge, David Gray, Hunter Hayes, Fitz And The Tantrums, Jason Mraz, among others.
For more information on LITV events and ticket giveaways go to www.liveinthevineyard.com.