Yountville Live To Feature Renowned Chefs Stephanie Izard, Bob Blumer And More; Pourings By Some Of The Most Revered Vintners And Wineries; Headline Performances By X Ambassadors, Foy Vance, NEEDTOBREATHE and More; Events Hosted By Joy Bauer from NBC’s Today Show and Eat Travel Rock TV Host Kelly Rizzo
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 va-riety of some of Napa Valley’s most celebrated wineries and finest beers and spirits available, is set to take place in Yountville, California from March 15-18, 2018. Considered the culinary heart of Napa Valley, Yountville is the ultimate luxury get-away. With its world-class restau-rants and accommodations, and many of the Valley’s most celebrated wineries, Yountville mar-ries a breath-taking setting and small-town ambiance with a sophisticated Wine Country life-style. Tickets are now available for Yountville Live by going to yountvillelive.com/tickets.
Yountville Live will feature James Beard celebrity chef Stephanie Izard, chef and Food Net-work host Bob Blumer and local renowned chefs including Bob Hurley, Chris Kollar, Mor-gan Robinson, Nick Ritchie, Nate Lindsey, Cindy Pawlcyn, Anita Cartagena and more. The four day event will 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, Corey Harper, Keelan Do-nova, High Noon 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.
James Beard Award-winning Chef Stephanie Izard, who recently won Food Network’s Iron Chef challenge, will be the featured chef for the March 16th Yountville Live Gala. With three Award winning Chicago restaurants under her ownership (Girl & the Goat, Little Goat, and Duck Duck Goat), Izard is a true master at her craft. Attendees will be treated to a four course meal prepared by her that will be paired with some of Napa Valley’s finest wines. The evening will be capped by an intimate performance by multi-Platinum selling group X Ambassadors who are best known for their hit singles “Jungle,” “Renegades” and “Unsteady” from their de-but LP VHS and their new string of singles from their forthcoming second studio album includ-ing “Ahead of Myself,” which is climbing the charts. The evening will be hosted by Kelly Riz-zo, who is host of ‘Eat Travel Rock TV,” the popular on-demand entertainment series where she goes behind the scenes and off the cuff with master chefs, rockstars, and other creative industry heavyweights, while traveling the world. In 2017, she was named “Travel Queen” by Modern Luxury’s Michigan Avenue Magazine for her jet-setting career.You can also find her coast to coast as a food, travel & lifestyle expert, featured everywhere from from national talks shows on ABC & VH1 to regional broadcasts Fox Good Day Chicago and WCIU The Jam.
Foy Vance will headline the opening reception on March 15th at Piazza Del Dotto, Foy, signed to Gingerbread Man Records, Ed Sheeran’s label division within Atlantic Records, recently re-leased his third studio album The Wild Swan, which was Executive Produced by Sir Elton John. His music video for the lead single “She Burns” featured “Pretty Little Liars” and People’s Choice Award winner Lucy Hale. His music video for “Coco” featured the inspiration for the song title, Coco Arquette, the daughter of Courteney Cox and David Arquette, and was directed by Cox as well. Foy’s recent collaborations include “Moonshine” with Kacey Musgraves, the credits track from Ben Affleck’s film “Live By Night,” four tracks including “Galway Girl” on Ed Sheeran’s latest album ÷, as well as cuts on recent music by several well-known artists.
Yountville Live welcomes guests to celebrate the conclusion of Yountville Live on March 18th with the “The Bubbles Brunch” that will feature an intimate performance by GRAMMY-nominated group NEEDTOBREATHE. Armed with a unique sound that has “carved out a niche in rock music” (Billboard) and had Rolling Stone dubbing the group “an anomaly in the pop music landscape,” the South Carolina foursome recently released their EP, HARD CUTS: Songs from the H A R D L O V E Sessions featuring singles “Waiting” and “Count On Me,” which both hit No. 1 on the iTunes Rock chart upon release this summer. The band is currently donating all proceeds from the EP’s third single “Walking On Water” to victims of Hurricanes Harvey & Irma, and the music video can be found on needtobreathecares.org. The EP is a fol-low up to their chart-topping album H A R D L O V E, which released in 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Albums, Top Current Albums, Top Rock Albums and Top Alterna-tive Albums charts and No. 2 on the Billboard 200, their greatest debut yet. The Bubbles Brunch will also feature a soulful brunch buffet of craft foods inspired by a passion for open-fire cook-ing, provided by Executive Chef Morgan Robinson of Smoke. Guests can celebrate with a Stella Artois specialty bar, a build-your-own bloody mary bar, and an elegant sparkling wine and mimosa bar with fresh squeezed juices and local garnishes. The event will be hosted by Joy Bauer, MS, RDN, who will also partake in events through the weekend. She is one of the na-tion’s leading health authorities. She is the nutrition and health expert for NBC’s TODAY show, the founder of Nourish Snacks, a monthly columnist for Woman’s Day magazine, and the offi-cial nutritionist for the New York City Ballet. Joy is also the creator of JoyBauer.com and the author of 12 New York Times best-selling books. Her latest book, From Junk Food to Joy Food, is based on her popular TODAY show series, in which viewers challenge Joy to turn fattening favorites into delicious, diet-friendly fare for the honor of the coveted “two car-rots up.” The book is also the inspiration behind Joy’s latest PBS special.
Yountville Live is the next generation of food and wine events with a vast array of events for attendees to choose between, especially the newly revamped “Taste of Yountville” experience on March 17th and 18th. Yountville Live has something for everyone that will not only compli-ment 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 the Wine Journal, The Daily Meal, San Francisco Chronicle, Grape Collective, Girls On Food, SF Station and more.
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.
For more information on Yountville Live please go to www.yountvillelive.com