Press Release

BottleRock Presents Vines & Vibes Fundraiser Third Annual Benefit Dinner and Concert Featuring Michael Franti & Friends Benefiting Do It For The Love

  • Napa, CA, March 15, 2017BottleRock Napa Valley presents Vines & Vibes, the third annual Do It For The Love Benefit Dinner and Concert on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. at Auberge du Soleil in Rutherford, Napa Valley. The benefit will include an intimate evening of cocktails, wine, food and music, culminating with a live performance by Do It For The Love founder and musician, Michael Franti, along with special surprise guests.
  • All proceeds from the event will support Do It For The Love, a non-profit wish-granting organization with a singular mission to bring hope through music to people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges and wounded veterans. Tickets are limited to 150 guests and are $1,000 per person.
  • Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. at Doitforthelove.org. Do It For The Love is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
  • “We are happy to continue this tradition of kicking off BottleRock weekend with this important benefit event,” stated Dave Graham, CEO of BottleRock Napa Valley and Latitude 38 Entertainment. “Michael Franti is a great friend of the festival and we hope to raise a lot of money for this important organization.”
  • The festivities will include a private cocktail reception with Michael Franti, followed by dinner prepared by Auberge du Soleil’s Michelin Star Chef, Robert Curry. The menu will showcase an array of seasonal, ingredient-driven dishes displayed among expertly paired tasting stations featuring wines from Blackbird Vineyards, Ca’ Momi Winery, Chappellet, Rombauer Vineyards, Rutherford Hill Winery, and Schramsberg Vineyards, as well as cocktails from Casamigos Tequila and Double Cross Vodka, allowing guests to explore a variety of exceptional pairing experiences. Following dinner, Michael Franti & Friends will treat guests to an outdoor sunset concert on the hotel’s picturesque terrace set above the vineyards of the valley. After the performance, attendees will enjoy an After-Party Tasting Lounge with sparkling wine from Domaine Chandon, specialty coffee drinks from illy, and house-made sweet treats from Auberge du Soleil Pastry Chef Paul Lemieux.
  • “We are thrilled to work with Do It For The Love and BottleRock again this year and serve as the venue for this remarkable event,” said George Goeggel, Auberge du Soleil Managing Partner. “We are grateful for the generosity of the winery and community partners supporting this effort to help bring joy through music to those in need.”
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  • ***Note to Editors: The correct spelling of “BottleRock” is as such with a capital “B” and “R,” one word.
  • About BottleRock Napa Valley
  • BottleRock Napa Valley features the world’s top musicians on four music stages, plus the infamous BottleRock Culinary Stage showcasing one-of-a-kind culinary and celebrity mashups. Master Sommeliers, celebrity chefs and dozens of the region’s finest vintners, restaurateurs and brewers rub shoulders with guests in an intimate setting. BottleRock offers the best in wine, food and craft brews to complement the music and create an authentic wine country experience for festival guests. For additional information, please visit BottleRockNapaValley.com. Join the conversation on Facebook and follow us on Twitter (@BottleRockNapa, #BottleRock) and Instagram (@BottleRockNapa, #BottleRock).
  • About Latitude 38 Entertainment
  • Formed in 2014, the vision of Latitude 38 Entertainment is to blend world-class music, food, wine, brew and community to enhance and elevate Napa Valley’s offerings and reputation as a world-class destination in which to live, work and play.
  • About Do It For The Love
  • Founded by musician, Michael Franti and ER Nurse, Sara Agah Franti, Do It For The Love is a 501(c)3 nonprofit wish granting organization that brings people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges, and wounded veterans to live concerts. Through the healing power of music, our goal is to inspire joy, hope and lasting celebratory memories in the face of severe illness or trauma.
  • Media Contacts:
  • Tom Fuller & Monty Sander
  • media@bottlerocknapa.com
  • Auberge du Soleil
  • Rachel Farnham
  • Murphy O’Brien Public Relations
  • 310-586-7109
  • rfarnham@murphyobrien.com