International Artist Music Showcase with A&R Worldwide at Blue Note Napa Launches Fundraising & Awareness Campaign on Tuesday, February 28

Join us after the 2017 State of the Arts Summit for an evening of music at Bluenote Napa supporting
local arts education!
Humanitas Wines, The Wine Foundry, A&R Worldwide, Blue Note Napa, Heritage Eats and Hampton Inn & Suites have joined together to host a stellar night of music, food and wine as a kick-off fundraiser for the Arts Council Napa Valley Education Alliance. Napa Valley Unified School District is making a visionary effort to reintegrate arts education back into its schools after losing state and federal funding decades ago.
A&R Worldwide’s Passport Approved Tour routes through Blue Note Napa on Tuesday, February 28 (Door 6pm | Show 7pm) featuring rock ‘n’ roll international discovery artists Katéa (Finland), Ben Hazlewood (New Zealand), Speaker First (Indonesia) with opener Madyx (USA). With each showcase set, Blue Note Napa Chef Jessica Sedlacek will create a series of four course small plate dishes inspired by each artist’s country of origin to pair with Humanitas and Foundry Wines. Promotional radio support comes from KRML102.1 and KKDO 94.7 FM.
A&R Worldwide has managed the discovery and development for Coldplay, Dido, Muse, Sia, Adele, Katy Perry, Keane, LMFAO, and Lord to name a few. Headliner Katéa has recently signed with BMG Scandinavia by the same agent who inked the Tove Lo deal and is represented by Adele’s worldwide entertainment attorney.
General bar area admission is $25. All-inclusive wine and dinner show tickets are $150 each. Group Donor Tables are available first-come, first-served in packages of 4, 6 and 8 seats for $550, $830 and $1,100 respectively at or by calling (707) 880-2300.
Citizens with few extra years under their belts might remember when band, music, art and drama where part of the day-to-day curriculum. Produced in a public-private partnership with NVUSD’s community partners represented in the Arts Council Napa Valley Education Alliance, The Arts Education Master Plan will create a clear pathway for every pre-kindergarten-through-12th-grade student in Napa public schools to have a sequential, standards-based visual and performing arts education.
According to studies by Americans for the Arts, students who are given a sense of an artistic community are more likely to create and positively affect their surroundings. These same students will, on average, have superior academic performance, meaning lower dropout rates, improved memory skills, and higher GPA’s and SAT scores. And the success continues beyond their high school years, contributing to the health and vibrancy of our community.
“As a parent and member of the board of Arts Council Napa Valley, the issue of arts in our schools is a passionate issue for me,” said Humanitas founder Judd Wallenbrock. “With our relationship with A&R Worldwide and the opening of Blue Note Napa, we saw an opportunity to create an unforgettable night to celebrate the arts while immediately raising funds and bringing awareness to The Arts Education Master Plan.”
Heritage Eats is hosting the night’s green room nosh with its globally inspired food with an emphasis on Heritage Breed protein. Lodging partner Hampton Inn & Suites is hosting the evening’s talent and offering 15% off room rates for out-of-town ticket holders. Call Hampton direct at 707.255.4000 or book directly online.