Robert Mondavi Winery Announces 45th Annual Summer Concert Series

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The Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Concert Series returns for its 45th year this June. One of the wine country’s most popular concert events, the highly-anticipated series will feature Five for Fighting on July 12 and Dave Koz and Friends on July 18, with additional headline performers to be announced.

“Since its inception, the summer concerts have been my favorite opportunity to invite our friends and neighbors to celebrate with us in the vineyard,” explains Margrit Mondavi, who organized the original concert series in 1969.

The not-to-be-missed musical events will begin with a kick-off concert on June 28 along with fireworks, and will continue through the summer with performances on July 5, July 12, July 18 and July 19.

Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns 2014 with Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot – four of today’s pre-eminent saxophone players – will deliver an evening of hits, including songs from their Grammy-nominated album Summer Horns, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart. The performance on July 18 will be the seventh time Dave Koz has performed at the winery.

“What a happy return of one of the world’s greatest saxophonists and a long time friend of Robert Mondavi Winery,” adds Mrs. Mondavi.

Five for FightingAlso back by popular demand, Five for Fighting singer-songwriter John Ondrasik will perform for the second time in the vineyard on July 12. Known for hit singles such as “Superman” and “100 Years,” Ondrasik will perform popular selections from his sixth album, Bookmarks, released in 2013.

For additional information about Robert Mondavi Winery visit:  www.robertmondaviwinery.com

Throughout the festival’s 45-year history, more than $2 million in proceeds has been raised to assist a number of Napa Valley-based organizations. Proceeds from ticket sales of this year’s series will directly benefit Napa Valley Music Programs.

What began as a small venture in the arts with ticket prices just under $5, the Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Concert Series has evolved into a wine, food and music event that is a highlight of the summer season in the Napa Valley. Robert Mondavi Winery has played host to more than 100 performers and draws more extensive crowds each summer, showcasing world-renowned and award-winning R&B, jazz and pop artists alike.

All performances begin at 7:00 p.m. and are held at the Robert Mondavi Winery at 7801 St. Helena Highway in Oakville, Napa Valley. Tickets go on sale March 25 for wine club members and March 31 for the general public. Prices vary by performance.  For additional information and to purchase tickets, including General Admission, Patio, Reserved and Dinner seats, visit www.robertmondaviwinery.comeventbrite.com or call 1-888-769-5299. All additional inquiries can be sent toconcerts@robertmondaviwinery.com.