24th Annual Music Festival for Brain Health, September 15, 2018 at Staglin Family Vineyard

Please save the date of September 15th, 2018 for the 24th Annual Music Festival for Brain Health at Staglin Family Vineyard. In just over two decades of presenting the festival, the Staglin family has raised over $280 million in direct and leveraged funds. The Music Festival for Brain Health is the most successful and important brain health event in the country, in terms of raising both money and awareness.

We’d love for you to attend this year and let your readers/viewers know about all the progress that has been made over the past two decades, from the scientific breakthroughs to the establishment of several national and international mental health organizations as a direct result of the success of the Music Festival.

We hope to see you on September 15, 2018, for the Scientific Symposium featuring keynote speaker Dr. Tom Insel, MD, co-founder and President of Mindstrong Health and the former Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, the 2018 Rising Star Awards, the cult wine tasting paired with the Napa Valley cuisine of Chef Victor Scargle, Culinary Director of The Boisset Collection, and the Staglin Family Concert featuring an incredible chart-topping musical performer to be announced soon.

Chef Victor Scargle, Culinary Director of The Boisset Collection.

The Staglin Family is also busy lining up their friends for the incredible tasting of the world’s most sought-after wines. Past participants have includes Araujo Estate Wines, Bryant Family Vineyard, Colgin Cellars, Dalle Valle, Gargiulo Vineyards, Kosta Browne, Peter Paul Wines, Scarecrow, Screaming Eagle, Skipstone, Vineyard 29, Williams Selyem and many more.

It should prove to be the memorable day of science, sizzle, and song!

“Great wines for great causes” has been an important motto of our business and personal lives. Since we began farming our vineyard in 1985, we have donated and raised more than $920 million to support charities, including our main cause, the Music Festival for Brain Health.


When Shari and Garen Staglin’s son, Brandon, was diagnosed with schizophrenia in 1990, they realized that advancements in scientific research were vital to understanding mental illness. Rather than wait for a miracle, they started a non-profit organization on their own to raise funds for mental health research. With treatment and family support, Brandon was able to recover and since 1995 the Staglin family has been “changing the landscape from the Napa Valley to Washington, D.C. with sensational fundraisers on behalf of national mental health research.”

The Music Festival for Brain Health at Staglin Family Vineyard has brought together generous chefs, wineries, top-billed musicians and scientists to raise significant funds and awareness for the cause. Thanks to its donors and support from the National Institute for Mental Health, the Music Festival for Brain Health has raised close to $280 million. These funds have resulted in research and treatment programs that have helped thousands of people.

One Mind

Years of successful festivals have allowed the Music Festival for Brain Health to expand its reach by becoming One Mind. Now headed by President Brandon Staglin, One Mind is partnering with policymakers, scientists, industry, and advocacy groups in a neuroscience “moonshot.” Its mission: to radically accelerate cures for brain illnesses and injuries by funding and fostering paradigm-shifting scientific research collaborations and initiatives, to achieve healthy brains for all.

Music Festival for Brain Health Learn the details to our 23rd Music Festival for Brain Health, on September 15, 2018, on our website.

One Mind Initiative at work

The One Mind Initiative, established by The Kennedy Forum and the One Mind Institute, is a global coalition of leaders from diverse sectors including business, medicine, research, education, law enforcement, the military and civil society. The Initiative’s first project will focus on the development and implementation of a gold standard for workplace mental health and well-being.