Friday, April 21, 2006

Robert Mondavi Winery Announces 2006 Summer Music Festival Stars

Robert Mondavi Winery Announces 2006 Summer Music Festival Stars Wednesday April 12, 4:32 pm ET

OAKVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 12, 2006--Chart-topping artists will headline at the 2006 Robert Mondavi Winery Summer Music Festival, which kicks off on July 2. The Festival's founder, Margrit Biever Mondavi, announced the season's performers at the winery today. This year's lineup includes Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Air Supply, Shawn Colvin, Norman Brown's Summer Storm (featuring Patti Austin, Norman Brown, Alex Bugnon & Paul Taylor), and Dave Brubeck. Tickets go on sale Monday, April 24, 2006.

FESTIVAL LINEUP 2006 (All concerts begin at 7:00 P.M.)
Sunday, July 2: In what has become a cherished tradition, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band will kick off the Summer Festival with an Independence Day celebration. The swinging New Orleans jazz sounds will be accompanied by a 4th of July fireworks display. Proceeds will benefit the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.
Saturday, July 8: Air Supply. The trademark sound of Russell Hitchcock's soaring tenor voice and Graham Russell's simple yet majestic songs created a unique style that would forever be known as the Air Supply sound.
Saturday, July 29: Shawn Colvin. Singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin has recorded six albums and won three Grammy Awards for her soulful original songs and creative covers of artists from the Beatles to Sting.

Saturday, August 12: Norman Brown's Summer Storm, featuring Patti Austin, Norman Brown, Alex Bugnon & Paul Taylor. Innovative guitarist and vocalist Norman Brown is front and center in the fast evolving fusion of pop, R&B and jazz.
Saturday, August 19: Jazz legend and American Icon Dave Brubeck, making his 11th Festival appearance.

Ticket prices: Preservation Hall Jazz Band $55, Air Supply $60, Shawn Colvin $60, Norman Brown's Summer Storm $60, Dave Brubeck $65. Reserve lawn seats are available for an additional $30 per ticket. A limited number of VIP tickets that include a family style dinner accompanied by Robert Mondavi Napa Valley wines, and concert seating, are available for $200. Please add $5 handling charge to all orders.
Tickets go on sale Monday, April 24, 2006 at 9:00 a.m. Online orders may be placed at Telephone orders may be placed at 1-888-RMWJAZZ or 1-888-769-5299 between 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information and ticket availability, or to place a ticket order using VISA or MASTERCARD, please call 1-888-RMWJAZZ, or 1-888-769-5299.

Margrit Mondavi founded the concert series in 1969 as part of the winery's deep commitment to supporting the arts. In the 37 years since its inception, the Summer Festival has raised approximately $2 million, primarily in support of the Napa Valley Symphony. "Robert Mondavi Winery is so proud to support the community with our summer concert tradition," says Margrit. "Through our festival, we have been able provide support to these marvelous programs, ensuring that great music in Napa Valley endures." This year marks Robert Mondavi Winery's 40th anniversary.

Contact:Robert Mondavi Winery

Julie Prince, 707-968-2203

Mia Malm, 707-967-6361 (Media)

Source: Robert Mondavi Winery

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