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9.9.16

“LIVE IN THE VINEYARD” ANNOUNCES ARTISTS SET TO PERFORM AT NOVEMBER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NAPA, CALIFORNIA

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“LIVE IN THE VINEYARD” ANNOUNCES ARTISTS SET TO PERFORM AT NOVEMBER’S MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NAPA, CALIFORNIA INCLUDING MULTI-PLATINUM SELLING ARTISTS O.A.R., MIKE POSNER, PHILLIP PHILLIPS AND BLUE OCTOBER WHO WILL BE JOINED BY JOHNNYSWIM, WALKING ON CARS, THE RUA AND CALUM SCOTT

Also Set To Perform At Private VIP Events Will Be GRAMMY Award Winning Songstress Colbie Caillat And Rising Group The Head and The Heart  

August 7, 2016 – “Live In The Vineyard” today announced artists for the eighteenth installment of the exclusive music, food and wine festival, which will include multi-Platinum selling artists O.A.R., Mike Posner, Phillip Phillips and Blue October as part of the star studded line-up set to take place amidst the lush scenery of boutique wineries in Napa Valley, California November 4-6. They will be joined by JOHNNYSWIM, Walking On Cars, The Rua and Calum Scott as performers at the nightly concerts at Uptown Theatre. “Live In The Vineyard” (LITV) has become one of the most exclusive and sought-after events across the country as a private festival that happens twice a year in April and November and gives attendees exclusive access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world-renowned chefs during a “once-in-a-lifetime” three-day event. Also set to perform at private VIP events are Colbie Caillat and The Head and The Heart. Fans can check out more information about “Live In The Vineyard” and enter for a chance to attend at www.liveinthevineyard.com.

Live In The Vineyard is so beautifully done and with such class,” said Justin Furstenfeld of Blue October. “It’s an honor to play for such a passionate audience. It’s honestly one of the best festival experiences I’ve ever had.”

Tickets for LITV are only available through special radio station promotions featured on the website that include Sirius/XM The Pulse (who also tape a special which will air New Year’s Eve from LITV), On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, iHeart Radio, On with Mario Lopez, Pop Crush, Westwood One, Clear Channel, Cumulus and local participating stations. Tickets are also available through exclusive sweepstakes and offerings from LITV’s partnerships including Aloft Hotels, Sutter Home Wines, Southwest Airlines, Stella Artois, National & Enterprise Rent-A-Car, DC Solar and the Sacramento International Airport (the most convenient airport when visiting the Napa Valley). What sets LITV apart from the typical festival is the exclusivity and the intimacy of the events, which are created specifically for each festival and are never duplicated. This unique concept is what got LITV co-founders Claire Parr and Bobbii Jacobs touted as “20 Female Entrepreneurs Everyone Can Learn From” on Inc.com, listed amongst Sheryl Sandberg, Barbara Corcoran and Ariana Huffington.

To date LITV has hosted exquisite food tastings by renowned and celebrated chefs including Michael Chiarello, Grant McPherson, Ken Frank, Joey Altman and Greg Cole; pourings by some of the most revered vintners at wineries including Whetstone Wine Cellars, Regusci Winery, Sterling Vineyard, Frank Family Vineyards, Hall Wines, and Nickel & Nickel Winery; and a series of intimate performances by some of the biggest and most emerging names in music.

O.A.R. will make their return to “Live In The Vineyard,” where they have performed several times before, to headline Friday night’s concert at Uptown Theatre. Marking two decades of making records and playing sold-out concerts around the world since the band was founded in 1996 in Rockville, Maryland, O.A.R is commemorating their 20th anniversary with the release of their new album, XX; a career spanning  collection that shines a light on key moments from the band’s illustrious career and features two new songs including the new single “I Go Through” which was written and recorded as the cameras rolled during the captivating six-part docu-series Evolution of a Song. O.A.R. is currently on their national headlining XX Tour: Evolution of a Revolution.  O.A.R. has performed on such national TV shows as The Today Show, Live with Kelly and Michael, CONAN, and 2015 Special Olympics Opening Ceremony.  In 2015, they performed in New York City’s Times Square New Year’s Eve Celebration to a live audience of over 1.5 million plus their concert was broadcast in a worldwide webcast reaching millions of fans. Mike Posner is a multi-platinum singer-songwriter-producer from Detroit whose global hit “I Took A Pill In Ibiza” is over 1 billion worldwide streams and has sold over 1.5M singles in the US alone while his current single “Be As You Are” has surpassed 25 million streams and growing.  Both tracks are off of Mike’s critically acclaimed second album At Night, Alone.  Mike released his debut album, 31 Minutes to Takeoff, in August 2010.  The album spun off three hit singles including “Cooler Than Me” (double-platinum Hot 100 Top 10 hit); “Please Don’t Go” (platinum Top 10 hit); and “Bow Chicka Wow Wow.”  Mike is also known for writing the Grammy®-nominated “Sugar” by Maroon 5, and “Boyfriend” by Justin Bieber, as well as co-writing songs for Nick Jonas, Avicii, Pharrell, Big Sean, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, TI, Snoop Dogg, and more.  Mike is currently on The Future Now Tour with Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas and has performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, ELLEN, Late Night with Seth Meyers and CONAN. Also set to perform Friday night is singer/guitarist Phillip Phillips. The American Idol winner established a career for himself with his platinum debut record, 2012’s The World from the Side of the Moon, with smash hits “Home” and “Gone Gone Gone.” His second record, 2014’s Behind the Light included the anthemic “Raging Fire” and a tour with OAR.  Touring relentlessly, Phillips recently finished a 2016 summer amphitheater run with Matt Nathanson.  His highly anticipated third record is set for a 2017 release, with an upcoming single hitting radio before the end of the year. Blue October has charted NINE Top 40 Hot AC and Alternative singles over EIGHT albums with songs like “Into The Ocean,” “Hate Me,” “Home” “Calling You,” “Dirt Room,” “Say It,” “Bleed Out” and “Fear” from albums such as 2009’s Billboard Top 200 #13 debut ‘Approaching Normal,’ 2011’s Billboard #8 debut ‘Any Man In America,’ the Platinum-selling ‘Foiled’, Billboard’s #13 debut ‘Sway,’ and most recently 2016’s new album ‘Home’ #1 Alternative Album, #1 Rock Album, #1 Independent Album, #5 Current Album Top 200 reaching audiences around the world.

Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano Ramirez make up JOHNNYSWIM. Since they formed in 2006 they have released their 2014 debut full- length, three EPs, a Christmas EP and a live album. They’ve performed on various television shows including VH1’s “You Oughta Know Concert,” “The Tonight Show starring Jay Leno,” “Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Today Show,” “Live with Kelly & Michael,” and provided the theme song on HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.” The duo has also toured extensively including major U.S. festival appearances. Their most recent release Georgica Pond will be released on October 14th on Big Picnic Records. The album was produced by JOHNNYSWIM’s Abner Ramirez and recorded at the couple’s home studio in Los Angeles, with bass and drum parts added at the Castle in Nashville. Walking On Cars became Ireland’s biggest independent band with two top 30 hits and an iTunes chart smash. On the day that the band announced their album release in Ireland last year, it was the only album pre-order higher than Adele on any iTunes store anywhere in the world – a testament to the band’s status in their home country and the story spreading to the UK and internationally this year. Which they duly did, with Virgin EMI winning the day. The early singles “Catch Me If You Can” and “Two Stones” were both Top 30 hits in Ireland, the former also topping the iTunes charts there. All the while, the buzz got louder for Walking on Cars.  The band sold out three London headline shows last year including The Scala and Electric Ballroom, and dominating Ireland’s most prominent venues, playing two sold out nights at the Olympia in Dublin and Killarney INEC arena. To date, latest single “Speeding Cars” has over 10 Million views on YouTube, and their epic songs have garnered over 42 million streams worldwide.  Now, with their much anticipated debut album ‘Everything This Way’ released in January (on Caroline in the US), is theirs for the taking. The Rua—Siblings Roseanna (guitar, lead vocals), Alanna (piano, vocals), and Jonathan (violin, vocals) Brown. The trio, who live together in Windsor, England, grew up singing in choirs and were classically trained, often learning pieces composed in different languages. The Rua are joined for live shows and in the studio by ex-Blondie bassist Nigel Harrison (who co-wrote the classic ‘One Way Or Another’) and Portishead drummer Clive Deamer (Radiohead, Robert Plant, Siouxsie Sioux). The eleven original tracks on ‘Essence,’ produced by Bob Rose (The Beach Boys, George Harrison), tap into their Irish heritage and highlight the sound of three very sophisticated siblings on the cusp of adulthood, discovering themselves and their unique potential at a defining moment in their lives. Breakout U.K. artist Calum Scott’s poignant version of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own” has quickly charted in over 34 countries on Spotify, peaking at No. 1 on the Viral chart in six countries, including the U.S.. The track now has over 36 million streams worldwide on Spotify and has ranked in the Top 5 on iTunes in 17 countries. “Dancing On My Own” is certified Platinum in the U.K., where it topped the Shazam chart and hit No. 2 on the Official Singles Chart, while his videos have surpassed 113 million combined views.  Now signed to Capitol Records,  Calum Scott is busy working on his debut album and will set out on his first U.S. headline tour this fall.  Born in the port city of Hull in Northern England, Scott was a finalist on the 2015 season of “Britain’s Got Talent.”

Also set to perform at VIP private events are Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum selling songstress Colbie Caillat, who will release her fifth studio album The Malibu Sessions October 7th. The album will feature her single “Goldmine,” which she recently performed on the Today Show. To date, Caillat has been honored with Two Grammy Awards, sold over 20 Million singles worldwide and garnered over 300 Million YouTube views. Her breakthrough hit “Bubbly” remains “one of the best-selling digital tracks in history” and her multi-platinum debut COCO hit #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart upon release, while her sophomore set Breakthrough landed at #1. From 2011’s All of You, “Brighter Than The Sun” went platinum and enjoyed over twenty film and television placements, while seeing acclaim from People and NY Post. She’s also played sold out venues everywhere alongside everybody from John Mayer to Gavin DeGraw. Beyond music, she’s an avowed spokesperson and supporter for ASPCA, Save The Music, Farm Sanctuary, J/P HRO and The Humane Society of the United States. The Head and the Heart’s third release, Signs of Light, is due out September 9.  Recorded in Nashville with producer Jay Joyce (Eric Church, Cage the Elephant, 2015 Producer of the Year Grammy nominee), Signs of Light crackles with the upbeat sing-a-long energy that is The Head and the Heart’s finest work to date.  This will be The Head and the Heart’s first release on Warner Bros. Records.  Their debut single, “All We Ever Knew” is currently #1 at AAA radio and #8 at Alternative. They have released three other songs from the record in addition to “All We Ever Knew” – “Library Magic”, “Colors” and “Rhythm &Blues”. The Head and the Heart will hit the road in October on their Signs of Light tour with sold out shows in Nashville at The Ryman Auditorium two nights, New York at Terminal 5 (second show added), Boston at The Orpheum, Austin at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater (second show added), and two sold out nights in Seattle at The Paramount (third show added).

“Live In The Vineyard” was created eight years ago by Bobbii Jacobs and Claire Parr, who together share over 40 years of experience in the music industry, and has since grown into a well-known and sought-after ticket. The festival, available only to sweepstakes winners and special invited guests, marries peoples’ access to recording artists, top tier wine makers, and world-renowned chefs during a “once-in-a-lifetime” four day event.  To date LITV has hosted performances by Sarah McLachlan, James Blunt, Christina Perri, Fun., New Kids on the Block, Alanis Morissette, Lenny Kravitz, Jason Derulo, Zac Brown Band, Natasha Bedingfield, Colbie Caillat, Gavin DeGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Melissa Etheridge, David Gray, Hunter Hayes, Fitz And The Tantrums, Jason Mraz, among others.

For more information on LITV events and ticket giveaways go to www.liveinthevineyard.com.



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