The Blue Note Jazz Festival is Coming to Napa
Get ready for a musical extravaganza that will take your breath away! The second annual Blue Note Jazz Festival is coming to Napa, CA at the Silverado Resort from July 28-30, 2023, and it’s going to be an event to remember. Hosted by the hilarious and talented Dave Chappelle, this festival celebrates jazz’s influence during the 50th anniversary of hip-hop with an impressive lineup of cultural icons.
Headlining the festival are the legendary Mary J. Blige, Nas, and Chance the Rapper, along with a host of other established, eclectic, and cutting-edge artists. The festival will feature three stages strategically placed between the Silverado Resort’s golf course and 1,200 rolling acres of oak groves and vineyards, providing the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable weekend of music, food, wine, and fellowship.
This festival promises to be like no other, with big-name artists performing in small, intimate spaces. With the festival’s unique tone, you won’t find anything like it anywhere else. The lineup appeals to a cross-generational audience and includes Parliament Funkadelic featuring George Clinton, Digable Planets, Ari Lennox, Big Freedia, Cordae, NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge), Gary Clark Jr., Talib Kweli & Madlib, PJ Morton, Smino, Rakim & DJ Jazzy Jeff, DOMi & JD Beck, BJ The Chicago Kid, Cory Henry, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Soul Rebels featuring Keyon Harrold, Terrace Martin, Adam Blackstone, Madlib (DJ Set), Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore with Bobby McFerrin, Soulive, Rapsody, J.Period, Nicholas Payton, Derrick Hodge, Yussef Dayes, MonoNeon, Ghost-Note, Kenneth Whalum, Weedie Braimah & The Hands of Time and Frédéric Yonnet.
Robert Glasper, the festival’s curator and five-time Grammy Award winner, wants to make sure that everyone has a unique experience. He promises unexpected jams and surprises during one huge musical family reunion with artists and an audience that share a love of the arts.
The festival afterparties are also sure to be hot tickets, with an incredible lineup of DJs, including 9th Wonder, DJ Trauma, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J.Period, and DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson .Paak), who will round it out with an all-vinyl set.
Afterparties (After festival at 11PM each night)
Friday July 28: 9th Wonder + DJ Trauma, Hosted by Big Freedia
Saturday July 29: DJ Jazzy Jeff, DJ Trauma and J.Period
Sunday July 30: DJ Pee .Wee (Anderson.Paak) All Vinyl Set and DJ Trauma
Napa, CA, is the perfect place to host this festival, with its picturesque vineyards and rolling hills. The Silverado Resort, situated in the heart of Napa Valley, is the perfect place to relax and unwind while enjoying the best in jazz music.
How to Buy Tickets
Tickets for the festival go on sale on Friday, April 7, at 9:00 AM PT/12 Noon ET on bluenotejazzfestival.com. Pre-sale tickets are available on April 5 at 9:00 a.m. PT/12 noon ET for Blue Note subscribers. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to experience the biggest names in music and culture in an intimate setting. Buy your tickets now and get ready for an unforgettable weekend of jazz and fun!
2023 Blue Note Jazz Festival Details:
The festival will be hosted by Dave Chappelle
Headliners include Chance The Rapper, Nas and Mary J. Blige
Artist in Residence: Robert Glasper w/ Special Guests De La Soul, Bilal, Lalah Hathaway + Surprise Guests
Full 2023 Blue Note Jazz Festival Lineup
Mary J. Blige, Chance The Rapper, Nas, NxWorries (Anderson .Paak & Knxwledge), Parliament Funkadelic ft. George Clinton, Ari Lennox, Big Freedia, Cordae, Gary Clark Jr., Rakim & DJ Jazzy Jeff, Talib Kweli & Madlib, PJ Morton, Smino, Meshell Ndegeocello, The Soul Rebels ft. Keyon Harrold Rapsody, Bobby McFerrin, Digable Planets, Derrick Hodge, Madlib (DJ Sets), Domi & JD Beck, Soulive, Terrace Martin, BJ The Chicago Kid, Adam Blackstone, MonoNeon, Cory Henry, Taylor McFerrin & Marcus Gilmore with Special Guest, Yussef Dayes, Ghost-Note, Nicholas Payton, J.Period Kenneth Whalum, Frédéric Yonnet and Weedie Braimah