The annual summer concert series at Robert Mondavi Winery is one of the oldest and most popular music festivals in Napa Valley. For nearly half a century it has hosted some of the greatest jazz performers to ever grace a stage—Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Mel Torme, Dave Brubeck, now all sadly gone—as well as a mix of contemporary acts such as Martina McBride, Chris Isaac, Dave Koz, Ziggy Marley, Los Lobos, Five for Fighting and many more.
The appeal of these performers, if you like the music they play, is unarguable. So, too, is the appeal of the setting—outdoors, at one of the valley’s most famous wineries, in the hazy lazy days of June and July. If you’re planning on attending a show at Mondavi, here are some tips on how to get the most out of your experience: