Arts for All Gala Carrie Underwood at Nickel & Nickel

Culinary Program by Chef Charlie Palmer

Ensuring access to the arts is core to Festival Napa Valley’s mission — and the inspiration of the Arts for All Gala. To date, the Gala has raised over $20 million, making it one of the most impactful nights of the Festival and among the nation’s biggest fundraisers for the arts.
This year’s Gala is headlined by superstar singer Carrie Underwood, a multi-platinum-selling artist with 8 GRAMMY® Awards, 16 Academy of Country Music Awards, and countless other accolades. She brings her powerhouse vocals to Nickel & Nickel to perform a selection of her chart-topping hits.
Guests will enjoy an exquisite dinner prepared by Michelin-star chef Charlie Palmer paired with offerings from the Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel family of wines. The festivities include a live auction led by Emmy Award-winning auctioneer John Curley and featuring a collection of luxury lots including coveted wine collections, exclusive travel and dining packages, unique performing arts experiences, and other “once-in-a-lifetime” lots that money can’t buy.

Proceeds fund inspiring educational programs, free and affordable concerts, original programming for youth, and scholarships for talented young artists — endeavors to which we can all raise a glass.

Proxy bidding is available for those unable to attend. For information, contact the Festival’s Patron Services via email or call 707.927.3874.

Carrie Underwood’s performance is made possible with generous support from

      Leslie and Rich Frank
      Darioush and Shahpar Khaledi
      David and Mary Beth Shimmon
      Robert and Maria Torres

Carrie Underwood appears as part of the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Vocal Arts Series.




Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood is a true multi-format, multimedia superstar, spanning achievements in music, television, and film, and is a New York Times bestselling author and successful entrepreneur. She has sold more than 66 million records worldwide, recorded 28 #1 singles (14 of which she co-wrote), is the most awarded female country artist for singles in RIAA history, and has seven albums that are certified Multi-Platinum or Platinum by the RIAA, with over 72 million total RIAA certifications to date, all while continuing to sell out arena tours across North America and the UK.



Chef Charlie Palmer
Chef Charlie Palmer

Charlie Palmer is an American chef, hospitality entrepreneur, hotelier, and author. He is best known for Aureole, his flagship restaurant in New York City, which has earned 13 Michelin stars and two James Beard awards. Considered a “pioneer of progressive American cooking,” Palmer has received over 20 Michelin stars and consults 15 food and beverage outlets through the Charlie Palmer Collective. Charlie Palmer Steak and Sky & Vine Rooftop Bar operate out of the Archer Hotel Napa, where Chef Palmer shapes menus that invite guests to savor the surrounding wine country flavors. Most recently, Palmer launched Appellation, a hotel company aimed at sharing the language of food and embracing what it means to be authentically local.



Nickel & Nickel

Nickel & Nickel is devoted to crafting single-vineyard, single-varietal wines that epitomize the intricacies of Napa Valley. Based in Oakville, California, on the 42-acre John C. Sullenger vineyard property, our purpose is defined by a passion for exploring new terroirs, preserving our historic farmstead, and contributing to our community. Through responsible stewardship, we showcase winemaking excellence by selecting the finest vineyard sites with unique soil compositions required to make exceptional Napa Valley wines.

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