August 27, 2015 – The sixteenth installment of “Live In The Vineyard,” taking place November 5-8, is shaping up to be the best yet with the announcement today that some of the biggest names in music right now including Adam Lambert, Leona Lewis, James Bay, A Great Big World and Gavin James will be performing at the nightly concerts held at the Uptown Theatre. They will join previously announced artists Rob Thomas, Barenaked Ladies, Nick Fradiani, Michael Franti, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and for KING & COUNTRY as the star-studded line-up set to take place amidst the lush scenery of boutique wineries in Napa Valley, California. Also set to perform, at what has become one of the nation’s most exclusive and sought after events, are Wynonna & The Big Noise and American Authors, who will both perform during private VIP events. Fans can check out more information about “Live In The Vineyard” and enter for a chance to attend the private festival at liveinthevineyard.com.
“Live In The Vineyard” (LITV) is a private festival that happens twice a year in April and November. To date LITV has hosted exquisite food tastings by renowned and celebrated chefs, pourings by some of the most revered vintners, and a series of intimate performances by some of the biggest and emerging names in music. Tickets for LITV are only available through special radio station promotions featured on liveinthevineyard.com that include Sirius/XM The Pulse, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, iHeart Radio, On with Mario Lopez, and roughly 250 local participating stations. Tickets are also available through exclusive sweepstakes and offerings from LITV’s partnerships with Aloft Hotels, National Car Rental Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sutter Home, Southwest Airlines, Stella Artois, among others. 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.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) August 26, 2015
International superstar Adam Lambert, who will headline Friday night’s concert at the Uptown Theatre, is a Billboard chart topping, multi-award winning, multi-platinum-selling-singer-songwriter and performer. Best known for his soaring voice and theatrical flair, the pop singer has performed in front of sold out crowds worldwide -both as a solo artist and with legendary rock group Queen. His work, which includes his debut “For Your Entertainment,” and sophomore album “Trespassing,” have garnered a number of music awards and nominations. His latest, titled “The Original High,” was released June 16th on Warner Bros Records, debuted at #3 on the Billboard 200 Album chart, and has since received critical praise from outlets including Rolling Stone, who applauded the album’s “big hooks” and “over the top energy” and praised Adam’s “impressive vocal range over radio-friendly deep house beats.” Also performing Friday night at Uptown Theatre is critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Leona Lewis, the best-selling artist ever to emerge from The X Factor. Her debut album , Spirit, went 10x platinum in the United Kingdom and 4x platinum in the United States while its lead single, “Bleeding Love,” spent seven weeks at number-one and made history when she became the first British female solo artist to top the US Billboard 200 album chart in more than 20 years. Lewis has sold 20 million records worldwide and is a seven-time Brit Award and three-time Grammy Award nominee. Lewis is will release her fifth studio album I AM September 11th with the lead single “Thunder” already winning over fans and media alike. Rounding out Friday night’s concert lineup is Gavin James, who is already on his way to becoming one of 2015’s international crossover-stories. James’ distinct vocals and impassioned delivery have earned him a rapturous following overseas, and now, his impressive touring stints this year alongside Sam Smith, Tori Kelly and Kodaline have accelerated his fast-growing fan base. His newest single, “Bitter Pill,” made an impression out of the gate, when Zane Lowe premiered the soaring ballad his first week on air at Beats 1 Radio. The pop-laden single offers a glimpse into James’ anticipated forthcoming debut full-length on Capitol Records, following his Book Of Love EP released earlier this year to critical acclaim.
Saturday night’s line-up at Uptown Theatre has added Ian Axel and Chad King who make up the GRAMMY Award winning duo A Great Big World and are best known for their hit single “Say Something,” a duet collaboration with Christina Aguilera, will perform at Uptown Theatre Saturday Night. Now on Epic Records A Great Big World just released their single “Hold Each Other” featuring Futuristic that is gaining great momentum and excitement. The single is from their forthcoming highly anticipated second studio album. Also set to perform Saturday is Republic Records singer-songwriter-guitarist James Bay who released his U.S. debut album Chaos and the Calm this year, which debuted at #1 in over 20 countries. James Bay is the winner of the coveted BRITS “Critics Choice” Award (past recipients have included, Jessie J, Adele, Florence & The Machine and more) and he is currently nominated for an MTV VMA Music Award for “Artist To Watch.” His single “Hold Back The River” has already been certified Platinum in the UK and his current hit “Let It Go” continues to storm up the charts.
In true “Live In The Vineyard” fashion there will be incredible small breakout events held exclusively for VIPs which will include performances by big name artists as well as emerging artists. Set to perform at a VIP event are five-time GRAMMY Award winning artist, American music icon and New York Times best-selling author, Wynonna Judd, who first gained fame as part of one of the most successful musical duos of all time, The Judds. On top of that amazing feat, she also holds multiple gold, platinum and multi-platinum certifications from the RIAA in excess of 30 million units sold for albums released throughout her illustrious 31-year career. Continuing to explore new musical ground, Wynonna and her band The Big Noise are set to release their new studio album–produced by Wynonna’s husband and drummer of The Big Noise, Cactus Moser–in early 2016 on Curb Records. Wynonna recently opened up to Rolling Stone Country about the direction of the new music, describing it as “vintage yet modern.” It’s the latest in a string of hit albums that started with her quintuple platinum 1992 solo debut, Wynonna. Four-piece alt-rock outfit based in Brooklyn, American Authors, will kick off LITV with a private opening reception event for VIP attendees on November 5th. The group burst onto the scene last year with their debut album Oh, What A Life on Island Records and their smash singles “Best Day of My Life” and “Believer.” The group, who are currently on tour, recently released their single “Go Big or Go Home.”
“Live In The Vineyard” was created by Bobbii Jacobs and Claire Parr, who together share over 40 years of experience in the music industry, and has 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.
— Live in the Vineyard (@liveinvineyard) July 28, 2015
Source: LITV Media