Event Featuring Recording Artists, Top Tier Winemakers,
and World-Renowned Chefs Held April 26-28
Performances by Kassi Ashton, Tyler Braden, Lee Brice, BRELAND, Ashley Cooke, Ashland Craft,
Jessie James Decker, Hannah Ellis, Charles Esten, Morgan Evans,
Joe Nichols, Caroline Jones, Griffen Palmer, Chase Rice, Jameson Rodgers, Mitchell Tenpenny,
Hailey Whitters, and so many more spanned Napa Valley during the 3-day event.
Live In The Vineyard Goes Country (LITVGC) wrapped up the 2022 exclusive festival, featuring music, food, and wine. The three-day event, spanning Napa Valley, ended on Thursday, April 28, amidst the lush scenery of boutique wineries in Napa, California. Attendees were treated to intimate performances in a beautiful countryside setting while enjoying specially made, locally-driven cuisines and award-winning wines from partner wineries.
Performances held during Live In The Vineyard Goes Country 2022 were Jessie James Decker, Mitchell Tenpenny, and Joe Nichols at the Opening Reception at Charles Krug, on Tuesday, April 26; Hannah Ellis, Jameson Rodgers, and Lee Brice at the VIP Tailgate at Peju, and Kassi Ashton, Tyler Braden, BRELAND, Charles Esten, Morgan Evans, Caroline Jones, and Chase Rice, at the Mainstage event at The Uptown Theatre on Wednesday, April 27. Then capping off the multi-day event on April 28 was the Send-Off Brunch at Domaine Chandon, featuring Ashley Cooke, Ashland Craft, Griffen Palmer, and Hailey Whitters.
For the first time ever in Live In The Vineyard Goes Country history, the event featured a hologram performance. Walker Hayes performed hits “Fancy Like” and “AA” before headliner Chase Rice’s Mainstage performance at The Uptown Theatre. Hayes appeared through cutting-edge Proto Hologram technology.
During the event, Curb recording artist, Hannah Ellis, took a ride in a hot air balloon ride, provided by Napa Valley Balloons. A tradition in the region, the hot air balloon soared over Napa Valley, providing Ellis a birds-eye view of wine country. A video clip of Ellis performing an in-air performance will be available in the coming days.
The event also included private VIP sponsored events that took place at wineries throughout Napa Valley, including Beringer Winery, Celadon, Charter Oak Winery, Hyde Winery, Louis Martini Winery, The Prisoner Wine Company, Shadybrook Winery, Stags Leap Wine Cellars, Trefethen Winery, Whetstone Winery, William Hill Estate Winery, and ZD Winery. Performers at the private events included Easton Corbin, Tim Dugger, Ian Flanigan, Jordan Fletcher, Ray Fulcher, Ryan Griffin, Ty Herndon, Rayne Johnson, Erin Kinsey, Brooke Moriber, Nashvillains, O.N.E The Duo, Restless Road, Caitlyn Smith, Matt Stell, Thompson Square, and Cali Tucker.
In addition to the many performances held during the event, over $77,000 was raised for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the official charity partner of Live In The Vineyard Goes Country, around the event.
Known as one of the most exclusive and sought-after events across the country, LITVGC gives attendees intimate access to recording artists, premier Napa Valley wineries, and world-renowned chefs during a “once-in-a-lifetime” event. The 3-day private event brings together music supervisors, radio programmers, DSP curators, label executives, VIPs, corporate hospitality groups, and more from around the country to celebrate and hear brand new music by today’s most successful artists as well as the most popular emerging artists in a unique arrangement. What sets LITVGC apart from other events is the exclusivity, the intimacy, and tailored curation praised by fans and critics alike, coupled with the stunning vineyard-filled hillsides, world-class wine, and culinary features that Napa Valley offers.
Live In The Vineyard Goes Country is a private event and only open to invited industry guests, including music supervisors, radio programmers, label executives, corporate partners, and sweepstakes winners. National radio promotions aired around the event where fans entered for a chance to win a chance to attend the event.
Other upcoming events include Live In The Vineyard Elevation in Beaver Creek, Colorado on Oct 2-5, 2022; Live In The Vineyard (Hot AC, Pop, and other formats to be announced), presented by Visit Napa Valley on Nov. 1-3, 2022; and Live In The Vineyard Goes Country, presented by Visit Napa Valley on April 25-27, 2023.
LITVGC is produced by FF Entertainment, a related-party company of Forefront Networks. Forefront Networks entered into a strategic partnership with Live In The Vineyard in 2018. For more information and up close and personal coverage of the event on Live In The Vineyard, follow LITVGC on social media (Instagram | Facebook | Twitter).
Event Highlights from across the three days include:
About Live In The Vineyard Goes Country (LITVGC): Launched in 2017, Live In The Vineyard Goes Country (LITVGC) was developed following the success of Live In The Vineyard (LITV). LITVGC brings together music supervisors, radio programmers, DSP curators, label executives, and more from around the country who specialize in the country format, to celebrate and hear brand new music by today’s most successful artists and the most popular emerging artists in a stripped-down arrangement. LITVGC pairs exclusive access to today’s hottest country artists with Napa Valley’s celebrated winemakers and world-renowned chefs during an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime event. LITVGC takes place amongst the lush scenery of the legendary Napa Valley with three days and two nights of exclusive, intimate events and epicurean experiences like no other. Since its formation, the event has featured performances by Carrie Underwood, Zac Brown Band, Darius Rucker, Old Dominion, Brad Paisley, Little Big Town, Brothers Osborne, and many more. For more information, visit https://www.liveinthevineyardgoescountry.com/
About Forefront Networks (FFN): Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Forefront Networks was founded in 2010 as a boutique production company and has since expanded into a full-service experiential and entertainment agency specializing in corporate partnerships, brand activation, live production, VIP & corporate events, entertainment booking, event management, and more. Forefront Networks’ collection of work includes live, virtual and hybrid event platforms designed to build connections between brands and their audiences. Their portfolio of work includes Austin Trail of Lights, Austin Trail of Lights Fun Run, Bevo Blvd., Keep Austin Weird® live events, Live In The Vineyard, Live In The Vineyard Goes Country, LITV Presents, Night Lights Preview Party, and STARS at the Trail. FFN also produces events for brands like Southwest Airlines, Southwest Rapid Rewards Chase Visa Access Events, Amazon, and Marriott Bonvoy. For further information, visit forefrontnetworks.com.
About Visit Napa Valley: Visit Napa Valley is the official destination management organization for the Napa Valley, with a mission to promote and protect the region’s position as the world’s premier wine country experience and to enhance its public image as a dynamic place to visit, live, and work. Napa Valley’s rural 35-mile scenic landscape, conveniently located just an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area, consists of five distinctive towns from north to south – Calistoga, St. Helena, Yountville, Napa, and American Canyon. Additional designated areas include Rutherford, Oakville, Angwin, and the outdoor recreation area of Lake Berryessa. Learn more about Napa Valley at: https://www.visitnapavalley.com/
Phoro #1 – Jessie James Decker performs during Live In The Vineyard Goes Country 2022, presented by Visit Napa Valley, at Charles Krug. Photo Credit: Live In The Vineyard Goes Country/JETBLACK/Alec Savig
Photo #2 – Mitchell Tenpenny, Joe Nichols, Jessie James Decker, and Partner in Forefront Networks, President of FF Entertainment, and the Founder of Live In The Vineyard Goes Country, Bobbii Jacobs gather for a picture during 2022 Live In The Vineyard Goes Country, presented by Visit Napa Valley, at Charles Krug.
Photo credit: Live In The Vineyard Goes Country/Will Bucquoy
Photo #3 – Curb recording artist, Hannah Ellis, took a hot air balloon ride, provided by Napa Valley Balloons, during Live In The Vineyard Goes Country, presented by Visit Napa Valley. A tradition in the region, the hot air balloon soared over Napa Valley providing Ellis a birds-eye view of the wine country. Photo Credit: Live In The Vineyard Goes Country/JETBLACK/Ryan Waneka
Photo #4 – Pictured above: Live In The Vineyard Goes Country, presented by Visit Napa Valley, took place April 26-28, 2022 amidst the lush scenery of boutique wineries in Napa Valley, California. Photo Credit: Live In The Vineyard Goes Country/JETBLACK/Alec Savig
Photo #5 – : Brooke Moriber performs at Charter Oak Winery during Live In The Vineyard Goes Country ’22, presented by Visit Napa Valley. Photo Credit: Live In The Vineyard Goes Country/JetBlack/Alec Savig
Photo #6 – Chase Rice performs on the Mainstage event at The Uptown Theatre on Wednesday, April 27
Photo Credit: Live In The Vineyard Goes Country/JETBLACK/Ryan Waneka
Photo #7 – BRELAND performs on the Mainstage event at The Uptown Theatre on Wednesday, April 27
Photo Credit: Live In The Vineyard Goes Country/JETBLACK/Alec Savig
Photo #8 – Live at the Vinyard Goes Countryhttps://www.countryschatter.com/2022/05/thats-a-wrap-live-in-the-vineyard-goes-country-2022-presented-by-visit-napa-valley/FestivalsPress ReleaseBRELAND,Charter Oak Winery,Chase Rice,Jameson Rogdgers,Joe Nichols,Lee Brice,Live in the Vineyard goes Country,Mitchell Tenpenny,The Uptown Theater,Tyler Braden