The Man Behind One among People Rock’s Most Celebrated Songs Is Coming to Napa

Them good previous boys might have been ingesting whiskey and rye, however it’s extra possible that the musician who penned these lyrics shall be ingesting Napa Valley wine this summer time. Don McLean is ready to carry out on the Silverado Resort as a part of Blue Word Napa’s 2023 out of doors live performance sequence—together with indie multi-instrumentalist Andrew Chicken, comic Heather McDonald and nation star Jake Owen. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 31.

McLean, the Grammy Award-winning songwriter most well-known for “American Pie”—a saga of a music with six verses individuals are inclined to neglect and a refrain many extra keep in mind—will seem at Blue Word Napa on June 2, celebrating greater than 50 years since his magnum opus was launched. 

Different newcomers to the summer time lineup embody stand-up comedian Heather McDonald (recognized for her contributions to Chelsea These days), who takes the stage on June 22.  Classically-trained violinist and world-class whistler Andrew Chicken follows on June 23. Multi-platinum nation crooner Jake Owen will step as much as the mic on June 25. 

The additions of those musical legends come shortly after Blue Word Napa’s announcement earlier this month that influential bassist Les Claypool of Primus is scheduled to kick off the live performance sequence on Could 19. Joined by his Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, Claypool is predicted to play one in all Pink Floyd’s best-known information, Animals, in its entirety with assist from Harry Waters—son of Pink Floyd founder Roger Waters.

This summer time, Blue Word Napa may even host Americana icon Emmylou Harris, singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright and comic Marlon Wayans of Wayans Bros. fame. 

Again in wine nation for the third yr, Blue Word Napa is an impartial live performance promoter that produces an out of doors music and comedy sequence between Could and October. This yr marks an expanded lineup and a transfer to the Silverado Resort. If this lineup is any indication, the music gained’t be dying anytime quickly. 

Blue Word Summer season Periods  

? Could 19-Sept. 22
? Silverado Resort, 1600 Atlas Peak, Napa

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