As a Bay Area native, I’ve been touring to Napa Valley since I used to be sufficiently old to drink wine, and it is turn into one among my favourite locations in California. This time round, nonetheless, my vineyard visits had been accompanied by dwell acoustic music units from artists similar to Bebe Rexha, JAX, Alec Benjamin, and Reik, due to this 12 months’s Live in the Vineyard pageant, which passed off from Nov. 1 to three.
Backdropped by the autumn foliage and luxurious vineyards of boutique wineries like Chimney Rock, Raymond Vineyards, and Robert Mondavi, I used to be joined by music supervisors, radio programmers, and label executives from throughout the nation to take heed to music from A-list performers in addition to up-and-coming expertise. The setting was stripped-down and intimate – an expertise not like every other.
This 12 months additionally marked the fifteenth anniversary of the occasion, and it was additionally the primary time Latin artists had been highlighted as a part of the pageant’s partnership with Sony Music Latin. My solely query is, what took so lengthy?
Heading into the three-day occasion, I used to be most excited to see Rexha and Reik, however I can actually say that I ended up turning into a fan of each single musician that obtained up on stage. There was simply one thing so particular about listening to the backstory behind each tune and lyric; it was nearly just like the artists had been letting me in on all of their secrets and techniques. Luckily, these are secrets and techniques I haven’t got to maintain to myself.
Ahead, take a look at the largest moments from 2022’s Live within the Vineyard from somebody who was there.