Top Five Reasons to Catch a Show at Uptown Theatre this Summer

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chrisIsaak_UptownTheater.jpg#1.   Best Headline Entertainment in the Valley!
The Uptown Theatre offers headline entertainment in a world class environment.  Uptown is a beautifully restored art deco period theatre originally opening in 1937 and brought back to its glory with state of the art sound system, lighting and comfortable seating.  Uptown Theatre has hosted a myriad of top named artists and this summer will be hosting hit-maker Kenny Loggins, comedian Lisa Lampanelli, crooner Chris Isaak, southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band, comedian Dana Carvey and a special stop by Dave Mason and his Traffic Jam tour. 

More shows are always being added to the already amazing summer lineup so check the schedule regularly or subscribe to their newsletter for new show announcements here.

#2.  Beat the Heat in the Most Comfortable Venue in Town!  
The seats at Uptown are extra cushy and the leg room extra spacious. Customers have coined the catch phrase "Every Seat is a Great Seat" due to the wide aisles, soft slope of the floor and the best sound quality in Northern California. Not only is this theatre lovingly restored with beautifully appointed period murals and gold accents but whether you're in the front row or the last, the sound quality is just as good and the sight lines are great from every vantage point.  And best of all?  It's Air-conditioned!  Beat the heat after a long summer day of wine tasting, bike riding or sight-seeing by getting indoors where only the entertainment is HOT!

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#3.  Located in the Hub of Napa Valley!
Uptown Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Napa, which has become the hub of Napa Valley. Only a few steps and blocks away are world-class wines and restaurants. Dine at restaurants like Chef Morimoto's namesake restaurant for fresh, expertly prepared seafood and sushi.  You can never go wrong with dinner at Cole's Chop House for the very best in an American Steakhouse, or the newest restaurant along Main Street, Torc for elegant yet authentic California Cuisine with global influences.  There are scores of casual dining places in addition to a popping night scene where you can grab drink or glass of fine wine before or after a show at one of many wine bars that keep cropping up in downtown Napa.

Summertime Happenings for Wine, Music and Food Lovers!

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Music, food and fine wine too?! Can summertime in wine country get any better than this???

Full_Smile-FINAL-768x1024.jpgWynonna & The Big Noise at Uptown Theatre
(Sunday, July 13th 2014)
Performing at Uptown Theatre for the first time is Five-time Grammy winner and New York Times bestselling author Wynonna Judd!  Wynonna has always revolved her career around telling stories.  Whether performing alongside her mother as one half of the legendary duo The Judds, or pushing the boundaries on her own mega-successful solo path, Wynonna's ability to reach the heart of the human spirit through her bold and unflinching honesty, is the entertainer's true gift.

Jamieson Ranch Vineyards' Live Music Concert Series
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July 12th, 19th and 26th)
This summer Jamieson Ranch Vineyards (JRV) will host live music from some of the Bay Area's top bands this Saturday prior to another amazing event. A $10 cover charge includes live music, a complimentary GoVino glass with a splash JRV wine and our chef's small bite pairing of the day.  Come enjoy great live music, fine wines, and delicious food.   

Thursday Night Live at Priest Ranch Tasting Room  (July 10th - August 7th)
Thursday evenings this summer at Priest Ranch enjoy wines by the glass and the bottle while listening to some of the Bay Area's best musicians. Commencing on July 10th, guest can kick back and enjoy live music on our back patio from 6-9pm weekly. The series features an eclectic mix of some the of the Bay Area's top performers - all in the relaxing surroundings of our tasting room in the heart of Yountville. There is no cover charge. While there, enjoy food from two of Napa's best food trucks, Marks the Spot and Crossroad Chicken.

Chateau St. Jean's Summer SoirĂ©e  (July 12th - July 26th)
Enjoy a sunny summer afternoon filled with live music, food from a local chef, and of course - fabulous wines! Each weekend will feature a different chef - from oysters to artisan sandwiches to savory strudel - and a different musician for your listening and dancing pleasure. Guests are encouraged to do a tasting, glass or bottle of the featured wine and purchase the dish they want to pair it with to discover their personal favorite.

American Canyon: Movies in the Park

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2014-june---movies-in-the-park 400x518.jpgAmerican Canyon is your destination for family fun this summer with the town's annual Movies in the Park! 

After a day of wine tasting or perhaps spending the day at nearby amusement park Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, take the whole family for "Movies in the Park".

Bring blankets and popcorn, spread out on the grass, and enjoy outdoor family-friendly movies starting at dusk every Friday night through the end of July in American Canyon's Main Street Park.

Movie Schedule:
  • June 27 - Smurfs 2
  • July 11 -  Free Birds
  • July 18 - The Lego Movie
  • July 25 - Muppets Most Wanted
  • August 1 - Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
Movie Night is FREE and visitors and locals alike are invited to join the fun!

Looking for a place to stay for your family vacation? Be sure to check out local American Canyon hotels - Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, Fairfield Inn & Suites, and Holiday Inn Express.

Be sure to also check out our guide to visiting wine country with kids!

American Canyon is mere minutes from several family friendly wineries in Napa and Sonoma Valley. All in all, this small town is definitely a great place to stay to play when visiting wine country!

mountView_resized_web.jpgThe Mount View Hotel & Spa is a National Landmark Hotel celebrating over 100 years of hospitality.  The eco-friendly hotel and spa in centrally located in the heart of Downtown Calistoga at the center of the town's many pleasures in the Legendary Napa Valley.  We invite you to park, stay and play in Calistoga and here are 5 reasons to plan your next getaway in Napa Valley's legendary wine country.

1. Worry-free wine tasting.  No driving required.
When in wine country, live and taste as the locals do!  Guests of the Mount View Hotel & Spa will receive complimentary Calistoga Shuttle Passes to take you to and from all the restaurants, attractions and the 20 wineries located within city limits.  Plus, there are several tasting rooms located on Calistoga's main street to have a taste within walking distance.If you brought your electric or hybrid vehicle, Mount View Hotel also features a car charging station.

CLICK HERE for shuttle service details and a list of surrounding wineries!

Wine Tasting Itinerary: Two Sides of Carneros: Napa & Sonoma

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American Canyon is the southern-most city in Napa County and is a wonderful spot to stay when visiting Napa or Sonoma Wine Country. Stay at one of the three hotels that boast spacious rooms, top-notch service, meeting space and a luxurious spa.

Then, let your wine tasting experience begin! Get in your car and within a few minutes of driving along Highway 29 you'll start to see the beautiful vineyards of Napa Valley. A hop skip and a jump away is the Carneros Appellation, located at the crossroads of two major wine regions, Napa and Sonoma Valley. This wine appellation is is home  to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sparkling wine and where you will spend the day wine tasting in this itinerary!

Acacia Vineyard, 2750 Las Amigas Road, Napa, CA 94558, (707) 226-9991

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  • $15 Per Couple - Tasting Flight - 2 for 1 with WineCountry.com Mobile App
  • 10 AM - Allow One Hour
  • See the entire San Francisco Bay Area from Acacia. They celebrate "Locavore Lifestyle" which is the support of family-owned and small businesses producing fresh artisanal products, like themselves. They make several single vineyard Pinot Noirs. Single Vineyard means that every grape in the bottle came from one small plot of land, thus, you can point to exactly where the grapes grew.
  • Reservations: Required
  • Directions to Next Stop: (Allow 18 minutes for travel) R on Las Amigas Rd. for .3 mi., R on Duhig Rd. for 2.2 mi., L on CA 12/121 for 5.8 mi., stay left to remain on CA 121 for 1.1 mi., L on Arnold Drive (at 4 way flashing light) for .6 mi., Turn R on Wagner Rd, (sign for Gloria Ferrer on your R)

Gloria Ferrer Caves & Vineyards, 23555 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95476, (707) 996-7256
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  • $20 Per Couple - A Glass of Sparkling on the Patio
  • 11:15 AM - Allow One Hour
  • Reservation: Not Required
  • One of the most impressive views in Carneros. Take advantage of the patio to soak of up some rays of sunshine and fabulous bubbles. Take a moment in their Spanish hacienda to shop. Always something fun in stock! Gloria and Jose Ferrer came to Carneros to plant vineyards when it was mostly prime cattle and sheep grazing areas in 1980.
  • Directions to Next Stop: (Allow 8 minutes for travel) L on Arnold Rd for .6 mi., Turn R on CA 121/Freemont Dr. for 2.7 mi., Fremont Diner is on your L


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