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Brian Culbertson's Napa Valley Jazz Getaway Maturing Into A Stellar Vintage

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Single-day tickets go on sale as the festival partners with Bay Area radio station KBLX-FM

Los Angeles, CA: Eager wine and jazz enthusiasts voraciously scooped up all the multiday VIP and Silver ticket packages for the second edition of Brian Culbertson’s Napa Valley Jazz Getaway, the flourishing festival slated for June 5-9, 2013 in Napa, CA, but single-event tickets are now on sale for concerts featuring a luminous lineup of performers. San Francisco Bay Area’s R&B 102.9 FM KBLX has signed on as the official radio station of the gathering that celebrates the good life.

The rapid ticket sales to the sophomore event are no surprise as last year’s inaugural edition sold-out in one week. The 2013 festival includes new events and larger concert venues along with a star-studded roster boasting award-winning multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer Culbertson, Grammy winners Take 6, Ray Parker Jr., Norman Brown and Kirk Whalum united with Rick Braun as BWB, funksters Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, saxophonists Eric Darius and Michael Lington, guitarist Nick Colionne, R&B vocalist Selina Albright, keyboardist Cecil Ramirez, party band DW3 and special guest comedian Sinbad.

In addition to being able to purchase tickets to individual events for shows scheduled June 6-9, 4-day Gold packages remain available for $449 per person. Single-day tickets are available for the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway Welcome Party with DW3 (June 6 from 1:30-4:30 PM), BWB & Culbertson at the Napa Valley Opera House (June 6 at 6:30 & 8:45 PM), Friday Night Funk Night featuring Larry Graham & Graham Central Station, Culbertson and Sinbad (June 7 at 6:30 & 8:45 PM), and Brian Culbertson & Friends at the Lincoln Theater (June 8 & 9). The Gold package includes prime tickets to each of the above mentioned shows along with entrance to the exclusive Late Night Hangs that take place evenings during the festival at the Westin Verasa Napa and an ACCESS CARD, which entitles the holder to 2-for-1 wine tastings at participating wineries along with other discounts and special deals at a host of Napa restaurants, shops and services. Tickets can be purchased at www.NapaValleyJazzGetaway2013.com.

Leading up to the festival opening, KBLX will be giving away tickets on the air to individual concerts and one lucky winner will receive the Gold package. The station’s on-air personality Sterling James will broadcast live from the Late Night Hangs the evenings of June 6-8.

“I'm very excited to partner with KBLX as the official radio sponsor of the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway 2013. Over the years, KBLX has been a great supporter of my music and I am thrilled to have them on board. It's going to be quite a party when Sterling James and the KBLX crew hang with us in Napa this June!" said Culbertson, the Napa Valley Jazz Getaway’s founder and artistic director.

The Napa Valley Jazz Getaway is a not-to-be-missed interactive lifestyle experience at which fans can share their passion for wine and jazz with the musicians while dining, during wine receptions and tastings, at autograph sessions, at a golf tournament at Silverado Resort & Spa, and at casual post-concert hangs at the Westin Verasa Napa. Prior to the June 8th concert, a silent auction and wine reception will be held in support of music education to benefit The GRAMMY Foundation at which many of the winery partners will provide complimentary pourings.

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