You know it’s summer in Napa when free concerts in the park kick off throughout the Valley It’s one of the most delightful ways to savor the region’s pleasant summer climate.

Here’s everything you need to know about this year’s Napa City Nights summer concerts, one of the Valley’s best summer traditions!

Napa City Nights Summer Concerts

Each Friday night, from July 1 through July 22, from 6:30 to 10:00 pm, you’re invited to take part in a diverse music event at the newly refurbished Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater in the heart of downtown Napa. This year’s performances include:

July 1: The Soul Section, Mama Said Band, and The Amber Snider Band
July 8: Joy and Madness, Under the Tower, and Sweet Burgundy
July 15: The Hots, Jimmy Duvet & and Comforters, and Delphi Freeman
July 22: Road Eleven, The Deadlies, and Jubilee Road

Terraced seating, beautiful views, and gorgeous lighting make the park a fantastic venue for listening to talented musicians and performers in genres ranging from jazz to country and rock ‘n roll.

If you’re planning to attend, you need only remember three things:

  1. There’s plenty of public transportation and nearby public parking.
  2. You’re within walking distance of many outdoor restaurants and shops.
  3. Bring a blanket, a picnic basket, and your favorite friends and family!

Where to Get Picnic Baskets in Napa

Napa restaurants, wineries, gourmet delis, and food trucks are all great options for getting picnic fixings to take along to a concert. You can either pack your own basket or have one of the many food establishments handle it for you. Local favorites include Bouchon Bakery in Yountville, First & Franklin Marketplace or Soda Canyon Store in Napa, Oakville Grocery in Oakville, and V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena.

Downtown Joe’s is also open for takeout, and best of all, we’re located just a short one-minute walk from Veterans Memorial Park! You can easily place your order online or stop by and have a brew or two before picking up your food and heading over to the concert.

Of course, you can enjoy outdoor dining at Downtown Joe’s all summer long. We’d love to have you visit us any time and help us celebrate our 25 years in downtown Napa. We’re open indoors and out, and our famous bar team is heading outside to mix it up! We accept phone-in reservations up to four hours ahead of seating time and online reservations 24 hours in advance. Of course, walk-ins are always welcome and there’s never a long wait!

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