A special benefit concert to support North Bay fire relief feat: TRAIN w/ Special Guests CON BRIO

Fri Dec 1 2017

8:00 PM (Doors 6:30 PM)

JaM Cellars Ballroom at Margrit Mondavi Theatre

1030 Main St Napa, CA 94559

General Admission Standing

Ages 8+

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BottleRock Presents, in association with Drops of Jupiter Wine, will host a special benefit concert to support North Bay fire relief efforts featuring TRAIN and special guests CON BRIO on Friday, December 1, 2017 at JaM Cellars Ballroom in downtown Napa. One hundred percent of ticket sales will go to the Napa Valley Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support those affected by the fires.

Train is a multi-GRAMMY and Billboard award-winning band from San Francisco, CA that has had 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list since the release of their debut self-titled album. Train's climb to the top began in San Francisco in 1994, as the original 5-member band tenaciously built a loyal following, leading up to their own self-titled debut album, released by Columbia in 1998. The tumbling wordplay of "Meet Virginia" gave them their first unlikely radio hit and 2001’s Drops Of Jupiter broke them to multi-platinum status thanks to the double-GRAMMY award-winning title song that spent 10 months in the Top 40, and snaring the Best Rock Song GRAMMY award by beating out Coldplay and two U2 songs. The group won another GRAMMY award in 2011 for their global hit “Hey Soul Sister,” the #1 best-selling smash and most downloaded single of 2010, from their multi-platinum album Save Me, San Francisco. Next was 2012's California 37, which launched the hit "Drive By" reaching the Top 10 in 13 countries. They've sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, more than 30 million tracks, with multiple platinum/gold citations, including 3 GRAMMY awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors. In 2014 Bulletproof Picasso—the band’s 7th studio album—debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned rave reviews.

The band recently released their 8th album, a girl a bottle a boat, via Columbia Records on Jan. 27. Lead single, “Play That Song” had a strong start, hitting Top 5 on the iTunes chart, Top 10 at Hot AC radio, and climbing Adult Top 40.

Train has also released on a holiday album, Christmas in Tahoe, which brings their signature sound to holiday classics as well as three original songs and Does Led Zeppelin which features the band covering one of their favorite bands. Additionally, Train's award-winning Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. released their 6th varietal, 'Bulletproof Picasso' sauvignon blanc. Proceeds from the wine support Family House, a San Francisco charity that supports families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

JaM Cellars Ballroom / Margrit Mondavi Theatre: UPSTAIRS

General Admission and standing $99 Floor / General Admission VIP Balcony $249

Ea. person does require a ticket for entry. We welcome ages 8+ w/ children under 16 accompanied by an adult. No Babes in Arms.

No Refunds. No professional cameras or outside food and drink.

Due to the historic nature of the Ballroom, there are no bathrooms located upstairs. Facilities are located downstairs around the Blue Note Club and are accessible via stairs or the elevator.

Any special needs or accommodation requests, please call our Box Office during open hours.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

Jam Cellars Ballroom in the Margrit Mondavi Theatre is located UPSTAIRS in the historic Napa Valley Opera House

1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559 / Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm)

BottleRock Presents w/ Drops of Jupiter host
A special benefit concert to support North Bay fire relief feat: TRAIN w/ Special Guests CON BRIO

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  • Con Brio

    Con Brio

    Soul

    The night before CON BRIO headed into the studio to record their first full-length album, 23-year-old Ziek McCarter had a dream. In it, the singer received a visit from his father, an Army veteran who died at the hands of East Texas police in 2011. His father delivered an invitation: Come with me to paradise.

    McCarter woke up with a song in his bones. “It was one of the most spiritual moments of my life,” he recalls. It was up to him, he knew, to rise above injustice, and to perform in a way that lifted up those around him as well. To make Con Brio’s music a place of serenity, compassion -- even euphoria -- right here on earth.

    Paradise, which saw the San Francisco band teaming with legendary producer Mario Caldato Jr. (Beastie Boys, Beck, Seu Jorge), is the result: a declaration of independence you can dance to; an assertion of what can happen when the human spirit is truly free.

    Formed in 2013, Con Brio is the offspring of seven musicians with diverse backgrounds but a shared love for the vibrant Bay Area funk and psychedelic-soul sound pioneered by groups like Sly & the Family Stone.

    By 2015, when the band self-produced their debut EP, Kiss the Sun, Con Brio had already become a West Coast institution on the strength of their magnetic live show, with McCarter’s swiveling hips, splits and backflips earning him frequent comparisons to a young Michael Jackson or James Brown.

    After a busy 2015 spent touring the U.S. and Europe, playing alongside veterans Galactic and Fishbone, and racking up critical acclaim on proving grounds like Austin City Limits -- where PopMatters declared Con Brio “the best new live band in America” -- they headed home to parlay their momentum, chemistry and tight live sound into a full-length record.

    In an era when much has been made of the “death of the album,” there’s no question that Paradise, released internationally in summer 2016, is a fully-formed journey -- a trip made all the more immersive by Caldato’s raw, live style of production. “We tried to create a narrative in the studio, in the same way that we segue between songs live,” explains McCarter of the record’s arc.

    From the first primal wail of Benjamin Andrews’ electric guitar on the title track -- Paradise is bookended by intro and outro versions -- the album tells a story about modern life through its contradictions: “Liftoff” speaks of an urge to fly, to transcend the day-to-day with a starry, bird’s-eye view. “Hard Times” brings us crashing back to earth with the struggles of city life, inequality, and a fractured society desperate for healing. “Money” is a revolution, a rejection of societal pressure to equate success with a paycheck and abandon one’s dreams in the process.

    “Free & Brave,” the band’s most overtly political anthem, is also arguably its most infectious. Over a driving R&B groove courtesy of veteran rhythm section Jonathan Kirchner and Andrew Laubacher (bass and drums), McCarter name-checks Trayvon Martin and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Clearly inspired by his own personal relationship with police brutality, the song is equal parts heartbreaking and hopeful.

    “‘Free & Brave’ is in part a response to the Black Lives Matter movement, but it was also created to serve as a reminder -- to myself and to whoever finds joy in that song -- that there is a light there. We don’t have to get bogged down, we don’t have to feel helpless,” says McCarter. “We might not see it on a daily basis, but we are still ‘the land of the free and home of the brave’...I still take pride in that, in what pieces of joy and happiness we can create here with our actions.”

    Of course, songs about love and passion remain Con Brio’s native tongue. (At a recent Australian festival in which the band shared a bill with D’Angelo, one journalist told McCarter his sex appeal had eclipsed that of his longtime idol. McCarter continues to have no comment.) So it’s a refreshing surprise that the strongest love song on Paradise, in fact, is “Honey,” a sweet, spacious and vulnerable tune that allows the band’s horn section, Brendan Liu and Marcus Stephens, to shine. Though the band’s built a reputation on sonic bravado, it’s choices like these -- moments in which the music’s power flows from its subtlety -- that truly highlight where Con Brio is going.

    As for where they’re literally going: The second half of 2016 will see Con Brio embarking on an ambitious international touring schedule, including stops at the lion’s share of major American music festivals (Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Summerfest and San Francisco’s own Outside Lands); Fuji Rock, Japan’s largest annual music event; Montreal Jazz Fest, the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; London; Paris; and more.

    Which is not to say they’re intimidated. After performing most of these songs live throughout the past year, the team is running on adrenaline, and they’re thrilled to finally put this record in people’s hands. To bring old fans along for the journey, to help new fans lose themselves in a beat or a message. To spread music that, hopefully, shakes away the daily grind -- and nurtures listeners’ dreams about what their version of paradise on earth might look like, even for the duration of a song.

    Ziek McCarter already knows what his looks like, because Con Brio’s building it. And from where he’s sitting, they’re well past ready for liftoff.

    “We don’t want to walk, we don’t want to drive,” he says with a laugh. “We want to fly. We want to levitate.”

BottleRock Presents w/ Drops of Jupiter host

A special benefit concert to support North Bay fire relief feat: TRAIN w/ Special Guests CON BRIO

Fri Dec 1 2017 8:00 PM

(Doors 6:30 PM)

JaM Cellars Ballroom at Margrit Mondavi Theatre Napa CA
A special benefit concert to support North Bay fire relief feat: TRAIN w/ Special Guests CON BRIO
  • Sorry, there are currently no tickets available through TicketWeb.

General Admission Standing Ages 8+

BottleRock Presents, in association with Drops of Jupiter Wine, will host a special benefit concert to support North Bay fire relief efforts featuring TRAIN and special guests CON BRIO on Friday, December 1, 2017 at JaM Cellars Ballroom in downtown Napa. One hundred percent of ticket sales will go to the Napa Valley Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund to support those affected by the fires.

Train is a multi-GRAMMY and Billboard award-winning band from San Francisco, CA that has had 14 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list since the release of their debut self-titled album. Train's climb to the top began in San Francisco in 1994, as the original 5-member band tenaciously built a loyal following, leading up to their own self-titled debut album, released by Columbia in 1998. The tumbling wordplay of "Meet Virginia" gave them their first unlikely radio hit and 2001’s Drops Of Jupiter broke them to multi-platinum status thanks to the double-GRAMMY award-winning title song that spent 10 months in the Top 40, and snaring the Best Rock Song GRAMMY award by beating out Coldplay and two U2 songs. The group won another GRAMMY award in 2011 for their global hit “Hey Soul Sister,” the #1 best-selling smash and most downloaded single of 2010, from their multi-platinum album Save Me, San Francisco. Next was 2012's California 37, which launched the hit "Drive By" reaching the Top 10 in 13 countries. They've sold more than 10 million albums worldwide, more than 30 million tracks, with multiple platinum/gold citations, including 3 GRAMMY awards, 2 Billboard Music Awards and dozens of other honors. In 2014 Bulletproof Picasso—the band’s 7th studio album—debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200 and earned rave reviews.

The band recently released their 8th album, a girl a bottle a boat, via Columbia Records on Jan. 27. Lead single, “Play That Song” had a strong start, hitting Top 5 on the iTunes chart, Top 10 at Hot AC radio, and climbing Adult Top 40.

Train has also released on a holiday album, Christmas in Tahoe, which brings their signature sound to holiday classics as well as three original songs and Does Led Zeppelin which features the band covering one of their favorite bands. Additionally, Train's award-winning Save Me, San Francisco Wine Co. released their 6th varietal, 'Bulletproof Picasso' sauvignon blanc. Proceeds from the wine support Family House, a San Francisco charity that supports families of children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

JaM Cellars Ballroom / Margrit Mondavi Theatre: UPSTAIRS

General Admission and standing $99 Floor / General Admission VIP Balcony $249

Ea. person does require a ticket for entry. We welcome ages 8+ w/ children under 16 accompanied by an adult. No Babes in Arms.

No Refunds. No professional cameras or outside food and drink.

Due to the historic nature of the Ballroom, there are no bathrooms located upstairs. Facilities are located downstairs around the Blue Note Club and are accessible via stairs or the elevator.

Any special needs or accommodation requests, please call our Box Office during open hours.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!

Jam Cellars Ballroom in the Margrit Mondavi Theatre is located UPSTAIRS in the historic Napa Valley Opera House

1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559 / Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm)