A Chicago native, Mark Allen Felton aka Panther drew upon a wealth of influences from Jazz to Gospel. At the tender age of 11 he began an artistic journey inspired by such musical greats as Earth Wind & Fire, Sonny Stitt and Kool & the Gang, eventually performing with giants of the industry and learning from his mentor Grover Washington Jr. By the time he graduated from high school, Felton had received numerous awards for his musical excellence including a scholarship to Texas Southern University in Houston, TX.
Playing for political dignitaries such as: Secretary Hillary Clinton, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, civil rights leader Julian Bond, and L.A. Mayors Antonio Villaraigosa and Eric Garcetti. He was, for many years, the go-to artist to perform the National Anthem at the L.A. County Board of Supervisors Annual African American Heritage Month Celebration.
This gifted artist has had the honor of performing alongside some of the most revered musicians in the world including: Al Jarreau, Patti Labelle, Kirk Whalum, Najee, Gerald Albright, Bobby Womack, Billy Preston, Marcus Miller, Mindy Abair, Boney James, Rick Braun,and more. His two Gospel CDs have earned him two Stellar Award nominations and the 2004 Instrumentalist of the Year by the Southern California Gospel Announcers Guild.
BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St. We are an intimate 144-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.
All ticket prices are based on per person. Dinner is served in all sections. Your ticket is your dining reservation. Separate reservations are not needed.
“Sapphire” Booth Seating:
Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only sold as four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. 1st come, 1st seated. You will be seated when you arrive. (Seating is dark blue color on map)
“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating:
Seating in premier center table areas in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated (Seating is light blue on map)
Standard Side Table Seating:
Seating in side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. (Seating is yellow on map)
Bar Area Ticket Seating (only patrons 21+ may sit at bar):
Great View!! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Bar area is pink on map).
A portion of all ticket fees goes to the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.
Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online.
Dinner Menu available in all seating areas