Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Unveils 2023 Lineup with Mary J. Blige, Nas, Chance the Rapper, and More

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The lineup for the second Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa has just been released. The event returns this year with Dave Chappelle as its host. The small-town festival, held at Silverado Resort, Napa, CA,  boasts an impressive line-up of cultural icons to celebrate jazz’s influence during the 50th anniversary of hip-hop. Artists inspired by the integrity and spirit of jazz include headliners Mary J. Blige, Nas, and Chance the Rapper.

The festival is July 28–30, 2023. Pre-sale tickets are available on April 5 at 9:00 a.m. PST/12 noon EST for Blue Note subscribers. Three-day general admission and VIP passes go on sale Friday, April 7 at 9:00 a.m. PST/12 noon EST. For more information, visit

The festival returns to Napa with three stages featuring established, eclectic, and cutting-edge artists who reflect a deep appreciation for jazz. The lineup also includes Parliament Funkadelic featuring George Clinton, Digable Planets, Ari Lennox, Big Freedia, and Cordae.

With a discography that includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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