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.

Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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