Each year our generous patrons up and down the valley donate accommodation for all our musicians in their homes or guest houses. This gives the musicians the opportunity to become part of the Napa community while they are here and gives patrons a chance to interact with our musicians. To say thank you to patrons we offer free tickets to a concert of choice. While our musicians generally stay for one week, this year we are inviting some players for two weeks to limit the number of people involved and to decrease the turnaround.
We realize that 2021 is a very different year but we are planning for the festival this year while also following all the California State, Napa County and CDC Guidelines. If you are able to consider hosting someone this year we would be extremely grateful and please know that our musicians will be vaccinated and regularly tested during their stay and will be following all the guidelines including wearing masks indoors at all times. The dates we are looking at for this year are:
August 2 - 22, 2021
We are looking for a private bedroom and bathroom and if possible a space for the person to relax or practice their instrument. They have a very full rehearsal schedule so they are out all day rehearsing and then performing in the evenings at the end of the week. Somewhere for them to prepare light meals and to have breakfast is also necessary. They do expect to provide their own food during their stay and will be grateful for kitchen facilities. All our musicians have their own cars provided by the festival so you are not asked to take them anywhere but they do need somewhere to park.
Most of our musicians are either single or couples and don’t often have any children to consider, we are not looking for family accommodation but places for one or two people. Some of the musicians know each other very well and are happy to share a house together. We do have pianists staying every week so if you have a piano that you don’t mind being used that would also be much appreciated.
The housing requirement information lays out the requirements involved in having a musician to stay and also includes a sample sheet laying out the information you might consider supplying for guests.