Grass Child - Napa Valley Community Foundation Fundraiser


Dec 7 Sat
Grass Child - Napa Valley Community Foundation Fundraiser8:00 PM
Blue Note Napa

In celebration of the holiday season, Grass Child  will be donating net proceeds from ticket sales directly to Napa Valley Community Foundation’s ongoing local fire relief efforts.

Please also visit for information about Grass Child’s Paradise Project, supporting fire victims of Butte County, California.

1 Show only!
2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of Grass Child and 23 years of Grass Child Gypsy. Today, the members of both groups remain close friends and collaborators and continue to create music and appear on stage together.

Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St. We are an intimate 144-seat Live Music club and Restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.
  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Dinner is served in all sections.
  • Your ticket is also your dining reservation.
  • Every Ticket does get a seat in area purchased.
  • Our Seating Policy is First Come, First Seated in area purchased.
  • We recommend arriving 30 min before door time to get best choice of seating. 
  • We do not have a standing room only section
  • Pairs are sat across from each other, not next to each other.
  • No Refunds, Professional cameras or outside food and drink.
  • Ear Plugs are available for free at the Box Office
  • Any special needs or accommodation requests, please call our Box Office.
  • 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

“Sapphire” Booth Seating: Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons
Premier level of seating! Sold only in units of 4 or 5/6, and are not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive. (Dark Blue on map)
“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating: Center table area in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other.  (Light Blue on map)
Standard Side Table Seating: Side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other.  (Yellow on map)
Bar Area Seating (only 21+ may sit at bar):
Great View! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Pink on map).

1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Wed - Sat, 2:30-9:00 pm, Sun, 1 hr. before doors)

Grass Child

In the early 90's, Grass Child Gypsy sprung to life from the melee of rock/post-metal collective 'Witch Hazel,' a group founded by Grass Child Gypsy members, vocalist Kurt Briggs Schindler, guitarist Brant Roscoe and percussionist Barry Forsythe. With the addition of bassist Tommy Hill (founding member and chief songwriter for the neo-flamenco groups Akanthos and Rumba Tribe), the band set forward on a different path; creating music with danceable influence channeling Schindler's Virgin Island roots and the improvisational influences of then-current Bay Area artists. The powerful and playful lyricism and songwriting, combined with instrumental prowess from this group of multi-faceted players took shape quickly and caused the group's following to grow at a furious pace.
Following the release of the band’s self-titled full-length debut album, Hill departed from the group and area bassist Jonny Tindall joined in 1996, adding his own non-traditional playing and songwriting styles to the already successful collective. Improvisations, songwriting and live performances took natural shape for the quartet; who often invited other performers to join the lineup on stage and in the studio.
The band wrote, recorded, produced and released a second full-length album in 1999, aptly titled 'Evolution.' The sophomore effort by the group showed an increasing affinity for calypso and reggae, as well as a marked refinement in syncopation and detail. Evolution's release placed the band on stage with dozens of national caliber players ranging in genre from rock, reggae, blues and world beat.
The original Grass Child Gypsy disbanded in the mid-2000's following Schindler's return to the Caribbean; a locale where he has since seen great success as a touring solo performer and founding member of the islands’ wildly popular Drunk Dumplins lineup. 
The remaining members reformed in California in 2009, simply as 'Grass Child,' adding the powerful and accomplished bay-area vocalist Sarah Shin-Madsen to the forefront of the group. With a solid, three-octave range and steady touring history, Shin-Madsen soon carved out an important and influential niche in the group’s ever-evolving sound.
In 2010, the next evolution of Grass Child produced an EP-length release, unofficially titled “Hobo Bridge,” which featured a sampling of the quartet’s earliest songwriting efforts over four tracks spanning genres from progressive rock, calypso, reggae and southern-rock. On the heels of this release, the band set out on an intensive schedule of live appearances throughout the west coast.
Grass Child entered the studio again in 2012 to capture their newly-penned original tracks, many of which had never been performed live or even as a group. It was said many times in the preceding months that the band needed some time for “marinating,” and with that the full-length album “Marinade” was released late that year. Predominantly acoustic and reflective of the group’s individual and collective songwriting prowess, the album was a rare gem of energy not previously expressed.
Due to the growing popularity of the band and the success of their first full-length release, over the years that followed Grass Child garnered numerous invitations for mainstage performances at regional festivals and engagements in support of headline acts such as The Cure, No Doubt, The Avett Brothers, Ziggy Marley, Gregg Allman, Los Lonely Boys, Los Lobos, Blues Traveler, Michael Franti and Spearhead, The Cold War Kids, Houndmouth, Ozomatli, Jimmy Cliff and many more.
2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of Grass Child and 23 years of Grass Child Gypsy. Today, the members of both groups remain close friends and collaborators and continue to create music and appear on stage together.

Napa Valley Community Foundation

We mobilize resources, inspire giving, build knowledge and provide leadership on vital community issues to improve the quality of life for all in Napa County.  We are a public charity; a grantmaking foundation; a philanthropic advisor; and a staging ground for people, resources and ideas. Every day, we link donors to projects that do good in our community.

We look for charitable projects that make a lasting difference.  With a bird’s-eye view of the nonprofit sector and knowledge gained from more than 200 site visits each year to local charities, we know where there are gaps, opportunities, needs, new ideas and great leaders.

We rally our donors to support key projects, while helping them pursue their own agendas. We help donors pursue their passions, and find important projects where those passions overlap.  Working in this way, we multiply the impact of individual givers, while honoring the personal preferences of those who entrust us with their resources.

We believe there is strength, and greater impact, in numbers.  We cultivate relationships with other funders, and create opportunities for our donors to collectively support critical projects—not to the exclusion of their own goals, but where they share an interest in a particular need or opportunity.  Our projects have been supported by hundreds of local givers, and have attracted several million dollars in additional resources from regional and statewide foundations, including: The California Endowment; The California Wellness Foundation; The James Irvine Foundation; The David & Lucile Packard Foundation; and The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation.