Ever dreamed of a coffee with Josh!!! Get your holiday wish lists ready!!! The first ever Find Your Light Foundation Auction begins Friday November 23 and ends December 9th. Lots of never before offered items up for bid ---new FYL merch, tickets, posters jerseys and some one on one with Josh! A gift for yourself or a gift for a loved one, we are offering items you can't find anywhere else! Mark your calendars and keep your eyes open for more news coming soon!!
“Robert Mondavi Winery is the perfect place to experience the musical genius of Josh Groban. You can be a part of a world-class musical performance, watch the moon rise over the vineyard, and enjoy wonderful wines,” says Carl Jaeger, Estate Director at Robert Mondavi Winery. “Making music and making wine are both artistic expressions and this performance marks the beginning of a collaboration between Josh and the winery.”
Josh will be in the studio for most of 2012 working on his next album but his passion for food and wine drew him to this opportunity to visit the Napa Valley. His show will be performed in an intimate, stripped down configuration and will mark his only Northern California performance this year.
The intimate concert, benefitting local Napa school’s arts and music programs, pairs nicely with Josh Groban’s own Find Your Light Foundation. Established in 2011, his foundation enriches the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness. Groban believes that early exposure in the arts helps shape young people’s lives, combined with the sobering reality that public school arts programs are being dismantled in many communities has made Josh more attuned than ever to helping young people find their light.
The Robert Mondavi Winery Festival started as a small venture in the arts, with tickets costing only $3 and drawing a modest crowd of 400 attendees. Since its inception, the festival has hosted more than 100 performers and now draws thousands every year. From the first performance by the Napa Valley Symphony, a guitar soloist, and the Xoregos Dance Company, the festival has grown to showcase world-renowned jazz, R&B and pop artists. The Festival is a highlight of the summer season in the Napa Valley, bringing together wine, food, music and the arts for beautiful evenings in the vineyards. Throughout the festival’s 43-year history, more than $2 million in proceeds has been raised for the Napa Valley Symphony, Napa Valley Opera House and the Napa Valley Unified School District.
The performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Robert Mondavi Winery on Highway 29 in Oakville, Napa Valley. Ticket prices vary by performance. For additional information and to purchase tickets, including General Admission, Reserved and Dinner seats, visit www.robertmondaviwinery.com or call 1-888-RMONDAVI (766-6328).
Raised for Find Your Light!
Wow!!!!!! Your generosity has exceeded all expectation! Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to you all. You made our first "Find Your Light" fundraiser a resounding success!! You continue to affirm that you are the most incredible and philanthropic fans on the planet! We are thrilled by the outpouring of support worldwide for Josh and arts education. We look forward to sharing with you the ways in which your support will help many children find their light!
a note from Josh...
"The final amount that the first official auction brought in is staggering and humbling. I am so proud of what YOU the fans have been able to accomplish here. And so many young people's lives and creative spirits will be lifted from the contributions you made. I'm grateful beyond words!"
With gratitude from all of us at the Find Your Light Foundation and best wishes for a happy holiday season.
Toys for Tots!!!
Josh and "Toys For Tots" need your help!!!!!! We are only 12 days away from Christmas! There are thousands of kids who will not have a single toy under the tree. Please let those kids believe that someone cares and that the magic of the holiday season hasn't passed them by.
Join Josh and his fans at the "Grobanite Toy Drive" and donate a toy today!! We have currently collected 2,658 toys. Although a large number, we are still short of our over 7,000 toys collected last year.
With the devastation of hurricane Sandy, the need has never been greater -- YOU can help us raise this number by purchasing your toy through Amazon directly (see below)
Click on the links below and your purchases will be added to a final total.
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8-11 Years! Go Here: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/1TAM6IOBOAT9D/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v_C-5
12-18 Years! Go Here: http://www.amazon.com/registry/wishlist/384CKT6ZUDRE8/ref=cm_wl_rlist_go_v_C-2_d
How high can we go!!!!
“AN EVENING WITH JOSH GROBAN” TO BE HELD AT THE WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL ON JUNE 28th
GENERAL ON SALE MAY 10th at 12NOONPST VIA TICKETMASTER: http://bit.ly/AnEveningWithJoshGroban
In keeping with his long-standing commitment to helping young people through arts education, multi-platinum singer, songwriter, and actor Josh Groban will perform a benefit concert to raise support for the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA), and his own Find Your Light Foundation. The special performance, entitled “An Evening with Josh Groban,” will be held at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 28th at 8:00pm.
“I am thrilled to be able to host this special performance at Disney Hall to benefit LACHSA and my own Find Your Light Foundation. LACHSA holds a very special place in my heart as it gave me a starting ground to nurture my craft and feel at home while in school. It was partly through this experience at LACHSA that I started The Find Your Light Foundation. It is my continuing belief that arts education and exposure in children’s and young adult’s lives help to shape them for the better. “
LACHSA, which is operated by the Los Angeles County Office of Education, was established on the campus of California State University Los Angeles in 1985 through the leadership of the Arts High Foundation. Recognized as one of the premier public arts high school in the U.S., LACHSA is Los Angeles County’s only public, conservatory-style arts program for talented youth in dance, music, theatre, visual arts, musical theatre and film. The school serves 600 culturally and socioeconomically diverse young artists from 80 school districts throughout the County. Fund-raising events such as this benefit concert put on by the Arts High Foundation help it to sustain LACHSA’s award-winning and comprehensive arts training offered to students free of charge.
An Evening with Josh Groban will also support Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation, which he established in 2011 to enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness. Groban believes that early exposure in the arts helps shape young people’s lives, combined with the sobering reality that public school arts programs are being dismantled in many communities has made Josh more attuned than ever to helping young people find their light. During his 2011 “Straight To You” World Tour, Groban partnered with Americans for the Arts to launch a joint text-to-give campaign where local nonprofit arts education organizations received funds. In addition, Groban invited nonprofit leaders, artists, students and teachers to his concerts to be recognized from the stage.
Premium tickets at $1,000 are available through the Arts High Foundation at (213) 225-7586. Premium ticket holders will attend a private pre-performance reception with Josh and get the best seats in the house (Front Orchestra section).
General tickets will go on sale to the public starting May 10 at noon and will be available through Ticketmaster. General ticket prices are: $350, $250, $150, $100, $75 and $50: http://bit.ly/AnEveningWithJoshGroban
The Find Your Light Foundation enriches the lives of young people through arts education and cultural awareness, and helps ensure that every child has the opportunity to experience a quality arts education. From providing instruments to supporting arts programs in school and after school or introducing young people to the arts through technology, we know art education contributes to personal and academic success.
Donations are gratefully accepted via Paypal, Text to give campaign or at the following mailing address: