Auberge du Soleil with BottleRock and Mercedes-Benz, to Stage Dinner and Concert Benefiting Do It For The Love Foundation

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Hosted by DIFTL Founder and Musician, Michael Franti, featuring an exclusive outdoor performance to kickoff BottleRock weekend

Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, CA

Auberge du Soleil, Napa Valley, CA

We are honored to play a role in supporting the heartfelt and inspirational work of the Do It For The Love Foundation,”

Auberge du Soleil, BottleRock and Mercedes Benz USA today announced the Second Annual Do It For The Love (DIFTL) Benefit Dinner and Concert, Thursday, May 26, 2016, at Auberge du Soleil. The event, limited to just 150 guests, and priced at $1,000 per person, will include an exclusive evening of cocktails, food, wine and music. The centerpiece of the evening will include a live performance by Do It For The Love Foundation founder and musician, Michael Franti, on the hotel’s picturesque terrace overlooking the Napa Valley.

All proceeds from the event will go directly to the Do It For The Love Foundation, a non-profit wish-granting organization that brings people living with life-threatening illnesses, children with severe challenges, and wounded veterans to live concerts. Founded in 2013 by Franti and ER nurse Sara Agah Franti, the foundation has granted more than 500 wishes working with a variety of musicians including Ed Sheeran, Miranda Lambert, Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney, Carrie Underwood, Andy Grammer, and many more. Do It For The Love’s goal is to inspire joy, hope and lasting celebratory memories in the face of severe illness or trauma. Mercedes-Benz USA will serve as the primary sponsor for the event. Tickets are available now at EventBrite.com.

The hotel will close its Michelin-Star Restaurant and Bistro & Bar for the evening to host the private event. The festivities will begin with a cocktail reception with Michael Franti in the Restaurant. Later, guests will enter the hotel’s private dining level, transformed by Brite Event Rentals, for a lavish dinner party prepared by Auberge du Soleil Executive Chef Robert Curry. The menu will feature an array of food stations and chef action stations that showcase the kitchen’s commitment to locally-sourced seasonal ingredients, as well as custom cocktails from Double-Cross Vodka and Casamigos Tequila, and an extensive selection of wines from Domaine Anderson, Duckhorn Vineyards and Huneeus Vineyards. Riedel, The Wine Glass Company, will provide the official stemware for the event. Following dinner, Michael Franti and Friends will treat the audience to an outdoor sunset concert on the terrace. After the performance, guests will enjoy an After-Party Bubble Lounge with sparkling wines from Roederer Estate and house-made sweet treats from Auberge du Soleil Pastry Chef Paul Lemieux.

“We are honored to play a role in supporting the heartfelt and inspirational work of the Do It For The Love Foundation,” said George Goeggel, Auberge du Soleil Managing Partner. “We are grateful to the BottleRock team and to Mercedes-Benz for making this event possible so that we may bring music, food and wine lovers together to benefit this great cause.”

Mercedes-Benz Rock & Ride Weekend
In addition to sponsoring the event, Mercedes-Benz will make a number of its vehicles available to Auberge du Soleil hotel guests for complimentary test drives throughout the valley via a special four-night “Mercedes-Benz Rock & Ride Weekend” package offered over the BottleRock event dates, May 26-30, 2016. The package will include daily breakfast, a discount on the “Rolling Stone Massage” and other spa services at the award-winning Auberge Spa, two complimentary “BottleRock Cocktails” and a BottleRock Survival Kit. Reservations may be made by contacting Auberge du Soleil Reservations directly at 800-348-5406. Terms and conditions may apply; subject to availability.

Tickets for the Second Annual Do It For The Love Benefit Dinner and Concert are tax-deductible and are available at EventBrite.com. Tickets to BottleRock Napa Valley are sold separately at http://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com

About Auberge Resorts Collection
Auberge Resorts Collection owns and operates a portfolio of exceptional hotels, resorts, residences and private clubs under two distinct brands: Auberge Hotels and Resorts, timeless luxury properties acclaimed for their intimate, understated elegance, and VieVage Hotels and Resorts, a new lifestyle brand that brings together contemporary themes of design, community and wellness in a fresh, active and social environment. While Auberge nurtures the individuality of each property, all share a crafted approach to luxury that is expressed through captivating design, exceptional cuisine and spas, and gracious yet unobtrusive service. Properties in the Auberge Resorts Collection include: Auberge du Soleil and Calistoga Ranch, Napa Valley, Calif.; Esperanza, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico; Hotel Jerome, Aspen, Colo.; Malliouhana, Anguilla; Nanuku, Fiji; The Auberge Residences at Element 52, Telluride, Colo.; Hacienda AltaGracia, Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica; VieVage, Napa Valley; VieVage, Los Cabos; and Auberge Beach Residences and Spa Fort Lauderdale, with several others in development. For more information about Auberge Resorts Collection, please visit http://www.aubergeresorts.com/. Follow Auberge Resorts Collection on Facebook at facebook.com/AubergeResorts and on Twitter at @AubergeResorts.

About Do It For The Love Foundation
Do It For The Love is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible as he allowed by law. Nominate, donate or volunteer online at http://www.doitforthelove.org.

About Mercedes-Benz USA
Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA), headquartered in Atlanta, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and customer service for all Mercedes-Benz products in the United States. MBUSA offers drivers the most diverse lineup in the luxury segment with 15 model lines ranging from the sporty CLA-Class four-door coupe to the flagship S-Class and the Mercedes-AMG GT S. MBUSA is also responsible for Mercedes-Benz Vans and smart products in the U.S. More information on MBUSA and its products can be found at http://www.mbusa.com. Accredited journalists can visit our media site at http://www.media.mbusa.com.

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