Live Music, Great Wine, and Gourmet Food, All for a Good Cause

The 21st Annual Music Festival for Brain Health, which will be held on September 19 at Staglin Family Vineyard in Napa Valley, Calif., will feature events to tantalize every corner of the brain, including science lectures, a concert, a wine tasting, and a VIP dinner—all for an extremely good cause. Over the last two decades, the Music Festival for Brain Health—perennially held at the historic, 61-acre Napa Valley winery—has raised millions for brain-disorders research and treatment. This year’s festival will benefit both One Mind Institute (IMHRO) and One Mind, which strive to more effectively diagnose, treat, prevent, and cure mental illnesses and brain injuries.

The event kicks off with a scientific symposium, where Dr. Geoffrey T. Manley, chief of neurosurgery at San Francisco General Hospital, will present “Healing the Injured Brain: A Team Science Approach to an Old Problem,” while Dr. Carrie Bearden, professor at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, will lead “Conquering Psychiatric Disease through Collaborative Science.”

After receiving some food for thought from the speakers, guests can move on to some actual food—hors d’oeuvres prepared by chef Sean O’Toole of Torc Restaurant alongside a wine-tasting reception. Grammy Award–winning artist Melissa Etheridge will then entertain the crowd with some of her biggest hits. The night will end with a VIP dinner served by chef Hubert Keller of Fleur in Las Vegas, paired with wines from the Staglin Family Vineyard. Festival passes start from $1,000. (music-festival.org)

 

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