Court Yard Hounds Headline The VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Noteworthy Napa Concert At William Hill Estate Winery

Aug 21, 2013, 14:04 ET from VH1

NAPA, Calif., Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday, September 12th, country and folk duo Court Yard Hounds will perform at the VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Noteworthy concert in Napa, California. Presented by William Hill Estate Wines, Ashford University and RAYMOND WEIL, the evening will feature an intimate performance to raise awareness about the importance of music education.

"Music education is a very important part of a child's development. As parents and musicians we truly realize this importance and are extremely excited to do our part and help spread awareness about the great work the VH1 Save The Music Foundation is doing for our schools," said Emily Robison and Martie Maguire of Court Yard Hounds.

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public elementary and middle schools and raising awareness about the importance of music education as part of each child's complete education. The Noteworthy Napa event takes place at the William Hill Estate Winery, which last year hosted LeAnn Rimes as part of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation's Songwriters Music Series. William Hill Estate Winery is a proud supporter of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation and has been supporting music education in America since 2011.

Guests at the affair will enjoy a one-of-a-kind performance as well as dinner, William Hill Estate Wines, AriZona Beverages' cocktails featuring New Amsterdam liquors and Shellback Rum, Samuel Adams beer, a luxury watch display lounge from RAYMOND WEIL where they can enter to win one of the watches on display and cell phone charging stations powered by Ashford University. Attendees will also have an opportunity to bid on specially designed Taylor Guitars. Exclusive gift bags from Copper River Bags will be provided to guests attending a special meet & greet with the Court Yard Hounds.

"We are thrilled to have Court Yard Hounds perform at the Noteworthy Napa event," said Paul Cothran, Vice President and Executive Director of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. "They are incredibly talented artists with a great history in the music industry so for them to lend their support to the Foundation's mission is a great moment for us. I look forward to enjoying the performance and taking in the breathtaking views at William Hill Estate Winery."

Following the success of their self-titled 2010 debut, during a break from the Dixie Chicks following a five-Grammy triumph in 2007, sisters Emily Robison and Martie Maguire recently released their acclaimed follow up Amelita on July 16th. Now touring in support of the album, the incredibly talented and successful artists will perform an intimate set in support of the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, continuing their generous support of the arts.

For more information or to see how you can get involved, please visit or join the VH1 Save The Music community on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at @vh1savethemusic.

About VH1 Save The Music Foundation
The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America's public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child's complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children.  For more information visit

About William Hill Estate® Wines
Tucked away near the Silverado Trail, William Hill Estate crafts luxury Chardonnay from Napa Valley's renowned vineyards, and red Bordeaux varietals from the winery's estate property on the Silverado Bench. Winemaker Ralf Holdenried makes William Hill's extraordinary collection of elegant, expressive wines to showcase the other side of Napa—the side that is off the beaten path. An avid supporter of the arts, William Hill Estate is a proud sponsor of The VH1 Save the Music Foundation, the San Francisco Symphony, Opera and Ballet, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. Learn more at

About Ashford University
Ashford University is combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor's degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit or call Shari Winet Rodriguez, vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

Founded in Geneva in 1976, the Swiss family-owned company, RAYMOND WEIL, enjoys a special position in the exclusive world of luxury watch making.  A collection of refined timepieces that embody an elegant and contemporary blend of elements that inspires emotions with both customers and partners.  Precision is the inspiration for the continued horological mastery that is RAYMOND WEIL.

RAYMOND WEIL, both nationally and internationally, has created a strong presence in the arts, with music at the heart; evident through with the naming of their collections and with various sponsorships, including the BRIT Awards, VH1 Save The Music Foundation and Elle Women In Music.  RAYMOND WEIL prides itself in aestheticism, bringing together the core elements in the excellence of Swiss luxury craftsmanship: precision, quality, reliability, nobility and technicality. For more information visit

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