Ben Sparaco’s four piece band plays unique combination of folk roots rock based original music, with jazz-inspired improvisation.
Influenced at an early age by blues, rock, jazz, and folk legends such as The Allman Brothers Band, The Grateful Dead, John Coltrane, BB King, Bob Dylan, and more, Ben began touring with various bands at the age of 16 in his home state of Florida. Moving to Nashville, TN in the summer of 2015, he started his own band and has toured the country playing his original music at festivals, clubs, and theaters, as well as being a member of Butch Trucks and The Freight Train Band (founding member of the Allman Brothers). Ben has also had the opportunity to join members of Dead and Company, Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Warren Haynes Band, and the entire rhythm section of the Allman Brothers Band on stage.
Ben’s debut full length album “Wooden” was released in January of 2017. Produced by Ross Holmes (fiddle and mandolin for Bruce Hornsby, Warren Haynes, Mumford and Sons), it features bluegrass and folk inspired instrumentation and a guest appearance by North Mississippi Allstars/Black Crowes guitarist Luther Dickinson. The album has received national radio airplay and international press coverage.
Often likened to bands such as the Allman Brothers, The Derek Trucks Band, and Dawes, Ben’s music is original yet inspired by the greatest in his genre. Musicfestnews.com review of his set at Wanee Festival 2017: "Sparaco continues to grow as a superb guitarist and band leader. His tremendous set featured six tunes from new album Wooden. He is cut in the mold of Derek Trucks, but Sparaco is his own man in the same way that Trucks is.”
JaM Cellars Ballroom at Margrit Mondavi Theatre is UPSTAIRS in the historic Napa Valley Opera House in Downtown Napa
GENERAL ADMISSION & STANDING
Please check your ticket or call the Box Office for which seating choice your show has.
Each person does require a ticket for entry. We welcome ages 8+ with children under 16 accompanied by an adult.
No Refunds. No professional cameras or outside food and drink.
There is no dining available in the Ballroom, but there is a Bar available for drink purchases. Patrons attending a show upstairs in the Ballroom are welcome to dine in the restaurant starting at 5:30 pm if the show(s) downstairs is not Sold Out or if there is seating available.
Due to the historic nature of the Ballroom, there are no bathrooms located upstairs. Facilities are located downstairs through the Blue Note Club and are accessible via stairs or the elevator.
Ear Plugs are available for free at the Box Office
Any special needs or accommodation requests, please call our Box Office.
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you at the JaM Cellars Ballroom!
1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Tues-Sat, 3:30-9:30 pm, Sun 1 hr before doors)