26th Music Festival for Brain Health Goes Virtual

Arturo Sandoval Performing

Celebrating over a quarter-century of raising nearly $500 million and building awareness for brain-related disorders, the 26th Music Festival for Brain Health continues this September 12 as a virtual and multi-city event. Embarking on the next 25 years of raising funds to support innovative research and the development of new therapies, this year’s festival features a virtual experience, as well as an in-person option at select Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouses and Mastro’s Steakhouses around the country for a series of smaller in-person ‘Supper Club’ dining experiences. A departure from the highly acclaimed annual gathering at the Staglin Family Vineyard, this year’s format will allow supporters to participate across the country without having to travel, and stay within their “comfort zone” in today’s Covid-19 environment.

The day begins at 10:00 a.m. PDT with the Scientific Symposium webinar and Q&A with leaders in brain health, featuring Victor Dzau, MD, President of the National Academy of Medicine, and Michelle Craske, PhD, Director of UCLA’s Anxiety and Depression Research Center, plus One Mind’s 2020 Rising Star Award-winners discussing groundbreaking scientific discoveries in the brain health field. Moderated by Eric Nestler, MD, PhD, Director of the Mount Sinai Friedman Brain Institute, the symposium is free with registration.

At 4:30 p.m. PDT / 7:30 p.m. EDT, donors may enjoy dinner out at one of Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse’s sixteen locations and participating Mastro’s Steakhouse locations. This Wine & Jazz ‘Supper Club’ experience will be held in the restaurant’s private dining room, featuring a multi-course dinner by Chef Ariel Fox paired with the wines of Staglin Family Vineyard. The Wine & Jazz ‘Supper Club’ can also be experienced as a take-out dinner kit to enjoy at home. At 5:00 p.m. PDT / 8:00 p.m. EDT, ten-time GRAMMY Award-winner Arturo Sandoval and an ensemble band will perform an exclusive streaming web concert.

For those who cannot attend the Supper Club dinners, there is an additional opportunity to enjoy this a one-of-a-kind streamed jazz concert performance from home, exclusively for all 26th Music Festival for Brain Health donors.

“While we can’t gather together on the same scale that we have over the past 25 years, we can stay connected, learn about the latest in brain health research, and enjoy great wine, food and music together virtually this year,” said festival co-founder Garen Staglin. “Brain health remains an even more important and critical issue in the stressful times created by Covid-19. We are committed, with your generosity and support, to continue the dialog, facilitate partnerships, and raise money and awareness. Together we will find the causes and cures for brain illness.”

The limited seating Wine & Jazz ‘Supper Club’ Dinner at Del Frisco’s or Mastro’s is a $2,500 donation/pp, the ‘Supper Club Take-Out Meal Kit for Two’ is a $2,000 donation, and the Wine & Jazz Concert Virtual Stream is a $1,000 donation/pp. Admission to the symposium-only is free with prior registration. To reserve a spot at the dinner, concert or symposium, please visit and click the yellow register link.

The Music Festival for Brain Health benefits One Mind™, leading research, education, treatment, and the mission of eliminating discrimination surrounding brain disorders.

The Music Festival for Brain Health is supported by premier sponsors Shear Family Foundation and Stephen Silver Fine Jewelry.

For more information, please call Cindy Dyar at (707) 963-4038 or email, or visit



About The Music Festival for Brain Health

The Music Festival for Brain Health is America’s most important fund-raising event focusing on brain disorders, with an historical total, including leveraged grants from U.S. government agencies and private organizations, nearing a half-a-billion dollars. Last year alone, the event and ongoing efforts raised over $6 million to support research to find treatments and cures for brain disorders. The Music Festival for Brain Health benefits One Mind™, leading research, education, treatment, and the mission of eliminating discrimination surrounding brain disorders., #Music4BrainHealth

About One Mind™

Launched in 1995 by Shari and Garen Staglin as their means to “run toward the problem” of their son’s schizophrenia diagnosis, One Mind is today a leading mental health non-profit that heals lives by direct support for neuropsychiatric brain research. By convening the brightest minds in brain science and advocacy around a collective vision of “Accelerating Brain Health for All”, One Mind is advancing a three-pronged program strategy of accelerating discoveries, improving services and transforming culture. Through such achievements as enrolling over 10,000 patients in innovative clinical studies and the One Mind at Work initiative that has brought supportive workplace mental health practices to over 6 million employees, One Mind is creating a world where all facing brain health challenges can build healthy, productive lives. Brandon Staglin, whose own experiences triggered the creation of the non-profit, now serves as its President, exemplifying the change One Mind seeks in its disruptive research and workplace initiatives.

About Arturo Sandoval

A protégé of the legendary jazz master Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval was born in Artemisa, a small town in the outskirts of Havana, Cuba, on November 6, 1949, just two years after Gillespie became the first musician to bring Latin influences into American Jazz. Sandoval began studying classical trumpet at the age of twelve, but it didn’t take him long to catch the excitement of the jazz world. He has since evolved into one of the world’s most acknowledged guardians of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, as well as a renowned classical artist, pianist and composer. He is one of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, and has been seen by millions at the Oscars, Grammy Awards, and Billboard Awards. Sandoval has been awarded 10 Grammy Awards, and nominated 19 times; he has also received 6 Billboard Awards and an Emmy Award. His latest release features an incomparable who’s-who of the most talented artists today. This landmark album also contains an unparalleled mix of collaborations with legends and new generation voices from the worlds of Pop, Jazz, Classical and Latin music coming together for the Cuban maestro’s first duets release, including: STEVIE WONDER, PHARRELL WILLIAMS & ARIANA GRANDE, PLÀCIDO DOMINGO, CELIA CRUZ, JOSH GROBAN, JUAN LUIS GUERRA, AL JARREAU, ALEJANDRO SANZ, PRINCE ROYCE and DAVID BISBAL. “Ultimate Duets” marks the continuation of a distinguished four-decade catalogue of over 40 groundbreaking titles.