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Craig Smith

Craig Smith is the executive director of the Downtown Napa Association.

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As they say, there are two kinds of people in the world: Those who like to go out at night, and those who don’t. If you are one of the latter, skip this column and turn to the sports page.

If you like night life but don’t know what’s happening downtown, you’ll love the list Visit Napa Valley compiled, which features 10 downtown Napa venues.

Here are the first seven of those 10, as written by Visit Napa Valley. Look for the other three in a later column. Thanks to Visit Napa Valley for the list.

Andaz Napa presents Andaz Artists, a rotating roster of musicians (mainly acoustic guitarists) from the Bay Area that play in either the Mercantile Social or the Lobby Lounge every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m.

These musical artists play a collection of covers as well as original songs.

Blue Note Napa presents national and international artists, along with Bay Area and regional favorites, paired with Napa Valley wine and craft brews, farm to table seasonally inspired cuisine, and classic cocktails on the first floor of the historic Napa Valley Opera House.

Located in downtown Napa, Blue Note Napa offers two shows nightly at 7 and 9:30 p.m, and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to closing, depending on the show.

Ca’ Momi Osteria in downtown Napa presents Osteria Live on Friday and Saturday evenings starting at 10 p.m. The complimentary show offers regional and national acts, predominantly acoustic, paired with Ca’ Momi’s late night dining menu.

Osteria Live presents La Notte Latina, featuring DJ Jose Miguel the first and third Friday of every month, which features the rhythms of salsa, cumbia, and merengue traditions. Coming soon is Osteria Laugh, featuring comedy showcases.

Cadet Wine Bar, in downtown Napa, offers a late night option to celebrate the world of wines and beer created by producers from California and beyond.

Cadet is open until 1 a.m. weeknights and 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights, and offers a vast selection of music on classic vinyl. Check the schedule for guest bartender nights.

Downtown Joes neighborhood brewery and restaurant in downtown Napa offers live entertainment several nights each week, including live music on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Each Sunday features a DJ dance party.

JaM Cellars, in downtown Napa offers an eclectic, comfortable space with a music-driven wine vibe.

A state-of-the-art sound system and classic vinyl collection complement the vintage Rolling Stone magazine art and musical furnishings.

JaM Cellars offers movie and music tribute nights, live bands on Fridays, and a complimentary “toast with Toast” at 4 p.m. each day. JaM Cellars is open daily, 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and until midnight Thursday through Saturday.

See you downtown!

Craig Smith is the executive director of the Downtown Napa Association. Reach him at 257-0322 or