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LGBTQ+ activists respond to Dave Chappelle hosting the Blue Note Jazz Festival this weekend in Napa County

The inaugural Blue Note Jazz Festival Napa Valley has pulled together a star-studded lineup for the events starting Friday at the Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena. The three-day event ending on Sunday will include singers like Chaka Khan, Erykah Badu and Corinne Bailey Rae. Rappers Snoop Dogg, Talib Kweli and D Smoke will take the stage, among others. One of the more highly anticipated and controversial acts is comedian Dave Chappelle, who will host the festival all weekend. Chappelle has recently been under fire for a series of transphobic jokes made in his most recent Netflix specials, and protestors in several locations have since opposed his performances.