Coachella is in our rear-view mirror, along with the blistering weather of Indio and the mediocre lineup of musical performances that came with it. With music festivals propagating around the country (and the world) in a state of rapid revival, most are following the basic, formulaic festival format. In its inaugural year, BottleRock Napa Valley is distinguishing itself by offering festival goers a bit of civility and class along with an incredible lineup of music performances and comedic entertainment in a temperate and majestic setting.
As BottleRock Napa Valley delivers the best in music and comedy through an incredible who’s who lineup, its food, wine and beer offerings will also strike a chord with attendees. Iconic Napa Valley chefs and restaurateurs such as Cindy Pawlcyn, Masaharu Morimoto, Todd Humphries, and Ken Frank will share the culinary stage with superstar vintners like Silver Oak, Miner Family, Rombauer, and St. Supery, along with artisan beers and micro-brews. Offering a culinary festival experience second to none, BottleRock has tapped the Cindy Pawlcyn Napa Valley team including managing partner Sean Knight to manage the culinary effort and establish BottleRock as having the ultimate food and wine experience.
|A beautiful setting for anything|
Situated on four stages spread over 26 acres on the grounds at the Napa Valley Expo in the City of Napa, more than three dozen chefs and restaurateurs will join more than 50 wineries and artisan brewers during the inaugural BottleRock Napa Valley, taking place from May 9 - 12. Food purveyors including Mustards Grill, Morimoto, Kitchen Door, La Toque, Oenotri, ZuZu, Grace’s Table, The Girl & the Fig, Azzurro Pizzeria and Enoteca, and many, many more. BottleRock Napa Valley intends to provide the very best to quench attendees’ thirsts and whet appetites.
|BottleRock Napa Co-Founder (and native San Diegan)|
"We are thrilled to be involved with what is destined to be Napa Valley's preeminent event combining world-class musical talent with delicious Napa food and wine," says culinary partner Cindy Pawlcyn. "BottleRock is such a natural extension of the valley's hospitality and talent, the surprise here is that it hasn't been done before."
In addition to the carefully curated cuisine, BottleRock Napa Valley features an incredible lineup of more than 80 artists, bands and performers, including; Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Zac Brown Band, Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Jane’s Addiction, The Shins, The Avett Brothers, Train, The Flaming Lips, The Black Crowes, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Cake, Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Primus, Alabama Shakes, Jackson Browne, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, along with America’s hottest comics such as Jim Gaffigan, Demetri Martin, Aasif Mandvi, Anthony Jeselnik, Tig Notaro, Jim Breuer, Greg Behrendt, Wyatt Cenac, Rob Delaney, Kristen Schaal, Bill Burr, J Chris Newberg, and Natasha Leggero. The complete festival lineup can be found at www.bottlerocknapavalley.com.
Festival passes are on sale now and begin at $139 for a single day pass, $329 for a 3-day pass (which were recently re-released after selling out), $399 for a 4-day pass, and $599 for 4-day VIP passes. Passes are on sale at www.bottlerocknapavalley.com. In addition, a very limited number of luxury platinum packages, including premium lodging, transportation, exclusive artist access, and more are available by calling Napa Valley Reservations at 707‐252‐1985.
More information can be found at www.bottlerocknapavalley.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Bottle Rock Napa Valley, on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BottleRockNapa (#bottlerocknapavalley), and check out the full line-up schedule below.
Where: Expo Center, Third Street between Juarez and Bailey streets, Napa
When: May 9-12
Tickets: $139 for one day, $329 for three days, $399 for four days, $599 for four-day VIP pass
THURSDAY, MAY 9
Silverado Stage: Furthur featuring Phil Lesh and Bob Weir, Black Crowes, ALO, Moonalice
Chardonnay Stage: Tig Notaro, BIll Burr, J Chris Newberg, Anthony Jeselnik
Midway Stage: Primus, Café Tacuba, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, X, The Refusers, Cosmos Percussion Orchestra
Miner Family Stage: Avett Brothers, Violent Femmes, Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Delta Spirit
FRIDAY, MAY 10
Silverado: Black Keys, Shins, Alabama Shakes, Flagship
Chardonnay: Jim Breuer, Demetri Martin, Natasha Leggero
Midway: Flaming Lips, Andrew Bird, Dirty Projectors, Allah Las, They Went Ghost
Miner Family: Matt Nathanson, Blues Traveler, Justin Townes Earle, Tristan Prettyman, Whiskey Sisters
SATURDAY, MAY 11
Silverado: Kings of Leon, Jane’s Addiction, Bad Religion, RNDM, Best Coast
Chardonnay: Jim Gaffigan, Aasif Mandvi, Wyatt Cenac
Midway: Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Dwight Yoakam, Allen Stone, Sharon Van Etten
Miner Family: Iron & Wine, Jackson Browne, Donavon Frankenreiter, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Tift Merritt, Martin Harley
SUNDAY, MAY 12
Silverado: Zac Brown Band, Train, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Kacey Musgraves, Secret Sisters
Chardonnay: Rob Delaney, Greg Behrendt, Kristen Schaal
Midway: Cake, Wallflowers, Grouplove, Rogue Wave, Girls and Boys
Miner Family: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Brandi Carlile, Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, Erin O’Hara