BottleRock Napa Valley wrapped up this past weekend. It was quite a success for the sixth annual event. Dates are already confirmed for next year’s festival so mark your calendars for May 24-26, 2019. Check out the news recap below on this year’s festival and the photo gallery!
NAPA, Calif. (May 29, 2018) – The sold-out sixth installment of BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars, has drawn to a close having entertained more than 120,000 attendees over the Memorial Day Weekend in historic downtown Napa. In addition to headliners Bruno Mars, The Killers and Muse, the festival brought together hundreds of world-renowned musicians, celebrated chefs, vintners, brewers and distillers for a three-day blend of music, wine, food, craft brews, spirits and hospitality that can only be experienced in the renowned Napa Valley. At the end of Bruno Mars’ performance on Sunday evening, festival organizers announced that BottleRock Napa Valley will return May 24 – 26, 2019.
The BottleRock production team continued to make significant improvements to the guest experience, including increased space for attendees across all ticket levels with additional seating and shade, improved grass lawns, larger stages, and vastly improved video walls throughout the venue offering an up-close experience for all attendees.
“We are always looking to exceed our attendees expectations,” said Dave Graham, Partner and Co-Founder of BottleRock Presents. “From the beginning, we have built BottleRock on the foundation of knowing why people come to The Napa Valley in the first place…for the wine, food, hospitality and weather. And then we add an incredible and diverse musical lineup. We believe this is what sets BottleRock apart and why it has been so well received.”
In addition to Bruno Mars, The Killers and Muse the JaM Cellars Stage was jumping all weekend with performances by Halsey, Incubus, The Head & The Heart, Billy Idol, Earth Wind & Fire, The Revivalists, Lake Street Dive, Michael Franti & Spearhead and The Struts among many others. The larger and improved Midway Stage featured The Chainsmokers, Snoop Dogg, Thievery Corporation, E-40 and more, while on the Miner Stage attendees were entertained by St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Motet, Natalia Lafourcade, Allen Stone, and many more. The Lagunitas Stage featured its strongest lineup yet, including performances by Tank & The Bangas, AYOKAY, Moonalice, Pokey Lafarge and a huge silent disco featuring The White Panda and Warren G. Over 80 musical acts were presented on five music stages over the three days of the festival.
Some of our highlights:
The Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage was once again a festival standout, drawing thousands of viewers to watch memorable mashup moments combining food, music and antics. Appearing this year were culinary stars including Trisha Yearwood, Giada De Laurentiis, Masaharu Morimoto, Graham Elliot, Michael Voltaggio, Richard Blais, Aarón Sánchez, Johnny Sánchez, Charlie Palmer, Adam Richman, Hubert Keller, Duff Goldman, Dominique Crenn and Tiffani Thiessen. Celebrities and musicians joining the fun included Halsey, Snoop Dogg, George Lopez, Shaun White, Mike D, Ken Griffey Jr., Barry Bonds, Harlem Globetrotters, Laila Ali, Michael Franti, Tré Cool of Green Day, Gary “Baba Booey,” E-40, Charles Woodson and many more. A definite highlight was the Guinness World Record set by celebrity mixologists Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Top Chef Michael Voltaggio who created a massive 550-liter Paradise cocktail, which was a callback to Snoop Dogg’s 1994 hit ‘Gin & Juice.’
Another amenity unique to BottleRock Napa Valley is the up-close and personal pop-up acoustic sets by major festival acts. Performing on the VIP Acoustic Stage were The Head & The Heart, Tank & The Bangas, Allen Stone, Michael Franti, Warren G, E40 and many more. Spotted on the JaM Cellars JaMPad were Bleachers, Michael Franti, Pokey Lafarge, Alice Merton, Lukas Nelson & Promise of The Real, Mondo Cozmo, and The Struts, among others.
BottleRock Napa Valley features a combination of the world’s biggest bands and artists alongside the hottest up-and-coming music acts paired with the finest wine, food, craft brews and spirits. Paired with Napa Valley’s incomparable hospitality and incredible weather, BottleRock is one the most elevated and enjoyable festivals in the country.