Napa, California–Wine Country
Most tourists that visit Northern California come for the food, the wine, or the “counter-culture”. Most can only name 1 or 2 big festivals that are housed in the North Bay Area– Outside Lands or Lighting in a Bottle. But the reality of the situation is that Napa, California is home to one of the biggest and most diverse festivals in the state- BottleRock Music Festival.
As the years pass since the festival’s inception, the headliners get better and the wine gets finer. The three-day music, wine, food, and craft brew fest, acquired by Live Nation last January, returns in its sixth year with a stellar headliner list that includes Bruno Mars, The Killers, and Muse. Other notable names amongst the 80 acts include Incubus, Snoop Dogg, Chainsmokers, Halsey, The Head and the Heart, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Billy Idol. Do you see what I mean when I said this festival was diverse?
BottleRock publicly announced that:
“(they) are thrilled about this year’s lineup featuring world-renowned artists who combined have won 39 Grammy, Billboard Music and American Music Awards and received 150 nominations,” said Dave Graham, CEO of BottleRock Napa Valley and BottleRock Presents.
“In addition to the incredible music, we aim to make the guest experience the best in the business, giving all of our attendee’s access to the extraordinary food, wine, craft brew, spirits and hospitality they have come to expect from BottleRock Napa Valley.”
Undoubtedly this festival is for gourmands- people who enjoy food/ wine-as much as music aficionados. This festival is known to be the best in NorCal cuisine and wine. It not only houses amazing food/ wine and music but, in fact, they combine the two! At the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage, legendary chefs will be cooking up a storm alongside musical performers. Get there early and you can even taste some of their creations!
Festival passes went on sale TODAY–Tuesday, Jan. 9, on the festival’s website, www.bottlerocknapavalley.com.
General admission for the full weekend is $349, with VIP tickets for all three days starting at $749. Other three-day pass packages above the standard VIP level, from Skydeck access to the festival’s Platinum experience that includes artist meet and greets and more, run up to $3,900.