For the 5th year in a row, BottleRock brought its unique blend of music and food to the Napa Valley, with over 40,000 in attendance each day for headliners Maroon 5, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and the Foo Fighters. The festival has a unique charm of a smaller festival, but in a great location in the heart of Napa and large scale booking and the impressive VIP options ranging from $700-$3500. With the blend of music and food on the Williams-Sonoma Stage, BottleRock combines the best of both worlds, bringing such names as Martha Stuart, Richard Blais, and Masaharu Morimoto and pairs them with the likes of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Matt Sorum, and Charles Woodson. Additionally, this year they added a special set with Big Boi and White Panda at a Silent Disco on the Miner Stage, on top of the already stellar lineup featuring Saint Motel, St. Lucia, Silversun Pickups, Live,, House of Pain, Judah and the Lion, The Roots, and so many more. Overall there was a little of something for everyone, and BottleRock continues to pave its own path in the sea of music festivals with top-notch booking, great location, and clever attractions/appearances.
Text and Photos by: Jim Donnelly
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