Who said that Napa is for wine lovers only? For many years now, Napa has served as America’s wine epicenter. No surprise that all year round great food, music, cultural and film events are also calling Napa Valley home. The Valley is becoming synonymous with the music events, thanks in part to the many wineries that are embracing the culture of music festivals. However, music festivals in Napa are not just about music. Napa Valley visitors want also to enjoy the bounty the Valley has to offer. Embracing a new concept BottleRock Napa Valley brings music, food, wine and beer to one place for all of us to enjoy.
BottleRock Napa Valley will take the Valley by storm for a third year in a row. The festival calls Napa Valley home since its inception in 2013. The lineup of music, wine, beer and culinary artists has always been spectacular. This year is no exception.
From May 29 through May 31, 2015 the 26-acre grounds of the Napa Valley Expo will house the Intel, Jam Cellars, Miner Family and Emerging Music Stages. Also, it will house the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage. BottleRock Napa Valley attendees will enjoy the best in wine and food from many of the finest vintner and culinary talents of the legendary Napa Valley.
This year performer’s lineup includes music artists and bands like Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, No Doubt, Public Enemy, Los Lobos, Snoop Dogg, Gipsy Kings, Xavier Rudd & The United Nations, Zella Day, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds, Afrolicious, Ryan Sims Band, The Bad Jones, Passion Pit, The Avett Brothers, Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts, Brothers Comatose, Knox Hamilton, Doe Eye, Jessica Malone, Los Amigos Invisibles, JJ Grey & Mofro, Moonalice, Tristan Prettyman, Emily Wolfe, Eagle Wolf Snake, Silverado Pickups, Matt Moon, Grass Child, Napa Crossroads LIVE Featuring David Pack of Ambrosia, John Elefante of Kansas, Bill Champlin formerly of Chicago, and Jim Peterik founding member of Survivor among over seventy performers.
In April, BottleRock Napa Valley announced its star-studded culinary lineup as part of the fifth stage – the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage.
“BottleRock Napa Valley is all about blending great music, food, and wine,” said David Graham, CEO of Latitude 38. “For 2015, we are ramping up our culinary experience with the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage. Where else but the Napa Valley can you pull off a food & wine festival within a music festival? There’s just no other music festival that matches the quality of wine and food star power that BottleRock provides.”
President of Williams-Sonoma, Janet Hayes adds, “Williams-Sonoma’s Culinary Stage will showcase some of the country’s top chefs and sommeliers with musicians and celebrities. We are excited to create unique culinary experiences for festival attendees that will differentiate BottleRock from all other food and music festivals.”
The Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage will be hosted by the Bay Area’s “Foodie Chap,” Liam Mayclem of KCBS. It will feature celebrated chefs, vintners, local personalities, actors, professional athletes and sommeliers participating in entertaining demos, performances, and other lively entertainment.
The chef lineup includes Iron Chefs Masaharu Morimoto and Marc Forgione, Michelin-star chefs Dominique Crenn of Atelier Crenn, Brandon Sharp of Solbar, Ken Frank of La Toque, and Robert Curry of Auberge du Soleil, and Top Chefs Michael Voltaggio and Mei Lin among others.Outstanding culinary lineup also comes with great food wine and beer. Many of the region’s best chefs, vintners, and breweries will also showcase their talents in the VIP areas and Platinum Lounge. Noted Napa Valley restaurants including REDD, Goose & Gander and Atlas Social will provide exclusive offerings for Platinum guests, paired with rare and cult wines presented by Master Sommeliers and wine experts including Ian Cauble, Sur Lucero, Jay James, Gilles de Chambure, Mark de Vere, Jimmy Hayes, Robert Bath, DLynn Proctor, Willi Sherrer, Chris Blanchard, and Desi Echavarrie.
Many of the regions finest wineries will be sharing their finest vintages, including Miner Family Winery, Robert Mondavi Winery, Silver Oak Cellars, Del Dotto Family Vineyards, Schramsberg Vineyards, Rombauer Vineyards, Clos Du Val, Gia by Gia Coppola, Goosecross Cellars, Round Pond Estate, Aviary Vineyards, Hill Family Estate, Jamieson Ranch Vineyards, JaM Cellars, JW Thomas Group, NakedWines.com, JCB by Jean Charles Boisset, Ca’Momi Wines, ONEHOPE Winery, Piazza Del Dotto, Starmont Wines, Twomey Cellars, and Vezer Family Vineyards.
The craft brew garden will feature 20 brews from premium brewers and distillers such as Lagunitas, Crispin Cider, Boston Beer, 21st Amendment, Pyramid Brewing, New Belgium Brewing, Green Flash, Ninkasi, Heretic, and local favorite Napa Smith Brewery.
Festival-goers will also enjoy a global tour of culinary offerings, featuring Japanese, Indian, Italian, Spanish, Mexican, American, Mediterranean, and Vietnamese cuisines.
BottleRock Napa Valley has already created a name among music lovers, such that the 3-day general admission tickets are sold-out. There are still one-day general admission, VIP tickets, and Platinum tickets available. Visit the BottleRock Napa Valley website to get tickets availability and general information.