BottleRock Napa Valley

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BottleRock Napa Valley
BottleRock 2016.jpg
Genre Music festival
Dates May 26-28, 2017
Location(s) Napa, California, United States
Years active 2013- present

BottleRock Napa Valley is a 3-day music festival in Napa, California.

It was first held as a 5-day music festival at the Napa Valley Expo, in Napa, California, that took place May 8–12, 2013. The event featured 3 stages with 60 bands, including Jackson Browne, Train, The Black Crowes, Zac Brown Band, The Shins, Primus, The Avett Brothers, Joan Jett, Cake, Jane's Addiction, The Flaming Lips, Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, The Iron Heart, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite. Furthur had been scheduled, but withdrew from the lineup due to an injury and health issues suffered by Bob Weir.[1] It was the Napa Valley's first large-scale music festival.[2][3][4][5][6][7] 40 local wineries were featured at the festival.

Although the festival attracted over 120,000 attendees and generated mostly positive reviews, several vendors and workers claim to have been left unpaid by organizers following the event. Estimates of well over $2.5 million for unpaid wages and services are being claimed by creditors including the City of Napa,[8] venue provider Napa Valley Expo, a variety of security, catering and transportation companies, a local of International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees and individuals.[9][10][11]

A 2014 concert, organized by new ownership, was scheduled. The lineup of acts included The Cure, OutKast, Weezer, LL Cool J, Heart, Sublime with Rome, Third Eye Blind, De La Soul and Eric Church [12] along with more than 45 additional artists and groups. [13] Promoters for the 2014 event have indicated that they would pay off part of the unpaid debts incurred by the 2013 promoters. [14] The event was held May 30-June 1 2014, at the Napa Valley Expo center.[15][16]

The 2016 festival which took place on May 27-29th at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa featured headliners Stevie Wonder, Florence + The Machine and Red Hot Chili Peppers along with other popular artists; The Lumineers, Death Cab for Cutie, Lenny Kravitz, Walk the Moon, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Ziggy Marley and Grouplove.


  1. ^ Benjy Eisen (May 1, 2013). "Furthur Cancel BottleRock Festival Gig After Bob Weir's Stage Fall". Rolling Stone. Rolling Stone. 
  2. ^ Kevin Courtney (April 26, 2013). "Bob Vogt: BottleRock grew out of an attorney's passion for music". Napa Valley Register. Napa Valley Publishing. 
  3. ^ Kevin Courtney (April 22, 2013). "BottleRock hires concert pros to handle bad vibes". Napa Valley Register. Napa Valley Publishing. 
  4. ^ Ian S. Port (April 10, 2013). "Rock the Wine Country: Bottle Rock Festival Is an Odd New Addition to the Bay Area – Page 1 – Music – San Francisco". SF Weekly. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  5. ^ Meyer, Carla. "Napa to BottleRock with May music-food-wine festival – Music – The Sacramento Bee". Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
  6. ^ Gray, Alysia (April 14, 2013). "BottleRock Napa". NBC Bay Area. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 
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  8. ^ Chantal M. Lovell (July 13, 2013). "BottleRock misses deadline for final payment to city". Napa Valley Register. Napa Valley Publishing. 
  9. ^ Jennifer Huffman (July 2, 2013). "More unpaid BottleRock bills as debt tops $2 million". Napa Valley Register. Napa Valley Publishing. 
  10. ^ Jennifer Huffman (July 9, 2013). "Portable toilet company files suit against BottleRock". Napa Valley Register. Napa Valley Publishing. 
  11. ^ Jennifer Huffman (July 11, 2013). "Father of BottleRock co-founder among those suing festival". Napa Valley Register. Napa Valley Publishing. 
  12. ^ Jennifer Huffman (March 14, 2014). "BottleRock 2014 lineup released". Napa Valley Register. Napa Valley Publishing. 
  13. ^ "Initial BottleRock 2014 lineup". Napa Valley Register. Napa Valley Publishing. 2014-14-14.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  14. ^ Jennifer Huffman (March 15, 2014). "New producers paying some old BottleRock debts". Napa Valley Register. Napa Valley Publishing. 
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