BottleRock Napa Valley

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BottleRock Napa Valley
BottleRock 2016.jpg
GenreMusic festival
DatesMay 24–26, 2019
Location(s)Napa, California, United States
Years active2013-present

BottleRock Napa Valley is an annual music festival held at the Napa Valley Expo in Napa, California.

The initial BottleRock was a 5-day event 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] To resolve financial woes, subsequent festival proceeds were used to partially pay off debts.


A 2014 concert, organized by new ownership, took place on May 30-June 1. 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 2015 festival took place on May 29–31 featured headliners Imagine Dragons, Robert Plant, No Doubt, and other popular acts including Public Enemy, Gipsy Kings, Los Lobos, The Avett Brothers, and Snoop Dogg. [17]


The 2016 festival which took place on May 27-29th 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.[18]


The 2017 festival, which took place on May 26-28th, featured performers including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Maroon 5, Modest Mouse, Foo Fighters, Live, and The Roots.[19]


The 2018 festival, which took place on May 25-27th, featured performers including Bruno Mars, The Killers, MUSE, the Chainsmokers, Halsey, Snoop Dogg, Incubus, Earth, Wind & Fire, Head and the Heart, Billy Idol, Thievery Corporation, Phantogram, Tank and the Bangas, Mike D, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Dean Lewis. [20]


The 2019 festival, which took place on May 24-26th, featured performers including Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, Mumford & Sons, Logic, Pharrell Williams, Santana, OneRepublic, Nathaniel Rateliff, Tash Sultana, Sylvan Esso, Gary Clark Jr., and Lord Huron. [21]


The 2020 festival, which is scheduled for October 2nd-4th[22], is set to include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Khalid, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Zedd, Brandi Carlile, The Avett Brothers, Janelle Monae, Maggie Rogers, Blondie, Of Monsters and Men, Maren Morris, and Empire of the Sun. [23] In July 2020 the festival was called off due to the COVID-19 crisis, and rescheduled for May 2021.[24]


  1. ^ Benjy Eisen (May 1, 2013). "Furthur Cancel BottleRock Festival Gig After Bob Weir's Stage Fall". 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". Archived from the original on April 4, 2013. 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. March 3, 2014.
  14. ^ Jennifer Huffman (March 15, 2014). "New producers paying some old BottleRock debts". Napa Valley Register. Napa Valley Publishing.
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  17. ^ "BottleRock 2015 releases daily lineups and single-day passes". Napa Valley Register. January 28, 2015. Retrieved April 23, 2017.
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  22. ^ "BottleRock Festival 2020 | BottleRock Festival 2020 Full Lineup". Retrieved January 22, 2020.
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  24. ^ "". Retrieved July 22, 2020.

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