BottleRock Napa Valley Delivers Sold-Out Festival with World-Renowned Music Acts, Chefs, Restaurants and Vintners
June 3, 2015
Napa, California (June 3, 2015) – BottleRock Napa Valley welcomed more than 100,000 music, food and wine fans during its third annual installment in historic downtown Napa, California, Friday, May 29 – Sunday, May 31. The festival delivered an unparalleled lineup of music acts, rock star chefs, restaurants and vintners.
More than 90 performers graced five stages during the three-day event including Imagine Dragons, No Doubt, Robert Plant, The Avett Brothers, Foster the People, Passion Pit, Snoop Dogg, Cage The Elephant, Gipsy Kings, Young the Giant, Capital Cities, AWOLNATION, Michael Franti and Spearhead, Portugal The Man, American Authors, Public Enemy, Trampled By Turtles, Los Lobos, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, ZZ Ward, Echosmith, Brett Dennen, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, and more. One of the biggest highlights of the festival was the newly added Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage which featured a unique mashup of cooking demonstrations with renowned chefs, celebrities, performers and rock stars including Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Iron Chef Marc Forgione, Top Chef Michael Voltaggio, Top Chef Mei Lin, 11-time World Pizza Champion Tony Gemignani, Rick Moonen of rm seafood and more.
Friday headliner Imagine Dragons performed mega hits “Radioactive,” “Demons,” “I Bet My Life,” and covers including “Stand By Me” and a striped down version of “Forever Young.” During one song, lead singer Dan Reynolds jumped down into the crowd and sang while fans held him up. He also took a break to talk about how much he loves his two year old daughter and although there are nights he wishes he could be home with her, he loves performing and feels lucky to be in the music industry.
Legendary musician Robert Plant brought his old school rock to closed-out Saturday night. The former Led Zeppelin frontman performed band favorites “Black Dog,” “Dazed and Confused,” and “Whole Lotta Love” as well as his new tracks “Turn It Up, “Rainbow,” and “Little Maggie.”
Wrapping the festival on Sunday was No Doubt. The band kept the hits flowing with songs such as “Hella Good,” “Ex-Girlfriend,” and “Hey Baby.” Lead singer Gwen Stefani could be seen having fun, the songstress was her usual animated self, jumping and dancing around on stage. She even stopped singing to take selfies with members of the crowd.
Memorable mash-ups occurred throughout the weekend on the Williams-Sonoma Culinary Stage. Chef Lin teamed up with The Mowgli’s to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with a high-end twist, based on food items from the band’s tour rider. Chef Moonen partnered with fellow Las Vegas rocker Ben McKee of Imagine Dragons to create a salmon dish with truffles and as the demonstration was wrapping the rest of the band jumped on stage to surprise the crowd and sample the dish. To say the set with Flavor Flav and Chef Voltaggio was over-the-top was an understatement, the duo cooked up chicken and waffles with hot sauce ice cream. The always colorful Flav had the crowd amped yelling his signature phrases “Flavor Flav!” and “Yeah Boy!”
Rocker Scott Weiland and bandmate Tommy Black, actor Earl Brown and Oenotri’s Chef Tyler Rodde showcased how to properly prep and cook a full pig. Singers Michael Franti and Zella Day surprised the crowd and performed a song about pizza during their demonstration with Wavy Gravy and Chef Dario De Conti of Ca’Momi. Another surprise included Adrian Young of No Doubt joining singer Kelley James and Chef Ken Frank of La Toque on stage to chip freshly-made marshmallows into the crowd with a golf club. The final demonstration was one for the record books, thousands flocked to the culinary stage to catch Snoop Dogg rolling (sushi that is) with Chef Morimoto.
The excitement was not just restricted to the stages, numerous celebrities and performers were seen hanging out in the crowd and enjoying the festival. The Mowgli’s rode their bikes through the event grounds and Michael Franti was seen playing a guitar, walking down the main street of the festival, which turned into an impromptu parade.
The fest also drew in Hollywood notables like Eric McCormack, best known for his role on the hit series “Will & Grace,” Janel Parrish, star of the ABC Family series “Pretty Little Liars,” and actor Miles Teller, star of “Divergent” and “Whiplash,” who were seen enjoying all of Napa’s offerings. Additionally, Erin Sanders, star of Nickelodeon shows “Big Time Rush” and “Zoe 101,” was having so much fun that she took over the festival’s Instagram account on the final day of the festival.
Following a successful sold-out 2015 weekend, BottleRock Napa Valley also announced a limited quantity tickets on sale for the fourth annual music, food, wine, and brew festival May 27 – 29, 2016, Memorial Day weekend. Packages include three-day general admission passes starting at $225, three-day VIP passes starting at $525, and three-day Platinum passes starting at $2,500.
For more on BottleRock Napa Valley or to purchase tickets for the 2016 festival, visit the website www.bottlerocknapavalley.com. Join the conversation using #BottleRock and find BottleRock Napa Valley on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BottleRockNapaValley, and Twitter at www.twitter.com/BottleRockNapa and Instagram https://instagram.com/bottlerocknapa/.
About BottleRock Napa Valley:
BottleRock Napa Valley brings the world’s top touring artists on five different stages, while master sommeliers and celebrity chefs rub shoulders with guests in an intimate festival setting. Dozens of the region’s finest restaurateurs, vintners and brewers offer the best in food, wine, and craft brews to complement the music and create an authentic wine country experience for festival guests. The non-profit sponsor and beneficiary of BottleRock Napa Valley 2015 is the Napa Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation.
About Latitude 38 Entertainment:
Formed in 2013, the vision of Latitude 38 Entertainment is to blend world-class music, food, wine, brew and community to enhance and elevate Napa Valley’s offerings and reputation as a world-class destination in which to live, work and play.
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