BottleRock – An Unique Wine Country Music Festival

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You get out of your car, gather your possessions and head toward the entrance. Your heart, already filled with excitement, begins to synchronize with the distant sound of drums. You reach the front entrance and see a huge sign in 6-foot letters. It’s time for an experience like no other!

As you enter the venue, fellow concertgoers are excitedly moving in every direction. Women are wearing sun dresses and men are outfitted in everything from button-ups to T-shirts and jeans. Already this feels nothing like your typical rock concert. You meet up with your group and make your way into the festival. And now the big question: where to start? Should you head straight over to one of the stages where 80+ bands are playing over three days? Or follow the scent of global cuisine wafting from the over forty different food vendors waiting to tantalize your taste buds? Or, do you decide to get down to business and start sipping the amazing wines being poured by over 25 wineries gathered under the California sunshine? Since there’s not a bad choice by design, you opt to go with the flow and fall into this crazy utopia better known as BOTTLEROCK.

The Wine


Wine expectations are certain to be high when a music festival is held in the heart of the iconic Napa Valley, so to meet (and surpass) those expectations, BottleRock brings together a massive assortment of the top wineries in the business– each intent on wowing all of your senses! Discover the Winery line up here

If you get “wined-out”, don’t fret, there’s plenty of beer and spirits to choose from as well. The point is, you won’t go thirsty when enjoying this concert.


The Food


Napa is also known as a must-visit food mecca with elevated expectations ever apparent from Foodies. With over forty of the region’s finest chefs and restaurateurs each bringing their ‘A’ game, BottleRock doesn’t drop the ball in the least when it comes to offering up food that excites the palate and fits the rockin’ vibe like a glove.   The only problem with the food is that it can easily steal the show and make you forget you’re here for the music, not just to eat! Discover the Food line up here.


The Music


If you are strong willed enough to make it past the fantastic selections of wine and food, then world-class music awaits. The three headliners (The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder and Florence and the Machine) are just the tip of the spear. The other 79 bands, DJ’s, and performers create a constant cycle of energy that effortlessly flows from one stage to the next. One of the three main stages is always cranking out crowd-pumping music, so your pre-concert task will be to download the BottleRock App (release date of the new version TBD) and bookmark any bands you want to see. The app will send you a reminder when your favorites are about to come on stage. It’s pretty cool!


For a change of pace, check out the silent disco where top DJ’s spin on a closed circuit to dancers wearing giant headphones. As the bass thumps, people have the time of their lives, moving and grooving, all the while bystanders share in a good laugh at the sight. If you’ve not experienced a silent disco before, then you’re in for a treat!  Personally, this is my favorite part of the weekend.

California Weather


And if all this doesn’t make you lust after attending this one-of-a-kind music extravaganza, then the California weather surely will make you surrender. During its first three years of existence at the Napa Valley Fairgrounds, BottleRock has seen picture-perfect weather every day of the festival–graced with clear, sunny weather by day and cool evening breezes by night. Sounds like heaven doesn’t it? Well, it kind of is.


The Story


There is quite simply no other event like it on earth. You can compare lineups and locations, but the fact is, you won’t find another venue which offers the friendly layout and unique story like BottleRock. The experiential combination of world-class food, wine and music sets it apart from the rest–historically selling out its three-day passes within two weeks from release. Bottom line: grab your tickets early!


How Can You Go?

So you waited too long to buy tickets or are just now hearing about this and the three-day passes have sold out. Don’t sweat it! It just so happens we have some extra passes lying around that can be yours by simply clicking on the image below today and entering for a chance to win a pair.


Share the contest with your friends for an even greater chance of winning.

You can still buy single day tickets here.

Good luck, and we hope to see you there!


Share your thoughts below about BottleRock and let us know which bands you can’t wait to see this year!



Ryan Neergaard


 


 

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