Heading to Napa's Bottlerock Festival this year? With the weekend event expected to be bigger and better than ever, it can be overwhelming attempting to plan out your daily schedule, thankfully we have done the organizing for you!
See our guide for the best food and wine to try, as well as details on the AfterDark and Silent Disco performances to ensure you don't miss out on anything for this stunning Memorial Day Weekend getaway.
To truly supplement your festival experience, it is imperative that you download their BottleRock app, available on both iPhone and Android. This tool will allow you to see who's playing in real time and where, as well as find your way around all the food and other happenings, all conveniently right from the palm of your hand.
Swipe on the Instagram post to see an exact breakdown of all the artists on each day, or visit Bottlerock's performance schedule here.
For those hyped to view and taste some exquisite food by the most talented chefs, make sure not to miss out on any of the live demos on the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage! Open to all BottleRock ticket levels, slated to appear here are premiere Chefs Andrew Zimmern, Aaron Sanchez, Marcus Samuelsson, and more, also accompanied by talents Aly & AJ, P!nk, E-40 & Too $hort, and Silversun Pickups, just to name a few.
See the Culinary Stage's lineup here.
Of course, you can't visit sunny Napa without sipping on some of their refreshingly top-quality wine! With over 15 different Wineries offering their finest stock, ones to look out for are the Butter Chardonnay by JaM Cellars, as well as top-notch libations from Caymus Vineyards, Robert Mondavi, The Prisoner Wine Company, Anarchist Wine Co., and more.
See all the thirst-quenching wineries participating here.
Happening on all three days right at 8 p.m. at the Truly Stage, the highly-entracing Cisco Silent Disco (just the fun name in itself is indication of a great time!) is a can't miss Bottlerock delight. There will be upbeat and creative DJ battle sets, such as Warren G vs. Dave Solomon. Other truly talented DJs in attendance will be White Panda, Fleetmac Wood, and Chocolate Sushi.
Bottlerock doesn't just stop when the day's over, because one the night falls, the festivities elevate and continue on to an AfterDark exclusive. Head down to Downtown Napa's JaM Cellars Ballroom each night for special music shows, such as the Silversun Pickups on Sunday May 29th.
There will also be performances around the Bay Area all summer long in case you happen to miss Bottlerock. Chvrches kicks off this electrifying lineup on Thursday May 26th at The Fillmore, and you can catch Spoon at The Fillmore on Sunday May 29th as well if you happen to be in San Francisco.
Lastly, Bottlerock highly encourages staying eco-friendly for this festival. Bottlerock makes it easy to keep beautiful Napa green through their many conscious efforts of offering several water-refill stations, reusable wine glasses, separated trash organizers by compost and landfill, 100% compostable plates and utensils, and free bike parking for sustainable travel. You can party easy knowing you are also remaining environmentally-safe.
You can see a full breakdown of how they are becoming one of the most sustainable festivals here.
With our guide you are sure to be set, with the only hard part now deciding what you're going to wear!
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