Napa Valley’s 3-day music, wine, food, and brew festival is back and better than ever this year. BottleRock will be held May 26th-28th at the Napa Valley Expo and it has a FIRE lineup. This is one of my favorite festivals every year because I grew up in Napa’s sister county Sonoma so I am no stranger to this iconic festival in wine country. This event is a dream for us locals in north bay and it is so much more than just a music festival.. it is a three-day celebration of culture, art, culinary, and world-class drinks. It is everything Napa represents packed into three days, plus some of the best music acts from around the world.
Festival friends, I am sooo excited about the 2023 lineup. Let’s talk about it! The highest-billed artists are Red Hot Chili Peppers, Post Malone, Lizzo, Lil Nas X, Duran Duran, and The Smashing Pumpkins. There is literally a musical vibe for every member of your family or friend group, no matter what kind of music they like. We LOVE the diversity in sounds that Jam Cellars brings to BottleRock each year, it is EVERYTHING!! Thank you Jam Cellars, I love you.
Where else in the world can you go see Red Hot Chili Peppers play all of their classics live, then grab a glass of award-winning wine in the heart of wine country, then head to another one of the five stages to see Post Malone do his thing, and THEN watch a culinary presentation from 5-star chefs while munching on 5-star food. WHERE ELSE??? The lineup and the experiences are unmatched to any other festival in the country. It’s bougie but in the best way.
I know a lot of people come for the headliners, but there are some other legendary and up & coming artists on the lineup that are worth noting. Here is my list of can’t-miss musical acts:
FRIDAY- Bastille, Phantogram, Tom Odell, and Post Malone (duh!)
SATURDAY- Leon Bridges, Tove Lo, Ashe, Cautious Clay, Lupe Fiasco, and my girl Lizzo. Saturday is my pick for the best day because of Leon Bridge’s soulful sounds, Lizzo’s booty-shaking music, and I’ve been dying to see Cautious Clay.
SUNDAY- Wu-Tang Clan, Caamp, Sheryl Crow, Teddy Swims, Lil Nas X, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Okay, I lied, Sunday might be my favorite day. Wu-Tang clan, are you kidding me?? Classic. Sheryl Crow?? Classic. Red Hot Chili Peppers?? CLASSIC. Also, Teddy Swims has one of the most incredible voices of this generation of music. You may have never heard of him, but you won’t forget him once you do.
Safe to say, BottleRock Napa Valley is going to be an amazing time packed full of amazing music and even better vibes. Don’t forget to check out all the things that make BottleRock so special like the silent disco, the spa, the garden, the art installations, the culinary stage, Bottlerock afterdark, and of course the food & drinks.
3-day tickets are sold out but single-day passes are still available at http://bottlerocknapavalley.com.