BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival 2016

BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival 2016

May 27, 2016 - May 29, 2016
May 27, 2016 - May 29, 2016


BottleRock Napa Valley was first held as a 5-day music festival at the Napa Valley Expo, in Napa, California, 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]

A 2014 concert, organized by new ownership, was scheduled. 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]

Plans are underway for the 2016 festival which will take place on May 27-29th at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa.

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Florence and the Machine
Stevie Wonder
American singer and songwriter
bornMay 13, 1950
Saginaw, Michigan, US
Lenny Kravitz
American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist
bornMay 26, 1964
New York City, United States
Death Cab for Cutie

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Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band, formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997.[6] The band comprises Ben Gibbard (vocals, guitar, piano), Nick Harmer (bass) and Jason McGerr (drums). In 2014, founding guitarist and producer Chris Walla announced that he would be departing from the band after recording their eighth studio album, Kintsugi.

The band was originally a solo project by Ben Gibbard, when he released the demo album, You Can Play These Songs with Chords, to positive reception. This led to a record deal with Barsuk Records.[7] Gibbard decided to expand the project into a complete band, releasing their debut album Something About Airplanes in 1998, and their second album, We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes, in 2000; both records were positively received in the indie community. Their third album, 2001's The Photo Album, gave the band their first charting single, and the release of the group's fourth album Transatlanticism, in 2003, gained the band mainstream critical and commercial success. After signing with Atlantic Records, Death Cab For Cutie released their fifth album and major-label debut Plans in 2005, which received platinum certification from the Recording Industry Association of America. The band released their sixth album Narrow Stairs in 2008, which served as a stylistic departure for the group. Their seventh album, 2011's Codes and Keys, featured the band's first number one single, "You Are a Tourist". Their eighth studio album Kintsugi, the last to feature Walla, was released on March 31, 2015.

Death Cab for Cutie's music has been labeled as indie rock, indie pop, and alternative rock. It is noted for its use of unconventional instrumentation, as well as Gibbard's distinctive voice and unique lyrical style. Since their formation, the band has released eight full-length studio albums, four EPs, two live EPs, one live album, and one demo album.


Red Hot Chili Peppers, also sometimes shortened to "The Chili Peppers" or abbreviated as "RHCP", are an American rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983. The group's musical style primarily consists of rock with an emphasis on funk, as well as elements from other genres such as punk rock and psychedelic rock. When played live, their music incorporates elements of jam band due to the improvised nature of much of their performances. Currently, the band consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals), Flea (bass), longtime drummer Chad Smith; and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, who joined in late-2009, replacing John Frusciante. Red Hot Chili Peppers have won seven Grammy Awards and have become one of the best-selling bands of all time with over 80 million records sold worldwide.[1] In 2012, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

The band's original line-up featured guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons, alongside Kiedis and Flea. Because of commitments to other bands, Slovak and Irons did not play on the band's self-titled debut album (1984). Cliff Martinez was the drummer for the first two records (Irons played on the third), and guitarist Jack Sherman played on the first. Slovak performed on the second and third albums by the band Freaky Styley (1985) and The Uplift Mofo Party Plan (1987), but he died from a heroin overdose in 1988. As a result of his friend's death, Irons chose to depart from the group as drummer. Parliament-Funkadelic guitarist DeWayne McKnight was brought in to replace Slovak, though his tenure was short, which forced Frusciante to replace him in 1988. Former Dead Kennedys drummer D.H. Peligro was brought in to replace Irons. His tenure was also short, so he was replaced by Chad Smith that same year. The line-up of Flea, Kiedis, Frusciante, and Smith was the longest-lasting and recorded five studio albums beginning with Mother's Milk (1989). In 1990, the group signed with Warner Bros. Records and recorded the album Blood Sugar Sex Magik (1991) under producer Rick Rubin. This album became the band's first commercial success. Frusciante grew uncomfortable with the success of the band and left abruptly in 1992, in the middle of the Blood Sugar Sex Magik Tour.

After two temporary guitarists, Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction joined for the group's subsequent album, One Hot Minute (1995). Although commercially successful, the album failed to match the critical or popular acclaim of Blood Sugar Sex Magik, selling less than half as much as its predecessor. Navarro was fired from the band in 1998.[2] Frusciante, fresh out of drug rehabilitation, rejoined the band that same year at Flea's request. The reunited quartet returned to the studio to record Californication (1999), which became the band's biggest commercial success with 16 million copies worldwide. That album was followed three years later by By the Way (2002), and then four years later by the double album Stadium Arcadium (2006), their first number-one album in America. After a world tour, the group went on an extended hiatus. Frusciante announced he was amicably leaving the band in 2009 to focus on his solo career. Klinghoffer who had worked both as a sideman for the band on their Stadium Arcadium tour and on Frusciante's solo projects, replaced him as lead guitarist. The band's tenth studio album, I'm with You, was released in 2011 and topped the charts in 18 different countries. The group toured into 2014 and performed with Bruno Mars as a part of the halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVIII. The band will release their eleventh studio album, The Getaway on June 17, 2016. The album was produced by Danger Mouse marking the first time since 1989's Mother's Milk that someone other than Rick Rubin will have produced one of their albums.[3]

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Review: Red Hot Chili Peppers rock BottleRock Napa Valley
San Jose Mercury News  –  May 30, 2016
The Red Hot Chili Peppers brought the 2016 BottleRock Napa Valley to a close ... It made for a fulfilling final chapter to the fourth annual festival, capping of three days of fun, sun, music, food, wine and more at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown ...
BottleRock takes its place among nation’s top festivals
San Francisco Gate  –  May 29, 2016
on Saturday, May 28, 2016. Midway through Florence + the Machine’s headlining set at the BottleRock Napa Valley festival ... major coup for the festival as it secures its place as one of Northern California’s major annual summer music events.
Stevie Wonder, 66, is nearly unrecognizable in black hat as he's seen with assistant in Los Angeles after BottleRock performance
Daily Mail  –  May 29, 2016
On Friday night he thrilled thousands of fans with an electrifying performance at the BottleRock music and food festival in Napa Valley, Northern California ... Clinton as she continues her She's With Us 2016 campaign to become the Democratic Presidential ...
Day two: BottleRock 2016
Examiner  –  May 29, 2016
BottleRock Napa Valley has beaten the odds, made a fun, engaging, and exciting festival filled with the best food, wine, beer, cocktails, and, yes, music. An hour later it was time to check out Strangers You Know over at the always sunny Lagunitas stage.
The party continues in Napa for BottleRock music festival
Times-Herald  –  May 28, 2016
A good friend was able to secure Saturday tickets to BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival, the three-day event held in Napa over Memorial Day weekend, and surprised Anderson with tickets for his birthday. “I had no idea I was going to get a ticket ...
Napa’s BottleRock inspires music-festival envy
TheSacramento Bee  –  May 28, 2016
As a Rolling Stones cover band played at the Sacramento Music Festival on Friday night, music icon Stevie Wonder serenaded the BottleRock Napa Valley crowd with “Overjoyed ... as BottleRock takes its 2016 bow with a headlining sets by Red Hot Chili ...
Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz to headline Day 1 of Bottlerock in Napa
ABC7 News  –  May 27, 2016
If you're driving to Napa County this weekend, budget some extra time to get there. Roads are packed and for an added reason, the Bottlerock BottleRock Napa Valley Festival ... with special performances. The music festival started in 2013 and was a ...
Brett Dennen Adds Winemaker to His Resume in Time for Bottlerock Napa Valley
Virtual-Strategy Magazine  –  May 27, 2016
Brett Dennen's 93 point highly rated sparkling rose Charismatic Fool was picked by VinFormant wine merchant in Napa Valley as their official wine for Bottlerock ... nationwide tour dates including Hangout Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Newport Folk Festival ...
BottleRock Napa Valley serves up music and more to opening day fans
Santa Rosa Press Democrat  –  May 27, 2016
Hot music, spicy food and temperatures in the 80s got the fourth annual BottleRock Napa Valley music, food, wine and brew festival off to a strong start Friday, with opening-day attendance estimated at 40,000 people By the time the day closed with star ...
BottleRock Napa Valley 2016: The beauty and power of a music festival  –  May 20, 2016
BottleRock Napa Valley is a mere seven days away. This 3-day music, wine and food extravaganza will feature killer bands, luscious wine and mouth-watering food. BottleRock Napa Valley. Jam Cellars Stage. Image: Greg Miller. NAPA, Calif., May 20, 2016 ...
BottleRock Napa Valley Announces Aftershows
Wine Business  –  May 16, 2016
May 17, 2016, NAPA, Calif. -- BottleRock Napa Valley, presented by JaM Cellars ... food and craft brews to complement the music and create an authentic wine country experience for festival guests. To keep up to date on festival pass availability and ...

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