Journal

Experience the First Taste of Summer at BottleRock in Napa Valley

April 9, 2019

Memorial Day Weekend marks the start of summer. We love celebrating this change in seasons basking in the warm, California sun—bonfires, camping trips, pool parties and more. For fans of good music, good food and some of the world’s best wine, we recommend “the first taste of summer” festival: BottleRock in nearby Napa Valley. From May 24–26, wine country will be filled with crowds of those who enjoy the good things in life. If that applies to you, here’s what you can expect at this annual weekend celebration.

Music

More than 75 new acts and seasoned artists alike will take the stage over the course of the festival’s three days. Standouts on Friday include pop-rock bands Imagine Dragons, OneRepublic and Neon Trees; rock band The Dandy Warhols; and vocalist/bassist Shannon Shaw. Saturday brings us the legendary Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Pharrell Williams and Elle King. Sunday ends things with a bang with performances by Mumford & Sons, Santana and Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.

Wine & Beer

Set in the middle of wine country, BottleRock is sure to deliver with its wine offerings. They’ll have an on-site staff of sommeliers and wine experts to pour you a glass of wine from JaM Cellars, Raymond Vineyards, Amuse Bouche and more. If you aren’t a wine drinker or your palate craves something a little different, there will be plenty of craft beer offerings all weekend as well.

 

Food

Did you know that Napa Valley has more Michelin stars per capita than any other wine region in the world? It’s as much a place for divine cuisine as it is for wine. BottleRock goers will get to pair their wine and craft beer with delectable bites from some of the area’s finest chefs. Try sushi from Morimoto, fried chicken from Ad Hoc, caviar, donuts, pulled pork, dumplings, mac and cheese…every possible cuisine you could ever imagine will be at your fingertips.

Spa & Salon

Perhaps the most unique (and well-appreciated) feature of BottleRock is the spa and salon offerings. Recharge your mind and body in the midst of all the festival chaos by treating yourself to hydration therapy, a foot or body massage, hairstyling or custom festival jewelry.

Silent Disco

Dance the night (or day) away, listen to feel-good music and still be able to have a conversation with someone without screaming “what?” every five seconds. Silent discos pump music through individual headphones instead of speakers, so you can control the volume or even put the party on mute as you please. We have a feeling this trend won’t be going away anytime soon.

Art

BottleRock brings together people from the Napa Valley and all over to form a music-and-wine-loving community for a weekend. Also included in this fellowship are local and visiting artists, displaying temporary fixtures for the rest of us to enjoy during BottleRock.

With BottleRock around the corner, we don’t want to miss a moment of all that the celebration affords. For residents at the Harrison, planning the perfect BottleRock experience—from buying tickets, to booking accommodations or coordinating transportation—is all made effortless with the help of our Luxury Attaché.

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