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BottleRock Music Festival will be taking stage in Napa Valley, California from May 24th to the 26th. Get your first taste of summer with Imagine Dragons, Neil Young, and Mumford & Sons. The festival is also a grandstand to some of Northern California’s best food, wine, and blends. Take in the amazing of views of the Napa Valley while sitting in one of the wine cabanas sprinkled all through the festival.
This year the lineup presents a vast scope of genres – from punk to hip-hop to rock to electropop to rap to everything in between. The culinary stage will likewise feature a large group of celebrities and gourmet chefs throughout the weekend.
Here is a little bit of all the flavors of music you can enjoy over the weekend:
Framed out of their Chelsea loft, AJR is assembled by siblings Adam, Jack and Ryan Met. They compose, produce, and mix all their music directly from their living room. They initially started to make waves with their single “Weak”. It currently has more than 320 million streams on Spotify. Other hit songs from them include “I’m Ready”, “Burn the House Down” and “Sober Up”.
Punk: Flogging Molly
The band is comprised of, Dave King, Bridget Regan, Dennis Casey, Nathen Maxwell, Bob Schmidt, Mike Alonso, and Matt Hensley. The name originates from a bar, Molly Malone’s, the place where the band used to play each Monday night in their initial years. They have discharged six studio albums, with the last one, Life is Good, being discharged in 2017.
Hip-Hop: Big Boi
Beginning off his career with the famous hip-hop duo, Outkast, Antwan André Patton Sir Lucious otherwise known as Big Boi discharged his first album as a solo artist, Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, in 2010. He has also fiddled with acting showing up in a few TV programs and the film Superfly a year ago.
Blues Rock: Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
Rateliff experienced childhood in Missouri where he joined his family’s Gospel band at age seven. At 18 he moved to Denver to do missionary work. After experiencing some internal battle with the Church and music he eventually formed Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. The group comprises of Joseph Pope III (bass), Mark Shusterman (consoles) and Patrick Meese (drums). Other band individuals incorporate Luke Mossman (guitar), Wesley Watkins (trumpet), and Andy Wild (saxophone).
BottleRock Festival will take place in Napa Valley from May 24th-26th. Three day tickets are sold out but single day tickets can be purchased here.