Bottle Rock Music Festival

For those of us who enjoy festivals of the likes of Outside Lands and Treasure Island, here arrives the next big event in the Bay Area that will attract thousands: Bottle Rock Music Festival 2013.

This festival is the first in what will hopefully become an annual shindig. Like other music festivals, the event will also include other attractions besides the music itself, such as wine duh, great food and even as yet to be announced comedy lineup. It will take place right in the heart of downtown Napa, at the Napa Valley Expo center.

It is common knowledge that Napa Valley’s identity revolves around their production of wine, and the festival coordinators are definitely taking advantage of the location by featuring over 40 of Napa’s top wineries. And to accompany the abundance of Napa Valley’s acclaimed wines, the area is also home to various distinguished restaurants that serve tipsy weekend visitors as well as locals. You will definitely find many of these restaurants catering during the festival as well as popular San Francisco eateries such as Gott’s Roadside and Kara’s Cupcakes.

Obviously, the festival’s main attraction is the awesome list of bands that will be performing over the weekend. Headliners include: Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Jackson Browne, The Flaming Lips, Train as well as many other up-and-coming artists. A $29 benefit show is also taking place on the same premises featuring rap stars Mackelmore & Ryan Lewis, in which the proceeds from the ticket will be donated to children with autism. There are over 60 acts that will take place over the weekend, so there’s definitely going to be something there for everybody.

The festival is a part of WillPower Entertainment, a company that is quite philanthropically involved. Bottle Rock Napa Valley is going to be donating a “significant portion” of the festival’s proceeds will go to supporting autistic adult living care, family resources, and the research for a cure. Also, $1 for every beverage sold will be donated to the Bacchus Fund.

The Bottle Rock Music Festival seems like a promising event, and perhaps has the potential to become a staple of the San Francisco Bay Area. If you can afford a ticket, make sure to check it out!

The Bottle Rock Music Festival will be held from May 9 through 12. Ticket prices and information can be found on their website,