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Weezer & The Cure Headline Napa Valley BottleRock Festival

on 22/04/14 at 2:50 pm

Booze News, EVENTS, Wine
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Carrot Juice, Grape Juice, it’s all good

indexYes, the kidlets have Chinchilla, but there’s a relatively new musical festival called BottleRock in Napa, May 30, 31 and June 1, that vibes for the wine-imbibing crew. If you can pony up three grand for the three day event, you’ll get to see the artists in the title (and those are just my favs, there’s a ton more) along with:

” red carpet access with on-site parking, exclusive viewing areas at all stages, scheduled artist meet and greets and on-stage viewing access, a weekend membership to The Platinum Lounge, a quiet, cool respite from the excitement of the festival, and daily happy hours with celebrity chefs including Chef Richard Reddington of Yountville’s Redd and Michelin Star Chef Ken Frank of La Toque who will prepare bites to pair with wines. If that’s not enough, picture  access to vintners and Master Sommeliers with a menu of rare and hard to find wines, secure gear storage, cell phone charging stations, a massage area, a refresh and renew station, exclusive restrooms and so much more. Did we mention dedicated pre-festival and onsite Platinum Rock N’ Roll concierge services?”

 VIP clocks in at $549 and offers this:

“upgraded stage viewing areas, access to the VIP Lounge with live music, lounge seating, exclusive food and drink options, VIP restrooms, a separate entry and exit gate, in-and-out privileges and parking. VIP packages spotlight Napa Valley’s renowned hospitality with a touch of extravagance and creature comfort to the weekend.”

Given the wealth of the patrons they are soliciting, these are very reasonable prices for a patrician concert experience, and if you wanna hang out with the plebes, there’s a one day pass for just over a hundred bux.  And know that a portion of your dollars are going to help the Napa Valley Youth Symphony, along with the festival musicians who no longer make much money on the sales of their recorded music.

And in case, you haven’t heard of Camper, but only their frontman David Lowery’s other band “Cracker” — listen to this gem of a song, Northern California Girls — late in their career, but still a stellar part of their overwhelming catalog of American standards.

D.R. Stewart