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BottleRock 2019: Tips to Enjoy this Musical Extravaganza

Three days, eighty plus acts, and an epic lineup of world-class performers, BottleRock 2019 is all set to ramp up Napa Valley’s glam quotient from May 24-26, 2019. Have you figured out your tickets, itineraries, and activities in between the shows? Although ticket sales opened up in early January and premium tickets are all sold out, you can still grab a spot and book your 1-day or 3-day ‘General Admission’ tickets now!

If you are a BottleRock regular, you will be familiar with the format of the program, and know how to make the most of your time during this 3-day long event. Newcomers and first timers should know that BottleRock is not just an annual music festival, but also a celebration of Napa’s great wines, beers, food and hospitality.  As you get ready to appreciate the incredible talent of an array of musicians, celebrity chefs and artists, here are some things to keep in mind before attending BottleRock 2019.

  1. Get Last Minute Tickets: If you are interested in the VIP, Skydeck or Platinum tickets that are sold out by now, you may be able to strike a bargain and get lucky on the official ticket exchange platform.
  2. Track Your Favorite Acts: There are simultaneous events held across multiple venues within the Napa Valley Expo location. Download the 2019 BottleRock app IOS or Android version on your mobile phone and keep track of your favorite acts.
  3. Be Aware of the Bag Policy: BottleRock 2019 has introduced a Bag Policy—you can carry bags that measure 14″ x 14″ or less and have not more than two pockets. Another new rule this year is that backpacks will not be allowed inside the venues. If you can completely avoid bringing a bag, take advantage of the ‘Fast Lanes’ and gain quick entry to your favorite performances.
  4. Reserve Your Locker in Advance: For secure storage of your personal belongings, reserve a locker with unlimited, all-day access. The lockers also include charging stations for your phones. To beat the last minute price hikes, pre-book your locker online.
  5. Forget Your Parking Woes; Book a Spot Online: While Platinum guests enjoy complimentary parking during the festival, General Admission or VIP ticket holders can reserve a spot online. Additionally, there is all-day street parking available in select parts of downtown Napa. Overnight or RV parking is not an option in the BottleRock parking lots.
  6. Try Other Transportation Options
    • Instead of struggling with parking your set of wheels, consider ride-sharing services like Uber, or special BottleRock Buses (to get to Napa from surrounding towns).
    • Make the most of the free rides and ‘extended hours’ bus services, offered by the Napa Valley Vine Transit on the festival days.
    • If you are staying in downtown Napa, consider hiring a bike, cycling to the venue and parking in the complimentary bike lots near the venue.
    • If you are staying in downtown Napa, consider hiring a bike, cycling to the venue and parking in the complimentary bike lots near the venue.
    • When arriving by air, there are several airports in close proximity to the BottleRock 2019 location. Book a flight that comes into San Francisco International Airport (SFO), Oakland International Airport (OAK), Santa Rosa/Sonoma Airport (STS), San Jose International Airport (SJC), or Sacramento International Airport (SMF).

Groove to chart-topping music, sample wines and beers, and grab delicious food at BottleRock 2019. Don’t forget to book your stay at Napa’s best boutique hotel, Napa Valley Hotel and Suites. This charming hotel in downtown Napa is an excellent choice to explore several eateries, tasting rooms and other attractions in the area on foot.

Napa’s festivals and events attract a huge fan base from all over the world. Hotels book fast! Call us at 707-226-1871 or book your suite online in time for BottleRock 2019.

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Napa Valley Hotel & Suites
is located in Downtown Napa, CA

853 Coombs Street
Napa, CA 94559