Move over Tom Petty, you’re being upstaged by the diva of dinner parties and dank at next month’s BottleRock.
Today it was announced that BottleRock Napa Valley the wine, music, food and brew event now in its fifth year, will feature Martha Stewart as one of the headlining acts on its 2017 Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage Lineup. The three-year-old culinary stage pairs celebrity chefs with musicians for offbeat gastronomical performances and food demos. But mostly offbeat performances.
Also on this year’s chef lineup: Jose Andres, Masaharu Morimoto, Ayesha Curry, Top Chefs Michael and Bryan Voltaggio, Best New Chef Roy Choi, Food Network’s Duff Goldman, local Top Chef Chris Cosentino and many others. The three-day festival happens May 26-28 at the Napa Fairgrounds in downtown Napa.
“One of the things that separates BottleRock from most other festivals is the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage,” stated Dave Graham, CEO of BottleRock Napa Valley and Latitude 38 Entertainment. “There have been so many great moments on this stage, including Iron Chef Morimoto teaching Snoop Dogg how to roll sushi, and Michael Voltaggio using liquid nitrogen for a modern take on waffles while Flavor Flav cooked his own top secret fried chicken recipe to the crowd’s delight. We expect many more ‘only at BottleRock’ memories from this 2017 lineup.”
Musicians performing on the culinary stage include Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Green Day’s Mike Dirnt & Tre Cool, Fitz & The Tantrums, Dirty Heads, Silversun Pickups, E40, Matt Sorum of Hollywood Vampires, Michael Franti, Everlast of House of Pain, along with appearances by Modern Family’s Jesse Tyler Ferguson, World Record Competitive Eating Champion Joey Chestnut, and Mythbusters Tory Belleci. KCBS “Foodie Chap” Liam Mayclem will emcee the stage.
No word on Snoop Dogg, a musician and celebrity who’s been a regular on the culinary stage, and a pal of Martha.
Food has always been a focus of BottleRock, owning much to Wine Country’s location as an epicenter for great dining. Through the event, culinary offerings include a who’s who of the Bay area dining scene, ranging from Humphry Slocombe ice cream and a parking lot of food trucks to Bouchon Bakery, Meadowood resort, Oenotri, Redd, Hurleys and many others. Top notch wineries and breweries are also represented with wine cabanas and beverage bars throughout the festival grounds.
Unfortunately, tickets are sold out for the event, but you can get more tantalizing details at bottlerocknapavalley.com.