RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, STEVIE WONDER, AND FLORENCE + THE MACHINE TO HEADLINE 4TH ANNUAL BOTTLEROCK NAPA VALLEY ON MAY 27 - 29, 2016 | BottleRock Napa Valley 2016, presented by JaM Cellars, announces its fourth annual festival lineup today, which includes award-winning headliner artists Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, and Florence + the Machine. The three-day music, wine, food and craft brew festival ...| M O R E
WEST COAST BLUES SOCIETY Caravan of All Stars @ Downtown Joes |
The Bay Area Blues Society Caravan of All Stars is a powerhouse review put together to showcase some of the best blues and r’b musicians in the Bay Area. Put together by Ronnie Stewart of Vallejo, they have opened for and performed with such greats as Etta James, The Whispers, B.B. King, Booker T., Willie Nelson, Bonnie Raitt, Chaka Khan, The O’Jays, Al Green, and Gladys Knight to name a few. Contact: Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
Walter Hand + the Blue Hand Band @ Downtown Joe's Brewery |
Walter Hand and the Blue Hand Band is back for another night of jamming out with their very own blend of unique blues music!
Walter Hand began his love for music at the age of ten when he won the elementary school talent show impersonating Jerry Lee Lewis with Great Balls of Fire. He bought his first Hohner harmonica at thirteen, and around the same time played saxophone with the school band. In school Walter learned the technical fundamentals of music theory, but at home with his harmonica is where he learned to express himself and really feel the music. In 1970, after two years in the army, Walter joined the choir at Contra Costa College, while taking voice training and singing with a barbershop quartet. Still playing his sax, Walter hooked up with good friend John Doukas, lead singer for the rock group Earthquake.
Contact: Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
All Jazzed Up! ~ Mike Greensill @ Silo's |
Join us for an evening of music history, storytelling, and friendship with nationally acclaimed pianist Mike Greensill who brings his brand of up close and personal performances to the Silo's stage.
Immerse yourself in The Great American Songbook with classic tunes ranging from Gershwin to Fitzgerald and everything in between; and walk away with a swing in your step and a clearer insight into the history of American Songwriting.
After graduating in 1972 from Leeds College of Music in England, Mike toured Europe and the Far East and lived in Hong Kong for 4 years before finally settling into his adopted home, San Francisco, in 1977. Well known in his role as musical director to acclaimed vocalist Wesla Whitfield with whom he has recorded twenty albums, Mike is also resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show to the world, "West Coast Live" - more info at wcl.org. Mike can also be caught playing jazz with his trio in many a Bay Area saloon and jazz club.
Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
Flamenco with Jason Wright @ Silo's Napa |
With influences like Paco De Lucia & Andre Segovia Jason Wright has created a unique fusion style of flamenco, Jason Wright has performed his classical flamenco sound all over the wine country and internationally! Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
The Gentlemen of Jazz @ Uva Trattoria |
The Gentlemen of Jazz, acoustic bassist Tom Shader and pianist Ross Gualco, perform elegant renditions of the "Great American Songbook" (Gershwin, Porter, Ellington, Jobim, etc.). Their extensive knowledge of the genre allows them to honor virtually any request while their musical virtuosity allows them to interpret these great classics with excitement and sensitivity.
Contact: Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
BottleRock Presents Cheech & Chong With Shelby Chong @ The Uptown |
Brought to you by the producers of the Bottlerock Music Festival! Successful beyond their wildest dreams, the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong defined an era with their hilariously irreverent, satirical, counter-culture, no-holds-barred comedy routines. Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong’s phenomenal success began on the stand up comedy circuit which led to 9 hit comedy albums and 8 hit films, breaking box office records, shattering comedy album sales, garnering multiple Grammy nominations and mesmerizing fans for more than a decade.
With nine albums released from 1972 through 1985, Cheech and Chong were nominated for four Grammy Awards, winning the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album with their third album, Los Cochinos, released in 1973. Big Bambu, their second album, was the biggest selling comedy record of all time in 1972 and remained so for many years. Their stunningly successful comedy streak transitioned to film in 1978 with their first movie, “Up In Smoke,” the highest grossing comedy of 1978, topping $100 million at the box office. Cheech and Chong co-wrote and starred in a total of eight feature films together, all directed by Chong.
Uncorked At Oxbow |
Join Us and Uncork your talent! Local and visiting professional musicians & vocalists join us weekly to create a fun and festive evening of great award winning Ahnfeldt and Carducci Wines, and the best of popular and well known tunes. Guitars, keyboard, drums, mics on site or bring your own. Sign up to perform begins at 6pm. Come and get Uncorked With Us, "there's no place like Uncorked"! Contact: Uncorked at Oxbow
605 First Street, Napa
No Cover! 21+
Vintage High School Big Band - Special Performance! |
Napa's own Vintage High School Big Band comes to Silo's for a special performance to help raise funds for their 2017 trip to London. Come support these young musicians while enjoying delectable small plates, inspired cocktails, craft beers, and Napa Valley Wines! Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
Gen Admission $15
Weekly Live Music...
Bluegrass Jam @ The Pizza Hut. Led by The CA Bluegrass association president Pat Calhoun, starts at 7
Thursday Night Drumming Circle with Art Cavagnaro at Napa Glass
C4INC @ Downtown Joe's |
C4INC started rocking Northern California in 1997. This group of experienced musicians put together their own sound drawing on influences of Classic Rock, R & B, funk & country. The band writes their own music and covers music that they love to play. They are favorites at the Napa Chefs Market and the local SF Bay Area club scene. Venues the band has performed include the Oakland Raiders Fan Appreciation Day at the Napa Memorial Stadium, Infineon Raceway Festival of Fire, Laguna Seca Raceway, Far Niente Winery, Napa 4th of July Festival and the list goes on. The line up includes, Dan Fritz Guitar/Vocals, Chris Chesbrough Guitar/Vocals, /Rick Durocher Drums, Susan Chesbrough Bass/Vocals and Scott Meloney on keyboards.
Contact: Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
The Pharcyde With special guest K. Flay @ The Uptown |
BottleRock Napa Valley Music Festival presents alternative rap duo The Pharcyde, who will be joined by local Hip-Hop artist K. Flay. In the early 90’s, when gangsta’ rap consumed the airwaves, and the majority of West Coast rappers strapped on their Locs, Chuck Taylor’s & Ben Davis’, The Pharcyde decidedly maintained a willfully weird vision. Opting to stay true to themselves with their left field but still South-Central sensibility, rap had seen few groups so self-deprecating and so smart, four visionary rappers adroitly able to split the difference between helium-voiced and hard-core.
Listening to “Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde” two full decades after its release, its sense of timeliness is unmistakable. Every song on the album inverts a hoary hip-hop cliché. With classics like “Oh Shit,” “Otha Fish”, “Ya’ Mama,” and hit single, “Passing Me By,” it is not surprising that it shipped over a million units, garnered comparisons to De La Soul and Tribe Called Quest, and everyone from Pitchfork Media to The Source has hailed it as one of the greatest albums ever made.
Speaking on the passage of time, their second release “LabCabInCalifornia” has revealed exactly how far-reaching The Pharcyde’s vision was. From enlisting a young and then unknown James Yancey aka J DILLA to produce beats, the classic “Runnin” to collaborating with director Spike Jonze (“Being John Malkovich” “Adaptation”) on the video for “Drop,” it has consistently reinforced their steadfast refusal to tread familiar artistic grounds.
Today, The Pharcyde is still performing and touring the globe. They continue to hone their individual abilities yet carry on the name & legacy in its original fashion. They still seduce their audience with the same boyish charm that founded them at the beginning. Now, it’s combined with the knowledge that has been bestowed upon them as men who have taken on, and rose to the challenge of the rap game. The end result of all this hard work is a band that’s still influencing the hip hop artists and sounds crowding our radio waves today and will continue to for many years to come.
With special guest K. Flay
The path to self-discovery is often littered with obstacles – a journey one must make on his or her own terms. This was no different for K.Flay, who found her sound only after climbing over more than a handful of roadblocks. The indie hip-hop musician, born Kristine Flaherty, had released two mix tapes and three EPs, but was trapped on the roster of a major label that wouldn’t commit to an album. So at the end of 2013, Flay unhooked herself from the label and began writing songs for what would become the most cohesive, truest representation of herself – her debut album, Life As A Dog. The songs were inspired by experiences during, and surrounding, K.Flay’s extensive touring, both with artists like Passion Pit, Icona Pop, 3Oh!3 and Theophilus London, and at festivals like Bonnaroo, Outside Lands and Governor’s Ball. “For me, the live show is the crux of the project. It’s that moment when anything is possible, when people interact with your songs in an entirely visceral & unpredictable way.”
Bottlerock Aftershows - Son Little |
American rhythm & blues musician Son Little will be performing live at Silo’s located next to the scenic Napa River in the heart of downtown on Friday May 27th. Son Little has recently toured with Leon Bridges and will be performing music from his self-titled debut album. Silo’s is Napa Valley’s premier up-close & personal entertainment venue and features delectable small plates, inspired cocktails, craft beers and Napa Valley Wines.
This show is ticketed separately from the festival. To attend this show, you must purchase a ticket: www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/aftershows Festival wristband does not grant admission to the show and is not required.
Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
$25 plus fees ($30.85 total) http://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/aftershows/
BottleRock Presents Gogol Bordello @ The Uptown |
Brought to you by the producers of the Bottlerock Music Festival, Gogol Bordello is an assemblage of talented musicians who have developed the band’s unique gypsy inspired sound and high energy shows. In 1999 they released their debut full-length Voi-La Intruder and since then the band has released five more studio albums, toured the world extensively, and appeared in the hit indie film Everything Is Illuminated, which starred Hutz alongside Elijah Wood. Their acclaimed live show has drawn them out on perpetual tours, including stints on the road with Cake, Primus, and Flogging Molly. In 2013 the band released their sixth album Pura Vida Conspiracy, a critical smash that makes a perfect addition to their spectacle-filled sets on tour.
Few live shows can match the unbridled energy and wacky-wonderful atmosphere of a Gogol Bordello concert. The band is legendary for their off-the-wall performances and their devoted fans are just as boisterous, singing along to every song as stage divers soar through the air. Their boot-stomping tunes incorporate gypsy elements like accordion and violin, adding an eclectic flavor to their folk and punk-inspired sound. Whether they’re rocking out to the fan favorite “Start Wearing Purple” or playing newer tracks off 2013’s Pura Vida Conspiracy LP, Gogol Bordello’s eight talented members always take the stage with showmanship to spare, treating ticket buyers to a dance-worthy and euphoric concert experience they won’t soon forget.
The Special Guests @ Downtown Joe's Brewery |
The Special Guests are one of The West Coast's busiest and most popular bands around. We perform Classic Rock, Dance, R&B and Blues Hits people just can't get enough of anywhere else.
"The Special Guests were absolutely fantastic! They played 2 Harvest Festival's for our school. They sounded great, had a good repertoire, and really pumped up the event."
Kevin Daniel (Guitar and Vocals), Michelle Daniel (Vocals and Looks), Paul Staubus (Keyboards and Vocals), Tony Archimedes (Legendary Sax and Keys), Lowell Stephenson (Drums, Vocals and Vibe), John Gajan (Bass and Vocals)
Duo Gadjo @ Uva Trattoria |
Parisian Swing & New Orleans Blues!
She was born in France. He was born in San Francisco. She listened to Piaf, Montant, and Trenet. He listened to Louis Armstrong and Muddy Waters. She is Isabelle Fontaine He is Jeff Magidson. Together they are known as Duo Gadjo. Their music celebrates the union of two cultures, largely inspired by the sounds of the 20's and 30's, when jazz was the thing and Paris was the place to be. They accompany themselves on guitars, revisiting the American songbook Gypsy style. They also pay tribute to the music of New Orleans featuring Jeff on slide guitar and Isabelle on Washboard. They perform as a duo, trio (add upright bass,) or a quartet (add violin, or accordeon). Jeff and Isabelle are members of the band The Hot Club Of San Francisco.
Bottlerock Presents Robert DeLong |
Robert DeLong has a thing for tarot, but that shouldn’t be too surprising. The rise of the Los Angeles dance-pop provocateur and one-man band seems fated thus far. In 2013, his self-fulfilling “Global Concepts” single became an international hit and he’s been following it around the world since, from dives to clubs to nearly every festival you’ve ever heard of. Now the manreturns from the neon wilderness with his most diverse and beat-driven work yet: In the Cards. DeLong’s second album boldly swirls electronic strains—techno, house, drum & bass, electro, trip-hop—with rock composition and emotive soul. Each song is an aural world unto itself where DeLong probes a different angle of the record’s theme: Is the story of our lives written “in the cards” or are we free to make our destinies? Ultimately, is there a difference?
Bottlerock Presents Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Th Uptown |
Brought to you by the producers of the Bottlerock, internationally acclaimed Mexican acoustic rock guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela will be bringing their unique instrumental blend of metal, jazz and world music to the Uptown audience. Rodrigo Sanchez and Gabriela Quintero have been playing together for more than fifteen years. First as young thrash metal fans in their native Mexico City, then as innocents abroad and street musicians in Dublin, Ireland at the turn of the millennium, and finally as the globe-straddling, film-scoring, record-breaking artists they are today.
Known for exhilarating live shows, Rodrigo y Gabriela have won the hearts of music lovers from the haciendas of Cuba to the Hollywood Bowl and festival fields of Europe, as they continue to weave their unique six-string magic. The extraordinary interplay between Sanchez’s fiery lead lines and Quintero’s phenomenal rhythmic battery is truly universal. The duo has reloaded their arsenal following the April 2014 worldwide release of 9 Dead Alive, their first studio album in five years. The new songs are intimate, the playing intuitive, and the results are spectacular, bursting with melodic energy and rhythmic invention. Recorded at their Pacific Coast hideaway in late summer, the album captures the warmth and spontaneity of two great musicians riffing and jamming together, perfectly distilled into 9 new songs teeming with desire, elegance and gusto.
With career sales in excess of 1.5 million albums, blockbuster movie scores, and sold out tours worldwide, Rodrigo y Gabriela have certainly made their mark. Their appeal is boundless, their scope limitless, and the music timeless; clearly, we have only begun to see what this duo is capable of.