BottleRock Napa Valley is known as much for its food and wine offerings as for its music and, with its announcement of the lineup for its Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage, the May 24-16 festival in California’s wine country is no different – and this time, with a distinctly “Top Chef” flavor.
Joining musicians including Alice Cooper and Questlove on the Culinary Stage are the popular Bravo TV competition’s hosts, Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons, Grammy-winning musician, television host and three-time New York Times bestselling cookbook author Trisha Yearwood, Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski, Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto and Travel Channel star Andrew Zimmern, leading an all-star roster of top chefs perfectly paired with entertainers, athletes and musicians, including Jeff Goldblum, Eric McCormack, The Bella Twins, Ken Griffey, Jr., Marshawn Lynch and dozens more.
Big Boi, Juanes, Michael Franti, Tré Cool of Green Day, Ben McKee and Daniel Platzman of Imagine Dragons, Taylor Hawkins of Chevy Metal, Too $hort, Lukas Nelson, AJR, The Regrettes and Shannon Shaw are among the musicians joining the fun when they’re not performing.
The region’s best chefs, vintners and artisanal craft brewers create an inspired food, wine and brew festival to complement the impressive three-day music lineup, headlined by Imagine Dragons, Neil Young & The Promise of the Real and Mumford & Sons and featuring Pharrell Williams, Santana, Logic and more than 70 additional bands on five music stages.
Other star chefs pair with musicians, athletes and celebrities for engaging demonstrations, performances and culinary-infused antics include Vice Network star Matty Matheson, Top Chef’s Voltaggio Brothers of Estuary restaurant, Top Chef host Graham Elliot, Aarón Sánchez of Fox’s Masterchef, Food Network star Duff Goldman, Top Chef Masters Ludo LeFebvre, Travel Channel star Adam Richman, Top Chef Richard Blais, and Top Chef Masters’ Hubert Keller. As part of winning Top Chef Season 16, chef Kelsey Barnard Clark will also be making her debut appearance on the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage.
“The Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage, just like the entire BottleRock festival, celebrates the best of what can happen when food and music come together,” said Janet Hayes, President of Williams Sonoma. “We’ve had Martha Stewart cook with Macklemore, Giada De Laurentiis make pasta with Halsey and we even broke a World Record with Snoop Dogg and Michael Voltaggio making the World’s Largest Gin and Juice last year. The 2019 Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage lineup has more surprises in store than ever before.”
“Each year the culinary stage becomes more popular and entertaining,” stated Dave Graham, of BottleRock Napa Valley. “This is another great lineup that promises many surprises and classic moments our attendees won’t want to miss!”
In addition to the Williams Sonoma Culinary Stage, BottleRock guests will enjoy a variety of dining options throughout the festival grounds featuring many of the most celebrated chefs and restaurateurs from the Napa Valley and beyond.
VIP passes for the 2019 festival are sold out, but limited 3-day and single-day general admission passes are available at the BottleRock Napa website. Visit the official ticket exchange to access sold out VIP passes.