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BOTTLEROCK 2016 – A CONVERSATION WITH LATITUDE 38 CEO DAVE GRAHAM

BottleRock 2016, the fourth year of the festival, was its most successful. Sold out well in advance, 120,000 fans attended over three days on Memorial Day weekend. Over 70 bands performed, headlined by Stevie Wonder, Florence + the Machine and … Continue reading

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BUILDING BOTTLEROCK 2016

How do you physically construct a world-class three-day music festival? Latitude 38 Entertainment partner Justin Dragoo spoke in detail this month about the planning and production of BottleRock 2016. “Planning actually started in earnest during the previous festival,” Dragoo said. … Continue reading

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BLUES LEGEND BUDDY GUY PERFORMS FRIDAY AT BOTTLEROCK

There will be plenty of star power this weekend at BottleRock, but only two living legends, Stevie Wonder and Buddy Guy. The Chicago bluesman is the less famous of the two, but in his genre Guy is an epic figure, … Continue reading

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DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE PERFORMS SATURDAY NIGHT AT BOTTLEROCK

Death Cab for Cutie’s latest studio album is the 2015 Grammy-nominated “Kintsugi.” The title is a reference to the ancient Japanese craft of rejoining shattered ceramic pottery with precious metals, rendering the broken more beautiful. Followers of the band will … Continue reading

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BOTTLEROCK 2016 – DIARY DAY ONE

The Deadlies It’s safe to say that many or even most Napa rock ‘n’ roll fans know The Deadlies. The non-rockers may also be aware of the band’s bassist, Bob St. Laurent, from his long-running gig on local morning radio. … Continue reading

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BOTTLEROCK 2016 – DIARY DAY TWO

Florence owns the night For this music fan and observer, Florence + the Machine won the gold, the silver and the bronze for Day 2 at BottleRock 2016. In all fairness, Death Cab for Cutie were really good, having no … Continue reading

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BOTTLEROCK 2016 – DIARY DAY THREE

You’ve come a long way, baby Latitude 38 CEO Dave Graham was asked at a news conference on Sunday to talk about BottleRock’s growth potential. He stated clearly that quality, rather than expansion, was the focus. “We don’t really have … Continue reading

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BOTTLEROCK FRIENDLY TO DISABLED FANS

Austin Whitney is the founder and CEO of Accessible Festivals, a nonprofit company specializing in services for handicapped guests at music festivals and other large events. Whitney and his team were hired by Latitude 38 Entertainment to provide accessibility services … Continue reading

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BOTTLEROCK – THE NAPA MUSIC SCENE GOES HUGE

In October I wrote about the emerging music scene in Downtown Napa, the growth of three venues staging 400-500 live performances a year across the spectrum of rock, pop, country, folk, blues and jazz. Now our little musical mecca is … Continue reading

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