Even Steph Curry digs BottleRock Napa Valley
The basketball megastar – who leads the Golden State Warriors vs. LeBron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals beginning next week – was out enjoying himself as the three-day event kicked off on May 26 at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa.
The three-point-shot specialist was one of 120,000-plus people who are expected to turn out during the course of this fifth annual BottleRock, which continues through May 28.
Curry’s appearance was the big buzz of Day One, drawing chants of “MVP! MVP!” from the crowd as he made a surprise appearance onstage while wife Ayesha Curry participated in a cooking demonstration on the festival’s culinary stage.
The Curry visit just further underscores how this festival’s stock is absolutely soaring right now. Everybody wants to be part of this event, including one of the most beloved Bay Area athletes of all time.
Talk about an amazing turnaround for a festival that was once on life support, after running into massive financial woes following the first year (2013). Since then, however, organizers have just continued to make all the right decisions, improving the fan experience with each outing.
This year is shaping up to be another success story for BottleRock, which was recently acquired by international concert promoter Live Nation. It sold out in record time, months before the festival was actually set to take place.
The lion’s share of that credit, of course, goes to the high-powered lineup, featuring such…
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