BottleRock is back again for another three days of music and culinary exhibitions in downtown Napa. The musical lineup has already been announced, with headliners like Imagine Dragons, Pharrell Williams, and Santana. Now comes the lineup for the Williams-Sonoma culinary stage, and it’s a star-studded affair this year, with headliners Padma Lakshmi and Gail Simmons of Top Chef, Antoni Poroski of Queer Eye, and country music icon Trisha Yearwood (also a cookbook author and food tv star).
Other headliners include Iron Chef and Napa local Masaharu Morimoto, whose yearly appearances on the stage have become legendary, and Andrew Zimmern, Travel Channel host (and chef of the much-maligned Lucky Cricket).
The rest of the lineup should be amusing as well, with a handful more Top Chef personalities like Richard Blais and the Voltaggio brothers. And, as part of the prize for winning Top Chef Season 16, chef Kelsey Barnard Clark will join her reality show pals on stage for the first time.
One of the main draws for the stage is its comingling of chefs and musicians, which resulted in last year’s world record for the biggest gin and juice created by Snoop Dogg and Michael Voltaggio. This year, expect antics from Alice Cooper, Questlove, Big Boi, Too $hort, and Michael Franti. NFL star Marhsawn Lynch, who just opened his first Bay Area restaurant Rob Ben’s, and WWE wrestlers the Bella Twins will also join in some capacity, which will likely be the don’t-miss segments of the weekend.
Head over here for the full lineup, and to purchase tickets for the festival, which goes May 24-26 in downtown Napa.