Heads Up! BottleRock Comes With Road Closures & DUI Task Force

The Cure, Outkast, Eric Church, Weezer, The Fray, LL Cool J and Heart top the bill of 50 music performances for the May 30 to June 1 event.

2014 BottleRock festival lineup in Napa.
2014 BottleRock festival lineup in Napa.
The BottleRock music festival -- set for Friday through Sunday at the Napa Valley Expo -- has accompanying road closures and extra impaired driving patrols, according to city officials.

The City of Napa reports that traffic controls will be in place throughout the days of the event.

But road closures will only take place between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Third Street from Soscol to Silverado Trail; Juarez Street from First Street to Third Street; and Burnell Street from Eighth Street to Third Street.

Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Streets east of Socol Street will also be closed during this same period.
Burnell, Lawrence, Baily and Fourth Street from Lawrence to Baily will be closed from 10:30 a.m. until 11 p.m. each day. 

Previous: Outkast, The Cure, Eric Church, Heart To Headline BottleRock Festival in Napa.]

Persons coming into Napa for the event are being encouraged to park at the official BottleRock parking area at Napa Pipe, and all attendees are encouraged to use public transportation.

Information on local transit is available at www.ridethevine.com/

Parking downtown is limited and time limits will be enforced.

Parking in the neighborhoods around the Expo is highly discouraged and parking regulations in these areas will be enforced as well.

Information on the event can be found at www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/

And the Napa Police Department Officers will be deploying "Avoid the 9" DUI Saturation Patrols during the upcoming festival beginning Friday and running through Sunday from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the vicinity of the Napa Town and Country Fairgrounds and Downtown Napa. 

The Avoid the 9 Napa County DUI Task Force will have more officers working to supplement Napa PD’s routine patrol operations to stop and arrest drunk or drugged drivers before someone is killed or injured in alcohol & Drug involved crash.  

Officers including special "Drug Recognition Experts" will be working overtime on each of the three days. 

For ticket information -- yes, they are still available -- to BottleRock, see the event's web page here.

The CureOutkastEric Church,WeezerThe FrayLL Cool J and
Heart top the bill of 50 music performances on four stages on the grounds of
the 26-acre Napa Valley Exposition.

Police say if you’re attending the festival or any special event this weekend:

  • Before the heading out to the event, designate your sober driver, or plan another way to get home safely
  • If you don’t have a designated driver, ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend, or family member to come and get you. 

The Avoid DUI Campaign encourages everyone to report drunk drivers and call 911!  Funding for this operation is provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


Denise Lloreda May 30, 2014 at 12:57 PM
Encouraging use of The Vine or UBER! DUIs are NOT the way to end a great day of good music.
BILL BRASKY June 01, 2014 at 07:52 PM
Or your life or mine .....


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