Crowds are descending this weekend on Napa for the three-day BottleRock Napa Valley music festival that kicks off Friday at the Napa Valley Expo.
Guns N' Roses, Miley Cyrus, and Foo Fighters are among the headliners for the annual festival, which also features food, drinks and other entertainment.
County star Chris Stapleton was supposed to headline Friday's show. But he dropped out at the last minute, citing a health issue that was not COVID related.
Country music group The High Women, which includes singers Brandi Carlisle and Maren Morris stepped in as the headliners for the Friday show.
Festival organizers are requiring attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours. Masks will also be required in all indoor spaces at the festival and are recommended but not required while outdoors.
"I’m actually thrilled that they’re making everybody show their vaccination card, I had friends go to Sturgess last month, they got super sick," said Leeann Lichnovsky.
Organizers of the Bottle Rock Music Festival said that is the goal this weekend. The festival is capping guests at 40,000 people each day to give music lovers space to jam out and drink up.
“I haven’t been out in a place in so long! It’s excited to feel young again!” said Gail Drury of Marin County.
Concert goers can keep their masks off when they’re outside. Once they step inside a tent, the mask needs to come on.
This was Kit Oakley’s first Bottle Rock experience and said he had to show his negative test result.
“He’s been to quite a few music festivals so far. This is a great one because its very family friendly,” Daniel Oakley of Napa.
All tickets are sold out.
The festival is going cashless, concertgoers will need pay for their food and drinks using your touchless wristband.
The full music lineup and more details about the festival can be found on the BottleRock Napa Valley website.