If in the last few decades we have become accustomed to going to concerts, at least the mainstream ones, with a beer in your hand, leaving the wine tasting to more sophisticated occasions, well, maybe it’s time to review our habits. If in Italy we have as a reference the Heineken Jammin ‘Festival, in America music events are becoming more and more closely related to the subject of wine.
This August bands such as Mumford and Sons, The National and Grizzly Bear, Vampire Weekend, Lana Del Rey and Cat Power will be performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago . The Lollapalooza festival will also be renowned for its selection of wines of unique personality and style.
In the lineup of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival we find again the Vampire Weekend, The National and Grizzly Bear, along with the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and the Band of Horses, to name a few. This festival is held in August, in a part of the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. Delighted by the pervading smell of eucalyptus, the event offers not only live concerts, but also a surprising variety of fine food and wine. There is an important part dedicated to the wine tasting of the most renowned brand in the country.
The Bottle Rock will see the participation of Ben Harper and Dirty Projectors, who recently released their new album “Swing Lo Magellan” a work that has received a very positive critical acclaim.
The Bottle Rock is held in the small town of Napa. The idea is to create a connection with the local products of the area renowned for its wine production. In terms of wine will be hosted over 40 wineries.
Great Googamooga will be at the Brooklyn’s Prospect Park from 17th to 19th of May. While Yeah Yeah will be performing on the stage, the audience will be able to enjoy a 100 top wine selections. To the festival will also be participating the italian artist Jovanotti.
From 26th to 28th April The Austin Food and Wine Festival offered an event primary focusing on wine and food, a reversed vision if compared to the so far mentioned festivals. The event also guested musical bands.
If you will be around the next few months, if you live in the area where the concerts will take place or if you are simply curious to find out the complete list of the performing bands, here is the calendar of the events and the related links.
Lollapalooza Chicago (IL), August 2-4
Outside Lands San Francisco (CA), August 9-11
Bottle Rock Napa (CA), May 9-12
Great Googamooga Brooklyn (NY), May 17-19
The Austin Food and Wine Austin (TX), April 26-28