UPDATE: 1 Arrest, 42 Police Calls Inside Day 3 of BottleRock

Police receive 50 calls outside Expo, including 20 complaints of low-flying news helicopters.

UPDATE: 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013.

Napa Police officers responded to 42 calls for service inside the BottleRock Napa Valley event Friday, the third day of the inaugural five-day music festival.

Napa Police Capt. Jeff Troendly said the calls ranged from public intoxication to minor assaults.

"Only one arrest was made for public intoxication," he said.

 Troendly said the police department received 50 calls outside of the BottleRock venue.

Of those, 20 calls were about the news helicopters flying at low altitude, he said.

"Eight calls were made regarding loud music and a handful of calls about parking issues," Troendly added.

He added that traffic delays occurred throughout the day, due to heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic going to and from the BottleRock event. 

"Large crowds are expected today and tomorrow, which will more than likely result in traffic issues on main arterials leading into and out of Napa," Troendly said. 

ORIGINAL STORY: 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013.

The Black Keys, Blues Traveler, The Flaming Lips and so many more bands took over Friday at BottleRock Napa Valley's third day of its inaugural five-day bash.

"I've lived in Napa my whole life," said Troy Bard, 46, a construction supervisor for PG&E, who was up front at The Black Keys show Friday night. "And this is the biggest thing I've ever been to in Napa."

Bard, one of an estimated 35,000 attendees, said he and his group of six family and friends would be at BottleRock much of the rest of the weekend.

"I hope everything goes well, so we can have it every year," he said.

More than 2,000 fans uploaded photos of Friday's performances on CrowdAlbum.com:


Tameeka Evans, 39, a staff member at Model Bakery in Napa, said she came Friday to hear the Shins and the Black Keys.

"I play them all the time on Pandora at work," she said.

"This is so awesome," Evans said of BottleRock. "It's awesome that this large an amount of people can come to our smal town -- people from all over the country."

Sarah Benham, 33, of Sonoma,  a staff member at Napa State Hospital, said she was looking forward to today's show by Jane’s Addiction.

"I'm a big Dave Navarro fan," said Benham, referring to the Jane's Addiction guitarist.

For all Patch BottleRock stories, click here.

Here is today's BottleRock schedule:

Willpower Stage

Kings Of Leon 8:30PM
Jane’s Addiction 6:00PM
Bad Religion 4:00PM
Best Coast 12:30PM

Citi Stage

Ben Harper & Charlie Musselwhite



Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros 6:15PM
Dwight Yoakam 4:30PM
Allen Stone 2:45PM
Sharon Van Etten




Miner Family Winery Stage

Iron & Wine

Jackson Browne 5:45PM
Donavon Frankenreiter 4:00PM
Carolina Chocolate Drops 2:30PM
Tift Merritt 1:00PM
Martin Harley 11:45AM


Comedy Closet Pres. By California Closets

Jim Gaffigan

Aasif Mandvi - Behind the Scenes of the Real Fake News 7:00PM
Wyatt Cenac 3:00PM
Nick Rutherford - Hosting Prior to Wyatt Cenac and Jim Gaffigan 1:45PM


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Jimmmb928 May 12, 2013 at 05:34 PM
Thanks Keri, I guess it's just a timing thing then, I usually read Patch later in the day and I was catching all of the "Arrests at BottleRock" headlines. I would be more inclined to read the articles in their entirety if I wasnt led to believe they were all about the police activity. Just my humble opinion, thanks again for your good work.
Keri Brenner May 12, 2013 at 05:40 PM
Hi Jim: Please see today's headline: http://patch.com/A-4scj. (Police report not in yet :)) Thanks.
themusicman May 13, 2013 at 07:12 PM
When did it become ok to charge $150 for a day-pass that doesn't include food&drinks? Anyone who went to this got royally suckered.
FaceOnMars May 14, 2013 at 12:55 AM
I also believe $150 for a day pass is very much over priced.
MICHAEL P. WILSON May 14, 2013 at 01:08 AM
There is a 2nd option Do not go.


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