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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Unfiltered Steve Simoneau May 11, 2013 at 05:03 PM
It looks like everyone inside the festival is having a great time. Some maybe TOO good a time. A friend texted me last night saying they watched Dwight Yoakam's fiddle player get arrested for public intoxication. Hope he posts bail before their gig this afternoon. Biggest complaint I've heard so far is return shuttle times to Kaiser parking lot and difficulty getting out of the same lot. Other than that, BottleRock looks to be a success for fans and bands.
michael May 11, 2013 at 07:27 PM
They should set up DUI check points at the parking lot. That would make some $$ for Napa.
Richard Cocks May 11, 2013 at 08:23 PM
I still haven't gotten an answer, is this concert, FREE? And will there be a buffet included?
Keri Brenner (Editor) May 11, 2013 at 08:46 PM
Not free. I answered this before already.
Paul Hubbard May 11, 2013 at 08:50 PM
I have been every night since Wednesday and will attend today and tomorrow. I was not a fan of the idea at first due to size, cost, etc., but I bought my wife and I a 4 day VIP pass and figured we've give it a try. I am totally blown away by the event, easy to move around, good food, wine, beer and bands. Plus they have the late night comedy show which avoids the mad rush of 35K people leaving at the same time. There is certainly room to improve like anything but for the first year I would have to say they get an A so far. There are drunk people anywhere you go, I've seen more disruptive and overly drunk people at the Chefs Market than I've seen in the first 3 days of Bottlerock. As this builds I'm sure it will only get better.
Jeffrey Wright May 12, 2013 at 03:13 AM
I was just wondering why you haven't reported on the Daniels case ? You know the young man who was a substitute teacher and coach here in town facing 15 felony counts of having sex with minors only to walk away with a year in jail . If that's not news worthy I don't know what is .......
Kim Smith May 12, 2013 at 05:06 AM
Sick of the helicopter, while not opposed to this concert, the helicopter flying over and over and over is not something they warned us of. I am wondering who is footing the bill for this?
Belle (Orchid Lady) May 12, 2013 at 05:49 AM
Kim, I'm with you about the helicopter. While it may be a big help to coordinate with the busses and shuttles about traffic and alternative routes, the noise is WAY more annoying than the music wafting in from the concerts. The Circling and circling and circling, with an echo off the hills and other buildings is in almost intolerable. Other than that...this has so far been a great success! IMHO!
Jimmmb928 May 12, 2013 at 07:53 AM
I love NV Patch but why is the daily headline for BottleRock coverage always the amount of police activity? How about something more positive?
Harold Edwards May 12, 2013 at 11:01 AM
This is going very smooth,just goes to show you the only thing you need the police for is traffic enforcement.Napa is very mild mannered city,people need to have fun & get a little high.Lighten up baby.
Karina Ioffee May 12, 2013 at 03:09 PM
I wholeheartedly agree. I was impressed with how smoothly everything was running the day I was there (Thursday), clean bathrooms, relatively short lines, great food and all around positive energy. Way to go Napa!
Keri Brenner (Editor) May 12, 2013 at 03:34 PM
Hi Jim: Thanks for your comment. The basic stories on NV Patch have all been positive. The updates (later in the day) do include police activity. But if you read below the updates, the original stories have been very positive. Thanks.
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 (Editor) 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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