Live Music in Napa Casinos: Combining California Fun and Artistry

California is known as a fun-loving and sunny state, but it also puts great value on artistic talent, a feature evident in Napa County’s music scene. According to the San Jose Mercury News, the County will host its enormous BottleRock Napa Valley music festival from May 30 to June 1, 2014. The festival will feature live performances from dozens of old school and modern music icons such as The Cure, OutKast, Eric Church, and more.

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Considering the number of talents that will be present at the event, one can expect their music to spill over to the various bars, hotels, and casinos in the County during the festival. Thankfully, there is no shortage of excellent venues for live music in Napa, like the Twin Pine Casino & Hotel, which regularly hosts live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night. In fact, music is something that is greatly appreciated on a poker night, as it can have relaxing effects.

A study from Canada-based Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that casino music can actually make relatively stressful events (i.e. a poker tournament) more relaxing and fun. Calm casino music also minimizes tension, reducing any stress levels present in the bar or casino. CAMH also found that a venue’s soft music can encourage people to continue to return, as it plays to their psychological need for a pleasing and motivating environment.

However, the music selection of a casino is largely dependent on its customer demographics. For example, casinos that cater to younger people usually play louder and more upbeat tunes that older folks wouldn’t normally enjoy.

As a rule of thumb, patrons should expect their casino music to follow the prevailing theme of the current season. This is especially in California, where different festivals are happening almost every month. Festivals sometimes center around wine and art, but music festivals are just as common. For instance, the Stagecoach Festival is held in Indio in late April, and country music is played throughout. The aforementioned BottleRock festival in Napa County, on the other hand, is more of a mishmash of different genres like rock and hip-hop. Patrons of Napa casinos can expect these types of music to be played during the event days.

(Source: BottleRock Napa Valley: Daily lineups announced, San Jose Mercury News, March 26, 2014)