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The 25 best live music acts of 2016

Best live music acts of 2016

The 2016 BAMS List: Showbams covered many excellent bands, musicians and DJs throughout 2016 — the following 25 acts are our favorite live performers of the year.

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Guitar heroes Rodrigo y Gabriela give it all they got at the City National Civic

Rodrigo y Gabriela

PHOTOS: The Mexico City duo’s show in San Jose proved to be one big party, as it even invited some audience members onto the stage to dance.

BottleRock Napa Valley makes more strides in 2016

BottleRock Napa Valley 2016

PHOTOS: The three-day festival once again returned to Napa over Memorial Day weekend, boasting an improved fan experience and an eclectic bill of music.

BottleRock drops 2016 lineup, led by Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, Florence + the Machine

BottleRock Napa 2016

While everyone has been fixating on the Coachella lineup announcement, BottleRock Napa Valley was busy unveiling its own bill less than a day later.