The Music City Food + Wine Festival (formerly known as Music City Eats) announced this year's chef line-up today. Taking place on September 20-21, the festival, again produced by the Kings of Leon, chef Jonathan Waxman, Vector Management and C3 Presents, will feature visiting chefs Tyler Florence, Ashley Christensen, Mike Lata, Masaharu Morimoto, Frank Stitt, Andrew Zimmern and Michael Symon, among others. Plenty of local talent rounds out the weekend, including Josh Habiger (Pinewood Social), Tandy Wilson (City House), Pat Martin (Martin's Bar-B-Que), Andrew Little (Josephine), Matt Bolus (The 404 Kitchen), John Lasater (Hattie B's Hot Chicken), Tyler Brown (Capitol Grille), Trevor Moran (The Catbird Seat), along with many more. Tickets are now on sale, which include a few more options this time around. Below, the full press release.
Music City Food + Wine Festival Tickets on Sale
Nashville's Second Annual Festival, September 20-21, 2014, to Feature Star-Studded Line-up of Chefs, Live Music, Interactive Cooking Demos and Panels, & Much More
Nashville, TN (May 13, 2014) – GRAMMY-Award winning artists Kings of Leon, world-renowned
chef Jonathan Waxman of Adele's, Vector Management's Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn,
and C3 Presents (whose festival production credentials include Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza, and Austin FOOD & WINE Festival), are pleased to announce the second annual Music City Food + Wine, September 20-21, 2014. Tickets go on sale May 13th, 2014, 12:01 a.m. CST, at http://www.musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com/2014-tickets.
On Saturday, September 20, and Sunday, September 21, the Festival will bring together
acclaimed national chefs and superstars of Nashville's local culinary scene. Located in the
heart of downtown Nashville, the Festival features over 30 cooking demonstrations and panel
discussions; Tasting Sessions; Grand Taste tents offering food, wine and cocktail samples from
local and regional artisans; and Harvest Night, which brings together signature dishes from
world-renowned chefs with live musical performances, curated by Kings of Leon.
"Nashville has proven to be an excellent host city for the Festival, showcasing some of the
nation's best and brightest chefs, wine & spirits professionals," said partner Ken Levitan. "We
are excited and proud that Music City Food + Wine Festival is back for a second year."
"We are looking forward to building upon the success of the inaugural year with more chefs
from Nashville and across the South, and with new names like Tyler Florence and the simply
amazing Morimoto, the food should be even more exciting and diverse this year," said Jonathan
Waxman. "We will endeavor to present exciting panels, wildly funny demos, dynamic tasting
tents and a fantastic Harvest night celebration."
"Harvest Night is going to be a great evening of food, fun and music," said Kings of Leon's
Nathan Followill. "Expect a wide variety of the sounds that make Nashville 'Music City'!"
At Saturday night's signature event at Walk of Fame Park, Harvest Night, attendees will have
the opportunity to sample signature dishes from award-winning chefs while experiencing
live performances, curated by Kings of Leon, showcasing Nashville's legendary music scene.
Featured chefs include: Sean Brock (Husk); Ashley Christensen (AC Restaurants); Tyler Florence (Chef & TV Personality); Amanda Freitag (Empire Diner); Michael Hudman & Andy Ticer (Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen & Hog and Hominy); Mike Lata (FIG & The Ordinary); Tim Love (Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Queenie's Steakhouse, Love Shack & White Elephant Saloon); Masaharu Morimoto (Morimoto Restaurants); Aarón Sánchez (Chef & TV Personality); Alon Shaya (Domenica); Frank Stitt (Chef & Restaurateur); Michael Symon (Chef, Restaurateur & TV Personality); Levon Wallace (Proof on Main); Jonathan Waxman (Adele's by Jonathan Waxman & Barbuto); and Andrew Zimmern (Chef & TV Personality). Musical guests will be announced summer 2014.
Featuring different chefs and restaurants on Saturday, September 20, and Sunday, September
21, the Grand Taste tents at Public Square Park will give attendees the opportunity to meet
some of the city's top chefs, while sampling dishes from a diverse line-up of restaurants,
including Kahlil Arnold (Arnold's Country Kitchen); Roderick Bailey (The Silly Goose); Matt
Bolus (404 Kitchen); Carey Bringle (Peg Leg Porker); Tyler Brown (Capitol Grille); Larry
Carlile (Silo); Trey Cioccia (The Farm House); Daniel Dillingham & George Harvell (Loveless
Café); Lisa Donovan (Buttermilk Road & Husk Nashville); Matt Farley (The Southern Steak &
Oyster); Jay Flatley (Tavern); Sarah Gavigan (Otaku South); Robert Grace (Kayne Prime); Josh
Habiger (Pinewood Social); Hal M. Holden-Bache (Lockeland Table); John Lasater (Hattie B's
Hot Chicken); Andrew Little (Josephine); Pat Martin (Martin's BBQ); Todd Alan Martin (The
Treehouse); Margot McCormack (Marché & Margot Café & Bar); Trevor Moran (Catbird Seat);
Arnold Myint; Deb Paquette (Etch); James Peisker & Chris Carter (Porter Road Butcher); Nick
Pellegrino (Mangia Nashville); Charles Phillips (1808 Grille); Giovanni Francescotti (Giovanni
Ristorante); Barclay Stratton (Merchant's Restaurant); Tandy Wilson (City House); and Karl
Worley (Biscuit Love Truck). The Grand Taste schedule will be announced in August.
Throughout the weekend, attendees will have the opportunity to get up close and personal as
top chefs offer interactive and engaging cooking demonstrations, including: Ashley Christensen,
Tyler Florence, Amanda Freitag, Mike Lata, Tim Love, Masaharu Morimoto, Aarón Sánchez,
Michael Symon, Jonathan Waxman, Trisha Yearwood, and Andrew Zimmern. The schedule
and full list of cooking demonstrations will be released in June.
Listen in as the festival's chefs, wine and spirits experts have dynamic conversations during a
series of intimate and interactive panel discussions, ranging from Kitchen Disasters and Prep
Playlist to Southern Roots and Tales from the Road. Panelists and moderators will be announced in July.
Tickets & More Information:
Music City Food + Wine Festival ticket options include a Saturday Day Pass, Sunday Day Pass, Harvest Night Pass or All-In Pass; all attendees must be 21 years of age or older.
The Saturday Day Pass ($150 per person) includes single-day access to Saturday, September
20 festival programming at Public Square Park, including cooking demonstrations, wine, beer &
spirits tastings, intimate panel discussions, book signings and Saturday's Grand Taste tents.
The Sunday Day Pass ($150 per person) includes single-day access to Sunday, September 21
festival programming at Public Square Park, including cooking demonstrations, wine, beer &
spirits tastings, intimate panel discussions, book signings and Sunday's Grand Taste tents.
Harvest Night ($225 per person) passes are available for the first-time as a stand-alone ticket
option. Hosted at the Walk of Fame Park in downtown Nashville, Saturday's Harvest Night
will offer guests the opportunity to sample signature dishes from over 15 of the nation's most
decorated chefs, paired with live music, curated by Kings of Leon.
The All-In Pass ($500 per person) enables guests to experience the full weekend of Music City
Food + Wine Festival, including access to cooking demonstrations, wine, beer & spirits tastings, intimate panel discussions, Saturday & Sunday's Grand Taste tents, Saturday's Harvest Night (held at Walk of Fame Park), and a one-year FOOD & WINE Magazine Subscription (US Only).
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