Music City Food + Wine Festival
September 15-17, 2017
Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park
GRAMMY-Award winning artists Kings of Leon, James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef Jonathan Waxman, Vector Management's Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn, and C3 Presents are pleased to announce the fifth annual Music City Food + Wine Festival, September 15-17, 2017, offering expanded festival programming, including the addition of a Friday Night Grand Taste Pavilion, more chefs than ever before at Saturday Night’s Harvest Night, the return of Gospel Brunch, Martin's BBQ and Friends, and the popular Pappy Hour.
2017 Participating Chefs Include:
Andrew Zimmern • Marcus Samuelsson • Hugh Acheson • Jonathan Waxman • Susan Feniger • Tim Love • John Besh • Cassidee Dabney • Alon Shaya • Andrew Curren • Jimmy Bannos • Jimmy Bannos Jr. • Maneet Chauhan • Tandy Wilson • Matt Bolus • Joseph Lenn • Sean Brock • Deb Paquette • Pat Martin • Sarah Gavigan • Levon Wallace • Karl Worley • Brandon Chavannes • Margot McCormack • Nick Hertel • Matt Farley • Nina Sayasack • Andrew Rodriguez • Trey Burnette + Jessica Benefield • Jay Flatley • Crystal De Luna-Bogan • Brian Lea • Preston Van Winkle • Tony Galzin • Kristin Beringson • Nathan Duensing • Jason Zygmont • Brandon Frohne • Tyler Saracino • Jess Lambert • Daniel James Lindley • Kyle Patterson • David Tieman • Andrew Little • Hal M. Holden-Bache • Giovanni Pinato • Trey Cioccia • Jess Rossbach • Nick Pellegrino • RJ Cooper • Daniel Herget • Joshua Simpson • Carey Bringle • Tyler Brown • Chris Carter + James Peisker
Music City Food + Wine Festival brings together stars of Nashville’s culinary scene with acclaimed regional and national chefs, wine and spirits experts. Programming will include the Grand Taste Pavilion, held at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park on Friday, September 15, from 6-10pm, and Saturday, September 16, from 11am–4pm. The Grand Taste Pavilion will offer interactive cooking demonstrations, engaging panel discussions, intimate Tasting Sessions, a dynamic line-up of more than 20 local chefs a day preparing signature dishes in the Chef Showcase, Book Signings, and more. Find out more.
See the lineup for Panel Discussions and Tasting Sessions.
Learn from the best. Chefs like Levon Wallace, Lisa Donovan, Jason Zygmont, John Besh, and others will participate in cooking demos and discussion panels on Friday and Saturday. See the full schedule.
The Grand Taste is a tasting event on Friday and Saturday from Nashville's top restaurants paired with wine, beer, and spirits from standout national and international beverage creators. Guests are invited to The Grand Taste to take a bite out of Nashville's finest culinary creations. More information.
Harvest Night brings together signature dishes from world-renowned chefs with live music at Music City Walk of Fame Park. Delectable food paired with amazing music make for a true Music City experience. Find out more.
On Friday and Saturday, join Martin's Bar-B-Que pitmaster, Pat Martin, for an outdoor barbecue at Bicentennial Capitol State Mall Park. Everything will be cooked over fire including a whole lamb, whole hog, whole goat, beef ribs, whole fish, and more. While you taste these delicious items you have the opportunity to hear the various techniques from Pat Martin and some of his good friends who have perfected the art of slow roasting. Find out more.
On Saturday, Preston Van Winkle of Old Rip Van Winkle Distillery will offer an exclusive tasting at this year's Music City Food + Wine Festival. He is the great-grandson of iconic bourbon maker Julian P. "Pappy" Van Winkle. Find out more.
Sunday morning, wake up to a spirited live gospel brunch with an amazing performance by Gale Mayes and eye-opening cocktails. The event will take place at Music City Walk of Fame Park offering a perfect setting for a picture perfect moment in Nashville. Find out more.
- All-In Ticket
The All-In ticket full weekend of Music City Food + Wine Festival programming, including Friday evening and Saturday festival access; the Grand Taste Pavilion's cooking demos and panel discussions with local and national chefs, wine & spirits experts, and sommeliers; more than 80 beer, wine, cocktail, and culinary tastings; access to Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint and Friends; and access to Saturday's Harvest Night.
- 1-Day Ticket
Friday tickets and Saturday tickets offer single-day admission to enjoy panels, demonstrations, and tastings.
- Harvest Night Pass
Harvest Night tickets include access to the Music City Food + Wine Festival's Harvest Night food and music events.
- Gospel Brunch
Gospel Brunch tickets include access to the Music City Food + Wine Festival's Gospel Brunch on Sunday featuring creative brunch dishes with cocktails, wine, and coffee. Plus, a live gospel musical performance led by Gale Mayes.
Visit musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com/tickets to purchase your tickets.
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