Music City Food + Wine Festival Tickets on Sale
Nashville’s Third Annual Festival, September 19-20, 2015, to Feature Star-Studded Line-up of Chefs, Wine & Spirits Experts, Live Music, Interactive Cooking Demos & More
Nashville, TN (May 13, 2015) – GRAMMY-Award winning artists Kings of Leon, world-renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, 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 third annual Music City Food + Wine Festival, September 19-20, 2015. Tickets go on sale today, May 13, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. CST, at http://www.musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com/tickets
"Nashville attracts creative people from musicians to chefs, and this festival showcases the city’s intersection as a global destination for culinary and music talent," Mayor Karl Dean said. "I want to thank Ken, the Kings of Leon and all the people involved for bringing this festival to life and staging it at our soon-to-open and beautiful Riverfront Park."
"It's that time of year to once again enjoy the great live music, food, wine, festivities and friends of Music City Food + Wine Festival," said Nathan Followill.
On Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20, the Festival will bring together superstars of Nashville’s local culinary scene with acclaimed national and regional chefs, wine and spirits experts. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Festival will feature cooking demonstrations and panel discussions; intimate Tasting Sessions; Grand Taste tents offering food, wine and cocktail samples from local and regional artisans; and Harvest Night, Saturday night’s signature event showcasing dishes from world-renowned chefs with live musical performances curated by Kings of Leon.
"Since founding the festival, we have watched Nashville evolve into a world-class culinary destination that pairs beautifully with the city’s unparalleled musical history,” said Ken Levitan. “We are honored to host some of the best and brightest chefs once again and provide a delicious forum in our backyard for residents and visitors alike to experience the best that our city has to offer.”
“It was important for all of the partners that we created a festival that was as fun for the participating chefs and beverage experts as it was for the attendees,” said Andy Mendelsohn. “We’re hitting our stride as we enter into our third year, and look forward to sharing great food, wine and music this September!”
Featuring different chefs and restaurants on Saturday, September 19, and Sunday, September 20, the Grand Taste tents at The Green at Riverfront 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.
The Grand Taste will feature dishes from some of Nashville’s best chefs, 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); Maneet Chauhan (Chauhan Ale & Masala House); Trey Cioccia (The Farm House); Rene De Leon (Le Sel); Lisa Donovan (Buttermilk Road); Matt Farley (The Southern Steak & Oyster and The Acme); Jay Flatley (Tavern); Giovanni Pinato (Giovanni Ristorante); Sarah Gavigan (Otaku South); Robert Grace (Kayne Prime); Josh Habiger (Strategic Hospitality); Hal M. Holden-Bache (Lockeland Table); John Lasater (Hattie B’s Hot Chicken); Dale Levitski (Sinema Nashville); Chris Lewallen (Silo); Andrew Little (Josephine); Duane Loftus (Merchant’s Restaurant); Todd Alan Martin (The Treehouse); Jason McConnell (McConnell Hospitality Group); Margot McCormack (Margot Café & Marche); Trevor Moran (The Catbird Seat); Deb Paquette (Etch & Truss Restaurant); James Peisker and Chris Carter (Porter Road Butcher); Nick Pellegrino (Mangia Nashville); Jeffrey Rhodes (Pinewood Social); Nick Seabergh (The Sutler Saloon); Kaelin Ulrich Trilling (Bajo Sexto Taco); Tandy Wilson (City House); and Karl Worley (Biscuit Love Brunch). The Grand Taste schedule and additional chefs will be announced summer 2015.
Harvest Night Presented by Infiniti:
At Saturday night’s signature event at Walk of Fame Park, Harvest Night Presented by Infiniti, attendees will have the opportunity to sample signature dishes from award-winning chefs while experiencing live musical performances, curated by Kings of Leon, showcasing Nashville’s legendary music scene.
Featured Harvest Night chefs include: Chris Bianco (Pizzeria Bianco); Sean Brock (Husk); Graham Elliot (Graham Elliot Bistro); Kelly English (Restaurant Iris); Carla Hall (Carla Hall’s Southern Kitchen); Linton Hopkins (Holeman & Finch Public House); Mike Lata (FIG & The Ordinary); Daniel Lindley (Alleia Restaurant); Tim Love (Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Queenie's Steakhouse, Love Shack & White Elephant Saloon); Matthew McClure (The Hive); Marcus Samuelsson (Red Rooster Harlem, Ginny’s Supper Club, Streetbird Rotisserie); Aarón Sánchez (Paloma & Johnny Sanchez); Michael Schwartz (Michael’s Genuine); Levon Wallace (Cochon Butcher); Jonathan Waxman (Adele’s by Jonathan Waxman, Bajo Sexto Taco & Barbuto); and Andrew Zimmern (Chef & TV Personality). Musical guests will be announced summer 2015.
“As our third Music City Food + Wine Festival approaches, it reinforces how proud I am to be a member of Nashville's amazing and vibrant culinary community,” said Jonathan Waxman. “Downtown Nashville is such a cool place these days, with the Convention Center, sports arena, and of course, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which all form the backdrop to our Festival, adding up to a truly Nashville event. We look forward to seeing everyone in September!”
Throughout the weekend at The Green at Riverfront Park, attendees will have the opportunity to get up close and personal as chefs lead interactive and engaging cooking demonstrations, including: Chris Bianco, Graham Elliot, Carla Hall, Linton Hopkins, Mike Lata, Tim Love, Marcus Samuelsson, Aarón Sánchez, Michael Schwartz, Levon Wallace, Jonathan Waxman, and Andrew Zimmern. The cooking demonstration topics will be released in June.
Panel Discussions & Tasting Sessions:
Listen in as the festival’s chefs, wine and spirits experts have dynamic conversations during a series of intimate and interactive panel discussions and tasting sessions. Panelists and moderators will be announced in the summer.
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 19 festival programming at The Green at Riverfront 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 20 festival programming at The Green at Riverfront Park, including cooking demonstrations, wine, beer & spirits tastings, intimate panel discussions, book signings and Sunday’s Grand Taste tents.
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, and Saturday & Sunday’s Grand Taste tents at The Green at Riverfront Park, as well as Saturday’s Harvest Night (held at Walk of Fame Park), and a one-year FOOD & WINE Magazine Subscription (US Only).
Harvest Night ($225 per person) passes are also available 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 16 of the nation’s most decorated chefs, paired with live music, curated by Kings of Leon.
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Music City Food + Wine Festival is generously sponsored by FOOD & WINE, Infiniti, Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau, Renaissance Hotel and KitchenAid.
About Music City Food + Wine Festival:
Music City Food + Wine Festival is produced by GRAMMY-award winning artists (and Nashville residents) Kings of Leon, world-renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, Vector Management's Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn, and Austin-based C3 Presents — producer of Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lollapalooza, Austin Food + Wine Festival and Chicago Food + Wine Festival.
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