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The Music City Food + Wine is One Month Away! Here are Five Things to Look Forward To

Tickets on Sale Now for Seventh Annual Festival, September 20 – 22, 2019

Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, Music City Food + Wine Festival brings together the stars of Nashville’s culinary scene with acclaimed chefs and beverage experts from around the South and across the country at-large.  Here are the five things we looking forward to the most at this years Music City Food + Wine!

Friday Night Throwdown, featuring celebrity sous chefs from the Nashville Predators and the Tennessee Titans

Kathie Lee Gifford, will MC the Friday Night Throwdown, which pairs chefs Carla Hall (author, TV personality) and Tim Love (Lonesome Dove Western Bistro, Woodshed Smokehouse, Queenie’s Steakhouse, Love Shack, White Elephant Saloon, Gemelle)as they go head-to-head in a lively cooking demo, captaining teams featuring celebrity sous chefs from the Nashville Predators and Tennessee Titans. Each team’s charity of choice will receive a charitable donation, with the winning team earning an additional donation.

The Star-Studded Harvest Night

Saturday September 21, 2019 7PM – 9:30PM Walk Of Fame Park

Harvest Night is ther signature Saturday night dine-around at Walk of Fame Park, featuring some of the most acclaimed chefs in Nashville and across the country. Sip on top-tier beer, wine, and cocktails while you dance the night away under the Nashville stars!


Rick Bayless | Frontera Grill

Jess Benefield & Trey Burnette | Two Ten Jack, The Green Pheasant

Matt Bolus | The 404 Kitchen

Scott Conant | Mora Italian

Tyler Florence | Restaurateur, Chef, TV Host, Author, Media Producer

Sarah Grueneberg | Monteverde

Carla Hall | TV Personality, Chef, Author

Matt Hyland | EMILY, EMMY Squared, VIOLET

JJ Johnson | Fieldtrip, Henry at Life Hotel

Cheetie Kumar | Garland

Tim Love | Lonesome Dove Western Bistro

Margot McCormack | Margot Café & Bar, Marche

Rob Newton | Gray & Dudley

Deb Paquette | Etch, etc.

Aarón Sánchez | Jonny Sánchez

Jonathan Waxman | Barbuto, Jams, Adele’s, Brezza Cucina

Tandy Wilson | City House

Sunday’s Gospel Brunch

Sunday, September 22, 2019 12PM – 2PM Walk Of Fame Park

Lift your spirits. The Gospel Brunch is back and tapped with a stellar lineup of chefs to prepare their Sunday best for you – Southern classics, creative brunch fare, and everything in between. Get a jump start on your day with eye-opening cocktails, wine, coffee, and a spirited live gospel brunch performance. Have your camera ready for a gorgeous event at Walk of Fame Park– no Instagram filters needed. We know Sunday’s feast will be a memorable and delicious event.


Skylar Buch | Edible Nashville

RJ Cooper | Saint Stephen

Katie Coss | Husk

Laurence Faber | Blackberry Farm

Romain Fournel | Stompin’ Grounds Restaurant & Market

Genevieve Ingham | Sur La Table

Emma Livingston | The Old School Nashville

Claire Meneely | Dozen Bakery

Rob Newton | Gray & Dudley

Jonathan Searle | Proof on Main

Ryder Zetts | Star Rover Sound

The Grand Taste

All weekend long, mingle with chefs and indulge in artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits from 80+ purveyors at The Grand Taste.

The food and lifestyle purveyors scheduled to participate include: 5Church Charlotte + Charleston; Cannon Bevco; Carrabba's Italian Grill; Cayman Islands; Charleston Mix; City Winery; Deacon's New South; Ellington's Mid Way Bar & Grill; Goo Goo Clusters; Hammer Stahl; Kerrygold; O-Ku; Olive + Sinclair; Nueske's; Red Clay Hot Sauce; and True Food Kitchen.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to sample numerous wines, spirits and beers from across the globe, including: 3 Badge Enology Cedar + Salmon; Blue Chair Bay Rum; Cakebread Cellars; City Winery; Chattanooga Whiskey; Delicato Family Vineyards; Dewar's; Elouan Wines; Erath; Ferrari-Carano; Fess Parker Winery; Fling Craft Cocktails; Flor de Caña Rum; Four Roses Bourbon; Francis Ford Coppola Winery; GIFFT Wines; Heavens Hill Elijah Craig Bourbon; Hi-Wire Brewing; Hudson Baby Bourbon; Ironstone Vineyards; JNSQ; JUSTIN Winery; Klinker Brick Winery; Landmark Vineyards; Michael David Winery; Mike's Hard Lemonade; Oak Farm Vineyards; Oak Ridge Winery; Old Dominick Distillery; Palm Bay Mon Frère Wines; Provence Rosè; Sequoia Grove Winery; Sugarlands Distilling Company; Thomas Allen Wine; Three Finger Jack; Tito's Handmade Vodka; Treasury Wine Estates; Trinchero Family Estates; Uncle Nearest 1856; White Claw Hard Seltzer; and Wölffer Estate Vineyard.

Adele's Red Sorghum, charred corn, heirloom cherry tomato, jalapeno jam, cilantro pesto, coriander blossom

Chef Demos

Over 40 demos and tasting sessions stocked with kitchen secrets, insider tips, and more — straight from chefs, experts, and sommeliers.

Martina McBride, the Nashville-based Country Music star, multiple GRAMMY Award nominee and host of Martina’s Table on Food Network, will join fellow TV host Tyler Florence for a spirited joint Cooking Demo on Friday night. McBride and Florence will join forces and share some of their favorite recipes to make for their own families when they’re entertaining at home

Hattie B's ot chicken & corn salad and hot chicken pozole

Tickets & More Information:

Music City Food + Wine Festival ticket options include an All-In Ticket, as well as Friday Evening Ticket, Saturday Ticket, Harvest Night Ticket, and Gospel Brunch Ticket. All attendees must be 21 years of age or older.  Ticket prices are inclusive of all food and drink.

The All-In Ticket ($525 per person) enables guests to experience the full weekend of Music City Food + Wine Festival programming, including Friday and Saturday festival access; the Friday Night Throwdown; interactive cooking demos & book signings; hands-on beer, wine and cocktail tasting sessions; tastes from Nashville’s best chefs & restaurants; access to Saturday’s Harvest Night and Sunday’s Gospel Brunch.

The Friday Evening Ticket ($165 per person) includes single-day access to Friday, September 20 Festival programming at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, includinginteractive cooking demos & book signings; Friday Night Throwdown; hands-on beer, wine and cocktail tasting sessions; tastes from over Nashville’s best chefs & restaurants; and more.

The Saturday Ticket ($165 per person) includes single-day access to Saturday, September 21 festival programming at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, includinginteractive cooking demos & book signings; hands-on beer, wine and cocktail tasting sessions; tastes from Nashville’s best chefs & restaurants; and more.

Harvest Night Ticket ($275 per person) is available as a stand-alone ticket option for Saturday evening, September 21.  Harvest Night brings together signature dishes from world-renowned chefs from Nashville and across the country with a live musical performance.

Gospel Brunch ($85 per person) is available as a stand-alone ticket for Sunday, September 22, at Walk of Fame Park. Gospel Brunch features a dynamic roster of restaurants and chefs serving creative brunch favorites. Get a jump-start on the day with eye-opening cocktails, wine, coffee, and a spirited live gospel brunch performance.

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Music City Food + Wine is generously sponsored by: Nashville Convention + Visitors Bureau, Toyota and FOOD & WINE.

About Music City Food + Wine Festival:

Music City Food + Wine Festival is produced by founding partners Vector Management, GRAMMY-award winning artists Kings of Leon, world-renowned chef Jonathan Waxman and Austin-based C3 Presents – producer of Lollapalooza in Chicago’s Grant Park, and Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin’s Zilker Park.

About FOOD & WINE:

FOOD & WINE is the ultimate authority on the best of what’s new in food, drink, travel, design and entertaining. FOOD & WINE has an extensive social media following on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Snapchat. FOOD & WINE includes a monthly magazine in print and digital; a website,; a books division; plus newsletters, clubs, events, dinnerware and cookware. FOOD & WINE is a registered trademark of TI Inc. Affluent Media Group, a subsidiary of Meredith Corporation.


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