The first Music City Eats (Nashville Food, Wine & Spirits) Festival will take place September 21-22, 2013, at the downtown Public Square Park in Nashville, Tennessee. This is going to be a fun packed, two day festival, which will feature many local Nashville chefs and top celebrity chefs. Nashville is well known for newly inspired chefs who have made their mark in the culinary field. Popular local restaurants and their awe inspiring chefs currently include:
- The Catbird Seat – Erik Anderson and John Habiger
- Pegleg Porker – Carey Bringle
- The Southern – Matt Farley
- Otaku South – Sarah Gavigan
- The Barn at Blackberry Farm – Joseph Lenn
- Martin’s Barbecue – Pat Martin
- Etch – Deb Paquette
- Giovanni Ristorante – Giovanni Pinato
- Merchants – Barclay Stratton
- City House – Tandy Wilson
- Location: War Memorial Plaza & Auditorium
- When: September 21-22, 2013
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- Tickets: Click Here
Shop, Taste, and Drink At The Same Time:
Popular Tennessee wine, beer, whiskey and other wonderful libations will also be served from wineries and distilleries known as Kenny Chesney’s Blue Chair Bay Rum, the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, the Terrapin Beer Company, Deep Eddy Vodka, and Willett Bourbon. Intimate cooking discussions and chats with the chefs are afforded to the attendees. Residents and visitors will sample the delicious dishes prepared by renowned chefs, take part in cooking demonstrations, attend book signings, and be able to purchase top shelf cutlery and cooking utensils.
Tom Petty and Cast:
Music City can’t invite people to their Music City Eats Festival without providing proper music that lives up to Nashville’s reputation. You must attend the “Petty Fest Nashville” review at the War Memorial Auditorium, where Hall of Famers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, will be jamming on stage with other top musicians. This stage show will take place on Sunday, September 22nd, from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. The current musical line-up includes Buddy Miller, Butch Walker, Cabin Down Below Band, Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae, Cyle Barnes and Samuel Williams of The Weeks, Emmylou Harris, Erika Wennerstrom (“The Heartless Bastards Band”); Jakob Dylan; Kings of Leon; Norah Jones, Patrick Carney (“The Black Keys”), Rodney Crowell; Ruby Amanfu, and The Whigs.
Top Chefs on a Grand Scale:
An additional attraction, which is sure to be on the schedule in years to come, is the chef inspired “Harvest Night.” This is the night where culinary giants like John Besh, Tom Colicchio, and Giada De Laurentis will provide top-classing cooking demonstrations. This event will take place on Saturday, September 21st. [Check Out the Full Schedule]
Historic Nashville and Its Growing History:
Just like its musical history, Nashville has witnessed an explosion of culinary talent that has been waiting for its own spotlight. The Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine, and Spirits Festival is a creative and collaborative design by chefs Jonathan Waxman, Tim Love, Caleb and Nathan Followill of Kings of Leon. There are two options for purchasing tickets, which involve a “2-Day Pass” for $275, which encompasses the cooking demos and panel discussions, libation tastings, and a free 1-year subscription to Food and Wine magazine. The “All-In Pass” price is $500, for residents and visitors to partake in all events and activities for Saturday and Sunday, as well as the Harvest Night and the Petty Fest.