It’s no secret that the food and drink scene in Nashville has taken off in recent years. Music City has certainly put itself on the map of culinary hotspots, thanks to an influx of big name chefs and a mix of rustic and upscale restaurant openings. That’s why the annual Music City Food & Wine Festival – taking place over next weekend, September 20–21 – is an event you won’t want to miss.
The festivities will kick off on Saturday, September 20 with Harvest Night, an evening that will bring together signature dishes from world-renowned chefs and live performances by distinguished artists. Hosted by Comedy Central’s Ben Hoffman, the event will feature Kings of Leon (co-founders of the festival), Michael McDonald, Jamey Johnson, Charles Kelley, Hunter Hayes, Phosphorescenet, Ashley Monroe, Brendan Benson, Jessie Baylin, Billy Joe Shaver, Bobby Bare Sr., Bobby Bare Jr., Clare Bowen, The McCrary Sisters, Moon Taxi, The Watson Twins and other special guests. Food will be provided by some of the country’s most celebrated chefs, including Sean Brock, Ashley Christensen, Tyler Florence, Amanda Freitag, Masaharu Morimoto, Aarón Sánchez, Tim Love, Jonathan Waxman (read our recent interview with him here), Michael Symon and Andrew Zimmern.
Passes for the event at the Walk of Fame Park – available for the first time as a stand-alone ticket option ($225) – can be purchased on the festival’s website.
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