Kings of Leon’s Nathan and Caleb Followill, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn, Chef Jonathan Waxman and C3 Presents are set to debut Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine and Spirits Festival. The two-day festival will take place Sept. 21-22; tickets will go on sale Friday (May 17) at 10 a.m. CT at musiccityeats.com.
The festival will bring together restaurant showcases, cooking demonstrations, panel discussions, and wine, beer and spirits tastings.
Music City Eats features a lineup of prominent chefs, including: Erik Anderson & Josh Habiger (The Catbird Seat); Carey Bringle (Pegleg Porker); Matt Farley (The Southern); Sarah Gavigan (Otaku South); Joseph Lenn (The Barn at Blackberry Farm); Pat Martin (Martin’s Barbecue); Deb Paquette (Etch); Giovanni Pinato (Giovanni Ristorante); Barclay Stratton (Merchants); Tandy Wilson (City House); and more to be announced.
A signature event of Music City Eats is Saturday night (Sept. 21)’s Harvest Night presented by CITI and Petty Fest presented by Jameson at War Memorial Plaza and Auditorium. Paying tribute to the legendary music of Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Petty Fest Nashville celebrates all things Petty, and will be hosted by the Kings of Leon and the Cabin Down Below band, along with many other very special guests.
Featured chefs at Harvest Night will include: John Besh (Besh Restaurant Group); Tom Colicchio (Craft Restaurants, Riverpark); Giada De Laurentiis (Chef, Author); Mike Lata (FIG, The Ordinary); Edward Lee (610 Magnolia, Milkwood); Donald Link (Herbsaint, Cochon, Butcher, Calcasieu, Peche); Tim Love (The Lonesome Dove, Queenie’s, Woodshed Smokehouse, Love Shack, White Elephant Saloon); Aaron Sanchez (Mestizo); Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo (Animal, Son of a Gun); Nancy Silverton (Pizzeria Mozza, Osteria Mozza); Michael Symon (Lola, Lolita, Roast, B Spot); Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto); and Trisha Yearwood (Musician, Author).
“We love food as much as music and believe that Nashville can be a foodie haven if given the proper exposure to all of our great chef friends, which is why we are putting this festival on,” said Followill.
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