Music City Eats Chef Lineup Announced

music city eats logo 111111Music City Eats: Nashville Food, Wine & Spirits Festival has announced the lineup for the festival’s grand tasting, Flavors of Nashville, which will be held Sept. 21-22 at downtown’s Public Square Park. The festival will showcase more than 25 of Nashville’s favorite chefs and restaurants, along with 40 different spirits from around the country and across the globe.

Festival attendees will be able to sample dishes from and chat with local chefs like Deb Paquette (Etch), Erik Anderson & Josh Habiger (The Catbird Seat), Philip R. Krajeck (Rolf & Daughters), Margot McCormack (Margot Café, Marché), and Tandy Wilson (City House) during the two-day epicurean extravaganza.

Libations will be flowing during the event as well. Kenny Chesney’s new Blue Chair Bay Rum, Deep Eddy Vodka, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Jameson Whiskey Partners, Silver Oak Cellars, Terrapin Beer Co., and Willett Bourbon are just a few of the vendors who will be on hand showcasing their wares at the new festival, which will also feature cooking demonstrations and panel discussions on four different stages at Public Square Park on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 22, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. by celeb chefs like Giada, Michael Symon, Aaron Sanchez, Jonathan Waxman, and Trisha Yearwood.

Music City Eats is the brainchild of Caleb and Nathan Followill of the Kings of Leon, chef Waxman, Austin-based C3 Presents (producer of Austin Food & Wine Festival,) and Vector Management‘s Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn. To purchase tickets, or for more information, visit

Saturday, September 21, 2013:

Participants will include Erik Anderson & Josh Habiger (The Catbird Seat); Kahlil Arnold (Arnold’s Country Kitchen); Carey Bringle (Peg Leg Porker); Larry Carlile (Silo); Robert Grace (Kayne Prime); Hal Holden-Bache (Lockeland Table); Philip R. Krajeck (Rolf & Daughters); Arnold Myint; Deb Paquette (Etch); Giovanni Pinato (Giovanni Ristorante); Barclay Stratton (Merchant’s Restaurant); and Tandy Wilson (City House).

Sunday, September 22, 2013:

Participants will include Roderick Bailey (The Silly Goose); Brian Bills (The Wild Hare); Matt Farley (The Southern); Jay Flatley (Tavern); Sarah Gavigan (Otaku South); John Lasater (Hattie B’s); Joseph Lenn (The Barn at Blackberry Farm); Pat Martin (Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint); Margot McCormack (Margot Café, Marché); Nick Pellegrino (Mangia Nashville); and Charles Phillips (1808 Grille, Hutton Hotel).



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