Kathie Lee Gifford, Martina McBride & More Join Music City Food + Wine Festival

Kathie Lee Gifford and Martina McBride will join James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef/author Scott Conant and restaurateur, chef, TV host, author and producer Tyler Florence along with a host of the city’s top chefs and restaurants for the 2019 Music City Food +Wine Festival Sept. 20-22.

Gifford, an Emmy award winner, New York Times best-selling author, and wine enthusiast will conduct an interactive tasting of her eponymous GIFFT Wines created in partnership with Scheid Family Wines over the course of the weekend in the Meet the Maker tent. Additionally, 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.

McBride, 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 they make for their own families when they’re entertaining at home. McBride is also the author of two cookbooks: Martina’s Kitchen Mix: My Recipe Playlist for Real Life and Around the Table, which she’ll sign during her Book Signing. Multiple cookbook author Florence will also take part in a Book Signing and Saturday’s Harvest Night.

Conant, who was also a Food & Wine Best New Chef, will lead an interactive Cooking Demo, host a Book Signing and serve a signature dish featuring his award-winning Italian cuisine, during Harvest Night.

Music City Food + Wine Festival is proud to announce the addition of some of the city’s most beloved chefs and restaurants, including chefs Brandon Frohne (Holler & Dash Biscuit House); Genevieve Ingham (Sur La Table); Jay Pennington (Urban Grub); Jeffery Chambless Rhodes (Liberty Common); and Andrew Wiseheart (Lady Bird), who will be cooking Friday, September 20.

Sunday’s Gospel Brunch will also welcome chefs RJ Cooper (Saint Stephen); Laurence Faber (The Barn at Blackberry Farm); Romain Fournel (Stompin Grounds Market); Genevieve Ingham; and Emma Livingston (The Old School Nashville), each serving up Sunday brunch favorites.

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. For more information visit musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com.


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