Per Matt
Middle Tennessee prepares for celebrity chefs, panels, demos and an incredible variety of craft beer, wine and mixed drinks to pair with gourmet cuisine at the 2016 Music City Food + Wine Festival.

The fourth-annual event returns on Saturday, September 17 and Sunday the 18th, appearing at Bicentennial Park and Walk of Fame Park. Throughout the weekend-long festival, the cup runneth over with artisanal food, craft spirits and a fun atmosphere that offers something for everybody. Foodies will enjoy the diverse selection of snacks, those looking for cooking and baking tips can learn a bit from demonstrations straight from the experts, gourmet professionals appear via the Chef Showcase to give advice to attendees… and then there’s all the fun events.

All the fun begins on Saturday at 11 am at Bicentennial Park and wrapping up at 4 pm. This leads up to Harvest Night, which happens from 7:00-11:00 pm at Walk of Fame Park, where signature dishes from world-renowned chefs with live music curated by Kings of Leon will take place. The event continues on Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm, which is when the good times really begin.

I attended last year’s Music City Food + Wine Festival, which was an incredible event. Being a first-time visitor to the event, I didn’t really know what to expect. There were so many food and drink options to check out, there really weren’t any bad options offered. I only wish I could have spent more time at each area, but that was impossible. I wanted to experience everything possible. Martin’s BBQ and Friends was y favorite area of the festival to visit. Pitmaster Pat Martin hosts a barbecue feast for everyone to enjoy. He has carefully selected his chef friends who know all about low and slow cooking, offering whole lamb, whole hog, whole goat, beef ribs, whole fish, coal-roasted root vegetables and much more throughout the day.

Photo Courtesy of Music City Food + Wine

Photo Courtesy of Music City Food + Wine

The extreme highlight of last year’s festival was attending the Gospel Brunch on Sunday. This unique event pairs the incredible musical talents of Gale Mayes along with a morning feast that includes coffee by Eighth and Roast, Bloody Marys by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, or pair a Hendrick’s Snapper and an Aperol Spritzer with some great Hattie B’s legendary Nashville Hot Chicken!

There’s plenty of craft beer to sample throughout the two-day event, including selections by:
– Blackberry Farm
– Devils Backbone Brewing Company
– Grayton Beer Company
– Guinness
– Hap & Harry’s
– Jackalope Brewing Company
– Old Tankard Ale
– Radeberger
– Starr Hill Brewery
– Stella Artois
– Yazoo Brewing Company
– Yee-Haw Brewing Company

DJ Mel will be spinning music all day long at the event, which I encourage everyone to attend. It’s one of my favorite annual events happening in Nashville, Tennessee, that I can’t bare to miss. I hope to see you there!

Tickets are still available. Click on the link below to get more information.

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Music City Food + Wine Information