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Music City Food + Wine Festival announced former television host and Franklin resident Kathie Lee Gifford and Country Music icon Martina McBride will join James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef/author Scott Conant (Mora Italian), Tyler Florence, restaurateur, chef, TV host, author and media producer, along with a host of the city’s top chefs and restaurants, for the 2019 Festival, September 20-22, 2019.

Kathie Lee will conduct an interactive tasting of her 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. More details will be announced later this month.

Martina McBride, the Nashville-based Country Music star, multiple GRAMMY Award-nominee and 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.

Scott 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.

Tickets & More Information
The All-In Ticket ($525 per person) enables guests to experience the full weekend of Music City Food + Wine Festival programming, including Friday and Saturday festival access; the Friday Night Throwdown; interactive cooking demos & book signings; hands-on beer, wine and cocktail tasting sessions; tastes from Nashville’s best chefs & restaurants; access to Saturday’s Harvest Night and Sunday’s Gospel Brunch.

The Friday Evening Ticket ($165 per person) includes single-day access to Friday, September 20 Festival programming at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, including interactive cooking demos & book signings; Friday Night Throwdown; hands-on beer, wine and cocktail tasting sessions; tastes from over Nashville’s best chefs & restaurants; and more.

The Saturday Ticket ($165 per person) includes single-day access to Saturday, September 21 festival programming at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park, including interactive cooking demos & book signings; hands-on beer, wine and cocktail tasting sessions; tastes from Nashville’s best chefs & restaurants; and more.

Harvest Night Ticket ($275 per person) is available as a stand-alone ticket option for Saturday evening, September 21.  Harvest Night brings together signature dishes from world-renowned chefs from Nashville and across the country with a live musical performance.

Gospel Brunch ($85 per person) is available as a stand-alone ticket for Sunday, September 22, at Walk of Fame Park. Gospel Brunch features a dynamic roster of restaurants and chefs serving creative brunch favorites. Get a jump-start on the day with eye-opening cocktails, wine, coffee, and a spirited live gospel brunch performance.

For more information, please visit http://www.musiccityfoodandwinefestival.com.

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