Tips For The Weekend

The 2015 Music City Food + Wine Festival is almost here!

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Locations

The Grand Tasting, Chef Showcase and all demos and panels are located in downtown Nashville at Bicentennial Park.

Saturday night’s Harvest Night is located at nearby Walk of Fame Park.

Sunday’s Gospel Brunch is also located at Bicentennial Park.


Festival Map

Check out the 2015 Event Map below for Bicentennial Park! Be in the know before you go.

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Festival Hours

On Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th, the gates at Bicentennial Park will open at 11:00am and close at 4:00pm.

Saturday’s Harvest Night takes place between 7:00pm and 11:00pm at Walk of Farm Park and Sunday’s Gospel Brunch is from 11:00pm until 12:00pm at The Grand Tasting at Bicentennial Park.


Picking Up Your Passes

Passes may be picked up at the Box Office, located just inside the entrance of Bicentennial Park. Harvest Night Passes can be picked up at the Walk of Fame Park Box Office, located just inside the entrance of the park.

BOX OFFICE HOURS

Bicentennial Park
Saturday, September 19th – Sunday, September 20th
9am – 4pm

Walk of Fame Park
Saturday, September 19th
6pm – 10pm

You’ll need both your Pass and ID to access the festival, so don’t leave home without them!

Feel free to swing by the Bicentennial Park Box Office in advance of the weekend on Friday, September 18th between 9am-6pm, but remember that we’ll also be fully staffed & open during regular festival hours as well, so you can just stop by on your way in to the fest with ease on Saturday or Sunday!


Getting Here

Please be aware that sections of I-40 will be closed periodically throughout the weekend so be prepared to take alternate routes. Maps for directions to each event location can be found on our Getting Here page.

Uber is partnering with Music City Food + Wine Festival to get attendees safely to and from the festivities and there will be a designated Uber pickup/drop-off lane for maximum efficiency. New users can use the promo code “FOODWINE” to receive a ride worth up to $20.

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Parking

On Saturday and Sunday, guests may park for free in the state employee parking lot located at the corner of 6th Avenue and Harrison Street. Additional parking may also be found in the state parking lots located around the State Capitol.

ADA parking is available on a first-come first-served basis at the corner of 5th Avenue North and Harrison Street for persons with state issued license plate, placard or decal.


Where To Stay

The newly renovated Renaissance Nashville Hotel, located in the heart of the city, is the official hotel of the 2015 Music City Food + Wine Festival. Check their website for more information on rates and availability.


Plan Your Schedule

Be sure to check out the schedule before the weekend to plan out your preferred, demos, panels and activities. Seating begins 15 minutes prior to each demo and will be on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to arrive early!


Meet The Talent

Meet your favorite chefs and pick up a signed cookbook! Swing by the Book Signing Tent on both Saturday and Sunday, then head to the Festival Store to check out our 2015 festival merchandise and take home your own copy of other featured books by the Festival’s top chefs and talent!


What To Wear

Nashville has been seeing sunny days in the 70’s and 80’s which cool off to the 50’s at night, so be sure to carry extra layers for nighttime. Be sure to follow Music City Food + Wine Festival on social media (links below) for weather-related updates.

Remember that Bicentennial Park and Walk of Fame Park are grass-covered and not ideal terrain for high heels. Most importantly, dress comfortably so you can maximize your time at the festival!

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Connect With Us

Follow along the festival fun all weekend and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Remember to use the festival hashtag when sharing your photos: #musiccityfw.