Tips for the Weekend!

The 2016 Music City Food + Wine Festival is almost here!



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 The Grand Taste at Bicentennial Park.

Festival Map

Check out the 2016 Event Map below for Bicentennial Park! Be in the know before you go.


Festival Hours

On Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th, 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. Food will be served from 7-9pm and music will be from 9-11pm. Sunday’s Gospel Brunch is from 11:00pm until 12:30pm at The Grand Taste at Bicentennial Park.

Picking Up Your Passes

Passes may be picked up at the Box Office, located at the entrance of the festival on 6th Ave. between James Robertson Parkway and Harrison Street. Harvest Night Passes can be picked up at the Walk of Fame Park Box Office, located at the entrance of the festival on 4th Ave. between Demonbreun Street and Broadway.


Bicentennial Park
Thursday, September 15: 2PM-6PM
Friday, September 16: 9AM – 6PM
Saturday, September 17: 8AM – 4PM
Sunday, September 18: 8AM – 3PM

Walk of Fame Park
Saturday, September 18th
6pm – 9pm

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

Getting Here

Maps for directions to each event location can be found on our Getting Here page.

Lyft is partnering with Music City Food + Wine Festival to get attendees safely to and from the festivities. If you’re new to Lyft, get $10 off each of your first 2 rides with MCFOODWINE. Download the app to get started.

The official Lyft pick up and drop off spot for Bicentennial Park is at 6th Avenue and Harrison Street. The official Lyft pick up and drop off spot for Walk of Fame Park is at 4th Avenue and Demonbreun Street.

Heading in from out of town? Grab a seat on a Southwest plane and take advantage of low fares and nonstop flights. Find Southwest fares online only at

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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

Need a hotel? We’ve partnered with select hotels to offer our ticket holders discounted hotel rates over the festival weekend. When you book your hotel room through us, $2 per room night goes to Second Harvest Food Bank. Inventory is limited, so head to our hotel page to reserve your room now before they’re gone!

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 2016 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 60’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!


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: #MCFW.