The 2018 Music City Food + Wine Festival is almost here! Find out everything you need to know before you head to the festival.


Bicentennial Park

Friday Night, Saturday Day and all demos and panels are located in downtown Nashville at Bicentennial Park.

Bicentennial Park

Walk of Fame Park

Saturday night’s Harvest Night and Sunday’s Gospel Brunch are located at nearby Walk of Fame Park.

Walk of Fame Park


Picking Up Your Tickets

Tickets may be picked up at the Bicentennial Park Box Office, located at the entrance of the festival on 6th Ave. between James Robertson Parkway and Harrison Street. Harvest Night and Gospel Brunch tickets 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. 2018 Box Office hours are:

Bicentennial Park Box Office
Thursday, 9/13: 12pm-7pm
Friday, 9/14: 3pm-9pm
Saturday, 9/15: 9am-3pm

Walk of Fame Park Box Office
Saturday, 9/15: 5:30pm-8pm
Sunday, 9/16: 11am-12:30pm

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

Festival Hours

  • Friday, September 14th: the gates at Bicentennial Park will open at 6:00pm and close at 10:00pm.
  • Saturday, September 15th: the gates at Bicentennial Park will open at 11:00am and close at 4:00pm.
  • Saturday, September 15th: Harvest Night takes place between 7:00pm and 10:30pm at Walk of Fame Park.
  • Sunday, September 16th: Gospel Brunch is from 12:00pm until 2:00pm at Walk of Fame Park.

    Check out our list of prohibited items and a few answers to frequently asked questions before you head to the park for easier entry through security.

    ALL bags will be searched before entry. Bags will be restricted to small purses, totes and drawstring bags only. Bag size may not exceed 14” x 11” x 5” (35cm x 28cm x 12cm) and must have no more than one singular pocket or opening. Backpacks and bags with multiple pockets are prohibited. Patrons should be prepared to have their bags searched each time they enter the festival and should plan for extra time to get through security.

    21+ ONLY:
    Children of any age are not allowed at the festival, even with a parent or guardian. This event is strictly 21 and up.


    Check out the 2018 Festival Map below for Bicentennial Park! Be in the know before you go.


    Lyft Ride Discounts

    We’ve partnered with Lyft as the official ridesharing partner of Music City Food + Wine 2018. Save 15% off 2 rides to/from the festival by entering the code MCFW18.

    The official Lyft pick-up and drop off spot for the festival is at 6th and Harrison, and the official Lyft pick-up and drop off spot for Harvest Night & Gospel Brunch is at 4th and Demonbreun.


    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!


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


    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.

This article was posted on August 28, 2018