The 2017 Music City Food + Wine Festival is almost here! Find out everything you need to know before you head to the festival.


The Grand Taste, 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 Walk of Fame Park.

Festival Map

Check out the 2017 Event Map below for Bicentennial Park! Be in the know before you go.

Festival Hours

On Friday, September 15th, the gates at Bicentennial Park will open at 6:00pm and close at 10:00pm.

On Saturday, September 16th, 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 9:30pm at Walk of Fame Park.

Sunday’s Gospel Brunch is from 11:30am until 2:30pm at Walk of Fame Park.

Picking Up Your Tickets

Tickets 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 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.


Thursday, September 14: 12pm – 7pm
Friday, September 15: 10am – 9pm
Saturday, September 16: 8am – 3pm

Walk of Fame Park Box Office
Saturday, September 16: 4pm – 8pm
Sunday, September 17: 10:30am – 12pm

You’ll need both your ticket 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.

We’ve partnered with Lyft as the official ridesharing partner of Music City Food + Wine 2017. Save 15% off 2 rides to/from the festival by entering the code MCFW17 into the ‘Promos’ section of the Lyft app.

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.


We’ve partnered with ParkWhiz to help you find and reserve the best parking in Nashville ahead of time so you can enjoy the festival confidently without worrying about parking. Save up to 50% on parking rates in the area by using the links below:

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 Friday and Saturday, then head to the Festival Store to check out our 2017 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 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!

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.

This article was posted on September 8, 2017