Legendary purveyors of classic American food, celebrity chefs and musicians will come together for the first time ever at the Great American Food and Music Fest, a one-day event held on June 13 at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. Food Network personality Bobby Flay will host the event.
Culinary presentations will be augmented by live music from Little Feat, Marshall Crenshaw, and swing outfit Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, among many others. The full line-up will be announced shortly.
In addition to Flay, there will also be a gathering of other notables from the food world, including the star of the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins, & Dives,” Guy Fieri.
Tickets go on sale April 5 through Live Nation, participating Blockbuster Video locations and the Shoreline Amphitheatre box office. General admission tickets starts at $35, including all service charges and the first plate of food for free. Other ticket levels are the All Access Ticket ($526), Serious Eats Ticket ($276), Grand Wine Tasting Ticket ($90) and the Festival Fun Pack (four-pack: $86).
On the culinary front, some of the most acclaimed culinary establishments in the country will be on-site to serve their specialties, including: Pink’s Hot Dogs (Los Angeles), Barney Greengrass (New York City), Graeter’s Ice Cream (Cincinnati), Southside Market Barbecue (Texas), Anchor Bar (Buffalo, NY — inventor of Buffalo wings) and Tony Luke’s Cheesesteaks (Philadelphia). In addition, some of the Bay Area’s best food establishments will be featured along with great American wines and specialty cocktails.
“I am thrilled to host an event that combines two of America’s greatest pleasures,” said Great American Food and Music Fest co-creator and Seriouseats.com founder Ed Levine in a statement. “Serious eaters will celebrate and enjoy a sampling of the best foods from across the country, watch their favorite celebrity chefs in action and listen to an array of great bands. To be able to chow down on chili dogs from Pink’s, and Texas barbecue from Southside Market, without getting on a plane, is a seriously delicious notion.”
Presented by SF Weekly and KGO TV and Radio, the event is a joint production of The Agency Group Events & Entertainment, headed by Jim Lewi, and Seriouseats.com.