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Blended Festival Weekend One Wines, Dines and Wows Nashville

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Aug. 16 2021, Updated 5:01 p.m. ET

This past weekend, Nashville was wined, dined, and wowed by a festival designed to delight all senses. Blended Festival came to Nashville August 13th-14th, and with an array of impressive music headliners, plus some of the best wines and eats around; it was a resounding success. CELEB takes a look at what Blended brought to Nashville, and what guests can expect in Austin and San Diego as Blended hits the road this year.

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Blended Festival in Nashville, Music Headliners from the A-List

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What is Blended? It’s a music festival, but it blends (get it?) culinary delights, craft beers and wines, and A-list performers into a multi-sensory, two-day event that offers a little bit of something for everyone.

This year, the festival is happening across three weekends in first Nashville, then Austin and San Diego. The music headliners for Nashville, were absolutely top tier, with performances by the following:

  • Lil Jon
  • Bryce Vine
  • Kylie Frey
  • Brandi Cyrus
  • Kaskade
  • Ludacris
  • SZNS
  • Brody Jenner x Devin Lucien
  • Matt Stell
  • DJ Shift
  • Cisco
  • plus many more.

Blended doesn’t just blend the culinary with the auditory, it blends a variety of music genres as well. Nashville’s lineup was more country-heavy than usual, but that makes sense. Guests enjoyed the performances of some of music’s biggest names with glasses of their favorite local wines and plates of the best dishes around. Also taking the stages were a number of food-and-drink centered performers.

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Blended Brings Wine and Eats of the Highest Calibur

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Blended is more than music. Top chefs and mixologists were pulled together for weekend one in Nashville, and provided a smorgasbord of delights for guests. These top culinary events took the stage for the weekend:

  • Nashville Country Star Impressions,
  • Culinary Gastronomy,
  • Crowd Blind Tasting,
  • Blended DJ vs Local Chef competition,
  • Master of Mixology,
  • Cocktail Gastronomy,
  • Eat Like a Rockstar,
  • James Beard Award Winning Date Night Bites (performed by chef Scott Baird),
  • Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa,
  • Zeppelin,
  • the Hampton Social,
  • FGL House.

Local eateries showed up to offer a taste of Nashville, including Crafthouse Cocktails, The Hampton Social, Zeppelin, Birria Babe, El Leon Dorado, and Birdie’s Frozen Drinks. And a 100-foot wine tent offering a wide variety of local selections including Geyser Peak, FitVine, Warroom, Twisted Sistuhs, Tropical Moscato, and Amber Falls Winery.

Guests were able to eat, browse, be entertained, enjoy the fine tastes of Nashville wine, and hear some of the finest entertainers as Blended took over Music City.

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San Diego and Austin

But Blended isn’t done yet! The same atmosphere with perhaps a little less country vibe will be coming to Austin in September, and San Diego in October. If you want to attend, visit Blended Festival’s website to purchase tickets.

Austin’s Blended Festival will happen September 10th-11th at Hartman Lawn at Long Center. San Diego will go down October 15th-16th at Spanish Landing Park. Both will offer the same local varieties that Nashville did, but with Austin and San Diego flairs. All three Blended Festival events aim to offer a little bit of everything and if Nashville is a sign of things to come, they’ve knocked 2021 out of the park.

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