Food lovers and music enthusiasts have a new date to add to their calendar as Broccoli City, Live Nation Urban and The James Beard Foundation announce the debut of Food & Grooves, Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Union Market in Washington, DC. The boutique food, music and culture experience created by the minds behind Broccoli City, will feature local restaurant showcases, interactive cooking demonstrations, wine, beer & spirits tastings, intimate panel discussions, book signings, a live recording of the Questlove Supreme podcast featuring a discussion between QuestLove and James Beard Award Winning Author Chef Kwame Onuwachi (Kith & Kin). ?Rounding out the program will be sounds by Teedra Moses, Tank and the Bangas, Black Alley Band, DJ Domo, DJ Jhasonic and a special presentation of R&B Only by Jabari and Dauche. Tickets are on sale now at www.FoodandGrooves.com.
"Broccoli City Weekend has been a staple in the community for the last seven years; bringing together thousands of millennials, chart-topping performers, corporate sponsors and non-profit partners looking to have a great time while making a difference in their community," said Brandon McEachern, Co- Founder of Broccoli City Festival. "In order to continue growing with our fans we’ve partnered with Live Nation Urban to develop a series of live, boutique experiences that are culturally relevant and cut through the noise of the entertainment industry. With Food & Grooves in particular, our goal is to highlight the talents of diverse, underrepresented chefs, mixologists and purveyors of the culinary industry who are not only fueling future generations through food but those who are also utilizing their craft to move the culture forward."
Acclaimed national chefs and panelists participating in “Food Talks” curated by The James Beard Foundation include: JJ Johnson (James Beard Award Winner, The Henry, Fieldtrip); Therese Nelson (Chef, Writer, Creator of Black Culinary History); David Thomas (Ida B’s Table); Darryl Perkins (Chip N & Broccoli City Foundation); Qiana Mickie (Just Food); Greg Collier (Chef), Miguel Trinidad (Maharlika and Jeepney restaurants); Jameeale Arzeno (James Beard Foundation Culinary Director, founder of ChicPeas); Kwame Onwuachi (James Beard Award Winner, Author, Kith & Kin); Colleen Vincent (Co-Founder of Black Food Folks); and many more to be announced.
Premier restaurants and brands from the region being showcased at Food & Grooves include: &Pizza, Crab Boss, Family and Food Over Everything, Fast & Saucy, Gelahto, Gorsha, HomeMaid, Ida B’s Table, LuvPlates, Maketto, NuVegan, Philly Fry Wing, Ruby Scoops and many more.
Tickets to Food & Grooves are $49, plus applicable fees. Tickets include access to 15+ local food vendors and a full schedule of live performances, cooking demonstrations and panel discussions with local and national top chefs, experts, and sommeliers.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.FoodAndGrooves.com, or follow us on Instagram (instagram.com/FoodAndGrooves) and Facebook (Facebook.com/FoodAndGrooves). Additional chefs, along with the programming schedule, will be announced in the coming weeks.
About Broccoli City
Broccoli City is a leading social enterprise organization committed to educating, equipping and mobilizing millennials to build thriving urban communities that sustain future generations. Through a diverse array of programs and events, including the organization’s flagship music festival, Broccoli City continues to create pathways to higher standards of sustainable living, environmental sustainability, economic opportunity, and access to high-quality food and shelter.
About Live Nation Urban
Live Nation Urban (LNU) is a partnership with Live Nation Entertainment, the world’s leading live entertainment company. Specifically focusing on Hip-Hop, R&B and Gospel, LNU builds platforms, events, and festivals globally and develops dynamic content strategies based upon the live properties created. Live Nation Urban considers itself the most powerful source for live urban music.
About The James Beard Foundation
The James Beard Foundation's mission is to promote Good Food for GoodTM. For more than 30 years, the James Beard Foundation has highlighted the centrality of food culture in our daily lives. Through the James Beard Awards, unique dining experiences at the James Beard House and around the country, scholarships, hands-on learning, and a variety of industry programs that educate and empower leaders in our community, the Foundation has built a platform for chefs and asserted the power of gastronomy to drive behavior, culture, and policy change around food. To that end, the Foundation has also created signature impact-oriented initiatives that include our Women's Leadership Programs, aimed at addressing the gender imbalance in the culinary industry; advocacy training through our Chefs Boot Camp for Policy and Change; and the James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards, which shine a spotlight on successful change makers. The organization is committed to giving chefs and their colleagues a voice and the tools they need to make the world more sustainable, equitable, and delicious for everyone. For more information, please visit jamesbeard.org and follow @beardfoundation on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.