2015 Rock Your Taco Celebrity Chef Showdown

EAT TACOS FROM THE COUNTRY’S TOP CHEFS.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015

Republic Square Park


Watch the country’s top chefs go head-to-head, adding their own take on the tortilla-wrapped treat. You’ll sample each inventive taco creation from the contenders and wash them all down with the perfect beer, wine or cocktail pairing.

Accompanied by the old-sound soul of Lee Fields & The Expressions, Rock Your Taco will be an incredible evening to be a part of. Check out the mouthwatering photos from last year below!

Individual tickets to Rock Your Taco are sold out. You may still attend by purchasing an All-In Pass.

GO ALL-IN

2015 CHEFS


Levon Wallace

Executive Chef, Cochon Butcher Nashville
(Louisville)



Andrew Wiseheart

Co-Owner & Chef, Contigo and Gardner
(Austin)



Jonathan Waxman

Owner & Chef, Jams and Barbuto
(Manhattan/Nashville)



Tandy Wilson

Chef, City House
(Nashville)


2015 JUDGES


Andrew Zimmern

Chef & TV Personality
(Minneapolis)

Judge



Christina Grdovic

FOOD & WINE Magazine Publisher
(New York)

Judge



Gail Simmons

Food Writer & TV Personality
(New York City)

Judge



Graham Elliot

Owner & Chef, Graham Elliot Bistro; TV Personality
(Chicago)

Judge


2015 MUSIC

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS

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“One smoking mother of an old-sound soul record.” —Pitchfork

There aren’t too many artists making soul music today who had a release in 1969, back when R&B was first beginning to give the drummer some. Lee Fields, however, is one such artist—or maybe he’s better labeled a phenomenon. Since the late sixties, the North Carolina native has amassed a prolific catalog of albums and has toured and played with such legends as Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. With a career spanning 43 years, releases on twelve different record labels, and having toured the world over with his raucous-yet-tender voice, it’s mind-blowing that the music he’s making today with Brooklyn’s own Truth & Soul Records is the best of his career.

With a catalogue that ranges from James Brown-style funk to lo-fi blues to contemporary Southern soul to collaborations with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig, Lee Fields has done it all. Today, with The Expressions—Truth & Soul’s house band, Lee Fields continues to evolve, enmeshed into the group’s sweeping, string-laden, cinematic soul sound. Their latest full-length, Faithful Man, released in March 2012 on Truth & Soul, was called “one smoking mother of an old-sound soul record” by Pitchfork and Vice magazine called Lee the “coolest motherfucker to sing words into a microphone.”

2014 PHOTOS


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