2015 Rock Your Taco Celebrity Chef Showdown

EAT TACOS FROM THE COUNTRY’S TOP CHEFS.

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SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 2015

7:00 – 9:30pm

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!

Wine provided Rodney Strong Vineyards, beer by Stella Artois, signature cocktails by Herradura Tequila and Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Tickets to Rock Your Taco are included with your All-In Pass. Individual tickets to the event are sold out.

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.”

2015 PHOTOS


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