2015 Taste of Texas



FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015

7:00 – 9:30pm

Republic Square Park

The fourth installment of the Austin Food + Wine Festival kicks off on Friday night with a bash as big as the Lone Star State — an all-star lineup of talent from the Texas culinary scene will be serving up dishes that reflect their signature style.

Deep in the heart of Austin, you will be up close and personal with the chefs, tasting your way across the park with wine, beer or signature cocktail in hand. Then, throw on your dancing shoes for a live musical performance by Jamestown Revival. Once again, the Taste of Texas is certain to be the indulgent first course of a mouth-watering weekend in The Live Music Capital of the World.

Wine provided Rioja Wines, beer by Stella Artois, signature cocktails by Hendrick’s Gin.

Tickets to Taste of Texas are included with your All-In Pass. Individual tickets to the event are sold out.

2015 CHEFS

2015 MUSIC

Jamestown Revival

Jamestown Revival

At the heart of Jamestown Revival is a friendship that spans over a decade. Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance grew up together in the small Texas town of Magnolia. From a young age, they shared a love for music as well as the outdoors. About an hour north of Magnolia TX, there was some old family land with a dilapidated ranch house where they spent the better part of their adolescence.

At one point or another, music from Creedence Clearwater Revival and The Everly Brothers, to fellow Texans Willie Nelson, Guy Clark and Stevie Ray Vaughan found it’s way through an old pair of speakers that sat on the back porch. The pair spent the day exploring that thousand-acre plot of land, and when the sun went down they took to the records of the songwriters and bands that inspired them. At the age of 22, they moved to Austin and began to craft a sound of their own. Deeply rooted in harmony, they merged the sounds of the South with classic American and Western rock.

Looking for adventure, as well as a change of pace, they eventually made the decision to head west and make the move to Los Angeles, CA. Throughout the course of the next 12 months, they wrote what is Jamestown Revival’s first full-length album, UTAH. It’s heavily autobiographical, telling the stories of their adventures, their discomforts, and their observations. In order to capture the spirit of the music, the two found a log cabin high within the Wasatch Mountains of Utah. The pair, along with their band and engineer, set out to convert it in to a temporary recording studio. With wild moose right outside the window, and aspen leaves spinning in the wind, they tracked the 11 songs that make up UTAH. Performed live, with no headphones, and entirely to tape, the process captured the moments in the room.

Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance have since moved back to Austin and signed a record deal with Republic Records. Adding to the already soulful album, the band has since rereleased UTAH to feature three brand new arrangements of the signature tracks.

Through constant touring, the songs took on a life of their own, and these arrangements better reflect the songs as they are today. Teaming up with Republic gave Jonathan and Zach the chance to add to the album without sacrificing what was special about the original UTAH. It was a chance to go back and record the growth that has occurred over the past year, and add to an already strong collection of recordings. Heading out on the road somewhere… exploring far more than just that thousand-acre plot of land Jonathan and Zach look towards the future with UTAH.


One of the great wine regions of the world, Rioja is located in northern Spain and is the country’s oldest and most prominent wine-producing area.

The three sub-regions that comprise Rioja (Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Baja), each have their own unique characteristics, but across the board, Rioja is defined by quality, heritage and integrity, as well as tremendous diversity.

Rioja’s red wines are mainly produced from Tempranillo, a varietal that reaches its finest expression in Rioja. Rioja wines are classified by their aging, with Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva as the most commonly found categories. One of these category seals is on the back of every single bottle of Rioja and guarantees its origin.

More than 200 brands from Rioja are available for purchase in the U.S.


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