After finally capturing the Outstanding Chef title at the Beard Awards, Tom Colicchio is free to do just about any weird event he wants. See him this summer with American Idol third place runner up at the Great American Food and Music Fest, hitting New Jersey’s New Meadowlands Stadium on June 13 and Foxboro’s Gillette Stadium on June 26. The event is billed as a “a celebration of great American food, chefs, musicians, and wine and beer makers,” and will feature cooking demonstrations by Paula Deen, Duff Goldman, Tom Colicchio, and the Neely and performances by musicians Buckwheat Zydeco and Idol’s Melinda Doolittle. Each event will also feature a tasting area from local restaurants, wineries, and breweries, and wine advice from Gary Vaynerchuk. Beware: those tastings are not included in the ticket price, which ranges from $30-140 in East Rutherford and $32.50-150 in Foxboro.
Great American Food and Music Fest [Official Site]