It’s not all about eating and drinking at the Highlands Food & Wine Festival.
There is also a great local music lineup planned for the fifth round of the food festival: Amos Lee, Hiss Golden Messenger, Devon Gilfillian and Rufus Lee and The Handful.
The festival takes place November 11-14 in downtown Highlands, County Macon, and tickets are on sale now.
Besides live music, festival guests can also attend the popular Grand Tasting, Truckin ‘, Main Event and Sunday Shindig events, all of which feature live music combined with world-class dishes prepared by local and regional chefs. Fine wine and spirits seminars, specialty dinners and other culinary experiences also dot the weekend program.
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“We are extremely excited with the stellar musical talent who plans to join us in November,” the director of the Highlands Food & Wine Festival said in a statement. the coming weeks. “
Tickets will range from $ 150 to $ 800 for VIP weekend passes. All tickets include food, drink and live musical entertainment.
The calendar of events
November 11th : Great tasting. The festival kicks off with a performance by Rufus Lee, of Greenville, SC, and The Handful, who promise outlaw, honky-tonk country with a unique rock ‘n’ roll edge.
November 12: Trucking. Nashville-based American folk pop group Erin Rae, led by singer-songwriter Erin Rae McKaskle, will open performances on Friday. The group is known for their unusual songs and for McKaskle’s unique modern indie folk sound.
Headlining is Durham-based American folk / country rock group Hiss Golden Messenger, led by MC Taylor. The group crosses various musical genres ranging from bluegrass and soul country to swamp pop and rhythm and blues.
November 13: Main event. Diana DeMuth will bring her folk rock sound to the Main Event stage, performing songs from her debut album, Misadventure.
Amos Lee, an American singer-songwriter whose musical style encompasses folk, rock and soul, will headline the Main Event. Lee has opened for Adele, The Avett Brothers, Elvis Costello, Dave Matthews Band, Bob Dylan, David Gray, Merle Haggard, Jack Johnson and more.
November 14: Sunday Shindig. Returning to the Highlands after a performance at the Bear Shadow Music Festival, Nashville-based singer-songwriter and conductor Devon Gilfillian will close the festival at the Sunday Shindig. Gilfillian, known for his deep soul, will perform the album What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye during the Sunday Shindig.
Mackensy Lunsford has lived in Asheville for over 20 years and has been an editor for the Asheville Citizen Times since 2012. Lunsford is a former professional cook and former restaurant owner.
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