Klipsch has announced that it will power the second annual Music City Food + Wine Festival as the event’s official audio sponsor.
Taking place in Nashville, Tennessee, September 20-21 and produced by GRAMMY-award winning artists Kings of Leon, world-renowned chef Jonathan Waxman, Vector Management’s Ken Levitan and Andy Mendelsohn and C3 Presents, the festival will feature a star-studded line-up of chefs, live music, interactive cooking demonstrations and more.
“I’ve known about Klipsch since I was a little kid and my next door neighbor had Klipschorn speakers in his basement … it was the best sound I have ever heard in my entire life,” says Jonathan Waxman, co-founder of Music City Food + Wine Festival and chef/partner of Adele’s. “I fell in love with Klipsch at an early age and when I played trombone on stage, they used Klipsch speakers as sound monitors with tube amplifiers.
“They sound like the real thing: music that I played on stage and the music I played in the house sounded exactly the same. And you can play them really loud. I am privileged that Adele’s has the ability to have the best sound in the restaurant business thanks to Klipsch!”
As the official audio sponsor, Klipsch professional speakers will power the branded DJ booth located in the center of the festival, as well as the Grand Taste tents where cooking demonstrations, panel discussions and other festival programming will take place. A Klipsch mobile listening station outfitted with the brand’s latest acclaimed Reference headphone assortment will also be on site for attendees to experience the products’ power, detail and emotion first hand.
The “Klipsch Kitchen” will be open throughout the weekend for attendees to sample their favorite vinyl records via high-end turntables and the brand’s latest legendary Reference speakers. Representatives will also present recommended playlists for any culinary gathering. In addition, Klipsch is asking fans to tweet their favorite music and food pairing that weekend with the hashtag #KlipschCooks. One lucky participant will be named a winner and take home a pair of Klipsch Reference bookshelf speakers.
“It is a pleasure to return to Nashville to be among the country’s renowned and emerging chefs,” said Paul Jacobs, CEO of Klipsch. “We are passionate about the dining experience, and helping those in the industry create an unforgettable ambience with the help of our high-performance speakers. We look forward to meeting fellow enthusiasts and experiencing the unforgettable food and live music the event has to offer.”
The Music City Food + Wine Festival will bring together acclaimed national chefs and superstars of Nashville’s local culinary scene. Located in the heart of downtown Nashville, the festival features interactive cooking demonstrations and panel discussions; Tasting Sessions; Grand Taste tents offering food, wine, and cocktail samples from local and regional artisans; and Harvest Night, presented by Infiniti, which brings together signature dishes from world-renowned chefs with live musical performances, curated by Kings of Leon.