Giveaway: Music City Spirits and Cocktail Festival

Warmer weather and long sunny days mean it’s finally time for some of Nashville’s best food and spirit events. We are especially looking forward to the second annual Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival, taking place April 30–May 3. Because one day is never enough! And since the only thing better than a cocktail is a free cocktail, keep reading to find out how you can win two passes to attend one of the festival events.


Nashville’s growing cocktail and spirits culture is honored in this four day, multi-event festival, inspired by similar events in the south. With nine different opportunities to participate, you are sure to find an event – or several – that strikes your fancy. With an “a la carte” approach to ticketing, guests are able to come and go, choosing which parts of the festival they’d like to attend. So whether you want to learn more about a recently piqued interest in coffee cocktails or dive deeper into your spirit of choice, there’s something for everyone (even wine lovers!) on the lineup.

The festival kicks off with a rooftop Jack Daniels tasting at Acme and the drinks keep flowing from there.

Friday night’s highlight features Bourbon and Bluegrass. Guests will sample Woodford Reserve and Old Forester bourbons as well as delicious cocktails made by the best bartenders in the city, all while enjoying live bluegrass and noshing on appetizers.

For those who like caffeine with their cocktails, the Coffee in Cocktails event outlines the art of coffee, starting with the roast and grind of the beans. Afterward bartenders from across Music City will prepare coffee-inspired cocktails. A light brunch prepared by Food Network’s Brandon Frohne will be the finishing touch.

Patterson House’s Toby Maloney will hold court on Saturday, sharing a career’s worth of highs and lows, from the other side of the bar. Just about any press that Nashville receives mentions Patterson House, so this is your chance to meet and mingle with one of the town’s biggest tastemakers.

These are only a few of the nine different events taking place over the course of the weekend. Want to join in on the fun? Five Dishes is thrilled to have 2 tickets to give away to the Bourbon and Bluegrass event on April 30. To win the pair, follow us on Instagram and tag a friend in the comments on the festival post. Winner will be announced on April 28.


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