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Eat, Drink and Support LGBTQ+ Equality at Taste: A Food & Drink Festival on October 8

Over 30+ Restaurants, Food Vendors, Breweries, Distilleries, Are Coming Together with Drag Entertainers, DJ’s and More at GEODIS Park for the Tastiest LGBTQ+ Night in Nashville Benefiting The Tennessee Pride Chamber Foundation and Presented by Amazon

Get ready for a delectable experience that promises to tantalize taste buds, entertain like never before and supports the LGBTQ+ Communities of Tennessee. The Tennessee Pride Chamber proudly presents TASTE, a food and drink festival at GEODIS Park on Sunday, October 8 from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

This flavorful extravaganza, presented by Amazon, is a celebration of culinary diversity, showcasing over 30 local vendors, including esteemed names like 1 Kitchen, A Catered Affair, Cedar Glade Brews, Common Ground Bar and Eatery, Daddy's Dogs, Diskin Cider, D'Andrew's Bakery & Cafe, Eddie Ate Dynamite, Fait la Force Brewing Company, Frankie J's, Frothy Monkey, Gathre, Golden Pony, HiFi Cookies, Homegrown Taproom & Marketplace, Mijo Gordito, The Mockingbird, Nelson's Green Brier Distillery, NoBaked Cookie Dough, The Pharmacy Burger Parlor & Beer Garden, Southern Spoon Restaurant, Food Truck & Catering, Tio Fun Mexican Munchies!, Triticale, Saint Añejo, Central BBQ, Bay 6, Crazy Gnome Brewery, Honeytree Meadery and much more!


“TASTE is the most delicious and entertaining party of the year. Taste celebrates LGBTQ+ and allied businesses and helps fund the Tennessee Pride Chamber Foundation’s mission to promote equality,” said Brian Rosman, President of the Tennessee Pride Chamber. “Thanks to our generous sponsors and guests who buy tickets, we are able to expand our legal defense fund protecting businesses and entertainers impacted by anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, our grant programs to support rural and suburban pride festivals and our education programs to create economic opportunities for LGBTQ+ communities across Tennessee.”

A limited number of tickets are on sale now at tnpridechamber.com. The celebration kicks off at 3:00 PM for VIP ticket holders, who will also receive a limited edition 2023 TASTE commemorative glass for libation sampling. General admission begins at 4:00 PM. All ticket holders receive unlimited food and beverage sampling from over 30 vendors at the unforgettable GEODIS Park with entertainment from Beyond Wings Entertainment including drink-pouring aerialists, stilt walkers, disco head dancers, and more! Drag entertainment by Vidalia Anne Gentry, Justine Van de Blair, Vivica Steele, and Alexia Noelle Paris! Music brought to you by DJ Girl Friday and DJ Afrosheen. The Awards and drag show will commence at 7:00 PM, offering a fitting crescendo to an evening of indulgence and entertainment.

General Admission tickets start at $75. VIP tickets start at $100.


Proceeds from TASTE benefit the Tennessee Pride Chamber Foundation, including its Legal Defense Network and Fund to protect drag performers, businesses and festivals impacted by the anti-LGBTQ+ legislation passed at the Tennessee Legislature.

This spectacular event is presented by Amazon, with Title Sponsors, Mars Petcare, Visit Music City, Nashville Scene, and Bridgestone Americas. The VIP Portion is sponsored Solaren Risk Management. The Silent Auction is sponsored by Medicopy, an MRO Company. The Plaza & Beer Garden is sponsored by AllianceBernstein. The signature cocktails are sponsored by Margaritaville Hotel Nashville. The Awards are sponsored by Tennessee Titans, NPS Pharmacy, Bass, Berry & Sims, Curated Events and Revive Agency.

For more information about TASTE and to secure your tickets, visit tnpridechamber.com.

To learn more about the Tennessee Pride Chamber follow us at @tnpridechamber on social media. Join the Tennessee Pride Chamber today at tnpridechamber.com.


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