Celebrate San Diego's Best at the 3rd Annual Loving Local Music & Local Food Event | Taking Over Driscoll's Wharf on Sunday, August 10

August 1, 2014

Don't miss an elegant night out on the waterfront, all to help support Blues Lovers United San Diego and Slow Food Urban San Diego. The 3rd Annual Loving Local Music and Local Food event returns to Driscoll's Wharf on Sunday, August 10 from 3-7:30pm, where participants can enjoy a beautiful harborside view, listen to the swinging music of the Whitney Shay Quartet, and the blues and cajun sounds of the Bayou Brothers with Michele Lundeen, all while noshing on a 4 course dinner prepared by some of San Diego's top chefs. Celebrity hosts include the Casbah’s Tim Mays, critic George Varga, DJ Jim McInnes, San Diego Magazine's resident foodie Troy Johnson and more.

The Loving Local Music & Local Food event is separated into two parts with three different ticket options for a limited number of attendees. There will be 40 cocktail party tickets ($40), taking place from 3:30 - 5pm where guests can enjoy cocktails, appetizers and music! 64 VIP tickets ($165) are being offered, taking place from 3 - 7:30pm and offering ticket holders valet parking, a welcome cocktail, VIP Seating, a VIP only cheese station, access to the 4 course dinner portion with seating with one of the VIP hosts and a special thank you gift. 80 General Dinner tickets ($100) are also available, which give attendees access from 3:30 - 7:30pm, as well as a welcome cocktail, two drink tickets, appetizers from Romesco’s and Carnitas Snack Shack, and the 4-course dinner with wine pairings.

The four-course dinner features locally grown foods prepared by some of San Diego’s top chefs. Participants will also get a chance to bid on special packages during a silent auction like a Bonnie Raitt Signed Electric Guitar and much more. The first and second year of this event sold out, so don’t delay in getting your tickets.

VIP Table Hosts include:
  • Cathryn Beeks - ListenLocalSD.com & KPRi Homegrown Host
  • Dwane Brown - KPBS Evening Edition News Anchor
  • Flor Franco - Executive Chef Encuentro Guadalupe & Indulge Catering
  • Dave Good - Freelance Writer, Author & Musician
  • Janine Harty - BLUSD President & Jazz88 Host
  • Robin Henkel - Award Winning Roots/Blues Musician
  • Troy Johnson - SD Magazine Food Critic - Food Network Judge
  • Randy Jones - Restaurateur & Former San Diego Padre
  • Lafayette - Legendary Texas Blues Man
  • Tim Mays - The Casbah Co-Founder & Proprietor - Starlite Partner
  • Jim McInnes - Talk Radio 760 News Anchor & Jazz88 Hosts
  • George Varga - Music Critic, UT San Diego
  • Chad White - Baja/San Diego Chef-Restaurateur
This year's partners for Loving Local Music and Local Food are:
  • Alchemy, Cultural Fare & Cocktails
  • Cafe Chloe – Chef Jay Porter
  • Cafe Moto
  • Carnitas Snack Shack – Chef Hanis Cavin
  • Solare Ristorante - Chef Accursio Lota
  • Venissimo Cheese - Chef Gina Frieze
  • Eco Caters/Local Habit - Chef Nick Brune
  • The Blind Burro - Chef Sara Polczynski
  • AIC – Culinary Institute - Chef Tina Luu
  • Fallbrook Winery
  • Greenbar Distillery
  • Green Flash Brewing
  • Julian Hard Cider
  • Lightning Brewery
  • Mary's Organic Chicken & Free Range Duck
  • Naugle Photography
  • Romesco's Mexiterranean Bistro
  • Sadie Rose Baking Company
  • Six One Nine Vodka
  • Snake Oil Cocktail Company
  • Specialty Produce
  • Temecula Olive Oil Company
  • Vesper Vineyards
"I created Loving Local Music & Local Food with a passion for music, food, and planet," said event organizer LJ Livingston. "Our event is much more personal and about real connections than most events today. We are keeping our event local, on our iconic waterfront, green, and about ripples of change for the better."

For more information and to purchase ticket to Loving Local Music & Local Food, visit lovinglocalmusiclocalfood.com and follow on Facebook and Twitter.