Saturday, August 1, 2015

Outside Lands Announces the GastroMagic Lineup

Look for Iron Chef Morimoto, Chris Cosentino, Humphry Slocombe, Pete Holmes,      Dan Deacon, Rich Table, Guittard Chocolate Company & Big Freedia
Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival reveals details on GastroMagic, a stage devoted to fantastical entertainment in the way of star personalities, food, cocktails, comedy, improv, music, and of course, sorcery. Introduced in 2014, GastroMagic was an instant hit, taking Outside Lands’ wildly popular culinary personality to even greater heights. GastroMagic is located in the wooded wonderland that is McLaren Pass; themed cocktail experiences and BaconLand will neighbor its stage. The 2015 GastroMagic lineup is once again co-curated by San Francisco’s own ChefsFeed, which has an inside connection to the best of food culture and the world’s top chefs.  

At GastroMagic, fans can expect to dance, shuffle and bounce for food, watch DJs join forces with culinary masters for fascinating festivities, and see magicians perform mind-altering tricks. Several of the GastroMagic performances will have an intimate tasting table component where fans will have the opportunity to indulge in creations from the show. Seats are complimentary and will be given on a first come, first served basis to the first ten fans to arrive before that particular performance; details will be released via the Outside Lands mobile app.  

Adjacent to GastroMagic, and enhancing its fun, are four top-notch cocktail experiences under humorous themes like Talk Like A Pirate Bar, Uh Oh It's Magic, Let's Get Fizz-ical and Mission Agave. Leading bartenders from Bon Vivants, 15 Romolo, The Boxing Room and Nopa will be behind this mixology magic. BaconLand will also return to the area, fueling the crowd with flights of the country's best swine.

The current GastroMagic lineup is as follows; for the most current updates on the schedule please check and the Outside Lands mobile app.

1:20pm - 1:50pm
Magician Jon Armstrong
Jon Armstrong, GastroMagic’s emcee for the weekend, kicks things off with a few tricks up his sleeve. He may have a few up yours as well.

2:45pm - 3:10pm
Trash Talk Cook Off with CUESA
Waste not, have more! Chefs vending at Outside Lands hit the stage to concoct an all-star dish made from a mix of food by-products from popular recipes and “ugly” vegetables.

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Unknown Donuts w/ Rich Table
San Francisco’s Rich Table showcases their artisanal donuts, so out of the box they’ll launch you into another dimension.

5:30pm - 6:00pm
Morimoto Karaoke
Iron Chef Morimoto shares his expertise in the art of sushi rolling and rocks the stage with his hidden talent. It's only rock and roll, but he likes it.

7:15pm - 7:55pm
Breakdown Breakdance w/ Avedano Meats & Belcampo Meat Co.
B-boy troupe Beatz N Pieces bring the beats while Bay Area butchers bring the meat. Watching their process unfold will make your head spin.


1:50pm - 2:20pm
Truffle Shuffle w/ Mina Test Kitchen & DJ Vin Sol
Chef Adam Sobel from The Mina Group is joined by dance instructor Julia Hubara to reinterpret the infamous Truffle Shuffle. Fans must shuffle for a taste of his Truffle Ribeye Cheesesteak.

3:10pm - 3:40pm
Beignets & Bounce Brunch w/ Big Freedia & Brenda’s Soul Food
Big Freedia is back to shake and bounce during the second annual bounce brunch. Brenda's Soul Food beignets for those willing to twerk.

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Evolution of Collaboration w/ Chris Cosentino
Last year, the topic was evolution of creativity and this year, Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb talks collaboration, food, cocktails and more.

6:00pm - 6:30pm
PopStars w/ Emilie Baltz and Dan Deacon
Dan Deacon provides the sweet sounds for this lickable popsicle orchestra imagined by experiential artist & storyteller, Emilie Baltz. Join them on stage to help bring this concept to life, one lick at a time.

7:40pm - 8:25pm
PB & MJ w/ Humphry Slocombe & Forever Land: A Michael Jackson Tribute
Awaken the smooth (peanut butter) criminal in you as you indulge in Humphry Slocombe’s Peanut Butter Fudge Ripple ice cream and relive the MJ classics. PB&J has never tasted so good.


2:30pm - 3:00pm
Dough Throw w/ DJ MoPo & Tony G
It’s a Dough Throwdown with MoPo spinning tracks and World Pizza Cup Champion Tony Gemignani spinning dough and pizza bites.

3:50pm - 4:20pm
Food Fight w/ Pete Holmes - Ne Timeas vs Big Night
Food Fight is not your average game show. Comedian Pete Holmes hosts an epic battle of the food world as Ne Timeas (Flour + Water, Central Kitchen, etc.) takes on Big Night (Marlowe, Cavalier, etc.). Only one survives!

5:20pm - 5:50pm
Sexual Chocolate w/ Karl Denson & Guittard Chocolate Company
The Sexual Chocolate band led by Karl Denson is going to take us back in time while Donald Wressell explores chocolate art. Look out for delicious Guittard chocolate bars!

6:50pm - 7:35pm
Mac Sabbath w/ Richie Nakano
Mac Sabbath brings their one of a kind “Drive Thru Metal” while Richie Nakano creates his “one time only” Nakano Nuggets. Join if you dare!
For updates and more information, check and follow Outside Lands on Facebook: Outside Lands Music Festival, Twitter: @sfoutsidelands and Instagram: outside_lands

OUTSIDE LANDS: Founded in 2008, San Francisco's Outside Lands Festival annually takes place in the historic Golden Gate Park. With an incomparable vision for marrying local food and drinks with music, art and comedy unlike any other festival in the country, Outside Lands has become one of the most popular summer events for both the culinary and music enthusiast alike.  The three-day festival features 77 restaurants, 38 wineries, 32 breweries and numerous cocktail bars, all local to California. It also showcases more than 60 legendary and emerging artists. To date, Outside Lands has raised over $10 million dollars for the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, and with a heavy emphasis on sustainability, boasts one of the best environmental records of all US festivals. Outside Lands was co-founded by Superfly and Another Planet Entertainment and takes place each August.  Learn more at or on Twitter @sfoutsidelands, Facebook, and Instagram @outside_lands.
 About ChefsFeed: ChefsFeed is the inside connection to the best dishes and food culture, proudly presented by the world’s top chefs. Headquartered in San Francisco, ChefsFeed brings the chef voice to the forefront of food discovery through dish recommendations and culinary content. ChefsFeed offers chefs a seamless platform to engage with existing and potential guests, while gaining actionable insights and analytics. ChefsFeed is available in 50+ global cities and its curated food insights have inspired consumers to mark chef recommended dishes as eaten or planned more than one million times. For more information, visit,, or follow @chefsfeed on Twitter. Viewers can subscribe to the ChefsFeed YouTube channel at

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