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VIP Tasting Experience

Have you always wanted VIP access? Now's your chance at Atlanta's must-do festival. Sip and savor what some of Atlanta's best restaurants, chefs and bartenders have to offer. Sample more than 80 of the best craft beers, along with an amazing selection of wines from around the world and bites from restaurants not found in the main festival. Thirsty for more? The city's best bartenders will be shaking and mixing craft cocktails under the VIP tents.

Taste of Atlanta is a rain or shine event. No refunds or exchanges.

VIP: No infants, strollers or children under the age of 21 allowed in the VIP Tasting Experience area. IDs will be checked at VIP gate. No exceptions.

Beer, Wine & Cocktails

Selection to come!

2019 Entertainment

Alex Guthrie

Alex Guthrie is a singer-songwriter based in Atlanta. With the infusion of different genres such as soul, folk and rock, Guthrie brings audiences together through brilliant lyrics and an expressive voice.

Most recently, Guthrie has been noted as “the guy from the Jennifer Hudson commercial.” The now-infamous American Family Insurance commercial features him playing in Atlanta's Woodruff Park when the Grammy Award-Winning singer and performer Jennifer Hudson surprises Guthrie and sings along to Bill Wither's beloved “Lovely Day.” The commercial has played on national television and radio, resulting in new opportunities and heightened awareness for Alex Guthrie, his band and his music.

Guthrie and his band have performed events including Milwaukee's Summerfest — which was also featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music — as well as the 30A Songwriter's Festival in Florida, Wire and Wood Songwriter Festival in Alpharetta, GA, Jammin' Java Listening Room in Vienna, VA, the Elbo Room in Chicago, IL and Eddie's Attic in Atlanta, GA.

In the early stages of his career, Guthrie released his first album, Lessons Learned, and also scored the Atlanta Braves Band of the Year in 2014. In 2015, Guthrie and his band were awarded the Georgia Americana Artist of the Year — another astounding achievement bringing his music much-deserved attention and recognition. Within a short span of time, Guthrie was opening up for national touring artists including renowned BMLG Records recording Artist Drake White, RCA recording artist Bleachers, and famous Atlantic Records recording Artist Kelly Clarkson.

Singer-songwriter Alex Guthrie continues to impress and defy conventional expectations, making waves as he makes great music. A new album is currently being recorded and is expected to be released in Spring 2018.

More at alexguthriemusic.com.

Ruby Red's Band

The Ruby Reds Band was formed in 1966 as the house band for the Ruby Reds Warehouse on Ellis Street in downtown Atlanta.

The band and the club were wildly popular, playing for opening day of the Braves' first season in Atlanta as well as the Falcons' inaugural season, both in 1966. Ruby Reds Warehouse was the first establishment to move to Underground Atlanta in 1969. The band has been in continuous operation for 52 years and has played thousands of events for nearly every corporate entity in the Southeast.

Since 2004 the second generation of musicians, Rocky Ball, Marty Martin and L.A. Tuten, have expanded the band's repertoire by adding bluegrass, country, Broadway, folk, blues, American Songbook and Americana to the Traditional Jazz style long associated with the group. The Ruby Reds have created a rich GUMBO of musical styles that appeal to audiences of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, and levels of sophistication. Come get'cha some!

2019 VIP Restaurants

2020 Restaurants coming soon!
5 Church

5 Church

VIP • Sunday

9 Mile Station

9 Mile Station

VIP • Saturday

  • Seared Duck Breast w/ Luxardo Cherries, Mushroom Puree, Arugula

The Brasserie

The Brasserie

VIP • Saturday

  • Estrella-Yucatan Pork Belly (GF) avocado puree, pica de gallo, chihuahua cheese, home-made corn tortillas; The Basserie- Smoked Salmon, Dill Creme Fraiche, Toast

Casi Cielo

Casi Cielo

VIP • Saturday • Sunday

  • tostadas de pato, taco de lamb

Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse

Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse

VIP • Saturday

  • Sous Vide Bacon Au Poive | Smoked Cheddar Whipped Potatoes | Bourbon Molasses Glaze

District M

District M

VIP • Sunday

  • Pacific East Oysters with Truffle ponzu Kurage Jellyfish

Doughnut Dollies

Doughnut Dollies

VIP • Saturday

  • Doughnuts

Estrella

Estrella

VIP • Saturday

  • Estrella-Yucatan Pork Belly (GF) avocado puree, pica de gallo, chihuahua cheese, home-made corn tortillas; The Basserie- Smoked Salmon, Dill Creme Fraiche, Toast

Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao

VIP • Saturday

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

VIP • Saturday

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

VIP • Saturday

Mojave

Mojave

VIP • Saturday • Sunday

Muchacho

Muchacho

VIP • Saturday

Oceanaire Seafood Room

Oceanaire Seafood Room

VIP • Sunday

  • Tuna Poke Ahi Tuna/ Tomato/ Onion/ Wontons/ Sriracha/ Crema/ Wasabi Emulsion.

STK

STK

VIP • Sunday

  • Braised Beef Short Rib - jalapeno cheddar grits - roasted red pepper relish - crispy shallots - red wine glaze

5 Church

5 Church

Melissa LeEllen
VIP • Sunday
Tastes
9 Mile Station

9 Mile Station

Sarah Uhn
VIP • Saturday
Tastes
The Brasserie

The Brasserie

Megan Carty
VIP • Saturday
Tastes
Casi Cielo

Casi Cielo

Juan Ruiz
VIP • Saturday • Sunday
Tastes
Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse

Del Friscos Double Eagle Steakhouse

Matt Townley
VIP • Saturday
Tastes
District M

District M

Jackie Chang
VIP • Sunday
Tastes
Doughnut Dollies

Doughnut Dollies

Anna Gatti
VIP • Saturday
Tastes
Estrella

Estrella

Megan Carty
VIP • Saturday
Fogo de Chao

Fogo de Chao

Desiree Stoute
VIP • Saturday
Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Chef E.J Hodgkinson
VIP • Saturday
Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall

Chef E.J Hodgkinson
VIP • Saturday
Mojave

Mojave

Miguel Ayoub
VIP • Saturday • Sunday
Muchacho

Muchacho

Chef E.J Hodgkinson
VIP • Saturday
Tastes
Oceanaire Seafood Room

Oceanaire Seafood Room

David Ward
VIP • Sunday
Tastes
STK

STK

Jonathan Mercado
VIP • Sunday

Participating restaurants & scheduled days/times are subject to change