Outside Lands Presents the Fifth Annual Summer Pairings Series in Celebration of Food, Drink and Music

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As the first American music festival to place such creative and thoughtful emphasis on food and drink, Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival extends its incredible culinary experience beyond its three-day festival with the return of the fifth annual Summer Pairings Series. Taking place throughout July, the Series offers an opportunity to indulge in intimate celebrations of good food and drink with some of the top culinary talents who will be at the festival this August 7-9th. This year’s Outside Lands Summer Pairings Series sees the award-winning Bluxome Street Winery teaming up with the playful Nombe; Long Meadow Ranch  in St. Helena welcoming fans to the Farmstead with live bluegrass, sips of their estate-grown wines and bites from Cheese Lands, and the phenoms behind the Mexico City inspired La Urbana joining forces with 21st Amendment. Find more details at www.sfoutsidelands.com/summer-pairings


Series I

Friday July 17th, 5-9pm: Outside Lands Summer Pairings Series

at Bluxome Street Winery with Nombe Izakaya

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New to Outside Lands, San Francisco’s darling urban winery, Bluxome Street, will be hosting Outside Lands veteran, Nombe Izakaya. A ticket includes entry and a trio of food and wine pairings: Japanese Fried Chicken with 2013 Sonoma Valley Viogner; Avocado Fries with 2013 RRV Rose of Syrah and a Pork Belly Slider with 2012 RRV Pinot Noir. The Rusty String Express will provide live music and an additional a la carte menu will be offered. Tickets are $25 per person and are available on EventBrite and at the door. Address: 53 Bluxome St, San Francisco, CA 94107. www.bluxomewinery.com; www.nombesf.com


Series II

Sunday, July 19th at 2pm: Outside Lands Summer Pairings Series

at Long Meadow Ranch with Cheese Lands & The Travelin’ McCourys

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As part of Long Meadow Ranch’s (LMR) comprehensive summer concert series, and in celebration of Outside Lands, LMR will host The Travelin’ McCourys on Sunday, July 19th at their Farmstead in St. Helena. The acclaimed winery is a favorite in Wine Lands year after year. For its Series, LMR welcomes The Travelin’ McCourys, a progressive bluegrass band led by Ronnie McCoury on mandolin and Rob McCoury on banjo, sons of bluegrass legend Del McCoury. Guests will enjoy the Napa Valley sunshine with LMR’s food-friendly wines and a Cheese Lands cheese plate curated by Culture magazine while soaking up the sounds of bluegrass on the Farmstead lawn. Doors open at 2pm; Show is at 3:30pm. Tickets are $35 in advance and $45 for GA onsite; they are available at the following link. Address: 738 Main Street, Saint Helena, CA 94574; www.longmeadowranch.com  


Series III

Wednesday, July 22nd, 7-9pm: Outside Lands Pairing Series

at La Urbana with 21st Amendment

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The evening kicks off with an amuse bouche and a chilled, local lager from 21st Amendment; from there guests will wander through the flavors of Mexico City with a menu of Sopes Carnitas, a La Urbana Platter with Chorizo, Porchetta & Pork Skin and an Ice Cream Sandwich. The price is $45.00 (excludes tax and gratuity). Reserve via Sosh (a new concierge app) or by calling La Urbana (415) 440-4500. Capacity is limited to 20 guests. Address: 661 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117 www.laurbanasf.com; www.21st-amendment.com

 For updates and more information, check out www.sfoutsidelands.com/summer-pairings and follow Outside Lands on Facebook: Outside Lands Music Festival, Twitter: @sfoutsidelands and Instagram: outside_lands

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