September 27, 2017
By: Steve Baltin, Forbes
This weekend the second annual Music Tastes Good festival will take over downtown Long Beach in Southern California for two days. Pairing musical acts such as Los Lobos, Digable Planets, Sleater-Kinney, Peaches, Ween and more with well-known chefs primarily from New Orleans and Long Beach, Music Tastes Good is taking the continual love affair of music and food to the next step.
Big-name music festivals, from Lollapalooza and Outside Lands to BottleRock and the granddaddy of them all, New Orleans Jazz Fest, have recognized for years that fans who go to fests want a full sensory experience, including the best meals.
Fittingly, since New Orleans understands the relationship between music and food arguably better than any other U.S. city I spoke with Chef Kelly Fields, the James Beard Award nominated chef/partner at New Orleans’ Willa Jean, and New Orleans’ Big Freedia about the symbiosis between the two worlds.