Greta Van Fleet and Kane Brown have been announced as headliners for Guy Fieri’s inaugural Flavortown Fest, which is set for June 1st and 2nd in Fieri’s hometown of Columbus, Ohio.
Bret Michaels of Poison is also set to perform, along with LOCASH, Niko Moon, and more to be announced. The 54-acre campus of CAS, a division of the American Chemical Society, will serve has the festival grounds and is situated along the Olentangy River.
In addition to live music, the festival will be a celebration of Fieri and Columbus, whose residents previously started a petition to rename the city “Flavortown” in honor of the colorful culinary personality. In an apparent nod to the petition, the festival grounds will be transformed into the fictional “Flavortown” — a Fieri-themed village featuring “eats and experiences from some of Guy’s favorite Triple D restaurants from the Columbus area and around the country.”
“Bitchin’ Avenue is the Main Street and heartbeat of Flavortown Fest, offering the opportunity to stroll across the festival grounds boardwalk-style where out-of-bounds moments await at each intersection,” reads the press announcement for the fest. “Flavortown ‘residents’ (aka attendees) can swing by the Not So General, General Store to purchase exclusive Flavortown, Guy Fieri and other collectibles, rest up at The Pit Stop where the cars will be as classic as old-school diner staples or camp out on Chill Hill with their friends to take in the vibes in a relaxed environment.”
There’s also a charitable angle, as Flavortown Fest, in partnership with the Guy Fieri Foundation and CAS, is launching the Flavortown Cares program to support the Columbus community. A portion of proceeds from each ticket sold to support the National Veterans Memorial and Museum, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Ohio (RMCH), and the Mid-Ohio Food Collective (MOFC).
Pick up general admission and VIP passes via the Flavortown Fest website, and revisit comedian Shane Torres’ hilarious stand-up routine defending Guy Fieri below.