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2015 Outside Lands

A mecca for food and drink, Outside Lands showcases all that is mouth-watering in San Francisco to educate your taste buds and expand your palates. In celebration of this culinary wonderment, we welcome the return of the GastroMagic area, co-curated by SF’s own ChefsFeed.

GastroMagic is the home for innovation around what is possible in food, drink, music, magic, and more. This year, Big Freedia and her troupe will having you bouncing for beignets again, DJs will join forces with culinary masters for fascinating themed festivities, and a magician will entertain throughout, astounding your senses with mind-altering tricks. And, like any good magic show, we'll need some assistance from the audience: during select programs, the first 10 people to arrive will indulge in the performance's creation at our Tasting Table.

Surrounding the stage will be four cocktail bars, each with a themed twist! Swing by the Talk Like A Pirate Bar with your best pirate accent; the Uh Oh It's Magic Bar for a cocktail hoax; the Let's Get Fizz-ical Bar for a fizzy work out; or the Mission Agave Bar for a tequila from another land. Bay Area bartenders from 15 Romolo, The Boxing Room, Nopa, and members of Bon Vivants will be concocting some mixology magic.


** Indicates programs with Tasting Table participation. First 10 people to arrive will be seated to sample the show's culinary delights.

Friday Aug. 7th

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, Wise Sons Jewish Deli, Three Babes Bakeshop & Telmo Faria

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 & Pat Mahoney (Museum of Love / LCD Soundsystem) **

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.

Saturday Aug. 8th

1:50pm - 2:20pm

Truffle Shuffle w/ Mina Test Kitchen **

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 and Jeremy Fish

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 & Foreverland: 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.

Sunday Aug. 9th

1:10pm - 1:40pm

Tequila Sun(day)rise: Some Like It Hot

Padrecito and Tequila Don Julio bring the heat to a spicy tequila showdown. San Franpsycho along with notable SF chefs accept the challenge. Take the heat or get out of the GastroMagic Kitchen.

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!

Lineup subject to change without notice.