GastroMagic would not be complete without the return of Big Freedia and her troupe, beckoning hungry fans to bounce, twerk and shake for beignets. Beats will be dropped behind culinary wizards, and an ever eclectic, star-studded stage will dazzle – look for Action Bronson, Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest, Roy Choi, Chris Cosentino, Chris Bianco, Anna Weinberg, Jennifer Puccio, and Stuart Brioza. Some of San Francisco’s top tastemakers hit GastroMagic in the way of Woodhouse Fish Co., Belcampo, Pacific Cocktail Haven, Trou Normand, Guittard Chocolate, Humphry Slocombe, and Tacolicious. From funk to soul, the audience can also get down with local musicians and entertainers, including Mustache Harbor, Jazz Mafia, and Beatz n Pieces. Descending on San Francisco from other parts of the country are rapper Boyfriend and alt-pop/hip-hop artist K.Flay. Finally, GastroMagic’s appetite for humor stays strong with Jay Larson of Comedy Central and The Late Late Show and Matt Besser, Upright Citizen Brigade (UCB) co-founder and The 420 Show creator.
Like every good kitchen, GastroMagic shares its works in progress; during select programs, the first guests to arrive will indulge in the performance's creation at GastroMagic’s Tasting Table.