Germantown Performing Arts Center (GPAC) is bringing back the popular Fried Chicken Fest in The Grove, a fun and family-friendly event focused on a much-loved Southern staple. Memphians of all ages are invited to enjoy world-famous fried chicken as well as music from acclaimed bluesman James “Super Chikan” Johnson and the Bluff River Clan on the Duncan Williams Asset Management Stage.
Fried Chicken Fest is scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2023, from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. at GPAC’s premier outdoor venue, The Grove. Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
“We are thrilled to bring back Fried Chicken Fest,” said GPAC Executive Director Paul Chandler. “It is fun for the whole family and we have a wonderful selection of world-class vendors on hand to provide the main attraction – delicious fried chicken.”
Vendors include Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken, Mike’s Hot Wings, Riko’s Kickin Chicken, and the winner of the South Beach Food Festival People’s Choice Award, Uncle Lou’s Fried Chicken. For dessert, Mempops will be on hand.
The event also includes special activities for the whole family and drink specials on the First Horizon Foundation Plaza. Guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets for seating, but no outside food or drinks are permitted.
Tickets are on sale now at the GPAC website, by calling the box office at (901)751-7500, or may be purchased at the door.
Located in the heart of Shelby County, Germantown Performing Arts Center serves the greater Memphis metro area of over a million people and is accessible to all members of the community. GPAC is comprised of the Duncan-Williams Performance Hall, an acoustically perfect, 854-seat venue featuring a sprung pine stage, an elegant green room, five large dressing rooms, and a spacious lobby for entertaining and assembling; The Grove, a dynamic outdoor venue which can accommodate approximately 1200 guests in a lush outdoor setting; and the Watkins Studio Theater, an intimate black box theater. Ray Charles set the bar high when he opened GPAC in 1994, immediately defining this performing arts center as a place where excellence is the norm and where the world comes to perform. GPAC presents world-renowned performing artists in a variety of genres, year-round educational activities for all ages including the GPAC Youth Symphony Program, rotating visual art exhibits, and many community events. The center benefits from a professional infrastructure that possesses a clear direction, strong financial health, professional staff, and a dedicated board of directors.