Houston’s biggest music festival kicks off with a preview breakfast performance of monumental scale—Bun B, Dan the Automator, Chef Philip Speer of Uchi, and Chef Ja’Nel Witt of Hell’s Kitchen fame to collaborate.
Joining together to produce a collaborative performance art piece melding the musical and culinary arts, Chefs Philip Speer and Ja’Nel Witt will devise a meal experience thematically paired with compositions from Dan the Automator of The Gorillaz and Deltron3030 and Bun B of UGK.
This unique breakfast service will be choreographed to original music by Dan the Automator while Bun B serves up spoken word, classic UGK lyrics, and newer material. Keeping in timed synchronicity, Chef Speer will head the 5 course service with Chef Ja’Nel infusing her signature style in each dish. Uchi’s famously flawless execution will be on display as cooks from their kitchen and servers from their own front of house deliver each course to a throng of hungry attendees.
Guests will be treated to three novel cocktails by celebrity bartender Justin Burrow whose new drinkery is nationally-recognized local favorite Captain Foxheart’s Bad News Bar. A member of downtown’s thriving 300 block of Main Street, which also includes Goro & Gun and OKRA Charity Saloon, the bar has received much acclaim since opening in 2013. Burrow will create the cocktails, especially for this event, using a limited-edition vodka, Absolut Texas.
The exclusive performance has extremely limited seating and will take place before the gates open to the public at Houston’s largest music event, Free Press Summer Festival (FPSF) on May 31, 2014 at 9:30am.
Tickets to the Official FPSF Preview Breakfast are $150, available only to FPSF ticket holders as an upgrade, and can be purchased at www.fpsf.frontgatetickets.com.
Now in its sixth year, FPSF was started by Omar Afra, Houston media veteran and founder of alternative news monthly Free Press Houston, and seasoned concert producer Jagi Katial of Pegstar.net. Motivated entirely by a passion for music, the duo launched the now successful festival with support from a group of their closest friends. The first year, 2009, was a success with 15,000 attendees and grew meteorically to be headlined by such acts as Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, Calvin Harris, and Weezer. Always keeping an eye on supporting local talent, the festival has also showcased The Tontons, The Suffers, and many more.