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Kaaboo festival in Arlington will be serving snackage by big-name chefs

Kaaboo festival in Arlington will be serving snacks by big-name chefs

chicken wings, the rustic
The chicken wings at The Rustic are an undisputed crowd pleaser. Courtesy of The Rustic

The three-day Kaaboo Texas festival happening in Arlington May 10-12 with live music, comedy, and art will also have food, with a lineup that includes notable celebrity chefs just like the ones you've seen on TV.

Kaaboo is the multi-stage and full sensory event happening inside and outdoors at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, woot.

The culinary programming will take place on the Maker's Mark Palate Stage, and will feature award-winning chefs of both national and local stature, as follows:

  • Michael Mina (Mina Group, International Smoke, Cal Mare)
  • Michelle Bernstein (MBC Michelle Bernstein Catering Company)
  • Brad Albers (Eddie V’s Restaurants Inc.)
  • Dylan Benoit (Food Network’s Fire Masters, Prime Consulting)
  • Bryan Caswell (Reef, El Real Original Tex-Mex)
  • Sean Brock (Husk, McCrady’s)
  • Junior Borges (formerly Uchi)
  • Eduardo Garcia (Montana Mex)
  • Jeremy Ford (Stubborn Seed, Afishonado)
  • Kent Rathbun (Hickory, Imoto)
  • Christof Syre (Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas).

Chef Michael Mina says in a statement that it's an honor to be a part of Kaaboo's inaugural event in Texas, stating, "I am thrilled to be amongst such a great lineup of talented chefs across the country."

The bites lineup has a subtle Texas theme with Southern and Tex-Mex flavors from vendors such as The Rustic, Fletch, Morton's the Steakhouse, El Guajillo, Torchy's Tacos, and The Corn Shack.

Non-Texas flavors from across the nation will include Oceanaire Seafood Room, Shawarma Point, and Dang Brother Pizza.

There's also a beverage program, with oodles of liquor sponsors such as Effen Vodka, Hornitos Tequila, Cruzan Rum, House of Suntory Toki, Maker's Mark, Blue Moon, Revolver's Blood & Honey and Hop Device, Sapporo, Hendrick's Gin, Woodchuck Cider, 14 Hands, Line 39 and Red Bull.

The already announced music, comedy and artist lineups are an odd mix that includes musicians The Killers, Lionel Richie, Sting, and Kid Rock; comedians Brad Garrett, Dennis Miller, Demetri Martin, and Whitney Cummings; and artists Carly Ealey, Moneyless, and Taped Metal Canvas.

Passes are on sale at kaabootexas.com, with single-day passes starting at $99; three-day passes starting at $199; ranging all the way up to $749 for a starter VIP pass to $3999 for an even fatter, more glorious VIP pass with premium stage viewing, exclusive culinary options for purchase, private restrooms, exclusive shows, concierge access, exclusive meet-and-greets with performers, complimentary food and beverages, shuttle services, and more.