Eat, drink and enjoy the music of LeAnn Rimes at this year’s Scottsdale Culinary Festival. Set to take place April 8-9, the indulgent festival will be held at the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall and will be hosted by the Scottsdale League for the Arts. In addition to endless food and beverage experiences, the festival will showcase one of country music’s most successful female artists. Rimes, who debuted her first national hit at the age of 13, has sold more than 44 million units and is the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award with her win of “Best New Artist” at the age of 14. With 16 studio albums under her belt, Rimes’ most recent album, Remnants, was released this past February and features the hits “The Story” and “Long Live Love.”
Rimes will perform on Saturday of the festival with other entertainment highlights including The Walkens, Share Rowe, Uncorked, 76th Street, Pistoleros and Thaddeus Rose. The weekend will also feature 40 local restaurants, 30 craft breweries, 20 bands, a teen cooking challenge, chef demos, a family zone, a wine garden and the Tito’s Handmade Vodka deck. With 11 themed zones, hungry patrons will find plenty to enjoy.
The festival is open from 12 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 8.
For tickets and more information, visit: scottsdalefest.org
Throw it back with one of Rimes’ greatest hits, “How Do I Live,” which ranks as the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.