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Aug 1, 2019


As the festival’s wild & delicious culinary stage, GastroMagic will see musicians, comedians and drag queens join forces with award-winning chefs & restaurants from San Fransisco and far beyond.

Outside Lands’ GastroMagic Stage is a mix of music and culinary magic. The 2018 features perennial favorites and new talent alike. (Photo: Paige K. Parsons)

At Outside Lands, the music festival where foodie dreams manifest, it is only right that there is a stage devoted to outrageous and delicious mash-ups between food, drink, comedy and music. Enter GastroMagic, which in its sixth year, continues to innovate not just the festival space, but also the food space. Outside Lands takes place in San Francisco’s historic Golden Gate Park August 9-11, 2019. A limited number of tickets are available via

In revealing the three-day GastroMagic lineup, Outside Lands is also excited to announce the country’s leading food brand, Bon Appétitas a Curating Stage Partner. On Saturday, August 10th, Editor-in-Chief Adam Rapoport, and Senior Editors and Test Kitchen Stars Molly Baz and Andy Baraghani will share their culinary talents and take the stage in their GastroMagic debut.

Also joining GastroMagic are two of L.A.’s most beloved female chefs: Jessica Koslow, Chef/Owner of Sqirl and James Beard Nominee for Best Chef: West, and Susan Feniger, chef, restaurateur, cookbook author, and radio and TV personality. Feniger will generously donate her time and performance fee to The Los Angeles LGBT Center, of which she sits on the board. 

Making festival history, Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz will be a triple threat at Outside Lands – he will perform on one of the main stages with The Counting Crows, hop on the GastroMagic stage, and bring his Napa-Valley based winery Elyse to Wine Lands. 

In keeping with Outside Lands’ celebration of the Bay Area, GastroMagic continues to spotlight a number of incredible local chefs and restaurants; these include Brenda’s French Soul Food, now a Sunday Outside Lands ritual for those in the know, Rich Table, a Michelin-starred restaurant which has delighted festival goers with its Porcini Doughnuts year after year, and Chris Cosentino of Cockscomb.