Paula Deen Ventures (PDV) says that Paula Deen is embarking on a 20-show nationwide tour this year. “Paula Deen Live!” will be an entertaining and interactive 90-minute show featuring Deen demonstrating how to make her favorite seasonal dishes, including new recipes featuring Springer Mountain Farms chicken. For the first time ever, fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with Deen on stage and taste her Southern creations. Deen and her husband, Michael, will share personal stories and engage the audience in cooking and games.
“I cannot wait to get on the road and meet so many of my amazing fans during these shows. From cooking up some of my favorite dishes to bringing fans on stage with me—it’s going to be an absolute thrill,” said Deen.
Added Gordon Elliot, Deen’s longtime producer, executive producer of “Paula Deen Live!” and creator of “The Chew” on ABC, “This is an exciting time to create ‘Paula Deen Live!’ These unique, one-of-a-kind events will let Paula interact with fans across America who love her sense of humor and down-to-earth Southern charm.”
The first two shows kick off on Saturday and Sunday, June 21 June 22, in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., where Deen also is opening Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, a restaurant and retail operation scheduled to debut in late summer.
Dates for the first seven “Paula Deen Live!” shows are as follow. An additional 13 shows will be announced soon.
• Saturday, June 21—Pigeon Forge, Tenn., LeConte Center
• Sunday, June 22—Pigeon Forge, Tenn., LeConte Center
• Wednesday, Aug. 6—San Antonio, Texas, Majestic Theatre
• Friday, Aug. 8—Savannah, Ga., Lucas Theatre
• Friday, Aug. 15—Savannah, Ga., Lucas Theatre
• Tuesday, Aug. 26—Atlanta, Ga., Woodruff Arts Center
• Wednesday, Aug. 27—Nashville, Tenn., TPAC-Andrew Jackson Hall
VIP experiences, including reception with hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, meet-and-greets, photograph opportunities, gift bags and VIP seating for each show will be available for purchase.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster at 10 a.m. (ET) Thursday, May 1.
Springer Mountain Farms is a sponsor of “Paula Deen Live!”