High Water Festival announces Pass the Peas, a curated culinary experience to take place before the music festival each day, Saturday-Sunday, April 22-23, 2017, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Pass the Peas celebrates the intersection of music, food, and culture as local chefs cook up their favorite Southern dishes. At Pass the Peas, fans will enjoy locally crafted libations, artfully prepared and hand-selected food, as well as wines paired from around the world. Pass the Peas will take place on the scenic lawn of historic Quarters H, providing a breathtaking setting for this unforgettable meal.

The chef lineup on Saturday includes Jacques Larson (Wild Olive, The Obstinate Daughter), Kevin Johnson (The Grocery) and Mike Geib (167 Raw) while Sunday features John Lewis (Lewis Barbecue), Martha Lou Gadsden (Martha Lou’s Kitchen) and Chris Stewart (The Glass Onion).

“We are really excited to work alongside such talented chefs and showcase Charleston’s seasonal ingredients at High Water—an event that will surely become one of Charleston’s biggest attractions for years to come,” says Chef Jacques Larson of Wild Olive and The Obstinate Daughter.

Chef Kevin Johnson of The Grocery says, “It’s always inspiring to collaborate with other industry professionals—whether creating new friendships and or catching up with old friends. This event brings two of my passions together: food and music. We are so happy that Charleston is finally attracting such an incredible group of musicians for High Water, and being able to offer my services is just icing on the cake.”

Coast Brewing Company will serve up local craft beer alongside pairings from Dr. Loosen Wines and Pax Mahle Wines with other, nonalcoholic options available as well.

In addition to the family-style meal and select spirits, a ticket to Pass the Peas includes exclusive access to private, once-in-a-lifetime artist sessions inside the intimate Eternal Father of the Sea Chapel on that same day. The crew from Luck Reunion will be on site to host and capture these special moments with the shared vision of High Water Festival.

Tickets are priced at $150 per person + fees for each day and are available to current ticket holders for High Water Festival only. Tickets for Pass the Peas do not include admittance to the festival. Current ticket holders received via email a direct link for each day of Pass the Peas and a passcode to purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the The Green Heart Project, also a part of the fest’s Earned Ticket Program. Additional support for Pass the Peas is provide by GoVino and Charleston Mix.

The sold-out inaugural High Water Festival, curated by the Holy City-based folk duo Shovels & Rope, comes to Riverfront Park in North Charleston Saturday-Sunday, April 22-23, 2017. High Water Festival integrates music, food, and art, while also positively impacting the greater Charleston community. In addition to Shovels & Rope, artists performing at the two-day event include The Avett Brothers, The Shins, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, and more. The full lineup of performers is available on the fest’s website.