Mon, Mar 2

Taste 2020 Presents Grand Taste Experience at DPAC on June 28, 2020

A Celebration of Food & Drink

TASTE 2020 Presents

Grand Taste Experience

To Benefit Farmer Foodshare


June 28, 2020


TASTE 2020’s Grand Taste Experience Showcases 35+ Culinary All-Stars plus On-Stage and VIP Experiences


March 2, 2020 (Durham, NC) – TASTE 2020 presents the Grand Taste Experience at DPAC on June 28, 2020.

Explore DPAC like you’ve never before while tasting 35+ dishes created by the best chefs and artisans in the Triangle. Enjoy a variety of the finest beer, wine, and spirits that you’ve come to expect with live music and entertainment.

All three levels of the famed DPAC venue will be open for attendees to engage with the chef’s behind their restaurants, as well as an on-stage experience. Additionally, VIP ticket holders will be hosted in DPAC’s Johnson Lexus President’s Club with rare and specialty spirits, beer, and wine. The VIP experience offers a private entrance and restrooms for guests.


Grand Taste Experience is part of TASTE 2020 – a multi-day food, drink and arts series celebrating the local culinary scene. TASTE 2020 is brought to you by the team behind Sip + Savor, an annual food, wine and music experience which occurs at DPAC in November. Both culinary events are produced by Shannon Media, Inc. the publishers of Durham Magazine, Chapel Hill Magazine and Chatham Magazine.


What: Grand Taste Experience Presented by Taste 2020


When: Sunday, June 28, 2020


Time:  VIP:  3:45 PM – 7:00 PM

           General Admission:  4:30 PM – 7:00 PM


Where: DPAC, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC 27701



  • Tickets go on sale on Thursday, March 12 @ Noon
  • Online at
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina - Ticket Center at DPAC: 919.680.2787, 123 Vivian Street, Durham, NC
  • Date, time, prices, and all participants are subject to change.
  • All ticket holders must be 21+ years of age & must bring valid photo ID. Event reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at any time.


Admission into the Grand Taste Experience includes:

  • Food & Drink Sampling from 35+ of the area’s finest restaurants, breweries, distilleries, and wines from around the world.
  • Enjoy live music and entertainment throughout all three floors of DPAC and the on-stage experience.
  • A limited number of VIP ticket holders will enjoy all elements of regular admission plus an earlier entrance time, souvenir glass and an exclusive VIP lounge with private facilities, specialty spirits and beers.


Benefiting:  This event is a fundraising event to benefit Farmer Foodshare – a Durham, N.C.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Farmer Foodshare reshapes the disconnected food system by removing barriers to growing and accessing local food. Operating through the lenses of food sovereignty, food distribution and food education, Farmer Foodshare creates markets for North Carolina family farmers to sell more of what they grow and enables communities across the state to access fresh, nutritious food.