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Boston Calling Music Festival Announces Its 2018 Food & Drink Lineup

Boston, April 05, 2018 — Boston Calling announces its largest food and drink lineup to date. With over 150 menu items to choose from this year, the festival rolls out a lineup of incredible new restaurants, chefs and food vendors alongside several returning favorites. Plenty of local and international craft beers and wines will round out this year’s menu. Boston Calling takes place Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, 2018 at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston (65 North Harvard Street, Boston). Tickets are available at www.bostoncalling.com.

Returning all-star eateries and dishes in General Admission include The Smoke Shop, with its popular BBQ Bomb, a giant waffle cone filled with pit beans, mac & cheese, coleslaw, and choice of brisket, pulled pork or smoked chickenMoyzilla’sHand-Folded Classic DumplingsStone and Skillet’s English Muffin Pizzas, and Zinneken’s Belgian Waffles. The festival also welcomes back El Pelon Taqueria and their Taco Plates and Burrito Bowls, vegan ice cream favorite FoMu, local burger icon Tasty Burger, which is expanding its setup this year to include stations for Tasty Dogs and Tasty Tots, and Whole Heart Provisions, serving its signature veggie bowls, such as the Viet Style, with roasted broccoli, smashed cucumber, blistered green beans, cured tomato, basil, peanut crumble, and spicy peanut dressing.Boston Calling’s food & drink offerings in General Admission and VIP will be folded directly into the festival’s expanded layout this year allowing festival goers to catch performances from the likes of EminemThe KillersJack White, and more, while choosing from over 35 local restaurants and vendors, 11 of which are new. Boston’s wood-fired favorite Area Four joins the food & drink lineup this year, as does Cambridge’s Commonwealth and its array of chef driven sandwiches, local cult favorite Union Square Donuts, the mobile Middle Eastern standout, The Chubby Chickpea, and Jaju Pierogi, to name a few.

For Boston Calling VIP and Platinum ticketholders, a select menu from acclaimed Boston restaurants and chefs will be available. In VIP’s new “Boardwalk Lounge” area, Will Gilson, Chef and owner of Puritan & Companywill offer Tacos, Sandwiches and Bowls, with Braised PorkMarinated Chicken or Grilled Vegetables, while Ruth’s Chris Steakhousewill serve up Prime Slidersand Love Art Sushi will feature its Shoyu TunaPoke Bowl and Avocado Ponzu Boat, among other items.

Each night of the festival, Platinum VIP ticketholders will be treated to menus from some of the city’s biggest culinary stars. Friday evening will feature an Island Creek Oyster display with Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail and Littleneck Clamsall presented and served in Island Creek’s signature ice-filled island boat. For Friday’s main menu, Chef Colin Lynchof Bar Mezzana will serve up several options including Root Vegetable Salad with Squash Hummus and Feta, Porcetta Sandwiches, and Roman Gnocchi with Mushroom Ragout. Saturday night’s menu in Platinum VIP will be prepared by James Beard nominated Chef Tiffani Faison of Tiger Mama and Sweet Cheeks and feature offerings such as a Fried Chicken Sandwich Bar with Sweet Cheeks’ Biscuits, Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Nashville Hot Chicken, Pickles, Condiments & Spreads and a Tiger Cheeks Shrimp & Crab Boil with Sweet Boiled Shrimp & Crab, Potatoes, Corn & Rice, and Spicy Soy ButterChef Chris Coombs of Boston Chops will deliver a Sunday afternoon menu including the Boston Chops Home Wrecker Hotdogloaded with bacon, pickled cabbage, house-made mustard, aioli, and crispy onions and an evening menu starring a carving station for Beef tenderloin sandwiches with horseradish cream, crispy onions and Moroccan spiced lamb with yogurt sauce, cucumber salad, grilled pita.

To pair with all of the deliciousness at this year’s festival, Boston Calling will once again offer a vast assortment of beers and wines in both General Admission and VIP. Hometown hops favorite Samuel Adams will serve a nice range of brews, including its new Revolutionary Craft Beer, Sam ’76New England IPA, and the always seasonal favorite,Summer AleMiller Lite and Miller High Life will be available and Mikkeller Brewing returns with its Mikkeller Craft Beer Bar where you can find some of Mikkeller’s best specialty brews such as Beer Geek Breakfast and Windy Hill IPA. A selection of Barefoot Wines will be available including RoséPinot Noir and Moscato Spritzer. VIP and Platinum ticketholders will be treated to specially curated bars in which they’ll be able to order from several different top shelf spirits, during limited serving hours, including Hendricks GinGlenfiddich Single Malt Scotch WhiskeyBrugal Rum, and Partida Tequila. A variety of sodas, and bottled water will be available for purchase throughout the entire festival. In addition, several free water stations will be onsite at Boston Calling for attendees who bring a factory sealed water bottle or empty beverage container.

The full food and drink lineup is below. All vendors and menu items are subject to change. *denotes new for 2018. The food and drink lineup can also be viewed at www.bostoncalling.com/food/

BOSTON CALLING 2018
GENERAL ADMISSION FOOD MENU

Arancini Bros
Classic Ragu – Saffron Risotto with tomato meat sauce, peas and mozzarella
Bianco Verde – Basil pesto with mozzarella
Bucatini Fritti – Italian style mac and cheese
Chicken Parm Bites – Ground chicken stuffed with tomato, basil & mozzarella
Pizza Ball – Margherita tomato, basil, mozzarella

*Area Four
Supreme Garlic Knots
Supreme BBQ Pork Knots
Supreme Greek Lamb Knots

Bon Me
Signature Vietnamese Sandwiches and Soba Noodle Salads
with choice of filling: Spiced Rubbed Chicken;
Chinese BBQ PorkRoasted Soy; Paprika Tofu

Chocolate Chip Sesame Cookies

*Caked Boston
Traditional Cupcakes
Specialty Cupcake of the Day
Truffle Balls

*Chicken & Rice Guys
Rice Plates (choice of protein)
Salad Plates (choice of protein)
Cumato Salad 
Pita
Baklava

*The Chubby Chickpea
Yemenite Fried Chicken Sandwich
Falafel Pita Pocket
Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves

*Commonwealth
Smoked Turkey & Bacon – Avocado Mayo, Pepper Jack, Arugula
Italian Stallion – Salami, Capicola, Mortadella, Provolone, Hots, Lettuce, Tomato, Oil & Vinegar
Nookie’s Pastrami – House-made Spicy Mustard
Crispy Eggplant – Harissa Goat Cheese, Slow Cooked Green Beans, Arugula
Duck Fat Fries
CW Cookies

*Cookie DŌ
One Scoop DŌ
Two Scoop DŌ
Cookie DŌ Sandwich
Cookies

CopperDome Crust
Artisan Wood Fired Pizza with choice of the following toppings:
Cheese, Pepperoni, and Spinach & Feta

*Deans Concessions
Chicken Fingers & Fries

El Pelon Taqueria
Taco Plate – 2 Tacos (Steak or Chicken) with Fire Roasted Salsa with 
Mexican Rice and Black Beans

Burrito Bowl (Steak or Chicken), Flour Tortilla, Fire Roasted Salsa with 
Mexican Rice and Black Beans

Rice and Bean Plate – Mexican Rice, Black Beans

Chips & Salsa Fresca

Chips, Salsa and Guacamole

Firefly’s BBQ
Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken with Coleslaw
Chopped Beef Brisket Sandwich with Coleslaw
BBQ Bowl with Pulled Pork or Pulled Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Beans and Coleslaw
BBQ Brisket Bowl with Brisket, Mac & Cheese, Beans and Coleslaw
Porked Mac & Cheese

FoMu Ice Cream
Ice Cream Scoops
Ice Cream Sandwiches

*Jaju Pierogi
Mix & Match Flavors:
Potato & Cheese Pierogi
Kielbasa & Red Pepper Pierogi
Sweet Potato & Caramelized Onion Pierogi
Jalapeño Cheddar Pierogi

Joe’s American Bar & Grill
New England Clam Chowder
American Mac & Cheese
Gluten Free Mac & Cheese

Moyzilla
Katsu Hand-folded Classic Dumplings: pork & napa cabbage, soy ginger dipping sauce Scallion Pie Quesadilla: Korean BBQ Chicken, cheddar, sriracha aioli 
Korean BBQ Chicken Noodle Bowl: rice noodle, edamame, pickled veg, lettuce, scallion, fried shallot, sweet chili sauce

Riceburg
Rice burgers and rice bowls with the choice of filling:
Spicy Sweet and Sour Crispy Chicken
Bulgogi Steak
Shiitake Mushroom

Matcha Green Tea Lemonade

Roxy’s Grilled Cheese
(2 booths)
Big Fig – sweet mission figs + balsamic drizzle on our three cheese blend 
Green Muenster – house made guacamole and bacon on our three cheese blend 
Classic Three Cheese – vermont cheddar, muenster, fontina cheese on locally baked tuscan bread 
Hot Honey Bacon – crispy bacon + Mike’s hot honey on our three cheese blend

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Steak Sandwich or Salad
Lobster Roll or Salad
Chicken Salad Wrap
Prime Beef Sliders
Cape Cod Potato Chips

SatéGrill
Build your own: Rice, Noodle, or Salad Veggie bowl with Chicken or Tofu + side of veg Dumpling or Crispy Roll
Banh Mi sandwich

The Sausage Guy
Sausage Guy Sweet Hot Bourbon Italian Sausage
Sausage Guy IPA Beer Brat
Sausage Guy All Beef Hot Dog
Giant Soft Pretzel
Shoestring French Fries

Shuck Food Truck
Oysters each/dozen
New England Lobster Roll
Lobster Slider 
Fish + Chips 
Fries

The Smoke Shop
(2 booths)
The BBQ BOMB – GIANT Waffle Cone filled with: Pit Beans, Mac & Cheese,
Cole Slaw, Choice of Brisket, Pulled Pork or Smoked Chicken Topped with Pickled Hots & BBQ Spices

The Pit Boss – All Three BBQ Meats: Pulled Pork, Brisket & Smoked
Chicken. Plus Pit Beans, Coleslaw and Mac & Cheese

The BBQ Sandwiches: Choice of Brisket, Pulled Pork or Smoked Chicken

The Cornbread – with Honey Sea Salt Butter

The Sides – Coleslaw, Pit Beans or Mac & Cheese

Stone and Skillet
English Muffin Cheese Pizzas 
English Muffin Pepperoni Pizzas

Tasty Burger
(2 booths)
Hamburger
Cheeseburger
Bacon Cheeseburger
Veggie Burger 
Deep River Potato Chips

*Tasty All Beef Dogs
Plain Hot Dogs
Chili Hot Dogs

*Tasty Tots
Plain Tots
Tots with Cheese Sauce
Tots with Chili
Tots with the Works (chili and cheese)

*Union Square Donuts
Assorted Donuts

Whole Heart Provisions
Veggie bowls with a choice of a base of greens or grains in the following styles:

Tazon Style Bowl – Pineapple, Corn Salsa, Korean Black Beans, Smashed Cucumber and Tomato, Red Cabbage Slaw and Lime Vinaigrette with Corn Nuts

Miso Style Bowl – Roasted Broccoli, Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Smashed Cucumber, Pickled Carrots, Red Cabbage Slaw with Orange Miso Sauce and Toasted Sesame Seeds

Viet Style Bowl – Roasted Broccoli, Smashed Cucumber, Tomato, Pickled Carrots, Savory Green Beans Spicy Peanut Sauce and Peanut Crumble

 Seared Avocado with tahini, za’atar & crispy lentils
Food Should Taste Good Chips

Yume Wo Katare
Yume Rame
Chashu Stick

Zinneken’s Belgian Waffles
Liege Waffle 
The Sin – Nutella, Banana, 
The Gourmand – Caramel, Bananas, Whipped Cream
Fruit Delight – Belgian Chocolate, Bananas, Strawberries

BOSTON CALLING 2018
VIP FOOD MENU

Love Art Sushi
Shoyu Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl – Hawaiian Marinated Yellowfin in soy, sesame, chili, garlic, nori with scallions over seasoned sushi rice

Spicy Crawfish Sushi Bowl – Tender Crawfish tossed in Sriracha wasabi aioli topped with panko over seasoned sushi rice

Avocado Ponzu Boat – Half an avocado surrounded by microgreens filled with citrus ponzu topped with furikake over seasoned sushi rice

Puritan & Company
The choice of tacos, a bowl with grains and greens, or a sandwich with
the choice of the following proteins:
Grilled Pork
Free Range Chicken
Grilled Vegetables

Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Prime Sliders
Lobster or Salad

BOSTON CALLING 2018
PLATINUM FOOD MENU

Friday, May 25
Island Creek Oyster Shellfish Display
Island Creek Oysters, Shrimp Cocktail and Littleneck Clams

Chef Colin Lynch – Bar Mezzana
Little gem lettuce salad with anchovy dressing and parmigiano reggiano
Root vegetable salad with squash hummus and feta
Tomato and mozzarella Suppli (crispy risotto balls)
Porcetta sandwiches
Roasted Cauliflower Pita with Yogurt and Curry
Chicken wings with calabrian agrodolce
Roman Gnocchi with mushroom ragout

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Chef Tiffani Faison – Tiger Mama and Sweet Cheeks
Fried Chicken Sandwich Biscuit Bar:
Sweet Cheeks Biscuits, Buttermilk Fried Chicken & Nashville Hot Chicken, Assortment of Pickles,Condiments & Spreads
*Fried Green Tomatoes-Vegetarian Option (Fried Chicken substitute)

Tiger Cheeks Shrimp & Crab Boil:
Spicy Sweet Boiled Shrimp & Crab, Potatoes, Corn & Rice, Spicy Soy Butter

Selection of Early Summer Salads:
Watermelon Salad – Cotija, Mint, Cilantro, Spicy Peanuts
Mexican Caesar Salad – Grilled Little Gem, Crispy Tortilla Chips

Hoppin’ John Salad – Rice, Blackeyed Peas, Jalapeno Vinaigrette

Dessert
Nutter Butter Cookies

Dee’s Summer Donuts
Hong Kong Egg Tarts

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Chef Chris Coombs – Boston Chops

Afternoon
Boston Chops Home Wrecker Hotdog (loaded with bacon, pickled cabbage, 
house-made mustard, aioli, crispy onions)
Veggie Dog Option, Chips
Chops Cob Salad with herb vinaigrette, avocado, diced cheddar, tomato, 
and hard boiled eggs

Evening
Carving station for Beef tenderloin sandwiches, horseradish cream, crispy onions
Moroccan spiced lamb and yogurt sauce, cucumber salad, grilled pita
Vegetarian summer rolls with peanut sauce, cucumber, herbs
Kale Salad

BOSTON CALLING 2018
BEER & WINE MENU

BEER
Samuel AdamsSam ‘76
Samuel Adams New England IPA
Samuel Adams Summer Ale
Miller Lite
Miller High Life
Sol
Angry Orchard Hard Cider, Rosé
Truly Spiked and Sparkling, Wild Berry
Pilsner Urquell
Peroni
Mikkeller Windy Hill IPA
Mikkeller Staff Magician N.E. Style Pale Ale
Mikkeller Rasberry Blush, Berliner Style Weisse-Bier
Mikkeller Beer Geek Breakfast, Oatmeal Coffee Stout
Mikkeller Passion Pool, Passion Fruit Gose
Mikkeller California Dream, Hoppy Pilsner
Mikkeller BC “Response” Keller Pilsner
Mikkeller “Significant Endowment” DDH Double N.E. IPA

WINE
Barefoot Pinot Grigio
Barefoot Pinot Noir
Barefoot Rosé
Barefoot Moscato Spritzer
Barefoot Sangria Spritzer
Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvée

The day-by-day music lineup for Boston Calling 2018 is as follows. Performance times are forthcoming. *Artists are subject to change.

Friday, May 25, 2018
The Killers
The National
Paramore
Portugal. The Man
Maggie Rogers
Pussy Riot
Perfume Genius
Noname
(Sandy) Alex G
Big Thief
Citizen
Charly Bliss
This Is The Kit

Arena:
Natalie Portman
Lovett Or Leave It

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Jack White
Queens of the Stone Age
Tyler, The Creator
St. Vincent
Brockhampton
Royal Blood
Manchester Orchestra
Daniel Caesar
Belly
The Menzingers
Oh Sees
Mount Kimbie
Leikeli47
Lillie Mae
Tauk
Weakened Friends

Arena:
Natalie Portman
Pod Save America
Bridget Everett
Tony Hinchcliffe
Jo Firestone
Martin Urbano

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Eminem
Khalid
Bryson Tiller
Fleet Foxes
The Decemberists
Stormzy
Thundercat
Julien Baker
Dirty Projectors
Alvvays
Pond
Zola Jesus
Taylor Bennett
Westside Gunn and Conway
Field Report
Stl Gld

Arena:
Natalie Portman
David Cross
Cameron Esposito
Max Silverstri
Martin Urbano

Further details on Boston Calling’s programming curated and hosted by Natalie Portman, will be shared in the coming weeks.

Boston Calling is proud to have Delta Air Lines, Miller Lite, Samuel Adams, and 47 Brand as sponsors for this year’s festival.

Tickets: Single Day and Three-Day tickets are available for purchase at www.bostoncalling.com. Pricing for single day tickets are $105 for General Admission, $229 for VIP and $599 for Platinum passes, while supplies last. A limited number of General Admission Three-Day passes and VIP Three-Day passes are available for $289 and $649, respectively. Additionally, there are a very limited amount of three-day Platinum passes available for $1,099.

Payment plans are available on ticket orders Visit bostoncalling.com/tickets for further details.

Private elevated Skybox lounges are also available for up to 50 people; details and pricing are available upon request.

Getting There: Boston Calling is best accessed by the T on the Red Line’s Harvard Square stop; from there it is a short walk to the festival’s main entrance. Boston Calling will also be coordinating with taxi and rideshare programs for safe and easy pickup and drop off points; there will also be bike racks available onsite. At present onsite parking is available only to Platinum VIP package purchasers.

Social Media: Instagram: @bostoncalling; Twitter: @boston_calling; Facebook: Boston Calling Music Festival

Boston Calling is produced by Boston Calling Events LLC (BCE) which is owned by Crash Line Productions and The Madison Square Garden Company.

Crash Line Productions is a Boston-based entertainment production company that owns and produces dozens of events each year. Formed in 2012 by Brian Appel and Mike Snow, Boston Calling Events continues to build its event platform around Boston Calling Music Festival, Eaux Claires Music & Arts Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Copenhagen Beer & Music Festival.

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences. The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston. Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL) and the New York Liberty (WNBA); two development league teams – the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and one of the leading North American esports organizations, Counter Logic Gaming. In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival. Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, The Stanton Social, Beauty & Essex and Vandal. More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

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