Caitlyn Smith, The Shadowboxers and X Ambassadors to Perform at 2018 Taste of the Nation Series

Becky Fluke
Caitlyn Smith

No Kid Hungry series partners with Citi to end childhood hunger.

X Ambassadors, Caitlyn Smith, Betty Who and The Shadowboxers, who are currently on tour with Justin Timberlake, will headline the 2018 musical lineup for the Taste of the Nation series across five cities.

The annual event brings together acclaimed chefs, sommeliers and mixologists to support No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength’s campaign to end childhood hunger in America.

A full list of performances are below:

• Washington, D.C., April 9 at the National Building Museum featuring Caitlyn Smith
• New York, April 18 at Brooklyn Expo Center featuring X Ambassadors
• Miami, April 27 at Ice Palace Films Studios featuring Betty Who
• Los Angeles, June 3 at Media Park featuring X Ambassadors 
• Chicago, Aug. 29 at Revel Fulton Market featuring The Shadowboxers

“Taste of the Nation events provide a unique opportunity for attendees to enjoy the best your city has to offer in food and drink. Thanks to our partnership with Citi, we look forward to bringing together culinary and musical artists for a can’t-miss event experience to benefit No Kid Hungry,” says Jill Davis, Share Our Strength’s vp of corporate partnerships, in a statement. 

“We are excited to once again offer performances from a number of amazing artists as part of the Taste of the Nation series to support No Kid Hungry’s fight against childhood hunger,” adds Jennifer Breithaupt, global consumer chief marketing officer for Citi.

NYC-based music experiential agency MAC Presents handles activation for Citi’s sponsorship and is responsible for the music integration. This will be the second year artist performances have been added to the events. Last year's bill included Judah & the Lion, The Strumbellas and Us the Duo.

Citi has been a core partner for Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign since 2014 and is a co-presenting sponsor of Taste of the Nation. Citi cardmembers can support the fight against childhood hunger by attending the Taste of the Nation events and enjoy special benefits, such as early purchase of tickets, VIP entry lines and special access to lounges in select cities.

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