Paula Deen Announces 2014 Tour

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Paula Deen is going on tour.
Break out your calendars, Paula Deen fans, because you have a date with the "lady" herself.

Paula Deen Ventures has just announced that the queen of Southern cuisine will embark on a 20-show nationwide tour, including multiple stops in Florida.

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The tour, aptly called Paula Deen Live!, will be an interactive 90-minute show that includes cooking demonstrations, games, and stories. Yes, that means fans will be asked to get onstage to help Deen make some of her favorite recipes and play. Deen's husband, Michael Groover, will also be on hand to share personal stories.

Deen's longtime television producer and creator of ABC's The Chew, Gordon Elliott, who is also executive producer of Paula Deen Live!, is sure followers of the cook and restaurateur will love her tour, saying, "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 tour kicks off Saturday, June 21, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, which will also be the home of Paula Deen's Family Kitchen, a restaurant and retail operation scheduled to open late summer 2014. Located at the Island in Pigeon Forge (also home to Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Hotel), the 20,000-square-foot restaurant has a projected design, construction, and yearly operation budget of nearly $20 million and marks a new expansion of the Deen family brand. Pigeon Forge, considered the gateway to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is where Dollywood, Dolly Parton's famous theme park and family entertainment complex, is headquartered.

In an exclusive interview with Short Order, Deen says the main reason she's embarking on this summer tour is to please her fans. "When I step out onstage, it's the most amazing feeling, y'all. I feel so alive when I walk on that stage, and I love that kind of adrenaline rush. By going on tour, I can see all my amazing fans in different cities across the United States."


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21 comments
maryshep203
maryshep203

paula  i  would  love  to  see  you  in  person 

momdeb62
momdeb62

Paula I absolutely Love Ya!!!! I'd love to come to a show so are ya coming to Beautiful Colorado??? Please!!!

cookyc0559
cookyc0559

Will you be coming to anyplace in New York, actually Upstate New York?

lscarbrough
lscarbrough

Any idea of what the cost of tickets will go for? Ticket master will not show prices till Thursday.

cherokee188
cherokee188

Glad your coming back missed all you rcooking showes.

momaz_6
momaz_6

Miss you and love that your coming back!! 

perry665
perry665

With special guest host, Donald Sterling.

SASOMACV
SASOMACV

Paula, Why not Detroit, St. Louis, Washington DC and NYC?

rachelsmess54
rachelsmess54

YES you need to come to OR but like Eugene so everyone can meet half way!! NOT Portland too far for us small towners!!


vanillaispower
vanillaispower

Paula you need to come to Oregon! There are a lot of people here that love you and want to see you in person!

michele.usa
michele.usa

Awesome news Paula!!  I hope to come see one of your shows!!

singleysshorty
singleysshorty

Thank God we've missed you so much come to Oklahoma start your own network like Oprah did

1foxygrandma
1foxygrandma

Hi Paula are you ever going to come you Pittsburgh Pennsylvania????  I love to come you one of your shows.

momdeb62
momdeb62

Paul absolutely Love You!! Are you going to come to Beautiful Colorado??? Please!!!

perry665
perry665

Cause she's staying in the South. Too many non-racists the farther North you get. She's gotta stay below The Mason Dixon Line.

cookyc0559
cookyc0559

Excuse me? We happen to LOVE Paula up here in the North country! Matter of fact...I haven't watched Food Network since all that garbage happened.

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