Sports Illustrated Swimsuit presents Vibes

Photo by James Macari/Sports Illustrated

Sports Illustrated will celebrate the launch of its 2017 swimsuit issue with a two-day music, food and culture festival, Vibes. The first-of-its-kind event will feature live performances by Diplo and Miguel; a food festival curated by Houston’s James Beard Award-winning chef Chris Shepherd; and special appearances by the models of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Class of 2017.

Vibes will kick off on Friday with a food festival featuring favorites from well-known national and regional chefs: Chris Shepherd, Underbelly; Hugh Acheson, Five & Ten, The National, Empire State South and The Florence; Graham Elliot, Graham Elliot Bistro; Terrence Gallivan and Seth Siegel Gardner, The Pass & Provisions; and Tyson Cole, Uchi and UchiKo. Day one will culminate with a VIP performance by R&B sensation Miguel. The festival lineup continues Saturday with local Houston musicians, followed by headliner Diplo.

Olympic Gold Medalists Simone Biles and Aly Raisman make their SI Swimsuit debut in the 2017 issue and will be among the cast of this year’s models participating in the two-day event.



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