ROCHESTER, NY — Livingston resident Matthew Smith, a 10-year-old Harrison student known for his inspiring cooking demonstrations and contagious personality, has been selected as one of the fan-favorite contestants of “MasterChef Junior” to appear in the “MasterChef Junior Live!” 2020 tour.

Smith was only 8 years old when he landed in the top eight on “MasterChef Junior” and has been celebrated as a fan favorite since the season aired in February 2019. Smith has gained thousands of followers on social media, given several public cooking demonstrations and even appeared as a Mini Influencer on "Rachael Ray" over the last several months.

TCG Entertainment, leaders in live tour productions, and Endemol Shine North America, producer of the hit culinary competition series on FOX recently announced that Smith has been selected to join lineup of winners and fan-favorites who will appear on the tour, which kicks off in Rochester, NY, on March 3 to bring the joy of the series directly to fans and foodies alike.

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The family-friendly show will feature head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun challenges with past “MasterChef Junior” contestants as well as an overall immersive audience experience that is fun for all ages.

A limited number of VIP Packages will be available in all markets and will include cast meet-and-greets, Q&A sessions, a signed show poster, photos and more. Exclusive “MasterChef Junior Live!” merchandise will also be available for purchase.

The tour, which was attended by packed audiences in 16 cities during its first run in fall 2019, has been extended to seven weeks for 2020 and will visit 40 additional markets across the United States, including Boston, Brooklyn, Washington D.C., Detroit, Chicago, Denver and more.

In addition to Smith, all-stars that are scheduled to appear on select dates include Jasmine (Season Five Winner), Che (Season Seven Winner), Mikey (Season Six), Avery (Season Six), Quani (Season Six), Reid (Season Six) and Malia (Season Seven).

Tickets for “MasterChef Junior Live!” are on sale now at www.masterchefjuniorlive.com.

2020 TOUR DATES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

March 3

Rochester, NY

Kodak Center Theatre

March 4

Baltimore, MD

Lyric Opera House

March 5

Syracuse, NY

Crouse Hinds

March 6

Easton, PA

State Theatre Center for the Arts

March 7

Wallingford, CT

Oakdale Theatre

March 8

New Brunswick, NJ

State Theatre

March 10

Newark, NJ

Bergen PAC

March 11

Philadelphia, PA

Merriam Theatre

March 12

Boston, MA

Emerson Colonial Theatre

March 13

Brooklyn, NY

Kings Theatre

March 14

Lancaster, PA

American Music Theatre

March 15

Albany, NY

Palace Theatre

March 17

Dayton, OH

Schuster Center

March 18

Grand Rapids, MI

DeVos Performance Hall

March 19

Detroit, MI

Fox Theatre

March 21

Richmond, VA

Carpenter Theatre

March 22

Washington DC

Warner Theatre

March 24

Orlando, FL

Bob Carr Theatre

March 25

Clearwater, FL

Ruth Eckerd

March 26

Ft Lauderdale, FL

Broward Center

March 27

Jacksonville, FL

Florida Theatre

March 28

Charlotte, NC

Ovens Auditorium

March 29

Charleston, SC

Gaillard Center

March 31

Columbus, OH

Palace Theatre

April 1

Akron, OH

Civic Center

April 2

Evansville, IN

Victory Theatre

April 3

Richmond, KY

EKU Center for the Arts

April 4

Rosemont, IL

Rosemont Theatre

April 5

Des Moines, IA

Des Moines Civic Center

April 7

Sioux Falls, SD

Washington Pavilion

April 8

Rapid City, SD

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center

April 9

Colorado Springs, CO

Pikes Peak Center

April 10

Denver, CO

Paramount Theatre

April 11

Grand Junction, CO

Avalon Theatre

April 14

Wichita, KS

Orpheum Theatre

April 15

Cedar Rapids, IA

Paramount Theatre

April 16

Springfield, IL

Sangamon Auditorium

April 17

Oshkosh, WI

Menominee Nation Arena

April 18

Minneapolis, MN

State Theatre

April 19

Kansas City, MO

Midland Theatre