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Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to flap your tail feathers and wet those lips, the Biggest Little City Wing Fest returns to the Renossance, July 2-4. The fourth annual event, hosted by Silver Legacy Resort Casino, welcomes over 80,000 attendees and serves over 20,000 pounds of chicken wings each year. Bibs are optional.

This year’s Wing Fest features a free concert from Jon Pardi, whose high-energy approach to country music has its stamp all over his Capitol Records Nashville debut album. A natural storyteller, he writes what he knows, spinning tales born of his dues-paying days in the area around his native Dixon, California, and bringing it all together into a strong, cohesive musical statement. His current single “Head Over Boots” has taken over the country music charts, peaking at number 14. Pardi will perform on the outdoor stage on Sunday, July 3 at 6:30 p.m.

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The free line-up

  • July 2   
    • 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Stephan Hogan
    • 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Branded
  • July 3
    • 12 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Buck Ford
    • 3:15 p.m. – 6 p.m. Cripple Creek
    • 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Jon Pardi
  • July 4
    • 12 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Summer Schappell
    • 3:45 p.m. – 6 p.m. The Corduroys

*Schedule subject to change*

The Main Event

Approximately 25 wing cookers will participate all weekend long, competing for the best sauces and new found fans. What started as an event with local restaurants and caterers is now attracting cookers from all over the country including California, Colorado and Texas. In total, 25 wing cookers will set-up shop in Downtown Reno and compete for the tastiest honors with their most creative sauces. Many returning cookers will use this opportunity to debut a brand new sauce during the three-day event.

The Cookers (and counting)

  • Red Neck Wings
  • Slater’s Ding-a-Wing
  • Aloha Shack
  • Knockouts Bar and Grill
  • Kickin’ Asian
  • 2 Brothers Grub
  • Git R Smoked
  • Koko’s Teriyaki
  • Cornice Cantina
  • Mother Clucker
  • Wing of Fire
  • Unforgettable Foods
  • Paulie’s Pizza
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