Music City Hot Chicken Festival 


2020 Deconstructed Festival 

The annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival presented by Piedmont Natural Gas will be celebrating Nashville's unique dish on July 4 date with a COVID-aware, deconstructed, take-out, curbside, "coop-side" event at Hot Chicken establishments across the Nashville area.

On Saturday, July 4, 2020 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hot Chicken-lovers and Hot Chicken-lovers-to-be are encouraged to order in advance and take out their favorite dish on Saturday, July 4. On that day, the Festival will offer entertainment and socially distanced comradery while patrons pick up orders at locations around Nashville. 

Participating restaurants announcing they will be open until at least 4 p.m. on July 4 include Prince's Hot Chicken Shack, Bolton's Spicy Chicken and Fish, 400 Degrees, Party Fowl and Hattie B's Hot Chicken, and the list is expected to grow.

Don't forget the beer! This year our partners at Yazoo have made a special Hot Chicken Coalition Ale. the perfect complement to Nashville's favorite food. Order yours today

As with any other activity and especially during this pandemic all are encouraged to stay home if sick, wear a mask, wash your hands often, and avoid close contact with people who are sick.

For more information, volunteer opportunities, visit the Music City Hot Chicken Festival website.

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The Annual Festival

The annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival was created in 2007, bringing together the local community and visitors to celebrate the uniquely-Nashville dish, Hot Chicken. The FREE event is held in East Park on July 4th each year and starts with the Fire Truck Parade through the streets of East Nashville.  Visitors can enjoy Hot Chicken from Nashville's best Hot Chicken establishments, cold beer from local breweries, and other delicious edibles from local vendors.  Live music from local bands keeps the "Nashville" vibe going all day long and visitors can look on while teams try their hand at cooking up their version of Hot Chicken in an Amateur Cooking Competition.  Afterward, visitors can make their way downtown for the annual fireworks display. 

Proceeds from the festival benefit the Friends of Shelby Park & Bottoms.

For more information, volunteer opportunities, visit the Music City Hot Chicken Festival website.

The festival is organized by The Nashville Hot Chicken Coalition, which was created to provide a platform for the education about this uniquely-Nashville food, while also furthering the cause of Nashville Hot Chicken.  The group consists of hot chicken purveyors, neighbors and civic leaders as well as representatives from Friends of Shelby.

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