4th Annual Nashville Scene’s Burger Week at participating restaurants around the city, $5 specialty burgers around the city
Gulch Night Market Summer Series Final Night
Lightning 100’s Half Christmas Beer Festival at Marathon Music Works, ticket information at 877-987-6487
R&B Only Event at Marathon Music Works, ticket information at 877-987-6487
Chaka Khan @ Nashville Symphony, ticket information at 615-687-6400
July 22-Aug. 5 @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Ms. Lauryn Hill w/Special Guests Big Boi, Dave East and Victory @ Municipal Auditorium
15th Annual Tomato Art Festival
Jason Mraz and Brett Dennen @ Ascend Amphitheater
Rock & Roll Express Tour: 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul w/Special guests Soul Asylum @ Ascend Amphitheater
The Voicenotes Tour: Charlie Puth w/special guest Hailee Steinfeld @ Ascend Amphitheater
Outloud Music Festival
Tennessee Whiskey Festival
2018 Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
CAM w/Lucie Silvas @ Ryman Auditorium
Cold and Black and Infinite Tour: Nine Inch Nails w/special guests The Jesus and Mary Chain @ Ascend Amphitheater
Nashville Whiskey Festival @ Omni Hotel Grand Ballroom
Brett Young @ Ryman Auditorium
Nashville's July 4th celebrations encompass the annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival. In case you are new to Nashville or this is your first time hearing of this event, let me explain. The Music City Hot Chicken Festival is where the city celebrates the cuisine it started, HOT CHICKEN. That's right, Nashville put hot chicken on the map! So it's only right that it has a festival devoted to just that. This event is the only local festival where you will find the best hot chicken in the city IN ONE SPOT.
From famous hot chicken shacks like Princes to hot chicken food trucks like 400 Degrees, festival attendees are guaranteed to taste a new version of hot chicken from each vendor they visit. You may find that you can handle the spicy skin at one place and get choked on the skin at another. FYI (unless you are like me and love spicy foods), stay away from the veterans. Most of them know how to bring heat to the actual chicken meat. Pickles are the signature! I digress...
Like all contests, a winner is declared. The winner of the Hot Chicken Festival Cooking Contest is announced on the big stage after numerous performances.
Congrats to Big Steve and the Chickadees for taking home the trophy this year! My photos and videos from the 12th Annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival are below.
BANDS, JUDGES AND WINNERS, OHHH MY!!!
If you missed last year's Independence Day celebrations, review it with my video recap below.
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