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KNOWN Presents a Tastefully KNOWN event in 2016! We are excited to announce an amazing new location with more music, more teams, more wings, and more fun this year for the 7th annual Music City Hot Wing Festival at Cumberland Park in Nashville, TN! Mark your calendar for August 6th and be a part of the best hot wing festival in the South.

Live Music Performances All Day, Hot Wing Cooking Competition, Hot Wing Eating Competition, Up to 30 Cooking Teams, Food Trucks, Craft Vendors, Cornhole Competitions & More. Dirty Dozen Brass Band headlines festival w/ support from The Music City Toppers, AJ & The Jiggawatts, The Gripsweats & Funky Good Time (All Vinyl DJ Sets w/ Live Drummer).




Are you an up-and-coming chef? Want to prove your restaurant has the best wings in town? Join the Music City Hot Wing Competition for the largest cash prize payout in the South.

How many wings can you eat? Put your stomach to the test in the 2016 Music City Hot Wing Festival Eating Contest!  Signup for a chance to win big money!

MCHWF will employ a token system in lieu of using cash at our wing team stations. One "Chicken Chip" is included with every GA ticket and can be traded for up to three wings at one cooking team station. Kiosk tents will be scattered throughout the site. Additional chips can be purchased for $5 each (worth 3 Wings) or get 5 Chips for $15 (15 Wings). Each token is worth 5 points and counts toward the "People's Choice Award"

Tokens will be collected and counted to determine who the winner of our People's Choice Award! The team with the most points earned will be declared the winner.

Guests with an "All the Wings" wristband will receive a single token (worth 25 points) to vote for their favorite team. General Admission patrons will have the option to upgrade to All The Wings Pass at the event. Be sure to get your tickets now and make your vote count!


Cumberland Park is an innovative play space for children and families incorporating unique play structures and water features to create an exciting new attraction along Nashville’s riverfront. The 6.5 acre park includes an outdoor amphitheater that can hold approximately 1,200 people for an event. The park sits between the Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge and the Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge and offers direct access to the Shelby Street Bridge by way of a new elevator and staircase.

Known Presents strives for innovative activations for the brands that partner with us. Let's create the perfect one together.  

We have plenty of opportunities  for vendors to partner with us at the festival. Let us know more about your business!