Help celebrate the festival’s 16th anniversary!
This year a spectacular parade featuring music, dancing and live chickens will kick-off the 16th Annual Southern Hotwing Festival. Seven Prize Hens will lead the charge as the Memphis Second Line Jazz Band, a cheerleading squad, belly dancers, a horse and buggy, past festival winners, a vintage car, and the Sprocket and Roll party bike with hundreds in tow help march our first arrivals through the festival gates! Join us for the opening song, “When the Hens Go Marching In!”
The Memphis Second Line Jazz Band promotes New Orleans style jazz performed by Memphis musicians. Come join the fun as this lively band opens the festival at 11 a.m. on Tiger Lane, beside the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. This event is a benefit for Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis.
Adults with children who arrive at 10:30am may enter free and become a part of the parade. Parade participants will receive a free ticket (value of $20), and will have the ability to leave the festival and come back entrance free. There will also be free face painting for the kids and other fun games to enjoy after the parade.
“Memphis Second Line Jazz Band is looking forward to opening this year’s Southern Hot Wing Festival. Fun, food and family-oriented activities make this festival one to crow about. So please plan to join us as we let the good times roll and lead a second line procession through Tiger Lane.” – bandleader, Ellis Adams Keplinger
Visit Memphis Second Line Jazz Band’s Facebook page to learn more.