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Evansville Wing & Music Festival makes grand return this weekend

Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 9:49 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 24, 2021 at 7:44 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - The Evansville Wing and Music Festival returned to the Tri-State on Saturday.

The fourth iteration of the festival was hosted at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in downtown Evansville this weekend.

Despite the chicken wing shortage, organizers were able to round up 10,000 chicken wings, which is approximately 2,500 pounds. This was enough to still hold the festival and even hold a chicken wing eating contest.

The event was postponed back in January due to the pandemic.

Organizers say nearly a dozen vendors were set up on Saturday, serving wings, desserts and beverages.

“It’s exciting to get back to what we love to do and that’s bring people together,” Joe Notter of Evansville Events said. “Come out, forget about what’s going on in the world and have some fun.”

Four music acts were performed at the festival this weekend.

These acts included Soul N the Pocket, Ash Brothers, Zion Reggae and Loops & Rhythms.

Organizers say a portion of the proceeds will go to the Vanderburgh County Veterans Council.

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