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Hot Chicken Festival offering take-out, curbside options this year due to pandemic

Wednesday Proclaimed 'Nashville Hot Chicken Day'
Posted at 2:09 PM, Jun 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-17 15:09:10-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Nashville’s Music City Hot Chicken Festival will be curbside this year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Festival organizers said this year’s event will be offering take-out from some of Nashville’s best hot chicken establishments/food trucks. The festival is scheduled from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 4.

“We are bringing this take-out, curbside, coop-side event because our beloved Hot Chicken dish still compels us to stop and celebrate its important, historic, and also legendary history not only for Nashville, but for our country,” said former Mayor and Festival founder Bill Purcell.

This year, you’re asked to place your order in advance and then pick it up that day.

Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack, Bolton’s Spicy Chicken and Fish, 400 Degrees, Party Fowl and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken all said they plan to be open until 4 p.m. Yazoo Brewing will also release a special limited batch of "Nashville Hot Chicken Coalition Ale” for the event.

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

The festival is also looking for contestants for its 2020 Amateur Contest. That event will take place on Thursday, June 25, and will air on Talk of the Town. You can submit your application here.

Participating restaurants and the links for online orders will be available and updated at the Music City Hot Chicken website. You can find more information here.