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For Immediate Release

Mon, Jun 19, 2017


Sara Robbins



Fifth annual event returns, July 1-2 with headliners Trent Harmon

and Craig Wayne Boyd


RENO, Nev. (June 19, 2017)  -- Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to flap your tail feathers and wet those lips, the Biggest Little City Wing Fest will return to Downtown Reno, July 1-2. The fifth annual event, hosted by Silver Legacy Resort Casino, welcomes thousands of attendees and serves over 20,000 pounds of chicken wings each year. Festival hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. both days.  Bibs are optional.


This year’s Wing Fest will feature free concerts from “American Idol” winner Trent Harmon, whose debut country single “There’s a Girl” is currently topping the charts, and “The Voice” winner Craig Wayne Boyd who is rooted in southern tradition of country music topped with a rebellious flair. Harmon will perform July 1 at 8 p.m. and Craig Wayne Boyd will perform July 2 at 8 p.m.

The full, free entertainment line-up for Biggest Little City Wing Fest is:


  • Saturday, July 1
    • 12 p.m. – Jason King Band
    • 2 p.m. – Jake’s Garage 5.0
    • 4 p.m. – Hellbound Glory
    • 6 p.m. – Spur Crazy
    • 8 p.m. – Trent Harmon


  • Sunday, July 2
    • 12 p.m. – Blue Eyed Floozy
    • 2 p.m. – Spur Crazy
    • 4 p.m. – Jake’s Garage 5.0
    • 6 p.m. – Hellbound Glory
    • 8 p.m. – Craig Wayne Boyd


*Schedule subject to change*


About 20 wing cookers will participate all weekend long, competing for the best sauces and new found fans. What started as an event with local restaurants and caterers, is now attracting cookers from all over the country including California, Colorado and Montana. Wing cookers will set-up shop in Downtown Reno and compete for Reno’s tastiest honors with their most creative sauces. In fact, many returning cookers will use this opportunity to debut a brand new sauce during the two day event. As of press date, the following cookers and vendors have confirmed:



  • Alltaken
  • Aloha Shack
  • Ben & Jerry’s
  • Black Rock Pizza
  • Cal Neva
  • Cornice Cantina
  • Doc’s Q’in Pit Stop
  • Formula 47 Wing Sauce
  • Git R Smoked
  • Kicki’n Asian
  • Koko’s Korean Teriyaki
  • Moo Dang
  • Mother Clucker
  • Onstreet Concessions
  • Paulie’s Pizza
  • Redneck Wings
  • Slater’s Ding-a-Wing
  • Wing of Fire
  • Wingredient



Unique flavors from the past include strawberry cheesecake, salted caramel, spicy buffalo garlic, maple bacon bourbon, peanut butter and jelly, dragon sriarcha, habanero and lemon parmesan. In addition to wings, the Eldorado will be serving buffalo chicken wing pizza by the slice, chicken and fresh pineapple skewers, chicken pot stickers, sliders, fried calamari and cheeseburgers. El Jefe’s Cantina at Circus Circus Reno will serve chicken, carne asada and carnitas tacos.  


Tickets for the VIP Hen House, which includes all-you-can-eat festival foods like BBQ chicken, smoky pork ribs, grilled beef hot links, three kinds of wings, creamy cole slaw, red potato salad and assorted desserts, are available now. The VIP Hen House will be open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. both Saturday and Sunday of the Wing Fest. Entry to the Hen House, which also includes beer, wine, cocktails and assorted non-alcoholic drinks, start at $69.50 and can be purchased at


About Silver Legacy

Located in the heart of the biggest little city, Silver Legacy Resort Casino is a premier destination, boasting the perfect amenities for any getaway. Featuring spacious guest rooms and suites, big-name entertainment, award-winning restaurants and the best darn outdoor and special events in the west. Enjoy world-class skiing, kayaking on the Truckee River and all things outdoors along with the only accredited museum in Nevada and arts & culture scene with international acclaim. Silver Legacy makes it easy and affordable to experience the best year round! To stay up-to-date with Silver Legacy Resort Casino, visit us at or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.                                                                              


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