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Dozens of wing cookers spice up the street as country’s hottest rising stars perform free concerts

For Immediate Release

Thu, Apr 25, 2019


Sara Robbins



The seventh annual Biggest Little City Wing Fest presented by THE ROW will take place July 5 and 6, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., in the Heart of Reno and will feature free entertainment from two of country’s hottest rising acts – A Thousand Horses, who deliver an authentic fusion of southern rock and contemporary country mixed with rowdy jams, will headline on Friday and Lindsay Ell, one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music, takes the stage on Saturday.


At the Biggest Little City Wing Fest, over 20 wing cookers will serve over 20,000 pounds of chicken wings while competing for accolades of 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 on Virginia Street in front of THE ROW and compete for Reno’s tastiest honors with their most creative sauces. Popular flavors of the past include strawberry cheesecake, maple bacon bourbon, peanut butter and jelly, ghostpepper and Asian buffalo.


Confirmed wing cookers for this year include Slater’s Ding-a-Wing, Paulie’s Pizza, Redneck Wings, Wingredient, OffDaRocc 808, Wing King, Wing Master, Wing Doctor, On Street Concessions, Git ‘Er Smoked, Cane Fire and Cal Neva. More are scheduled to be announced. 


The full entertainment schedule for the Biggest Little City Wing Fest will be announced at a later date.


About A Thousand Horses

America’s bona fide band of brothers, A Thousand Horses, delivers an authentic fusion of southern rock and contemporary country mixed with rowdy jams. Their tough-as-nails new track “My Time’s Comin’” is the first look at their forthcoming second album “Starting Fires,” produced by GRAMMY™ award winner Dave Cobb. The group’s debut single “Smoke” made country aircheck history as the highest debut for a new artist and solidified the band (with at least three members) as the first this decade to score a #1 with their first single on the Billboard country airplay chart. A Thousand Horses have landed multiple award show nominations, most recently vying for the title of “New Vocal Duo or Group of the Year” at the 52nd annual ACM Awards™. The band’s debut album “Southernality” blends southern rock and influential sounds of The Black Crowes and Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street” era, followed by their six track EP “Bridges” which include the working-man’s anthem “Preachin’ to the Choir.” The talented foursome soars with Michael Hobby on lead vocals, as Bill Satcher and Zach Brown on guitar and Graham Deloach on bass round out their unique grooves. After opening for country powerhouse Jason Aldean and a string of performances in the UK., A Thousand Horses have headlined shows across the U.S. and served as direct support on Kid Rock’s 2018 “American Rock n Roll” tour.”


About Lindsay Ell

Lauded as “one of the most exciting and talented young artists in country music” by Forbes, Lindsay Ell is a triple threat: accomplished musician, unique vocalist and songwriter. The Calgary native learned to play guitar while traveling with her father to country-bluegrass camps as a young girl. Ell honed her crafts as a musical stylist and songwriter after being discovered by BTO and The Guess Who’s Randy Bachman, who discovered her at the age of 13. The multi-instrumentalist was soon touring alongside the likes of Luke Bryan, Buddy Guy and Keith Urban as well as wowing audiences as Carrie Underwood’s guitar player live on the 50th annual CMA Awards™ and holding her own alongside icon Melissa Etheridge on “Skyville Live.” In the last year alone, Ell has exhilarated audiences as part of Brad Paisley’s “Weekend Warrior” world tour, Sugarland’s “Still the Same” tour and Keith Urban’s “Graffiti U” world tour. Ell’s first full-length album “The Project” debuted at no. 1 on the country album sales chart and was named Billboard’s “Best Country Album of 2017.” Her single “Criminal” was the most added song on country radio upon impact and became her first ever Top 20 hit in the U.S. in addition to becoming her first no. 1 single on the Canadian country radio charts.



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