Get Involved with the Hot Chicken Festival!

The Music City Hot Chicken Festival, approaching its 10th year, has already been recognized as one of the most unique food festivals in the Southeast. The festival's attendance has grown from 500 people in 2007 to over 10,000 in the each of the past few years.

The Music City Hot Chicken Festival is only possible with the support from the business community, private donors, and dedicated volunteers. Contributions to the Music City Hot Chicken Festival allow us to continue our mission of exposing hot chicken to the world all while supporting the Friends of Shelby Parks and Bottoms non-profit organization!

Join the Sponsorship Team

What's hotter than the Fourth of July? The annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival celebrating an original Nashville culinary tradition each year on July 4, from 11am – 3 p.m. at East Park on Woodland Street. This free event features the unique southern flare of local restaurants and puts amateur cooks head-to-head in competition for the best hot chicken recipe.

The fiery festivities feature free samples from Bolton's Spicy Chicken and Fish, The Chicken Shack, 400 Degrees, Hattie B's Hot Chicken, Pepperfire Hot Chicken, Party Fowl and Prince's Hot Chicken Shack, as well as entertainment and activities for the entire family. The event will feature an amateur chicken cooking contest with contestants being judged by our participating famous Hot Chicken Shack owners.

EXTRA HOT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

This one's for the record books. The Festival stage is the focal point of many Festival activities including live musical entertainment, announcement of the Amateur Hot Chicken Cooking Contest winner and Festival announcements. While all eyes are on the entertainment, they'll also be on you! As our Extra Hot Stage Sponsor, you will receive:

  • Your company logo will appear prominently as the Festival stage sponsor on the Festival Stage.
  • Company logo in all Festival print advertising including PSAs
  • Recognition in Festival radio advertising
  • Recognition on all Festival printed signs
  • Recognition with logo on Festival stage signs
  • Complimentary booth space for sales or promotion at the Festival
  • Recognition in all Festival press releases
  • Recognition of company during stage announcements

For additional details, contact us >

HOT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

We're Hot Chicken fans, so we know somethin' about the word "hot" and we don't take anything claiming to be hot mildly. Our HOT sponsors will receive the following benefits:

  • Your company logo on the Festival volunteer tee-shirt
  • Your company logo will appear prominently as the Festival contest sponsor on the contest stage and cooking area.
  • Your company logo will appear prominently as the sponsor of the kids' area.
  • Company logo in all Festival print advertising including PSAs
  • Recognition in Festival radio advertising
  • Recognition on all Festival printed signs
  • Recognition with logo on Festival stage signs
  • Complimentary booth space for sales or promotion at the Festival
  • Recognition in all Festival press releases
  • Recognition of company during stage announcements

For additional details, contact us > 

FIERY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

We're here to re-up the Hot Chicken fans and we just can't "wing" it! Our FIERY sponsors will receive:

  • Complimentary 10x10 festival booth space for company promotion
  • Recognition with logo placement on the Festival website
  • Recognition with logo on festival signs throughout the park
  • Recognition of company during stage announcements
  • Recognition in all Festival press releases
  • Company will be a host of the festival stage
  • 8 passes to the Fowl Ball VIP and sponsorship appreciation event (in advance of festival)
  • 8 passes to the on-site sponsors VIP tent (food and beverage provided)
FIERY SPONSORSHIP INVESTMENT: $7,500
 

SPICY SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

This general sponsorship opportunity of the entire event is surely something to cluck about for those wanting to be a part of the Festival excitement.

  • Recognition on signs at the event
  • Recognition with logo placement on festival print ads
  • Recognition with logo placement on festival website
  • Your company logo on festival signs throughout the park
  • Recognition in all festival press releases
  • 4 passes to the Fowl Ball VIP and sponsorship appreciation event (in advance of festival)
  • 4 passes to the on-site sponsors VIP tent (food and beverage provided)
SPICY SPONSORSHIP INVESTMENT: $2,500

For information on other sponsorship opportunities, please contact us through our site's contact form >