Guitar Strings & Chicken Wings Sept. 7

Category: Press Release
 Live Music and Chicken Wings Spice Up The Village at Squaw Valley® with 7th Annual Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings Event

Annual competition features six restaurants and six bands that face off for “Best Wings” and “Best Band” while supporting the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS)

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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] August 28, 2018 – On September 7th, The Village at Squaw Valley will host a chicken wings and music competition—Guitar Strings Vs. Chicken Wings where six Village restaurants and six local Tahoe bands will face off for ultimate bragging rights for “Best Wings” and “Best Band.” In addition to eternal bragging rights, winners of the “Best Wing” competition will be awarded the Wing vs. Wing Championship Trophy, and the “Best Band” will win $500. 

Each restaurant entrant will cook their signature recipes for flavor packed chicken wings and will be joined with the region’s best bands to crank the contest to the max. All proceeds from this delicious event benefit the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, a non-profit organization that seeks to advance the natural history, conservation, and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region through science, education, and outreach. TINS’ education programs benefit more than 6,800 students each year. In 2017, Guitar Strings Vs. Chicken Wings raised nearly $5,000 for the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science. The competitions will take place on Friday, September 7th from 4:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

“We’re so excited to showcase the talents of our fellow restaurants in the Village, and welcome some of our favorite Tahoe musicians to join us as well,” said Caroline Ross, executive director of the Squaw Village Neighbourhood Company. “This delicious event is a great way for locals and visitors to experience a fun competition and rocking music set against a breathtaking mountain backdrop.”

2018 Music & Wing Line Up:
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Music by Purple Curtain, and wings by Fireside Pizza
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Music by Burning Nylon, and wings by Twenty Two Bistro
5:00 – 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.: Music by Truth Cartel, and wings by Suko Yama 
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. & 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Music by Tim High & The Mighty, and wings by Rocker @ Squaw
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. & 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Music by Jeff Jones Band, and wings by The Auld Dubliner 
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. & 8:00 – 9:00 p.m.: Music by Voodoo Dogs, and wings by Granite Bistro Pop-Up

Wings and Drinks Packages 
Available for purchase beginning at 4:30 p.m., packages will start at $20.00 and will be available for purchase starting at 4:30 p.m. 

  • $20.00: Two orders of wings (8), 1 drink ticket, and 5 voting tokens, good for one person
  • $40.00: Four orders of wings (16), 2 drink tickets, and 10 voting tokens, good for two people
  • $80.00: Eight orders of wings (32), 4 drink tickets, and 20 voting tokens, good for four people 
  • $5.00: An additional 5 voting tokens 
  • $5.00: An additional order of wings (4)
  • $7.00: An additional drink ticket (1) for wine, beer, or cocktail

Summer Lodging Specials in The Village at Squaw Valley
Take advantage of great summer deals on lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley. Stay right in the heart of the action, with direct access to the Aerial Tram to High Camp, world-class shopping, dining, activities and events in the Village. Sip, shop, stay and forget about driving.

Visit High Camp via the Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley 
The Aerial Tram at Squaw Valley will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through September 3 and on weekends through September 30. Enjoy an aerial climb over 2,000 feet from the base of Squaw Valley to High Camp, located at 8,200 feet, with 360 degree views of Lake Tahoe’s high alpine beauty. Click here for Aerial Tram rates and details.

About The Village at Squaw Valley®
The Village at Squaw Valley is a year-round destination in the heart of Squaw Valley, located in North Lake Tahoe. This European-inspired Village features over 50 bars, restaurants, galleries and boutiques, including a yoga studio and spa. Condominium style suites are conveniently located for access to four season adventure including aerial tram rides to High Camp at 8200 feet, overlooking Lake Tahoe. The Village events plaza is home to a variety of outdoor activities and premier music festivals, including free outdoor movie nights and Bluesdays throughout the summer season. Visit or call 866-818-6963 to learn more.