ESPN Wing Zone returns for 4th annual Tennessee Whiskey Festival

The 4th annual Tennessee Whiskey Festival will take place in Chattanooga at the First Tennessee Pavilion on the night of Saturday, May 20th from 6-11 p.m. EST.

The Tennessee Whiskey Festival was created to showcase craft spirits from around the state and the passionate people who produce them. It’s the perfect opportunity to sample the best whiskey Tennessee has to offer. Craft distilled products from other regions will also be showcased at this year’s festival, so plan on tasting and comparing some of the best spirits from across the country. Local bands will perform live music.

Everyone from across the region is invited to join in on the fun at the 4th annual Tennessee Whiskey Festival as we gather together and celebrate craft distilling in the great state of Tennessee. Save the date and purchase your tickets today!



The ESPN Wing Zone returns to the Tennessee Whiskey Festival for the second consecutive year. Local restaurants will put their best wing forward for you to taste and judge. The ‘wing off’ winner will be announced at the conclusion of the festival. All festival participants will be allowed 10 wings to sample.

2017 Competitors Include: 1885, Beast & Barrell, Diamonds Billiards, Feed Table & Tavern, Jefferson’s, Mike’s Smokehouse, Clyde’s on Main, Universal Joint and Jim Brewer’s Wing Experience.



ESPN 105.1 The Zone is giving listeners the chance to WIN a VIP EXPERIENCE PACKAGE to the 4th annual Tennessee Whiskey Festival. Our one lucky winner will receive two (2) “VIP Whiskey Lover” tickets, a one-night stay at the Chattanooga Choo Choo and a gift basket courtesy of the Tennessee Whiskey Festival and ESPN 105.1 The Zone.

HOW TO WIN: Tune to ESPN 105.1-FM and listen to Press Row (M-F, 3-6 p.m. EST) with David Paschall and Jay Greeson during the week of Monday, May 15th. The show will take qualifiers via phone on the hotline and on the radio station’s Twitter account @ESPN1051TheZone. A lucky winner will be selected on Thursday, May 18th during the 5:00 hour of the show.

Stay tuned to ESPN 105.1-FM, the station’s Twitter account, Facebook page and this website for more details on the VIP EXPERIENCE PACKAGE contest.


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Tickets will be available at three different levels – VIP Whiskey Lover, Whiskey Pass for tasters and General Admission. In addition to the benefits listed below, all patrons will have access to cash bars featuring specialty drinks and craft beers, food from local restaurants, fantastic live music and, of course….whiskey!

VIP Whiskey Lover – Whiskey passport, whiskey tasting glass, and complimentary tasting of each whiskey presented at the festival- PLUS complimentary VIP food, private viewing area next to stage, private free bar, and free VIP Parking in the Pavilion lot and this year – 10 complimentary chicken wings!

Whiskey Pass – Whiskey passport, whiskey tasting glass, and complimentary tasting of each whiskey presented at the festival,  a plate of 10 chicken wings  AND you can dance holes in your shoes!

General Admission – Allows you Festival entrance and you can enjoy the atmosphere and dance holes in your shoes!  Cash bars will be available all night.  And yes – you also get 10 chicken wings.