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Wingapalooza, Presented By Priority MotorSports, Returns For Its Second Year on Aug. 20

(Wichita, Kan.) – SMG and INTRUST Bank Arena are pleased to announce the Second Annual Wingapalooza, presented by Priority MotorSports, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016 at INTRUST Bank Arena. The one-of-a-kind event will again feature Wichita-area restaurants and chefs showcasing their best wings.

Wingapalooza will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the main arena floor and will include all-you-can-eat wings, a beer garden featuring select local craft beer options, and entertainment and music from a live DJ. Fans will have the opportunity to sample unique chicken wing recipes from the more than 20 restaurants and local chefs who will be showcasing their culinary flare and craft and competing for the best chicken wings in Wichita. Participating restaurants and chefs will vie for two awards at the event: a People’s Choice Award, or “Lord of the Wings,” and a Judge’s Choice Award. 2015 Wingapalooza winners included The Hungry Heart, Wings & Things, River City Brewing Company and The Anchor.

“Our inaugural Wingapalooza in 2015 was extremely successful and we’re excited to be making this event an annual occurrence,” said A.J. Boleski, SMG General Manager of INTRUST Bank Arena. “This unique event gives us the opportunity to put the spotlight on the amazing restaurants and chefs that we have right here in Wichita and we’re looking forward to seeing what recipes they’ve all prepared for this year’s event.”

Tickets for the all-you-can-eat event are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Tickets to Wingapalooza are limited and the 2015 inaugural event sold out; guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets go on sale today, Thursday, May 12 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at, in person at the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office or by calling 855-755-SEAT (7328). For more information on Wingapalooza, fans can visit

Participating restaurants already on board to compete at Wingapalooza include Hungry Heart, Wing Street, Wingstop, Gianni Bacci’s, Delano BBQ and Emerson Biggins. Space is still available for local restaurants and chefs who are interested in competing at Wingapalooza. For more information on competing, please contact Ryan Decker at or 316-440-9021.  INTRUST Bank Arena is proud to have Alt 107.3 as the radio sponsor for Wingapalooza. Additional sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Kandace Day at or 316-440-9012.


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