The author seeks to celebrate National Chicken Wing Day in Music City. Turns out finding a Nashville poultry special on this July 29 is tougher than it looks, but the day may end up being all kinds of delicious.

A massive downpour over East Park could not dampen the spirits or fortitude of Nashvillians craving their Independence Day hot chicken.

The federal observance of Independence Day is taking place today, but in Nashville, the real celebration happens on the actual nation’s anniversary: July 4. That’s when the ninth annual Music City Hot Chicken Festival to benefit East Nashville’s Friends of Shelby Bottom hits East Park.

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