Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings

August 12, 2021

Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings & Alpen Wine Fest

SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 - 2pm to 9:30pm

Squaw Valley Resort

Running from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on September 3, 2021 (Friday), the festival of Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings will also feature regional live music from Jeff Jones Band and Ben Fuller. With a donation for wine tasting tickets, attendees receive an Alpen Wine Fest wine glass, all-inclusive tasting, and access to the day’s live music. The event is open to all ages, but guests must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to participate in the wine tasting.

Advanced tickets are priced at $40, and day-of tickets will be available for $50. All proceeds benefit Can Do MS, a non-profit foundation that delivers health and wellness education programs to help families living with MS.

Guitar Strings vs Chicken Wings


The ultimate Village battle is back, Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings, as six restaurants and six bands face off for the ultimate suprema-y for “Best Wings” and “Best Band.” Restaurants will battle for the Wing vs. Wing Champion Trophy and bands will battle for a $500 cash prize, in addition to bragging rights. Cast your vote and help choose the winners!

Chicken Wings


• Tickets and beer, wine and cocktail specials at the TINS bar are available starting at 4:00pm.
• Additional voting tokens can be purchased at the registration booth to help push your favorites to the top.
• Each restaurant will be cooking their own signature recipes for spicy, flavor-packed chicken wings and joining forces with the region’s best bands to crank the contest to the max.
• All proceeds from the event benefit the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) a non-profit dedicated to advancing the natural history, conservation, and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region through science, education and outreach. TINS’ education programs benefit more than 8,200 students each year. Last year, Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings raised nearly $5,000 for the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science.


$20 Two orders of Wings (8), 1 Drink Ticket and 5 voting tokens, good for one person
$40 Four orders of Wings (16), 2 Drink Tickets and 10 voting tokens, good for two people
$80 Eight orders of Wings (32), 4 Drink Tickets, and 20 voting tokens, awesome for four people
$5 Additional 5 voting tokens
$5 Additional 1 order of Wings (4)
$7 Additional 1 drink ticket (good for beer, wine, cocktail, or non-alcoholic beverage)


Group A: Bands perform from 5-6 p.m. and 7-8 p.m.
FIRESIDE - Six Mile Station
TWENTY TWO BISTRO - Alex Koford & The Wise Owls
TREMIGO - Horse Mouth

Group B: Bands perform from 6-7 p.m. and 8-9 p.m.
ROCKER - The Beer Gardeners
GRANITE BISTRO - Local Anthology

Band - Guitar Strings

Local Anthology

Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS)


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