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Submitted by mbrouse on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 3:30pm

Amelia Richmond, Squaw Valley
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Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings Returns to Squaw

Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings brings great music and delicious wings to The Village at Squaw Valley on Friday, September 6

[Olympic Valley, Calif.] August 28, 2013 – A battle of epic proportions is coming to Squaw Valley this September with the return of Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings on September 6. Six restaurants and six bands go head to head from 6-10 p.m. in The Village at Squaw Valley to benefit the Tahoe Institute for Natural Sciences. 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.


Chicken and music lovers are not going to want to miss a single stop on this around-the-valley face-off. Restaurant and music pairings are listed below.


[Group A: Playing from 6-7 p.m. and 8-9 p.m.]
Drop Theory at Twenty-Two Bistro    
Thick Newton    at Fireside Pizza Company     
Matt Reardon and Montagne at Mamasake


[Group B: Playing from 7-8 p.m. and 9-10 p.m.]
One Track Mind at The Auld Dubliner
Bad Move Smooth at Rocker@Squaw     
TBD at Cornice Cantina

Entry is a $5 donation to enjoy the wing and drink specials, as well as the opportunity to pick the the winners. Restaurants will battle for the Wing vs. Wing Champion Trophy as well as Wing and Band Best Pairing. Bands will be battling for their own prize – a paid future gig at The Village at Squaw Valley. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Events Plaza. Registered event attendees will get great prices on the special wings at four wings for $5 or nine wings for $10, plus beer and drink specials available at each restaurant. One lucky event-goer will go home with a guitar, donated by Guitar Center, that will be raffled off at the end of the night.

Proceeds from the entry donation will benefit Tahoe Institute of Natural Sciences (TINS), a local member-supported nonprofit organization seeking to advance the natural history, conservation, and ecosystem knowledge of the Tahoe region through science, education and outreach. TINS partnered with Squaw Valley to bring complimentary guided-hikes to the resort this summer and the organization has a long-term goal of bringing a world-class interpretive nature center and educational facility to the Tahoe area.

Those who think they can handle the heat, spice and flavor, will not want to miss the 2nd Annual Guitar Strings vs. Chicken Wings, Friday, September 6 for the best fight to the finish. Find out more at


About Squaw Valley
Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, Squaw Valley is internationally renowned for legendary terrain that spans 3,600 skiable acres, six peaks and 30 chairlifts, and ranges from an expansive mountaintop beginner area to unrivaled expert steeps, trees and bowls. Off the mountain, families relax in The Village at Squaw Valley around the cozy fire pits or enjoy a host of restaurants, bars, boutiques and art galleries. Guests can stay in one of The Village at Squaw Valley’s one, two or three bedroom suites, each with a fireplace, kitchen and balcony, for the ultimate slopeside lodging experience.

Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows joined forces in November 2011, bringing the two ski resorts under common ownership. Skiers and riders can access 6,000 skiable acres, 43 lifts, six terrain park and 270+ trails at Squaw and Alpine Meadows on one lift ticket or season pass.

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