Hometown Throwdown featuring Austin Jenckes and Homestyle Chili Cookoff

The Hometown Throwdown, featuing 11 of country music’s up-and-coming young artists, will take over Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium on July 14, courtesy of the Wolf 100.7 FM.

austen jenckes2Twenty-five bucks gets you a ticket to enjoy Northwest native Austin Jenckes, as well as Dan + Shay, Danielle Bradberry, Lindsay Ell, American Young, Joel Crouse, Kelleigh Bannen, Joey Hyde, Rae Solomon, Sammy Steele and Robbie Walden.

In addition to music the event also features the first Homestyle International Chili Society in Washington. 

Homestyle chili is defined by the International Chili Society as the cook’s favorite combination of ingredients resulting in a dish seasoned with chili peppers and spices. Prizes awarded for the top 3 competitors.

There will be $5 tastings of Chili at the event.

Teams can have up to four members and space is limited.

Here’s some more information about the competition:
There will be no restriction or requirement as to the ingredients, but the entry must be homemade and have chili pepper flavor. Garnish is allowed if the cook so desires. Homestyle chili must be made on site.

Further details for People’s Choice and Pierce County Health Department requirements will be posted on the International Chili Society website.

Send questions about the cook to to washingtonstatechilicookoff@gmail.com.

The International Chili Society is the largest food festival organization in the world.

More information can be found on the Homestyle Chili Cook Off Facebook page.

Tickets for the show are on sale NOW! BUY THEM HERE.

About Shawn Skager

Shawn Skager is just an everyday joe like you, who loves music and is lucky enough to be able to write about it. When he's not enjoying long walks on the beach, getting caught in the rain, pina coladas and cheesy 70s music by guys named Rupert, Shawn can usually be found in the Northwest Convergence Zone radio studio doing either the Northwest Music Scene radio show or the Hooligan Honky Tonk Radio Hour. And just for the record, Shawn believes that Rush's exclusion from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Hank Williams Sr.'s exclusion from the Grand Ol' Opry are crimes against humanity.