INTRUST BANK ARENA INTRODUCES WINGAPALOOZA

Wichita, KS (April 24, 2015) – SMG and INTRUST Bank Arena are pleased to introduce Wingapalooza on Saturday, Aug. 15, 2015 at INTRUST Bank Arena. The one-of-a-kind event will 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.

“We’re excited to add Wingapalooza to the variety of events we strive to host at INTRUST Bank Arena,” said A.J. Boleski, SMG General Manager of INTRUST Bank Arena. “This unique type of event has been extremely successful in other cities. We look forward to not only showcasing the tremendous amount of culinary talent that Wichita has to offer, but also to the opportunity to provide our guests with the experience of tasting the best chicken wings in town.”

Tickets for the event are just $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Tickets to Wingapalooza are limited and guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 1 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased online at selectaseat.com, the INTRUST Bank Arena Box Office, by calling 855-755-SEAT (7328) or at participating Dillons locations. For more information on Wingapalooza, fans can visit www.intrustbankarena.com/wingapalooza.

Participating restaurants already on board to compete at the first Wingapalooza event include The Anchor, Douglas Avenue Chop Shop, Joe’s Old Town Bar & Grill, Wing Stop and The Monarch. Space is still available for local restaurants and chefs who are interested in competing at Wingapalooza. For more information on competing, please contact Josh Howell at josh.howell@intrustbankarena.com or 316-440-9013. INTRUST Bank Arena is proud to have iHeartMedia and Alt 107.3 as the radio sponsor for Wingapalooza. Additional sponsorship and vendor opportunities are available. For more information, please contact Kris Wheeler at kris.wheeler@intrustbankarena.com or 316-440-9012.