Hot chicken is hot … and so is the weather

It was a hot, muggy 4th of July, but that didn’t stop the crowds for showing up for the annual Hot Chicken Festival.  Held this morning and afternoon in East Park (which is, yes, in East Nashville), events ranged from a fire truck (and kilt) parade:

To a hot chicken contest:

A stage also featured a host of festival-quality music, as pictured above.

Unfortunately, Calli Cline wasn’t too thrilled about the heat, both on the chicken and in the atmosphere:

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