First Annual Peoria Wingfest

May 1, 2016 at 1:00 pm Festival Park at the Peoria Riverfront

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Event will feature up to 14 area restaurants and live entertainment!Peoria Park District


Advanced Media Partners (AMP) and the Peoria Park District announced today the First Annual Peoria WingFest!  This event will attract wing lovers from far and wide to enjoy a day of celebrating chicken wings, music, entertainment and fun while raising money for Peoria’s Friendship House.  The event will be held on Sunday, May 1st from 1:00pm-5:00pm in  Festival Park at The Peoria Riverfront.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, February 5, 2016 and can be purchased online at or at Advanced Media Partners, 2006 W. Altorfer Dr., Peoria.  General admission tickets are $20 and include live entertainment and unlimited wings from many of Peoria’s best restaurants.  VIP Tickets are $40 and include live entertainment,unlimited wings from many of Peoria’s best restaurants, an “Official Peoria WingFest” t-shirt, 3 complimentary drinks (beer or soda) as well as a vote in each of the four award categories (Hottest, Traditional, Exotic, and “Best in Show” ) for the Top Wings in Peoria.   A limited quantity of tickets may be available for  purchased the day of the event at $25.


Amber Miller, Promotions Director for Advanced Media Partners said, “We were looking for something different for Central Illinois to get behind and be one of the first events in 2016 on Peoria’s Riverfront.  In teaming with the Peoria Park District and Friendship House, we know we have a great event that will appeal to wing lovers and their families.  Up to 14 area restaurants will be competing for 1st place awards in Hottest, Traditional, Exotic, and “Best in Show” wing categories.  The event will also feature entertainment from the best of Peoria’s local musicians.”


“We are so grateful to Advanced Media Partners and the Peoria Park District for partnering with Friendship House on this unique event.  We are looking forward to a great day of food and fun on the Riverfront,”  states Melanie McNiff, President/CEO, Peoria Friendship House.  “We have had a wonderful relationship with AMP for a number of years, partnering with them on numerous events including the CT Discovery Concert series which has raised money for our programs and services as well as collecting over 3 tons of food to help us serve over 105,945 meals just this year! We expect the Annual Peoria WingFest to carry on the tradition of successful events hosted by these two fine organizations.”

Friendship House is a faith-based organization reaching out to all those in need, regardless of faith. They strive to treat everyone who comes through their doors with caring, respect and dignity.  Their mission is to do the work of Jesus Christ providing Hope, Respect and Guidance towards a path to prosperity.

ABOUT Advanced Media Partners

Advanced Media Partners is the only locally owned broadcast group in Central Illinois.  The company owns and operates 4 radio stations in the Peoria market:  96.5 ESPN, 98.5 KISS FM, 99.9 WWCT and 101.1 JACK FM.