DC101 Chili Cook-Off Delivers Spicy Chili & Hot Lineup Helps Raise $1.3 Million To Fight Kidney Disease
May 15, 2012 at 9:44 AM (PT)
CLEAR CHANNEL Alternative WWDC (DC101)/WASHINGTON's 33rd Annual "DC101 CHILI COOK-OFF" benefiting the NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION rocked RFK STADIUM grounds this past SATURDAY (5/12). Despite a last-minute cancellation by ANGELS AND AIRWAVES, DC101's stellar lineup of bands included INCUBUS, CAKE, THE AIRBORNE TOXIC EVENT, AWOLNATION, NEON TREES, CIVIL TWILIGHT and TWIN ATLANTIC.
There were 101 chili vendors and a record-breaking 31,000 attended the event, which raised more than $1.3 million to fight kidney disease in the region. True to its name, the Chili Cook-Off featured an intense competition between 101 chili cooks in four categories: Red Chili, Green Chili, Freestyle, and Salsa. The winner of the Red Chili Competition, BEVERLY KING, will go on to compete in the World Championship in the fall. Celebrity judges included REED DOUGHTY of the WASHINGTON REDSKINS, DOUG KAMMERER of NBC4, BOB MADIGAN, WTOP’s "MAN ABOUT TOWN" and MARC "NIGEL" STERNE of the TONY KORNHEISER SHOW.
Growing in stature and gaining momentum every year, the DC 101 CHILI COOK-OFF is DC’s longest-running one-day rock festival and one of the largest one day fundraisers for the National Kidney Foundation nationwide. DC101 PD JAMES HOWARD said, "We at DC101 strive to bring elite entertainment to this event every year. CHILI COOK-OFF is more than a great time because it comes with the knowledge you are helping to make a difference."
You can get a quick taste of the "DC101 CHILI COOK-OFF" on the the wrap-up video here.