Tickets for WMSE’s 14th annual Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser are on sale now. Tickets are available online and from the WMSE studios in Krueger Hall at 820 N. Milwaukee St. during regular business hours. MSOE students can show their student ID to purchase tickets (in person) for only $5.

Taking place on March 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the MSOE Kern Center, the WMSE Rockabilly Chili Fundraiser has become one of the most popular events of the year. The competition pits more than 50 Milwaukee restaurants, cafés and caterers against one another to determine the city’s best chili. Attendees do the voting at the event. Awards are given to winners in five different categories: best meat, best vegetarian, most unique chili, best heat, and best vendor display/presentation.

Not only do you get to vote on which chili is the best, you also get to decide which fire house makes the best chili as Milwaukee fire fighters go head to head with their blazing chili! Once again they will have the boot out to raise money for their Warm Up Winter campaign, which provides new winter coats to more than 16,000 Milwaukee Public School students.

If that wasn’t exciting enough, the station will offer its WMSE Hot Sauce made by Man’s Best Friend. The hot sauce this year features a whole lot of spice and tequila-infused cherries. Instantly it was dubbed “La Salsa De Los Muertos” or Salsa of The Dead. No WMSE event would be complete without live music. The Midwestern Rockabilly king, Kevin Fayte, will be there to entertain what will surely be one of the event’s biggest crowds ever.

Advance tickets are $12 each and include four chili samples. Additional chili sampling tickets can be purchased at the event for $1 each. Attendees who bring two or more non-perishable food items for the Hunger Task Force, will receive two additional sample tickets. More information…