Despite snow being in the forecast this weekend, it’s technically spring now. And you know what that means! WMSE’s annual Rockabilly Chili fundraiser is set to return to MSOE’s Kern Center on Sunday, April 16. YES. The 21st installment of the wildly popular and devilishly delicious event will kick off at 11 a.m.

Attendees will be able to sample chili from dozens of Milwaukee area restaurants, cafes, caterers, and other establishments who will be competing for awards in three categories: Meat, Veggie, Heat, and Unique. There will also be hardware handed out for Best Display. We’ve known about Rockabilly Chili’s return since mid-January, but we now know which area businesses will be taking part in this tasty Milwaukee spring tradition. Here they are!

Belair Cantina
Bavarian Bierhaus
Beans & Barley
Blue’s Egg
Cafe Corazon
Café Hollander Downer
Colonel Hart’s
Crafty Cow
Foxtown Heritage Meats
Fuel Cafe 5th St
Glorioso’s Appetito & Sage Harvest
Hacienda Taproom and Kitchen
Kettle Range Meat Company
Lakefront Brewery
LuLu Café & Bar
MPS School to Work Transition Program
Nessun Dorma
Plant Joy
Puddler’s Hall/Foltz Family Market
Riverwest Co-op
Semolina MKE LLC
Story Hill BKC
Strange Town
Sweet Basil
The Bay
The Old German Beer Hall
Twisted Plants
X-Ray Arcade

Tickets are available for $15 in advance (or $20 day-of) and each ticket includes four chili samples. Wanna get eight advance tickets with four chili samples each for only $100? You can totally do that too! Donate two or more non-perishable food items to Hunger Task Force and you’ll receive two additional sample tickets. According to Hunger Task Force, “healthy non-perishable foods like peanut butter, low-sodium canned vegetables, or whole grain breakfast cereals are critically needed at this time.”