Hits 96’s Running of the Chihuahuas 11 announces performer lineup

Hits 96’s Running of the Chihuahuas 11


Hits 96 will showcase five up-and-coming stars this year at the annual Running Of The Chihuahuas.

This year, performers include Nina Nesbitt, LIVVIA, The Unlikely Candidates, Bryce Vine, and Nick Lutsko.

Brad Steiner says Nick Lutsko will bring a new level of energy to the event. In partnership with Super Deluxe, Nick has created viral sensations with his mash-ups of news makers and popular music. Some of those Webby nominated viral videos will be performed live while the videos play around the stage.

Also taking the stage, vocalists Nina Nesbitt and LIVVIA as well as festival staple The Unlikely Candidates. Warner Brothers recording artist Bryce Vine will showcase his songs that have amassed over 20 million Spotify streams and currently ranks #6 on the Chattanooga Shazaam chart. He describes his sound as if “Blink 182 and Outkast got drunk with the Gorillaz and started playing music together.”

Hits 96 say they will be giving away artist meet and greets on the air with special VIP packages.

PAST: It is that time of year again as Hits 96 welcomes back Chattanooga's biggest Cinco De Mayo tradition, the Running of the Chihuahuas!

This year's Running of the Chihuahuas will take place Saturday, May 5th at the First Tennessee Pavilion.

Over the last 10 years, over 30,000 Chattanoogans and hundreds of Chihuahuas have participated in the yearly tradition that crowns the fastest Chihuahua in Chattanooga, according to event organizer, Brad Steiner.

“This Chattanooga institution has seen so many amazing champions, but the best part is being able to see so many familiar faces that come back and race year after year,” says Brad Steiner.

When the race starts, 6 dogs at a time compete to see who crosses the finish line first with each winner moving on to the next round of the competition.

Not only will the winning racer win their weight in prizes, owners and spectators can win while enjoying showcase performances from major recording artists that will be announced in a week-long lineup revelation event starting in the coming weeks.

Steiner adds,

“10 years after racing 12 dogs in the station parking lot we can now say that ROTC has turned into a full-on major sporting spectacle. Nowhere will you see the athletic prowess that you will see on May 5th.”

Registration is open and available at on a first come, first serve basis. Spectators and press are encouraged to participate, for free, starting at 2 p. m. at the First Tennessee Pavilion. Music begins at 3 p.m. and racing begins about at 6 p.m.