Saturday, March 16, 2013
This year Historic Downtown Franklin celebrates St. Patrick’s Day on March 16th with the Franklin Main Street Brew Fest. Tickets are $40 and include tastings of more than 50 beers and a sampling of Irish whiskey in the Main Street shops from 6 to 9 p.m. Main Street is closed to vehicle traffic but free and open to pedestrian traffic with most shops and restaurants open throughout the event.
The 2013 Franklin Main Street Brewfest will be filled with Irish Music throughout the streets. A group from Nashville Pipes and Drums will be strolling through the streets while playing traditional Irish music on bagpipes and drums. The Nashville Pipes and Drums is a family-friendly, non-profit community organization established to preserve and promote the sound of the Great Highland bagpipes and Scottish drums. They have members of all ages that embraces the music of their Scottish heritage. Also playing this year will be the band “The Secret Commonwealth”. The Secret Commonwealth has been Middle Tennessee’s most enduringly popular Celtic band since their inception in 1993. Influenced by The Pogues, The Chieftains, and traditional Irish pub bands, TSC’s music mixes original material with traditional music and many styles of American and European folk. Our third band this year, “The Pub Crawlers”(Band), will be wandering the streets and different tasting areas playing European Pub music and drinking songs. This group has been performing throughout this region for years and will be filling the area with popular sing along pub songs.
For a safe ride email email@example.com or call Franklin Transit at 615-628-0263. Make reservations at least 48 hours in advance/$6.00 per person round trip.
On Fourth Avenue, look for Irish-themed festival food including fish and chips, roasted corn and potatoes, Irish stew and kettle corn. The event is in its eighth year and formerly featured a street festival throughout the day. This year, the street will remain open throughout the day for regular business, closing at 4 p.m. to set-up for the evening event.
Ticket holders will check in at the Franklin Theatre on Main Street to get their special tasting glasses, a map to the tasting sites, and a description of the beers and Irish whiskey to sample. Check-in is available from 5 p.m. throughout the event, but the tasting sites open at 6 p.m.
Tickets are available by clicking on the Heritage Foundation Logo up below.
All proceeds will go to Downtown Franklin Association for promotion and continued revitalization of the historic district, which is on the National Register of Historic Places and designated by the National Trust as a Great American Main Street and a Preserve America community.
For information on site, come by the headquarters tent at the Franklin Theatre on Main Street