There are a load of events happening this weekend, with plenty of Yazoo flowing...
Taste of Music City Saturday June 5th on Deaderick Street
This event keeps getting bigger and better. It got so crowded last year on the bridge that the event organizers moved it to Deaderick Street. Anyone remember Summer Lights? It's going to be a similar setup, with the street closed from the Metro Courthouse park all the way up to War Memorial. There will be a Wine Tasting Experience with Arrington Vineyards at one end, a Jack Daniels Experience, a Robert Mondavi Discover Wine Tour, live music, over 50 restaurants with tasting booths, a Kids Zone, and... three Yazoo beer stations! (we've rented a refrigerated truck so the beer will be nice and cold!)
Admission is free, and you can buy food and beverages with tickets. It's going on from 11 AM until 9 PM. Come by and get a sneak taste of our Summer Ale before it gets released! For more info visit www.TasteofMusicCity.com.
The Annual Otha Turner Birthday Bash Saturday June 5th, 2-9 PM
Our good friend Bill Ramsey throws a birthday party every year, for both himself and his old friend Otha Turner, the famous fife blues legend. Otha passed away a few years ago, but his family still makes the trip up from Mississippi every year. The block party is on Sweetbriar Drive, just off Belmont Blvd. If you have never seen Otha's granddaughter play at Bonnaroo or with the North Mississippi Allstars, here is your chance to see her, Sharde Thomas and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band. Admission is a $30 donation at the door with proceeds going to the Second Harvest Food Bank. There is always great food and a few kegs of Yazoo hidden (just ask around). For more info visit http://www.othaturner.com/party.html
Magic City Brewfest!!
For all the good beer fans down in Alabama, this is your chance to get out and taste the best beer the South has to offer. It's held at an amazingly cool location, the old Sloss Furnaces just near downtown Birmingham. Ivan and Neil will be down there pouring our contributions to good beer, including a keg of Yazoo Sue. For tickets and more info visit http://www.magiccitybrewfest.com/