MAYDAY BREWERY HOSTS ITS 5TH ANNUAL FOLK ‘N ART FEST
Local Brewery’s Festival Features Local Artists, Folk Music and Kilts Saturday, July 15.
MURFREESBORO – June 29, 2017 – Mayday Brewery invites everyone to put on their kilt and head to the brewery to celebrate local art, folk music and craft beer from 12:00pm until 10:00pm on Saturday, July 15.
Admission is a suggested $2 donation to benefit Fashion Is For Every Bodyan organization that uses the art of fashion and the craft of design to empower, celebrate, and represent the beauty, sass, and class of every body--- no matter their size, age, background, or ability level. Mayday’s doors will open at 12:00p.m. Old Time music players will kick off the music at noon. It will also be Maydays inaugural “wear your kilt to Mayday day”.
Mayday Founder Ozzy Nelson explains the new cover charge for the event, “We are charging a recommended $2 per adult for the festival to raise money for a charity that is very close to the Mayday family. Our friend Kimmie Jones, one of the founding members of the organization, passed away unexpectedly this year and we wanted to do something special to remember her.” Beth Thielman, Public Relations and Outreach Coordinator at Fashion is for Every Body says, “We're thrilled to be a part of the Folk ‘n Art Fest, and connect with other passionate creatives in our community.”
Local artist Michelle Sweatt has organized more than twelve artists to participate in the event, "This will be my 5th year with this show, and I’m excited that I’ve been here from the beginning. I love the way the Folk ‘n Art Fest highlights the local art and music scene in the Boro.” She explains the uniqueness of the event saying, “With each artist bringing their unique flavor to the show, it gives the event goer a glimpse into different artistic styles, the chance to interact with each artist, plus the opportunity to take a piece of the artist home with them!”
Live music will start soon after the doors open with the Murfreesboro Old Time Jam. This isn’t your typical band, it’s a group of musicians that get together and play “Old Time” music. Ozzy Nelson explains, “we have been holding an Old Time jam every second and fourth Thursday of the month at the brewery since January and it has been a blast. Musicians sit in a circle and play “unplugged” and everyone is welcome to play.” The Old Time Jam will be followed at about 6:00pm by Murfreesboro favorite The Accidental Trio, then a little more contemporary with artist Delyn Christian will round out the evening.
What: Mayday’s 5th Annual Folk ‘n Art Fest & Inaugural Wear Your Kilt Day
When: 12:00 – 10:00 p.m. Saturday July 15, 2017.
Where: Mayday Brewery, located at the corner of Kings Highway and Old Salem Road in downtown Murfreesboro
Admission is $2. Pints of Mayday beer $5.
FashionEveryBody.jpg Photo - Founding Members of Fashion is for Every Body (L-R) Beth Thielman, Alicia Searcy, and Kimmie Jones
About Mayday Brewery
Mayday Brewery produces six craft beers and can be found on-tap at more than 130 Middle Tennessee restaurants and bars. The tasting room is open to the public from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday through Friday, 1:00-8:00 p.m. on Saturday, and 1:00-7:00p.m. Sunday. Brewery tours are also available Saturday. Brewery visitors may purchase pints or half-gallon jugs of beer at the tasting room, and patrons are encouraged to bring a picnic or purchase from one of several food trucks that regularly visits Mayday.