East Nashville Crawfish Bash – TODAY

If you are still looking for something to do on this Memorial Day Saturday, head over to East Park for the 3rd Annual East Nashville Crawfish Bash. Crawfish season is quickly coming to an end, so this may be your last chance for mudbugs in 2017. The crawfish are being provided by Sehrt Seafood, but other food truck options will be available. Also, Pickers Vodka and Yazoo Brew are bringing their delicious liquids, so you know there will be plenty to go around.

Admission to the event is free, but there are some VIP packages available that include guaranteed crawfish and discounted beer throughout the day. For the kids, the Bash will include a bounce house, face painting, and a bubble area. The party starts at 11AM and will go into the evening. Palaver Records has some great live music lined up, with Alana Royale headlining at 5PM. Here’s the rest of the lineup:

12pm – The Medium
1pm – Waterfall Wash
2pm – Sad Baxter
3pm – Harpooner
4pm – Tristen
5pm – Alanna Royale
6pm – Charlie Whitten
7pm – Little Bandit

So, forget the pool or lake on this overcast day and come meet me at East Park. We’re headed over early. It should be a great day and a wonderful way to kick off Memorial Day weekend. Cheers!


Duck Roast and Preds Watch Party with Vivek Surti at Little Harpeth

If you can’t get into Bridgestone Arena tonight, Little Harpeth Brewing’s East Bank taproom is definitely the place to be. The incomparable Vivek Surti of VEA Supper Club will be roasting ducks for duck tacos with salsa roja, pickled onions, and cilantro., while game 6 of the Western Conference Final is shown on a 12′ screen with sound. Also, LHB beers will be 2-4-1 all night. What more could you ask for? Well, other than the hardest ticket in Nashville history (for now). See you there around 6PM. The puck drops at 7.

Duck baste

(source: Warner Brothers)


GIVEAWAY – 5th Annual Beer and Cheese for Tennessee Respite Coalition

Beer and Cheese supporting The Tennessee Respite Coalition and family caregivers returns on Tuesday May 16th in a new location. The 5th Annual Beer and Cheese event will take place at The Black Abbey Brewery (2952 Sidco Dr, Nashville, TN 37204) from 5:30 to 7:30 PM. The Tennessee Respite Coalition “provides relief to families and caregivers from the extraordinary and intensive demands of providing ongoing care.” At some point in  life, many of us will find ourselves as the caregiver for a loved one. Tennessee Respite is there to support those who have taken on this demanding and selfless role of caregiver. There is more information about TennesProcessed with VSCOsee Respite’s mission and history below.

The good people at The Bloomy Rind and The Black Abbey will be pairing BA’s Belgian-inspired ales with cheeses from Nashville’s premier cheese purveyor. Tickets are $3o in advance and will be $35 at the door. There are also a couple of add-on packages available this year. For an additional $10, you can take a guided tour of the brewery at 6 PM or for $40 more, you can take home a full growler of Black Abbey beer and a wedge of cheese. There also will be live music courtesy of Nashville Universe. You can get more information and purchase tickets here.

Now, to the giveaway. Tennessee Respite Coalition has graciously given Tennessee Maltz two tickets to give away to the event. To win the tickets, you just need to follow us both on Instagram (@TennesseeMaltz and @tnrespite), like this post, and tag three friends. For an additional entry or if you don’t have an IG account, you can also comment below. That’s all it takes! The contest ends on Friday, March 12th at noon CST and I will select a winner soon thereafter. Good luck and don’t miss this great event supporting Tennessee Respite Coalition!

Beer Cheese


The Tennessee Respite Coalition’s mission is to enhance the quality of life for family caregivers through respite.


In 1996, a small group of individuals interested in respite met to discuss the status of respite in Tennessee. They called themselves the Tennessee Respite Coalition and set goals of raising respite awareness and increasing respite services in Tennessee. This group received funding to further their efforts, which included developing a universal access point for respite and organizing Respite Awareness Days at the state Capitol. By 2000, the work had expanded to create a need for a full-time coordinator. At this time, the organization operated from the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. As the organization evolved, the TRC transformed into an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit, which allowed it to receive grants and donations to support respite services. In 2006, Congress passed the Lifespan Respite Act. Three years later, Tennessee was one of the first seven states to receive a three-year Lifespan Respite grant. Through its work, the TRC has gained national presence and developed connections with respite leaders across the country. Today, the original goals set by that small group of volunteers in 1996 still remain at the heart of the TRC’s mission to enhance the quality of life for caregivers throughout Tennessee.

(source: http://www.tnrespite.org)