Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant is reaching back to its roots to host its first-ever Bluegrass on the Square Summer Series, a multi-week set of events at the Southern eatery that will showcase local artists and bluegrass culture.
Puckett’s and its community partners; the City of Columbia, the Maury County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Columbia Academy and First Farmers and Merchants Bank, are encouraging the public to join them at 8 p.m. Every Friday in July for the free concert series, which will promote Middle Tennessee’s rich resources of musical talent. The events will begin at the same time each Friday through July 25, though on the Fourth of July music will begin at 7 p.m. due to holiday festivities.
There is no cost to attend the Bluegrass on the Square Summer Series events. The 2014 schedule is as follows:
· July 4 – The Ham Family
· July 11 – Fireball Mail
· July 18 – Johnny Campbell and the Bluegrass Drifters
· July 25 – Freshwater Creek
To promote bluegrass and other pickin’ partners, Puckett’s is also offering its Friday night guests an exclusive opportunity to win a pair of tickets to the 2014 Springer Mountain Farms Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Auditorium. The summer series, which takes place on the following Thursday of each week in downtown Nashville, features Grammy award-winning artists and performances at the historic venue and offers guests bites from Puckett’s Trolley beforehand.
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman Auditorium events and performances include the Steep Canyon Rangers and Jim Lauderdale on July 10; Daily & Vincent on July 17; Earls of Leicester featuring Jerry Douglas, Shawn Camp, Johnny Warren, Charlie Cushman, Barry Bales and Tim O’Brien with Jesse McReynolds and the Virginia Boys on July 24 and Rickey Scaggs and Kentucky Thunder on July 31.
To be eligible to win tickets to the Ryman, Puckett’s guests must sign up at their tables before the Bluegrass on the Square show begins each Friday, and be present at the end of the evening when the winner is drawn. Each ticket is valued at $27.50 per person.
For more information on Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Columbia visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/puckettscolumbia. For dinner and show reservations, book online at www.puckettsgrocery.com/columbia or call Puckett’s at (931) 490-4550.
About Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant
With locations in downtown Franklin, downtown Nashville and downtown Columbia, the Puckett’s roots go way back to the 1950s, and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork, Tenn. Ever since then, we’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality.
When it comes down to it, Puckett’s is a community kitchen, with live pickin’ performances just a few feet from your table. Authentic comfort food—barbecue smoked slow ‘n’ low over cherry wood, the home-cooked sides, even a few upscale dishes—is what Puckett’s aims for you to remember. For more information, go to www.puckettsgrocery.com.