Guide to the Fourth

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Our Bubba’s Bones are the perfect dish for the Fourth!

It’s time to bust out the red, white & blue! We have major #PuckettsLove for the 4th (obviously). Nothing makes us quite as happy as watching fireworks, celebrating the great country we live in, tucking into BBQ and getting to spend time with friends and family.

Not quite sure what to do this weekend? You could come listen to some live tunes at any of the Puckett’s locations! Rock out to classics of the 60’s and 70’s with Boomerang at Puckett’s Franklin, enjoy the acousitic performances of The Main Street duo at Puckett’s Boat House, jam to the soulful voice of Jon Mullins in Nashville, or enjoy Sage Cobble’s country flair in Columbia (be sure to call for reservations).

If you can’t get into one of our Puckett’s shows, here’s our guide to celebrating the Fourth with a bang in a Puckett’s city near you:

CHATTANOOGA

Though Puckett’s Chattanooga isn’t open yet, we still want all you Chattanoogans to get out & have a blast on the Fourth! Pops on the River is a community celebration that starts at 5 p.m. in Coolidge Park. Don’t forget your blankets, chairs & picnic baskets as you listen to great music & a FREE concert by the Chattanooga Symphony & Orchestra! This year’s event pays tribute to the veterans who’ve risked everything for our freedom. Starting at 5 p.m., the event kicks off with a performance by Ironglide, an all-veteran rock band from Nashville. Other acts include veteran songwriters from the music therapy program Operation Song and Mitch Rosnell with his band.  The CSO will begin their patriotic performance at 8 p.m., followed by fireworks over the Tennessee River at 9:45 p.m.

COLUMBIA

For all you folks in the Mule Capital of the World, get on out to The Park After Dark, an annual free concert and fireworks show held at Maury County Park! Music starts at 6 p.m. and features great acts like Eric Street, Logan Blade, and Cody Sumpter & The Fish Pickles. A fireworks show will start later in the evening!

FRANKLIN

Come one, come all to Franklin on the Fourth! The free festival kicks off at 10 am with bluegrass music, craft and food vendors, antique cars, and a kids’ zone. Live music will be played on the stage all day, and there will even be a children’s parade starting at 5 p.m.! Franklin on the Fourth wraps up at 8 p.m. so folks can start movin’ over to Harlinsdale Farm for the fireworks show around 9:15 pm. Don’t forget your lawn chairs & blankets!

NASHVILLE

Have y’all heard the news yet?? Nashville’s fireworks display will be the largest in the COUNTRY this year! Music City July 4th: Let Freedom Sing starts at noon on Saturday with family-friendly games, musicians and inflatables. Music on the Jack Daniel’s Main Stage starts at 6:30 with performances by Annie Bosko, Mikky Ekko, and Martina McBride. Yes y’all, we said Martina McBride. And have we mentioned that it’s all FREE? It only gets better with the fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. being accompanied by the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.

Stay safe, and enjoy all the Fourth fun folks! #puckettslovesamerica

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Puckett’s Columbia Bluegrass on the Square Summer Series

It’s that time of the year again, y’all—our second Bluegrass on the Square Summer Series is officially underway! This event features great local artists with a deep appreciation for bluegrass culture + music.

Bluegrass on the Square Summer Concert Series will take place every Friday night at 8 p.m. through July 24 and includes a lineup of artists that’ll get your toes tappin’ and your hips shaking, like The Ham Family, Back 80 Bluegrass Band, and Dana Romanello.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ll be giving away two tickets to the following week’s Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman concert at each Bluegrass on the Square shows. To be eligible to win tickets to the Ryman, sign up at your tables before the show begins each Friday, and be present at the end of the evening when the winner is drawn. You could win tickets to great shows like Vince Gill on June 25, The Del McCoury Band on July 2 or Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder on July 30!

Admission to the Bluegrass on the Square Summer Concert Series is free, so make sure to come grab a bite to eat and jam to some live music!

Keep an eye on our event calendar for updated artist information. For more information on Puckett’s Gro. & Restaurant in downtown Columbia, visit our Facebook page here. For dinner and show reservations, book online here or call Puckett’s at (931) 490-4550.

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Break Out Your Boots: It’s CMA Fest!

Puckett's 2It’s time to dust off your your dancin’ shoes and break out the sunscreen, because the 2015 CMA Music Festival is coming to Nashville, and y’all know we’re getting excited over here at Puckett’s 5th and Church!

In case you haven’t heard, the County Music Association is shutting down the streets June 11-14 from 7th avenue all the way to LP field for a citywide honky-tonk. We’ll be in the center of the action featuring local artists on our stage for free throughout the entire festival!

To start off the good time, we’ve compiled some advice from us as Puckett’s on how to get the most out of your city festival experience.

  1. Hydrate yo’self before you wreck yo’self! That means keep a filled water bottle with you at all times. Dehydration can put a damper on catching a show in the hot summer sun way quicker than sunburn or a scuffed boot.
  1. Meet some new pals! Festivals are well known for their friendly atmosphere and talkative crowds. Mix this tradition with some good ol’ southern hospitality and you’ll meet friends right and left.
  1. Get your bearings. Pre-paid parking lots are located around LP field but don’t fret if you’ve yet to pay, street parking is available on most city streets. Consider carpooling to condense your crew. Try to keep hold of your festival map to visit some Nashville staples like the Ryman and Country Music Hall of Fame.
  1. Travel light. Big bags and roomy backpacks seem ideal when touting sunscreen and souvenirs but you won’t be boogying too long with shoulder straps and purse slings weighing you down. The essentials are sunscreen, cash and a good hat! Larger venues like LP field have bag policies so it’s best to keep your parcels smaller than a hand clutch.
  1. Kick back and relax! It’s tempting to scoot from stage to stage but we recommend making your day nice and easy by choosing a few big acts to see and spend some daylight taking in the sights and activities around the festival. The CMA festival app is a great place to start when penciling in Honky Tonks, boot store stops and can’t-miss country tunes.

 
And y’all don’t forget to come see us to refuel with Southern favorites and free music.  In honor of CMA Fest, we’ll have three shows per night on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. With artists ranging from country to rock, it’s guaranteed to be a good time! Check out our music calendar here for more info.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask our hostesses and staff! They know the local sites and sounds and are a great source of advice for all y’all new to the city.

Happy festivalin’!

Raised By The Fork: My 5 Favorite Things To Do In Chattanooga

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This was written June 3, 2015, by Director of Operations Claire Crowell in her blog Raised by the Fork.

I wrote about Chattanooga back in October 2014 when we first announced that we would be opening a Puckett’s there. We’ve been driving to Chattanooga for mini vacations since I was a kid. In high school, we went down annually for soccer and track state championships. When my younger brother Cliff enrolled at University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, the trip became more of a regular thing. Now that we’re anxiously awaiting the opening of Puckett’s Chattanooga, I started thinking: what are my favorite things to do in the River City? It’s full of hidden gems that I’m continuously picking up on, but what I really wanted to do here was put together a list of things I do nearly every time I have more than a few hours in Chatt-town.

Claire’s Five Chattanooga Favorites:

1. Walk Walnut Street Pedestrian BridgeI love that Chattanooga is such a connected and walkable city. It just makes it feel more inviting. For something free and fun (and active) to do, I always try to take a walk across the Tennessee River on the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge. Fun fact: it’s one of the longest pedestrian bridges in the world! P.S. there’s some great shopping on the other side.

2. Sip at Rembrandt’s Coffee House. Rembrandt’s is a French-inspired coffee shop located in the Bluff View Art District. You feel like you’ve transported to a little slice of Europe as you sip on your coffee and enjoy their delicious and beautiful house-made chocolates and pastries.

Read the rest of the post here.

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Dos And Don’ts Of Summer Patio Perchin’

The sun is shining, flowers are bloomin’, birds are chirpin’ and it’s finally warm enough to enjoy it all on a patio near you. We love our outside seating at Puckett’s—Boat House, downtown Franklin, 5th & Church and soon-to-be Chattanooga all have outdoor dining options—and we want to spread some #PuckettsLove by making sure y’all do too!

Here are some dos and don’ts to follow for the best patio-sittin’ experience:

  1. DO order anything off the menu that is season-specific. Made to compliment the hot days of spring + summer or the colder days of fall + winter, it’ll be fresh + oh-so tasty, we promise.
  2. DON’T forget your sunscreen! We don’t want you to leave lookin’ like a lobster and we know you certainly don’t. Bring your sunglasses too ‘cause nothing is worse than squintin’ your way to a headache.
  3. DO know the restaurant’s policy on dogs. If dogs are allowed on a patio, make sure yours is well-behaved and friendly.
  4. DON’T be that person. Y’all all know who we’re talkin’ about here. Be conscientious of your table-neighbors. Don’t blow smoke in their direction, shout your conversations, etc. Be the Southern ladies & gentlemen we know y’all are.
  5. DO get to know a little bit about your servers. Everyone has a story & voice. Hearing some of theirs might make your day even better!
  6. DON’T be afraid to try something new. We know, we know… Why would you try something new when you already have somethin’ you love? But branch out, y’all. The new item you order could blow your old favorite out of the water. Don’t knock it till ya try it!

It’s time to soak up the sun, y’all, and enjoy some Southern cookin’ patio-style!

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