It's summertime, and the living is easy in Kentucky and Tennessee. Get out and enjoy summer's happenings in the heart of the South.
In July, you need not look any further than Nashville, Tennessee to cool off your summer days. You can wash that summer heat away as you sip on a cold one at Mafioza's 10th Annual Music City's Brewer's Festival at Music City Walk of Fame Park. Learn about the intricate process of brewing from industry experts and taste beer from over 30 of the region's best breweries. Please note that this is an event for those 21 years old and over only. The festival will be held on July 30, 2011in two sessions. Tickets are limited, so visit www.musiccitybrewersfest.com for details and your chance to quench your thirst with some of the South's best ales. In the thick of Tennessee's dog days, this event is sure to go down smoothly.
This summer, the Belcourt Theatre in Nashville once again becomes the Volunteer State's biggest open-air living room. On July 9, 2011, the venue will break out the big screen for one of its major seasonal draws: Second Saturday Outdoor Cinema. Summer showings include 1983’s WarGames (Rated PG), a classic summer movie reviving the days of phone-modem hackers and floppy disk drives. Matthew Broderick stars as a high school computer nerd who gets more than he bargained for when his favorite video game starts to wreak Cold War chaos and threatens to launch nuclear war. The thriller also stars Dabney Coleman, Barry Corbin and Ally Sheedy. Admission is free; go to www.belcourt.org for screening dates and times and additional information.
Maybe you love the outdoors, but when that sun beats down, you'd prefer a tranquil place to escape the rays. In Harrodsburg, Kentucky, you'll find that serenity at Picnic in the Park, taking place every Friday in July at beautiful Old Fort Harrod State Park. The shade of the Great Osage Orange Tree provides a picturesque setting to enjoy delicious food as you enjoy live entertainment. Pack your picnic basket full, bring the whole family and be sure not to miss a perfect day in the Bluegrass State's most pristine pastoral setting. For more information on Picnic in the Park, visit www.kentuckytourism.com/events/details/picnic-in-the-park.
In nearby Georgetown, Kentucky, Thursdays on the Square offers exciting live entertainment in the legendary courthouse square. Grab a lawn chair and satisfy your hunger with the finest in Kentucky fare, or pack your own favorites and enjoy a picnic. The event will take place July 14, and admission is free. Visit www.georgetownky.com for a list of acts and more information. Take in all the big fun this small town has to offer.
From icy cold beer and live music to cinema under a vast, starry sky, Kentucky and Tennessee have everything you need to beat the heat and celebrate summertime.