Here are some events in Rutherford County in February and March.

Tipton County Travelers

Music in the Wild presents the Tipton County Travelers in concert from 6-8 p.m. on February 26 at the Wilderness Station in Barfield Crescent Park, 401 Volunteer Road in Murfreesboro.

Enjoy everything from American folk to rockabilly to country and even a little bluegrass at this free concert. Call 615-217-3017 or email [email protected] for details.

Sources of hops

Located at 6790 John Bragg Highway in Murfreesboro, Hop Springs Beer Park offers a variety of concerts and events. Upcoming activities include:

Stolen Faces Grateful Dead tribute will perform at 7 p.m. on February 26.  Tickets are $17 and can be purchased at
  • 7-10 p.m. February 25: Raygun will present a free, all-ages show that celebrates the best in college radio.
  • 7 p.m. February 26: Stolen Faces Grateful Dead tribute. Tickets are $17 and can be purchased at
  • 8 p.m. March 5: A punk night for ages 21 and up will feature Second Shelf, The Stephens, Big-if True and the Breaknecks.
  • 7 p.m. March 26: The Beatles Tribute and 60s Experience with Forever Abbey Road will perform. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at
  • 7:09 p.m. April: Motley Crue Tribute Experience will perform. The ticket costs $20. Shop at
  • 7 p.m. April 22: Back by popular demand, Mixtape ’80s Tribute will perform a show for all ages. Visit for tickets, which are $20.

Mayday Brewery

Visit Mayday Brewery, 521 Old Salem Road in Murfreesboro, to enjoy a variety of free events. There is a bar, indoor and outdoor space and Ahart’s Pizza for sale. Food trucks are also on site at various times. Here are some upcoming events:

  • February 26: Ready to show off your cooking skills? There’s a chili contest from 2 to 4 p.m. Email [email protected] to sign up. Proceeds benefit Operation Stand Down. Karaoke is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • March 1: Enjoy Fat Tuesday festivities starting at 6 p.m. FitzWilly’s food truck will serve the best of New Orleans cuisine and Festivus players will perform. Free entry.
  • March 11: Chicken (Hot) + Beer (Cold): The Brew Tour will feature Hattie B’s served from 5:30-8 p.m. and music will be from 7-9 p.m. Free entry.
  • March 17: The luck of the Irish will abound during the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day which will begin at 6 p.m. Enjoy green beer and TopHouse music from 7-9 p.m. Music City Waygu will offer Irish-inspired cuisine. Free entry.
  • March 22: At 2 p.m., take part in a cookie and beer pairing. The cost is $20 for eight cookies and four 5-ounce installments.

Sweet Leona

The Walnut House, 116 N. Walnut St. in Murfreesboro, presents Sweet Leona on stage at 7 p.m. on February 25. Carter Voss will kick off the evening. Advance tickets are $20 and can be purchased at or $25 at the door.

Gallagher guitar

Enjoy live music in an intimate venue at Gallagher Guitar, 118 N. Walnut St. in Murfreesboro. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and shows start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $14 at the door. Here are some upcoming shows:

  • March 12: Delyn Christian with Shane Douglas. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Purchase at
  • March 19: It’s always a fun time when the Jake Leg Stompers perform. Shop at
  • March 26: The Road Crew, America’s Route 66, bring their rockabilly grooves to Gallagher Unplugged. Shop at

Battle of the Bands

This local contest of contemporary bands for all ages will run from 7-10 p.m. on March 19 at the Washington Theater in Patterson Park, 521 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Murfreesboro. The cost is $10 per person. For more information, contact 615-893-7439, ext. 6129.

MLT: 60th season kicks off

The Murfreesboro Little Theater continues its 60th season with “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” on stage March 3-6 at the Walnut House, 116 N. Walnut St. in Murfreesboro.

The show tells the story of 15-year-old Christopher, who is exceptionally intelligent but struggles to deal with the sounds and stresses of everyday life. When he is suspected of having killed his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the real culprit, which leads him to a shocking discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.

Show times are 8 p.m. March 3-5 and 2 p.m. March 6. Visit for tickets, which are $7 for youth and seniors and $10 for adults.

‘Junie B. Jones’

Perform Murfreesboro Presents “Junie B. Jones” onstage at 7 p.m. March 3-5 at the Washington Theater in Patterson Park, 521 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The cost is $10 per person at the door. Call 615-893-7439 or email [email protected] for details.


Center for the Arts, 110 W. College St. in Murfreesboro, presents “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” on stage March 11-27. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets cost between $14 and $18 and can be purchased at

Heart ball: until late

The late night Rutherford County Heart Ball is scheduled for 8 p.m. to midnight on March 5 at The Grove at Williamson Place on Wilkinson Pike in Murfreesboro. Enjoy the social hour, silent auction and dancing with the Mixtape 80s Tribute band. Tickets are $100 per person or $175 per couple. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 615-340-4100.

Notice to LEGO fans

The award-winning Awesome Exhibit: An Interactive LEGO Model Exhibit opens March 11 at Opry Mills in Nashville. The exhibit is created by LEGO Certified Professional Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught and presented by Rockefeller Productions

The interactive exhibit will feature 40 large-scale LEGO creations, including the largest brick-built crawler dump truck.

Additional creations include the world’s first life-size LEGO Harley-Davidson, an 8-foot-tall, 660-pound Orca, and a detailed model of the Eiffel Tower built from over 62,000 bricks.

In total, the entire exhibition took more than 5,000 hours of creation with more than 2 million LEGO bricks.

Interactive activities will include LEGO building stations throughout, selfie stations for collaboration and engagement throughout the 90-minute experience. The exhibition will be open until May 8.

The impressive exhibit is located near Entrance 6 and the Regal Theater in Opry Mills. Tickets are available at Tickets start at $18.

In addition to tickets for adults and children, families can purchase a special family pack for groups of two adults and two children. Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended as exhibit capacity is limited.


The Willy Funk Jam is scheduled from 3-8 p.m. on March 13 at the Coconut Bay Cafe, 210 Stones River Mall Blvd. in Murfreesboro. Help raise funds for Coconut Bay’s beloved quiz master, Willie Cannon, who recently suffered a heart attack.

Four groups will perform: Zone Status, Escape, New Binge and Stranger Than Fiction. There will be food and beverage specials, a silent auction, bakery treats, among other offerings. The product benefits Cannon’s recovery process.

St. Paddy’s and shopping

Main Street Murfreesboro hosts Sip, Shop and Stroll from 5-8 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17, downtown.

Ladies are invited to head downtown with friends for an evening of shopping for unique and tasty food and drink.

Birds of prey day

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 19, explore the fascinating world of raptors with live demonstrations of various raptors. Fun activities planned for all. Discover the world of falconry with a live demonstration. The free activity for all ages takes place at the Wilderness Station at Barfield Crescent Park, 401 Volunteer Road in Murfreesboro. Call 615-217-3017 or email [email protected] for details.

Book sale: it’s worth the detour

Bibliophiles, don’t miss the monthly Friends of Linebaugh Library book sale. Located 9 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month from February through June and September through November, it’s a great place to find deals on great books. Proceeds go to the library. The sale is located in the parking garage, level 2, under the Civic Plaza, 105 W. Vine St. in Murfreesboro.

Southern Spring Market

Makers Market Tennessee will host a craft market from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 26 at Magnolia Farms, 2139 Allisona Road in Eagleville. The free covered market will feature local artists, artisans and makers selling unique and quirky items. Visit to follow the events.

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