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S&EN weekend recommendations

It’s no secret that Nashville has become a melting pot for transplants from all over the country – and even the world. Music City is offering a taste of these diverse cultures this weekend from the Music City Irish Fest, to an down-home southern crawfish boil. Check out what’s going on in Music City over the next few days. 

WhiskeyWhiskey Warmer

 The spring weather isn’t the only thing guaranteed to warm you up this weekend. Tomorrow night, Whiskey Warmer takes over Franklin’s Westhaven neighborhood for a night of fine food and drink. Sample some of the best whiskey in the country, including Bulleit Bourbon, George Dickel, American Born Moonshine, Irish Mist and many more. Plus, snack on food from Saffire, Burger Republic and A. Marshall Family Foods in between sips.

When: Sat., March 12, 6pm

Where: Westhaven neighborhood, Franklin

Admission: $34

IrishfestMusic City Irish Fest

 Start your St. Patty’s Day celebration a little early with this weekend’s Music City Irish Fest. This year’s headlining act is Ireland natives We Banjo 3, famous for their melded sound of Irish music and old-fashioned bluegrass. Also performing are Nashville’s own The Willis Clan, who rose to national fame on season 9 of “America’s Got Talent.” In between musical performances, immerse yourself in the Irish culture with the myriad of vendors and activities that will be on hand. Head over to the dance tent where you can learn traditional Irish routines, gain insight into the creation of the tin whistle, and even check out a display of some of the world’s finest instruments at The Violin Shop – whose clientele includes Alison Krauss – and many more Irish-themed activities.

When: Sat., March 12, 11am

Where: Demonbreun St.

Admission: Free

CrawfishboilCrawfish Boil

 It’s an all-you-can-eat crawfish buffet as Tennessee Brew Works welcomes the spring season. This all-day event will feature live music and craft beer, along with delicious crawfish boiled in the brewery’s Cutaway IPA, along with their house-made Andouille sausage and corn. Just some of the craft beers that will be on tap include the seasonal “Walk the Lime,” specialty “Golden Sound,” “Southern Wit,” Country Roots” and more.

When: Sat., March 12, 12pm

Where: Tennessee Brew Works

Admission: No cover charge; $10 per pound of crawfish

NuitBelgeNuit Belge

Elegance and fine dining take center stage at the second installment of a new Nashville event, Nuit Belge. After getting a taste of Ireland at the Music City Irish Festival, head over the Marathon Music Works and soak in the culture of Belgium with a variety of Belgian beers. Also on hand will be delectable cuisine from some of Nashville’s most revered restaurants who will be offering small plates paired perfectly with the European brews. This year’s installment will feature Butcher and Bee, Butchertown Hall, Sinema, Chauhan Ale & Masala House, among many others of Nashville’s most esteemed eateries.

When: Sat., March 12, 7pm

Where: Marathon Music Works

Admission: $79 – $139