Mardi Gras - Fat Tues
Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

Mardi Gras - Fat Tues

The origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe, passing through Rome and Venice in the 17th and 18th centuries to the French House of the Bourbons. From here, the traditional revelry of "Boeuf Gras," or fatted calf, followed France to her colonies.

On March 2, 1699, French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste Le Moyne Sieur de Bienville arrived at a plot of ground 60 miles directly south of New Orleans, and named it "Pointe du Mardi Gras" when his men realized it was the eve of the festive holiday. Bienville also established "Fort Louis de la Louisiane" (which is now Mobile) in 1702. In 1703, the tiny settlement of Fort Louis de la Mobile celebrated America's very first Mardi Gras.

In 1704, Mobile established a secret society (Masque de la Mobile), similar to those that form our current Mardi Gras krewes. It lasted until 1709. In 1710, the "Boeuf Gras Society" was formed and paraded from 1711 through 1861. The procession was held with a huge bull's head pushed alone on wheels by 16 men.  Later, Rex would parade with an actual bull, draped in white and signaling the coming Lenten meat fast. This occurred on Fat Tuesday.

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Breanne Nixon
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

Breanne Nixon

Join us for the second show in our Winter Warmer Music Series when singer/songwriter BreAnne makes her HBC debut!

She's known as "The Singer" in her small town of Sardis, Ohio. BreAnne has been performing since the mere age of 9, performing at local venues surrounding the Ohio Valley. As her interest in music progressed, BreAnne competed in contests including The Colgate Country Showdown, snagging 1st place. She won the chance to perform for over 100,000 country fans at Jamboree in the Hills, entertaining on the same stage as Charlie Daniels Band and Trace Adkins. BreAnne has opened for country artists such as Travis Tritt, Chad Brock and Ronny Milsap in Bluefield, WV and Capital Music Hall, now known as, Capital Theatre in Wheeling, WV.

BreAnne's path slightly turned a different direction as she decided to serve her country in the United States Army. She focused on career and eventually a family. Still, her passion for music has been alive and well, allowing her to focus on songwriting. BreAnne's original song "Runnin' Too Long" is currently being produced in Nashville, TN and will soon be released on iTunes. BreAnne's influences include a wide range of artists including Miranda Lambert, Kasey Musgraves, and Coldplay. "I can't listen to Coldplay and not feel inspired or moved. I want my music to resonate in that way."

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National Beer Day
Apr
7
12:01 AM00:01

National Beer Day

Not that we need an excuse to celebrate our favorite beverage...

"National Beer Day is a celebration of the Cullen–Harrison Act being signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on March 22, 1933. Upon signing the legislation, Roosevelt made his famous remark, "I think this would be a good time for a beer." The law went into effect on April 7 of that year, allowing people to buy, sell and drink beer containing up to 3.2% alcohol by weight (or 4.05% by volume) in states that had enacted their own law allowing such sales. People across the country responded by gathering outside breweries, some beginning the night before. On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed, inspiring the future holiday. Today, April 7 is recognized as National Beer Day and April 6 is known as New Beer's Eve."

Borrowed from Wikipedia...

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King Gambrinus Day
Apr
11
12:00 AM00:00

King Gambrinus Day

King Gambrinus is credited as the first person to add hops to beer...

"Gambrinus (/gæmˈbraɪnəs/ gam-bry-nəs), is a legendary European culture hero celebrated as an icon of beerbrewing, joviality, and joie de vivre. Traditional songs, poems, and stories describe him as a king, duke, or count of Flanders and Brabant.[1][2]Typical representations in the visual arts depict him as a rotund, bearded duke or king, holding a tankard or mug, and sometimes with a keg nearby."

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Cinco de Mayo
May
5
12:00 PM12:00

Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo (pronounced [ˈsiŋko ðe ˈmaʝo]Spanish for "Fifth of May") is an annual celebration held on May 5. The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican Army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.[1][2]

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo has taken on a significance beyond that in Mexico.[3][4][5][6] In the U.S. the date has become associated with the celebration of Mexican-American culture. In Mexico, the commemoration of the battle continues to be mostly ceremonial, such as through military parades.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken for Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16, commemorating the Cry of Dolores that initiated the war of Mexican independence from Spain.[1][7]   - Wikipedia

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Memorial Day
May
28
12:00 AM00:00

Memorial Day

Memorial Day or Decoration Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country's armed forces.[1] The holiday, which is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, was held on May 29, 2017. The holiday was held on May 30 from 1868 to 1970.[2] It marks the start of the unofficial summer vacation season,[3] while Labor Day marks its end.

Many people visit cemeteries and memorials, particularly to honor those who have died in military service. Many volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.

Memorial Day is not to be confused with Veterans Day; Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving, while Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans.[4] - Wikipedia

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Buy Dad a beer day (Father's Day)
Jun
17
12:00 AM00:00

Buy Dad a beer day (Father's Day)

'A bill to accord national recognition of the holiday was introduced in Congress in 1913.[17] In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson went to Spokane to speak in a Father's Day celebration[18] and wanted to make it official, but Congress resisted, fearing that it would become commercialized.[19] US President Calvin Coolidge recommended in 1924 that the day be observed by the nation, but stopped short of issuing a national proclamation.[18] Two earlier attempts to formally recognize the holiday had been defeated by Congress.[18][20] In 1957, Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith wrote a proposal accusing Congress of ignoring fathers for 40 years while honoring mothers, thus "[singling] out just one of our two parents".[20] In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, designating the third Sunday in June as Father's Day.[19] Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.[18][19][20]"

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St Arnold's Day (Patron Saint of Brewers)
Jul
18
2:00 PM14:00

St Arnold's Day (Patron Saint of Brewers)

"To the Europeans in quest of their family history, Metz uncovers a birthplace: Saint Arnold, Mayor of the Palace a bishop who then became a hermit, the paternal ancestor and spiritual father of French Christendom.

One cannot forget that Charlemagne was a 6th generation descendent of Saint Arnold. Whenever one refers back to distant periods, the facts and myths get mixed together to create the legend."

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Vedra - Winter Warmer Music Series
Jan
20
6:30 PM18:30

Vedra - Winter Warmer Music Series

Nashville-based Vedra is playing the third show in our Winter Warmer Music Series:

Genuine and honest. Two words that describe not only their approach to music but who they are as individuals. Vedra has successfully crafted a soulful blend of vigorous beats and shamelessly honest lyrics borrowing notes from artists like Against Me, Twenty One Pilots and Dashboard Confessional. The duo pulls together the visceral styles of lead singer Branon Jaggers with the classically trained ears of percussionist Kirby Newman providing a final product rich with emotion and logic.

Vedra’s debut self-titled EP, released in 2016, has aired on over 50 radio stations nationwide so far. In the Summer of 2017 the EP charted on KSYM in San Antonio, TX, KWLC in Deborah, IA and WFCF in Saint Augustine, FL. Their debut EP along with their upcoming single “Smoke & Mirrors” were recently picked up for licensing by MTV, Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Velocity, and the Oprah Winfrey Network. 

They are currently working on writing and recording their sophomore EP that’s shaping up to be the best representation of their sound as a collective thus far.

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One 2 One Community Coat Rack Project
Jan
13
10:00 AM10:00

One 2 One Community Coat Rack Project

  • Founder's Square Farmers Market (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

If you have a coat that you're wanting to get out of your closet...bring it this Saturday 13th, to Founders Square / Farmer's Market, downtown Hoptown 10am-2pm!! It's late in the season, but we are hoping to get them to those who need one. 
***Please, no clothes, house items, toys, etc. 
Bring on the hanger, if you'd like. It will cut down on manpower of sorting. 
All sizes, genders, styles.

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New Beers Eve
Dec
30
12:00 PM12:00

New Beers Eve

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Join us for our annual New Beers Eve celebration! It promises to be a good time, with food, music, entertainment, and - of course - a NEW BEER RELEASE:

*Our annual release of Winter Warmer will be tapped at noon! This year's Winter of 2018 is malty with a hint of spice, perfect for a cold winter's night, and...

*Use our instant camera and photo booth to create your very own souvenir, and...

*The talented Eric Allen Huddleston will be playing his last show of the year from 6-8, and...

*In keeping with our tradition of setting the taproom clocks ahead, downtown Hopkinsville's only mirrored ball will drop at 8pm local, giving you plenty of time to hit all the other parties on your list.

See you in the taproom!

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Louis Pasteur's Birthday
Dec
27
to Dec 28

Louis Pasteur's Birthday

  • Hopkinsville Brewing Company (map)
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In 1854, Pasteur was appointed professor of chemistry and dean of the science faculty at the University of Lille. There, he worked on finding solutions to the problems with the manufacture of alcoholic drinks. Working with the germ theory, which Pasteur did not invent but further developed through experiments and eventually convinced most of Europe of its truth, he demonstrated that organisms such as bacteria were responsible for souring wine, beer and even milk. He then invented a process where bacteria could be removed by boiling and then cooling liquid. He completed the first test on April 20, 1862. Today the process is known as pasteurization.

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National Lager Day
Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

National Lager Day

It’s National Lager Day! Lager is a type of German beer that is bottom fermented and lightly hopped. It is usually stored for at least three weeks after brewing before it is served.

Lager is the dominant style of beer throughout the world, except in England where ale is the favorite style. The only real difference between ale and lager is that ales ferment and age quickly at warm temperatures, while lagers ferment and age slowly at cool temperatures. These different types of fermentation allow for a vast difference in flavor and aroma.

To celebrate National Lager Day, head to your favorite pub and enjoy a refreshing brew of your favorite lager or try brewing your own!

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Polar Express - Alhambra
Dec
9
7:30 PM19:30

Polar Express - Alhambra

Feel the spirit of the season centered around the wonder of trains on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the 13th Annual Pennyrile Polar Express! Historic East 9th Street will be transformed into a winter wonderland with train station stops that feature free activities sponsored by local businesses. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the L&N Depot, get a copy of Chris Van Allsburg's book The Polar Express, ride carriages and a mini train, hear other holiday stories, watch miniature trains, make crafts, and more! Located on East 9th Street from Main Street to the railroad tracks, the event is open to the public and will run from 3pm-5pm.
Stay downtown for the HES Christmas Parade, downtown tree lighting, and The Polar Express movie at the Alhambra Theatre!

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Repeal Day
Dec
5
12:00 PM12:00

Repeal Day

The turn of the twentieth century was a dark time in America. The Women's Christian Temperance Union, which had been promoting Prohibition for many years, believed alcohol was the cause of many, if not all, social ills. Mistruths like this were spread. Lines were drawn. Bars and taverns were vandalized. People were killed. On January 16th, 1919, Congress passed the Eighteenth Amendment, outlawing alcohol and ostensibly putting an end to drunkenness, crime, mental illness, and poverty.

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Heart of Vinyl
Nov
25
12:00 PM12:00

Heart of Vinyl

We are excited to be taking this mobile record shop even FURTHER on the road. We'll be setting up shop at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company on Saturday, November 25th from 12-6 pm. Stop by for some deliciously crafted local beers, good company, and of course VINYL!!!
See you there Hopkinsville ❤

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Small Business Saturday
Nov
25
8:00 AM08:00

Small Business Saturday

Community and Development Services is hosting a contest, in conjunction with the United Way of the Pennyrile, for the “Favorite Small Business” in Hopkinsville or Christian County.  Patrons may vote at the Downtown Farmers Market between the hours of 10 AM 7 2 PM.  The votes are $1 per vote, or $5 for 8 votes.

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Live Music - Justin Mobley
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Live Music - Justin Mobley

Justin Mobley was raised in Todd County Kentucky. 
From the first time he heard a guitar as a little kid he knew that was for him. Over time, what started as a hobby became a passion. That passion turned into writing his own music and performing.
He has loved every minute of it. 
He has played all over the country from Detroit to Arizona, from Washington to Tennessee- always searching for inspiration to write a new song.
Main St Tavern is happy to welcome Justin Mobley Live on the Tavern Stage.

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International Stout Day
Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

International Stout Day

ABOUT STOUT - A HISTORY LESSON

Before going into the history and description of Stouts, one must first give props to its predecessor, the Porter.

Porters, a dark ale favored among London's working classes, was first developed in the early 1700s. Street and river porters provided an eager market for this new, energizing beer. The word "stout", after the fourteenth century, had taken on as one of its meanings "strong", and was used as such to describe strong beers, such as the Porter. "Stout" as in stout porter, was the strong, dark brew London's brewers developed and the dark beer that gave us what we think of today as the typical stout style.

The first stouts were produced in the 1730s. The Russian Imperial Stout was inspired by brewers back in the 1800's to win over the Russian Czar. "Imperial porter" came before "imperial stout" and the earliest noted use of "Imperial" to describe a beer comes from the Caledonian Mercury of February 1821, when a coffeehouse in Edinburgh was advertising "Edinburgh Ales, London Double Brown Stout and Imperial Porter, well worth the attention of Families".

Guinness had been brewing porters since about 1780 and are famous for their Dry or Irish Stout. Oatmeal stout beer is one of the more sweeter and smoother of the stouts. And for proof that we live in an evolving society, there's Oyster Stout and Chocolate Stout. The first known use of oysters as part of the brewing process of stout was in 1929 in New Zealand.

Originally, stout meant "proud" or "brave", but morphed into the connotation of "strong" after the 14th century. Why on earth should this brave and strong beer style not have its own day of celebration?

From www.StoutDay.com

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Hopkinsville Brewing Company Untappd Badge Kickoff
Nov
1
4:00 PM16:00

Hopkinsville Brewing Company Untappd Badge Kickoff

Untappd is a free app for craft beer lovers. You can see brewery menus, check into craft breweries, rate local beers and earn badges for your participation.

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Hopkinsville Brewing Company is the first craft brewery in this region to have a Brewery Badge. When you visit HBC, checkin to get started. Rate 5 beers and you will advance to the next level. Watch our menu board for prizes as you advance up the HBC ladder.

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Restaurant Week
Oct
31
to Nov 5

Restaurant Week

  • Downtown Renaissance District (map)
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8th Street Cafe, Amanda's Cupcake Cafe, Corner Coffeehouse, DaVinci Little Italian Restaurant, Davo's Burgers & Fries, Hopkinsville Brewing Company, The Place... These fabulous local eateries offer a special dish or a special deal in honor of the Big Read. Bring a copy of your book!

8th Street Cafe, Amanda's Cupcake Cafe, Corner Coffeehouse, DaVinci Little Italian Restaurant, Davo's Burgers & Fries, Hopkinsville Brewing Company, The Place...

These fabulous local eateries offer a special dish or a special deal in honor of the Big Read. Bring a copy of your book!

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The Lovers - Live Music
Oct
27
5:00 PM17:00

The Lovers - Live Music

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Originally from Dayton, Ohio, Amanda June made her way down to Nashville to focus on her career as a singer, songwriter and develop her artistry. Amanda has been singing since she could talk and picked up the acoustic guitar around the age of 14. Influenced by Alison Krauss, Dixie Chicks and Sheryl Crow, she knew Nashville was where she needed to be and at 18 years young she took the leap. Amanda started playing as many shows and writers rounds around town as she made herself a familiar face. "Her music stands out among most contemporary country music in the sense that it's music with passion, soul and written from personal experience. With a down-to-earth sensibility and a smooth, sweet voice, Amanda's style blends perfectly with that of Cole Vosbury, a fellow artist who also heard Nashville calling his name."

You may recognize Cole from Season 5 of NBC's The Voice in 2013. Cole, a Louisiana native, has been staying busy since then, playing shows frequently and collaborating with other artists, such as Amanda June. Cole has been playing music most of his life. He has been perfecting his craft of guitar for 12 years and playing music for a living since age 17. Cole's style stands out among others, his soulful, intriguing and gravelly voice compliments his blues, rock, country influenced playing on guitar. After having success in his hometown playing piano bars and bar gigs with his band, he auditioned for The Voice and while on Blake Shelton's team he placed Top 4. He went on to lay roots in Nashville while he traveled around the country to play shows with the help of William Morris Endeavor. While traveling and co-writing the past few years with Amanda June they decided to work on a duo project. The way Amanda and Cole play together is seamless, each artist's voice complementing the other's wonderfully, with no solo or break feeling forced or unnatural– a feat that few artist collaborations can boast. With a simple, beautiful melody accompanied by calm and elegant acoustic guitar arrangements to playing with a band. They won't be stopping their journey anytime soon and plan to put out a full length album.

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