Baltic Porter Day
Jan
19
12:00 PM12:00

Baltic Porter Day

Porter got its start as an answer to the higher hopped pale ales gaining popularity in Britain among the town gentry in the early 18th century. Brewers took their signature sweet brown beer as a template, tweaked and adjusted it until they had something brand new. Something that could possibly hold its own against the invasion. They had a strong, well-aged, and higher-hopped dark beer.

The beer became especially favored by the dock and street workers that loaded and unloaded ships and carried goods into the city. Because of this popularity, the beer was named porter. But, the popularity of porter beer was not confined to this single group, or for that matter, to its country of origin.

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Dann Conn - Winter Warmer Music Series 2019
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Dann Conn - Winter Warmer Music Series 2019

Dan Conn & The Travelin' Kind is a band founded on friendship and a passion for good music. And what started as just an occasional Sunday afternoon jam session has solidified into a authentic americana rock band. Inspired by musicians ranging from Bruce Springsteen, The Band, and Neil Young, Conn says he has always been inspired by "songwriters who write about real life" - which is evident on the bands self titled release. The album which was released in October is full of roots rock songs that reflect simple honest about life, love, and the pursuit there of.

The band is made up of drummer Heath Stone, bassist Adam Humphrey, and guitarist Andy Mullins, as well as Conn himself. Together, they have the momentum of a Steve Earle and The Dukes record with lyrical background of a John Hiatt. Conn writes songs about his life, but they always seem to reach further. For example, "Josie Sings The Blues" might have started with inspiration from his black lab but has become a song about how music connects people through a "high and lonesome sound." Lyrics like "Sing a song about reception or that old time religion... or a song about a train or that ol Kentucky rain... O Josie, won't you sing me the blues" engage the country songs that have come before, but not in a way that feels like a throwback. Conn has a relationship with these old songs and they represent warmth and comfort as they do with so many fans. This is what makes Dan Conn & The Travelin' Kind stand out: they work within the genre and honor what came before, all the while creating new songs for audiences to sing along with.

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Adult Laser Tag
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Adult Laser Tag

  • Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're having another laser tag night, but it's the adults' turn now! Join us on January 19 from 6:00-9:00 pm. Anyone 21 or older is welcome to sign up. The cost is $25 (non-refundable). Limited spaces are available.

Sign up at the library front desk today!

Please note, marking "Going" on an event does not constitute signing up. All sign-ups must take place at the library front desk.


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Bre Nixon - Winter Warmer Music Series 2019
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Bre Nixon - Winter Warmer Music Series 2019

Join us for the latest 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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History on Tap - Featuring Marti Roberts Lopez as part of the Big Read
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

History on Tap - Featuring Marti Roberts Lopez as part of the Big Read

Nearly five decades after Cerulean native Jerry Roberts, a U.S. Army helicopter pilot, was killed in Vietnam on July 5, 1966, his daughter began looking for the men who served with him in combat. Prompted by an out-of-the-blue invitation to a veterans' reunion in 2014, Marti Roberts Lopez pieced together clues to that led her and other family members to connections they had never expected to make. Lopez, who was 15 months old when her father died, will share the story of her research and how she found men who served with her father and what she learned about him from them.

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Fate McAfee - Winter Warmer Music Series 2019
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

Fate McAfee - Winter Warmer Music Series 2019

Fate McAfee began writing original music at the age of 20, recorded his first full length studio album at 22, and has played small festivals and coffee shops and dive bars everywhere from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi River, from the streets of New Orleans to theaters in Kentucky. He is from West Tennessee originally and typically plays solo, but collaborated with several talented musicians for his debut album "Little Bill & the Late Fees", recorded in Paducah, Kentucky, where he currently resides.

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Britt Dignan - Winter Warmer Music Series 2019
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

Britt Dignan - Winter Warmer Music Series 2019

Nashville, TN based Americana Singer-Songwriter Britt Dignan has the ability to capture your heart with his talent for writing meaningful lyrics placed smoothly over his slick Acoustic melodies and impromptu jams. He paints a picture with his folky story telling, soulful rooted voice and extraordinary stage presence, placed a top a high energized passion and love for music!  Roots Rock at its finest!

 Britt has shared the stage with many nationally touring bands such as Matthew West, Mr. Blotto, Scott Stapp of Creed, The Young Dubliners, Chicago Farmer, Miles Neilsen & The Rusted Hearts, Edward David Anderson and many more.  Gracing the stage of a plethora of well known iconic Venues and establishments such as:  Double Door, Cubby Bear, Subterranean, Tonic Room, Hard Rock Cafe, The Tree Of Joliet, Goose Island and Martyrs in Chicago, IL The Press Club in San Fransisco, The Hard Rock Cafe, Douglas Corner Cafe And The National Underground in Nashville, TN also recording twice with Balcony Tv Nashville. Originally from Chicago, IL Britt has become an accomplished Singer/Songwriter throughout the Midwest/South East and its surrounding states.

 His first full length album "Ordinary Life" was released in late January, 2014 and has concert goers of all ages raving over his fresh Americana/Roots Rock sound.  Britt Dignan was voted "Chicago Deli Magazine's, Artist Of The Month" in August of 2014 and plans to release a new album in 2019

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World Bartender Day
Feb
24
12:00 AM00:00

World Bartender Day

From daysoftheyear.com. According to them, they say…

"The bartender is everyone’s favourite person on a night out. They will keep you well supplied in beverages – probably of an alcoholic variety – at any bar or pub you happen to visit, as long as you have enough money and aren’t too drunk to be served!

World Bartender Day is the day to appreciate the staff in your local bar. They work hard to keep their customers happy and often don’t get paid very well!
Remember to always be friendly to the bartender, especially by being patient if you have to wait to be served.

Give the bartender a smile and say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ – the bartender will appreciate it and you are more likely to get better service next time you buy a drink.
Most importantly, if you’re in a country where tipping is expected, make sure you tip appropriately!"

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Mardi Gras - Fat Tues
Mar
5
12:00 PM12:00

Mardi Gras - Fat Tues

We won't be open, get your growlers filled early.

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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Bock Beer Day
Mar
22
12:00 AM00:00

Bock Beer Day

n yet another indication that sooner or later there will be a national day set aside to commemorate just about anything, we were recently informed that today is National Bock Beer Day. Who knew? We certainly didn’t – and we’re calling bullshit on you if you tell us you did. But since the American Craft Beer crew is prone to celebrating just about anything at the slightest provocation – and since this day celebrates beer – we’re 100% in!

So welcome to ACB’s “first-ever” celebration of National Bock Beer Day.

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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."

Wikipedia

 

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Star Wars Day
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Star Wars Day

Stars Wars Fan? Come on by and celebrate the Fourth. Have beer on patio (no, it’s not Alderaan, it’s safe) and ponder how Luke made that run on the Death Star using The Force…. or Why Luke’s prosthesis didn’t stay behind when he joined The Force in “The Last Jedi”.

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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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American Craft Beer Week
May
14
to May 20

American Craft Beer Week

  • Hopkinsville Brewing Company (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

For the 14th year in a row, the Brewers Association invites you to celebrate American Craft Beer Week®, the nationwide celebration of U.S. small and independent craft brewers. The weeklong tribute provides an opportunity for craft brewers to share their diversity, creativity and passion for the beverage they love.

From May 14 to 20, breweries, beer bars, bottle shops and restaurants will be holding events including exclusive brewery tours, special beer releases, beer and food pairings, tap takeovers and more to celebrate everything you love about America’s ever-advancing beer culture.

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Memorial Day
May
27
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
16
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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Michelada Day
Jul
12
12:00 PM12:00

Michelada Day

There are several variations on this beertail, which is based on beer and lime juice. The version here is also known as a Michelada Cubana south of the border. With a flavor that’s sort of a mix between A.1. steak sauce and a Bloody Mary, our beer cocktail is an acquired taste—but one we think worth acquiring.

What to buy: Maggi is a dark liquid seasoning that’s reminiscent of soy sauce but doesn’t contain soy. It can be found at Asian and Latin markets. If you can’t find it, substitute soy sauce.

Game plan: For a slacker solution, go to the store and buy yourself a pack of one of the various cerveza preparadas that are marketed by the big beer companies.

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Munich Oktoberfest
Sep
21
to Oct 6

Munich Oktoberfest

Munich Oktoberfest 2018

The Munich Oktoberfest (Munich Beerfest) is one of the most famous events and the world's largest fair. Oktoberfest 2018 will be no exception. With some six million people attending every year, it is an important part of Bavarian culture. Think Disneyland for people of adult age. Think must do!

Munich's Oktoberfest began life as a wedding for the Bavarian crown prince Ludwig to princess Therese from Saxony-Hildburghausen (hence the name of the Theresienwiese) on October 12, 1810 and attended by the local community. Today the Munich Beerfest traditionally takes place during the sixteen days up to and including the first Sunday in October with Oktoberfest 2018 starting on Saturday, 22nd of September until Sunday, 7th of October. 

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Drink Beer Day
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Drink Beer Day

Today is Drink Beer Day! Raise a pint and toast to one of the oldest and most popular beverages in human history.

There are hundreds of different varieties of beer, but they all fall into one of two categories—ale or lager. Historians believe that humans have been producing beer, or some form it, since the Neolithic Era. The oldest continuously operating brewery in the world is in the Bavaria region of Germany. The Weihenstephan brewery began producing beer in the year 1040. Today, the company exports fourteen different brews all over the world.

There’s really only one way to celebrate Drink Beer Day! Gather a group of friends for a beer tasting at home or at your favorite bar. Be sure to check for promotions and giveaways that might be going on in your area. Cheers!

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National American Beer Day
Oct
27
12:00 PM12:00

National American Beer Day

National American Beer Day is observed annually by beer drinkers across the nation on October 27.

There are more than 2,100 breweries that manufacture beer in the United States. They range in size from industry giants to brewpubs and microbreweries.

  • The U.S. produced 196 million barrels of beer in 2009.

  • The U.S. consumes roughly 20 US gallons of beer per capita annually.

  • In 2008, the United States was ranked sixteenth in the world in per capita consumption, while total consumption was second only to China.

  • Prohibition in the early twentieth century caused nearly all American breweries to close.

  • After prohibition was repealed the industry had consolidated into a small number of large-scale breweries.

  • The majority of the new breweries in the U.S. are small breweries and brewpubs, who, as members of the Brewers Association, are termed “craft breweries” to differentiate them from the larger and older breweries.

  • The most common style of beer produced by the big breweries is American lager.

  • Most of the smaller breweries, which were founded in the 1980s, produce a range of styles.

  • Beer styles originating in the United States include:
    American pale ale, Pennsylvania porter, American IPA, steam beer, amber ale, cream ale and Cascadian dark ale.

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International Stout Day
Nov
7
4:00 PM16:00

International Stout Day

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?

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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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Festivus
Dec
23
12:00 AM00:00

Festivus

"Happy Festivus" is the traditional greeting of Festivus, a holiday featured in the Season 9 episode of Seinfeld named "The Strike", which first aired on December 18, 1997. Since then, many people have been inspired by this zany, offbeat Seinfeld holiday and now celebrate Festivus as any other holiday.

According to the Seinfeld model, Festivus is celebrated on December 23rd. However many people celebrate it other times in December and even at other times throughout the year.

The slogan of Festivus is "A Festivus for the rest of us!" The usual holiday tradition of a tree is manifested in an unadorned aluminum pole, which is in direct contrast to normal holiday materialism. Those attending Festivus may also participate in the "Airing of Grievances" which is an opportunity to tell others how they have disappointed you in the past year, followed by a Festivus dinner, and then completed by the "Feats of Strength" where the head of the household must be pinned. All of these traditions are based upon the events in the Seinfeld episode, Strangely enough, our Festivus traditions also have roots that pre-date Seinfeld, as it began in the household of Dan O'Keefe, a television writer who is credited for writing the Seinfeld episode.

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Year of October - Winter Warmer Music Series 2019
Jan
12
6:00 PM18:00

Year of October - Winter Warmer Music Series 2019

Year of October is a Rock band based in Nashville, TN. Founded in 2010 while members Phlecia and Josh were attending the University of Kentucky. Year of Octoberstarted out as an acoustic singer/songwriter group, but soon made the transition to a full band which completed their truly unique sound. 

Their dedication and love for their craft shines through in their first album “Stories” released in early 2012. With influences from The Black Keys and Led Zeppelin to Norah Jones they are led by bluesy vocals, strong lyrics, and roaring guitars that create a sound reminiscent of the 70s but making it all new. 

They worked for two years on their next release and put out their second record, “Golden Days,” in October of 2014. They developed their sound and really toned in their own brand of fuzzy rock. They continued to perform live as often as they could for the next two years and they began working on their third release in 2016.

After three years of playing live and working on new tunes they released their third record “Trouble Comes” on October 31st, 2017. This is their hardest rocking record yet and boast lots of dirty riffs and dark grooves to go along with their deep and powerful vocals. Be sure to be on the lookout for them to be on tour in the next coming months.

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New Beers Eve
Dec
31
3:00 PM15:00

New Beers Eve

I t's that time of year, Hoptown, when we set our clocks ahead and ring in the New Year a little early: join us for a new beer release, live music, and downtown's only ball drop at the stroke of 8pm local time! 

Best of all, we're partnering with Davo's to bring you the best burgers and beer in all of Hopkinsville. To pre-order your meal and have it delivered to HBC on New Beers Eve, call Davo's at 270-874-5173.

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Clayton Kaiser
Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

Clayton Kaiser

Clayton sweats and bleeds country music. Raised in the Pacific Northwest, his childhood of cloudy hikes and Methodist choral rehearsals forged a songwriter with a penchant for RocknRoll and the outdoors. His range falls between growling baritone and howling tenor, in the same vein as his songwriting heroes, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. With biting cynicism and heavy-handed lyrical work, Clayton is gnawing his way into a long career in music.

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Louis Pasteur's Birthday
Dec
27
4:00 PM16:00

Louis Pasteur's Birthday

Scientist Louis Pasteur came up with the food preparing process known as pasteurization; he also developed a vaccination for anthrax and rabies.

Synopsis

Born on December 27, 1822, in Dole, France, Louis Pasteur discovered that microbes were responsible for souring alcohol and came up with the process of pasteurization, where bacteria is destroyed by heating beverages and then allowing them to cool. His work in germ theory also led him and his team to create vaccinations for anthrax and rabies.

Early Life

French chemist and microbiologist Louis Pasteur was born on December 27, 1822, in Dole, located in the Jura region of France. He grew up in the town of Arbois, and his father, Jean-Joseph Pasteur, was a tanner and a sergeant major decorated with the Legion of Honor during the Napoleonic Wars. An average student, Pasteur was skilled at drawing and painting. He earned his bachelor of arts degree (1840) and bachelor of science degree (1842) at the Royal College of Besançon and a doctorate (1847) from the École Normale in Paris.

Pasteur then spent several years researching and teaching at Dijon Lycée. In 1848, he became a professor of chemistry at the University of Strasbourg, where he met Marie Laurent, the daughter of the university's rector. They wed on May 29, 1849, and had five children, though only two survived childhood.

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Repeal Day
Dec
5
4:00 PM16:00

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.

Ironically, America's thirst for alcohol increased during Prohibition, and organized crime rose up to replace formerly legal methods of production and distribution. While proponents of Prohibition argued that the amendment would be more effective if enforcement were increased, respect for the law diminished and drunkenness, crime and resentment towards the federal government ran rampant.

Over the course of the next thirteen years, support for Prohibition waned as the nation awoke to the widespread problems Prohibition had caused. The number of repeal organizations — many of which were comprised of former Prohibitionists — increased, and in 1932 Franklin Delano Roosevelt ran for President on a platform that included the repeal of Prohibition.

On December 5th, 1933, Utah, the final state needed for a three quarters majority, ratified the 21st Amendment, repealing Prohibition and restoring the American right to a celebratory drink. While the amendment still allowed for state and local levels of Prohibition, by 1966 there were no state laws banning alcohol.

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Ryan Rooster Lee
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Ryan Rooster Lee

Since 2014, Ryan Rooster Lee has played in venues all over the mid-south including TN, IL, LA, TX, KY, AL, and MS. RRL continues to write and work on new material daily for a new album so that he may continue to inspire others to “chase your dreams” no matter what your dream may be. 

In 2016, RRL made the official move to Nashville from Northwest TN. Here he discovered an opportunity in the film industry as well. Within one year, RRL appeared in 14 episodes of the CMT show NASHVILLE (with one featured scene in episode 5), one episode on Still the King starring Billy Ray Cyrus, and his most exciting experience was the movie All Saints starring John Corbett, David Keith, and Barry Corbin.RRL plans to pursue his love for music and film with intensions of persuading others to be persistent and Chase Your Dreams.

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Joe Blaylock
Nov
30
6:00 PM18:00

Joe Blaylock

Just a simple country boy from a small town in Tennessee, Joe Blaylock brings his songs to you one bar at a time. Check out his debut single, "Things That I've Done," on all digital download/streaming platforms. His new single, " 100 Proof Heartache" drops November 9th.

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The Steeldrivers at Hoptown Hopfest
Nov
24
7:00 PM19:00

The Steeldrivers at Hoptown Hopfest

Drop by HBC before you see the Steeldrivers, we’re just down the street.

It’s a sound The Tennessean once described as “Gutsy, gritty bluegrass songs.” The Philadelphia Inquirer put it even more succinctly. “You can call it power-bluegrass or country soul, but whatever you call it, Nashville’s Steeldrivers have bushels of it.”In fact, The SteelDrivers’ success lies in their consistent growth and ability to reinvent their regimen.

It’s also nurtured the various influences that each member brings to the band. With the emphasis on song structure as to parceling out their parameters, elements of Americana, country, blues, rock and soul all enter the equation. Yet their consistent standing at the IBMA awards –which began when they were voted Best Emerging Artist — testifies to the fact that they’ve been able to maintain a fierce following even while growing their audiences at every interval.

The band plays approximately 75 shows a year, including major festival appearances at Bonnaroo, Merlefest, Wintergrass, Bristol Rhythm and Roots and Telluride Bluegrass Festival. It’s their populist approach that finds their devotees — self-proclaimed “SteelHeads”– traveling hundreds of miles to see them in repeat performances. “It’s hard to believe it’s been ten years since our first album,” Rogers muses. “And yet, even with all the change and transition, we still have the same joy and enthusiasm that we did in the beginning. Even as the trajectory changes, the story continues to unfold.”

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Dan Conn
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Dan Conn

Dan Conn & The Travelin' Kind is a band founded on friendship and a passion for good music. And what started as just an occasional Sunday afternoon jam session has solidified into a authentic americana rock band. Inspired by musicians ranging from Bruce Springsteen, The Band, and Neil Young, Conn says he has always been inspired by "songwriters who write about real life" - which is evident on the bands self titled release. The album which was released in October is full of roots rock songs that reflect simple honest about life, love, and the pursuit there of.

The band is made up of drummer Heath Stone, bassist Adam Humphrey, and guitarist Andy Mullins, as well as Conn himself. Together, they have the momentum of a Steve Earle and The Dukes record with lyrical background of a John Hiatt. Conn writes songs about his life, but they always seem to reach further. For example, "Josie Sings The Blues" might have started with inspiration from his black lab but has become a song about how music connects people through a "high and lonesome sound." Lyrics like "Sing a song about reception or that old time religion... or a song about a train or that ol Kentucky rain... O Josie, won't you sing me the blues" engage the country songs that have come before, but not in a way that feels like a throwback. Conn has a relationship with these old songs and they represent warmth and comfort as they do with so many fans. This is what makes Dan Conn & The Travelin' Kind stand out: they work within the genre and honor what came before, all the while creating new songs for audiences to sing along with.

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Britt Dignan
Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Britt Dignan

Chicago native singer-songwriter Britt Dignan has the ability to capture your heart with his talent for writing meaningful lyrics placed smoothly over his slick Acoustic melodies and impromptu jams. He paints a picture with his folksy storytelling, soulful rooted voice and extraordinary stage presence, placed a top a high energized passion and love for music! Roots Rock at its finest!

Britt has shared the stage with many nationally touring bands such as Matthew West, Mr. Blotto, Scott Stapp and Young Dubliners to name a few. Gracing the stage of a plethora of well known iconic Venues and establishments in Chicago (Double Door, Cubby Bear, Subterranean, Hard Rock Cafe, The Tree Of Joliet, Goose Island and Martyrs) San Fransisco (The Press Club), Nashville (Hard Rock Cafe, Douglas Corner Cafe, The National Underground and recording twice with Balcony Tv), Louisville & many more. He has become an accomplished Singer/Songwriter throughout the Midwest and its surrounding states.

His first full length album "Ordinary Life" was released in late January 2014 and had concert goers of all ages raving over his fresh southern folk style and old timey blues jams with a jazzy twist. You will find yourself singing his catchy songs over and over again. Such as, “Friendly Neighbors”, Get's You High”, and his hit single “Lover's and Sinners”. Britt Dignan was voted Chicago Deli Magazine's "Artist Of The Month" in August 2014.

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