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Wednesday, 19 April 2017 15:01

Kick off spring with Beer, Bluegrass and BBQ

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An all-day celebration of spring and the outdoors will commence Saturday, April 29, at Outdoor 76 in Franklin with the return of Beer, Bluegrass, BBQ.

The event will kick off at 11 a.m. with nature-related crafts for children, live music and a showcase of Oskar Blues Brewery by Rock House Lodge. From noon to 5 p.m., members of the Nantahala Hiking Club, N.C. Bartram Trail Society and The Wilderness Society will be offering presentations on the area’s trail systems, land and water. And from 5-7 p.m., barbecue from Appalachian Smoke will be on sale. Live music will be playing all day until the event wraps up at 9 p.m., with bands including Midnight Sun, Travers Brothership and Nitrograss. 

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Mainspring Conservation Trust, which will also be holding a raffle during which two winners will take home an Old Town kayak. 

Free, with food, beer, T-shirts and raffle tickets available for purchase. 

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