Discovery Center's Shakesbeer event returns FRIDAY

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To brew or not to brew, that is the question. Revelers will find out the answer during the Discovery Center's 4th annual Shakesbeer event this Friday, May 6, at 7 p.m.

Tickets are available at
Attendees must be 21 or older.

The event will take place at the Discovery Center's serene Murfree Spring natural area and will feature theatrical performances, along with a variety of craft brews to sample.


"We're happy to have our most popular brewers returning this year," said Veronica Bosnak, the Center's Chief Financial Officer and planner of the event. "We're also thrilled to welcome some new microbreweries to the event."

Participating brewers include: Mayday, Panther Creek, Electric Avenue, Clobberpaw Brewing Company, Spread Eagle Handcrafted Ales, Mid-State Brewsters, The Green Dragon Public House, Short Mountain Distillery, Bearded Iris Brewing, TheoreticAles, Calfkiller, Stones River Total Beverages, Overall Brewing and Blending, Mid-State Brew Crew, The Bow and Fiddle, and Smackdab Brewing.


The Murfreesboro Little Theatre and M-PROV will bring even more actors this year than in previous years, according to Bosnak. "They have quite a few things up their sleeve that will really engage the audience, including the return of their popular Star Wars Shakespeare. They take Shakespearean acting to a whole new level."

Food will be available for purchase from The Blue Porch, Sub Stop, and The Block.

"It's wonderful that this event has helped so many people get started in the brewing business," said Dr. Anthony Togrye, Discovery Center Board President. "It truly is a unique evening for our community that allows everyone to support a great cause."

Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door and include a commemorative tasting glass. Designated driver tickets are $15.

Proceeds for the event benefit the Discovery Center.

About the Discovery Center

The Discovery Center at Murfree Spring is a hands-on, environmental, cultural and educational museum located in the heart of Middle Tennessee. More than 120,000 children and families visit annually, exploring exhibits and participating in programs that promote STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts & math) education. Adjacent to the Center is the protected Murfree Spring wetlands, a natural habitat for a variety of fish, amphibians and birds. Located at 502 S.E. Broad Street in Murfreesboro, TN, the Center is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, visit or call (615) 890-2300.

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