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  • Writer's pictureMary Ann

Taming the Brew: Discovery Center’s ‘Shakesbeer’ Event Returns May 3

Ale’s well that ends well at the Discovery Center’s 7th annual Shakesbeer event happening on Friday, May 3, at 7 p.m.

Tickets purchased in advance are $5 off and available at Attendees must be 21 or older.

The event takes place at the Discovery Center’s serene Murfree Spring natural area and features theatrical performances by Murfreesboro Little Theatre, M-PROV and Inebriated Shakespeare, along with a variety of local and regional craft brews to sample.

“We’re excited to welcome a wide variety of craft brewers at this year’s festival, giving beer-lovers a chance to sip and saunter as their enjoy Shakespearean performances,” said Veronica Bosnak, the Center’s Chief Financial Officer and planner of the event.

Event participants include: Bow and Fiddle, Cedar Glade Brews, Cousins Maine Lobster, Emerald Abbey, Green Dragon, Humulus Project, Mayday Brewery, Mid State Brew Crew, Mid-State Brewsters, Mill Creek Brewing, MomEric Brewing, Mos Alesley Brewing, MTSU Fermentation Science, Murfreesboro Wine and Spirits, Overall Brewing and Blending, Red Silo Brewing, Smackdab Brewing, Spread-Eagle Handcrafted Ales, Steel Barrel Brewing, Stones River Total Beverages, Thompson & Sons, Vitruvian Artisan Ales, Wiseacre Brewing, and Yazoo.

“Now in its 7th year, our Shakesbeer festival is one of the highlights of the community calendar just before summer kicks in. We sincerely appreciate all the support that we receive for our programs and exhibits through this event – with special thanks to our wonderful sponsors,” Bosnak said.

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. If rain is forecast, the event will be held inside the Discovery Center.

Event sponsored by Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Franklin Synergy Bank, Inebriated Shakespeare, Murfreesboro Little Theatre, M-PROV, and Southern Sky Event Lighting.

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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