Next Generation Heritage Foundation plans “speakeasy” themed event to support The Franklin Theatre
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The Next Generation Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County is proud to announce the return of Abby Burke & Friends to the stage for the 5th Annual Three Blind Vines presented by JJ’s Wine Bar. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, February 24, 2012 at Liberty Hall in The Factory at Franklin. The event’s theme is “1920s speakeasy” with all proceeds going directly to The Franklin Theatre.
Cost is $30.00 per person ($40.00 at the door), plus 3 bottles of wine per team of 1-3 people
(1 French Red, 1 French White and 1 repeat of either of these wines). Admission includes entertainment, food from your favorite local restaurants & chefs and a cleansing bottle of water for each person during the tasting. The extremely popular silent auction will be back this year, as will the cash bar for beer lovers.
Although costumes aren’t required, they’re encouraged! The costume contest is returning for 2012 and will be led by a panel of judges consisting of Nashville’s most popular fashion bloggers.
Advance reservations and pre-payment are encouraged by calling Torrey Barnhill at 615-591-8500, ext. 20 or by visiting www.threeblindvines.com. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at the door on the evening of the event for those not making advance reservations. This event is open to everyone 21 years and over. IDs will be checked at the door.
Attendees will have the opportunity to compete and vote in this “blind wine” contest. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. and will go until 7:00 p.m., at which time no more wine will be accepted. Each team’s first two bottles of wine will be collected, disguised, and set out for tasting and voting. The “repeat” bottle is set aside unopened to be given to two Grand Prize winners. From 6:45 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. tasting and voting takes place. The grand prize winners of the favorite red and favorite white wines will be announced at 9:00 p.m. More than 500 people attended Three Blind Vines 2011 and the 2012 event promises to be even bigger.
In addition to the wine contest, attendees are encouraged to interact with the 3BV (Three Blind Vines) social media team throughout the event, which will be “live-updating” Next Gen’s social media feeds with pictures and video. On Twitter, find all event-related updates by following the hashtag – #3bv2012.
The Next Generation Heritage Foundation consists of members ages 21-40 and is part of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and preserve the architectural, geographic and cultural heritage of Franklin and Williamson County and to promote the ongoing economic revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. To learn more about the Heritage Foundation, please visit www.historicfranklin.com.