MADE SOUTH ADDS NEW CITIES AND EVENTS IN 2017, ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIPS WITH EAT Y’ALL AND BARRETT SOVEREIGN
Southern-based company to host events in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky and Georgia later this year
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (April 21, 2017) – MADE SOUTH has announced its 2017 lineup of events for lovers of all things Southern, adding new stops from June through November, as well as an inaugural gathering of the Southern Whiskey Society in August.
This year, guests can purchase tickets to events in Hoover, Alabama; Franklin, Tennessee; Atlanta, Georgia and Louisville, Kentucky, for $25. Each event will showcase more than 100 of the finest artisans and makers from that region and across the South who will have products available for purchase and will offer food and drink tastings which are included in the ticket price. Guests can expect bites from local chefs and samples from six to eight regional distillers at each event, all to be announced in the weeks prior.
Founded by Nashville native and fourth generation Tennessean, Chris Thomas, MADE SOUTH brings together the best Southern makers, producers, craftsmen, artisans and more for its events held across the Southeast. Thomas works to curate the best goods found south of the Mason-Dixon line to show at these two-day events that bring together craftsmanship, food, drink, music and art, providing an all-inclusive and unforgettable experience.
In addition to the MADE SOUTH market-style events, this year’s calendar brings the Southern Whiskey Society meeting on Saturday, August 5, in Franklin. The event will offer patrons samples of whiskey from more than 30 regional distillers as well as bites from six of the South’s best chefs. Held at The Factory at Franklin, the event benefits The Battle of Franklin Trust. General admission tickets are $77 while VIP tickets are $97, and can be purchased here.
Based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, Eat Y’all is a company that strives to connect passionate consumers to the South's most inspiring ingredients. Husband and wife duo, Andy and Marianna Chapman, act as MADE SOUTH’s culinary curators for the complimentary tastings at each event, drawing from their connections and knowledge of Southern food products to create an unforgettable experience for ticket holders.
“We decided to partner with Chris and MADE SOUTH because we share a vision to shed light on the inspiring Southern makers that are producing amazing products in our region right now,” says Marianna Chapman. “To participate in this initiative is to be part of something bigger, beneficial and truly progressive for our region. We can’t wait to feed the folks of MADE SOUTH.”
Barrett Sovereign, the lifestyle brand that stems from tactical firearm company, Barrett, will also partner with MADE SOUTH this year, and will have its high-end firearms for sale at all events. New to the market, the brand will utilize the events to expand its customer reach in the Southeast.
“We are excited about the opportunity to introduce Barrett Sovereign to this growing audience that has come to trust the quality of Made South events,” says Barrett president, Chris Barrett.
“I feel lucky to be able to partner with quality brands such as Eat Y’all and Barrett Sovereign for MADE SOUTH events,” says MADE SOUTH creator Chris Thomas. “Both of these companies stand for and propel the ideals of Southern craftsmanship and hard work, and that falls right in line with our mission.”
2017 MADE SOUTH events include:
- Hoover, Ala., June 2-3 at The Finley Center at The Hoover Metropolitan (tickets can be purchased here)
- Franklin, Tenn., June 30 - July 1 at The Factory at Franklin (tickets can be purchased here)
- Southern Whiskey Society: Franklin, Tenn., August 5 at The Factory in Franklin (tickets can be purchased here)
- Atlanta, Ga., September 29-30 at Monday Night Brewing (tickets on sale 06/26)
- Louisville, Ky., October 27-28 at Louisville Executive Aviation (tickets on sale (07/24)
- Franklin, Tenn., November 17-18 at The Factory at Franklin (tickets on sale 08/24)
For more information on MADE SOUTH, its products and events, please visit www.madesouth.com.
About MADE SOUTH
MADE SOUTH was created by Nashville native and fourth generation Tennessean Chris Thomas, who is passionate about reshaping the way people think about Southerners. In an effort to bring regional craftsmen and artisans into the national spotlight, Thomas hosts MADE SOUTH events across the South East where producers and consumers can meet, and where the creativity of Southern goods is celebrated and supported. In addition to supporting these artisans, MADE SOUTH also produces its own locally made goods, such as coloring books, apparel and more, found in the online shop, and recently acquired Eli Mason Cocktail Mixers. For more information visit www.madesouth.com, or check out Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.