12th & Broad

Apr. 16, 2014 2:47 PM

Mark your calendars: "Meat Ya in Centennial Park" on April 27

If your favorite kind of protein is animal and you have yet to try a juice cleanse, you belong at our Meat Ya in Centennial Park event on April 27. The event is family-friendly and starts at 11 a.m. We'll go until 4 p.m. And don't worry, vegetarians! We have some great food for you, too.

Meat and vegetables There'll be plenty of great foods to choose from besides meat at 12th & Broad's Meat Ya in Centennial Park Getty Images/iStockphoto

Tickets are super cheap at $10 (they'll go up to $15 if you wait to buy them the day of the event). With your purchase, you can sample delicious plates from Flyte, The Row, Martin's Bar-B-Que, Cross Corner, Urban Grub and Riffs Fine Street Food. Despite the plethora of slow-cooked, fall-off-the-bone meat delicacies, there will be food for all palates: Meat Ya in Centennial Park will feature a vegetarian tent, beer garden, coffee tent, sweet treats and more.

If you're just finishing the Country Music Marathon and are starved for a big meal, or are just antsy for summer barbecues, get a ticket while they're still hot!

Meat Ya in Centennial Park Join us for Meat Ya in Centennial Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 27. submitted

Other fun things you can expect to find at Meat Ya In Centennial Park:

  • Live music provided by Bare Bones Trio with special guest Jonell Mosser
  • Giant Jenga!
  • DIY screenprinting by Hip Hues
  • Poetry tent by The Porch Writers' Collective
  • Kite garden
  • Community Art Tent by the Nashville Creative Group
  • Kite Garden
  • Cash bar (we'll take cards)

If you enjoy sustaining your body with good friends, kids (and four-legged friends!), and want to experience the best that Nashville hospitality has to offer, don't wait to grab a ticket to the event.

You can purchase your tickets here in advance, while they're still just $10. And hopefully we'll meat ya in the park!

The event is sponsored by MTSU and spearheaded by Nashville Originals, a nonprofit, independent restaurant association founded in 2006. The organization's mission is to sustain the authentic dining culture that has flourished in the city. With more than 56 well-known Nashville restaurants on its roster, there are plenty of independent restaurants to whet your appetite and help support your city.

"Nashville is a hotbed of creativity, so it comes as no surprise that its culinary presence has boomed in recent years," said Tom Loventhal, president of Nashville Originals.

We appreciate our friends at Originals as well as MTSU for making this event possible!