January 2020 Around Town 1

Puckett’s Boat House To Become Americana Taphouse

A. Marshall Hospitality says it’s answering the call of a “beer-focused concept that’s long been desired by our area’s locals and visitors,” according to CEO Andy Marshall. So Main Street’s beloved Southern seafood eatery will take on a new identity as Americana Taphouse. The new menu will feature Southern takes on American classics, with burgers, sandwiches, tacos and creative entrées, each dish thoughtfully curated to pair with the 24 beers the
new concept will carry on tap. A few Boat House favorites, like shrimp and grits hushpuppies, will carry over to the new menu with an Americana-style update. Marshall said that pending a few design updates and cosmetic adjustments, the transition from Puckett’s Boat House to the new concept will be minimal. Americana Taphouse is expected to open towards the end of the year, and the Boat House will stay open through the transition.

Performing Arts Legend Patrick Cassidy Named Studio Tenn’s Artistic Director

Patrick Cassidy, acclaimed performer and director with a career spanning Broadway, film and television, has accepted the role of artistic director at Studio Tenn. Cassidy, son of Shirley Jones and the late Jack Cassidy and brother to Shaun, Ryan and the late David Cassidy, recently moved from Los Angeles to the Franklin area with his wife, Melissa Hurley Cassidy.

Most recently, Cassidy served as artistic director for 5-Star Theatricals, the resident musical production company at Civic Arts Plaza, the largest theater between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Tickets on Sale for the Next TEDx Talk

If you missed December’s TEDx talk on being Bold & Brilliant, you’ll have to get tickets to the next one slated for March 20th and 21st at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall. Tickets went on sale last month for Perception. TEDx talks are meant to bring people together to spark deep discussion and connection. For more information, TEDxNashville.com. For tickets, TPAC.org. 

Pictured: TEDxNashville’s executive director, Kaleigh Imbriale

Graduate Nashville Hotel Opens

Graduate Hotels, a collection of distinctively crafted hotels honoring the college towns in which they reside, opened its doors in Nashville last month. The property is totally unique from other offerings in the city, with design inspiration drawn from both Vanderbilt University and classic local artists like Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton. 

The newly constructed 12-story, 205-room hotel is located just blocks from Vanderbilt University. From a reimagined vintage stereo cabinet that serves as the front desk, to a hook-rug portrait of legendary Tennessee native Minnie Pearl, each detail celebrates Nashville’s creative spirit and innate southern flare. The hotel will also feature three food and beverage concepts, opened in partnership with restaurateurs Marc Rose and Med Abrous, including a karaoke bar with an animatronic band, a chic rooftop bar and pool with scenic city views, as well as a taco truck for late night cravings. GraduateHotels.com


Taste of Williamson Tickets Available Through Mercy Community Healthcare

Looking for a way to help support Mercy Community Healthcare? Look no further than Mercy’s own website where you can directly purchase tickets to Taste of Williamson at the Cool Springs Galleria on March 8. Advance tickets are $35. MercyTN.org