"Greensboro, NC – It would be hard to imagine worse weather than what Greensboro experienced last year on St. Patrick' Day. A high temperature of 30 degrees coupled with all day sleet and freezing rain made for a very cold inaugural St. Paddy's Party. Despite all, the party went on, with over 200 hearty souls showing up for the food and festivities. The turnout convinced promoter Allen McDavid to do it again.
This year's Greater Greensboro St. Paddy's Party StPatricksGreensboro.com is being held inside a large tent in a unique location behind Terra Blue, a store located at 518 South Elm Street. The entrance to the event will be via an alley off of South Elm. The party begins at 3 PM on Tuesday, March 17 and goes on until Midnight. Irish band Banna will headline the music line-up and there will be several Irish food dishes for sell along with local beer from Gibb's Hundred. Admission is $7 for adults and children are free.
Unlike the local bars, McDavid refuses to have his celebration on any day but March 17th. Says McDavid, “My goal is to celebrate the Day and the Saint, not to maximize beer sales,” says McDavid who is especially proud that the Na Cara Division 1 Guilford County Ancient Order of Hibernians are going to be on hand with an educational booth. There will also be a genealogy booth on site as well. McDavid invites all who want to celebrate Ireland and the Irish to come out and toast the Saint's Day and help it become a destination event for years to come.
About the Producer
AKA Entertainment & Media is an event production and publishing firm based in Greensboro, NC, owned and managed by Allen McDavid. In addition to the Greater Greensboro St. Paddy’s Party AKA produces four BBQ festivals across the state including the Twin City RibFest in Winston-Salem, now in its 11th year."
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