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36|86 Street Fair To Feature The Best In Southern Art, Music, and Whiskey

The excitement around 36|86 is building to a fever pitch and Nashville is ready for you!

One of the most popular elements of the conference is always our Street Fair. This is where you get to spend time with our Village 36 startups, network with peers, investors and community supporters, all while sampling spirits from premier Tennessee distilleries and shopping Tennessee-made goods from our pop-up shops. Like the startups themselves, the Street Fair gets bigger and more impressive every year.

We are very excited to share with you some of the highlights of what you will see and taste in three short weeks.

Hot chicken and bbq will be served at our slider bar, along with other Southern dishes sure to excite your taste buds! VIPs will have access to additional tasty items including banana pudding.

Local spirits
Offerings from local brewers and distillers is a perennial favorite among 36|86 attendees. Tennessee is world-renowned for its fine sipping whiskey and that same history and craftsmanship goes into creating the beers, vodka and other spirits that will be available for you to sample this year.

The party will kick into high gear June 5 at 6:30pm when three artists from New West Records take the stage.

Performers include:

Rodney Crowell – Two time grammy award winning country artist who has called Nashville home for nearly fifty years.

Lilly Hiatt – East Nashvillian Lilly Hiatt’s second album, Royal Blue, reaches out boldly and playfully into many different sounds and styles: Austin folk rock, Pacific Northwest indie, pre-Oasis Britpop, New York punk ca. 1977.

Randall Bramblett – The GA native singer-songwriter has performed with Gregg Allman, Elvin Bishop and Widespread Panic and toured with Steve Winwood.

Pop-up Shops

FASHIONABLE – Fine leather bags, totes and jewelry from artisans in Nashville and around the world. FASHIONABLE was founded by Rachel and Barrett Ward when they saw first-hand how few choices women in Ethiopia have for escaping poverty. They created a business model where these women can sell their finely crafted leather goods and build a sustainable future. FASHIONABLE will have plenty of wallets and leather goods on hand to take care of the hardest person on your shopping list: Dad.

Portmanteau – Blaque Reily came up with the idea for Portmanteau Jewelry Collection while obtaining her MBA and Vanderbilt University. Come see the exceptional jewelry she handcrafts herself inspired by the simplicity of lines and asymmetry. All of her pieces are made using recycled and repurposed materials to create wearable art that is one-of-a-kind and responsible.

Mo’s Bows – Maybe you’ve noticed the resurgence of bow ties in recent years, but they’ve been a part of 15-year-old kidpreneur Moziah Bridges’ life since he can remember. Mo’s colorful bow ties have been featured on Shark Tank, Good Morning America, and 20/20. See why the NBA contracted Mo to create a custom collection of ties for all of its teams. This is your opportunity to see his best bow ties without having to visit Neiman Marcus or Bloomingdales.

Newly – Have you ever wondered what happens to those plastic bottles you throw into the recycle bin? Five entrepreneurs from Nashville did, and they founded Newly to create and sell fine home goods made entirely of recycled materials. The company manufactures an extraordinary collection of trays, cutting boards and blankets that feel like nothing you’ve ever felt before. Newly launches a new product every month, so be sure to ask what’s new for June!

Salemtown Board Company – Nashville is a city that celebrates the outdoors and its thriving urban core is one perfect environment to enjoy all it has to offer. What better way to explore the city than on one of Salemtown’s handcrafted skateboards? Ride in style on a board made by specially trained young men from one of Nashville’s low-income neighborhoods. Don’t worry about getting your board home — Salemtown ships anywhere.

36|86 Street Fair is a celebration of southern culture and a great way to unwind after hearing from some of the country’s top innovators.

Don’t worry if you don’t have your ticket yet, last minute badges to 36|86 are available on our ticket page. Get yours today!

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