The Pub on Second partnering with Hall of Fame to host tie-dye event

June 1, 2024 | 12:10 am

Updated June 1, 2024 | 12:30 am

The Pub on Second is partnering with the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum to host a tie-dye event on June 12 in preparation for ROMP. T-shirt sales and a portion of proceeds that night will benefit the Hall of Fame. 

Pub owner Bill Brown asks interested parties to order their shirts in advance on the pub’s website here. The deadline for preordering is Monday night.

The museum’s curator, Carly Smith, said the tie-dye event comes at a perfect time, with the recent launch of the Jerry Garcia exhibit. 

“We launched the Jerry Garcia: A Bluegrass Journey Exhibit in March of this year, and it’s been great to see the community embrace it,” Smith said. “The Pub took the idea and ran with it. Tie-dye shirts are part of the culture of The Grateful Dead and ROMP, so when they said they wanted to incorporate that into their event, it just made sense for us to partner with them.”

ROMP will run from June 26-29 at Yellow Creek Park on the county’s east side. Smith said they programmed much of the music and the lineup this year to honor Garcia’s legacy. 

The tie-dye event will be held at The Pub. Those attending will receive their pre-ordered shirt with the museum, ROMP, and The Pub’s logo. From there, it will be up to the person to customize the shirts with an array of colors. 

“We hope people will showcase their shirts around town and at ROMP,” Smith said. “There’s always a lot of tie-dye at the festival, so this event just makes sense, especially as we continue highlighting the Garcia exhibit with programming at the Hall.”

Brown described the event as a class, where instructors throughout the bar will guide participants throughout the entire process. They will also have several drink specials, maybe even a Grateful Dead cocktail or two. 

During the event, they’re also launching one of their new local beers: the Brewgrass Hazy IPA. 

“This is the beginning of a great partnership that’s only going to grow from here,” Brown said. “We’re going to have an assortment of bluegrass-themed beers eventually. ROMP is always an exciting time of the year, and we’re honored to play a part in it.”

June 1, 2024 | 12:10 am

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