Rutherford Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. Delyn Christan- John Prine Tribute Show

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Saturday, September 4, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Gallagher Guitar Co., 118n North Walnut St, Murfreesboro

Delyn Christian combines raw energy and true soul with every song he performs. He is a singer/songwriter/musician who has performed for over 30 years in central Ohio, and now lives and entertains in middle Tennessee. Delyn will be performing his John Prine Tribute Show with guitar player Rick Waters and bass player Phil Maneri.

Purchase tickets here.

2. MTSU Raiders vs. Monmouth Hawks

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Saturday, September 4, 6:00p.m.
Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium, 1500 Greenland Dr, Murfreesboro, TN

Football fans preparing to return to Floyd Stadium this season will notice a few changes as they get ready to cheer on the Blue and White. The Blue Raiders get the 2021 season started this Saturday at 6 PM against Monmouth.Parking lots around Floyd Stadium will open at 7 a.m. on game days for tailgating. To celebrate the return of fans to a full capacity MTSU will have a post-game fireworks show following the game. In compliance with current MTSU policy, all faculty, staff, students and visitors are required to wear masks indoors at all campus buildings. This policy includes fans at Floyd Stadium. Fans at Blue Raider football home games are required to wear masks or facial coverings, which cover both their nose and mouth, in indoor locations, unless actively eating or drinking.

Raider Walk returns, going through Walnut Grove and into Floyd Stadium and fans are encouraged to cheer on the Blue Raiders during the walk. Middle Tennessee’s Band of Blue, the largest student organization on campus with over 350 members, will once again be performing at Floyd Stadium and enhancing the game day atmosphere.

3. Eagleville’s First Friday

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Friday, September 3, 10:00p.m.
108 S. Main St, Eagleville, TN

This event, sponsored by the Eagleville Commerce and Merchants Association, promises live music, food, local shopping and fun for all ages. The Harlan Henry Band will be performing from 5:00p.m.-8:00p.m. at the City Hall stage. Food trucks will be located throughout the downtown area in addition to the local restaurants. This is a free event, so bring your family and friends and support small businesses while also having a great time.

4. SOAC Family Movie Night

Saturday, September 4, 6:00 p.m. to Sunday, September 5, 8:30a.m.
100 Sam Ridley Pkway E, Smyrna, TN

Join the Smyrna Outdoor Adventure Center for an overnight camping experience like none other! The SOAC Lawn will become your own  “backyard” with sites for each family to set up tents and sleeping bags. We will cook hotdogs and roast marshmallows  for dinner outside over a campfire, then enjoy an outdoor showing of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. In the morning, we will have a light breakfast. Please bring your own tents and sleeping bags. Sleeping mats/pads and flashlights or headlamps are suggested. Limited number of SOAC tents are available to borrow, email [email protected] if interested.

Cost: $10 per person (ages 3+), $5 for members (ages 3+)

Purchase tickets and register here.

5. Caroline DuBois Book Signing

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Saturday, September 4, 10:00a.m.-1:00p.m.

Linebaugh Public Library, 105 W. Vine Street

Local author Caroline DuBois will be signing and selling copies of her grade-level book The Places We Sleep. Written in gorgeous narrative verse, Abbey’s coming-of-age story relatably portrays the military family experience during a tumultuous period in our history. At once personal and universal, it’s a perfect read for fans of sensitive, tender-hearted books. DuBois will be selling her book for $10 each.