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A Tribute To MLK with Sam McCrary and the Mix

Jan 16th

02:00pm

FREE
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Join Assembly Hall as we celebrate the life and legacy of civil rights activist, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The day will include a live performance from Sam McCrary and the Mix.

2 PM Showtime

Get here early with friends and enjoy food from nearly 20 eateries and craft cocktails from 5+ bars.

EVENT DETAILS: Entry into Assembly Food Hall is FREE, therefore registration does NOT guarantee seating or access to the venue. Seating is first come, first served. PRO TIP: Arrive early to popular events as seating may go quickly! 

COME EARLY FOR DELICIOUS FOOD AND DRINKS: There are nearly 30+ eateries to choose from inside the hall.

ABOUT SAM McCRARY AND THE MIX

Sam is an accomplished singer and song writer. He is born and raised in NashvilleTN and is one of many well-known performing artists from the McCrary family.

 

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They say hell hath no fury like a woman scorned …

but some folks like a little heat, including Thorton Prince – the father of Nashville’s hot chicken.

Even in the height of the Great Depression, Thorton Prince knew how to have a good time. He enjoyed the nightlife and had a well-earned reputation as being quite the ladies’ man. Of course, one person who was not too thrilled with that reputation was his steady girl.

While we don’t know if Prince came home one night with a faint hint of perfume or a smudge of lipstick on his collar, we do know that after another one of Prince’s nights out, his scorned lover wanted revenge.

And using Prince’s love of fried chicken as bait, she concocted the perfect recipe.

Instead of a lecture the next morning, Prince awoke to the sizzlin’ smell of fried chicken. The trap set, Prince’s jilted lover served up a plate of homemade fried chicken. Without noticing the devilish amount of peppers and spices she had sprinkled on the chicken, Prince dug in. Much to her dismay, Prince didn’t fall over weeping in pain. Nope, he asked for seconds, and, at that moment, the legend was born.

​Prince perfected the recipe for Hot Chicken and opened up a restaurant – Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack. Almost 100 years later, a lot has changed in Nashville. But not Prince’s. Thorton Prince’s great niece, Ms. Andre Prince Jeffries, is still serving the legendary dish that Nashvillians crave. In the last few years, the hot chicken trend has caught on like wildfire throughout the South, but Prince’s Hot Chicken is the original and remains the gold standard for hot chicken.

Event Dates

Jan 16

A Tribute To MLK with Sam McCrary and the Mix

Mon, January 16th 2:00pm

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