Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cinco de Mayo parties in Franklin go for tequila world record, honor Manuel and La Hacienda

What are you doing for Cinco de Mayo tonight? This bonanza of a holiday is more of an American celebration than an authentic Mexican commemoration of its victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla, but it's still a good excuse to get out and party, and there are a lot of Cinco de Mayo parties around town tonight. Two in particular stood out to me, and they're both in Franklin:

First, there's going to be a block party on Main Street in which local Mexico-born fashion celebrity Manuel will be honored, along with a world-record attempt at the largest single toast of Tequila:
SOL Restaurant will attempt to break the Guinness Book Record for the Largest Tequila Toast in the world. The attempt will be in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, a day honoring Mexican heritage. The event will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in downtown Franklin. Main Street will be closed from 4th to 5th Avenues to allow for the festivities. The tequila toast will take place at 7:00 p.m.

Special musical guests Frank Ortega and the Small Time Rock Stars will provide entertainment for the event. The event is sponsored in part by Dos Equis Lager and Milagro Tequila. Tickets to participate in the Tequila Toast will cost $5.00. Proceeds from the Tequila Toast ticket sales will be donated to the Mercy Children's Clinic of Franklin.
H/T: the Tennessean

A couple of miles north, Salvador Guzman's La Hacienda (1110 Hillsboro Road, Franklin) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary with music by Kazique (starting at 8pm) and dance by Destellos Culturales. Cindy McCain at the Examiner has the details.

"Manuel Day," tequila toast at 7, Kazique at 8 - Franklin has its Cinco on tonight.

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