The Southern Agenda

The Southern Agenda: June/July 2017

Goings-on in the South and beyond

Arts & Culture

Celebrating Cheerwine: A True Southern Original

Break out the bubbly—Cheerwine—as the iconic cola marks 100 years

Arts & Culture

Synchronized Fireflies: Lighting Up Congaree

Make time between now and mid-June for one of the world’s most impressive lightning bug displays at South Carolina’s Congaree National Park

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Arts & Culture

A Stitzel-Weller Affair

The second annual Stitzel-Weller Affair presented by Blade and Bow Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey

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G&G Party Pics

2017 Women in the Field: Ladies’ Fly Fishing Excursion

Women in the Field: Ladies’ Fly Fishing Excursion in Cashiers, North Carolina.

Weekend Agenda

A Cajun Country Shindig

At Lafayette, Louisiana’s Festival de International, all the world’s on stage

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Back Stage with the Bands

Up close and personal with some of our favorite musicians

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G&G Party Pics

A Bourbon Supper in Chicago

A night celebrating Lexington, Kentucky

Arts & Culture

Lady Be Good

A concert series and exhibit in Virginia celebrate 100 years of Ella Fitzgerald

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G&G Party Pics

Garden & Gun’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

G&G celebrates ten years at the headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina

Digital Exclusive

Special Collection: Guide to the Kentucky Derby

Your guide to the South’s best cocktails, drink recipes, and bars

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G&G Party Pics

Bourbon House Parties

Blade and Bow and Garden & Gun host four bourbon tastings across the country

Arts & Culture

A Different Kind of Easter Bunny

How a university town rallied around an unusual piece of outdoor sculpture

Arts & Culture

Honky-Tonk Heaven: 75 Years of Floore’s Country Store

Robert Earl Keen kicks off the birthday celebration of legendary Texas venue Floore’s

Arts & Culture

Sharpen Your Southern Skills  

Palmetto Bluff’s Artist in Residence program offers unique learning opportunities, from foraging for edibles to dyeing textiles with indigo

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G&G Party Pics

An Evening with J.McLaughlin

G&G celebrates the newly renovated J.McLaughlin Charleston store

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G&G Party Pics

2017 Women in the Field: Ladies’ Shoot

Garden & Gun hosts a Ladies’ Shoot at Primland as part of the annual Women in the Field event programming

Weekend Agenda

See the Crescent City in a New Light

Joan Griswold’s new exhibition of paintings evokes the spirit of New Orleans

Arts & Culture

Reclaiming Jefferson’s Monticello

New restorations paint a fuller picture of life on the president’s Virginia estate

Celebrate the South

Jon Meacham on a Sewanee Tradition

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author reflects on the Festival of Lessons and Carols, a stirring Advent celebration