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True Vine’s Beer Run March 28th


It’s time for the Beer Run!

It’s that time again…The True Vine Beer Run is back!

*Important change – this year’s Beer Run is 21+ only*

Join us for the biggest Beer Run we’ve ever put on. This year the Beer Run course will take you across Tyler as runners will start at True Vine – On The Square in downtown Tyler and make their way to the True Vine Earl Campbell location!The day will start on The Square in downtown where will have coffee and breakfast (and beer) ready to fuel your run.

Along the way runners will be greeted by “course stations” set up on the route by our friends from around Tyler. Course stations will be handing out things like water, more beer, swag, donuts, playing hype music, there may be a drum line showing up? and other general over-the-top motivation to keep you going. Course stations this year will be sponsored by:

– East Texas Food Bank
– WorkHub
– Camp Gladiator Tyler
– Dapper
-True Vine Beer Van
– More to be announced soon!

The course this year will take you through the beautiful Azalea District, up the wooded road of Old Noon Day, and finally to the front entrance of True Vine on Earl Campbell (about 3 miles in total).

Runners will be greeted at the Earl Campbell location with a Beer Run 2020 Pint Glass and even more beer to put in that glass for finishing. DJ Mr. G will be onsite to get the after party going and we will have plenty of food options for you to choose from.

This years Beer Run will benefit and highlight the meaningful work that the East Texas Food Bank is doing for Tyler and the surrounding communities.

And it wouldn’t be a run without some prizes. This year we will be awarding prizes for the following categories:

– Best costume (let’s get crazy)
– Best group outfit (matching headbands? Good. Matching kilts? Even better.)
– Best Dog (jk all dogs are perfect and all dogs who participate will get a prize)
– Last Place (yes, we’re serious. And none of this parking by the finish line to intentionally be last.)

Join us for one of the most unique events in Tyler and party for a good cause. Cheers to Beer Run!

Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2020
Time: Doors open at 8:30 AM (meet downtown)
Race starts at 10 AM
Doors close at 1 PM (shuttle service available)
Location: Runners will park and start the race on The Square in downtown Tyler. We will have shuttle buses at the True Vine Earl Campbell location to drive you back to your car.

You must be 21+ to participate in this year’s Beer Run. Tickets are $35 and include:
– The run/racing bib
– Beer before and during the race as well as a 1 beer in your Beer Run glass after the race
– Beer Run 2020 Pint Glass
– Beer Run 2020 T-Shirt (We are ordering a wide variety of sizes but once we run out of a given size we will not be ordering anymore)
– Access to sponsored course stations along the run route
– Coffee and snack before the race
– Pre-run yoga stretch by BeFree Yoga Tyler
– Post race snack
– Shuttle ride back to your car
– After party with DJ Mr. G

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Liberty Hall Hosts Reckless Kelly Feb. 6th


Tickets available at or on Facebook at @LibertyHallTyler. For more information about upcoming events, sponsoring an event or renting Liberty Hall, email or call at (903) 595-7274. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Downtown Tyler.

Reckless Kelly – Thursday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m.

For two decades, the band has toured coast to coast relentlessly. It has demonstrated its longevity in a world where trendy newcomers have proclaimed the Next Big Thing by spinning a couple of pop hits. Not unlike the pioneers who preceded them on the western frontier where the Brauns were raised, they have forged their survival without compromise, combining hard work with a resolve that success is only satisfying when achieved by their own standards and definition.

The group’s most recent studio album, Sunset Motel, is, like all its predecessors, distinctive in its own way while true to form. Self-produced and recorded in Austin’s renowned Arlyn Studios (where Millican was made two decades ago) and mixed by Jim Scott (Rolling Stones, Dixie Chicks, Tom Petty, Sting, Roger Daltrey, Crowded House, et al.), it reflects Reckless Kelly’s attention to craft and continuity.

Twenty years since its founding, Reckless Kelly continues to fight for wider recognition, secure in the knowledge that fans, critics and contemporaries will continue to sing its praises.

Tickets are available now at Balcony $28, Floor $42, Private Box (seats four) $170. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

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Downtown Tyler

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! What to do in Tyler on a Dreary Rainy Day


By: Holli Fourniquet

There’s a saying, “If you don’t like the weather in Texas just wait a few hours.” That has certainly been true of our winter so far this year. So it’s understandable if you haven’t exactly prepared for cold weather when it hits. Not to worry; here is a quick guide to fun things you can do in Tyler even in cold weather if you happen to find yourself unprepared.

As self-proclaimed foodaholics, our first thought when a cold front hits is where to find some comfort food to warm our bellies. Chili is typically a good go-to meal for when cold weather hits, and here in Tyler, you can get chili in a couple of different forms. There is the traditional bowl of chili. One of our favorites is found at Rick’s on the Square located in Downtown Tyler. This chili will give you the answer to that age-old question: should chili have beans or not? At Rick’s, that answer is definitely yes! The recipe is also a little on the spicier side, which makes this the perfect bowl of chili to warm you up!

Another great comfort food during cold weather is gumbo. Try some of the best gumbo this side of Louisiana at The Catch, located at 1714 S. Beckham Ave.

Some people just like to stay in when it’s cold, and that’s ok. Stop by FRESH by Brookshire’s to pick up your cold-weather comfort food, made fresh by a chef and ready for you to heat and eat at home. Here you will find seasonal soups, chili, casseroles, and family packs of tamales. Everything you need to warm your belly from the comfort of your own home sitting in front of the fire.

Another gold weather food is gumbo. Happy Fish House has great gumbo – it’s rich and the roux is made perfect. Get it with a side of hushpuppies!

Toritlla soup anyone? Don Juan’s on the Square offers a huge bowl for a great price and its authentic and hits the spot when it’s chilly outside.

Pho from What’s Sub Banh Mi on S. Broadway has chicken or pork. Check their Facebook to see which is featured today) and is locally-owned. This warm soup is a fav. It is also low calorie if your New Year’s resolution was to slim down a bit.

Speaking of staying in on a cold day, you’re going to need a good book to keep you company. Head over to the Tyler Public Library where you will find books and more. The Tyler Public Library is not your typical library. Of course, you will always be able to check out that bestseller you have been meaning to read, but you can also check out movies or participate in one of their many events.

The Tyler Public Library offers everything from Family Movie Nights and Lego Block Parties to various classes such as sewing and career training to author meet and greets. It’s definitely a place you might want to get familiar with this winter.

To get your blood circulating on a cold day, you might go shopping. Whether you’re looking for a great bargain or something more high-end, Tyler has all the shopping you could want. Plus, if you stay in Tyler to shop, you won’t have to fight the traffic of a bigger city in this cold winter weather.

The typical retail therapy shopping, however, is not all Tyler has to offer if you are looking for some interesting cold-weather recreation. Head to Moon Rivers Naturals. Here you will find body products like soaps and essential oils using local, organic, and real ingredients.

Or since you have a cold day and nothing to do, search through some of Tyler’s best antique, junk, and consignment shops to find your next treasure at Ye Olde City Antique Warehouse.

Is your perfect idea of ‘what to do on a rainy day’ browsing around a bookstore? Check out Pea Picker Bookstore. From old to new, to collectibles and more – there is something to be uncovered in the treasure trove of all things books.

A cold day might be the perfect day to try out one of Tyler’s microbreweries: True Vine Brewing Company or the newly opened ETX Brewing Co. located at 221 S. Broadway Ave., Downtown Tyler.

Research has shown that beer can combat stress, boost your memory, makes skin more beautiful, and can even be used as a cold remedy. In addition to the health benefits, True Vine Brewing also points out, “Because it’s cold outside, your beer will maintain the same temperature it was poured at until it’s consumed.”

Both microbreweries have enclosed spaces for the cold days. So get out there and drink a local craft beer!

Wanna hear some live music? Check out our extensive Live Music Gig Guide for who is playing where and what time.

The Tyler Museum of Art always has wonderful exhibits of high quality. They are located on the TJC campus and most exhibits are either free or have a small fee to see.

Got the kid’s with you? Head to Discovery Science Place in Downtown Tyler for a fun day of science-based activities for all ages.

Times Square Cinema’s Grand Slam is also a good place for the kids (and adults) to let off some steam with their arcade of games, bowling alley, lounge and tons more games.

Tyler Rock Gym is a great place to get some unique exercise inside and is geared for all ages and skill levels. This is an amazing place to climb the walls (see what we did there :o) ).

There is plenty to do in Tyler on a cold day; these are just a few of our favorites. Warm-up in some of the best ways possible this winter. Soon you will be singing along with Elsa from Frozen, “The cold never bothered me anyway.”

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