35 North kicks off spring with festival

The inaugural Farragut Spring Festival, hosted by 35 North Bar and Grill, unfolded into a spectacular celebration of music, community and camaraderie Saturday, March 16.

“With a stellar lineup of 10 bands performing over two days, the event attracted an impressive crowd of more than 2,500 attendees,” said Vinit Sharma, owner of 35 North Bar and Grill, 11321 Kingston Pike.

Excited about the success of the festival, he emphasized its significance as one of the annual events planned by the establishment.

“We’re thrilled to have brought the first Farragut Spring Festival to life,” Sharma said. “This event is a testament to our commitment to fostering community engagement and providing a platform for local talent to shine.”

The free event showcased a diverse range of musical genres, with bands delivering performances that had audiences dancing and singing along throughout the event, he added.

Groups included Ethan Vincil Band, Short Term Memory, Boombox, Southern Style Band, Hailey Joy, Emi Sunshine, Jeremy Johnson, Michael Cass and Sara Williams, Sexy Beat and Liquid Velvet.

“From rock and blues to folk and jazz, the lineup catered to a wide variety of musical tastes, ensuring there was something for everyone to enjoy,” Sharma said.

The festival also offered a plethora of family-friendly activities to keep children entertained.

“Renowned three-times world record martial artist Leif Becker offered the thrilling opportunity for kids to break boards under his guidance,” Sharma said. Other attractions included an ice-cream station, popcorn stand, a photo booth for capturing memories, children’s Leprechaun Play Station and mini-golf for some friendly competition.

Sharma extended his gratitude to Town of Farragut officials, including Mayor Ron Williams, Vice Mayor Louise Povlin and fire marshal Charles Wilson, as well as all the event sponsors, for “their unwavering support and guidance in bringing the festival to fruition.

“We couldn’t have made this event happen without the incredible support of our community leaders and sponsors,” he added. “Their collaboration and assistance were instrumental in ensuring the success of the festival.”

Local vendors offered a variety of culinary delights and refreshments.

“With its triumphant debut, the festival

has undoubtedly cemented its place as a beloved tradition in the Farragut community ...,” Sharma said.