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Harpeth Conservancy Set Dates for 19th Annual Reverse Swing | Entertainment

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of Harpes Conservancy Presented by FarmVet and set on September 17, River Swing features five-time Grammy Award winner Keb ‘Mo’, The Camerons and Old Crow Medicine Show’s Joe Andrews, Tom Landstreet and friends, and Trevor Clark. The Trio will be performing.

The dinner, dancing and silent auction is now in its 19th year to support the Harpes Conservancy’s vision of clean water and healthy ecosystems for Tennessee’s rivers.Event starts at 6pm

Harpeth Conservancy Board Vice Chair Christian Curry, founder of FarmVet, will chair the event at River Circle Farm, his farm on the scenic Harpeth River in Franklin.

“The Harpeth River means so much to me, my family, and the communities that surround it,” Currie said. Securing is important for everyone in Tennessee.Over the past few years, the healthy ecosystems of our rivers and surrounding areas have been more threatened than ever before, which is why the work of Harpes Nature Preserve are important to preserving these for current and future generations, and we are proud to be leaders in protecting our waterways.”

Over 650 guests are expected to attend the River Swing, the reserve’s largest fundraiser.

According to President and CEO Dorie Bolze, the event not only raises funds, it also raises awareness of the mission and work of conservation groups.

“We are honored to have Christian host Reverse Wing for the sixth year in a row,” she said. “He and his family are personally involved in work that benefits Harpes, including stream restoration, responsible farming practices and land conservation.”

River Swing is one of the few zero waste events in the area. Organizers work with WM, The Compost Company, Puckett’s, and EcoProducts to ensure all items used are recyclable, compostable, or reusable.


In addition to the music, there are over 100 auction items, including a private concert by Cosmic Country’s Daniel Donato, an overnight stay at The Harpeth Hotel, a dining certificate for 1799 Kitchen, and Cocktails, Huck’s custom hats. Private fishing tour with hat and guide by Chris Nischan.

Hors d’oeuvres and extensive buffets are served from Puckett’s, along with snacks from Olivia Olive Oil. Lippmann Brothers will donate drinks such as his Splash of Watermelon made with Finlandia Vodka as the event’s featured drink.

A new addition to River Swing is a whiskey bar featuring only Tennessee products. Brands to sample include OH Ingram River Aged Whiskey, Sweetens Cove Bourbon, Jack Daniel’s Special Release Rye, Old Hickory Hermitage Reserve Rye, and Happenstance, owned by women and led by women.

Atomic Cigar Co. offers hand-rolled cigars, and wine pull events sponsored by Mrs. Mark Edmond Humphreys will bring back $20 a bottle of wine or six $100 bottles. There will also be some “Big Fish” (wine valued at over $100).

Tickets for the River Swing are $275 per person, or $2,750 for a table of 10 until September 9 when prices go up. They are available at

Corporate sponsorships are still available. Current sponsors include FarmVet, Brown-Forman, Jack Daniel’s, Lipman Brothers, Puckett’s Restaurant, Civil Constructors, Waltrip Automotive Group, Colonial Pipeline, Wealth Strategies Partners, Tennsco, John Bouchard & Sons Co., Conseco Group, WM, Grasslands Includes Environmental, Amaranth. design and many more.

River Circle Farm is located at 1041 Sneed Road W. in Franklin.

For questions, volunteering, or other ways to get involved with the Harpeth Conservancy, please visit or call 615-790-9767.