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Harpeth Conservancy sets date for 19th River Swing | Entertainment

The Harpeth Conservancy’s River Swing, presented by FarmVet and set for Sept. 17, will feature five-time Grammy award winner Keb’ Mo’, Joe Andrews of The Cameroons and Old Crow Medicine Show, Tom Landstreet and friends, as well as the Trevor Clark Trio.

This is the 19th year for the dinner, dance and silent auction to support the Harpeth Conservancy’s vision of clean water and healthy ecosystems for the rivers of Tennessee. The event will start at 6 p.m.

Christian Currey, vice chair of the Harpeth Conservancy Board of Directors and founder of FarmVet, will chair the event at his farm, River Circle Farm, along the banks of the scenic Harpeth River in Franklin. 

“The Harpeth River means so much to me and my family and the community that surrounds it,” Currey said. “From recreation to drinking water, agriculture and environment, ensuring our rivers are thriving is important to everyone in Tennessee. Over the past few years, our rivers and the healthy ecosystems around them have been threatened more than ever, so the Harpeth Conservancy’s work is critical to protecting them now and for the generations to come. I am proud to be a leader in protecting our waterways.”

River Swing, the conservancy’s largest fundraiser, is expected to draw more than 650 guests.

In addition to raising money, the event increases awareness about the conservancy’s mission and work, according to Dorie Bolze, president and CEO.

“We are honored that Christian is hosting River Swing for the sixth year,” she said. “He and his family are personally involved in work that benefits the Harpeth, such as stream restoration, responsible agriculture practices and land preservation.”

River Swing is one of the area’s few zero-waste events. Organizers work with WM, The Compost Company, Puckett’s and EcoProducts to make sure that every item used is recyclable, compostable or reusable.

Keb’ Mo’

In addition to the music, there are also more than 100 auction items, including a private concert by Cosmic Country’s Daniel Donato, a one-night stay at The Harpeth Hotel along with a dining certificate for 1799 Kitchen and Cocktails, a custom hat from Huck Hats and private, guided fishing trip from Chris Nischan.

Hors d’oeuvres and a bountiful buffet will come from Puckett’s, along with bites from Olivia Olive Oil. Lipman Brothers will donate beverages, including the Watermelon Splash, made with Finlandia vodka, as the event’s featured drink. 

A new River Swing element will be a whiskey bar exclusively featuring Tennessee products. The brands to sample will include O.H. Ingram River Aged Whiskey, Sweetens Cove Bourbon, Jack Daniel’s Special Release Rye, Old Hickory Hermitage Reserve Rye and the woman-owned and woman-led Happenstance. 

Atomic Cigar Co. will offer hand-rolling cigars, and a wine pull event, sponsored by Mrs. Mark Edmond Humphreys, will be back with wines for $20 a bottle or six bottles for $100. There will also be a couple of “big fish” (wines valued more than $100) in the pull.

River Swing tickets are $275 per person or $2,750 for a table of 10 until Sept. 9, when prices increase. They are available at 

Corporate sponsorships remain 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 Environmental, Amaranth Designs and many more.

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

For questions, to volunteer or learn other ways to get involved with Harpeth Conservancy, visit or call 615-790-9767.

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