Beer + Opera = Flash Mob? Of Course

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I'm a big fan of the arts, but I must admit that one thing I have never tried is opera. Apparently, we have a pretty good one in town, but it's just never risen to the top of my to-do list. But they are trying to excite folks like me with some new grassroots marketing efforts, and now they've gone and hit my sweet spot.

From 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. this Tuesday, May 14, the Nashville Opera is throwing a "Beers and Baritones" flash mob at Fat Bottom Brewery at 909 Main St. Members of the Nashville Opera Chorus will scatter themselves among civilian drinking patrons to lead sing-alongs of some of opera's most famous drinking songs.

Is it really a flash mob if everybody knows about it in advance because information is posted on Facebook and Bites? Maybe not, but it still sounds like fun, and $1 of every beer purchased that evening will go to Nashville Opera. Warm up your pipes and get ready to join in the fun. If you want some advance practice, you can check out this list of "The Top 10 Operatic Drinking Songs" from The Operavore.

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