About the Festival

The Monroe Avenue Festival was given its official designation in 2015, although the party started in 2009 to commemorate the first anniversary of Bardog Tavern.

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In 2010, we got a bit more serious about our birthday and partnered with Overton Square’s Breakaway Running to hold a 5K race at the start of the “Alley Party.” We also decided to donate the event’s proceeds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in honor of Ethan Washburn, the son of our good friend and patron – and have been doing the same ever since (because of the great work by St. Jude, our friend Ethan is now cancer-free)!

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We are proud to have Raised over $200,000 For St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since 2010.

Now, we ask for your help in making this year’s benefit our biggest yet.