Blue Agave prepares for Cinco de Mayo festivities

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Melinda Hudgins

For Blue Agave, Cinco de Mayo celebrations aren’t limited to one day.

The popular Mexican restaurant on South Church Street has planned three days worth of festivities.

A DJ will be on-hand to get patrons up and dancing on Friday, followed by a live band on Saturday.

But the real fun is on Sunday, May 6, with a Mariachi band and free pony rides. The weekend will conclude with a pony giveaway.

Blue Agave invites its fans to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and its one-year celebration. For information, call 615-624-6478 or visit the restaurant at 1935 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro.

Meet Munchak at Kroger this week

Stop by Kroger on Memorial Boulevard Friday evening for a chance to meet Titans Head Coach and Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Munchak.

The Titans Caravan will visit the Murfreesboro Kroger at 2325 Memorial Blvd. at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, where Munchak will sign autographs and greet fans. Titans Mascot T-RAC and the voice of the Titans Mike Keith will also be on-hand.

“We hope everyone will come out and join us for this fun event on Friday,” store manager Rick Parker said. “We want the Titans to remember Murfreesboro as one of the best stops on this year’s Caravan schedule.”  

This is the 14th year for the Caravan, according to a press release. This year, 50 stops in 11 days are planned for the Tennessee, Alabama and Southern Kentucky tour, which began Monday. Kroger will host seven of this year’s stops as the Official Grocery Sponsor of the Tennessee Titans and the Caravan.  

Yellow Llama holds grand opening

Yellow Llama recently debuted its revolutionary, hybrid business model at The Avenue Murfreesboro.

The new addition offers artists, nonprofit organizations and small businesses an affordable marketing, promotional and revenue resources historically available only to larger established organizations, according to a company press release.

“Yellow Llama is an online community originally created for visual artists to market, display, share and sell their custom designs on T-shirts, apparel, bags, wall canvases and other products,” the release states. “The company has expanded (its) reach to provide digital direct to garment printing, web development, fundraising tools and Make-A-T-Shirt Birthday parties.”

Company President Milo Pinckney said, “We are thrilled to contribute to the areas employment while expanding our brands presence into the Murfreesboro market, where artists, schools, companies and the community can utilize our services and share their art.”

“We invite you to meet our unbelievable talented crew and make Yellow Llama your ultimate shopping destination for your creative and custom shirt and apparel ideas.”

Established in 2009 in Atlanta, Yellow Llama has established relationships with cultural art agencies from seven countries and also assists artists and other groups around the world.

“The Yellow Llama project is not unique by default of its existence, or even what kind of products it offers for sale, what makes Yellow Llama special, is it’s unique methodology, but most of all, it’s the extraordinary collection of professionals from varying specialties, skills, users and people,” the press release continues.

“Yellow Llama believes that every artist should be able to live on and off of their individual artistic work product. They believe that self-expression, fortified by collective effort is the fuel that powers community growth,” the release states. “The Yellow Llama team continues to develop creative solutions that empower creative people to turn their artistic expressions into meaningful money and to transform their own creative passions into true and productive livelihoods.”

For more on Yellow Llama, visit or call the Murfreesboro location at 615-896-8800.

MTSU to hold seminar on business

MTSU’s Small Business Development Center, in conjunction with the Small Business Administration, will conduct a free seminar on “Starting your own Business” from 3:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8, at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce, located at 3050 Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.

“The purpose of this seminar is to provide individuals interested in starting a business a broad overview of the many things they will be confronted with in doing so,” a press release states. “It will introduce attendees to the Tennessee Small Business Development Center, the services available, and how it can assist in the development of their business venture.”

Additionally, sources for information gathering, research and databases available are also discussed. This seminar is intended for persons who have never been in business.

There is no charge to attend the seminar, or for one-to-one counseling which is available, by appointment, after attending the seminar.

Reservations are required and available on-line at or by calling 615-898-2745.

Please arrive and sign in 10 minutes prior to the startup of the seminar.

Accommodations are available for the handicapped.

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