What's in Store for MADE SOUTH in 2019?

Last year was a busy one for MADE SOUTH, and we've got even more coming your way in 2019.

New and bigger events. Even more informative and creative podcasts. A brand-new Makers Directory that will help you connect with makers and artisans from all around our region.

MADE SOUTH ain't playing around in 2019, y'all. We've got a big year lined up.

Here's what's coming:

Our Events



This is southern creativity at its best. On March 8-9, we'll hear from some of the South's leading minds--people involved in literature, art, technology, food, drink, media, music, design and non-profit work. They'll share inspiring stories with us about how they are fostering a spirit of hospitality and creativity in communities across the South. Only 150 tickets are available, so seating is limited.

The Great Slider Showdown

10 chefs from across the south. 10 versions of their most creative slider. Only 1 will take home the prize.

This is an event both you and your taste buds don't want to miss. Tickets go on sale February 25 so go ahead and mark you calendar for Saturday June 1 from 4-7 p.m.

Southern Whiskey Society

If we told you that you could taste delicious dishes from 10 of the south's most talented chefs, while exploring 70 different whiskies from top distilleries in the region, would you be interested? Of course you would!

The Southern Whiskey Society is a celebration of the best food and whiskey in the South. And we're happy to host it all on Saturday August 3 at The Factory in Franklin. Make your plans now! Tickets go on sale April 22.

The 5th Annual Holiday Market

2019 will culminate with our biggest and best holiday market event yet. Cocktails. Holiday shopping. Food tastings. Live music. The 5th Annual MADE SOUTH Holiday Market will have everything you've come to love about this event, plus even more new twists! This year's event will be on November 15-16, so get ready and look for more information later this year! Tickets go on sale August 5.

Our Podcasts


We launched the Potluck podcast last June, but we're really just getting started. Join us every Thursday as lifelong southerners Chris and Will talk about all things culture-related to the American South.

The PodCask

A podcast about whiskey? That's all you really need to know, right? Will and Greeze talk about everything from bourbon and rye to single barrels and cask strength, and they have a whole lot of fun doing it. Come have an afternoon dram with us each Monday when new PodCask episodes release.


Our Southerner podcast is on the way very soon. We'll be having candid conversations with interesting southerners from all walks of life. From chefs and makers to authors and artists, this really is a unique podcast you don't want to miss. So check back with us soon for our launch date.

Our Makers Directory

From tea and jewelry to bourbon and candles, our brand new Makers Directory is filled with creative businesses that offer all kinds of unique and useful southern products. We'll be adding makers from all cross the south throughout 2019, so keep checking back to see what's new at the MADE SOUTH Makers Directory.  

One last thing: Look for a little something called "The Buttermilk Gazette" coming your way from MADE SOUTH very soon. That's all we can say for now, but it's another way we plan on making your 2019 even more southern-inspired!

Between our events, podcasts and makers directory, we've got a lot coming your way this year. Stay in touch with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and we look forward to connecting with your throughout 2019!

Robert Bruce