A record number of Williamson County Republicans are set to meet at Little Creek Farms in Thompsons Station for the 2017 Annual Summer Event, Middle Tennessee’s largest political event of the season.
The county’s new Chair, Debbie Deaver, told The Tennessee Star the group’s marquee event taking place Saturday, is sold out.
“A record 400+ guests have purchased tickets,” the group announced in a statement. “In addition to remarks from special speakers, guests will participate in the first major gubernatorial straw poll of the 2018 cycle.”
All announced and likely Republican candidates will be on the ballot.
This year’s BBQ will feature U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Mark Green, Sen. Jack Johnson’s band, The Austin Brothers, and gubernatorial candidates Bill Lee and Sen. Mae Beavers.
Co-hosts include the Davidson County Republican Party, the Tennessee College Republican Committee, the Republican Women of Williamson County, the Williamson County Republican Career Women, and the Williamson County Young Republicans. Platinum sponsors of the BBQ are U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Sen. Mark Green, Sen. Jack Johnson, and Bill Lee for Tennessee.
Organizers say the straw poll results will be announced around 6:00pm CT.