Nashville’s MPS to host 5th Annual Showdown at the Southern Gates at Mercy Lounge.

Nashville’s very own Metropolitan Pogonotrophy Society (MPS) will be hosting its fifth annual Showdown at the Southern Gates this July 8th at the Mercy Lounge. If you are thinking what is Pogonotrophy and what kind of showdown is taking place, I’ll make it simple for you…an epic beard and mustache competition. People from across the nation will be descending upon Nashville like a plague of bearded locusts vying for bragging rights and helping the MPS to raise money for the Tennessee Wildlife Federation, Hunters for the Hungry, which helps to feed those in need. If you are thinking that your beard game isn’t strong enough, there are multiple categories in which to compete, including two for women. For tickets and additional information, check out the club’s Facebook page and order your tickets through or get them at the door the night of the event. There will also be a pre-party Meet and Greet on the 7 th taking place at Paradise Park starting at 6pm. Hope to see you all there.

Shane Gibbs is a contributing writer living in Nashville, TN