Music City Hot Air Balloon Festival: Another Shameful Disappointment From Acklen Park Productions

Okay, finally.  After spending the last few weeks documenting social media and local media fallout after events planned by Acklen Park Productions, I've finally reached the last one on my list.  This time we'll be looking back at the Music City Hot Air Balloon Festival. The event was actually held on the date it was …

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The Mt. Juliet Hot Air Balloon Festival Succeed in Not Pissing Anyone Off

By now, I'm sick of writing about the fallout from events hosted by Nashville's Acklen Park Productions.  But I set out to document the public response to each of their past events in hopes that local media will possibly do some cursory research into their events before blindly promoting it across their powerful platforms.  But …

Mixed Reviews for Franklin Taco & Tequila Festival

Acklen Park Productions recently hosted it's traveling Taco & Tequila Festival in Franklin, Tennessee.  While it wasn't the unmitigated disaster residents experienced at their Hot Air Balloon Festival, it also wasn't the unanimous success of their Boro Taco & Tequila Fest.  According to reactions from Facebook and the Williamson Source, the event was liked by some …

Boro Taco & Tequila Festival is an Unexpected Success for Acklen Park Productions

Ever since Nashville's Acklen Park Productions rolled into my adopted hometown of Chattanooga and delivered their underwhelming Taco & Tequila Festival, I've continued to follow the wake of outrage they leave producing similar events in other cities.  Whether they run out of food, postpone the event at the last minute, or take to Facebook to …

The 2018 Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival Was a Shocking Disaster, Even by Acklen Park Productions’ Standards

By now it should come as no surprise that an event produced by Acklen Park Productions would devolve into a colossal shit show.  Anyone who has followed their recent events in Chattanooga, Clarksville, Jackson or Sumner County knows the game... they roll into town, heavily promote an event online, peddle non-refundable tickets that can only …

After Postponing the Jackson Hot Air Balloon Classic, Another Date May Have Been Scheduled

Nashville's dubious Acklen Park Productions had a characteristically unlucky week when their Clarksville Taco & Tequila Festival and their Jackson Hot Air Balloon Classic were both cancelled within days of each other.  Or were they postponed?  With Acklen Park Productions, it can be hard to tell.  While they're ready and eager to respond to every …

Sumner County Hot Air Balloon Festival… Another Failure From Acklen Park Productions

I know, it's a familiar story by this point.  Acklen Park Productions rolls into town, heavily promotes an appealing event and sells lots of exclusive online tickets... only to  "postpone" the event at the last moment. This week residents of Clarksville and Jackson get the infamous Acklen Park treatment following scheduled taco and hot air …

Acklen Park Productions’ Hot Air Ballon Festival Disappoints Murfreesboro

Acklen Park Productions, the Nashville event organizer behind numerous taco and hot air balloon festivals throughout the South, has been causing quite a stir with recent failures in Chattanooga, Clarksville and Jackson.  After receiving numerous angry emails, I decided to take a deep dive into Acklen Park's history of posted events going  back to 2016 …

Acklen Park Productions Second Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival Was Also a Bust

Yesterday I led my readers on a little stroll down memory lane as we revisited the first ever Franklin Hot Air Balloon Classic, which like most events hosted by Nashville's Acklen Park Productions, was a major disappointment.  And worst of all, they seemed to have learned nothing from their previous year's failure, as Acklen Park …

Acklen Park Productions’ Franklin Hot Air Balloon Festival was a Major Bust

By now loyal readers of my site are familiar with Nashville's Acklen Park Productions and rightly associate their name with poorly organized events that suck and piss everyone off.  It happened in Chattanooga a few weeks ago.  It happened in Clarksville last week.  It happened again today in Jackson.  But after doing some research on …