A celebration of green, gold and good luck will take place March 16 through 18 on the grounds of Freedom Crossing at Fort Bliss this month. The festival and activities are free and will not be requiring a pass to enter Fort Bliss.

The year 2017 rings in the 6th anniversary for Shamrocks Irish Pub on March 16, located in the heart of the Promenade area of the shopping center. Live music from Empyre Pipes and Drums and San Patricios will have guests shaking their shamrocks with closing sets by Jones & Miles and the Double Clutchers from New Mexico. And that’s just a warm-up. On March 17 & 18, locals will enjoy the likes of Celtic musicians including the Adobe Brothers and The Singing Pilgrims. The Pilgrims will also host a children’s music workshop on Saturday. Smashburger and Buffalo Wild Wings will be hosting free children’s craft and activity stations while roaming leprechauns hand out gifts of gold-wrapped chocolate.

In addition to Irish tunes, Freedom Crossing will be hosting Gleewood, a touring Americana band on the rise. AZ Dueling Pianos will be treating the St. Paddy’s Day crowd to a grand piano singalong guaranteed to be a crowd favorite. And by popular demand, the St. Paddy’s Fest will host the return Dusty Low, Wildflower, Reflections of Motown and DJ Darrin.

Guests can also enjoy authentic Irish food from Shamrock’s Irish Pub owned by Dublin native John Corran. The schedule of daily activities and band performances is available at www.freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com.

This event is open to the public. To enter Fort Bliss during the event, drivers must show a valid U.S. driver’s license or other U.S. Government issued ID at the Buffalo Soldier, Chaffee or Sheridan gates. Freedom Crossing is located 1611 Haan Road, Fort Bliss, TX. For directions and more information, visit freedomcrossingatfortbliss.com

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