Armed Forces Day

armed forces day tailgators sports grill locust ncArmed Forces Appreciation Day

What exactly is Armed Forces Day? How did this come to be? President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish a single holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in support of our country.

On August 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. Check out all the official posters since 1949, graphic history.

The single day celebration stemmed from the unification of the Armed Forces under the Department of Defense. Many events across the United States take place on Armed Forces Day to honor Americans in uniform who served their country in times of war and peace.

Tailgators Sports Grill

Pairing up with the

1st Annual Spring Bash

Hot Rod Custom & Classic Car Show

Celebrating our Armed Forces Day
May 21, 2016

Hosted by The Chrome Shop and Fresh Face Talent
Facilitated and Directed by Olympia Parks

On May 21st at 10:00 am the back parking lot of Stanly Community College Crutchfield Campus will host a non traditional car show with a Party Twist.  Fresh Face Talent’s models will be sporting era costumes to compliment the classic cars and honoring Armed Forces Day. Welcoming pictures, dancing and a party attitude contests and winners for dancing, costumes and yes of course the cars will receive cash prizes, trophies, discounts and good stuff all the way around. Top 12 winners will be featured in 2017 calendar with Fresh Face Models.

Arrival and set up time for cars and vendors is 10:00 am.

Special Armed Forces Presentation 11:30 am

Judging starts at 12:00 noon

Awards announced 2:00 pm

Party moves upward to Tailgators Sports Grill at 2:30
DJ Patio Party

Love Those Blues

Return at 7:00 for some real award winning Blues with
the Bill Miller Band

Veterans, Law Enforcement and Emergency Services
always receive 15% discount at Tailgators.

Early Bird Registration until April 21 $25
Late Registration $30
Armed Forces Discount $20 until April 30
Mail checks payable to David Parks
PO Box 272, Midland NC 28107

Contact and information email: Olympia Parks or call 980-621-1814

Launch Day for the Patio

Today’s the Day!

Patio Summer is here!

Fresh clean Patio.

First Bike Nite Season 7.

New Summer Menu Highlights.

Preferred Customer Program with Special Offers.

Events lined up for customers and community.

It’s the official opening week of the Patio at Tailgators Sports Grill.
sign upLining it up in a Tailgators way they kick off their Patio Summer. Every Summer is great for the patio, deck and backyard. The best places to gather with friends. This summer they gave it a name.  Patio Summer. They even have a special menu with summer in mind. You’ll notice some other new opportunities to share the fun as the summer continues. Savings for the whole family and special events to enjoy. Be sure to check our live calendar of events often.

What a better way to call an official kick off  than opening their 7th Bike Nite season.  Thursday opens the first Bike Nite of the season with the tunes of Horsefly. All the ‘Flies have a love of many different styles of music, and focus on creating a dynamic sound with solid musicianship while at the same time putting on an energetic and exciting show. Vocal harmonies have become a trademark of much of our set list.

Tailgators knows everyone loves good music. Wednesday and Friday nites in the dining room continues  Karaoke with Vince Koob. A local favorite DJ that masters the digital spin of tunes at request. Bring your friends and be the entertainment. Grab that mike and share the melodies. It’s their meaning of ‘Good Food, Fun Times and Great Friends’.

Braden Harwood ends the music this week on the Patio. A soulful singer of original and cover songs that range from the 1950’s through now. Braden fills the atmosphere in the restaurants and wine rooms of the southern piedmont with an acoustic take on blues and rock songs that you know and love.

Stop in Sunday April 24th, your purchase will contribute to the Benefit Ride for Kai Gonzalez. Check out the story here.  Next month we pair up with The Chrome Shop for their Spring Bash Car Show and end it up on the Patio with the Bill Miller Band celebrating Armed Forces Day.  Watch for details soon.

special offer sample for tailgators sports grillGet ready to enjoy dining and drinks on the patio all summer long. Live music 4 nites a week and special events everywhere in between.  Be sure to sign up for Special Offers and receive digital coupons for your next visit.

It’s gonna be a Tailgator’s Patio Summer!

Patio Summer

Patio Summer is here!

New Summer Menu Highlights.

Preferred Customer Program with Special Offers.

Events lined up for customers and community.

We have launched our Patio Summer in a Tailgator’s kind of way.
sign upThe summer menu is a hit. Folks are enjoying those cool gator drinks.

Savings for the whole family continues with our new Digital Coupons. Be sure to sign up for Special Offers and receive digital coupons thru email.  The next one is coming up soon.

We’re always supporting and co-sponsoring special events and benefits so watch our website and be sure to follow us on Facebook

Tailgators knows everyone loves good music. Wednesday and Friday nites in the dining room continues  Karaoke with Vince Koob. A local favorite DJ that masters the digital spin of tunes at request. Bring your friends and be the entertainment. Grab that mike and share the melodies. It’s their meaning of ‘Good Food, Fun Times and Great Friends’.

Check our live calendar of events often to see who’s up next on the patio for some great live music and of course weekly karaoke with Vince Koob.

special offer sample for tailgators sports grillGet ready to enjoy dining and drinks on the patio all summer long. Live music 4 nites a week and special events everywhere in between.

It’s a Tailgator’s Patio Summer!

Independent Benefit Run

Kai Gonzalez Benefit Poker Run

Tailgators is a favorite spot for area Poker independent benefit run kai gonzales tailgators sports grill locust ncRuns. Wings, burgers, wraps, salads, we got the goods for the munchie time stop on benefit bike runs. Sunday, April 24th we’re the lunch time stop on the Independent Benefit run #23.

Independent Bike Shop facilitates benefit runs and gives 100% of the proceeds to the recipient. We are honored to be included on this poker run for young Kai Gonzalez. We’re sharing this story written by one of her friends.

Kai was in a tragic car accident April 13th 2015. Suffering a broken neck Damage to her Spinal Cord & Brain injury. Kai had bleeding on her Brain, Collapsed Lung, Broken Leg, .Her Mom was treated for a Concussion and broken ankle, Kai is paralyzed from the upper chest down. She cannot stand up nor walk. Her mother dresses her, takes care of all her hygiene needs on a daily basis. At night Mom must reposition her in bed every 3 hours since Kai does not have a pressure relief bed to prevent pressure sores. Something that medicaid will not cover. She must be picked up to be transferred to other places like sofa, bed, beanbag chair and floor mat, Kai’s Mom has always worked hard as a single parent supporting Kai on her own, with no additional help since Kai was a baby. She cares for her 24/7 now and cannot go back to work as of yet ..

The run will begin at Ben’s VTwins in Indian Trail and End at Pineville Tavern in Pineville. Registration starts at 11 am; you can play one hand for $15 and two for $25. Yes they have a winning hand prize but the real reward is helping others. Riding with friends is just a side benefit.

tailgators sports grill locust nc gator on the welcome pageYou can stop in mid-day that day, whether you’re riding or not.  Extend a hand of thanks to those who are, and if it’s in your heart, share a little love with your special contribution.  Tailgators is adding extra percentage of sales that day for the benefit.
Kai’s family appreciates every gesture.

Visit Kai’s Facebook page, or check out the story by Fox News when she received a wheel chair this past January. Stop in to the family’s GoFundMe page and spread some love.

Visions

We Have a Vision …

Tailgators Sports Grill is a hometown family restaurant that desires to provide a casual, relaxed atmosphere catering to all ages. A variety menu that speaks to the spirit of an americana mix of seafood, wings, grilled burgers, chicken and steaks. Daily specials  from the kitchen and the bar.  Coming Soon a new Summer Menu.

A place where the sports enthusiast chooses to gather with friends to watch the game on our many large screen and projector TVs. Athletic teams of all varieties meet to celebrate. Weekly live entertainment of light variety and quality talent including karaoke, acoustic and bands during bike nite season; all draw folks from miles around.

The summer season officially opens outside with our Bike Nite that hosts many area riding groups that love to share a meal, visit with friends and enjoy some great southern music. Our seasonal outdoor seating boasts a beautiful view from the highest peak in the area. From the owners to our friendly serving staff, we welcome everyone.

Striving for innovation and encouraging involvement in our local community rewards all who work and visit with us.tailgators sports grill locust nc gator on the welcome page

We have it all…including the gator!

We look forward to seeing you!