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Red, White and Bayou

The United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties’ Red White and Bayou signature fundraiser recently took place at Saddle Wood Farms in Murfreesboro. This year’s event was co-chaired by Tab and Layne Talbott, who are both long-time supporters of your local United Way.

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Athena Awards

The 2024 Athena Awards were recently held at MTSU’s Grand Ballroom in Murfreesboro. Hundreds of guests assembled to support this year’s nominees, which included 10 area women who were nominated as the Traditional ATHENA, and eight who were nominated as the Young Professional ATHENA.

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Friday Night Live Concert Series

Friday Nights in June, July, August and September, are filled with the swinging sounds of music, and people laughing and dancing the night away as Main Street Murfreesboro throws their musical party on the historic courthouse square.

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Wow Factor

Arriving at the gated entrance to the “estate” of Tonya and Chad Sweeney, beyond lies a standout iron ore colored, ultra-modern, farmhouse-influenced home with a sharp gabled roof, asymmetrical dormers, and light wood accents. Surrounded by minimalist landscaping, the compound stands out against the rustic farm land it sits upon. 

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VIProfile: Andrea J. Loughry

Why do people get involved in community,” Andrea Loughry asked rhetorically. “Is it just people who are born here? That have histories way back? Or is it people who come here, like I did, just passing through from undergraduate to graduate school and got wrapped up in the very attractive heart in this community?”

A Lot of Urban Growth, A Lot of Country Charm

Ten years ago, Rutherford County had a population of 263,708. Since then, the population has grown almost 35% to 355,199 according to the latest census information. It does not look like growth is going to slow down any time soon...

People and Places

Latest Issue 6-7 24

June/July Issue

Editor's Letter

Welcome to the summer issue of VIP Murfreesboro! As the sun peeks through longer days and the air buzzes with excitement, we're turning the spotlight on everything that makes our community so special – vibrant social gatherings, heart-warming philanthropy and, of course, fun-filled events!

People and Places

Rutherford Arts Alliance Welcomes Jeff Lysyczyn as its First Executive Director

The non-profit Rutherford Arts Alliance, (RAA), is excited to announce the appointment of Jeff Lysyczyn as its first Executive Director. Jeff brings a wealth of experience and excitement to the Alliance from the music industry, making him uniquely qualified to take the Alliance to the next level.

People and Places

Chambers Aesthetics Opens Murfreesboro Location

Emily Chambers, owner and registered nurse, recently celebrated the opening of Chambers Aesthetics Murfreesboro location at 268 Veterans Pkwy. Chambers Aesthetics was created to offer Emily’s love of medical aesthetics and the space for people to feel welcome while enhancing their best self.

Upcoming Events


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July 13, 2024

Location: Lane-Agri Park

Start time: 10:00 am


July 13, 2024

Location: Stones River Battlefield

Start time: 7:30 pm



July 13, 2024

Location: The Fountains

Start time: 8:00 pm