Orland Park Restaurants Host Fourth Irish Music Trolley Event on March 11

Orland Park Restaurants Host Fourth Irish Music Trolley Event on March 11
Posted on 02/27/2017

The Orland Park Irish Music Trolleys will be out in full force on Saturday, March 11. This year, four trolleys will be out and about in Orland Park from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. traveling to six restaurants and pubs featuring live Irish entertainment at each location.

First organized by Mayor Dan McLaughlin four years ago, Orland Park's Irish Music Trolleys have become a pre-St. Patrick's Day tradition in the community.

"We were looking for a way to share some Irish culture and to showcase some of our local restaurants and we came up with the trolleys taking people from place to place to enjoy Irish music," McLaughlin said. "The restaurants bring on sponsors so the rides are free and people enjoy a nice Saturday afternoon in Orland Park."

This year's participants include Brass Tap at 14225 95th Avenue; Fatties Pub at 14420 John Humphrey Drive; Irish Patriot at 9875 W. 143rd Street; Mackey's Pub at 9400 W. 143rd Street; Paddy B's, 11969 W. 143rd Street and Square Celt, 39 Orland Square Drive.

The trolleys are free and offer a hop-on, hop-off route that does not require reservations.

All pubs will offer live musical entertainment, with starting times varying from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

"It's a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Orland Park," the mayor said. "People get dressed up in their greenery and ride the trolleys from place to place."

Revelers hoping to hear bag pipes should hop on over to Fattie's Pub starting at 6 p.m.

Guests will be treated to live, authentic Irish entertainment at each location in addition to menus that celebrate Irish cuisine. Participants can go to any of the participating restaurants and take the trolley to any or all of the other stops along the way.

For additional information, contact any of the six participating restaurants.