St. Patrick's Day

Of all the massive fêtes thrown by Irish pubs in this city on St. Patrick's Day, how many are music-oriented? Sure, chugging green beer can be fun, but the venues that serve it typically attract obnoxious frat boys and at least a few belligerent girls dressed in barmaid costumes. But at Conor Byrne, such patrons are ostracized. The Ballard pub is proud to say it steers clear of green Jell-o shots and Irish car bombs. This evening, it hosts a spectacular St. Patrick’s Day sans petty nuisances, featuring a solid lineup of local Americana and folk bands (Robert Sarazin Blake's Paddy Whackers, Erin McNamee Band, Whisky Swillers) and good ol’ brown beer. ERIKA HOBART

Thu., March 17, 1 p.m., 2011

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