By the numbers: St. Patrick’s Day at Dub Pub

By Amelia Robinson, Staff Writer

Argue if you want to, but the fact is that the Dublin Pub, 300 Wayne Ave., has the biggest, baddest St. Patrick’s Day event in the state of Ohio. It says so right on the event’s flyer. The two-day drink and eat fest draws lads, lasses and leprechauns from around the region, many of whom are actually Irish. So many kilts. St. Practice Day starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16 and St. Patrick’s Day kicks off Thursday, March 17 at 5:30 a.m.

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Dublin Pub general manager Gene Bowling helped us break down St. Patrick's Day by the numbers.

  • $10

    By the numbers: St. Patrick’s Day at Dub Pub, item 1

    The cost of admission for St. Practice Day and/or St. Patrick’s Day at the Dublin Pub.

     

  • 6,000

    By the numbers: St. Patrick’s Day at Dub Pub, item 2

    The number of people who typically turn out for St. Patrick’s Day.

     

  • 5

    By the numbers: St. Patrick’s Day at Dub Pub, item 3

    the number of days it takes to set up the Dublin Pub’s famous tent in their parking lot. Planning began months ago.

     

  • 12

    The approximate number of acts that will perform at the tavern. The U2 tribute band  ONE gets the party started at the Dub Pub's Preview Party Wednesday, March 16. That party starts at 6:30 p.m.

    Here is the rest of the Dublin Pub’s schedule of events for St. Patrick’s Day:

    6 a.m. Live remote with Mix Morning show.

    7-10 a.m. Jameson’s Folly, Celtic goddesses, will be in the tent.

    10 a.m.-midnight Free shuttle between Dublin Pub and Flanagan’s until midnight.

    10:30 a.m. Celtic Academy will be inside the tent.

    11 a.m.-2 p.m. Jameson’s Folly will be inside.

    Noon Performance from Miami Valley Pipes & Drums on the Main Stage.

    1:30 p.m. Father, Son & Friends performs traditional and folk music in the tent.

    3 p.m. Scott Houchens performing inside.

    4  p.m. An appearance from the Jameson Girls.

    3-8 p.m. Johnny Tarr performs as part of his farewell tour inside the church.

    5 p.m. Jay Tieber Memorial Wake and Tribute to those who have passed. Shawn MacIntyre Hall and "Amazing Grace" on Bagpipes.

    6:30  p.m. Celtic Academy of Irish Dance performs.

    6:30-8:30 p.m. The Temps, a rock cover super group, will perform in the tent.

    8:30 p.m. Castle Close, Celtic Rock on tent main stage.

    9 p.m. Crooked Style, a rock cover band, plays inside.

    12:30 a.m. Tent closes.

    1:30 a.m.
    Inside entertainment ends.

  • 8

    By the numbers: St. Patrick’s Day at Dub Pub, item 5

    The number of hours it takes to clean up after the event.

     

  • 320

    By the numbers: St. Patrick’s Day at Dub Pub, item 6

    The number of new of interior and patio seats at the Dublin Pub. There are roughly 240 total seats inside and 80 on the patio.

     

  • 5:30 a.m.

    By the numbers: St. Patrick’s Day at Dub Pub, item 7

    The time St. Patrick’s Day breakfast starts. The pre-check-in line for wristbands opens at 4 a.m.

     

  • 100

    By the numbers: St. Patrick’s Day at Dub Pub, item 8

    The number of volunteers, employees, security guards and others who will work at the Dublin Pub on St. Patrick’s Day.

     

  • 3

    The number of charities that will benefit from the party. Volunteers from nearby Holy Trinity Catholic Church and Alzheimer’s Association will participate.

  • 600

    By the numbers: St. Patrick’s Day at Dub Pub, item 10

    The number of hours staffers, volunteers and others devote to the event, from the planning all the way down to the execution.

     

  • 170

    By the numbers: St. Patrick’s Day at Dub Pub, item 11

    The number of beer barrels that pub customers drank last year.

     

  • 6

    By the numbers: St. Patrick’s Day at Dub Pub, item 12

    The number of different beer types pub customers drank last year.