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Murphy’s Law in downtown Chandler is inviting 12,000 of its closest friends to celebrate its “Super Bowl of holidays” – St. Patrick’s Day.

ShamRockFest is set for 4 p.m. to midnight Friday, March 17, at Dr. AJ Chandler Park in Chandler. The restaurant’s spokeswoman, Kami Nunez, says the event is the first of many festivals planned for Chandler.

“We are super pumped,” she says. “It’s going to be awesome. We’re making this an annual event.”

ShamRockFest features performances by Volatile Minds, 2 Tone Lizard Kings, Retro Connection, Radiofix and August in Stereo, along with Irish dancers and bagpipers. Other activities include jumbo lawn games, stein holding, Lucky Charms eating contest, beer games, costume contest, cabbage bowling and money grab.

“We have a money grabbing machine in our restaurant,” Nunez says. “We’re known for having dollar bills on the wall. We wanted to implement a little bit of Murphy’s Law because ShamRockFest is presented by us.”

All of the activities are bound to make patrons hungry, so there are 12 food trucks from the likes of Honey Bear’s BBQ, Waffle Love and Sweet Treats, and 40 vendors on hand.

About a year ago, Canadian Brad Ingarfield purchased Murphy’s Law, after owning a series of pubs in the Calgary area. The menu remained the same, with its signature fish and chips, which Nunez calls “incredible.”

“But hands-down, the Jameson smoked wings are like butter,” she adds. “They fall of the bone. We do 50-cent wing night on Wednesdays. They’re awesome.”

Nunez says she and Ingarfield are looking forward to seeing what the future holds for Murphy’s Law and its commitment to bringing entertainment to Chandler.

“We have a few ideas that we’re brainstorming,” she says. “We’re super excited to be part of the community. We want to add value and make this a staple for the community.”

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