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This Week and Last in Franklin, TN

Good morning, Franklin. And a Happy Monday to you too. Did anyone make it to the events we mentioned last week? We would love to know how the Restaurant Week went and which ones were your favorites. The cSocially Team was divided by travel this weekend and couldn’t cover everything, but we did make it to the Music City BBQ Festival in downtown Nashville, where we find this week’s seen on the scene.

Seen on the Scene in Franklin NashvilleJake Leg Stompers at Music City BBQ Fest

While enjoying the beautiful Saturday evening downtown – and in between catching up on the Titans 3rd preseason game (nice to see them looking strong against the dirty birds of ATL!) – we were treated to a fantastic performance of blues by the Jake Leg Stompers. Look for them to play in and around Nashville, and be sure to catch a performance if you can. They finished with “At Last”, which was fantastic.

You’ll find them on ReverbNation, where you can hear their tunes, and also on Facebook, where you can keep up with the goings on of the group.

Many Upcoming Events for Franklin…

With our first fall holiday nearly  here, there are a multitude of things to do in the Franklin Scene. And since so many are in/around downtown Franklin…

Franklin Factoid

Downtown Franklin, TN logoThe city of Franklin was established on October 26, 1799. It was a fairly quiet area that became on the wealthiest just before the Civil War. The toll of the war though was great; it took nearly 120 years for Franklin to bounce back.

Obviously, those of us from the area remember a time when downtown was not what it is today. It was more like a ghost town back in the early 1980’s. Empty storefronts and streets made up up most of the area.

Thankfully, some smart and savvy locals got together and started to reimagine what the downtown could become with flourishing local businesses back in business there. The Downtown Franklin Association began in 1984 and started building relationships with merchants, local government, and preservationists to revitalize this 16-block district we all know and love today.



Things to do in Franklin This Weekend

  • Dog Days of Summer – This event is actually tomorrow night, Tuesday the 27th. Several merchants will be keeping the doors open later for this one night, and will donate a portion of their proceeds to a local non-profit of their choice. This is a wonderful way to get involved with the community by buying local. So, go forth and start shopping.
  • Cissy Crutcher photoJazz Festival – The 24th annual runs this Saturday through Monday at the Factory. This Franklin tradition showcases amazing musicians and a portion of proceeds go to the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission.   There will be food, crafts, drafts and artists. This is a local favorite that promises to be a good time.
  • Fork Fest Fork Fest poster– Leiper’s Fork will be kicking off the weekend with three solid nights of live music. On Thursday, Puckett’s Open Mic night is moving out on the Lawnchair Theater. On Friday Robert Rivers & Floodwater will perform and Saturday night Puckett’s hosts Pat McLaughlin and Band.
  • Franklin Classic – Whether you run for fun or competition, this Franklin race is an annual event for families. This is the 35th year this Mercy Healthcare race has taken place. Not a runner? That’s okay – there is a 4k walk available as well as a kids run for youngsters. Still, even if you prefer to be in pjs- head on out to be part of the crowd and cheer the racers on – it’s always appreciated!