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Musical festival on Franklin's Town Square showcasing Bluegrass musicians competing from all over the US. Also featuring Madolin, flat-top guitar, Dulcimer, Banjo, Jr. Fiddle, Old Time Banjo, Jr. Freestyle Clog and Buck-dancing.
Musical festival on Franklin's Town Square showcasing Bluegrass musicians competing from all over the US. Also featuring Madolin, flat-to...
Dates: July 25, 2014 - July 27, 2014 Times: fri 7pm-10pm, sat 10am-10pm Location: Historic Downtown Franklin, Main Street & Public Square, Franklin TN 37064 Phone: (615) 790-8616 Admission: Free Admission Recurrence: daily
Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary's Music in the Meadow concert series happens Saturday, July 26, with some of Nashville's premier musical theater performers singing their favorite Richard Rodgers show tunes. The gate opens at 5:30 p.m. and the music starts at 7 p.m.
The concert will feature a musical lineup of talent, including Mike Eldred, who sang the role of Jean Valjean in Studio Tenn's production of Les Miserables at the Schermerhorn.
Patrons may bring their favorite food and beverages, lawn chairs, quilts and folding tables and enjoy a relaxing picnic on the lawn before or during the concerts. (A limited number of picnic tables are available.) Some guests show up early to visit with the Sanctuary's non-releasable owls or take a short hike.
Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged!
Proceeds from Music in the Meadow help support a wide variety of environmental educational and interactive programs for children, adults and families throughout the year, including summer camps for kids. In addition, proceeds go towards taking care of the sanctuary's resident owls, restoration of native habitat and carrying out other conservation initiatives at Owl's Hill.
Owl's Hill Nature Sanctuary is a fully protected, 160-acre green space located at 545 Beech Creek Road just south of Murray Lane and east of Hillsboro Road.
Enjoy home grown goodness at the Farmer's Market at the Factory. Nearly 100 vendors with fresh produce, cheeses, herbs, flowers and crafters! All of the "staples" you need will be there and then some! Thanks for your support of the best "producer only" market in Tennessee!
Downtown Franklin is home to more than 25 locally-owned and operated restaurants, serving everything from BBQ sliders and fried green tomatoes to oysters and gumbo. We invite you to savor the flavors of Franklin on our Southern Style food tours.
Led by one of Franklin on Foot's guides, the Southern staples will come with a bit ofbackground on each morsel and the five-block walking tour will include some history along the way, including photos of Franklin restaurants from back in the day.
We mix it up each tour, choosing 6 eateries from among Chapman’s Pie Wagon II, Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant, Merridee’s Breadbasket, IveyCake, Puckett's Boathouse, Papa Boudreaux's Cajun Cafeand Franklin Mercantile Deli. All selections are always made fresh for our group and you'll enjoy meeting each restaurant's chef or proprietor.
Franklin Tennessee's Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson announced today the Civil War house museum will open its cellar for private tours the third Saturday of each month from March through October marking this year's 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin. The two hour tour will be conducted by historians Thomas Y. Cartwright and/or John Marler.
In November 2013, the Lotz House revealed historian John Marler had completed a two year archeological excavation project in the Lotz House cellar uncovering and meticulously documenting approximately 900 Civil War relics and items connected with civilian life from the mid to late 1800s. The Lotz House was built in 1858 and is located at 1111 Columbia Pike, at the epicenter of the Battle of Franklin held November 30, 1864.
John Marler began this project two years ago to see if there were any artifacts that could be recovered in an effort to help preserve the story of the Lotz family and the Battle of Franklin. As a result of many hours of hard labor and careful removal, he recovered 900 items ranging from canister shots, bullets and Civil War uniform buttons and buckles to civilian items such as a whiskey flask bearing a patriotic eagle, doll parts, toys and chips of china.
The Cellar Tour will include a review of the excavation process, a first-hand look at the some of the relics uncovered and a description of the significance of the findings along with an interpretation of how it relates to a better understanding of the happenings inside the Lotz House following the historic battle.
Franklin Tennessee's Lotz House Executive Director J.T. Thompson announced today the Civil War house museum will open its cellar for private to...
Dates: February 15, 2014 - October 18, 2014 Times: 10am - 12pm Location: The Lotz House, 1111 Columbia Avenue, Franklin TN 37064 Contact: J.T. Thompson Phone: (615) 790-7190 Admission: $30 per person Recurrence: monthly on the 3rd Saturday
Civil War historian Thomas Cartwright is offering a special, officially sanctioned guided tour of the McGavock Confederate Cemetery located a stone’s throw away from Carnton Plantation on the Eastern Flank of the Battlefield. This is a very special year commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Franklin and the McGavock Confederate Cemetery holds some of the most incredible untold stories of the Battle. These are the stories of the men who are buried there! Real men, real people! Tours are by appointment only.