Our first festival of the season is coming up fast!
The Franklin Jazz Festival is April 18th!!
Location: Liberty Hall, The Factory at Franklin.
The Franklin Jazz Festival is excited to announce that Jupiter Band Instruments has donated will be giving away a soprano saxophone at this year’s festival!! You don’t have to be at the festival at the time of the drawing, but you will have to have been there sometime during the day to enter the free drawing. That’s right; FREE DRAWING, NO PURCHASE NECCESARY!! THANK YOU JUPITER BAND INSTRUMENTS!!
Stop by the Shuff's Music booth this Saturday at the Franklin Jazz Festival to register to win a BRAND NEW Jupiter Soprano Saxophone valued at $2,580!
*Winner will be notified Monday, April 20th.
This year's theme “Jazz & Blues, Students & Pros”, will feature student groups during the day, with Jazz Artist in the evening. The 2015 Franklin Jazz Festival will include school jazz bands that are from schools located in middle TN. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to interact with their peers from other schools, and have up close and personal access to professional, regional, and touring jazz musicians while engaging in a friendly performance experience. The festival doors for Liberty Hall will open a 11:00 a.m. with the first school group (Franklin High School Jazz Band) beginning at 11:30 a.m.
For more information about this years festival click on the Jazz Festival Tab above.
We are now putting festivals and events together for 2015. For more information about the event click on the tab above. If your act or group is interested in performing at any of the different festivals or events, click here - Performer Ap . - or on the tab at the top of this page and complete the short online application. This will get you into the system so that you can be placed before the different audition committees to be considered. Once you hit the submit button at the bottom of the application you will see a box pop up that states that your application has been received. We are looking for small and large groups, student, professional, and non-professional groups, dance school groups, jazz, rock and classical groups. Most time slots are 45 minutes or 1 hour. Check out the list of past performers below....if we haven't already...hopefully we'll be adding your name!!!
ATTENTION CRAFT & FOOD VENDORS
Are you a skilled crafter that is looking to show off your product and make some money? TN Events is currently seeking a limited amount of artists and craftspeople that create original work for several festivals in middle Tennessee for the 2015 festival season. All work must be original in design and executed by the applicant. No flea market items will be accepted. Items may be rejected if they appear to be mass-produced. TN Events reserves the right to limit the number of vendors in any given category. For more information and to fill out an online application please click on the non food vendor tab here, or above. Acceptance to a previous festival is no guarantee of acceptance at future festivals. Booth spaces measure 10 feet deep from the curb into the street and 10 feet wide. If your merchandise will not fit into this space you must purchase an additional space. Each merchant must supply a weighted, freestanding tent of any color. Tents must be weighted and cannot be staked into the pavement. We recommend 40 lbs. per tent leg. (If you are located on a grass location staking is allowed) We will do our best to accommodate requests for particular booth spaces, but cannot guarantee them from year to year. Electricity is available at certain locations at $75 per 110 hookup. You must bring your own 100 ft. outdoor-rated extension cord. Generators are not permitted. No more than 10 amps per circuit will be available.
We encourage you to send us photos and information about yourself and your work for use in our publicity and on our web site. We reserve the right to use entry photos for promotion unless you request otherwise.
Applicants will receive notice of acceptance or non-acceptance via email. Booth fees will be payable after notice of acceptance.
2015 Festival & Event Dates
More Coming Soon!!
April 18th - “Franklin Jazz Festival” Liberty Hall - The Factory at Franklin - Franklin, TN
~ Jazz & Blues, Students & Pro's ~
11:00 a.m. – Doors open to the public
11:30 a.m. – Franklin High School Jazz Band
Noon – Williamson County Jazz & Rock Youth Group
12:45 p.m. – Whitthorne Middle School Jazz Band
1:30 p.m. –Oakland Middle School Jazz Band
2:15 p.m. – Broomestix (Student Band)
3:00p.m. – Ensworth High School Jazz Band
4:00 p.m. – Hendersonville High School Jazz Band
4:30 p.m. – Tennessee State University Jazz Collegians
5:15 p.m. –- Middle Tennessee State University Combo
6:00 p.m. Vanderbilt Universitiy's Blair Big Band
Adam Nitti Band
Featuring Derico Watson, Michael Whittaker, Mark Douthit & James Dasilva
The Duffy Jackson Big Band
May 16th - Red Caboose Park, Bellevue, TN
(This event has an average attendance between fifteen and twenty THOUSAND!!)
June 28th, July 26th & August 30st - "Sunset Concert Series"
Carnton Plantation, Franklin, TN
July 4th – “Franklin on the Fourth”
Historic Downtown Square, Franklin, TN
July 3rd, 4th, and 5th – “Riders & Rockabilly”
July 10th, 11th and 12th – “Uncle Dave Macon Days”
Murfreesboro, TN - Cannonsburgh Village, 312 S Front Street
July 24th and 25th – “Bluegrass on the Harpeth”
Franklin, TN - Historic Downtown Square
October 10th - “Celebration of Nations”
(Including an International Beer Tasting!!)
Franklin, TN - 4th Avenue South, alley and square.
November 7th - "Wine Down Main Street"
Downtown Frankllin, TN
Historic Downtown Franklin, TN
~ Stay tuned for more to follow ~
Check out some of the entertainment we've had over the years
Joe Lovano, Randy Brecker, Calloway Brooks, C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Som Brasiliero, 12 Against Nature, Cissy Crutcher, Jerry Vinette, The Retrospects, Sass, The Blues Other Brothers, The Consoulers, Allison Kerr’s Hot Biscuits, The Time Jumpers, The Nashville Jazz Orchestra, Clint Holmes, Kelly Cox Quintet, The Storm Kings, The Chill Band, The Wooten Brothers, The Greeze Monkeys, Nash Street, Tommy Jackson’s Rocky Top Revue, Walter Egan & the Walternative Band, Christina Watson, Nashville Pipes and Drum, The Gypsy Hombres, Tom Hemby, Denny Jiosa, Miles & Tim Thompson, Al Delory & Salsa en Nashville, Jerry Tachoir, Beegie Adair, Jeff Coffin Mu’tet, Pat Coil Group, The Establishment, The J Johnson Band, Scat Springs, Marion James, Bob Sabellico Quintet, Angel Roman & Mambo Blue, “Blue Lou” Marini, El Movimiento, Clarence Dobbins, Steal Grooves, Diane Marino Quintet, The WannaBeatles, Roux Du Bayou, 1964 Band, Perry Danos and the Grand Vista Orchestra, Bonnie Bramlett, One Leg Up, San Rafael, Mingo Fishtrap, Buckwheat Zydeco, Brea Lawrenson, John England & the Western Swingers, The Bicho Brothers, The Double Intenders, The Fabulous Suede’s, Emy & the Soul Survivors, Kelly Ann Monahan, Jessica Miller Band, Boomerang, The Boomers, Williamson County Community Band, Brenda Russell, 4 Gone, Trademark, Big Pink, Gary Gibson & the Chicken Chasers, The Sacred Commonwealth, Carolyn Martin, The Establishment, San Rafael, Scat Springs, Craig Duncan Group, Ron Shuff Band, Brian Ashley Jones, Leiper’s Fork Bluegrass, Amanda Nagurney, Ronnie & Ricky Godfrey, Burning Las Vegas, The Kaddilacs, Stacy Mitchard & Blues You Can Use, Ben Graves, Terry Comer, Jilly Martin, Marty Crum, Dan Schafer, Vinyl Covers, Soul Incision, Soul Searchers, Delicious Blues Stew, Skyline Drive, Magnolia, Les Kerr & the Bayou Band, Bayou Degradable, Stone Soul Survival, Aqua Velvet, Shawn Murphy, The Howling Brothers, Hands of Time, Pork McElhinny, The Dixie Strutter’s, The Marching Elvis’s, Serenatta, Jim & the Animal Band, Brenda Russell, Taylor Ware, Mike Gallaher Trio, Mr. Blues Jones, Truss, John Richards Trio, Liz Johnson Quintet, Teri Reid & Girl Talk, Mel Deal Trio, Ivory Joe Turley, Wishing Room, The Sammi Moore Band, Pam Daley & Beyond the Blue, Alex Harvey, Dana Robbins, Karen Johns, Romie Smith Group, Mitch Reiley, Heritage Dixieland, Mr. Jack Daniel’s Original Silver Cornet Band, Karen Johns Group, Jordyn Shelhart, Count Pacie, Williamson County Youth Orchestra, Williamson County Community Band, Groove Yard, Half Brass, Rod Magaha, MaCuba, James Nixon, Reggae Infinity, Make Me Smile, 10 Most Wanted, The Hinkley Brothers, Sugar Lime Blues, Anthony Bernhauser, Calling Glory, Vizcaya, Peter Pandemic, Corazon, Jessica Miller, Tiger Gagan with Missississippi Millie, Shaun Murphey, Stone Soul Rivial, Steel Grooves, 10th Floor, The Chill Band, Clarence Dobbins, The Big Thrill, The Exotics, Daryl Nettles Quartet, Aqua Velvet, Crazy Face, Vintage Mandolin Quartet, Franklin Brentwood Arts Academy, Lynn Beal Big Band, Cumberland Blue, Dara Tucker, Larry Carlton, Clearview Jazz Orchestra, Markey Blues, Johnny Campbell & the Bluegrass Drifters, Annabelle's Curse, Hana Lena, Candi Carpenter, 2Country4Nashville, Praise Pickers, The Devonshire's.....to name a few
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