Franklin Jazz Festival

24th Annual Franklin Jazz Festival
August 31st & September 1st, 2013
The Factory at Franklin 
General Information
     The 2013 Franklin Jazz Festival produced by TN Events  is celebrating its twenty fourth year.  The festival has the distinction of being not only one of the longest running, but also one of the top jazz festivals in the Southeast.  Its purposes are to showcase high quality musical entertainment, raise money for the WCCAC as well as acquaint the public with the restored factory shopping area.  The “Factory at Franklin” is a vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment complex located in Franklin, Tennessee and a member of the National Register of Historic Places.  This facility has something for everyone!  Shop at the boutiques, search for antiques, browse the art galleries and eat at one of the restaurants.  The ”Factory at Franklin” is quickly becoming one of Williamson County's top event venues.  This year’s festival has thirteen different groups, with the headliner on Saturday night being Larry Carlton!  Also, the other fortunate event for the Franklin Jazz Festival is the rescheduling of the rained out 4th of July fireworks which will take place across the street from the festival on Saturday evening just before Larry’s show.  The festival will take a break from live music so festival goers can go outside to view the fireworks.  The Franklin Jazz Festival main stage will be located in Liberty Hall, with art displayed and sold by this year’s nonprofit beneficiary, the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission, in the adjoining Heritage room.  They will also be displaying art in several other locations throughout the festival.
New this year, Jamison Hall will be free and open to the public with community jazz & blues groups along with different craft vendor and sponsor booths. 
  In addition to providing Jazz, Blues & Brews the jazz festival helps to raise awareness and money for the non-profit organization, the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission.  The WCCAC exists to promote, encourage, educate, and advocate the cultural arts in Williamson County Tennessee.  Their mission is to promote development, accessibility, and excellence of cultural arts in Williamson County. 
  The bar will have a variety of wines and HAND CRAFTED BEERS, from a local brewery.  New this year will be a coffee bar that will also be selling water & soft drinks.  The doors for Jamison Hall open at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.  Liberty Hall Doors open at 4:30 on both days.  A total of thirteen groups will perform in the two days.  Saturday night’s headliner is nineteen-time Grammy nominee, Four-time Grammy winner and all-time guitar great Larry Carlton.  Larry Carlton established himself from his first recording, A Little Help From My Friends.  His studio credits include musicians and groups like Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson, Sammy Davis Jr., Herb Alpert, Quincy Jones, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and literally dozens of others.  He went on to perform with the Crusaders and then with the multi platinum jazz super group Fourplay.  With 30 albums to his credit and having performed on over 100 albums that have gone Gold or Platinum, Larry Carlton has set a standard for artistry that spans three decades.
Sunday night’s headliner is Cissy Crutcher.
     Cissy has the distinction of being one of the most requested performers that the festival has had over the years.  Every time she’s performed, the audience has asked for more, and to give her and her band a more prominent role.  A great voice that screams of a soul jazz with a band that compliments Cissy’s style and groove.
      More information and admission tickets are available in advance at the web site,   Admission for Jamison Hall is FREE both days..  Admission to Liberty Hall is eighteen dollars in advance, twenty dollars at the door on Saturday.  Sunday’s price is fifteen dollars in advance and seventeen dollars at the door.  Twelve and under and all active military (with ID) are free.

2013 Franklin Jazz Festival
Jazz, Blues & Brews
August 31st,  -  Saturday
Larry Carlton
September 1st, - Sunday
Cissy Crutcher
Saturday & Sunday Performances include
J Kelley School of Performance, Lynn Beal Big Band, Cumberland Blue, Dara Tucker, VMQ, Williamson County Jazz Rock Youth Group, The Clearview jazz Orchestra, San Rafael Band.

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The Franklin Jazz Festival is produced by TN Events

The Franklin Jazz Festival is glad to once again include the Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission which will be displaying art throughout the festival.  Art will also be displayed and available for sale in the ajoining Heritage room. 


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