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1. Chris Caminiti, Driver Williams and James McNair at Puckett’s Restaurant & Grocery

A classically-trained pianist and self-taught guitarist, Chris Caminiti was a top-4 finalist in the CMT/NSAI Song Contest out of over 18,000 entries. Caminiti recently signed his first writing deal with Given Music Publishing and continues to write songs daily and perform regularly in Nashville’s top venues. Nashville-native Driver Williams has been shredding on stage as a guitarist for The Eric Church Band since 2005. He also co-wrote the fan-favorite “Smoke A  Little Smoke” with Eric.  James McNair has had cuts with Luke Combs, Jon Langston, & Pat Cooper he signed a publishing deal with Tree Vibez Music/Sony ATV in 2015.

See Chris Caminiti, Driver Williams and James McNair at Puckett’s Restaurant & Gro. this Saturday, Oct 8, from 8:30 – 10 p.m. Cover is $12. Puckett’s is located at 120 4th Ave S, Franklin.

2. Travis Bowlin at Gray’s on Main

Travis Bowlin launched his first indie label, Moonbeam Records, in 2014 and released his 1st studio single “Bad Bad Man”. For nearly six months, his single “See You Again” charted as a Top 10 Top 20 song on radio as well as getting on the 2016 entry ballot for possible Grammy Nomination in American Root Performance and American Roots Song. His music video was nominated for a Midwest Video Music Award and the RockErie Awards. Travis is currently traveling and performing in about 12 states and working to finish his Debut Album “Actuality” that he hopes to release sometime in 2016.

Travis will be at Gray’s on Main on Saturday, Oct 8, at 9 p.m. Gray’s is located at 332 Main Street, Franklin.

3. KT Tunstall at The Franklin Theatre

KT Tunstall has released several critically acclaimed albums, including “Drastic Fantastic” (2007,) “Tiger Suit: (2010,) and “Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon” (2013) and has played everywhere from the rooftops of splashy Las Vegas hotels to Giant’s Stadium. She’d been nominated for a Grammy, won a BRIT and the Ivor Novello, and seen her songs used everywhere from opening credits of “The Devil Wears Prada” to Hillary Clinton’s 2008 campaign theme.

See KT at The Franklin Theatre on Friday, Oct 7, at 8 p.m. The Franklin Theatre is located at 419 Main Street, Franklin.

4. Dead Martinis at The Pond

Since 2012, Mason (Mace) McLellan, Dillon Wing, Nick Alexander, and Mikey Francis have been providing Nashville with jams so intense, you have to either get on the dance floor or get out! They’re best known for their live performances, but also have an E.P. out called “Gypsy.”

See Dead Martinis this Friday night, Oct 7, from 10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. at The Pond, 321 Independence Square, Franklin.

5. First Avenue Band at The Bunganut Pig

After being together 12 years, this group of friends knows how to have a good time with great music. First Avenue features five unique vocalists with smooth harmonies performing songs by artists ranging from The Temptations to Aretha Franklin, Bad Company to Wild Cherry to name a few. The rhythm section is held together by Todd Takacs on drums, Beth Hullett on bass and Steve Long on guitar. First Avenue also features Trish Holland on vocals, John Cicatelli on saxophone/vocals/keys, Kym Alayne on vocals and Paul Settle on guitar. First Avenue is a cover band that plays the best dance music from the 60s, 70s and 80s playing Ray Charles to Steve Miller, Pat Benatar to Patti LaBelle.

First Avenue Band will be at The Bunganut Pig this Saturday night, Oct 8, at 9 p.m., $5 cover charge. The Bunganut Pig is located at 1143 Columbia Ave. Franklin.

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