Factory at Franklin

This weekend is chock full of events, especially in one specific area of Franklin Road where Harlinsdale Farm and The Factory are. A music festival, designer sale and more could cause traffic congestion while other events may back up traffic in other parts of the county. See what’s going on this weekend so you can avoid an unwanted traffic jam.

1. Pilgrimage Festival

Perhaps the most anticipated musical event in Williamson County is taking place this weekend. Pilgrimage Festival is a two-day music festival event that will take place at Harlinsdale Farm on September 25-26th in Franklin. Due to the thousands of expected patrons, traffic will be an issue. Festival organizers have worked extensively with the City’s Police Department, Emergency Management, and Traffic Engineers to create the best traffic flow possible, while leaving residential and business access open.  Read about Traffic pattern changes for the festival here. And don’t forget to check our Traffic Page for updates throughout the weekend.

Purchase your tickets to this incredible event. Performing artists include Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler, Wilco, Will Hoge, Weezer, Cage the Elephant and many more!

Across the street from Harlinsdale Farm at The Factory, lots of events are taking place.

Events at The Factory at Franklin

2. Studio Tenn Presents “Gypsy”

Theater company, Studio Tenn, presents “Gypsy” at The Factory in Franklin. Saturday show times are 2pm and 7pm. Buy your tickets here.

3. Tag by Swag Sale

If you like designer brands without the designer costs, you need to be at The Factory this weekend. Brands that you will find at Tag by Swag include: Free People, J. Crew, Tory Burch, Michael Kors, Gucci, and Chanel.  If you noticed the picture, it almost looks as if  Louis Vuitton pop-up store opened in The Factory.  From handbags to designer dresses, sunglasses, jewelry and shoes. It’s all at the Tag by Swag sale.  Saturday sale hours are 8a-2pm.

Learn more about Tag by Swag here.

4. Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride

The Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride will travel through Franklin on Saturday, Sept 26th. The ride begins at Battle Ground Academy at 8:30am and finishes around noon. Click here to see the ride route.

5. Dog & Pony Show

Thompson’s Station’s premier annual event “The Dog & Pony Show” returns to Thompson’s Station Park on Saturday, September 26, 2015 at 9:00 a.m.  This free, all-day family festival includes live music, a kids zone of activities and games, dog agility demonstrations, equine attractions, artisan and food vendors and more.  The Horse Trail Ride Starts at 10:00 a.m.

Plenty of parking is available.

For more information, read this story.

6. Titan’s Game

A full house is expected at Nissan Stadium Sunday for the Titans’ 12 noon regular season home opener against the Indianapolis Colts.  Fans are urged to avoid traffic congestion and ARRIVE AT NISSAN STADIUM EARLY.  Stadium parking lots open at 8 a.m. to fans with parking passes.  Stadium gates open at 10 a.m.

There is no cash parking on the Nissan Stadium campus.  Fans without parking passes are urged to save time and park in the downtown area and walk to the game or ride an InShuttle Transportation bus.  InShuttle will provide service ($10 round trip) from Greer Stadium parking lots as well as state parking areas at 10th Circle North & Charlotte Avenue beginning at 10:30 a.m.  FREE Game transportation is available via the Music City Star train, click here.

Officers throughout the Titans season will enforce a no parking restriction on Oldham Street, just off North 1st Street.  The restriction is necessary to ensure that emergency vehicles can respond to the area unimpeded if necessary.

Learn about road closures due to the Titan’s Game here.

7. High School Band Contest

Saturday, Sept 26th, Franklin High School is hosting the first Sonic BOOM! band contest.  This event is sponsored by Chuck Sugg and his Sonic restaurants in the area.  The contest features 6 area bands. Check out the lineup:

  • 7:00-Siegel High School
  • 7:15-Spring Hill High School
  • 7:30-Centennial High School
  • 7:45-Brentwood High School
  • 8:00-Summit High School
  • 8:15-Franklin High School (in exhibition)

Tickets are $7 each and kids 10 and under get in free.  You can also purchase tickets for the Franklin High Band’s Win A Canyon raffle!

The contest begins at 7pm and takes place in the Howard Gamble Stadium at Franklin High.

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