Leiper’s Fork to Host 3rd Annual Fork Fest

Fork Fest

The community of Leiper’s Fork is bringing their third annual Fork Fest to Williamson County once again for an evening of music, food and fun in Historic Leiper’s Fork on Saturday, September 3.

This free Labor Day weekend event will feature rock/soul artists Jim Oblon at 7:00 p.m. and The Greyhounds at 8:00 p.m. It will take place at the Leiper’s Fork Lawnchair Theatre, 4144 Old Hillsboro Rd.

Jim Oblon, a Nashville resident, is a multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, bass, drums along with songwriting, singing and arranging music. His album Sunset was recorded with the legendary session drummer Jim Keltner and renowned GRAMMY-wining pianist/organist Larry Goldings, has musical roots including blues, R&B and classic country on a variety of ballads, vintage rock and standards. This local icon performs at local bars and clubs in Nashville, including FooBar, 5 Spot and has even made an appearance at Music City Roots. Oblon toured with Paul Simon and gained national attention playing bass, drums and guitar while on the road.

The Greyhounds, an American duo from Austin, Texas consist of keyboardist Anthony Farrell and guitarist Andrew Trube. The pair has been making music and touring for over 15 years refining and developing a sound Trube calls “Hall and Oates meets ZZ Top.” The band has strong ties to Memphis, Tennessee, home of the the soul that inspires them. Farrell and Trube, both prolific musicians are also songwriters. Their new album, “Change of Pace” is out now on CD, vinyl, iTunes and Amazon. 

If you’re looking for a place to stay the night in Leiper’s Fork, the Pot N’ Kettle Cottages will have openings at the village. They are also sponsoring the Fork Fest’s backstage tent. Click here to reserve your stay.

Fork Fest T-shirts will also be available for purchase the day of the event or at Serenite Maison Antiques for $20 each.

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