Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. Great Slider Showdown with Alton Brown

Alton Brown - Made South Great Slider Event

WHAT: Made South announced an inaugural event headed to The Factory in Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, featuring sliders and Food Network stars Alton Brown and Maneet Chauhan.  On Saturday, June 30 from 4p -7p, The First Annual Great Slider Showdown will take place.

Patrons can enjoy delicious sliders created by 12 talented chefs competing for the Goldens’ Slider Prize as decided on by guest judges Alton Brown, Maneet Chauhan, and Robby Melvin. The winning chef will take home $3,000 cash plus a brand new Golden’s Cast Iron Cooker. Buy tickets online here. 

WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 3 p – 7 p

WHERE: The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin

2. Watermelon Festival at Lucky Ladd

WHAT: Enjoy summertime family fun and a FREE slice of refreshing watermelon. Cool off in the Splash Zone featuring our Splash Pad, Bubble Blast Pool, inflatable water slides and more. Test your skills and win prizes in the Watermelon Crawl, Seed Spitting, Melon Toss and Watermelon Eating Contests at Lucky Ladd Farms this weekend.

Contest participation is FREE with paid admission and for Season Pass Members. Each contest will have four divisions: Ages 6 and Under; Ages 7-9; Ages 10-13; Adult Division Ages 14 and older.

Prizes are awarded to each division winner. All children’s division prizes valued at over $40.00 each and a $50.00 Cash Prize awarded to Adult Division (Ages 18 and Older) Winners. Contest Registration is on-site the day of the event. Contests are limited to 20 entries per age division.

Learn more here.

WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 10 a

WHERE: Lucky Ladd Farms,4374 Rocky Glade Rd, Eagleville

3. Brentwood Towne Centre’s “Seussical”


WHAT: There’s a Cat with a Hat and Who Named Cindy Lou! “Seussical” is a fantastical family musical based on the books of Dr.Seuss. Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude Mcfuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and Jojo-a little boy with a big imagination, are brought to life by Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty.

Directed by Karen Himelrick, the cast includes: Seth McCraw, Tanner Salinas, Elizabeth Ayton, Katy Chance, Emily Gabhart, Lilah Benjamin, Kynley Himelrick, Brian Best, Hayden Smith, Aiden Schacht, Drake Cunningham, Craig Hartline, Adele Akin, Bill Russell, Mary Beth Tune, Elly Kate Smith, Miranda Vaque, Eylse Dilks, Lea Chapman, Lina Dilks, Grace Testerman, Karina Lasso, Lauren Gilder, Rachel Sinclair, Linda Slayton, Maddie Butler and Isabel Morales .

Seussical the Musical opens June 15th and runs through June 30th. Tickets can be purchased online at www.townecentretheatre.tix.com or by calling the box office at (615) 221-1174. Show times are 8:00 pm for evening performances and 2:30 pm for Sunday performances. Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain. All seating is general admission. Tickets are non-refundable. Tickets are $16 for students, $18 for military and seniors 60 and over, and $20 for adults.

WHEN: Friday, June 15- Sunday, June 17

WHERE: Towne Centre Theatre, 136 Frierson St, Brentwood

4. John Schneider at the Franklin Theatre

John Schneider

WHAT: John Schneider whose career as an actor, singer, songwriter, producer, director and screenwriter spans over four decades. Best known for playing the role of “Bo Duke” in the hit CBS show The Dukes of Hazard, John has enjoyed a long, successful career in the film industry, appearing in popular shows like Desperate Housewives, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Nip/Tuck, Touched by an Angel, Smallville, and more. In addition to his successful film/television career, John has enjoyed a great deal of success as a singer. He has released several albums since the early 1980s, many of which landed in the Billboard Top 10 and included several #1 hit singles. John’s early success was just the tip of the iceberg, and he continues to leave his mark on all areas of the entertainment industry.

Schneider currently stars as Judge Cryer on the runaway hit, Tyler Perry’s The Haves and The Have Nots. His newest music project, The Odyssey is an ambitious 52 song release, one per week, and includes behind-the-scenes “making of” videos with the songwriters/musicians, and a traditional music video. His first radio single, “Fish” is charting nationwide on radio. See our interview with John at CRS here. 

Purchase tickets here.

 WHEN: Friday, June 29, 8 p

WHERE: Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street, Franklin

5. Songwriter Session at Spring Hill Library  


WHAT: Featuring Wally Hebert. He’ll share original songs and well-known favorites. If you like Jim Croce, Alison Krauss, James Taylor, and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, this musical-roots session will be an uplifting treat to your ears. Refreshments served.

WHEN: Saturday, June 30, 1 p

WHERE: Spring Hill Library, 144 Kedron Pkwy, Spring Hill