Williamson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

1. Chubby Checker at Franklin Theatre

Chubby Checker

 WHAT: Chubby Checker will be in Franklin performing live this weekendIn 2 minutes & 42 Seconds, Chubby Checker revolutionized popular culture and changed the music business forever. When he appeared on American Bandstand in 1960 and performed “The Twist,” it was the dawn of a new era in Rock and Roll. Dancing Apart to the Beat was born and teenagers found a new way to express themselves. Chubby’s dance style has extended from Woodstock through Disco to the present day. He stands alone as a one-of-a-kind rock icon, who has had 36 hit records, is the only artist to have a single go to #1 twice, and according to Billboard, has the #1 Single for the whole Decade of the 60’s. Chubby was awarded the first Platinum Single, the first Rock Grammy and has sold an astounding 250,000,000 records over the years. That’s why Dick Clark has said: “The three most important things that ever happened in the Music Industry are Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Chubby Checker.”  Purchase tickets online here.

WHEN: Saturday, August 18 4 p & 7:30 p

WHERE: Franklin Theatre, 419 Main Street, Franklin

2. Lucky Ladd Farms Sweet Corn Fest 

WHAT: Late summer brings super sweet fun for all! Last chance to make a splash on Lucky Ladd’s inflatable water slides for the summer. Plus, test your skills and win prizes in the Corn Eating, Corn Shucking and Sweet Corn Snapshot Facebook Competitions. You’ll be able to eat fresh roasted sweet corn on the cob dripping with warm butter and covered in your favorite flavored seasoning for only $3 plus tax. Fresh picked sweet corn available for purchase – great for grilling up for your next summertime party. Purchase tickets online here. 

WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 10 a – 5 p

WHERE: 4374 Rocky Glade Rd, Eagleville

3. Music at Moore

Music at Moore

WHAT: Faith Community Church presents Music At Moore – A FREE end-of-summer concert event being hosted at Moore Elementary School (1061 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin, TN, 37064) on Saturday, August 18. The morning and afternoon will be packed with fantastic live music, food trucks, outdoor games and tournaments, door prizes, and just good family fun. Bring blankets, chairs, frisbees, footballs, and most importantly, friends and family to celebrate summer’s close with us.

WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 11 a – 3 p

WHERE: Faith Community Church, 1061 Lewisburg Pike, Franklin

4. Dream Makers Dinner & Auction

 WHAT: This year’s Boys & Girls Club Dream Makers Dinner & Auction is proudly presented by First Farmers Bank.

This year’s event will feature a cocktail hour, elegant dinner, silent auction, live music, and the always-entertaining live auction conducted by auctioneer Eddie Ables. The exciting auction line-up includes relaxing vacation stays, Titans tickets, unique experiences, and a two-year lease on a car from Parks Motors.

Tables for 10 adults are available at $2,000 each.Tickets are $200 per person. To purchase a table/ticket or learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Ashley Whiteside at [email protected] or (931) 490-9401 ext.2604.

 WHEN: Friday, August 17, 5 p – 8 p

WHERE: Puckett’s Downtown Columbia,15 Public Square, Columbia

5. Watermelon Festival at Franklin Farmers Market


WHAT: It’s the annual Franklin Farmers Market watermelon festival. There will be games for kids and adults, includes the popular watermelon seed-spitting contest and the popular fastest watermelon eating contest. Don’t miss the wild watermelon carvings and slices of ice cold watermelon!

WHEN: Saturday, August 18, 9 a – noon

WHERE: Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Road, Franklin