Williamson Weekend: 5 Things to do This Weekend

1. Williamson County Fair

WHAT: This is your last chance to visit the Williamson County Fair this year as Saturday, Aug 12th is the last day.

General admission to the fair is $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 6-12 and children 5 and under are free.

The Williamson County Fair is fun for the whole family with live music and entertainment acts, rides, livestock shows, demonstrations and more.

WHEN: Friday, Aug 11th 6:00p – 10:00p (Midway closes at 12:00 midnight), Saturday, Aug 12th 10:00a – 10:00p (Midway closes at 12:00 midnight) and Sunday 12:00 noon – 10:00p (Midway closes at 11:00 p.m.).

WHERE: Ag Expo Center, 4215 Long Ln # 100, Franklin, TN 37064.

Learn more here.

2. SixtyFour at Mellow Mushroom

WHAT:  SixtyFour, a Beatles cover band, will play at Mellow Mushroom this weekend.  It will be the perfect evening to enjoy music and pizza in the extended patio area created just for this event.

No coolers or outside food is allowed. Food and drinks are available to purchase from Mellow Mushroom to consume on the patio. Bring chairs and blankets for seating.  This is a very popular event, so come early!

WHEN: Saturday, Aug 12 6p-10p

WHERE: Mellow Mushroom, 317 Main Street, Franklin

3. Impact Festival

WHAT: Impact Festival is a community family friendly event complete with a kid zone filled with free pony rides, bounce houses, and more! Also Rippavilla Plantation will be open for free tours. There will be food vendors, live music, and Muletown Coffee will have a coffee booth set up! Musical lineup includes: Children’s Choir, Isabella Coyne, Zachariah Kirkham, Austin Tyler Jones, Carter Voss, Katie Danielle, CrossTie, Hannah Kerr, Dan Bremnes and Grammy award winning artist Jason Crabb. Tickets are $5 with kids 5 and under FREE!

WHEN: Saturday, Aug 12, 12p-8p, live music begins at 1p

WHERE: Rippavilla Plantation, 5700 Main St, Spring Hill, Tennessee 37174

Learn more here.

4. Arrington Vineyard’s Harvest Party

WHAT: A very special day of free live music, great wine, food and more! Kix Brooks will be performing live on the vineyard hillside at 6pm.

Proceeds from this special event will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. This event is sponsored in part by Delta Dental of Tennessee, Pinnacle Financial Partners, and Masterbuilt.

Admission is free with opportunities to donate and to make purchases benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital throughout the day!

Limited VIP Packages are available for purchase and include two VIP passes, a parking pass, and more!

Visit www.arringtonvineyards.com/harvestparty2017 for more information and to purchase.

WHEN: Saturday, Aug 12, 11a-9p

WHERE: Arrington Vineyards, 6211 Patton Rd, Arrington, TN 37014

5. Rodeo & Juliet featuring Leigh Nash of Sixpence None the Richer

WHAT: This intimate and fun evening of American Roots music celebrates favorite timeless classics, blended with original songs and features Grammy level guest artists, songwriters and musicians, along with their Nashville A-team band. Your hosts Chris and Jan Harris (aka Rodeo and Juliet) have spent the past 40 years producing, singing, touring & writing with a wide array of artists.

Leigh Nash was raised in the Texas Hill Country, where the radio stations played country music and the small towns rang with mariachi bands. She started singing in country bands when she was 13. But things really changed for her when she joined a band called Sixpence None the Richer, and moved to Nashville, which ultimately introduced the pop world to her signature sparkling vocal and had a huge successful run that included Top 5 hits like “Kiss Me” and “There She Goes.”

Then in 2006 Nash kicked off her acclaimed solo career, spending the past decade exploring everything from folk to electronic music. Her new project “The State I’m In” marks a return to her days in the Lone Star State, with Nash whipping up a combination of Texas twang, Spanish influences, orchestral pop hooks and heartbroken lyrics. In classic country style, she sings about heartache and bad luck in a voice that swoons and sweeps, backed by a band whose members include Emmylou Harris and Wanda Jackson’s pianist, Jack White’s ace fiddle player and award-winning a cappella group Street Corner Symphony.

WHEN: Sunday, Aug 13, 6:30p

WHERE: Franklin Theatre, 419 Main St, Franklin, TN 37064

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