Erin Kinsey to headline Franklin Wine Festival

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Erin Kinsey

Erin Kinsey is the Franklin Wine Festival headliner with The Winnie Blues as special guests.  

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee has announced Erin Kinsey as the Franklin Wine Festival headliner with The Winnie Blues as special guests.  

A country singer-songwriter, Kinsey is what industry insiders call a “triple threat” — a gifted songwriter, artist and highly accomplished musician, playing seven instruments.  

Kinsey and her band have wowed audiences in Texas, Nashville and as far away as London for several years. Guests will fall in love with Kinsey’s booming voice, multi-instrument skills and amazing song catalog.  

Wine Festival musical guests The Winnie Blues are local artists originally from Australia who’ve draws inspiration from some of the most influential duo’s in music history, from Johnny and June to Nick and Kylie, Nancy and Lee and Emmlyou and Gram. The Winnie Blues have placed their unique stamp on the Americana music scene through their simple-yet-powerful formula of two voices, one microphone and one guitar. 

The 15th annual Franklin Wine Festival will be held on Oct. 25 from 7-10 p.m. at the Factory in Franklin. The Franklin Wine Festival, presented by Cool Springs Wines & Spirits and supported by Nissan, offers a truly exceptional wine tasting of more than 300 world-class vintages paired with offerings from 30 top local restaurants, creating a one-of-a-kind evening. 

In addition to amazing wines and incredible food, guests will enjoy live entertainment, the Bubble Lounge, Whiskey Lounge and Biergarten, plus a silent auction and fundraising competition, King and Queen of the Vines.  

The Bubble Lounge is an exclusive area made to experience a relaxing, lounge vibe while tasting champagne, prosecco and sparkling wines. 

The Whiskey Lounge, hosted by Messer Construction, will be located in the Jamison Theater which will be transformed into an old-world saloon with rustic wood, whiskey barrels and barn wood bar tops, where guests will enjoy a wide variety of exclusive tastings from the top distributors for Whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch. Fine cigars will also be available for purchase to enjoy on the patio. 

Lastly, the Biergarten will feature a variety of beers from local, regional and nationally renowned beermakers. 

General admission tickets for this popular charity event are on sale now at for $89. The VIP Experience is $145, and a Designated Driver ticket is $35. VIP’s will walk the red carpet with sponsors as well as have early access to the event and silent auction.   

Event sponsors include: Cool Springs Wine & Spirits, Nissan, Delta Dental, Western Express, Kroger, First Tennessee Bank, Publix, Jackson National, HCA/Tristar Health, TruStar Marketing, Printers Press, StorePlace Self-Storage, Messer Construction and Draper James.     

Hilton Green Hills and Hilton Cool Springs will offer special room rates for attendees. Tiff’s Treats will provide gourmet gift boxes to all VIP attendees as well as gourmet cookies throughout the event, and NashRides will provide 10% off transportation for guests that use the code FWF10.  

All restaurants, volunteers and sponsorship inquiries for the Franklin Wine Festival should contact Helen Demestihas at

All proceeds from the Franklin Wine Festival benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and allow the organization to offer mentoring programs to young people throughout Middle Tennessee. To date, the annual event has raised over $2 million for the charity.

About Erin Kinsey

Kinsey is a gifted songwriter, artist and highly accomplished musician, playing seven instruments. This Rockwall, Texas native began singing and playing guitar at age 11 and started performing in public as a solo singer-songwriter just a few months later. 

In 2017, she opened for Hunter Hayes during the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Concert at Ascend Amphitheater in Nashville. She can also be seen playing songwriter rounds at the historic Bluebird Café and The Listening Room Cafe.  

It’s very rare in today's music industry to come across a young talent with the same love, passion and tenacity for music. Whether it’s listening to her booming voice or observing her skillful multi-instrumental abilities, it’s hard to imagine that she began singing just a few years ago. 

Kinsey has been perfecting her craft under the tutelage of some of the biggest names in music and is now poised for huge success in the near future.  

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