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Wine Down Main Street to feature new VIP area

Annual fundraiser scheduled for Nov. 2

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Wine Down Main Street


On Saturday, Nov. 2, from 7-10 p.m., downtown Franklin will come alive with Wine Down Main Street, a unique wine tasting event that takes place along Historic Main Street in Franklin.  

Voted the No. 1 fundraiser/charity event for 10 consecutive years in the Sizzle Awards, it promises to be the best night out all year. There’s also a new addition this year. 

The streets will be closed to traffic, and wines, beers and spirits, provided by Lipman Brothers, will be poured in the downtown shops. Food samplings will also be provided by area restaurants, and local musicians will entertain attendees along the way. 

Wine Down Main Street benefits Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and has raised more than $2 million since its inception in support of youth ages 5-18.

The highly anticipated luxury hotel The Harpeth Hotel will host VIP guests this year. The Harpeth is nestled on the banks of the Harpeth River, right in the heart of historic downtown Franklin, and has a planned opening in late summer 2019. 

VIP guests will be treated to scrumptious food from the hotel’s 1799 Kitchen & Cocktails as well as select Lipman Bros. wines and food vendors, all while enjoying the soulful sounds of Joe West. VIP tickets are $125 per person and include admission to the VIP location, beginning at 6 p.m., with an open bar, hors d’oeuvres and live music. Premium VIP tickets may also be purchased for $200 and include a gift bag chock full of items, such as gift certificates, wine and jewelry. Both VIP and Premium VIP tickets are limited.

Advance tickets may be purchased at Tickets sold in the shops along Main Street will be available for purchase in September.

Event sponsors include Berry Farms; Buerger, Moseley & Carson; Claiborne & Hughes Health Center; Franklin Synergy Bank; HCA Tristar; Loy Hardcastle of Parks Realty; McEwen Northside; Publix Super Market Charities; Reliant Bank; Renasant Bank; Renewal by Anderson; Vintage Tollgate; and White Bison Coffee. 

Sponsors receive numerous advantages, ranging from various advertisements to tickets and product placement opportunities. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Denise Carothers, Williamson County resource development director, at 615-628-8188 or

Participating vendors (as of Aug. 1) include Avec Moi; Bink’s Outfitters; boutiqueMMM; Dion’s South; Ecco Salon; Emmaline; Finnleys; Franklin Fine Jewelry; JONDIE; Hester & Cook; Imago Dei; Johnnie Q; Kilwins Franklin; Merridees; MIMI & DOTTIE; POSH; Puryear; Newman & Morton, PLLC; Rare Prints Gallery; The Registry; Savory Spice Shop; The Shop Around the Corner; Tin Cottage; Twine Graphics; Walton’s Antique & Estate Jewelry; Vinnie Louise; Vue Optique; and Yarrow Acres.

Participating restaurants (as of Aug. 1) include 1799 Kitchen and Cocktails, Bonefish Grill, Brooklyn Brothers Pizza, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chuy’s, Cool Café, Cracker Barrel, East Leigh Desserts, Front St. Tavern, Frothy Monkey, Granite City, Herban Market, HOGWOOD BBQ,  Mafiozas, Menu Maker Catering, Nashville Heat Sauces, Olivia Olive Oil, Pieology, Puckett’s Boat House, Puckett’s Gro., Scout’s Pub, Taziki’s, The Juice Bar, Tiff’s Treats, Triple Crown Bakery, White Bison Coffee and Pieology.

Media Sponsors include Comcast Spotlight, Edible Nashville, Nashville House & Home & Garden, Nashville Lifestyles, Southern Exposure Magazine and Williamson Herald.

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