All that jazz comes to Franklin
Fans of the smooth, rich sounds that distinguished American music in the early 20th century are expected to flock to the Factory this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, during the 24th annual Franklin Jazz Festival.
This popular Labor Day event attracts locals and hundreds of visitors from throughout the region.
Four-time Grammy winner Larry Carlton headlines again this year with a Saturday night performance that will begin after the Franklin Fireworks Display concludes at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm.
Carlton’s talent has paired him with such greats as Herb Alpert, Michael Jackson, Steeley Dan, Bobby Bland, Dolly Parton, Joni Mitchell, Sammy Davis, Jr., Quincy Jones, and others.
This performance requires a ticket, which can be purchased in advance or at the door. Advance tickets are $18.
Visit www.FranklinJazzFestival.com for schedule information and door prices. A two-day pass ticket is available for $28.
The Sunday headliner is event favorite Cissy Crutcher. She performs at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance.
Also look for Lynn Beal Band, Cumberland Blue, Dara Tucker, VMQ, The Clearview Jazz Orchestra, Markey Blues, and San Rafael Band. Performances will be in Liberty Hall.
The Williamson County Cultural Arts Commission is hosting this event to promote local talent and encourage and raise awareness of cultural arts locally,.
Events in Jamison Hall will be free and open to the public with community jazz and blues groups, as well as vendor exhibits. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Saturday and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Posted on: 8/28/2013