Hunt Ball

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The Hillsboro Hounds Hunt Club will host the 2018 Hunt Ball with Cedar Knob, Mells and Mooreland clubs at the Belle Meade Country Club on Friday, May 10. Tickets are available for hunt club members and non-members. The evening will include cocktails, dinner, awards, dancing and more.

See website for time and more inforations.

Bootlegger’s Bash

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Bootleggers Bash, events in Franklin, TN.Sept. 28, 2018

21 & up only

Inspired by Williamson County’s unique history of bootlegging, the Bootlegger’s Bash is an event which attracts a fun crowd. This casual evening at Carnton Plantation will give guests the opportunity to taste local whiskeys, enjoy a delicious Southern supper, and be entertained by a lively band. Reservations are required. Please contact Jayde Jacobs at 615-794-0903 or for more information. 

Please see website to confirm times.

2018 Arts for Animals

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Art for Animals is an evening of art, wine, food and fun that benefits Pet Community Center, a 501(c)3 nonprofit spay and neuter clinic located in East Nashville.

This highly anticipated event has become one of Nashville’s most popular fundraisers, offering an exciting and fun live auction of exclusive artwork, a sprawling silent auction of local gifts and experiences, plus: bar with a signature cocktail, dinner, dedicated seating & entertainment, and more! All proceeds benefit spay + neuter and animal saving programs at Pet Community Center.

Battle of Franklin Trust Announces Eighth Annual Bootlegger’s Bash

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Leigh Bawcom, Bess and Tim Kearns announced as event co-chairs

FRANKLIN, TN – The Battle of Franklin Trust will host its eighth annual Bootlegger’s Bash on Friday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. at Carnton, located at 1345 Eastern Flank Circle in Franklin, TN. Leigh Bawcom, Bess and Tim Kearns will serve as the event co-chairs.

The annual event invites guests to celebrate Williamson County’s unique history of bootlegging. All proceeds from this ticketed event will support the revitalization of the springhouse at Carnton.

“We are so excited to host the eighth annual Bootlegger’s Bash with three dedicated co-chairs,” said Jayde Jacobs, wedding and event coordinator at The Battle of Franklin Trust. “Guests are sure to enjoy a night of all things Southern.”

Bawcom returns to this event as a co-chair after kickstarting Bootlegger’s Bash while she was the special events coordinator from 2010 to 2014. Having grown up in Franklin and studied history in college, Bawcom has a passion for supporting the Battle of Franklin Trust’s mission.

Bess and Tim Kearns have been supporters of the Battle of Franklin Trust since the mid-1990s. Tim became a board member in 2006 and has served as President, overseeing the construction of the Fleming Center and other major milestones along the way. Together, the Kearns have chaired several events and even celebrated their daughter’s wedding at Carnton.

Bootlegger’s Bash will include dinner, drinks and entertainment in the garden at Carnton. Tickets are required and will be available soon online at Tickets are $65 per person or $100 per couple. Bootlegger’s Bash is a strictly 21-and-up event.

About The Battle of Franklin Trust

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to visitors’ understanding of the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin. The Trust is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle to preserve this important part of the nation’s history.

Restaurants in Franklin, TN & Brentwood, TN That You Don’t Want to Miss

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55 South

55 South refers to the interstate that connects Memphis and New Orleans.  Jason McConnell has brought the cuisine you’ll find traveling down that road to downtown Franklin, TN.  The dining room has rustic Southern charm with weathered wood and reclaimed materials. McConnell(who has a degree from the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., and also owns Red Pony Restaurant ) has created a menu with his take on down-home Southern comfort food. Fresh oysters are a feature of the menu, along with Southern-inspired bar snacks (smoked wings and green chile-bacon tater tots) and New Orleans cuisine (gumbo, po’ boys, jambalaya).

55 South is open for Lunch Monday-Friday, Dinner Monday-Saturday and Brunch Saturday & Sunday.

55 South, 403 Main St, Franklin, TN – 615 538 6001


GRAY’s on Main

GRAY’S on Main was a pharmacy for almost a century before it was renovated and turned into a world-class restaurant, using locally and regionally source ingredients. After restoration in 2013, the three-story GRAY’S on Main was unveiled, honoring Franklin Tennessee’s cultural heritage through fresh spirits, flavors and sounds. Gray’s on Main uses mostly local ingredients to create a menu that remains true to the roots of Southern food while still managing keep things interesting with a few surprises.

HOURS: Sun–Thu 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Fri–Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

GRAY’S on Main, 332 Main St, Franklin, TN – 615 435 3603


Cork and Cow

Cork & Cow, Chef Jason McConnell’s latest venue, an upscale steakhouse in Franklin, TN, emphasizes great steaks and great wine. They offer a menu with extensive cuts of steak and wood grilled specialties that feature dry-aged, grass-fed and locally sourced beef, from Prime to Wagyu grades. The menu also offers an excellent selection of other entrées, including chicken, pork and seafood dishes. Choose from 100 bottles of wine with 30 + offered by the glass, and signature martinis, carbonated cocktails and microbrews in an intimate, contemporary setting.

Monday thru Thursday 5-10pm – Friday & Saturday 5-11pm – Sunday 5-9pm and Bar Opens Daily at 4pm.

Cork & Cow, 408 Main Street; Franklin TN 37064 – 615-538-6021


Merridee’s Breadbasket

Merridee’s Breadbasket is a modern cafe/bakery offering homemade soups, quiches, fresh sandwiches and salads and decadent desserts amid a country-chic vibe. From sweet breads to cookies to brownies, this classic Southern bakery also serves a full breakfast, lunch, dinner, and catering menu highlighting their specialty baked goods. Merridee McCray, the founder of Merridee’s Breadbasket, grew up baking breads, pies and sweets from scratch with her mother. It was a tradition passed on to her by her grandmother, Anna Maria Faust, who once served as head cook for the Pillsbury family. When Merridee passed away in 1993, Jim Kreider bought Merridee’s Breadbasket. Today, Jim and his exceptional team are still making everything from scratch, creating products that not only have a great taste, but are nutritional as well. 

Monday – Wednesday 7:00 AM – 5:00PM and Thursday – Saturday 7:00AM – 9:00PM

Merridee’s Breadbasket, 110 Fourth Ave S, Franklin, TN 37064 – (615) 790-3755


Mack and Kate’s

Mack and Kate’s is a locally owned restaurant in Franklin, TN. Sophisticated Southern and Gourmet Country are great ways to describe the cuisine at the charming Mack & Kate”s Cafe. Named after two sisters, MacKenzie and Kathleen, the family owned and operated establishment will make you feel right at home. Started in a small, sleepy town, Mack & Kate’s humbled beginnings took place in a small service station. This charming little destination dining spot grew over eight years, resulting in the Strawn Family relocating Mack & Kates to Franklin, TN. They use the freshest and finest when it comes to their ingredients and they always support local farmers and growers. Don’t miss the amazing fried green tomatoes and house meatloaf. Great service and ambiance in Franklin, TN.

Hours: Monday- Saturday: 11-2 & 5-9 & Sunday: 10-2  & 5-8

Mack and Kate’s, 3078 Maddux Way, Franklin, TN 37069 – (615) 591-4104


Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant

Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant is a southern bar & grill with an old-general-store feel & a large stage for live music acts. Puckett’s roots stretch back to the ‘50s and a little grocery store in the village of Leiper’s Fork, TN. Ever since then, they’ve been focused on providing friends new and old with great food and Southern hospitality. Puckett’s has built a name on hosting live, local musical acts and serving Southern staples. Puckett’s offers authentic comfort food classics like the meat-and-three and famous slow-smoked BBQ, in a laid-back and down-home atmosphere. Puckett’s has 5 locations in Tennessee and they’ve developed quite the reputation for BBQ!

Hours: Sun-Thurs 7AM to 9PM – Fri & Sat 7AM to 10PM

Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant, 120 4th Ave S Franklin, TN – 615-794-5527


Red Pony Restaurant

Red Pony Restaurant offers a sophisticated menu of updated Southern classic dishes & low-lit ambiance amid dramatic decor in Franklin, TN. Red Pony has won countless awards since opening in 2006. Most recently, this eclectic restaurant was named ‘Best Food’, ‘Best Service’, ‘Best Overall’ and ‘Best Contemporary America’ by Open Table. Since it’s opening, Red Pony Restaurant has impressed guests by staying true to a mission focused on cuisine and service. Chef owned and operated, Red Pony changes its menu about six times a year with the intention of keeping ingredients the season’s freshest and the variety of dishes dynamic. While a great deal of the menu pays homage to the Sophisticated Southern foods Chef Jason McConnell grew up on, you will also see a reflection of his travels, that drive his creativity. The very friendly staff are also known for their ability to accommodate a wide range of food allergies.

Hours: Monday-Saturday. The bar opens at 4pm. Dinner is 5-10pm Monday-Thursday and 5-11pm Friday and Saturday.

Red Pony Restaurant, 408 W Main St, Franklin, TN 37064 – (615) 595-7669


Saffire Restaurant and Bar

Saffire Restaurant & Bar has been a staple at The Factory at Franklin in Franklin, TN for 16 years, and is a sought-after destination for both locals and visitors to Franklin. Saffire is an intimate restaurant nestled in a historic setting. The menu is an eclectic, modern take on Southern and American classics that combines locally-grown produce and meats, unique ingredients and indigenous flavors to deliver a truly culinary dining experience. The menu also includes an excellent selection of wines and cocktails. Tom Morales, a Tennessee native, is the founder of the TomKats Hospitality Group that originated over 30 years ago as a backstage music event catering company. His love for the city and dedication to its continued growth has led to a number of nationally-acclaimed restaurants, including Saffire Restaurant & Bar. He has won many accolades, most recently being named on Restaurant Business’s Power 20 List (2016), Nashville Business Journal’s “Power 100” list (2015 & 2016).

Hours: Tuesday — Thursday 11am – 9pm, Friday 11am – 10pm, Saturday 10am – 10pm, Sunday 10am – 9pm

Happy Hour Tuesday — Friday 3pm – 7pm

Saffire Restaurant and Bar is located in The Factory at Franklin, 11Y, 230 Franklin Rd, Franklin, TN 37064 – (615) 599-4995


Wild Ginger Restaurant

Wild Ginger, a family-owned and operated restaurant’,  is a refreshingly distinct fine dining experience located in Franklin, TN, at the heart of Cool Springs-featuring an eclectic blend of Pan-Asian, South American, and Western cuisine in the Pacific Rim style-with succulent selections for all palates, including the popular miso sea bass, braised short rib, and a wide array of signature maki and tapas. Though restaurants categorized as “fusion” are mostly located in trendy metropolitan areas like Miami and Manhattan, Wild Ginger is the first and only of its kind in Middle Tennessee. Wild Ginger is the perfect destination for a business lunch, romantic evening, or relaxing dinner with family and friends. Guests of Wild Ginger receive more than just phenomenal cuisine-they receive a total dining experience. From the valet service to the vibrant presentation of each dish, no detail is left unnoticed. As soon as each guest walks into the door, Wild Ginger’s highly-praised staff pays careful attention to each his/her every need.

Regular Hours: Mon – Sat: 11am – 10pm, Sunday: CLOSED

Happy Hour Mon – Thurs: 4pm – 6pm, Sat: 11am – 4pm

Wild Ginger Restaurant, 101 Market Exchange Ct, Franklin, TN 37067 – (615) 778-0081


The Perch 

Creamy interior tones, exposed wooden beams and reclaimed wood tables lends to a rustic yet refined environment of The Perch, a trendy neighborhood creperie & coffee house/wine & tapas bar nestled in the heart of Brentwood, Green Hills, Downtown Nashville – and now has expanded to the Westhaven community in Franklin. TN. The local coffee bar serves sweet and savory crepes, waffles, omelettes and other delights! The Perch promises to make things affordable but exotic. Wine offerings will be boutique-like and will feature small, unknown wines that are not offered in many other restaurants. As Brentwood revitalizes downtown, The Perch is the first to ignite a steady flow of customers seeking international flavors as well as a perfect environment to have a private conversation or cut loose with friends or family enjoying tastings in a corner nook or at the Peruvian oak bar looking upon historic Franklin Road. 

Brentwood, Green Hills, Westhaven: Monday – Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (7:00 a.m. start for Green Hills and Westhaven), Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Perch (Westhaven) – 150 Front St., Suite 110, Franklin, TN 37064 – 615-465-6999

The Perch (Brentwood) – 117 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027 – (615) 661-9008








Battle of Franklin Trust Host Seventh Annual Bootlegger’s Bash

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Prohibition-era event features Southern fare, local whiskey and live entertainment in Franklin, TN

FRANKLIN, TN. – The Battle of Franklin Trust will host its seventh annual Bootlegger’s Bash on Saturday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at Carnton. The annual event invites guests to celebrate Williamson County’s unique history of bootlegging with a casual evening featuring Tennessee distillers, a traditional Southern dinner and live entertainment. All proceeds from this ticketed event are donated to the Battle of Franklin Trust and its efforts to preserve Carnton and The Carter House.

“Bootlegger’s Bash is a staple event at Carnton and every year we attract a fun crowd to celebrate Tennessee’s bootlegging history,” said Jayde Jacobs, wedding and event coordinator at The Battle of Franklin Trust. “Guests will enjoy a lively night with dinner, whiskey tasting and a live bluegrass band.”

Dinner will be provided by Chef Penelope, featuring classic Southern fare. Local Tennessee distilleries will also provide whiskey tastings, such as Heath Clark and members of the Associated Distillers of Tennessee.

bootleggers bashTickets are required and must be purchased in advance online at Eventbrite or Tickets are $50 per person or $90 per couple. Bootlegger’s Bash is a strictly 21 and up event. Sponsors for Bootlegger’s Bash include Auto-Owners Insurance, International Insurance Brokerage, LLC, Centre of Holistic & Biological Dentistry, Southern Events Rental Company, Bright Event Productions, Nashville Tent & Awning and Mantra Artisan Ales.

About The Battle of Franklin Trust

The Battle of Franklin Trust is a 501(c)3 management corporation acting on behalf of Franklin’s battlefield sites to contribute to visitors’ understanding of the November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin. The Trust is organized for the charitable and educational purposes of preserving, restoring, maintaining and interpreting the properties, artifacts and documents related to the battle to preserve this important part of the nation’s history.

Hammers & High Heels

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Hammers & High Heels Event Franklin TNHammers & High Heels – Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 – Liberty Hall at the Factory at Franklin

Cocktail reception – “Hammer” and “High Heel” hand-crafted cocktails loving created by Grays’ on Main and featuring H. Clark Distillery‘s small-batched Tennessee Bourbon & Dry Gin

Passed apps and full Southern buffet from Sizzle Award-Winning Catering by Suzette

The “Live 80s X-Perience” dance party of Rubiks Groove

Late-night hors d’oeuvres compliments of Stoney River 

Please see website for more information.



Change the Tune

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Join The Family Center and help us “Change the Tune” on Saturday, April 22nd at Marathon Music Works, as we work to break the cycle of child abuse and neglect by empowering parents to raise happy, healthy children.

We anticipate more than 300 people to enjoy cocktails, dinner, a fantastic auction and phenomenal performances by songwriters

Jim Collins
Marcus Hummon
Palmer Lee
Phillip White

Saturday, April 22, 2017
Marathon Music Works
1402 Clinton Street
Nashville, TN

Cocktails and Silent Auction: 6:30 pm
Dinner by The Corner Market Catering Company: 7:00 pm
Live Auction: 8:30 pm
Entertainment: 9:00 pm
Cost: $150/person, $1,500/table (seating 10)

All proceeds benefit The Family Center founded by Exchange Clubs in 1985, The Family Center is a licensed Tennessee Child Abuse Prevention Agency serving Middle Tennessee through offices in Nashville and Murfreesboro. We belong to the National Parent Aide Network and hold the highest level of accreditation, AAA, from the National Exchange Club Foundation.


Great Futures Gala

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boys & girls clubs great futures galaGreat Futures Gala Presented by Nissan North America

Saturday, April 1, 2017 – Omni Nashville Hotel

Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee

We are thrilled to announce Shaquille O’Neal as the celebrity entertainer for the 2017 Great Futures Gala!

As our largest fundraiser, the Great Futures Gala supports the 4,000 kids we serve annually. 

The Great Futures Gala is an evening of Hollywood glamour, fine dining, and an auction experience. Our Gala features a live and silent auction of more than 200 items – from Nashville-made products to international trips. With over 500 notable guests, our Gala is truly a night to remember. Special guests have included: Martin Short, Rob Lowe, Dylan McDermott, Martin Sheen, and Dick Vitale.

The 6th Annual Great Futures Gala will take place on April 1, 2017, at Omni Nashville Hotel.


Davis House Button Ball

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The mission and purpose of Davis House is to combat child abuse by coordinating services to children and families in crisis and providing community education focused on prevention and early intervention. We were established as a 501c3 not for profit organization in 1999 and serve Williamson, Hickman, Lewis and Perry counties in Tennessee. All of our services are provided at no cost to the children and families we serve.