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Americana is a Sound


It’s a roots, bluesy kind of groove that springs up between the toes of your barefoot soul. It’s what life sounds like when you slow down and listen. And it’s that sway you get back when music chases worry straight out of your bones. Franklin is where the roots of music run deep.


There’s an unmistakable layer of creative energy painted over Franklin, Tennessee — it’s “Side B” of this city that you won’t see in a travel brochure. Entertainers of every caliber find their way to the stages in Franklin making it impossible to tell the locals from the stars. Many restaurants and local hot spots feature live music with scheduled performances by today’s hottest musicians often thrown into the mix like Puckett’s, Gray’s on Main, Kimbro’s, The Franklin Theatre and Puckett’s Leiper’s Fork ‘Open Mic Night’. Don’t miss the weekly live music shows like Music City Roots and Viva NashVegas.

Franklin has a vibe all its own that’s a mix of Southern hospitality and sophistication rooted in Americana. Festivals with live music are a regular occurrence around town like the Main Street Festival and Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival.

Americana Music TriangleBourbon, Beale, Broadway and Back” – Williamson County is the birthplace of the Americana Music Triangle, innumerable points where music and musical history were created. This geographic region is the crucible, which forged nine distinct music genres: Blues, Jazz, Country, Rock and Roll, Rockabilly, Bluegrass, Cajun, Zydeco, and Gospel.  

Franklin is proud to be home to the Americana Music Association headquarters.


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