he Park at Harlinsdale will be filled with music, food, family fun and more next week for the eighth annual Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, set for Sept. 24 and 25, in Franklin. The music and cultural event, founded by Better Than Ezra singer and Franklin resident Kevin Griffin with W. Brandt Wood and Michael Whelan, is dedicated to supporting local creators of all kinds during the two-day event in Williamson County.
As part of a five-city tour to promote their new branded non-profit Music Will (formerly known as Little Kids Rock) founder Dave Wish spoke to me about their latest adaptation. The former first-grade teacher started Little Kids Rock because his students didn’t like their current music program. He asked them what they wanted to play and at the time, they said, “Ricky Martin” and “Selena.” He began to teach the kids to play the music they wanted to hear and eventually it led to teaching other teachers to do the same.
The Customs House Museum and Cultural Center is located in Historic Downtown Clarksville, Tennessee. Come explore an entire city block featuring large gallery spaces filled with fine art, science, and history.
Hard to believe though it may be, Jonathan Larson’s epic, Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent debuted off-Broadway some 26 years ago, and the show which many considered to be epoch-shattering, even revolutionary in its initial run, has gone on to become a classic, claiming its place among the very best works in the canon of American musical theater.
However, Tennessee fans appear to have settled on a country music legend as their choice. Dolly Parton, one of the most well-known natives of Tennessee was a popular choice, and one fan even used a lyric from a popular song in a pitch to ESPN, “Pour yourself a cup of ambition and make it happen.”
Tennessee is a year-round outdoor playground, with countless fresh-air adventures available for visitors.
But the destination positively glows during the fall months, offering spectacular foliage, picturesque hiking trails and awe-inspiring waterfalls throughout the state.
The Community Resource Center is hosting its inaugural All in for Hygiene event – a fun-filled, fundraising, casino-themed evening – on Friday, September 23.
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Succulent Vegan Tacos will donate 10 percent of all sales on Sept. 24 and 25 to Conexión Américas to help support the organization’s efforts to support the immigrant community of Nashville.
The funds came from nearly $206 million of wagering with sports gambling sites from the state’s 12 online sports books making $24.4 million in adjusted gross income during the month.