August 27, 2008

If you're not traveling this Labor Day weekend, you can still have just as much fun in Historic Downtown Franklin!

Busy holiday coming around square in downtown Franklin
By The Tennessean-August 27, 2008
FRANKLIN — The Franklin Public Square will get a workout this Labor Day weekend.
First up, the Franklin Jazz Festival gets things rocking for the 19th year. Headlining the fundraiser for the Epilepsy Foundation Middle and West Tennessee is Creole accordionist Buckwheat Zydeco
On Saturday, the lineup is the Storm Kings at 5:15, 7 and 8:15 p.m.; Corazon at 6 p.m.; Cissy Crutcher at 7:10 p.m.; and Buckwheat Zydeco at 8:30 p.m.
On Sunday, performances include Reggie Wooten & Friends at 5:15, 7 and 8:15 p.m.; Christina Watson at 6 p.m.; Pat Coil Sextet at 7:10 p.m.; and Orquesta MaCuba at 8:30 p.m.
Gates open a 5 p.m. Admission is $5 each day. For more information, such as what you can bring onto festival grounds, visit
For early risers, Labor Day begins Monday with the pounding of hundreds of feet during the 30th running of the Franklin Classic benefiting Mercy Children's Clinic.
The 5K and 10K foot races are certified and ChampionChip timed. Also there are a 4K walk, Kids Kilometer Fun Run, music and a Kids Zone featuring inflatables, face painting, games and snacks.
Registration begins at 5:45 a.m. with the first race set for 7. The start and finish lines are all on the Public Square.
To view race maps and registration fees, visit

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