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Where to Enjoy Live Music in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee

Where to Enjoy Live Music in Franklin & Williamson County, Tennessee

Located just 25 miles outside of Music City, Franklin and Williamson County, TN have quite the selection of local music venues! Whether you’re looking for dinner and a show, an elegant locale, or a place to unwind and have a few drinks while listening to some good music, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to discover your next favorite music venue!

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Americana Taphouse

Americana Taphouse cultivates a fun environment where you can relax with good food and good music! This unique eatery features live music from local artists throughout the week, with musical genres ranging from country and blues to pop and rock. With southern-inspired takes on traditional foods, 24 beers on tap, and daily performances, Americana Taphouse has something for everyone! 


FirstBank Amphitheater 

What was once a rock quarry filled with 900 tons of junk is now the biggest live music venue in Williamson County, Tennessee! FirstBank Amphitheater is a world-class boutique amphitheater nestled within a beautiful, wooded, natural stone and park-like setting. The Amphitheater is located at the Graystone Quarry in Thompson’s Station at the southern border of Franklin, Tennessee. Check out their lineup and enjoy a night of live entertainment! 


Fox & Locke

What started as a general store for gas and groceries in 1947 is now a renowned music venue, attracting songwriters from all over the world! Fox & Locke in Leiper’s Fork has live music performances every Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday night! They even have their legendary open mic nights every Thursday. Aside from the top-notch music, they also have delicious Southern comfort food! 


The Franklin Theatre 

Established in 1937, The Franklin Theatre has been entertaining this city for nearly a century. If you are looking to appreciate more of Franklin’s history, stop by the theatre for a show! While the venue is best known for its live theater, it also hosts a variety of musical acts all throughout the year. There’s nothing better than watching a world-class performance at The Franklin Theatre! 


GRAY’S on Main

Before GRAY’S on Main became the beloved restaurant and music venue we all know and love, it served Franklin as a staple pharmacy called the Gray Drug Co. for nearly a century! Since being renovated in 2013, GRAY’S on Main has been a hit thanks to their Southern fare made from locally sourced ingredients and the kind of live entertainment that put Music City on the map! Next time you’re looking for dinner and a show, check out this venue in one of the most historic buildings in downtown Franklin.


The Harpeth Hotel

The Harpeth Hotel is a local luxury hotel located in the heart of Franklin’s historic downtown. Not only does it offer deluxe accommodations, food, and drink, but there is also live musical entertainment on a weekly basis! The Harpeth Hotel hosts live music every Friday-Sunday night in their 1799 Bar & Lounge as well as Music & Mimosas in their cafe, McGavock’s Coffee & Provisions. 


Kimbro’s Pickin Parlor

Kimbro’s Pickin Parlor, fondly known as The Legendary Kimbro’s Pickin Parlor, is a small pub with a big sound. With their draft beer, eclectic menu, and nightly jam sessions, this venue has become a local favorite. If you’re ever on the hunt for your new favorite dive bar with legendary entertainment, stop by Kimbro’s Pickin Parlor!


The Mockingbird Theater & Bar

The Mockingbird Theater is located in The Factory at Franklin, offering a full bar and, of course, live music. This local theater hosts a variety of musical acts throughout the year with genres ranging from tribute bands or psychedelic bluegrass to acoustic or punk music! No matter what musical stylings you’re interested in, you are sure to find the local performance of your dreams at The Mockingbird Theater!


The Pond

If you’re looking for a place to unwind with good drinks, great music, and even better company, The Pond might be the spot for you. This local dive bar hosts an open jam on Mondays, BYO Vinyl on Wednesdays, karaoke on Thursdays, live bands on Fridays and Saturdays, and even movie nights on Sundays! Add a daily happy hour from 3- 7pm on top, and you can see why their regulars are so loyal! 


Puckett’s Restaurant

From being a small grocery in Leiper’s Fork to having six restaurant locations throughout Middle Tennessee, Puckett’s has definitely made a name for itself. With a menu of authentic Southern classics and local music performed live daily, it’s no surprise how it’s become such a local treasure! Puckett’s has live entertainment every night at 8:30pm, so stop by and see what all the talk is about!


The Tin Roof 2

The Tin Roof 2 is a local bar and music venue in Franklin offering weekly events, live entertainment, a daily happy hour, and a creative menu. Some of their weekly events include trivia, bar bingo, karaoke, and live music or DJs! Open 7 days a week from 11am- 1am, The Tin Roof 2 will always be happy to entertain you. 


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