AMERICANAFEST and Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival highlight celebration
FRANKLIN, Tenn. – The month of September will be celebrated annually as National Americana Month with Franklin, Tennessee, leading the way.
The registrar of National Day Calendar selected Visit Franklin’s proposal to declare September as National Americana Month out of more than 30,000 submissions for national recognition in 2016. Communities across the nation are encouraged to join Franklin in celebrating all things Americana.
Americana does not have a single definition. It means different things to different people. To many it is a sound, to some, it is a story while to others Americana describes the feeling or vibe you experience that takes you back to the roots of your culture. In its inaugural year, Franklin will build a pilot branding campaign model to celebrate all things that are quintessentially Americana which communities across the country can tailor to their unique local culture in the future.
The month-long celebration will kick off with the Great Americana BBQ Festival, just a few days ahead of September on Saturday, Aug. 26.
That will be followed by a series of events such as Anthony Scarlati’s Portraits of Americana, Fork Fest in Leiper’s Fork, and Mantra Artisan Ale’s Block Party featuring their Americana brew, which all lead into the Americana Music Association’s annual Americana Music Festival and Conference.
AmericanaFest will bring together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, fans and industry professionals for six days of music and education with more than 230 live performances in 40 different venues. The month-long celebration will close with Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival. Justin Timberlake will headline the multi-genre music festival that pairs national touring artists with the beautiful setting of Harlinsdale Farm, the local culture of Franklin, Tennessee, and a family-friendly environment.
For more information on the month-long celebrations planned in Franklin for National Americana Month, visit www.VisitFranklin.com/Americana.
About The Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau
The Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Franklin and the unique communities of Williamson County, Tennessee. The WCCVB stimulates economic growth through the promotion of travel and tourism assets such as history, music, attractions, entertainment, the arts, and events to visitors from around the world. For information on Franklin and Williamson County, visit us on the web at www.VisitFranklin.com.