The Stages


Frye Midnight Sun Stage

This stage is set in the farm's largest natural amphitheater and will play host to a national lineup of talent on both festival days and will feature design elements inspired by Harlinsdale Farm. Midnight Sun was the Champion Tennessee Walker stallion who stood for 25 years and who is buried at Harlinsdale.


Fender Gold Record Road

This stage is set in a beautiful, rolling natural amphitheater and will also play host to a national lineup of headliners on both festival days. With featured design elements of Harlinsdale and of the music history of the region. The Gold Record Road is a route of connected highways and backroads that courses through New Orleans, the Mississippi Delta, Tupelo, Memphis, Helena and through Nashville to Franklin. It is this very road that fronts Harlinsdale Farm!


George Dickel Kimbro's Harpeth River

This stage is located in a brand new horse arena flanked by grass terraces and is the perfect listening and dancing stage. Patrons will be able to get up close and personal as a great lineup of legendary and new acts play in this wood-clad, country theater with the Harpeth River flowing by just 100 meters away!

The ASCAP Shady Grove Stage presented by City Winery Nashville

Our local stage of ASCAP-curated artists performing in the famed Shady Grove Lounge amidst hammocks and beanbags with fine wines served from the City Winery Barrel Bar. Come check it out!!

Friends of Franklin Parks Lil' Pilgrims

The 2016 Little Pilgrims area is on track to be the most engaging and entertaining area in the entire festival this year! Meet the artists

In addition to renowned children’s musicians, the Little Pilgrim’s Family Stage we will include:

  • On Sunday, we’ll celebrate with the World’s Wyldest Not My Birthday Party, helping all the kids who’ve had a birthday in the last year share a special day together.
  • After each show, the musicians will be available for the kids to meet, and will encourage the youngsters to touch and play their musical instruments.
  • Little pirates will once again be able to climb and play on our Pirate Ship Play Area.
  • Art Wall that anyone will be able to paint on and decorate.
  • We’ve expanded our kids’ activities to include face painting, a balloon artist, and wandering entertainers providing clowning, magic, and juggling for the kids.
  • Our Arts and Crafts area will provide workshops in puppet building, paper airplane folding and coloring, and decorations for our festive Mini Mardi Gras parade!


The Kitch-n-tell stage will be a hotbed of family friendly activities and shows featuring:

  • Magician Michael Dardant, who will also be headlining the Little Pilgrims Stage, will put on more intimate and up-close magic show.
  • Award winning puppeteer Keith Shubert will put on a rollicking puppet show, and Nashville’s own Matthew Laird, who is leading the puppet building workshop, will work with the kids as they put on their own puppet improv show.
  • Celebrated singer-songwriter Alice Peacock will lead a songwriting workshop with the kids helping them write their own song, which they will then perform together.
  • Seven-year-old Parrish Kearney will conduct interviews with some of the musicians, and will help lead an all-kids open mic to encourage creative expression from everyone!

The Fender Art Barn

Join us in the Fender Art Barn and see artist works by Lexie Alexander, Joseph Bibb, Michael Damico, Sorrel Duggen Tapestry Project, Catherine Erb, Anne Goetze, Arthur Kirkby and Michael Weintrob. Meet the Artists!


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September 24 and 25

The Park at Harlinsdale - Franklin, Tennessee