A New Americana Festival Roots Itself In Franklin, TN


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Another music festival will be settling in Franklin (near Nashville) this June.

The Cross County Lines Music Festival will take place at The Factory at Franklin, put on by the Americana Music Association. The concert will help raise funds for the program and help test the waters for a potentially expanding annual event.

The initial concert will feature Alison Krauss & Jerry Douglas, Shawn Colvin, Amos Lee, Teddy Thompson, Angel Snow and Sarah Jarosz. The show starts at 8 pm but there is potential for later events to span a full day.

This show will add to the ever growing festival atmosphere that exits throughout the Nashville area during the summer. The show will be on June 1, just a week before this year’s CMA Fest downtown.

While many festivals around Nashville tend to go towards country, this will give way to a more folky sound with Americana, a genre gaining a great deal of popularity through bands such as The Lumineers.

Tickets for the festival go on sale this Friday and start at $45 dollars for general admission.

To find out more about the show and the Americana Music Association, click here.



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