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Arts & Entertainment

Franklin’s Taste of Scotland weekend is rapidly approaching and tickets are available now for the Taste of Scotland Clan Dinner. The event will be held Thursday, June 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Tartan Hall at Franklin’s First Presbyterian Church.

The buffet style meal will feature pot roast and gravy, mashed potatoes w/ rutabagas, peas, salad, soup, scones and apple crisp. Live Scottish and Celtic music will accompany the meal.


Gary Carden will present his new book, “Appalachian Bestiary,” Thursday, June 12, 7 p.m. in the Macon County Public Library Meeting Room for this month’s Thursdays at the Library program.

The book features "wondrous creatures that run the gamut from whimsy to spine-tingling terror. All are drawn from the oral tradition of the southern mountains.”

Books will be available for sale and signing at the event.

The library is located at 149 Siler Farm Rd, Franklin. For more information, call (828)524-3600.


Guitars, fiddlers, cloggers and singers entertained visitors and residents alike in downtown Franklin over the Memorial Day weekend.

At the gazebo on the square, local favorite C-Square performed on Friday night and bluegrass band Macon Grass performed Saturday.

Musicians also appeared in downtown cafes providing music with the evening’s refreshments.



Country music icon Loretta Lynn will be coming to the Smoky Mountain Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, June 6, and with tickets virtually sold out, the event is sure to bring people from all over the southeast to Franklin.

With a career that spans 50 years, there is no denying why Lynn has been dubbed the “First Lady of Country Music,” and her continued success and devoted fans have earned her a long list of awards and accomplishments that makes her a true country music legend.

As the most awarded woman in country music, it is no surprise that Lynn’s performance at Franklin's 1,500 seat theater is sold out. Lynn has earned four Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, eight Broadcast Music Incorporated awards, 12 Academy of Country Music awards, and 26 fan-voted Music City News awards. She was the first woman in country music to receive a certified gold album, the first woman to be named Entertainer of the Year by the Country Music Association, and the first female country music artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. She was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1988 and the Country Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999. Lynn has written more than 160 songs, released 60 albums, and sold 45 million records worldwide.


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