Summer is finally here, at last! 

June is here and it’s time to celebrate Fathers Day and the great outdoors! In this month’s issue, we feature unique collections of vintage sports and getaway trips that every dad can appreciate. Our community has so much to offer and there are always events, festivals, concerts or movies in the park that the whole family can enjoy.

Main Street Music Festival

The Heritage Foundation's Main Street Music Festival was held April 29-30 in downtown Franklin. 
Inclement weather caused the event to close early on Sunday but not before thousands turned out for a weekend 
of music, arts and crafts, food and children’s activities.

June 2017 Around Town

The Heritage Foundation of Franklin & Williamson County has named Bari Watson Beasley as its first-ever CEO. A Williamson County resident, Beasley succeeds Executive Director Mary Pearce as head of the non-profit organization.


Last year the first ever Nashville Golf Open (NGO) brought a PGA event to Middle Tennessee. The tournament was a huge success with more than 10,000 attendees, but it wasn’t just your average golf tournament. The NGO also made a huge positive impact on the Middle Tennessee community.

Outkicking his Coverage

Clay Travis is just like any other guy with a beautiful family and a self-directed career that has made him one of the nation’s go-to sources for sports commentary and opinion. Given the fact that the Nashville native has arrived at this juncture well before the age of 40, you might say that he has “outkicked the coverage” in many…

A Vintage Experience at ‘The Old Ball Game’

Take me out to the ball game, where the rules are from the 1860s, every player has a nickname and no one wears a glove. We're talking about vintage base ball. From relic, hand-stitched uniforms to the camaraderie often missing from sports today, vintage base ball transports fans and participants to another time to enjoy America's pastime. The Tennessee Association…

Nashville Sports with Clay Travis

Clay Travis isn’t just the host of a hit sports talk show with listeners in every state and more than a million followers on social media. He’s a Nashville native and astute observer of the local sports landscape, including its history and where it may be going.

The Health Condition No One Wants to Talk About

People like talking about their health. It’s not uncommon to hear folks openly discussing their blood pressure, their kid’s nut allergies or posting about their gluten-free diet. But rarely do you hear anyone talking about their incontinence issues. Rather than discussing it with friends, family or even health providers, many choose simply to suffer in silence.

Tell Dad to Get Out of Town

It’s that time again. Time to honor the man who has toiled and sacrificed for his family to gain greater opportunity than he had himself. He sees the value of instilling faith, integrity, hard work and commitment into the lives of his children, often by his own example. Through failures and successes, he has beamed with great pride and joy!

Happy Fathers Day! 
Now, go do your chores.

Fathers Day at my house begins around 6 a.m. with a gentle nudge and heartfelt greeting from my adoring son, Sam: “Ed?” (That's right; we’re on a first-name basis.) “Can I have the iPad?”

The Cure for Every 
Guitarist’s Worst ‘Hangover’

If you know the exhilaration that comes from bringing home a brand new guitar, you’re probably familiar with the discomfort that comes from attaching a cheap nylon strap to your beautiful new instrument and hanging it over your shoulder. But Greg Bennett came up with a cure for every guitarist’s worst hangover and it bears the name of his adopted…