New Year’s Eve in Downtown Franklin: Ringing in 2015

As evidenced by our many annual festivals and festive parties, Downtown Franklin knows how to throw a party…. and New Year’s Eve is no exception!

If you’re looking to take in 2015 on and around Main Street, we have many a party to ring in the fresh season. Folks we know hosting bashes and special occasions are:

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BUNGANUT PIG

The restaurant on Columba Avenue will produce another fun New Year’s Eve party, with fan-favorite Groove Addiction–who offers ’70s tunes for plenty of dancing opportunities! Don’t miss the Pig’s energetic pub atmosphere and live performance.

Call 615-794-4777 to make reservations. To make a reservation ahead of time, it is $50 per person. Pricing includes a prime rib dinner, the show, party favors plus a midnight champagne toast. For those procrastinators, it is $20 per person at the door the night of NYE. That price includes the show only.

CORK & COW

The swanky restaurant on Fourth Avenue is offering a four-course meal to usher in the new year–in high style! The gourmet offerings range from seared duck breast and grilled tuna to crab & roasted corn bisque and sous vide shortrib. View the menu here.

The cost for the four-course offering and spending the evening with these swanky folks gourmet meal is $95 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 615-538-6021.

GRAY’S ON MAIN

On December 31 from 8 p.m. ’til 1 a.m., GRAY’S on Main will toast to the New Year while once again nodding to the past with a vintage Vaudeville-themed event titled “Mo-Jazz Revue,” which will include a prix fixe menu, live entertainment and a musical walk-through of the decades featuring Marquee Mayfield. Those who wish to attend can purchase a single ticket for $65 or a couples ticket for $100—each including heavy appetizers, a drink ticket, the Marquee Mayfield performance and a champagne toast.

GRAY’S will also be accepting reservations on its first floor from 5:00 p.m. until midnight for a chef-selected, four-course meal and complimentary glass of champagne for a cost of $75 per person. Guests who wish to participate in both the downstairs chef-selected meal and the New Year’s Eve party can do so for $110 per person.

To purchase tickets for the party or to make first-floor dinner reservations, call (615) 435-3603—limited seating and tickets are available. To learn more about the “Mo-Jazz Revue” New Year’s Eve event at GRAY’S, go here.

KIMBRO’S PICKIN’ PARLOR 

The music venue on S. Margin Street will take a different approach to ringin’ in the New Year! This go ’round, they’re inviting their good friends Daphne & the Mystery Machines, Darrin Bradbury & Adam Burrows to help celebrate. There will be a $20 cover that includes free tapas and a champagne toast at midnight, plus four great local bands! Call (615) 599-2946 for more details, or check out their Facebook page here.

THE FRANKLIN THEATRE & TOMMY DORSEY ORCHESTRA

The historic venue will ring out 2014 and “swing-in” the New Year with an evening of gourmet food, big band music, and dancing. The Franklin Theatre will offer two shows on New Year’s Eve; one for the early birds, and another for those guests who want to celebrate midnight on Main Street. The one-and-only Tommy Dorsey Orchestra will regale Theatre audiences during both sets with its popular big-band tunes.To honor the era that first welcomed the Ca. 1937 Franklin Theatre, the evening promises period swank with a 21stcentury flair from the legendary dance band.

The first show will begin at 6 p.m., and tickets are $75, $80 and $85. The second bash—which always includes dancing—begins at 9:30 p.m. and continues until after midnight. Get tickets here.

For more details on ticketing for this special evening, contact brian@franklintheatre.com.

PUCKETT’S BOAT HOUSE

A favorite of Puckett’s, downtown Franklin is thrilled to have Raven Cliff join PBH on New Year’s Eve to say goodbye to 2014 and hello to 2015! With combined elements of southern rock, traditional country and bluegrass, Raven Cliff has taken the country music scene by storm since their introduction in 2012.

On Wednesday, Dec. 31, Chef Carlos Garcia will offer his own special dinner options, including a seafood-inspired Spanish paella dish and more. Show seating will begin at 9 p.m. before Raven Cliff performs at 10 p.m. The cover is $25 per person, which includes the show and champagne toast at midnight.

Call (615) 790-2309 for dinner and show reservations, or book online at www.puckettsboathouse.com.

PUCKETT’S GRO. & RESTAURANT

If you’ve ever been to a Puckett’s NYE party, you know that it’s the perfect combination of good Southern eats, up-beat live music and friendly fellowship. On Dec. 31, they are hollering for 2015 with a prix fixe meal and a performance by On Call, touted as one of the best cover bands throughout Middle Tennessee! Plan to hear the music of The Doobie Brothers, The Eagles, Eric Clapton, Bob Seger, Steve Miller Band, Rolling Stones, John Mellencamp, Hall & Oates, The Temptations, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder–plus that of Jimmy Buffett, Old Crow Medicine Show and many others!

First show: Dinner is served at 6 p.m. and the show kicks off at 6:45. The $50 cover includes meal and show! Book online here or call 615-794-5527 for dinner reservations.

Second show: Dinner is served at 9 p.m. and the second show kicks off at 10:15. The $60 cover includes meal, live music and champagne toast! Book online here , or call 615-794-5527 for dinner reservations

RED PONY

The sophisticated restaurant on downtown’s Main Street, is offering a four-course dinner to celebrate the upcoming year! Guests can expect menu offerings the likes of lobster sweet potato bisque, smoked salmon blini, scallop & tuna Napoleon, braised short rib, and more!

To see the full menu, click here. The cost for the gourmet meal and a lovely evening is $80 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 615-595-7669.

SAFFIRE RESTAURANT & BAR

Ring in the New Year with family and friends at Saffire Restaurant & Bar! Join them at the historic Factory at Franklin for a specially created three-course, prix-fixe menu with choices including dishes such as tender-braised pork belly, pickled prawns, seared sea scallops, grilled filet mignon, and more! To see the full menu, go here.

The price is $65/person. To make reservations, call 615.599.4995.

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