When it comes to parties, you can always count on Downtown Franklin for a good time and a unique experience!

If you’re looking to take in 2016 on and around Main Street, we have plenty of parties to ring in the new year. Folks we know hosting bashes and special occasions are:



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 a grilled New Zealand lamb rack and beef tenderloin tartare to seared scallops and a jumbo lump crab cake. View the menu here.

The cost for the four-course offering and spending the evening with these swanky folks gourmet meal is $100 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 615-538-6021.


On December 31 from 8 p.m. ’til 1 a.m., GRAY’S on Main will toast to the New Year in fashion with a prix-fixe menu, live entertainment from Daphne & the Mystery Machines and a special guest, who will be announced at a later date. Those who wish to attend can purchase tickets for $25—each including a table for the musical 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. 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 New Year’s Eve event at GRAY’S, go here.


Ring in the New Year at your favorite watering hole on S. Margin Street with music by Brian James & The Revival and Anthony Adams & The Nite Owls! A $30 ticket gets you music from these impressive bands, in addition to an elegant spread of food, party favors and a champagne toast at midnight. In the words of the Kimbro’s — “Leave your resolutions at the door, this is a night to throw down properly.” Call (615) 599-2946 for more details, or check out their Facebook page here. Tickets can be picked up at Kimbro’s ahead of time or online, here.


The historic venue will ring out 2015 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 unforgettable Cab Calloway Orchestra will delight 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 21st century flair from the electric 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.


A favorite of Puckett’s, downtown Franklin is thrilled to have the Rocketmen join PBH on New Year’s Eve to say goodbye to 2015 and hello to 2016! Those wanting to hit the dance floor will not be disappointed with the timeless music of the legendary Elton John, performed by bandmates Perry Barton, Chip Martin, Lance Hoppen and Brady Spencer.

On Thursday, Dec. 31, Chef Donnie Counts will offer his own special dinner options with a special Gulf twist. Show seating will begin at 9 p.m. before the Rocketmen perform at 10 p.m. The cover is $25 per person, which includes the show and a champagne toast at midnight. For those who can’t make the show, we’re offering Chef Donnie’s special pre-fixe menu from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. so nobody misses out!

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


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 2016 with a prix-fixe meal and a performance by The Soulution, a group who bonded over a love of classic blues and R&B, that throws in a few rock gems for good measure.!

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


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 she-crab bisque, chardonnay poached shrimp, seared snapper, a NY strip, and more!

To see the full menu, click here. The cost for the gourmet meal and a lovely evening is $85 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 615-595-7669.


Join family and friends at Saffire Restaurant & Bar, located in the historic Factory at Franklin for a three-course, prix-fixe menu — specially created by executive chef Matt Farley and chef de cuisine Jason Lalacona — with choices including dishes such as wood-fired filet mignon, pan roasted red snapper, smoked half chicken, crisp sweet potato gnocchi, and more! To see the full menu, go here.

The price is $65/person. To make reservations, call 615.599.4995 or visit www.saffirerestaurant.com/reservations/.

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