Fireworks Nixed but Blues Festival and Carnival Still on Common Saturday


Above, Duppy Conqueror performing Friday night.

Friday’s Carnival drew bigger crowds than on Thursday, and the crowd-pleasing Duppy Conqueror, a Bob Marley tribute band, delivered two high-energy sets of Reggae music as evening setttled in. And while the crowds surged and music fans swayed to the lilting beat, it was time to deal with a very tough choice for Joe Carmignani and Paul Kortick, the leaders of the Franklin July 4 Coalition. More to the point, the fireworks company explained that they needed more hours of dry weather on Saturday than Mother Nature seemed likely to provide, in order to safely set up for an evening show. So, this year at least, there will be no fireworks in Franklin.

But the Carnival and Blues Festival are still a go!

The carnival and food booths open at noon and stay open until 10 pm on Saturday.

The Second Annual Blues Festival (free admission) starts at noon, also, with the following acts running the balance of the day:

  • 12‐1:30pm: Padula Trio Plus One
  • 2‐3:30: Neal & The Vipers
  • 4‐5:30pm: Ed Peabody and the Big Blue Thang
  • 6‐7:30pm: Mike Crandall Bandblues
  • 8‐9:30pm: Sugar Ray & The Bluetones
  • Valid: Thursday, June 30 from 6pm-close
  • Valid: Saturday, July 2 from 12pm-5pm
  • Valid: Sunday, July 3 from 12pm-5pm
  • Valid: Monday, July 4 from 12pm-5pm


Temple Etz Chaim Food Booth

The Temple volunteers have been serving up a summery mix of big tasty pretzels and lemonade made from fresh squeezed lemons – and a raffle, too! And during the sabbath they are getting welcome support from volunteers of the Federated Church!

According to the website, Temple Etz Chaim is a Reform Jewish community “which encourages a journey towards spiritual fulfillment through Jewish education of both adults and children, communal worship and social activities. We are committed to guaranteeing equal rights in all matters and to Tikkun Olam – the healing of the world – beginning at our home and reaching beyond to the global community.”


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