07 / 18 / 2016
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2nd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival

The Franklin Cultural District Committee is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the 2nd Annual Franklin Cultural Festival from Wednesday, July 27 to Saturday, July 30, 2016.

The Franklin Cultural Festival Committee will supervise and facilitate the performances and fine arts/culinary arts events during the Festival. Individuals, businesses, and organizations may wish to have events/performances before or after the Festival dates. 

While the Festival Committee’s work is limited to these four (4) days, it will include other cultural events/performances in program materials. To be included in the Festival, as well as in the program materials, the information needs to follow the submission guidelines and all information needs to be submitted by July 18, 2016 at 5:00 PM. 

Applications to participate in the fine arts, performing arts, or culinary arts events associated with the Festival may be obtained from the Cultural District Steering Committee members or requested by email. The Franklin Cultural District Steering Committee includes: Alan Mercer, Roberta Trahan, Sue Sheridan, Jim Schultz, Stephen Sherlock, and Pandora Carlucci. 


Here's the schedule of events and happenings...


Wednesday, July 27, Franklin Town Common

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Art Activities – Sidewalk Chalk, Face Painting, Block Painting and Plein air Painting

5:45 PM – Opening Ceremony

6:00 PM – Electric Youth

Wednesday, July 27, THE BLACK BOX

8:30 PM: One-Acts

Thursday, July 28, the Historical Museum

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM – The Fiddling Thomsons

Thursday, July 28, Franklin Town Common

6:30 PM to 7:30 PM – Laughter Yoga, by the statue

8:00 PM - Shakespeare on the Common at the gazebo

Friday, July 29, Franklin High School

11:00 AM – Performances by Chorus Camp, Summer Glee, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Elementary Strings and Summer Orchestra, FHS Auditorium

Friday, July 29, Sculpture Park

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Kevin Wolfe, Classical Soft Rock

Friday, July 29, Franklin Town Common

8:00 PM - Shakespeare on the Common, at the gazebo

Saturday, July 30

Check our website: www.franklinsculturalfestival.org

THE BLACK BOX, Inside & outside, under the Festival tent

Culinary Arts – 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - Taste of Franklin … enjoy the food!

Visual Arts – Afternoon and evening – featuring Franklin Art Association and Robot Designs

Performing Arts – 12:45 PM to 10:oo PM


12:45 PM Emma Newton, Voice and Harp

2:00 PM Brent Selby, Cello and Keun Young Sun, Piano

3:15 PM LiveARTS - Don Krishnaswami, viola and Ann Sears, piano

4:30 PM Heath Nisbett, Flamenco guitar

6:00 PM Kaye Kelly, Guitar

6:30 PM One Acts


1:15 PM Stefilia's Stone

2:30 PM  Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli

3:45 PM Jamie Barrett

5:00 PM  Jim Henry with Stephanie Marshall & Susan Cattaneo of The Boxcar Lilies

7:30 PM Victims of Gravity

9:00 PM Soiree

10:00 PM Closing Ceremony


Check our website: www.franklinsculturalfestival.org

Contact Us

Phone: (508) 473-1490

Address: 258 Main Street
PO Box 421 Milford, MA 01757
Email: raywmrc@gmail.com

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