The Tennessee Gateway Chamber Orchestra is delighted to announce a five-day music festival that will take place in Clarksville, Franklin and Fort Campbell. This event will feature performances from string quartets and the entire Gateway Chamber Orchestra. Moreover, The Franklin Theatre has partnered with local video production companies and The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) to provide non-profit organizations with the opportunity to shoot promotional videos for The Big Payback, the CFMT's annual 24-hour giving event. The Franklin Theater has been a major addition to Franklin's Main Street, and it has sparked a new focus on music and art in Williamson County.
This event was held to celebrate the premiere of a film and to raise funds for the non-profit organization The Franklin Theater. We are proud to be able to promote our mission of providing world-class performing arts experiences to Williamson County's diverse residents and visitors. We would like to thank our staff for their hard work in producing this high-quality event, our advisory board for their continued leadership and oversight, our members of the 1937 Society, our donors to the Franklin Theater, and everyone who attended on Wednesday. Special thanks go out to our in-kind event partners: Cromwell Media, 102.1 The Ville, Menu Maker Catering, Leiper's Fork Distillery, Curio Brewing Company and Bite Club Baked Goods. The guest speaker during the event was Juan Amaya Jr.
Parking was available at the Sun City Social Center, at number 2 on Texas Drive, and across the street, at the Activity Center, at number 1 on Texas Drive. Seven hundred folding chairs were placed in the monument as seats for the event. Guests were also welcome to bring their own folding chairs and sit in the square under the trees. The Sun City Community Association served refreshments on the Social Center patio after the ceremony. The event was free and open to the public.
In case of rain, it was held in the ballroom of the Social City Social Center, 2 Texas Drive. Williamson County has also signed a contract with FloodMapp to access the world's first operational flood information to improve emergency preparedness, response and recovery during floods. The Williamson County Clerk's Office offers residents a way to better protect their homes or businesses from real estate fraud. The historic Franklin Theater will be celebrating its fifth anniversary in June and is inviting everyone in the community to join them for a special series of free movies, behind-the-scenes tours and a music concert as a way of thanking them for helping turn it into an important cultural center in such a short time.