Franklin, NC "Pickin' on the Square"

Incorporated 1855

Held on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays, Pickin' on the Square begins on May 11th and will run through October 12th (weather permitting).

For over three decades the Town of Franklin, NC has hosted this FREE event at the Gazebo on the Square in Downtown Franklin from mid-May through mid-October.

Pickin' on the Square begins at 6:00 p.m. (weather permitting) and features live musical entertainment each week. From bluegrass to country and oldies to rock 'n' roll, bring your lawn chair for a great evening of family entertainment during Pickin' on the Square.

Come early and enjoy one of our great restaurants. Food vendors also available.

2024 Pickin' on the Square Schedule

All Pickin’ on the Square concerts begin at 6:00 p.m. and end between 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

May 11 - Jason Passmore (Country / Southern Rock)
May 25 - The Rusty String Band (Bluegrass / Gospel)
June 8 - Paradise 56 (Oldies)
June 22 - Asheville Junction (Bluegrass)
July 13 - The Remnants (Rock / Top 40)
July 27 - Run Katie Run (Country / Rock / Americana)
August 10 - American Blues Club (Traditional Blues)
August 24 - Macon County Line (Country / Southern Rock)
September 14 - Two Weeks Notice (Classic Rock / Country)
September 28 - Arnold Hill (Alternative Rock / Americana Band)
October 12 - Carolina 441 (Southern Rock)

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q: What happens in the event of rain or thunderstorms?
A: In the event of bad weather, an announcement concerning cancellation of Pickin' on the Square will be posted our Franklin Events Facebook Page (click or tap here). If you haven't already, be sure to follow us there!

Q: Are food vendors available?
A: Yes. There are food vendors scheduled for each evening that Pickin' on the Square is held. This season's scheduled vendors vary each evening at Pickin' and include: Ben's Backdraft BBQ, Iron Wok, Thai Spiced, as well a ice cream, lemonade, popcorn, cotton candy, boiled peanuts and more. You can also come early and enjoy one of the great restaurants in Downtown Franklin. This information is also posted on our Franklin Events Facebook Page.

Q: Can we bring coolers?
A: Yes. Coolers are allowed, but alcoholic beverages are not.