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Larry & Cheryl Chunn & A Step Ahead

Franklin’s Bluegrass Along the Harpeth fiddlers jamboree returns to the public square July 22-23.

The free event will kick off on Friday evening with performances by Larry & Cheryl Chunn & A Step Ahead and The Fiddle Man-Tim Watson.

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The Fiddle Man-Tim Watson

Saturday will see a variety of musical competitions with individual musicians playing mandolins, banjos and more to full band competitions and some good-old Appalachian flatfoot dancing.

"We're just trying to preserve the art form," Festival founder and chairman Tommy Jackson said in a phone call, adding that attendees can also see square dancing as well as enjoy a variety of food and crafts vendors.

Complete contest rules can be found here, and more information about the event can be found on their website or Facebook page.