Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee announces Erin Kinsey as the 2019 Franklin Wine Festival headliner with The Winnie Blues as special guests.

Country singer-songwriter, Erin Kinsey, is what industry insiders call a “Triple Threat”. Erin is a gifted songwriter, artist, and highly accomplished musician, playing seven instruments. Erin and her band have been wowing audiences in Texas, Nashville, and as far away as London for several years. Guests will fall in love with Erin’s booming voice, multi-instrument skills, as well as her amazing song catalog.

Musical guests, The Winnie Blues, are local artists, originally from Australia, that draws inspiration from some of the most influential duo’s in music history. From Johnny & June, to Nick & Kylie, Nancy & Lee and Emmlyou & Gram. The Winnie Blues have placed their unique stamp on the Americana music scene through their simple yet powerful formula of two voices, one microphone, one guitar.

The 15th annual Franklin Wine Festival will be held on October 25, 2019 from 7:00 -10:00 p.m. at the Factory in Franklin. The Franklin Wine Festival, presented by Cool Springs Wines & Spirits, and supported by Nissan, offers a truly exceptional wine tasting of more than 300 world-class vintages paired with offerings from 30 top local restaurants creating a one-of-a-kind evening.

In addition to amazing wines and incredible food, guests will enjoy live entertainment, the Bubble Lounge, Whiskey Lounge and Biergarten, plus a silent auction and fundraising competition – King and Queen of the Vines. The Bubble Lounge is an exclusive area of the festival to experience a relaxing, lounge vibe while tasting champagne, Prosecco, and sparkling wines. The Whiskey Lounge, hosted by Messer Construction, will be located in the Jamison Theater which will be transformed into an old-world saloon with rustic wood, whiskey barrels, barn wood bar tops where guests will enjoy a wide variety of exclusive tastings from the top distributors for Whiskey, Bourbon, Scotch. Fine cigars will also be available for purchase to enjoy on the patio. Lastly, the Biergarten will feature a variety of beers from local, regional and nationally renowned beer makers.

General admission tickets for this popular charity event are on sale now at www.FranklinWineFestival.com for $89.00. The VIP Experience is $145.00, and a Designated Driver ticket is $35.00. VIP’s will walk the red carpet with sponsors as well as have early access to the event and silent auction.

Event sponsors include: Cool Springs Wine & Spirits, Nissan, Delta Dental, Western Express, Kroger, First Tennessee Bank, Publix, Jackson National, HCA/Tristar Health, TruStar Marketing, Printers Press, StorePlace Self-Storage, Messer Construction and Draper James.

Hilton Green Hills and Hilton Cool Springs will offer special room rates for attendees. Tiff’s Treats will provide gourmet gift boxes to all VIP attendees as well as gourmet cookies throughout the event and NashRides will provide 10% off transportation for guests that use the code: FWF10.

All restaurants, volunteers and sponsorship inquiries for the Franklin Wine Festival should please contact Helen Demestihas at helen.demestihas@mentorakid.org.

All proceeds from the Franklin Wine Festival benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and allow the organization to offer mentoring programs to young people throughout Middle Tennessee. To date, the annual event has raised over $2 Million for the charity.

This article has been republished from Out & About Nashville, and was part of a series of first-person pieces written by the late Bobbi Williams.

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