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July 22, 2024

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How to Celebrate Mustang Heritage Week in Tennessee

The Mustang Heritage Foundation is celebrating Mustang Heritage Week in Tennessee at the Williamson County Agricultural Exposition Park June 17-23, 2024. This is a week celebrating an American Icon, the wild Mustang and their impact.

Mustang Heritage Foundation is sponsoring the Mustang Heritage Spectacular, a 4-day, 3 show event at the Williamson County Agricultural Exposition Park. The arena floor will feature The Extreme Mustang Makeover, a Celebrity Freestyle Challenge and an Open Show.

In addition, check out over 100 vendors featuring apparel, art, health products, jewelry, boots, hats and more. Food vendors with supreme roasted coffee, freeze dried candy, BBQ, ice cream, roasted nuts, unique beverages and concessions operated by local Williamson County non-profits as fund-raisers.

Kicking off on Friday, June 14, the Equestrian Legacy Radio All American Mustang will host a Trail Ride to True West Campground in Jamestown. Then on Tuesday, June 18, Music for Mustangs, headlined by legendary songwriter artist, Skip Ewing and Horsepower 307 will take place at the Texas Troubadour Theatre on Music Valley Drive. Other acts lending their music voice to saving the Mustang include William Lee Golden and the Goldens, Ira Dean, John Berry, Twitty and Lynn, Rick Monroe and the Hitmen, Stephanie Quayle, Garrett Bradford, Ryan Larkins, CJ Field, Sarah Beth Terry, Brady Seals, and some special drop-in special guests. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.

On Wednesday, June 19th, Stable Reserve Distillery hosts Wild Horses and Whiskey which is an art, whiskey-tasting and musical reception free to the public which highlights Mustang and Western Art from local artists. A portion of the proceeds for the sales of this evening benefit the Mustang Heritage Foundation.

The Silent Auction is an online event during the week leading up to and during Mustang Heritage Week and includes rare collectibles and luxury items like a signed Jimmy Buffett guitar, Charlie Daniels’ signed fiddle, a signed Taylor Swift photo collage, Lainey Wilson’s signed guitar and items from Garth Brooks, the Beatles, Johnny Cash and literally things you cannot find anywhere else.

Mustang Heritage Week At-a-Glance

Tuesday, June 18

  • Equestrian Legacy Radio/Mustang Heritage All American Mustang Trail ride to True West Campground – Jamestown, TN

Wednesday, June 19

  • Music for Mustangs – Texas Troubadour Theatre, Music Valley Dr. Nashville TN – Headlined by Skip Ewing and Horsepower 307
  • Also featuring William Lee Golden and the Goldens, Ira Dean, Twitty and Lynn, Ryan Larkins, Brady Seals, John Berry, Stephanie Quayle, Rick Monroe and the Hitmen, Garrett Bradford, Sarah Beth Terry, CJ Field – 6:30-9:30 – Tickets atΒ Eventbrite.

Thursday, June 20

  • Wild Horses and Whiskey – Stable Reserve Distillery – Franklin, TN – FREE – an art and Whiskey tasting event with music spotlighting Mustangs and Western lifestyle. 6:30 pm until 9pm
  • Clinic with Skip Ewing – The Horse/Human Bond

Friday, June 21

  • Mustang Heritage Spectacular – Opening Day $10 or weekend pass
  • Shopping with over 100 vendor spaces, food, apparel, art, music and more.
  • Preliminary Competition for the Extreme Mustang Makeover

Saturday, June 22

  • Mustang Heritage Spectacular – Extreme Mustang Makeover Finals – $20 or weekend pass
  • Shopping experience with entertainment
  • Mustangs that have gone from pickup to Performance in only 120 Days.
  • Mustang Heritage Spectacular – Celebrity Freestyle Competition/Extreme Mustang Auction – $20 or weekend pass
  • Special Botulism Lecture from Dr. Corey Payne
  • The top celebrities in the Mustang World compete for one of the largest purses in Mustang competition. Bobby Kerr, Dan James, Elisa Wallace, The Deden Family, Elliot Holtzman, Mark Lyon, Ginger Duke, Justis Jacobs, and Mirka Crew
  • VIP Taste of TN Party – is an extra $75 Ticket and includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and two drinks
  • Backstage Passβ€”An Extra $25 Ticket. 100 exclusive guests will get a chance to go down into the arena to meet our celebrities and take photos with Cobra, the 3-strike Mustang, who is in the Equus Hall of Fame.

Sunday, June 23

  • Mustang Heritage Spectacular – Cowboy Church and Open Show – $20 or weekend pass
  • Shopping the Spectacular Expo until 4pm.
  • All Mustang Heritage Spectacular Horse and Expo Events take place at the Williamson County Agricultural Exposition Park located at 4215 Long Lane, Franklin, TN 37064.

Admission is $10/Thursday, $20/Fri-Sat-Sun, Weekend Pass $50 and Kids 10-under FREE.

For more information, please visitΒ www.mustangheritagefoundation.org.

 

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.