The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN announces the Heritage Ball Late Party, produced by Next Gen Heritage Foundation, as an addition to the 46th annual Heritage Ball experience to be held at Eastern Flank Battlefield Park on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019.

Heritage Ball chairs, Senator and Mrs. Bill Frist, are making the 46th annual Heritage Ball a multigenerational event with the addition of the Heritage Ball Late Party.

“In order to make a difference in our community, it is important to include people of all ages from different mindsets,” said Tracy Frist.  “We are preserving our community for future generations and want to involve everyone’s input to make this a stronger coalition.”

Headed by Next Gen Late Party and Events Co-Chairs Sarah Locker and Katie Lillard, The Heritage Ball Late Party will be held from 8 p.m. to midnight. The black-tie affair will feature hors d’oeuvres, an open bar and dancing.

“Sarah and I are so excited to bring back the Heritage Ball Late Party this year at a time when both growth and preservation efforts in Williamson County are thriving,” said Katie Lillard. “The opportunity to raise awareness of the Heritage Foundation’s goals within the 21 to 40-year-old age bracket is a huge honor and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”

The Next Gen Heritage Foundation group is comprised of preservation-passionate individuals, ages 21-40. The group’s missions include education in local history, preservation of places that matter and furthering a sense of community.  The group further supports the non-profit foundation through volunteering, supporting fundraising efforts and recruiting new members.

The Next Gen host committee includes: Adam Dietrich, chair; Sydney Ball, vice chair; Abby Benson, secretary; Christen Bohanon, communications chair; Lindsay Curtis, networking events chair; Hollie Gorish, festivals co-chair; Chase Harper, festivals co-chair; Tripp King, cornhole chair and Laura Standel, external events chair.

From June 18 to August 30, early bird ticket pricing will be $100 for Next Gen members and $125 for non-members. After August 30, standard ticket pricing will be $125 for Next Gen members and $150 for non-members. Interested non-member guests may purchase a $50 Next Gen membership in the same transaction as his or her ticket purchase in order to take advantage of member pricing. For more information about The Heritage Ball Late Party, visit


About the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN

Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage and promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include The Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield and the Old, Old Jail. The Foundation brings county history to about 3,000 public, private and homeschooled children each year through the Heritage Classroom program and walking tours of downtown Franklin. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, Pumpkinfest and Dickens of a Christmas bring hundreds of thousands of locals and visitors to downtown Franklin each year. The Heritage Foundation owns and operates the “home of first kisses,” The Franklin Theatre, the area’s nationally accredited Main Street Program through the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Downtown Franklin Association, and the organization’s newest division and current restoration and rehabilitation project, Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens. For more information about the Heritage Foundation, visit