The Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has announced that Jars of Clay will perform at the 33rd annual Dickens of a Christmas.

In 2004, Jars of Clay founded the nonprofit organization Blood:Water. The organization focuses on supporting African civil society organizations that are working to end the HIV/AIDS and water crises in their home communities. Blood:Water will have a booth at the festival to raise awareness of this ongoing crisis. The free live performance will take place at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 in the Public Square in Historic Downtown Franklin.

The Heritage Foundation’s Dickens of a Christmas, presented by First Citizens National Bank, is a Victorian themed street festival that takes place every December in Historic Downtown Franklin. Joining the arts and crafts vendors, there will be over 200 musicians, dancers and characters strolling the streets. For the first time, there will also be ice-skating on the Public Square on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information about Dickens of a Christmas, presented by First Citizens National Bank, or the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, visit www.WilliamsonHeritage.org. For more information about Jars of Clay’s Blood:Water, visit www.bloodwater.org.

About the Heritage Foundation

Since 1967, the nonprofit group has been dedicated to protecting and preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic, and cultural heritage of Williamson County and to promote the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. For more information on the Heritage Foundation, visit www.williamsonheritage.org.