Rodeo fans can get the VIP treatment at the Franklin Rodeo.

New to the rodeo this year is the VIP Corral, Franklin Rodeo’s luxury box style dining and entertainment space. This exclusive group will enjoy an all-inclusive dinner, drinks and a premium rodeo seat for a fun and intimate VIP experience. Corral guests will be seated in the first three rows, get preferred parking, catered food and desserts, and enjoy Jack Daniel’s spirits along with Mantra Artisan Ales and wine by Harvest Beverage Company.

Catered food will include a local barbecue competitor preparing award-winning barbecue the nights of May 17 and 18, and a chuckwagon on-site, featuring cowboy classics on May 19.

Western Events LLC  will add the western flare, creating a fun and western experience. VIP Corral partners are First Citizens National Bank, Jack Daniel’s, Mantra Artisan Ales and Harvest Beverage Company.

Tickets to the VIP Corral are $100 per person and are limited to 100 people per night. Guests must be 21 years of age to enter and each guest receives four adult beverages. There will be no cash bar.

VIP Corral tickets are sold in advance online only; no Corral tickets will be sold at the door.

To purchase a ticket, visit

The rodeo is May 17-19 at the Williamson Co. Ag Expo Park in Franklin. More information on the rodeo can be found at or by calling 615-RODEO-11.


A bull rider attempts to make the eight-second buzzer at the 2017 Franklin Rodeo. VIP Corral guests at this year’s rodeo will have the chance to see the action up close and personal, with more elbow room, catered food, and adult beverages. Photo by Tom Thomson.