Music on Tap





The Music On Tap Concert Series is a collaboration between The Franke Center for the Arts in Marshall and Jackson Symphony Orchestra’s Weatherwax Hall.

Folk, Americana, Rock, Jazz, Blues etc.  Great music across multiple genres with the great live performance being the common thread. See these performers in an intimate setting while you still can; they’re headed for the big time.

Concert Schedule


Saturday, January 12, 2019
Franke Center

The Franke Center’s popular Pub Night returns in 2019 with one of Michigan’s best Irish bands, Blackthorn. Featuring traditional songs of emigration, sea shanties, lively jigs and reels, and ancient airs combined with some of Ireland’s best contemporary songs, Blackthorn creates a musical experience that captures the history and legend of Ireland and its people.








Hot Jazz on a Cold Night with The Paxton/Spangler Band

Saturday, January 19, 2019
Weatherwax Hall

JSO’s Music on Tap series brings the great sounds of The Paxton/Spangler Band to the Wax Stage. They’ll have you tapping your toes and singing along! Get rid of those winter blues and come joing us for a night of great live music!







UnValentines Show with Jamie-Sue Seal, John Latini & Dave Boutette

Saturday, February 16, 2019
Weatherwax Hall

JSO’s Music on Tap series brings Jamie-Sue Seal, John Latini and Dave Boutette back to the Wax Stage for another fun night of song about the other side of love. Come see what had everybody laughing, singing along and cheering last time they were here!









Kentucky Bourbon Night Travis Meadows

Saturday, May 4, 2019
In the Downstage Club at The Franke Center

The Franke Center’s Music on Tap series brings

One of Nashville’s most revered songwriters, Travis Meadows brings his country influenced music to The Franke Center’s intimate Downstage Club for what promises to be a great evening of entertainment. Performing as a duo, Meadows is known for his unforgettable live performances, and his ability to draw the audience into his life experiences through his storytelling.






Irish Festival with Heron Valley

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Weatherwax Hall

JSO’s Music on Tap series brings Heron Valley to the Wax Stage for a night of traditional Celtic music to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Heron Valley are an energetic, young folk band from Scotland who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, Country and Bluegrass styles. Last year’s Irish Festival was a sellout, so make sure to get your tickets early!







American Roots with Frances Luke Accord

Saturday, May 11, 2019
Weatherwax Hall

JSO’s Music on Tap series brings The Frances Luke Accord to The Wax for an evening of incredible songs and harmonies with Frances Luke Accord. They are what NPR’s Mountain Stage calls “the definition of lean-in music.” Their soulful, effortless branch of indie-folk is orchestrated with spare and sophisticated acoustic threads woven into a lush backdrop for their intimate melodies.









Franke Center 

214 Mansion Street

Marshall, MI

Box Office: 269.781.0001

Weatherwax Hall

215 West Michigan Ave

Jackson, MI 49201

Box Office: 517-782-3221