Music on Tap

The Music On Tap Concert Series is a collaboration between The Franke Center for the Arts and Jackson Symphony Orchestra, with shows taking place at The Franke Center’s Downstage Club and JSO’s newly renovated Weatherwax Hall.

Folk, Americana, Rock, Jazz, Blues– Music on Tap showcases great music across multiple genres, with 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!

IRISH PUB NIGHT

WITH KENNEDY’S KITCHEN

JANUARY 11, 2020 • FRANKE CENTER, MARSHALL

Now a Franke Center January tradition, this year’s event features the award-winning six-piece Celtic band Kennedy’s Kitchen from South Bend, Indiana. Enjoy an evening of music and storytelling with traditional Irish instruments, outstanding vocals, and good cheer!

 

 

 

CABIN FEVER / UP NORTH MUSIC

WITH TROLL FOR TROUT

JANUARY 18, 2020 • WEATHERWAX HALL, JACKSON
JSO’s Music on Tap series brings a great evening of “Up-North Music” to help ease your case of Cabin- Fever with Michigan’s own, Troll for Trout (T4T). T4T is about a lifestyle. It’s that exciting feeling of leaving work early on a beautiful Friday afternoon and pointing your vehicle North. It’s about camping, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, hiking, cooking outside, good conversation around a campfire, reflecting, reading, and relaxing.

 

 

 

COOL JAZZ

WITH THE BEN ROSENBLUM TRIO

FEBRUARY 15, 2020 • WEATHERWAX HALL, JACKSON
Award-winning jazz pianist, composer and accordionist Ben Rosenblum has been described as “mature beyond his years,” (Jon Neudorf, Sea of Tranquility), and as an “impressive talent” (C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz), who “caresses [the music] with the reverence it merits” (Bob Doerschuk, Downbeat Magazine). His original music combines his extensive knowledge of the history of jazz with a free-wheeling, modern melodic sensibility and powerful narrative approach to the piano.

 

 

 

COUNTRY/ROCK 

WITH FANGS AND TWANG

FEBRUARY 22. 2020 • FRANKE CENTER, MARSHALL
Get ready for a fun night of music in the intimate Downstage Club as Ypsilanti, Michigan’s talented band Fangs and Twang take to the stage! Featuring a repertoire that covers anything from Country Rock to Heavy Metal, this creative and talented trio is sure to entertain!

 

 

IRISH FESTIVAL

WITH THE FOUNDING

MARCH 14, 2020 • WEATHERWAX HALL, JACKSON
The Founding is a Progressive Folk band with Celtic roots from Kalamazoo, Michigan. With their timeless, energetic, and powerful approach to songwriting, they strive to constantly push the boundaries of the Irish and Scottish music traditions. This young band has performed at venues throughout the United States, making appearances at such notable events as the Michigan Irish Music Festival, the Boston Irish Festival, and The Austin Celtic Festival, and many more.

 

 

 

SINGER-SONGWRITER SHOWCASE

WITH JOHN D. LAMB

MAY 9, 2020 • WEATHERWAX HALL, JACKSON
Our old friend John D. Lamb returns with another of his very popular Songwriter Showcases. Those who have attended these concerts in the past know that John uses his deep connections in the Michigan songwriting community to fill the stage with amazing talent. John is the consummate MC and lends his considerable songwriting chops to an evening that is sure to once again impress the Weatherwax Hall audience!

 

 

 

The Franke Center for the Arts

214 E. Michigan Ave.
Marshall, MI 49068

Weatherwax Hall

215 West Michigan Ave
Jackson, MI 49201
Box Office: 517-782-3221