Tag Archives: Franklin Theatre

Justin Townes Earle @ Franklin Theatre / Franklin TN / May 8, 2017

About a dozen or so years ago, I ate lunch every day at the old Wild Oats grocery store in Nashville’s Green Hills. Now the site of Trader Joes, it once was a great communal place to eat lunch and converse with both friends and strangers alike. Sitting alone outside one afternoon, a young lad […]

Jason Isbell @ Franklin Theatre / Franklin TN / January 9, 2017

Attending my first concert of 2017 was a challenge. The first and only e-mail warning about this special benefit show at the Franklin Theatre arrived in my inbox at 10am on a Friday with the short notice that tickets were going on sale at noon. Surely, this scant two hours warning would keep things under […]

Art Garfunkel @ Franklin Theatre / Franklin TN / January 30, 2014

The City of Franklin proudly served as the launching pad for a brief tour by Art Garfunkel. The 72 year-old singer and high vocal half of the famous musical duo returned to the stage after recovering from vocal cord issues.  These struggles set him back considerably since 2010.  Garfunkel limited himself to only 10 dates […]

Street Corner Symphony @ Franklin Theatre / Franklin TN / December 14, 2013

  Back in 2010, I got caught up watching the second season of NBC’s The Sing Off—the American Idol for a cappella groups. Not really one for shows of this type, I got hooked by seeing Ben Folds serve as one of the judges and Nashville singer-songwriter Jeremy Lister front Street Corner Symphony. Street Corner […]

Jerry Douglas Band @ Franklin Theatre / Franklin TN / November 22, 2013

The comfortably-plush Franklin Theatre continues to consistently offer the best in local and national musical talent. Recently, Dobro master Jerry Douglas, a Nashville local, came down to Franklin for back-to-back shows. This first night was a “Christmas Show” with his Jerry Douglas Band.  On the following night, Douglas performed in his “Earls of Leicester” bluegrass […]

DR. JOHN & THE NITE TRIPPERS: Franklin Theatre / Franklin TN / March 29, 2013

The Doctor was in! Last Friday night, Dr. John came to downtown Franklin to medicate a sold-out crowd with a healing potion of New Orleans-flavored jazz and R&B in a soothing 100-minute set. In the process, seeing the 72-year old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer (Class of 2011) knocked another classic artist off my […]

MICHAEL NESMITH: Franklin Theatre / Franklin TN / March 21, 2013

For a long time, I couldn’t figure out why I got sad every time I listened to The Monkees’ song “For Pete’s Sake” which happened to be the closing theme to their popular TV series. One day, it came to me: As a youngster, the song meant that my favorite show was over for the […]