In 2014, the JSO introduced its Affinity Series. Three years and thousands of attendees later, the Affnity Series is becoming Music on Tap. Even with the new name, our goal remains the same: to improve our community by bringing nationally and internationally touring musicians from multiple genres of music into the heart of Downtown Jackson. In addition to the incredible music, each concert features a cash bar and other refreshments, so make a night of it and come share “World Class Music, So Close to Home”!
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See all 5 Music on Tap Concerts for $60.
Saturday, September 29, 2018
No need to travel to Chicago, as the Franke Center’s Downstage Club will be transformed into a traditional Blues Club complete with Chicago beers and snacks. Music for the evening will feature long time Chicago Bluesman Maurice John Vaughn in a rare acoustic duo performance.
Friday, October 12, 2018
The JSO brings world-class Bluegrass Music to the Wax stage. An accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music, Phoebe makes an impressive creative leap with her latest record, Shanti’s Shadow. It’s the culmination of a five year journey that has taken her from her Austin roots through Music Row, Brooklyn, and even to India to study with seventh-generation master violinist Kala Ramnath. Along the way, Phoebe found her voice and delivered her most inspired set of songs to date — the soundtrack to her self-discovery.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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.
Saturday, January 19, 2019
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!
Saturday, February 16, 2019
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!
Saturday, March 16, 2019
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!
Saturday, May 11, 2019
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.