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”!
Music on Tap Season Tickets
10 tickets to 10 Music on Tap Concerts for $125.
The Un-Valentines Show
February 17, 2018
“The Un-Valentine’s Show-Songs & Tales Of Unforgiveness, Heartbreak, Dysfunction And Revenge” brings together three of Michigan’s favorite singers and songwriters. Jamie-Sue Seal and John Latini have taken the Un-Valentine’s Show on the road with their talented songwriter friend; Dave Boutette. The songs are presented in a round robin and politically incorrect fashion covering topics such as stalking, love triangles, and a magician who accidentally makes his wife disappear. Whether you love or hate Valentine’s Day, this show promises to be entertaining and humorous.
Irish Festival with Skipper’s Alley
March 16, 2018
This year’s Irish Festival brings another band from Ireland to The Wax stage to perform traditional Irish music. Skipper’s Alley are a 7-piece ensemble whose dynamic take on traditional Irish music has garnered wide critical praise and featured on such diverse stages as The Late Late Show, La Festival Interceltique de Lorient, and the Irish Embassy in Zambia. Described by The Irish Times as “gloriously three-dimensional”, the group spring from harp-accompanied Sean-Nós songs to feral, unkempt sets of reels, creating a sound that is both “scintillating” and “a model of tender delicacy” (David Kidman, The Living Tradition).
American Roots with Brian Dunne
April 14, 2018
Weatherwax Hall favorite Brian Dunne returns to The Wax stage, this time as a headliner. Brian’s new record is entitled Bug Fixes & Performance Improvements and it was released in the summer of 2017 as the follow up to his 2015 release, “Songs From The Hive”. He plays close to 300 shows a year and as he tells it, “I’ve played for anybody and everybody, played everywhere anyone would take me; living rooms, cafes, clubhouses, big theaters, small theaters, movie theaters, listening rooms, college cafeterias, etc. Boasting nearly 300 shows in the year and a half that followed, I ended up finding myself in some surprisingly cool circumstances– and some uncool ones (statute of limitations does not yet allow for me to reveal details). But what I found most liberating was that being a relative unknown had it’s perks– I was beholden to nothing. No one was expecting anything of me.”
April 28, 2018
The Franke Center for the Arts is excited to present Richard Buckner as part of our Music On Tap Concert Series, a collaboration with the Jackson Symphony’s Weatherwax Hall. A Critically acclaimed Singer/Songwriter, Buckner has attained cult status in the American alternative music scene with his brilliant solo performances and expressive lyrics.