ANIMAL CENTER TEAMS UP WITH FRANKLIN THEATRE FOR “PUPPY SONGS LIVE!”
Adoptable dogs from Williamson County Animal Center (WCAC) will take to the stage at The Franklin Theatre on Saturday, September 16 as part of the “Puppy Songs Live!” matinee performance by creator, Matt Hobbs. Tickets are for sale from the theatre’s website beginning Friday, August 12 with prices ranging $30 to $45 each.
Fans of Puppy Songs will recognize viral hits like “Cheese Tax”, “Big Stretch”, and “Stuck On My Teefs” as well as other wholesome songs celebrating life with dogs. “Music and dogs both have a unique way of bringing people together,” said Hobbs. “That’s why I love this project so much; writing songs about dogs makes me really happy. I can’t wait to sing some songs, tell some stories, and hang out with the good folks in Franklin!”
Hobbs hopes that his work also raises awareness about adoptable pets at overcrowded shelters across the country. So much so that he is sharing his stage with dogs from WCAC during brief, scheduled breaks throughout the 90-minute show. During these short interludes, WCAC staff will bring a dog from the shelter on stage and share with the audience what they know about the dog’s temperament and demeanor. Audience members then have an opportunity to meet with some of the dogs outside of the venue after the show.
All cats and dogs adopted from WCAC are spayed or neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations. Kittens, adult cats and adult dogs are available to approved applicants for $50 each, $85 for puppies.
“As a Williamson County resident, I am excited for members of our community to listen to Matt’s unforgettable tunes while also meeting adoptable pups from the shelter,” said the show’s producer, Amy Sapp. “If you’re looking for an afternoon of smiles and joy, this event is for you!”
ABOUT MATT HOBBS
Born and raised in New Orleans, Matt Hobbs is a songwriter and producer who loves creating songs that tell interesting stories and connect with people. Matt lives in Atlanta, GA, with his wife and their two dogs, Leni and Marley (AKA Mar Pup) who inspire a seemingly endless supply of song ideas.
Outside of Puppy Songs, Matt writes and produces original songs for himself and other artists – and creates songs for advertising, TV, film, and live events. Matt is also a long-time music director and accompanist at Dad’s Garage Theatre in Atlanta.
Matt was named “Reader’s Pick – Best Songwriter” by Creative Loafing ATL in 2019.
ABOUT THE FRANKLIN THEATRE
Following a complete restoration by the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County in 2011, the historic Franklin Theatre (Est. 1937), re-opened its doors as a state-of-the-art live music venue featuring performances by world-renowned artists. The theatre also honors its heritage by continuing to show movies. The Theatre’s mission is to provide world-class, diverse performing arts experiences to residents and visitors alike and to be a platform for local philanthropic engagement and education, all delivered with unparalleled guest service. For more information about The Franklin Theatre, visit www.franklintheatre.com.
ABOUT WILLIAMSON COUNTY ANIMAL CENTER
WCAC’s mission is to make things better for animals in Williamson County, Tennessee through adoption, education, enforcement and pet population control. WCAC believes that the best way to make things better for animals is to engage people by collaborating with community members to find a good home for every adoptable pet, slow pet population growth, end animal neglect and abuse and be a positive resource for the community.
Located at 1006 Grigsby Hayes Court in Franklin, WCAC is open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The shelter closes to the public on Sundays.