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The Franklin Theatre To Host Classic Rock Legends on Friday, May 31

The Franklin Theatre To Host Classic Rock Legends on Friday, May 31

Jason Scheff of Chicago and Tommy DeCarlo of Boston set for two performances

FRANKLIN, TN. (May 10, 2024) – The Franklin Theatre is thrilled to welcome two lead singers of Classic Rock, Jason Scheff, a longtime lead singer of Chicago, and Tommy DeCarlo, a former lead singer of Boston, to its historic stage for two performances on May 31, 2024. This set of shows is part of the venue’s “Classic Rock & Pop” series.

Backed by Nashville’s legendary Sixwire, the show will feature two great sets of classic rock music from each of the frontmen. The first performance begins at 6:00 p.m., with a second following directly at 9:00 p.m.

Spanning the soundtrack of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s, fans will enjoy the timeless ballads of Chicago and the guitar-driven rock music of Boston, including all known and loved hits. Over 15 million fans have attended a live concert featuring either Jason or Tommy’s signature high-tenor lead vocals.

Jason Scheff joined Chicago in 1985 as lead singer/songwriter/bass player, and went on to perform thousands of live concerts spanning four decades, during a non-stop touring and recording career with the band. In that season, Jason contributed vocals, bass, keyboards, and songwriting across 17 Chicago albums and 98 songs, including lead vocals on the 1986 Number Three Billboard Hot 100 chart hit single, “Will You Still Love Me?”

Tommy DeCarlo joined Boston in 2008, following the 2007 passing of Brad Delp. He performed on every tour thereafter, most recently in 2017. In 2013, Tommy sang four songs on Boston’s sixth and latest studio album, Life, Love & Hope, including the title track.

Since their debut on Warner Brothers Records, the members of Sixwire have been one of the busiest bands to come out of Nashville. Aside from playing on countless hit records, the musicians have written hits for many top artists, and toured with hundreds. The band’s television credits include USA Network’s Nashville Star, FOX’s Next Great American Band, CMT’s Next Superstar, and ABC’s drama Nashville. Additionally, the band has performed at Super Bowls 51, 54, and 56, plus The Daytona 500, an NHL All-Star Game, and were ESPN’s first-ever house band for the 2019 NFL Draft.

Jason Scheff and Tommy DeCarlo perform two shows at The Franklin Theatre on May 31, 2024 at 6:00 and 9:00 p.m. For ticket information, or call 615- 538-2076. The Franklin Theatre is a division of the nonprofit Heritage Foundation of Williamson County, TN.

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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

Since 1967, the Heritage Foundation of Williamson County has been dedicated to preserving Williamson County’s architectural, geographic and cultural heritage as well as promoting the ongoing revitalization of downtown Franklin in the context of historic preservation. Notable projects include The Franklin Theatre, Roper’s Knob, parts of the Franklin battlefield and the Old, Old Jail. Events and festivals produced by the Heritage Foundation such as Main Street Festival, the Heritage Ball, PumpkinFest and Dickens of a Christmas bring an estimated 300,000+ locals and visitors to downtown Franklin each year, creating more than $10 million in economic impact annually. The Heritage Foundation owns and operates The Franklin Theatre, Downtown Franklin Association, Franklin Grove Estate & Gardens, and its newest historic adaptive reuse project, The History & Culture Center of Williamson County. For more information about the Heritage Foundation, visit