The Judds will headline a concert in their hometown of Franklin, Tennessee on October 18 to benefit the recently restored Franklin Theatre. The concert is part of the Green Nights concert series that will help sustain the theatre for use by future generations.
“The heart of Franklin is the theater and it’s beating again,” Naomi Judd said. “It never occurred to me that we’d have the thrill of actually performing up on its stage, looking out at smiling familiar neighbors. Pardon me if I shed a tear of nostalgic joy.”
“I love Franklin and knowing that part of it is being kept original is so important to me and my children,” Wynonna Judd said. “I have lived in Franklin since 1978. One of the things I love most is our small town spirit and the way we all hold sacred our unique community. The familiar sights and the beauty I see when cruising down Main Street does my heart good. I am happy and grateful to live in such a special place. I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else on the planet.”
The Heritage Foundation, which headed the restoration of the theatre, will plant a legacy tree in a public space in Williamson County in honor of The Judds’ contribution to the Franklin Theatre. The theatre re-opened to the public on June and is owned and operated by Heritage Foundation. Tickets go on sale September 23 and can be purchased at www.franklintheatre.com.