Head down to the Franklin Theatre on Thursday, April 18 at 8 p  to support Franklin Elementary and hear music from duo O’Shea.

The multi-award winning husband and wife duo O’Shea is one of Australia’s most exciting musical exports. Based in Franklin for the last 3 years, O’Shea have graced some of the world’s most famed stages, from the Grand Ole Opry to the Sydney Opera House, since beginning their musical journey together.

Recipients of seven CMAA Awards (The Australian equivalent of CMAs) and feature CMT’s Artist Discovery program, the duo is bringing together a who’s who of special guests for a special night to remember with all proceeds from the show benefiting the musical program of Franklin Elementary School.

Franklin Elementary is located near the heart of downtown Franklin and has been an integral part of the Franklin community since 1906. The staff embraces children of every culture and background believing this diversity gives the students a global perspective allowing them to recognize and appreciate differences, but in the same respect, understand there are many similarities in all cultures.

Because 43% of the students at Franklin Elementary School come from impoverished homes, the school must rely on the support of the Franklin community to provide excellence in the fine arts programs. The staff of FES focus on educating the whole child and believe instruction in music and art to be key components in improving learning throughout all academic areas.  Experiences in the arts also provide children with non-academic benefits such as the promotion of self-esteem, motivation, cultural exposure and appreciation of diversity.

Join O’Shea and Friends and help raise money for the art and music programs at Franklin Elementary School.  For more information on O’Shea, visit the Franklin Theatre website.