Myriam Santos

Legendary singer Mavis Staples will be performing in Franklin this fall at a benefit concert for the African American Heritage Society of Williamson County (AAHS). 

On Nov. 12, the four-time Grammy winner will take the stage at Liberty Hall in The Factory at Franklin for A Story to Tell: Mavis Staples. She will be joined by Tommy Sims and Tom Douglas as well as other special guests

“We want to honor and celebrate the legacy of Mavis and the musical legacy that she has been a part of that benefits us all.”, said Alma McLemore, Executive Director of AAHS.

The event, which is being produced by the ERACE Foundation, will begin with a writer’s round hosted by Sims featuring a combination of original songs and some of the Staples family’s most memorable tunes. 

Tickets are $80 per person or $120 per person for premier seating. They can be purchased here.

The African-American Heritage Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts pertaining to Williamson County’s African American culture and increase understanding and appreciation of our heritage for future generations. AAHS is a 501c (3) organization; donations are tax-deductible and may be made online at To make a donation through mail, checks should be made payable to the African American Heritage Society, P. O. Box 681016, Franklin, TN 37068. 

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