This weekend, the Williamson County Parks and Recreation Department will host a showcase of Williamson County’s finest talent at the 1st Annual Academy Park Talent Show. Come cheer on the finalists this Saturday, January 18 and enjoy a night of fun with a variety of entertaining performances. The show will feature a diverse group of singers, comedians, twirlers and other performers selected for the finals from preliminary auditions.

The talent show will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the Williamson County Performing Arts Center at Academy Park, 112 Everbright Avenue, located off of Columbia Avenue just south of historic downtown Franklin.

Local celebrity judges will select the winner. Confirmed judges include: Lisa Spencer, WSMV Channel 4 Weather Team Leader/Meteorologist; Patrick Cassidy, professional stage and screen actor and artistic director of Studio Tenn; Melissa Hurley Cassidy, professional film and television dancer and performer. Tickets are $10 and available at