Student Performance Opportunities
Nashville is MUSIC CITY because music of all genres is written, recorded and performed here. Don’t miss the opportunity for your students to PERFORM on one of Music City’s famous stages…
Belle Meade Plantation – Perform in front of an 1890s Carriage House located on the heart of the 30 acres of lush historic property just 7 miles from downtown Nashville.
Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - Student groups can perform preshow by special arrangement with the Group Sales Department.
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Student groups can perform preshow by special arrangement with the Group Sales Department. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – Music City Showcase provides an excellent opportunity for the many performance groups visiting Nashville to perform to an audience at the museum. Groups range from small ensembles of 20 or less to marching bands of up to 100 members.
Fontanel offers student performance opportunities in their Studio Gallery.
General Jackson Showboat – Student performance program available prior to midday cruises only, March–October. Student performance area is conveniently located in the boarding area for groups up to 90. No dressing or warm-up facilities, amplification, shelter or seating provided. Midday lunch cruise ticket purchase is required.
Grand Ole Opry – Student groups are welcome to perform for crowds in the Opry Plaza prior to seeing a Grand Ole Opry show February– October. Three performance times for groups up to 125 are available prior to every show and must be scheduled in advance. Each group is given a 20-minute performance time and recognition. No dressing or warm-up facilities, amplification, shelter or seating provided. Grand Ole Opry ticket purchase is required.
The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson – Student groups can perform before or after their tour in the Visitor Center breezeway, back porch of Jackson’s home and other areas of the property. Advanced reservations required.
The Johnny Cash Museum - Choirs and bands of up to 50 can perform in the museum and a Cash family member will greet student groups of up to 30 or more.
Nashville Shores – Student performance opportunities may be available with advanced request. Lagoon Pool stage and Beach stage offered.
Nashville Zoo - Nashville Zoo has several outdoor performance locations for bands, choirs and drama groups of all sizes. Performance locations are located in high traffic areas of the Zoo. More than 800,000 guests visit Nashville Zoo annually, so there will be plenty of guests to enjoy your group’s performance. Please contact Jim Bartoo at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions about performance opportunities.
Opry Mills – Student groups can perform on the Opry Mills Entertainment Stage.
Ryman Auditorium – Known for acoustic quality second only to the Mormon Tabernacle, the Ryman Auditorium welcomes student performance groups. Acoustic performances available for groups of up to 80, with a 4-song limit. Museum tour or concert purchase is required.
Nashville is hosting the following festival events in 2015:
Brightspark Masters of Music: April 23-26, 2015 (Call 800-333-4700)
Festivals of Music/Music Festivals: April 10-11, 2015; April 17-18, 2015 (Call 800-323-0974)
Performing Arts Consultants: April 16-19, 2015 (Call 800-USA-FEST)
WorldStrides Heritage Festivals: March 26-29, 2015; April 9-12, 2015; April 16-19, 2015 (Call 800-223-4367)