Artober Nashville is a month-long celebration of the arts in Music City. Artober Nashville is one of the single largest celebrations of the arts and culture in the South and includes hundreds of events in visual and performing arts, music, theatre, dance, craft, film, and more. Just take a look at some of the upcoming events during Artober in Nashville. Visit artobernashville.com for more events happening during Artober in Nashville.
See below for some of the fun we had in 2016. And make the plans to be here with us when we do it all again in 2017.
Live Music @ Venues Throughout Music City - Year-round
There is just too much live music playing in Nashville to list it all here. Check out the Events Calendar and get the free Nashville Live Music Guide App to get the full music calendar.
Nashville Symphony @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center - October
The Nashville Symphony has a slew of performances to see this October. Make sure to check out Peter Cetera, Peter and the Wolf, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Prokofiev's Fifth, Celtic Thunder: LEGACY, The Chick Corea Elektric Band, Brahm's Second, Loreena McKennitt: A Trio Performance, and Phantom of the Opera.
Jazz on the Cumberland @ Cumberland Park - October 9
Nashville jams out at Cumberland Park during Jazz on the Cumberland. All the music is provided by local jazz acts and is FREE to all.
Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox @ TPAC - October 25
See multiple musicians and vocalists perform modern pop hits in the style of jazz, ragtime, and swing classics of the 1920s-1950s.
2016 Induction Ceremony and Concert @ Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum - October 26
Lou Bradley, Garth Brooks & The G-Men, Don Felder, Mark Miller, Jerry Reed, Allen Reynolds, Ron "Snake" Reynolds, Sigma Sound Studio Rhythm Section, Ricky Skaggs, and Joe Tarsia will be inducted to Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum at Nashville Municipal Auditorium. Some of the inductees plan to do what they do best and play a concert, too!
Grand Ole Opry ft. Old Crow Medicine Show @ Grand Ole Opry House - October 28
On October 28, see Old Crow Medicine Show, Love and Theft, Brent Cobb, Carly Pearce, John Berry, Connie Smith, and more perform on the legendary Grand Ole Opry Stage.
Upright Citizens Brigade Touring Company @ TPAC - September 30-October 1
The Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group is the creation of Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh and plans to make a stop in Music City.
Nashville Opera presents Don Giovanni @ TPAC - October 6 & 8
The Nashville Opera opens their 2016-17 season with Mozart's Don Giovanni.
Once Step At A Time Like This: Since I Suppose @ OZ Arts Nashville - October 7-23
Explore the city and Shakespeare's classic urban play, Measure for Measure, at the same time with this unqiue experience which takes the audience on a solo pedestrian route with a smartphone, headset, and custom app.
Noises Off @ TPAC - October 15-November 5
Nashville Repertory Theatre's October production will tickle your funny bone.
Rent - 20th Anniversary Tour @ TPAC - October 18-23
Rent is on their 20th anniversary tour and will come to Music City this October.
Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook @ Nashville Children's Theatre - October 27-December 4
Bring the whole family to the Nashville Children's Theatre production of Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook.
Nashville Ballet presents Something Wicked @ TPAC - October 20-22
Explore the wickedness of human nature with this story of Macbeth performed by the Nashville Ballet.
Asian Fusion @ Centennial Performing Arts Studio - October 28
Witness a intimate evening of contemporary dance with Jen-Jen Lin + Yin Yue.
Fall Exhibits @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum - Fall in Music City
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum always offers something interesting to see. During October you can see: Alabama: Song of the South; Blake Shelton: Based on a True Story; Homegrown: Zac Brown Band; Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City; and Sing Me Back Home.
Fall Exhibits @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts - Fall in Music City
Each autumn as the season changes so does the Frist Center for the Visual Arts. New exhibits fill the halls offering both family and friends a chance to explore great art from ancient history to present day. Exhibits open during October include: Bellissima! The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945-1975; Inka Essenhigh: Between Worlds; and Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise.
Fall Exhibits @ Tennessee State Museum - Fall in Music City
The Tennessee State Museum has two very exciting exhibits to see. One is Celebrating a Life in Tennessee Art: Lloyd Branson, 1853 – 1925, and the other is Through Appalachian Eyes: The Fine Art Photography of Benjamin Walls.
First Saturday Art Crawl @ Downtown Nashville - October 1
The first Saturday of every month, from 6pm to 9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. Over 20 art venues participate, presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, offering the opportunity to meet and discuss art with like-minded individuals.
Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston @ WeHo - October 1
To coincide with the Downtown First Saturday Art Crawl, Arts & Music invites guests to a free art and music walk in the WeHo neighborhood of Nashville. Dozens of venues, commercial galleries, artist-run studios, and co-working spaces exhibit groundbreaking art each month.
Tennessee Craft Week @ Throughout Nashville - October 7-16
Nashville is celebrating Tennessee Craft Week with different events in multiple locations to get those creative juices flowing. Make sure to check out Women, Art, and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise; Flying Solo Exhibit at Nashville International Airport; and Get Cultured--Gallery Exhibit. See it all.
Peter and the Wolf @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center - October 1
Watch the puppeteers of the Nashville Public Library act out Prokofiev's tale of Peter and the Wolf while the Nashville Symphony performs the music.
Fun at Cheekwood @ Cheekwood Estate & Gardens - October
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is a wonderful place that offers something for the entire family. Stop by to see Artist-In-Residence: Kensuke Yamada, participate in Cheekwood Harvest, join their El Dia de los Muertos celebration, check out American Artists at Home and Abroad, and take the Botanical Garden and Arboretum Tour.
Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival @ Centennial Park - October 1
This is an opportunity for all nationalities to come together and celebrate each other at Centennial Park in Nashville. This is a FREE event that provides the experiences of learning and discovering different nationalities from all over the world in Music City.
Fall Fest @ Andrew Jackson's Hermitage: Home of the People's President - October 1-2
Nashville comes together at Fall Fest @ The Hermitage. A community event that showcases the art of local & regional artists.
Noteably Nashville @ Throughout Nashville - October 6-10
Over the course of five days enjoy a fashion experience featuring Nashville's unique community and creative art culture.
28th Annual Southern Festival of Books @ War Memorial Auditorium - October 14-16
Now in its 28th year, the Southern Festival of Books is one of the first book festivals of its kind, a true celebration of the written word, which has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the country.
Reel Rock 11 @ TPAC - October 6
Witness some of the best rock climbing films which follow the stories of the brave souls who dare to climb the most terrifying mountains.
Rifftrax Live: Carnival of Souls @ Belcourt Theatre October 27
Watch Carnival of Souls as Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett offer hilarious commentary.
International Black Film Festival - October 5-9
View films from skilled filmmakers, actors, composers, screenwriters, and more.
Nashville Jewish Film Festival @ Throughout Nashville October 19-November 12
The Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). In 2016 the Nashville Jewish Film Festival will celebrate its 16th year of bringing educational, entertaining and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films throughout Nashville, Tennessee.
Halloween Movie Night Phantom of the Opera @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center - October 31
Listen to music performed by the Nashville Symphony while you watch the silent film Phantom of the Opera.
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