Artober Nashville is a month-long celebration of the arts in Music City. Artober Nashville celebrations include 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.
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 Beethoven's Fifth, Igudesman & Joo: BIG Nightmare Music, The Joey Alexander Trio, Free Day of Music, Coffee & Classics - Bronfman Plays Beethoven, and Patti LaBelle.
Tracy Silverman and the Vanderbilt University Orchestra perform Love Song to the Sun @ OZ Arts - October 5
Love Song to the Sun is an electric violin concerto written by and featuring Tracy Silverman, utilizing interactive projections to tell a story of survival and surrender.
Nashville House Concert @ War Memorial Auditorium - October 5
Experience the new music variety show, hosted by SiriusXM radio personality Storme Warren and Country artist Joe Denim. The monthly show features a mix of artists, music legends, and rising stars.
Grand Ole Opry Birthday Bash @ Grand Ole Opry House - October 6-7
Celebrate the 92nd anniversary of the Opry during the Birthday Bash, taking place October 6 and 7. An impressive lineup to be announced closer to the date.
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit @ Ryman Auditorium - October 9-11, 13-15
Chris Stapleton w/ Brothers Osborne & Brent Cobb @ Bridgestone Arena - October 13, 14
Katy Perry @ Bridgestone Arena - October 18
Foo Fighters: Concrete and Gold @ Bridgestone Arena - October 23
All In For The Gambler: Kenny Rogers' Farewell Concert Celebration @ Bridgestone Arena - October 25
Macklemore @ War Memorial Auditorium - October 29
Lolita Snipes' Head Over Heels @ TPAC - October 5-6
This musical comedy about a journey to find love features an all-star cast, including Regina Love from NBC's The VOICE, HBO Comedian Tony Tone, and Apollo Comedian Big Que.
Tosca @ TPAC - October 5-7
Sung in Italian with English titles, TOSCA is one of Puccini’s most popular Italian operatic masterpieces.
Fun Home @ TPAC - October 10-15
Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, the Broadway musical depicts Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood.
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson @ TPAC - October 12-November 4
This hilarious rock musical stars Andrew Jackson, who was the rock star of his day. The political satire follows the story of Jackson through his campaigns to when he took office.
En Garde Arts presents Wilderness @ OZ Arts - October 20-21
This captivating documentary theater piece explores the lives of six children and their mother as the persevere through the loneliness that is all around them.
Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus @ TPAC - October 20
The Off-Broadway hit comes to Nashville for one night, and is a light-hearted theatrical comedy based on the New York Times #1 best-selling book by John Gray.
Penn & Teller @ TPAC - October 27
One of comedy's favorite duos of over the past 40 years, Penn & Teller bring their talents to TPAC for one night in October.
Mr. Popper's Penguins @ Nashville Children's Theatre - October 26-December 3
Bring the whole family to the Nashville Children's Theatre production of Mr. Popper's Penguins.
Nashville Ballet presents Lizzie Borden with The Raven @ TPAC - October 26-28
Did she or didn’t she? Viewers will judge for themselves when Lizzie Borden’s real-life double homicide case of 1892 hauntingly unfolds on stage this Halloween.
Fall Exhibits @ Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum always offers something interesting to see. During October you can see: Loretta Lynn: Blue Kentucky Girl; Lynn Anderson: Keep Me In Mind; Jason Aldean: Asphalt Cowboy; American Currents; Shania Twain: Rock This Country; Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City; and Sing Me Back Home.
Fall Exhibits @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts
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: Pattern Recognition: Art and Music Videos in Middle Tennessee; Ancestral Modern: Australian Aboriginal Art from the Kaplan & Levi Collection; and World War I and American Art.
Fall Exhibits @ Tennessee State Museum
Check out some of the great rotating exhibits at The Tennessee State Museum. One is Remembering the World War I Doughboy: The History of Tennessee’s War Memorial (on display at the Military Branch Museum), and the other is “The Yanks are Coming!” Tennesseans in World War I. Also check out the Annual Haunted Museum Festival on October 21.
First Saturday Art Crawl @ Downtown Nashville - October 7
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 7
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 6-15
Nashville is celebrating Tennessee Craft Week with different events in multiple locations to get those creative juices flowing. Check out the list of all the events going on.
Peter and the Wolf @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center - October 11, 20
Watch this timeless classic come to life with live narration and music from the Nashville Symphony.
Fun at Cheekwood @ Cheekwood Estate & Gardens - October
Cheekwood Estate & Gardens is a wonderful place that offers something for the entire family. Stop by to experience Cheekwood Harvest, join their El Dia de los Muertos celebration, check out Visions from Above: The Life and Work of William Edmondson, and take the Botanical Garden and Arboretum Tour.
Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival @ Centennial Park - October 7
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 - September 30-October 1
Nashville comes together at Fall Fest @ The Hermitage, a community event that showcases the art of local & regional artists.
Noteably Nashville @ Throughout Nashville - October 5-9
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 13-15
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.
International Black Film Festival @ Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown - October 5-8
View films from skilled filmmakers, actors, composers, screenwriters, and more.
Nashville Jewish Film Festival @ Throughout Nashville October 17-November 11
The Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). In 2017 the Nashville Jewish Film Festival will celebrate its 17th year of bringing educational, entertaining, and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films throughout Nashville, Tennessee.
Halloween Movie Night: Nosferatu @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center - October 31
Listen to music performed by the Nashville Symphony while you watch the 1922 vampire classic.
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