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 – 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.
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.
Nashville Shores – Student performance opportunities may be available with advanced request. Lagoon Pool stage and Beach stage offered.
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.
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.
Nashville is hosting the following festival events in 2014:
Brightspark Masters of Music: April 24-27, 2014 (Call 800-333-4700)
Festivals of Music: April 11-12, 2014; April 25-26, 2014 (Call 800-323-0974)
Heritage Festivals: April 3-6, 2014; April 10-13, 2014; April 24-27, 2014 (Call 800-223-4367)
Music Festivals: April 11-12, 2014 (Call 800-545-0935)
Performing Arts Consultants: March 13-16, 2014; April 10-13, 2014 (Call 800-USA-FEST)