The Winter Concert Series at Cheekwood

Escape the Winter Chill with the Warmth of Music at Cheekwood’s 2024 Winter Concert Series.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Winter Concert Series returns to Cheekwood Estate & Gardens for the second year. The series takes place in Cheekwood’s elegant Massey Auditorium inside Botanic Hall, with a diverse lineup of three concerts offering an array of musical experiences. From big band jazz to Latin rhythms and New Orleans soul, there is something for everyone to enjoy. The concerts will take place in January and February 2024 at 7:00 p.m.

“We are thrilled to welcome this stellar lineup of world-class musicians and offer a way for guests to escape the winter blues in the bright and airy setting of Cheekwood’s Massey Auditorium,” says Director of Music & Public Programs, Mark Mason.

The Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra | January 27
Kick off the new year with the vibrance and warmth of big band jazz. Weaving an enchanting tapestry of sound, swinging with saxophones, trumpets, trombones and a dynamic rhythm section, the Ryan Middagh 18-piece Big Band bring lively melodies and robust rhythms to sweep away the winter blues.

Crescent City Hoodoo All-Stars | February 10 
Experience an unforgettable Mardi Gras celebration, featuring the Crescent City Hoodoo All-stars, led by incomparable Chris Walters. The band will perform the vibrant sounds of New Orleans, with classic jazz, blues, and soul tunes from neighborhoods such as the French Quarter, Mid City and Uptown.

Music City Latin Orchestra, directed by Giovanni Rodriguez | February 24 
The toe-tapping rhythms of Cuba and Latin America take center stage from the 13-piece Nashville Latin Orchestra, led by Grammy Award-winning multi-instrumentalist Giovanni Rodriguez. Immerse yourself in an unforgettable evening of sizzling melodies and classic orchestral salsa sounds that will warm the winter night and leave you dancing for days.

Tickets for the Winter Concert Series are now on sale. Ticket prices are $35 for Cheekwood members and $45 for not-yet members.

Music at Cheekwood 

The Winter Concert Series isn’t the only opportunity to hear music at Cheekwood. Each year, Cheekwood presents over 100 special musical performances and concerts featuring the region’s finest players, writers, and singers shining against the backdrop of the signature lush gardens. Music at Cheekwood is a celebration that expands perspectives and delights music lovers. Music programs include Thursday Night Out, Saturday Sounds, and Sunday Jazz in the Beer Garden and the Under the Stars Concert Series.

At Thursday Night Out, guests bring blankets or lawn chairs and enjoy diverse, full-band lineups, the city’s favorite food trucks, craft cocktails, strolls through 13 distinct gardens and the art-filled mansion. In the spring and fall, the Beer Garden comes alive with music performances each weekend of Cheekwood in Bloom and Cheekwood Harvest.

In the summer, the Under the Stars Concert Series brings the most in-demand performers from across the nation to Nashville. Over five spectacular evenings music fills the air with a lineup as diverse as it is rich: Jazz, Bluegrass, and Songwriters' nights beckon.

About Cheekwood

With its intact and picturesque vistas, Cheekwood is distinguished as one of the leading Country Place Era estates in the nation. Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, the 1930s estate, with its 30,000-square-foot Mansion and 55-acres of gardens, today serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and art museum with furnished period rooms and galleries devoted to American art from the 18th to mid-20th centuries. The property includes 13 distinct gardens including the Blevins Japanese Garden and the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, as well as a 1.5-mile woodland trail featuring outdoor monumental sculpture. Each year, Cheekwood hosts seasonal festivals including Cheekwood in Bloom, Summertime at Cheekwood, Cheekwood Harvest and Holiday LIGHTS. Cheekwood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and nationally as a Level II Arboretum. It is a three-time voted USA Today Top 10 Botanical Garden and in 2021 was recognized by Fodors as one of the 12 Most Beautiful Gardens in the American South. Cheekwood is located eight miles southwest of downtown Nashville at 1200 Forrest Park Drive. It is open Tuesday through Sunday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with extended days and hours of operation depending on the season. Visit for current hours and to purchase advance tickets required for admission.