Attend a theatrical performance in Nashville and enjoy dramatic, musical, or comical entertainment.
Current Exhibits @ The Arts Company
The Arts Company presents an exhibition celebrating art and literature – with a distinctly Southern narrative. The Storied South exhibition highlights the visual splendor of the region – as seen through the eyes and imagination of three southern artists – Johnny Nelson, Charles Keiger and Ke Francis, continuing through October 24.
Current 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: Brooks and Dunn: Kings of Neon, Kacey Musgraves: All of the Colors, Still Rings True: The Enduring Voice of Keith Whitley, American Currents: The Music of 2018, Outlaws & Armadillos: Country's Roaring '70s, and Sing Me Back Home.
Current Exhibits @ Tennessee State Museum
The Tennessee State Museum does a great job offering permanent exhibits to see year-round and rotating exhibits to see each season. During October, you can see: Let's Eat! Origins and Evolutions of Tennessee Food, Tennessee and the Great War: A Centennial Exhibit, In Search of the New: Art in Tennessee After 1900, The State of Sound: Tennessee's Musical Heritage, Early Expressions: Art in Tennessee Before 1900, Tennessee Time Tunnel, Forging a Nation, Tennessee Transforms, Natural History, The Civil War and Reconstruction, First Peoples, and Change & Challenge.
Current Exhibits @ Frist Art Museum
Each autumn as the season changes so does the Frist Art Museum. New exhibits fill the halls offering both family and friends a chance to explore great art from ancient history to the present day. Exhibits open during October include: Murals of North Nashville Now, Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists, OSGEMEOS: In between, and Eric Carle's Picture Books: Celebrating 50 Years of The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
First Saturday Art Crawl @ 5th Avenue of the Arts
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.
Art & Music @ WeHo
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.
East Side Art Stumble @ East Nashville
The East Side Art Stumble is a monthly event that happens on the second Saturday of each month from 6-9 rain or shine. On October 11, meet local artists, buy and support their work, and experience the galleries, businesses, and artists that bring people to East Nashville.
Germantown Art Crawl @ Germantown
The third Saturday of every month, from 6-9pm, the Germantown community showcases local artists, beer, music, and businesses during the Germantown Art Crawl.
Jefferson Street Art Crawl @ Jefferson Street
On the fourth Saturday of each month, head to Jefferson Street to see local artists display their goods for the Jefferson Street Art Crawl.
- The Black Keys @ Bridgestone Arena - October 1
- Jon Pardi ft. Riley Green @ Ryman Auditorium - October 1-2
- GRiZ @ War Memorial Auditorium - October 3
- Kongos @ Exit/In - October 3
- Trisha Yearwood w/the Nashville Symphony @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center - October 3-5
- Bluebird on the Mountain ft. Bill Montana, Randy Montana, and Dave Turnbull @ Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory - October 5
- Sara Bareilles @ Grand Ole Opry House - October 6
- Boyz II Men @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center - October 6
- Catfish and the Bottlemen @ Ryman Auditorium - October 7
- The O'Jays @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center - October 7
- TOTO @ Ryman Auditorium - October 8
- Josh Turner @ Ryman Auditorium - October 9
- Andy Grammer @ Cannery Ballroom - October 9
- City and Colour @ TPAC - October 10
- Disney in Concert: Coco @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center - October 10-11
- Home Free @ Ryman Auditorium - October 11-12
- Breakaway Music Festival ft. Future, Zeds Dead, and more @ Fair Park - October 11-12
- Exit 111 Music Festival ft. Slayer, ZZ Top, Deftones, and more @ Manchester, TN - October 11-13
- Thomas Rhett @ Bridgestone Arena - October 12
- Thompson Square @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium - October 12
- Greta Van Fleet @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium - October 13
- Celebration Concert Tours @ Ryman Auditorium - October 13
- Banks w/ Kevin Garrett @ Marathon Music Works - October 15
- Maggie Rogers @ Ryman Auditorium - October 15-16
- Illenium @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium - October 17
- Maren Morris @ Ascend Amphitheater - October 18
- Ahmad Jamal @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center - October 18
- Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit @ Ryman Auditorium - October 18-20, 22, 23, 25, & 26
- Life in a Tree @ Rocketown The White Building - October 19
- The Chainsmokers @ Bridgestone Arena - October 20
- Wilco @ Grand Ole Opry House - October 20
- Sleater-Kinney @ Ryman Auditorium - October 21
- Bastille @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium - October 22
- Bea Miller @ Cannery Ballroom - October 23
- Lauren Alaina @ Exit/In - October 23 & 25
- Brahms' Violin Concerto @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center - October 25-27
- MercyMe @ Bridgestone Arena - October 27
- Trey Anastasio @ Ryman Auditorium - October 27
- Elton John @ Bridgestone Arena - October 28
- Ray LaMontagne @ Ryman Auditorium - October 29-30
- Halloween Movie Night: Metropolis - Silent Film w/the Organ @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center - October 30
International Black Film Festival @ Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown
Head to the Sheraton Grand Nashville Downtown, October 3-6, to view films from skilled filmmakers, actors, composers, screenwriters, and more during the International Black Film Festival.
Nashville Film Festival @ Regal Hollywood 27 Theater
The Nashville Film Festival (NashFilm) will be held at the Regal Hollywood Theater, October 3-12. NashFilm is a globally-recognized non-profit organization and cultural event presenting the best in world cinema, American independent films and documentaries by veteran masters, up-and-coming directors, and first-time filmmakers.
Nashville Jewish Film Fesitval @ Gordon Jewish Community Center
Held October 16-November 7, the Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). In 2019 the Nashville Jewish Film Festival will celebrate its 19th year of bringing educational, entertaining, and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films throughout Nashville, Tennessee.
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