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    Entering its third year, the annual Artober Nashville celebration will be better than ever! Along with daily events hosted by the many arts and cultural organizations in Nashville, signature and specialty events will be presented to inform and inspire participation in the arts throughout the city. Purchase an Artober VIP Pass to enjoy discounts at many of your favorite arts venues beginning August 15.

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    Are you an individual or organization interested in participating? Submit your Artober Nashville 2013 events here by selecting ARTOBER as your primary category. Email arts@nashville.gov for participation information.

    Artober Nashville is an annual month-long celebration of arts and culture hosted by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission and NowPlayingNashville.com. Nearly two hundred arts and cultural organizations will highlight the depth and breadth of arts activities during the month of October through official Artober Nashville events. Activities will include visual and performing arts, music, crafts, film and more. Check the listing below for a comprehensive list of events as more and more activities are added throughout the year.

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    Inveterate Composition for Clare

    Presented by Frist Center for the Visual Arts at Frist Center for the Visual Arts

    March 18, 2013 - August 1, 2014

    To be installed in March at the Demonbreun Street entrance to the Frist Center, Inveterate Composition for Clare (2011), by Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Owens, is composed of dismantled sections of two replica military Humvee shells, which have been reconstructed and welded together in a monumental, quasi-cubist form. The central iconography of rebuilt military vehicles suggests the fragmentation of war, ...more



    Race the Hill: Pedal with a Purpose

    Presented by Renewal House, Inc. at Demonbreun Roundabout

    October 4, 2014

    On October 4th, teams from across Middle Tennessee will gather on Demonbreun Hill in Nashville for the inaugural Race the Hill: Pedal with a Purpose, benefitting Renewal...more

    Cheekwood Harvest | Nashville Public Library’s Puppet Truck and Wishing Chair Productions present Aesop’s Fables

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art and Nashville Public Library at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    October 4, 2014

    A bright new take on some old classic tales is presented by the Nashville Public Library Puppet truck. Complete with humor and wisdom, this adaptation of your favorite fables will delight young...more

    The Flauntleroys ft. Alejandro Escovedo, Nick Tremulis, Ivan Julian and Linda Pitmon

    Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville

    October 4, 2014

    “I can take a punch, I can take a swing,” sings Alejandro Escovedo on “Man of the World,” the opening salvo of Big Station, his new album on Fantasy...more

    Handmade & Bound Nashville

    Presented by Watkins College of Art, Design & Film and Watkins College Community Education Program at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

    October 3 - October 4, 2014

    The fourth annual edition of Handmade & Bound Nashville (H&BN), a two-day celebration of print,...more

    Fall Fest at the Hermitage 2014

    Presented by The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

    October 4 - October 5, 2014

    This event will focus on a fantastic variety of artisans, live music acts that can only be found in Music City, as well as specialty foods and spirits. Fall Fest at The Hermitage is an excellent...more

    Courtyard Concert: San Rafael Band

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Main Library

    October 7, 2014

    The San Rafael Band will perform Latin jazz and salsa for our 2014 Courtyard Concerts series.


    Signature Series: Blakemore Trio

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall

    October 10, 2014

    Amy Dorfman, piano, Carolyn Huebl, violin, Felix Wang, cello

    Goethe described chamber music as “(three) rational people conversing.” The Blakemore Trio pays homage to Franz...more

    I Too Am Written with Daniel Arite

    Presented by Global Education Center at Global Education Center

    October 11, 2014

    In celebration of Artober, the Global Education Center will present an evening length performance of original music by Daniel Arite and featuring local performers. The concert is the culminating...more

    Nashville Jazz Orchestra's October Salute to Latin History Month

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall

    October 11, 2014

    Jim Williamson, director

    Nashville Jazz Orchestra’s traditional October salute to Latin History Month will be a hot and spicy program of music and dance in tribute to our Latin...more

    Cheekwood Harvest | Zoo on the Move

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art and Nashville Zoo at Grassmere at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    October 11, 2014

    The Nashville Zoo returns to Cheekwood! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn fun facts from expert animal educators and meet some unconventional special guests. You never know what kind...more

    Faculty Recital: Carl Smith

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music Choral Hall

    October 12, 2014

    Carl Smith, harpsichord and continuo organ with Elizabeth Bartlett, soprano, Matthew Lammers, violin, and Ann Yeh, cello.

    Musica Settecentesca: Seventeenth-century vocal and instrumental...more

    Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word

    Presented by Humanities Tennessee at War Memorial Plaza and Tennessee Capitol

    October 10 - October 12, 2014

    A Celebration of the Written Wordsm was first held in Nashville on the second full weekend (Friday-Sunday) in October, 1989, and has been held annually on the same weekend since then. One of the...more

    Markéta Irglová with Rosi Golan

    Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville

    October 15, 2014

    Markéta Irglová is gearing up for the release of her second solo album— Muna—on September 23 via Anti-. Marketa and Glen Hansard, who together are The...more

    Writings on the Wall: A poetry experience

    Presented by Writings on the Wall {a poetry experience} at Atmalogy

    November 13, 2013 - October 16, 2014

    This monthly poetry reading series features work of local poets, a blank wall and community participation to create a group poem each night. it's truly a special experience.

    The event...more

    Rock and Road Relay, Marathon and 5K

    Presented by Friends of Warner Parks

    October 18, 2014

    The Rock & Road consists of a 5k, a relay marathon covering 26.2 miles for teams of two or four people, and the infamous Crazy Owl full marathon. All the courses cover both trail (ROCK) and...more

    Conexión Américas Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration 2014

    Presented by Conexion Americas at Cannery Ballroom

    October 18, 2014

    Join Conexión Américas in honoring Hispanic Heritage Month with their annual Celebration at the Cannery Ballroom!

    This not-to-be-missed fiesta features live Latin music,...more

    Nerd Night: Murder Mystery Event

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation

    October 18, 2014

    Join us for a Victorian murder mystery! We’ll start with wine in the culinary kitchen, then head to the house for a truly exciting murder mystery set in the home of Selene and General...more

    The Tennessee Beer Festival

    Presented by The Tennessee Beer Festival at Two Rivers Mansion

    October 18, 2014

    4 oz. samples from the best local, regional, national, and import breweries in the world. This year featuring 2 oz. high gravity beer samples, too!

    • You'll taste beer here that...more

    Cheekwood Harvest | Harvest Concert with Cowboy Dan

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art and Nashville Zoo at Grassmere at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    October 18, 2014

    Join us for a boot-scootin’, knee-slappin’ family concert to celebrate all things ‘autumn.’


    Swan Lake with the Nashville Symphony

    Presented by Nashville Ballet at TPAC - Andrew Jackson Hall

    October 17 - October 19, 2014

    This quintessential, romantic ballet tells the story of a love so strong it transcends a sorcerer’s curse. Accompanied by the mesmerizing, seamless formations of her charmed maidens, the...more

    2014 Music & Molasses Festival

    Presented by Tennessee Agricultural Museum at Tennessee Agricultural Museum

    October 18 - October 19, 2014

    Looking for a fun weekend? The annual Music & Molasses Arts & Crafts Festival, a country celebration of...more

    Blair Presents: Charles Ives 140th Birthday Concert

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall

    October 20, 2014

    Blair students and faculty celebrate what would have been the 140th birthday of composer Charles Ives with an evening of piano and song. Pianists Melissa Rose, Jennifer McGuire, Ben Harris, Jack...more

    Vanderbilt University Orchestra and Vanderbilt Wind Symphony

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall

    October 24, 2014

    Vanderbilt University Orchestra Robin Fountain, director and Vanderbilt Wind Symphony Thomas Verrier, director

    An evening of contemporary compositions from the Blair School’s...more

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Presented by Tennessee Repertory Theatre at TPAC - Andrew Johnson Theater

    October 2 - October 25, 2014

    Back by Popular Demand! The rare instance of a musical thriller, this chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous “barber-ism” and culinary...more

    Vanderbilt Chorale and Symphonic Choir

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall

    October 25, 2014

    Tucker Biddlecombe, director

    This joint choral concert will spotlight Blair’s brand-new Guitarri continuo organ with polychoral motets by Johann Sebastian Bach and Heinrich...more

    Battle of Nashville Bus Tour: A Look at the Role of African Americans in the Civil War

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University

    October 25, 2014

    Tour Hosts: Tim Johnson, Lipscomb University, Professor of History, and David Currey, historian and documentary filmmaker

    Enjoy a day in Nashville with tour leader David Currey, a box...more

    Agents of Their Own Destiny: Race and Remembrance in a Civil War City, Special Tours

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Travellers Rest Plantation and Museum

    October 4 - October 25, 2014

    On each Saturday during the month, tours will be offered to sites associated with the Battle of Nashville including the Glen Leven Estate, Peach Orchard Hill, Granbury's Lunette, Fort Negley...more

    Cheekwood Harvest | Nashville Ballet presents Carnival of the Animals

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art and Nashville Ballet at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    October 25, 2014

    The Lion, King of the Beasts, cannot understand why everyone isn’t exactly like him. If he’s the King he must be the best so of course all the other animals should change. A wise and...more

    Vanderbilt University Concert Choir

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Ingram Hall

    October 26, 2014

    David Binns Williams, director

    The oldest performing group on campus performs choral works from a wide range of genres and eras.


    Cheekwood Harvest | Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Join us in the studios every weekend for interactive art and nature-themed activities. Visitors of all ages are invited to create an art project all their own!

     


    Cheekwood Harvest | Live Music: Bluegrass in the Herb Garden

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Tap your feet and clap your hands as some of Nashville’s finest musicians bring bluegrass sounds to the garden. Presented in partnership with Bluegrass Nation.


    Cheekwood Harvest | Garden Tales Storytime

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Join us in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden to watch and listen as your favorite nature-themed books come to life through song, dance and interactive reading.


    Cheekwood Harvest | Guided Garden & Museum Tours

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Garden, Collection & Exhibition, and House & History guided tours.
    11:30 – Garden Tour
    12:30 – House & History Tour
    1:30 – Exhibition Tour


    Cheekwood Harvest | Live Music in the Mansion

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Local pianist Gunther Knaup will fill the Mansion with sweet tunes every Saturday – the perfect setting for a stroll through the galleries and historic home.


    Cheekwood Harvest | Drawing Room Concert Series

    Presented by Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art and National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art

    September 27 - October 26, 2014

    Cheekwood is honored to partner with the National Museum of African American Music this fall to offer a fall concert series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room. Enjoy live music by some of...more

    East Nashville Farmers Market

    Presented by East Nashville Farmers Market at East Nashville Farmers Market at Shelby Park

    May 14 - October 29, 2014

    Join the East Nashville Farmers Market is at our new location inside of Shelby Park near the playground on Davidson Road.  We are open every Wednesday from...more

    Guest Artist: David Shifrin with Yevgeny Yontov

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Blair School of Music - Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall

    October 29, 2014

    David Shifrin, clarinet with Yevgeny Yontov, piano

    A dazzling evening of clarinet from a master of the instrument. The performance will include a duet with Blair clarinet professor Bil...more

    Guest Artist: Reid Alexander

    Presented by Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University - Alumni Hall

    October 30, 2014

    Reid Alexander, piano

    The Multimedia Side of Claude Debussy: Visual and Extra-Musical Inspirations
    Blair hosts its first-ever lecture and concert in the recently renovated Alumni...more

    Shelby At Dusk by Jake Wells

    Presented by Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center

    August 2 - October 31, 2014

    Jake Wells is a board member and workshop instructor of Turnip Green Creative Reuse Center and adjunct art faculty at both Volunteer and Nashville State Community Colleges since...more

    Lipscomb Lifelong Learning: The Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Women and Music

    Presented by Lipscomb University at Lipscomb University - Ezell Center

    October 27 - November 24, 2014

    Instructor: Jeanne Newton, Lipscomb University, Adjunct Professor of Music Appreciation

    This course will survey many of the influential women who were integral to the Civil Rights...more

    Let's Talk Franklin Toastmasters Club

    Presented by Let's Talk Franklin Toastmasters Club

    November 20, 2013 - December 17, 2014

    Come hone your public speaking skills with the Toastmasters Club!

    Toastmasters is an international professional development organization, focusing on communication skills and leadership...more

    The Bakersfield Sound: Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and California Country

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    March 23, 2012 - December 31, 2014

    The Bakersfield Sound story begins during the Great Depression, when Bakersfield's cotton farms and oil fields attracted a mass migration of Dust Bowl refugees from Oklahoma, Texas...more

    FLEX IT! My Body My Temple

    Presented by The Parthenon at The Parthenon

    September 1, 2014 - January 10, 2015

    For the summer and fall of 2014 The Parthenon Museum is collaborating with local social practice artist Adrienne Outlaw to invite other artists to come to Nashville and create a series of social...more

    Coffee & Classics - Dvorák Beloved 'New World'

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center

    February 6, 2015

    Join the Nashville Symphony for a Friday-morning performance of one of the most beloved works in the classical repertoire!

    • Nashville Symphony
    • Lawrence Foster,...more

    Alan Jackson Exhibit and Artist Residency

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    August 29, 2014 - March 1, 2015

    The Alan Jackson exhibit, an expertly curated deep-dive into Jackson’s career, opens August 29, 2014. It will interweave the professional and the personal, including awards, instruments,...more

    The First Tennesseans

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum

    July 1, 2007 - on going

    Prehistoric Indian cultures existed in Tennessee through four evolving periods, beginning about 15,000 years ago, peaking between 800 and 1650 A.D. with the Mississippian people, and ending with...more

    KidZone

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Madison Branch

    January 21, 2010 - on going

    Cool crafts, great games, special guests and more, all designed just for elementary school-age kids! There’s something different every week, so don’t miss it!


    Tulip Grove Mansion Guided Tour

    Presented by The Hermitage at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

    July 1, 2009 - on going

    Originally the home of Jackson's protege, Andrew Jackson Donelson, Tulip Grove's private ownership was longer and more varied than the Hermitage mansion. Join a Hermitage interpreter for a tour of...more

    The Hermitage - Andrew Jackson

    Presented by The Hermitage at The Hermitage, Home of President Andrew Jackson

    February 26, 2009 - on going

    The Hermitage's new orientation film Andrew Jackson, narrated by Martin Sheen, is now playing on new state-of-the-art equipment in the Andrew Jackson Visitor Center theater. The film is one...more

    Permanent Exhibit: Hall of Fame Rotunda

    Presented by Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum at Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

    July 1, 2007 - on going

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