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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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    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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    The Doyle and Debbie Show

    Presented by Station Inn at Station Inn

    July 22, 2014

    The Doyle and Debbie Show is sublime parody, simultaneously lampooning and idolizing country music's tradition of iconic duos and their subsequent battle of the sexes. Bruce Arntson and Jenny Littleton wield the vocals of vintage country stars and the acting chops of Broadway veterans, taking audiences on a freewheeling joyride ...more



    An Evening With Melba Moore: Forever Moore Concert & VIP Reception

    Presented by The Singletary Network at Sheraton Music City Hotel

    August 22, 2014

    Tony Award Winner, 4X Grammy Nominated Star of Broadway, Stage, Screen and her own Television Variety Show, Ms. Melba Moore will be coming to Music City for An Evening With Melba Moore: Forever...more

    Sunday Farmers Market

    Presented by Amqui Station and Visitors Center at Amqui Station and Visitors Center

    August 24, 2014

    The historic Amqui Train Station has been a centerpiece in the Madison community for nearly 100 years. Known as “The train station Johnny Cash saved”, Discover Madison, Inc,...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

    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

    "Sunshine" Brenda Cole at Lucy's Tiki Hut - Shady Cove Resort & Marina

    Presented by "Sunshine" Brenda Cole - Melody Dawn Records and "Sunshine" Brenda Cole - Melody Dawn records at Lucy's Tiki Hut - Shady Cove Resort & Marina

    August 31, 2014

     On sunday August 31st, 2014 6:00pm to 10:00pm Come party with country music recording artist "Sunshine" Brenda Cole of Melody Dawn Records at Lucy's Tiki Hut at Shady Cove...more

    Nashville Gift of LIfe Walk & 5K Race

    Presented by Tennessee Kidney Foundation at Richland Creek Greenway

    September 6, 2014

    This fun, inspiring family event seeks to raise awareness about kidney disease while raising funds to help the Tennessee Kidney Foundation continue to educate our community, hold free screenings...more

    Vanderbilt University Orchestra

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

    October 2, 2014

    Robin Fountain, director

    An orchestral evening with a Russian accent. The Vanderbilt Orchestra takes on three major Russian works: the overture from Nikolai Rimski-Korsakov’s...more

    Roy Overcast Opening Reception and Wine Tasting

    Presented by Belle Meade Plantation at Belle Meade Plantation

    October 2, 2014

    Each month The Shop at Belle Meade Plantation features works by a contemporary regional artist. This October The Shop at Belle Meade Plantation will feature the work of Middle Tennessee Potter Roy...more

    Coffee & Classics - Rachmaninoff's Second

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center

    October 3, 2014

    Join the Nashville Symphony for a Friday-morning concert featuring some of the best-loved works in the classical repertoire!

    • Nashville Symphony
    • Giancarlo...more

    Full Moon Pickin' Party

    Presented by Friends of Warner Parks at Warner Parks Equestrian Center

    October 3, 2014

    Friends of Warner Parks presents the 15th annual season of Full Moon Pickin' Parties running May through October 2014. The October 3 lineup will feature Colin O’Brien, Ashleigh...more

    First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown - October

    Presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts at Downtown Nashville

    October 4, 2014

    Mark your calendar for the first Saturday of every month when art galleries throughout downtown host receptions and art openings! Over 2,000 people attend this very popular monthly event....more

    Signature Series: Blair String Quartet

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

    October 4, 2014

    Stephen Miahky and Cornelia Heard, violins, John Kochanowski, viola, Felix Wang, cello

    The Blair School of Music is pleased to present the Blair String quartet’s inaugural...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

    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

    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

    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

    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.


    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

    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

    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

    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

    Permanent Exhibit: Sing Me Back Home - A Journey Through Country Music

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

    July 1, 2007 - on going

    Sing Me Back Home is the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum’s permanent exhibit, an exciting, multi-layered journey through the life of country music. 

    Through...more

    The Age of Jackson

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum

    July 1, 2007 - on going

    Between 1815 and 1850, Tennessee embodied the spirit of American expansion and politics, with President Andrew Jackson being the central character in the state's development. Displays on...more

    The Civil War and Reconstruction

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum

    July 1, 2007 - on going

    By 1860 the issue of slavery had become a tinderbox; a moral, social and economic issue which slowly divided the northern and southern states. Tennessee found itself divided when the General...more

    The New South

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum

    July 1, 2007 - on going

    Between 1870 and the 1920's, Tennessee experienced great changes fueled by the post-Civil War industrial revolution. Exhibits on women's suffrage, Prohibition, and the Tennessee Centennial...more

    The Frontier

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum

    July 1, 2007 - on going

    Spanish conquistadors were the first Europeans to reach Tennessee, followed by the French and English explorers, and then by the first white settlers. Armor and weapons from the Europeans and...more

    Haunted Tavern Tours

    Presented by Nashville Ghost Tours

    April 2, 2008 - on going

    From the people who brought you the critically acclaimed original Nashville Ghost Tours comes their newest...more

    Haunted Downtown Nashville Tour

    Presented by Nashville Ghost Tours

    January 1, 2011 - on going

    Explore the shadow-filled streets of downtown Nashville. Learn about the historical, haunted heritage of Music City from professional story tellers and tour guides during the comfortably paced 90...more

    Antebellum

    Presented by Tennessee State Museum at Tennessee State Museum

    July 1, 2007 - on going

    The Antebellum period of 1840 to 1860 was a time of prosperity and cultural development for many Tennesseans. (Antebellum is from the Latin words ante, before, and bellum, war. It is used to...more

    Stories from the Hermitage Slave Community

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

    July 1, 2007 - on going

    The Hermitage story is not just about Andrew Jackson and his family. In fact, the Jackson family story cannot be told without the stories of the 150 enslaved Africans who lived and worked at The...more

    The Original Nash Trash Tour

    Presented by Nash Trash Tours at Nash Trash Tours

    August 9, 2011 - on going

    The Original NashTrash Tour is a one-of-a-kind country musical-comedy extravaganza. Hop on the Big Pink Bus and Sheri Lynn & Brenda Kay (the Jugg Sisters) will dish the dirt on your favorite...more

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