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Artober Nashville is an annual month-long celebration of arts and culture hosted by the Metro Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) and NowPlayingNashville.com. Nearly 300 arts and cultural organizations will highlight the depth and breadth of arts activities during the month of October through official Artober Nashville events. Activities 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. Visit www.artobernashville.com for more information.

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An Evening with Eli Gold, the Voice of Alabama Football

Presented by UA Nashville

September 9, 2015

Eli Gold, the voice of Alabama Crimson Tide Football, is coming to Nashville! Join UA Nashville, the University of Alabama Alumni chapter of Middle Tennessee, as we welcome Eli to Music City. All ticket prices include one drink ticket and lighthor d'oeuvres. Additional drink tickets will also be available for purchase.

Remember that all funds raised help provide local scholarships to students in ...more


Puppet Truck presents The Amazing Twins: Ancient Maya Tales from the Popol Wuj

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - North Branch, Nashville

September 23, 2015

Puppets of all types illuminate the ancient Maya tales of Creation and the Amazing Twins. Follow the Amazing Twins through the nefarious and mysterious underworld as they attempt to save...more

Benefit for Meals on Wheels with Barry Coggins

Presented by Douglas Corner Cafe at Douglas Corner Cafe, Nashville

September 23, 2015

The mission of  Meals On Wheels  is to provide services that enable older people to maintain independent living with safety and dignity.  Our primary mission is to provide one hot...more

Meghan Shanley

Presented by Sambuca at Sambuca Restaurant - Nashville, Nashville

September 24, 2015

Meghan Shanley's powerhouse vocals, sultry style, and soulful expression combined with her infectious...more

Fall Book Frenzy

Presented by University School of Nashville at University School of Nashville, Nashville

September 26, 2015

Please join us Saturday, September 26 at USN’s Cheek Gymnasium for an incredible sale of new and gently used books and media.  Choose options to educate and inspire readers of all ages -...more

Music at the Frist: Contrarian Ensemble

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

October 1, 2015

The delightful Contrarian Ensemble--Bruce Baxter (accordion), John Hedgecoth (mandolin), William Jefferies (guitar) and Svend Thomson (fiddle)--performs an eclectic variety of dance music from the...more

Blair Big Band and Blair Jazz Choir

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

October 1, 2015

Blair Big Band

Ryan Middagh, director

The excellent Blair Big Band presents the debut performance of the new Blair Jazz Choir! Expect an evening...more

Salon@615: Ruth Reichl, My Kitchen Year

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

October 1, 2015

Ruth Reichl is the author of Delicious! a novel published by Random House in May 2014. She was Editor...more

Way Late Play Date: Harry Potter

Presented by Adventure Science Center at Adventure Science Center, Nashville

October 1, 2015

Something wicked this way comes… wickedly scientific, that is. Grab your ticket to Platform 9 ¾, board the train and ride on over to Adventure Science Center for a night filled with warlocks,...more

Coffee & Classics - Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto

Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

October 2, 2015

Join us for the classics with coffee and pastries.

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor         
Joyce...more

Death Grips

Presented by Marathon Music Works at Marathon Music Works, Nashville

October 2, 2015

Experimental rap-noise group Death Grips formed during late 2010 in Sacramento, California. The band soon dropped the highly acclaimed mix tape Exmilitary featuring the standout track...more

Music at the Frist: Shelby Bottom String Band

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

October 2, 2015

Respected musician and critic Jack Silverman has described Shelby Bottom String Band as "formidable." That's a good beginning. Individually, the band members have informed contemporary music...more

First Saturday Art Crawl Downtown - October 2015

Presented by 5th Avenue of the Arts at Downtown Nashville, Nashville

October 3, 2015

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

Ramsey Lewis | Presented by NMAAM (Rescheduled for October 3)

Presented by National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) at TPAC - James K. Polk Theater, Nashville

October 3, 2015

*** Due to Unforeseen Circumstances, the Show Has Been Rescheduled for October 3***

Ticket holders for the original date (April 25) will have new tickets placed at Will Call on the night...more

Brandi Carlile

Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

October 3, 2015

Brandi Carlile is an American alternative country and folk rock singer-songwriter. She has released six albums including The Story, Give Up the Ghost and Live at Benaroya Hall with the Seattle...more

Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto & Guitar Legend Manuel Barrueco

Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

October 2 - October 3, 2015

Aegis Classical Series: Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto & Guitar Legend Manuel Barrueco

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Manuel...more

Concert for 202 Friendship House with Cheryl Wheeler, Jon Vezner and Don Henry

Presented by 202 The Friendship House at World Music Nashville, Nashville

October 3, 2015

Concert to benefit 202 Friendship House, a place for alcoholics to find and keep sober. Award winning songwriters Cheryl Wheeler, Jon Vezner and Don Henry will perform. Coffee and pie will be...more

Bob Mould

Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville, Nashville

October 3, 2015

Bob Mould’s new album Beauty & Ruin may very well be the most epic emotional roller coaster ever pressed into 36 minutes. “It’s a song cycle. A narrative. It’s nobody’s story but my...more

Moving In

Presented by InFlux at The Arts Company, Nashville

October 3, 2015

InFlux Nashville presents "Moving In", a mobile art gallery showcasing exciting new work in ceramics by middle Tennessee artists. As part of Tennessee Craft Week, and working with the Arts Company...more

Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival 2015

Presented by Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival at Centennial Park, Nashville

October 3, 2015

In a city where one in six residents is foreign–born, the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is not only one of Nashville’s favorite and most vibrant festivals, but also a celebration and...more

Handmade & Bound Nashville

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

October 2 - October 3, 2015

Handmade & Bound Nashville is a festival celebrating independent publications and printed matter, featuring artists’ books, zines, mini-comics and prints. This is an event for publishers and...more

Bluebird on the Mountain ft. Jim Collins, Brett James and more

Presented by Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory at Vanderbilt University - Dyer Observatory, Brentwood

October 3, 2015

Thanks to Amy Kurland and Erika Wollam-Nichols of the Bluebird Cafe fame, we are producing a series of in-the-round style events that have been...more

Faculty Recital: Jeremy Wilson, trombone

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

October 3, 2015

Jeremy Wilson, trombone

Wilson’s concerts at Blair up to this point, while wide-ranging in scope and flavor, have tended to have one thing in common — for the most...more

Kidsville at the Parthenon: Camilla Spadafino, Artist & Teacher

Presented by Conservancy for The Parthenon and Centennial Park at Centennial Park, Nashville

October 3, 2015

Mix 92.9 Kidsville is the outdoor destination at Musicians Corner for parents to bring their little ones to enjoy fun, fitness, crafts, and educational Musical Meet & Greet...more

3rd Annual Fall Fest at The Hermitage

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

October 3 - October 4, 2015

Members of the local community join forces to bring together 100 artisans to share space with musicians, food vendors, and community art projects, creating a vibrant celebration on the grounds of...more

The House That Music Built: A Night of Music and Storytelling

Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

October 4, 2015

We hope you'll join us for an evening of music and storytelling as the Nashville music community comes together to benefit Habitat for Humanity.


Beach House

Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

October 4, 2015

Beach House is Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally. We have been a band for over a decade living and working in Baltimore, MD. Depression Cherry is our fifth full-length record. This record follows...more

Emily West

Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville, Nashville

October 4, 2015

Emily West’s dream is to tell stories through song. After moving to Nashville at 18, she enjoyed some success in the music industry. In search of a clean slate, she packed a bag for New York...more

Faculty Recital: Carl Smith, harpsichord

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

October 4, 2015

FACULTY RECITAL

Carl Smith, harpsichord

Kammermusik 

A program of German and French chamber music from the 17th and...more

International Black Film Festival

Presented by International Black Film Festival of Nashville at Meharry Medical College, Nashville

October 1 - October 4, 2015

The International Black Film Festival (IBFF) is excited to announce that the 2015 Festival (IBFF), slated for October 1-4, 2015, will be hosted at the state- of-the-art Cal...more

Foo Fighters | Sonic Highways World Tour 2015

Presented by Bridgestone Arena at Bridgestone Arena, Nashville

October 5, 2015

As promised when the band played the Ryman on October 31, 2014, the Foo Fighters will return to Nashville in 2015. Coinciding with the success of the Sonic Highways’ television show and...more

Twenty One Pilots with Echosmith

Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

October 5, 2015

Twenty One Pilots were formed in 2009 by high-school friends Tyler Joseph, Nick Thomas, and Chris Salih. The pop trio built an enormous regional following across Ohio and the Midwest, spurned on...more

CANCELLED - Centric Presents K. Michelle & Azealia Banks

Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

October 5, 2015

The Centric Presents K. Michelle & Azealia Banks concert scheduled for Monday, October 5 at the Schermerhorn has been cancelled. All tickets purchased for this concert will be...more

Run the Jewels with Boots

Presented by Marathon Music Works at Marathon Music Works, Nashville

October 5, 2015

Run the Jewels: El-P and Killer Mike, two of the most distinctive and celebrated names in rap, might have seemed like an unlikely pairing on paper, but the duo subverted and...more

Watercolor Painting Class

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Green Hills Branch, Nashville

October 6, 2015

Paint a landscape, lakescape, or subject of your own choice in this workshop using watercolors, brush techniques, and mixed medium on watercolor paper. The class will be taught by artist Patricia...more

Courtyard Concerts: Revolfusion

Presented by Nashville Public Library and Nashville Public Library Foundation at Nashville Public Library - Main Library, Nashville

October 6, 2015

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at Courtyard Concerts with this unique Latin Band.

Revolufsion has been heating up stages in Nashville from Mercy Lounge and Hard...more

Of Monsters and Men

Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

October 7, 2015

OF MONSTERS AND MEN have come a long way from their native Iceland. They quickly became a phenomenon in 2011 with the quadruple-platinum “Little Talks” and their chart-topping debut, My Head...more

Rhiannon Giddens

Presented by Marathon Music Works at Marathon Music Works, Nashville

October 7, 2015

Giddens’ journey, in a larger sense, began in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, where she was raised—an area with a rich legacy of old-time music, black and white, that Giddens would...more

Guest Master Class: Li-shan Hung, piano

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

October 7, 2015

GUEST ARTIST

Li-shan Hung, piano

Hung will conduct a master class with Blair School piano majors at 8:00pm Wednesday, Oct. 7, in Steve & Judy...more

Pick & Stomp

Presented by Nashville Palace at Nashville Palace, Nashville

October 8, 2015

 Pick & Stomp at the Nashville Palace is bringing music fans an array of Bluegrass, Americana, Roots music and much more!

The series, presented by Roberts Western World and hosted...more

Reel Rock 10

Presented by 1966 Hall at The Belcourt at Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

October 7 - October 8, 2015

...more

Aretha Franklin with The Nashville Symphony

Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

October 8, 2015

HCA/TriStar Health Legends of Music Series: Aretha Franklin with members of the Nashville Symphony

She is a musical icon known the world over simply by her first name:...more

TN Craft Week Artist Forum presented by Shimai Gallery

Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Bellevue Branch, Nashville

October 8, 2015

Celebrate Tennessee Craft Week with three local craft artists from Shimai, Gallery of Contemporary Craft. Each artist will speak about their process, vision, and how they chose a life of "making"....more

Guest Artist: Li-shan Hung, piano

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

October 8, 2015

GUEST ARTIST

Li-shan Hung, piano

As a winner of the Artists International, Li-shan Hung made her New York recital debut at Carnegie Hall’s Weill...more

NS2 presents: Noah Gundersen

Presented by Cannery Ballroom at Cannery Ballroom, Nashville

October 9, 2015

At the tender age of 24, Noah Gundersen is already a young veteran who recorded his first album on his dad’s Tascam Studio 8 reel-to-reel home tape machine at 13. Born in the tiny town of...more

Florence + the Machine

Presented by Live Nation at Ascend Amphitheater, Nashville

October 9, 2015

Florence + the Machine are an English indie rock band that formed in London in 2007, consisting of lead singer Florence Welch,...more

Kyle Abraham / Abraham.In.Motion: When the Wolves Came In

Presented by OZ at OZ Nashville, Nashville

October 8 - October 9, 2015

MacArthur “Genius” Award winning choreographer Kyle Abraham creates dance works using highly physical dance styles that reflect the youthful energy of hip-hop and speak to a new...more

Wasabassco Burlesque

Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville, Nashville

October 9, 2015

"ONE of the TOP Ten Burlesque Shows In The World" -Travel Channel

Wasabassco is world-renowned for its disarmingly sexy combination of contemporary striptease and top-tier variety....more

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions w/ Nashville Symphony

Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

October 9, 2015

PERFORMERS
Nashville Symphony
Vinay Parameswaran, conductor

Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions is the must-see video game concert of the year, giving fans and newcomers of...more

Ink, Silk and Gold: Medium and Meaning in Islamic Art - Curator’s Perspective

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

October 9, 2015

Ink, Silk and Gold: Medium and Meaning in Islamic Art - Curator’s Perspective Presented by Dr. Laura Weinstein, Ananda Coomaraswamy Curator of South Asian and Islamic Art,...more

Vanderbilt University Orchestra

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

October 9, 2015

Vanderbilt University Orchestra

Robin Fountain, conductor

Jean Philippe Dambreville, guest conductor

French conductor and...more

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