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    Entering its fourth 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.

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    Are you an individual or organization interested in participating? Submit your Artober Nashville 2014 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 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 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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    Cultivating the Arts in Tennessee: A Statewide Arts Conference

    Presented by Tennessee Arts Commission at Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns

    October 28 - October 30, 2014

    The Tennessee Arts Commission Statewide Conference takes place against a stunning fall backdrop in beautiful Montgomery Bell State Park, October 28-30, 2014. Spend the time learning and sharpening your skills, networking and enjoying entertainment.

    Tuesday, October 28
    Welcome Dinner and Celebration, with entertainment by Kofi and Rebekah Mawuko

    Wednesday, October ...more


    Drive-By Truckers

    Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    October 30, 2014

    Drive-By Truckers are an alternative country/Southern rock band based in Athens, Georgia, though two out of five current members (Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley) are originally from The Shoals...more

    Guest Artist: Reid Alexander

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

    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

    Halloween Party

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

    October 30, 2014

    A fun-filled afternoon of Halloween activities, stories, games and snacks. If you wear a costume, you might win a prize. We'll have a "bewitching" time!


    Arts After Dark

    Presented by Nashville Public Library at Nashville Public Library - Old Hickory, Old Hickory

    October 30, 2014

    Crayons, and glue sticks, and glitter. Come and show off your inner Van Gogh and have some fun creating a work of art!


    Networking Lunch: At the Intersection of Faith & Business

    Presented by Trevecca Nazarene University at Trevecca Nazarene University - Boone Convocation Center, Nashville

    October 30, 2014

    This networking luncheon for business professionals will feature these speakers Trevecca President Dan Boone, talking about his new book about work, and Dan Moore, president of Southwestern...more

    Mistress Patti's Halloween Death Dance

    Presented by The Rutledge at The Rutledge, Nashville

    October 30, 2014

    Mindset Defect, VAHALLA, Doc Sinister, and Stackwill be performing live for Mistress Patti's Halloween Death Dance. Dress to impress, because there will be a $100 prize for the person in the...more

    Elise Hayes and Friends

    Presented by The Listening Room Cafe at The Listening Room Cafe, Nashville

    October 30, 2014

    Head out to The Listening Room Café for live music! Elise Hayes and Friends take the stage at 6:00pm.  Sometimes it’s a haunting melody or...more

    Palaver Thursday

    Presented by Palaver Records at FooBar, Nashville

    October 30, 2014

    Palaver Records Presents: Palaver Thursday @ FooBAR too

    • 11:00pm - Charlie and the Foxtrots
    • 10:00pm - Mateja
    • 9:00pm - Forlorn Strangers

    Sponsored...more

    Next Steps Fall Happy Hour

    Presented by Vanderbilt Kennedy Center at Bar Louie, Nashville

    October 30, 2014

    Next Steps at Vanderbilt is hosting their Fall Happy Hour. For a $25 suggested donation, attendees will support the Next Steps program and enjoy an extra hour of Bar Louie's amazing happy...more

    Funky Tonk ft. Music City Toppers

    Presented by Acme Feed & Seed at Acme Feed & Seed , Nashville

    October 30, 2014

     Broadway’s first and only Funky Tonk featuring ACME’s house band - Music City Toppers.


    Josh Helms and more!

    Presented by Margaritaville Nashville at Margaritaville Nashville, Nashville

    October 30, 2014

    Head out to Margaritaville Nashville for live music!

    Josh Helms has spent years honing the craft of...more

    Leo Kottke

    Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville, Nashville

    October 30, 2014

    Innovative acoustic guitar virtuoso Leo Kottke was born in Athens, GA and through being raised in 12 different states, he absorbed a variety of musical influences as a child, flirting with both...more

    Haeley Vaughn

    Presented by Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant - Nashville at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant (Nashville), Nashville

    October 30, 2014

    Haeley Vaughn is on her way to becoming country’s next darling with a genuine optimism and enthusiasm for singing that cannot be deterred.

    Her passion for singing...more

    Keep On Keepin' On

    Presented by Belcourt Theatre at Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

    October 24 - October 30, 2014

    93-year-old jazz legend Clark Terry is a living monument to the Golden Era of Jazz, Terry—a mentor to Miles Davis—is among the few performers ever to have played in both Count...more

    Grand Ole Opry featuring Jim Lauderdale, Vince Gill, Jimmy Wayne, Elizabeth Cook, Rayland Baxter, The Willis Clan and more to be added.

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    The Grand Ole Opry is the show that made country music famous. The Opry features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music. Unlike a typical concert, the Opry...more

    Great American Ideas

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

    October 31, 2014

    Each week we read a classic American text and discuss it together. This week we will discuss James Madison's The Federalist #10. For more information contact Ron Perry at 862-5843.


    Wii, Xbox Kinect, & Games

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

    October 31, 2014

    There's always a lot going on the in Teen Center! Come dance, sing, battle, and exercise using the Wii. Use the Xbox Kinect or play board games such as Chess, Checkers, Mancala, cards, Guess...more

    Beth Haley Design : ARTOBER Artists Gallery

    Presented by Beth Haley Design

    October 1 - October 31, 2014

    Interior Design and art never looked so good. For the month of ARTOBER, Beth Haley Design is showcasing two fantastic Nashville artists, Jerry Atnip and KJ Schumacher. The show highlights...more

    Shelby At Dusk by Jake Wells

    Presented by Shelby Bottoms Nature Center at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, Nashville

    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

    Exhibition Tour: Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy

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

    October 31, 2014

    Join exhibition catalogue essayist Holly Flora, associate professor, History of Art, Tulane University, as she examines Italian Renaissance art created for Dominican and Franciscan friars and...more

    Artist Spotlights

    Presented by NECAT Network (Nashville Education, Community and Arts Television) and Metro Arts at NECAT Network (Nashville Education, Community and Arts Television), Nashville

    October 1 - October 31, 2014

    Artist Spotlights will showcase local artist works on NECAT channels. Highlighting various types of art, these videos will take you inside an artist's work and processes for creating a...more

    STS9

    Presented by War Memorial Auditorium at War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    STS9 truly does it all; from headlining stages at festivals such as the Ultra Music Festival, Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, Lollapalooza and Electric Daisy Carnival, to selling out shows around the...more

    HAPI Artober Exhibit at Edgehill Branch Library

    Presented by Healing Arts Project, Inc. at Nashville Public Library - Edgehill Branch Library, Nashville

    October 1 - October 31, 2014

    The Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI) provides an avenue for persons in mental health and addiction recovery to express their creativity through a wide range of artistic endeavors, including free...more

    HAPI Artober Exhibit at Looby Branch Library

    Presented by Healing Arts Project, Inc. at Nashville Public Library - Looby Branch, Nashville

    October 1 - October 31, 2014

    The Healing Arts Project, Inc. (HAPI) provides an avenue for persons in mental health and addiction recovery to express their creativity through a wide range of artistic endeavors, including free...more

    In The Round with Kent Blazy, Leslie Satcher, Gordon Kennedy and Cory Batten

    Presented by The Bluebird Cafe at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    In The Round with Kent Blazy, Leslie Satcher, Gordon Kennedy and Cory Batten.


    Hands on Art!

    Presented by Art Moves Mobile Art Studio at Hip Donelson Farmers Market, Nashville

    August 29 - October 31, 2014

    Art Moves is the only art studio in Nashville that takes art instruction on the road. We are Nashville’s first complete mobile art studio in a vintage art truck. We combine encouraging art...more

    The Midtown Monster Mash

    Presented by JRC Live at Loser's Bar and Grill, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    Nashville's Street Party on Division Street in the heart of Midtown. Access to 5 haunted bars as well as the MONSTER sized street party all for 1...more

    Come As You Aren't Halloween

    Presented by The Rutledge at The Rutledge, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    The Rutledge is excited to have us back for my second annual Halloween party!

    DJ Joshua Bandstra will be creating a song suggestion system so you can request your favorite songs...more

    Halloween Party Hosted by Lance Carpenter

    Presented by The Listening Room Cafe at The Listening Room Cafe, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    Celebrate Halloween the right way with some great live music! Lance Carpenter will be hosting the evening and will also be hosting a costume contest with some great prizes that your ticket serves...more

    Piddle Me This, A Murder Mystery Dinner Show

    Presented by Mel O'Drama Theater

    October 31, 2014

    Piddle Me This

    A Murder Mystery Dinner Show

    Written by Lynda Drewy

    Directed by Becca Cummings

    What do you get when you have THE ADAMS FAMILY mixed with THE BEVERLY...more

    In The Round with Carly Pearce and friends

    Presented by The Bluebird Cafe at The Bluebird Cafe, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    Early shows at the Bluebird usually feature the best up and coming songwriters (and the occasional hit writer). They may not have a lot of hits yet, but you will see a great...more

    GJCC October Art Opening

    Presented by Gordon Jewish Community Center at Gordon Jewish Community Center, Nashville

    October 1 - October 31, 2014

    The GJCC’s 10th exhibit of the year features acrylic paintings by Roy Laws, abstract works by Pat Snyder, wire sculptures by Amélie Brown, and floral painting by Rhona Polen Wernick....more

    Dusty Hundley and more!

    Presented by Margaritaville Nashville at Margaritaville Nashville, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    Head on out to Margaritaville Nashville for live music with Dusty Hundley. You can find Dusty most weekends...more

    Matt Marinchick and more!

    Presented by Margaritaville Nashville at Margaritaville Nashville, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    Head out to Margaritaville Nashville for live music!

    Matt Marinchick performs from...more

    Good vs. Evil Improv Comedy Halloween Spectacular

    Presented by Nashville Improv Company at Bongo After Hours Theatre, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    Who wouldn't want to see improv comedy on Halloween? During this special Friday night show you can see two teams, Good vs. Evil compete in all their costumed glory. We will be doing...more

    Hits & Grins- Steve Dean, Bill Whyte & Victoria Venier

    Presented by Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant - Nashville at Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant (Nashville), Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    Hits & Grins- Steve Dean, Bill Whyte & Victoria Venier

    Steve Dean has written six #1 hits including Song of the Year- "Watching You" for Rodney Atkins,...more

    An Evening with Taj Mahal

    Presented by City Winery Nashville at City Winery Nashville, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    Composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Taj Mahal is one of the most prominent and influential figures in late 20th century blues and roots music. Though his career began more than four...more

    “Trunk Or Treat” at Lakewood Baptist Church in Donelson

    Presented by Lakewood Baptist Church at Lakewood Baptist Church, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    Attention All! Lakewood Baptist Church in Donelson, located on the corner of Donelson Pike and Emery Drive will be hosting their annual “Trunk OR Treat” on October 31st from 6:00 PM to...more

    Foo Fighters

    Presented by Ryman Auditorium at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville

    October 31, 2014

    This event will use paperless tickets ONLY. Please read the following information about paperless ticketing:

    • All seats for this show are electronic Ticketmaster Paperless Tickets...more

    Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

    Presented by Nashville Repertory Theatre at TPAC - Andrew Johnson Theater, Nashville

    October 2 - November 1, 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

    The Music of Queen | FirstBank Pops Series

    Presented by Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville

    October 30 - November 1, 2014

    Experience the majesty of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and all your favorite Queen hits when conductor/arranger Brent Havens and his band join the Nashville Symphony for high-energy fun and...more

    Devil's Dungeon Haunted Attraction

    Presented by Devil's Dungeon Haunted Attraction

    September 19 - November 1, 2014

    For the 15th year, Devil himself invites everyone to enjoy the theatrical mayhem provided by the Devil's Dungeon. All scenes have been fine-tuned or re-vamped to make Devil's Dungeon an...more

    John Jonethis in the V Lounge Piano Bar

    Presented by Artist Development Group and Valentino's Restorante at Valentino's Ristorante, Nashville

    October 29 - November 1, 2014

    John Jonethis, The Voice of Romance, sings the great songs from The American Songbook plus today's romantic and dance favorites. From Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett to Harry Connick Jr.,...more

    Guerilla Caregiver

    Presented by Darkhorse Theater at Darkhorse Theater, Nashville

    October 17 - November 1, 2014

    Anna Fuerstenberg's World Premiere of Guerrilla Caregiver is a story of secrets and survival, a mother and daughter, estrangement and reconciliation - and the miracle of...more

    Speakeasy Swing

    Presented by NSDF

    November 1, 2014

    Nashville's oldest private club, The Standard, has invited the city's socialites to be transported to the Jazz-age while you dance to the live music of The Gnarly Parkers!

    Built in...more

    Nashville Magic Club presents Watch Close, Don't Blink

    Presented by Nashville Magic Club at Bongo After Hours Theatre, Nashville

    November 1, 2014

    Following the success of the Magicpalooza series of shows, the Nashville Magic Club presents Watch Close, Don't Blink.  This interactive show of close-up sleight of hand and...more

    Hustler Hollywood Halloween Masquerade

    Presented by Iconic Dames at The Standard at the Smith House, Nashville

    October 31 - November 1, 2014

    Iconic Dames & Lovenoise present Hustler Hollywood Halloween Masquerade at The Standard. Enjoy a REFINED night with a cultivated society. Dress to astound in your Masquerade emsemble or your...more

    Grand Ole Opry featuring Nikki Lane, Chris Janson, Jimmy Wayne, The Willis Clan and more to be added.

    Presented by Grand Ole Opry at Grand Ole Opry House, Nashville

    November 1, 2014

    The Grand Ole Opry is the show that made country music famous. The Opry features a dynamic line-up of new stars, superstars, and legends of country music. Unlike a typical concert, the Opry...more

    The Rocky Horror Picture Show - SOLD OUT

    Presented by Belcourt Theatre at Belcourt Theatre, Nashville

    October 31 - November 1, 2014

    With live cast Little Morals. This notorious horror parody—a fast-paced potpourri of camp, sci-fi and rock 'n' roll, among other things—tracks the exploits of naïve couple...more

    American Ballads: The Photographs of Marty Stuart

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

    May 9 - November 2, 2014

    Although known primarily as a country music star, Marty Stuart has been taking photographs of the people and places surrounding him since he first went on tour with bluegrass performer Lester...more

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