Nashville's Upcoming Performing Arts Events

Performance Theater Events in Nashville

Just off Broadway means something different in Nashville! Of course everyone knows that Broadway and 2nd Ave are where all of the downtown honky-tonks are located...and our Theater district is a little more spread out. There are some larger theaters downtown where you can see Tony and Grammy Award winning shows straight from NY's Broadway. Nashville is also blessed to have a number of small theaters where you can see local performers with amazing talents.

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Performing Arts in Nashville Tennessee

From Plays to Concerts there are a number of Performing Arts shows to be enjoyed in Nashville Tennessee and Middle Tennessee. Book your tickets early these are the performances that often sell out fast.

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Upcoming Performace Arts Events

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Monday, October 3, 2022

The Monday Night Jazz series returns at their new home in North Nashville, The Local Distro, March 1. The series began in 2015 at The Loft at Ella Jeans and has been serving up hot jazz ever since.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Every Tuesday
Ultimate Comedy Open Mic at The East Room!!! FREE! Doors at 7. Sign ups between 7-8. Drawing for slots at 8. Must be present at 8 to accept a slot if you get drawn. Show at 830.

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Friday, October 7, 2022

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Enjoy a Unique and Mysterious Evening with Nashville’s Premier Magician!

Sleight-of-Hand Mysteries + Interactive Illusions = 100% Fun!

It is intimate. Only 30 tickets available per performance!

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Back by popular demand, The Illusionist, Michael John, is returning to Dirty Little Secret in an all-new six-month residency.

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

Woolworth Theatre is proud to present Shiners Nashville – an original theatrical concept show situated in a state-of-the-art theatre, lounge, and event space!

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Monday, October 3, 2022

A brand new monthly show at our favorite spot for mini donuts, beer, and cocktails - The Donut Distillery in East Nashville!

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

KENDRA DECOLO FEATURES AT THE BREW

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Cynthia Wilson with the Birdsong Quartet In Concert at the Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Vail and the Fusion Kings In Concert at the Jazz Cave at the Nashville Jazz Workshop on Thursday, October 13, 2022. Bandleader and bassist Vail Johnson is joined by Hans Zermuehlen (keys), Karl Wingruber (saxes), and Bruce Guttridge (drums).

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Friday, October 14, 2022

The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word is among the oldest literary festivals in the country, annually welcoming approximately 200 authors and 25,000 visitors each October.

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Friday, October 21, 2022

October 21-30, 2022

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Jazzmania is the Jazz Party of the Year, with great food, fun, and of course live jazz from some of the city's finest musicians.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Jazzmania is the Jazz Party of the Year, with great food, fun, and of course live jazz from some of the city's finest musicians.

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Saturday, October 22, 2022

Jazzmania is the Nashville Jazz Workshop's Annual Jazz Party and Fundraiser, supporting the NJW's mission of enriching people's lives and building community through world class jazz education and performance.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Oct 25-31, 2022
Zombies stay hungry.
Friends, neighbors, and children should not.

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Friday, October 28, 2022

Friday, October 28, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

This special, FREE event is inspired by the beautiful memorial traditions of Mexico’s Día de los Muertos and is open to all people and all faiths.

We will be hosting virtual educational and altar-building sessions in October.

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Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Nashville at last!

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Friday, November 4, 2022

Landon Pigg and Jesse Daniel Edwards: two friends, philosopher poets, anglers, tennis amateurs, and songsters met in Nashville in 2021 and immediately shared a love of books, red wine, and art- often meeting in dimly-lit East Nashville haunts to d

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Friday, December 2, 2022

December 2 - 18, 2022

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

Join us for the Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl! Get that Goodwill sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to jingle bell ROCK on Dec. 10th. And make it to the end and get your Holiday Drawstring Bag!

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Saturday, December 10, 2022

December 10, 2022 at 8:00 PM CST

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Wednesday, December 21, 2022
December 21 , 2022 – January 1, 2023
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Saturday, December 31, 2022

December 31, 2022
New Years Eve at the Ryman with Old Crow Medicine Show!

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Friday, March 3, 2023

March 3 – March 5, 2023

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Friday, March 24, 2023

March 24 – April 2, 2023

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Friday, March 24, 2023

Five incredible illusionists will take the stage in Nashville, Tennessee, March 2023.

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Five incredible illusionists will take the stage in Nashville, Tennessee, March 2023.

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Friday, May 12, 2023

May 12 – 22, 2023

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