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October Events in Nashville

Listing of October 2014 Events in Nashville


A Nashville Events Calender for the month of October that lists some of the current events and activities taking place in and around Nashville, Tennessee in October.

All Events are listed in the following order:
Annual Events-Holidays-Specials-Daily Events-Ongoing Events-Venues
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Calendar Last Updated - 4/7/2014

October Annual Event Guide

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Annual Events
Take a tour through our listing of the Best & Most Well-liked Annual Events that take place in and around Nashville every year in the month of October.

10/09 & 10/11 La Bohème

On Christmas Eve in Paris, Roldofo, a young, starving poet, falls in love with Mimi, a beautiful, young seamstress…and opera has never been the same. Puccini's La Bohème is, without a doubt, one of the most popular operas ever written. With its thrilling, beautiful music and its mixture of high comedy and serious drama, the opera sweeps the viewer away into a world of young love, a world of romance, and ultimately, a world tinged with bittersweet longing. With La Bohème, Puccini wonderfully captures just what it means to be young and alive, offering us a brilliant mixture of lightness or darkness, all set to some of the most romantic music ever written. Thursday, October 9, 2014 (7 p.m.) Saturday, October 11, 2014 (8 p.m.) Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center

10/17-10/19 Swan Lake

Swan Lake with the Nashville Symphony - Do you believe in love at first sight? Become enchanted by the romance of this quintessential ballet and a love so strong it transcends a sorcerer's curse. Experience the grace and elegance of the Swan Queen and the mesmerizing, seamless formations of her charmed maidens. October 17-19, 2014 TPAC's Jackson Hall

10/19 REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon with special guest Brynn Marie - After more than 40 years together, REO Speedwagon is still rockin' night after night. Since their formation in 1967, not a year has gone by when REO didn't perform live, thrilling fans with hits like "Keep On Loving You," "Can't Fight This Feeling" and more. Iconic frontman Kevin Cronin has been there from the beginning and continues to deliver REO's enduring hits to fans around the globe. See them in Nashville as they perform for the first time in the intimate setting of Schermerhorn Symphony Center. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014 Concert presented without orchestra

Sanctity Pictured

Ongoing Event
Sanctity Pictured: The Art of the Dominican and Franciscan Orders in Renaissance Italy is the first exhibition dedicated to Italian Renaissance art in Nashville since 1934. The exhibition explores the role of the two major new religious orders in the revival of the arts in Italy during the period 1200 to 1550. On view from October 31, 2014, to January 25, 2015, the exhibition presents drawings, illuminated manuscripts, liturgical objects, paintings, prints, printed books and sculptures drawn from the collections of major American and European libraries and museums, including works of art from the Vatican Library and Vatican Museums that have never before been exhibited in the United States.

The Outsiders

Ongoing Event
Set in 1965 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, this drama deals with real people, seen through the eyes of a young Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of life. Caught up in territorial battles between the have-it-made rich kids, the Socs, and his tough underprivileged Greaser family and friends, Ponyboy tells us a story about life, death, love, and growing up. Directed by Heather Alexander. September 19 - October 5

William Edmonson and Friends

Ongoing Event
William Edmondson was not only the first African-American artist to have a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1937 he also has left a very tangible legacy in Nashville and beyond. Some of the city’s parks, streets, civic buildings, and historic markers bear his name. In 2014 the Edmondson Park will be reopened after extensive renovation and addition of two commissioned sculptures by the artists Thornton Dial and Lonnie Holley. The Edmondson Park Public Art Project will have several community outreach components, including the Oasis Center, Lipscomb University/Ayers Institute for Teacher Learning and Innovation and Cheekwood. Cheekwood’s exhibition will highlight the Edmondson sculptures from its permanent collection supplemented by selected loans from other collections. This will be the first survey exhibition of Edmondson’s work since Cheekwood organized the William Edmondson traveling exhibition in 2000-2001. Edmondson is a luminary in the story of 20th century American art and has served as a source of inspiration for many other artists, even during his lifetime. This exhibition presents Edmondson in the company of select works by sculptors and painters who have followed in his footsteps. . September 27 - January 3, 2015

Tennessee State Parks Events

Various Park Venues
Celebrate Tennessee's State Parks! Discover miles of scenic waterways and acres of pristine land. Activities range from hikes, outdoor events, and family-friendly fun to weekend getaways and more.

October Events & Exhibits at the Frist

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Frist Center for the Visual Arts, located at 919 Broadway in downtown Nashville, is an art exhibition center dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, regional, U.S., and international sources in a program of changing exhibitions. See what's Happening at the Frist this month.

October Events at the Belcourt Theatre

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Housed in Nashville's last historic neighborhood theatre, the Belcourt Theatre provides opportunities for people of all ages to discover, explore and learn through the power of film, music and theatre.

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