PERFORMING ARTS

 

April at the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place. Ticket packages may be purchased from the Patron Services hotline at (615) 687-6401. Concerts this month: April 4: The Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview; April 8: Piano Spectacular with the Nashville Symphony; April 10: Friends in Low Places; April 12-14: Bach, Mozart & Elgar; April 19-21: Gershwin’s Greatest Hits; April 21: Schoolhouse Rock! with the Nashville Symphony; April 27-28: Guerrero Conducts Ravel; April 29: Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. For tickets, call the box office at (615) 687-6400 between 10 am and 6 pm Monday through Friday or 10 am and 2 pm Saturday. nashvillesymphony.org

April at the Ryman Auditorium

116 Fifth Avenue North. This stellar venue is a six-time winner of Pollstar’s Concert Theatre of the Year award and 2012, 2010 and 2008 Academy of Country Music’s Venue of the Year. This month’s outstanding lineup: April 6: Home Free; April 7: India.Arie and The Fisk Jubilee Singers; April 11: Tim Allen; April 15: X Ambassadors; April 18: #IMOMSOHARD; April 20-21: Bill Burr; April 21: Tim Allen; April 23- 24: Modest Mouse; April 25: The Piano Guys; April 27: The Temptations and The Four Tops; April 29: As The Crow Flies. Buy tickets at Ryman box office, ryman.com, ticketmaster.com, ticketmaster outlets or call (615) 458-8700.

Sunday Evenings – Bluegrass Jam

Station Inn, 402 12th Avenue South. Free admission on Sunday evening at Nashville’s premiere listening room for bluegrass and roots music. “Cold beer, hot pickin’ and friends you won’t meet until you get here.” Showtime 8 pm. stationinn.com

Tuesday & Wednesday Mornings – Wishing Chair Puppet Productions Story Time

Nashville Public Library’s Children’s Theatre, 615 Church Street. Meet the Professor, Library Pete, and Mary Mary as they sing, juggle and read books. Puppet friends Tommy Dog, Cedric the Dragon, J.J. the Lamb, Spanish Fox, and Jimmy Giraffe make frequent appearances. 30 minutes, showtimes 9:30 am, 10:30, 11:30 am. For ages 6 and under. Limited free parking for 1-1/2 hours in the library’s parking garage. nashvillepubliclibrary.org

Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Afternoons – The Music of Nashville: A Magical Journey

Texas Troubadour Theatre, 2416 Music Valley Drive. Join the incredible cast and band in a historical 60 year ride through some of Nashville’s biggest hits, and the stories behind them! From Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, George & Tammy, Conway & Loretta, Kenny & Dolly, through Wynonna, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift, this show brings exciting entertainment unlike any other. Performed by hot up-and-coming artists who are backed by a fantastic first-call Nashville band, they will bring you to your feet! Tickets available online, day of show or call (615) 969-6349. themusicofnashville.com

Thursday, Friday, Saturday Evenings – Ray Stevens Show

CabaRay Showroom, 5724 River Road. Ray Stevens and his fabulous A-Team band will take you down memory lane with songs and stories from Ray’s legendary career. Showtime 7:30 pm, dinner seating at 6 pm. Come early to experience the rockin’ Piano Bar with live music from 5 pm until showtime and post show until closing. raystevenscabaray.com

Thursday Evenings – Speakeasy Swing at Rudys

Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves Street. Nashville’s only jazz club features 1930s-1940s live music with vintage swing dancing, a New Orleans inspired menu and tipsy cocktails. rudysjazzroom.com

Thursday and Friday Evenings – Music at the Frist

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway. Enjoy free music in the Cafe or Grand Lobby, 6 pm. fristcenter.org

Saturday Evenings – Bye Bye Liver: The Nashville Drinking Play

Blue Bar and Rack Room, 1911 Broadway. This fast-paced sketch comedy takes a satirical look at the drinking culture every Saturday night. Audience members participate in Would You Rather, Name That Tune, and more. byebyeliver.com/nashville

April 3-7 – Tin Pan South

Various venues throughout Music City. The world’s largest all-songwriter festival showcases the talented artists who penned your favorite songs, performing them in their original form. tinpansouth.com

April 4-7, 11-14, 18 – Inherit the Wind

Johnson Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick Street. Inspired by the sensational Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee, this thrilling courtroom drama centers on the prosecution of a teacher who read about Darwin’s The Origin of Species to his science class from their biology book. The attention-grabbing trial becomes a boxing match for the two greatest legal giants of the century. This riveting drama rings with relevance to our culture’s struggle with the relationship between belief and science that continues to this day. nashvillerep.org

April 5 – Nashville House Concerts

War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Avenue North. Join radio personality Storme Warren and country artist Joe Denim in their make-shift living room, featuring a diverse blend of talent from chart-topping artists, music legends, rising stars, and accomplished songwriters. wmarocks.com

April 5-8 – Steel Magnolias

Z. Alexander Looby Theater, 2301 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. A story about the importance of female friendships as told by women in a small-town southern community who share a bond and how they cope with the death of one of their own. circleplayers.net

April 6 – Snap on 2&4

The Jazz Cave, 1319 Adams Street. Jazz brothers Peter and Will Anderson will perform their unique renditions of classic jazz songs and innovative original music. There will be two sets, beginning at 8 pm. Soft drinks and bottled water available. BYOB and snacks. Tickets: $25, High school and college students: $15. nashvillejazz.org

April 6–8 – Susannah

Polk Theater, Tennessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick Street. Carlisle Floyd’s folk-like opera, rooted in Appalachian music, is set in rural Tennessee. Narrow-minded townspeople, jealous of young Susannah’s beauty, band together to intimidate and harass her in an attempt to drive her away. The opera was composed at the height of McCarthyism and serves as a metaphor for paranoia and its dangerous repercussions. Sung in English with projected English titles. nashvilleopera.org

April 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21 – Boeing Boeing

112 2nd Avenue South, Franklin. Join us in a little 1960s nostalgia as we meet Bernard, whose Paris “swinging bachelor pad” is a revolving door to the three air hostesses he claims to be engaged to – the American, the Italian, and the German. The fun begins when a new and faster Boeing jet disrupts Bernard’s complicated schedule and all three women arrive in town at the same time, along with Bernard’s innocent out-of-town friend. pull-tight.com

April 7, 14, 28 – Kidsville Story Time

Inside The Parthenon, 2500 West End Avenue. Every Saturday from 11–11:45 am, ages 12 and younger will explore a different theme and create a related piece of art. April 7: Come hear the Greek myth of Orpheus, a hero with superhuman musical skills; make a mini lyre instrument. April 14: Come explore what it means to be an entrepreneur, from the markets of ancient Greece to the neighborhood lemonade stand; make a sign for your own business. April 28: Come explore the freedom and joy of runs, skips, and leaps as we learn about Isadora Duncan dance styles and dance the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice through a structured improvisation led by Duncan Dance Project; make a leaf crown for your dance costume. kidsvilleonline.org

April 10, 24 – The Doyle and Debbie Show

Station Inn, 402 12th Avenue South. This hilarious love letter to the country music community and its stars is hysterical, and the music is finely-crafted. The two stars, Bruce Arntson and Jenny Littleton, have the acting and singing chops to carry it all off beautifully. Tickets: $20, 7 pm. doyleanddebbie.com

April 11 – Music City Roots – On the Road

This live acclaimed roots and Americana music variety radio show showcases Nashville’s rich music scene. Join us “Live from The Nashville Palace” with a Little Jimmy Dickens Tribute Show featuring Tim O’Brien, Kathy Mattea, Connie Smith, Carpenter Ants, John Ellison, and Todd Burge. musiccityroots.com

April 12-15, 19-22, 26-28 – 9 to 5: The Musical

The Larry Keeton Theatre, 108 Donelson Pike. Expect high-quality thrilling performances and scrumptious dining. Dinner seating is one hour prior to start of show. Thursday–Saturday shows start at 7 pm, Sunday matinee at 2 pm. ?thelarrykeetontheatre.org

April 12, 14, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29 – Dragons Love Tacos

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton. Dragons Love Tacos is a deliciously funny tale of new friends and the perfect snack, and full of fiery fun for your entire family. Dragons love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want a bunch of dragons at your party, you should definitely serve tacos. But save the spicy salsa. When dragons eat spicy salsa – the results can be explosive. nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

April 13-15 – Kid Koala – Satellite

OZ, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle. OZ Arts, Nashville’s destination for innovative contemporary art experiences will feature world-renowned scratch DJ and music producer Kid Koala – Satellite, an innovative collection of dreamy, atmospheric tracks. The audience, seated four per table, will be an integral part of the show, equipped with a turntable, effects box and color-coded vinyl records. Following cues to create an “ambient vinyl orchestra,” 50 harmonized turntables will create a unique, uplifting and dynamic evening of light and music. oznashville.com

April 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28 – The Amazing Twins

Puppets of all types illuminate the ancient Maya tales of Creation and the Amazing Twins. Follow the twins through the nefarious and mysterious underworld as they attempt to save themselves and in turn, all of mankind. 30 minutes, showtimes 10:30 am and 11:30 am. Recommended for ages 6–12, but all are welcome.

April 15 – Family Day at the Ballet

Nashville Ballet, 3630 Redmon Street. Spend an engaging afternoon created for families, including a children’s ballet performance of Aesop’s Fables, movement activities, arts and crafts, and more. Aesop’s Fables weaves together four popular fables (The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Crow, The Wind and the Sun and The Ants and the Grasshopper) to impart a little wisdom to little ones. 12 noon–4 pm. nashvilleballet.com

April 16-22 – Wild West Comedy Festival

Various venues including Zanies, The Ryman, the Exit/In. The annual festival will feature some of the funniest comedians in the world, along with unique special events. nashcomedyfest.com

April 20 – Music City Improv

Third Coast Comedy Club, Marathon Village, 1310 Clinton Avenue. This high octane show from Nashville’s longest running improv troupe features live and video sketch comedy. musiccityimprov.com

April 26 – Poet’s Corner with Amie Whittemore

Scarritt Bennett Center, Vanderbilt University. Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a monthly reading by a featured local poet. Free and open to the public. scarrittbennett.org

April 28 – Brave New Hope

Langford Auditorium, Vanderbilt University. Nashville in Harmony’s choral spring program will lift our community’s voices in celebration, reflection and reaffirmation. nashvilleinharmony.org

Art Crawls

Spend your evening at an art crawl! Area galleries offer rare opportunities to view diverse exhibitions featuring many genres of artwork. Some venues present live music, and many serve complimentary wine and light hors d’oeuvres. These monthly gatherings are an opportunity to meet the artists, buy and support their work.

April 6 – Downtown Franklin Friday Art Crawl

Charming shops and galleries, live music and refreshments make Franklin a great place to be 6–9 pm. A $5 unlimited trolley ticket runs all night to take guests from spot to spot. franklinartscene.com

April 7 – Downtown Nashville Saturday Art Crawl

Fifth Avenue of the Arts, Historic Arcade, Eighth Avenue, Broadway. The festive atmosphere and participating venues located along Fifth Avenue of the Arts to the Historic Arcade to Eighth Avenue to Broadway welcome you to experience downtown Nashville as a center for art. Galleries open 6–9 pm, with trolleys making a continuous loop 6–10 pm. nashvilledowntown.com/play

April 7 – Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston

Minutes from downtown, Wedgewood/Houston is rich with art and music culture. Check out groundbreaking art from the artist run spaces on Chestnut Street to the commercial galleries on Hagan Street along with popups, beginning at 6 pm. am-wh.com

April 17 – East Side Art Stumble

East Nashville. Galleries, businesses, and studios stretch across the neighborhoods of East Nashville and Inglewood. Saturday event from 6-9, rain or shine. eastsideartstumble.com

April 28 – Jefferson Street Art Crawl

The crawl happens up and down Jefferson, starting at the Garden Brunch Cafe near Rosa Parks and ending at One Drop Ink Tattoo at Jefferson and 28th. The monthly event engages community and highlights art along this historic art corridor as well as the North Nashville Community. facebook.com/jsactn

May at the Nashville Symphony

Schermerhorn Symphony Center, 1 Symphony Place. Ticket packages may be purchased from the Patron Services hotline at (615) 687-6401. Concerts this month: May 5: The Arturo Sandoval Sextet; May 6: The Pointer Sisters (presented without orchestra); May 9: Joshua Bell with the Nashville Symphony; May 10-12: Brian Wilson Pet Sounds 50th Anniversary World Tour with bandmates Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin and the Nashville Symphony; May 13: Mother’s Day with Brian McKnight (presented without orchestra); ?May 18-19: Tchaikovsky & Copland (program: Christopher Rouse’s Ogoun Badagris, Tchaikovsky’s Variations on a Rococo Theme, Enrico Chapela’s Magnetar, Copland’s Symphony for Organ & Orchestra); May 20: Organ & Brass Recital with organist Douglas Cleveland and members of the Nashville Symphony; May 24-27: Experience the music of a live symphony orchestra performing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire™ in concert; May 31: Maestro Giancarlo Guerrero conducts Verdi’s Requiem, the Nashville Symphony and Chorus, featuring the Violins of Hope. For tickets, call the box office at (615) 687-6400 between 10 am and 6 pm Monday through Friday or 10 am and 2 pm Saturday. nashvillesymphony.org

May at the Ryman Auditorium

116 Fifth Avenue North. This stellar venue is a six-time winner of Pollstar’s Concert Theatre of the Year award and 2012, 2010 and 2008 Academy of Country Music’s Venue of the Year. This month’s outstanding lineup: May 2: Justin Moore; May 5: Live From Here with Chris Thile; May 6: David Byrne; May 11: Dashboard Confessional; May 12: Jimmy Eat World; May 13: Spoon; May 18: Trampled By Turtles; May 19, 20, 23: Margo Price; May 21, 22: Fleet Foxes; May 30: Lea Michele and Darren Criss. Buy tickets at Ryman box office, ryman.com, ticketmaster.com, ticketmaster outlets or call (615) 458-8700.

Sunday Evenings – Bluegrass Jam

Station Inn, 402 12th Avenue South. Free admission on Sunday evening at Nashville’s premiere listening room for bluegrass and roots music. “Cold beer, hot pickin’ and friends you won’t meet until you get here.” Showtime 8 pm. stationinn.com

Monday & Thursday Evenings – Tribute To The King 1953–1977

Texas Troubadour Theatre, 2416 Music Valley Drive. This high-energy, live musical starring John Beardsley features all six eras of the King’s career, including costume changes. The legend lives on in Nashville’s only continuously running show paying tribute to the King in Music City. Tickets: (615) 758-0098.  thenashvilleking.com

Tuesday & Wednesday Mornings – Wishing Chair Puppet Productions Story Time

Nashville Public Library’s Children’s Theatre, 615 Church Street. Meet the Professor, Library Pete, and Mary Mary as they sing, juggle and read books. Puppet friends Tommy Dog, Cedric the Dragon, J.J. the Lamb, Spanish Fox, and Jimmy Giraffe make frequent appearances. 30 minutes, showtimes 9:30 am, 10:30, 11:30 am. For ages 6 and under. Limited free parking for 1-1/2 hours in the library’s parking garage. nashvillepubliclibrary.org

Wednesday Evenings and Saturday Afternoons – The Music of Nashville: A Magical Journey

Texas Troubadour Theatre, 2416 Music Valley Drive. Join the incredible cast and band in a historical 60 year ride through some of Nashville’s biggest hits, and the stories behind them! From Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, George & Tammy, Conway & Loretta, Kenny & Dolly, through Wynonna, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert and Taylor Swift, this show brings exciting entertainment unlike any other. Performed by hot up-and-coming artists who are backed by a fantastic first-call Nashville band, they will bring you to your feet! Tickets available online, day of show or call (615) 969-6349. themusicofnashville.com

Thursday, Friday, Saturday Evenings – Ray Stevens Show

CabaRay Showroom, 5724 River Road. Ray Stevens and his fabulous A-Team band will take you down memory lane with songs and stories from Ray’s legendary career. Showtime 7:30 pm, dinner seating at 6 pm. Come early to experience the rockin’ Piano Bar with live music from 5 pm until showtime and post show until closing. raystevenscabaray.com

Thursday Evenings – Speakeasy Swing at Rudys

Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves Street. Nashville’s only jazz club features 1930s-1940s live music with vintage swing dancing, a New Orleans inspired menu and tipsy cocktails. rudysjazzroom.com

Thursday and Friday Evenings – Music at the Frist

Frist Center for the Visual Arts, 919 Broadway. Enjoy free music in the Cafe or Grand Lobby, 6 pm. fristcenter.org

Saturday Mornings – Kidsville Story Time

Inside The Parthenon, 2500 West End Avenue. Every Saturday from 11–11:45 am, ages 12 and younger will explore a different theme and create a related piece of art. May 5: Come hear a Latin American Folk Tale; create a folk art piece. May 12: Listen to a story about using more than just the sense of sight to “see” the world; make your own touch and feel guide. May 19: Hear about the Greek word for money which means both “to need and to use,” and make your own bank. May 26: Join local musician Bentley Caldwell guide us in an exploration of music history and read the book, Frankie Finds the Blues; make a picture inspired by the music. kidsvilleonline.org

Saturday Evenings – Bye Bye Liver: The Nashville Drinking Play

Blue Bar and Rack Room, 1911 Broadway. This fast-paced sketch comedy takes a satirical look at the drinking culture every Saturday night. Audience members participate in Would You Rather, Name That Tune, and more. byebyeliver.com/nashville

May 1, 8, 22, 29 – The Doyle and Debbie Show

Station Inn, 402 12th Avenue South. This hilarious love letter to the country music community and its stars is hysterical, and the music is finely-crafted. The two stars, Bruce Arntson and Jenny Littleton, have the acting and singing chops to carry it all off beautifully. Tickets: $20, 7 pm. doyleanddebbie.com

May 3 – Nashville House Concerts

War Memorial Auditorium, 301 Sixth Avenue North. Join radio personality Storme Warren and country artist Joe Denim in their make-shift living room, featuring a diverse blend of talent from chart-topping artists, music legends, rising stars, and accomplished songwriters. wmarocks.com

May 3, 12 – Nashville Jazz Workshop

The Jazz Cave, 1319 Adams Street. Vocalist Robert Whorton will be accompanied by pianist Lori Mechem on May 3 for Cabaret at the Workshop Strayhorn, Bernstein, Sondheim…enough said. The show is about their music, motivations, mentors, mystique and the common thread their talents shared. On May 12 Snap on 2&4 presents New York city-based composer, arranger, and trombonist Nick Finzer. Finzer’s passionate voice is defining the sound of jazz in this age while also bringing street cred to the trombone with a bold, tight sound. Soft drinks and bottled water available. BYOB and snacks. Tickets: $25, High school and college students: $15. nashvillejazz.org

May 4, 6 – Modern Masters: Kylián, Wheeldon & Balanchine

Andrew Jackson Hall, Tenneessee Performing Arts Center, 505 Deaderick Street. Nashville Ballet’s Modern Masters brings the work of three internationally renowned choreographers together for a hand-selected program that shines a spotlight on some of the most innovative, spectacularly grand dance that’s come out of the ballet world. Wheeldon’s Ghosts draws inspiration from a lyrical score by Grammy-nominated composer and Nashville resident C.F. Kip Winger, while wit and charisma take center stage in Kylián’s Six Dances set to Mozart’s Six German Dances. Balanchine’s masterwork Western Symphony caps off the evening with a rollicking journey to the rugged Old West. An enormous cast of cowboys and dance hall girls showcase Balanchine’s blend of highly demanding, spirited and playful choreography, illustrating why he’s known as the father of American ballet. nashvilleballet.com

May 5, 6, 12, 13 – Dragons Love Tacos

Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton. Dragons Love Tacos is a deliciously funny tale of new friends and the perfect snack, and full of fiery fun for your entire family. Dragons love chicken tacos, beef tacos, great big tacos, and teeny tiny tacos. So if you want a bunch of dragons at your party, you should definitely serve tacos. But save the spicy salsa. When dragons eat spicy salsa – the results can be explosive. nashvillechildrenstheatre.org

May 10-13, 17-20, 24-27 – Grease

Jamison Theater in The Factory at Franklin. It’s 1959, and Rydell High School’s senior class is in rare form. A show immersed in bright lights, big colors and a showcase of songs that are sure to rock the jukebox, this rocking musical paying homage to the fifties will take audiences back to a time of drive-in movies, malted milk shakes and the age-old desire to be rebellious. So put on your poodle skirts, grab your saddle shoes and join Studio Tenn in this 2017-2018 season finale where Grease is always the word! studiotenn.com

May 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 – Momotaro

Take a mystical journey through the heart of Okayama with one of the most famous characters in Japanese folklore. Performed with newly constructed Bunraku puppets, follow Momotaro and his companions on this tale of bravery, unity and triumph over adversity. 30 minutes, showtimes 10:30 am and 11:30 am. Recommended for ages 5-12, but all are welcome.

May 16 – Music City Roots – On the Road

City Winery, 609 Lafayette Street. This live acclaimed roots and Americana music variety radio show showcases Nashville’s rich music scene. This month features The Travelin’ McCourys, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers, Emma Hern and Nora Jane Struthers. musiccityroots.com

May 17 – MusiCircus – Curated by Colleen Phelps

OZ, 6172 Cockrill Bend Circle. OZ Arts, Nashville’s destination for innovative contemporary art experiences will feature a multitude of artists from a range of ages and disciplines to convene for a “MusiCircus” of simultaneous and overlapping performance. oznashville.com

May 18 – Music City Improv

Third Coast Comedy Club, Marathon Village, 1310 Clinton Avenue. This high octane show from Nashville’s longest running improv troupe features live and video sketch comedy. musiccityimprov.com

May 20, 27 – Dragon Music Sunday

Fannie Mae Dees Park (Dragon Park) in Hillsboro Village, 2400 Blakemore Avenue. Grab a blanket or some chairs and gather for this annual concert event where the local world-renowned musicians/artists play for neighbors from 4–6 pm. Webb Wilder opens the season on May 20 and Will Kimbrough performs on May 27.

May 24 – Poet’s Corner with TJ Jarrett

Scarritt Bennett Center, Vanderbilt University. Join fellow poetry enthusiasts for a monthly reading by a featured local poet. Free and open to the public. scarrittbennett.org

May 24 – Emergence featuring The Bluebird Cafe

Nashville Ballet Studio A, 3622 Redmon Street. Nashville Ballet lifts the curtain on the creative process with its popular Emergence series, inviting the public into its studio to experience a piece of art only 12 hours in the making. See what happens when up-and-coming choreographers embrace their creative instincts in a rapid-fire rehearsal process. This season’s edition will feature a musical collaboration with The Bluebird Cafe, recreating the intimacy of the world-renowned listening room at Nashville Ballet. The Bluebird Cafe celebrates its 35th anniversary this year, and Emergence serves as the finale event of its yearlong celebration. For ages middle school and up. nashvilleballet.com

May 24-26 – Music City Jazz Festival

Public Square Park, 10 Public Square, Downtown. Bring a chair and a blanket, then sit back and relax to smooth jazz performed by some of the best musicians in the world. This year’s stellar lineup includes Boney James, Rachelle Ferrell, Euge Groove, Hiroshima, Maysa, Peabo Bryson, Kim Waters, Nick Colionne, Steve Cole, Kayla Waters, Brian Simpson, Doc Powell, Unam, Damien Escobar, and Dee Lucas. Rain or shine event. Two day general admission tickets: $95 per person. musiccityjazzfest.com

Art Crawls

Spend your evening at an art crawl! Area galleries offer rare opportunities to view diverse exhibitions featuring many genres of artwork. Some venues present live music, and many serve complimentary wine and light hors d’oeuvres. These monthly gatherings are an opportunity to meet the artists, buy and support their work.

May 4 – Downtown Franklin Friday Art Crawl

Charming shops and galleries, live music and refreshments make Franklin a great place to be 6–9 pm. A $5 unlimited trolley ticket runs all night to take guests from spot to spot. franklinartscene.com

May 5 – Downtown Nashville Saturday Art Crawl

Fifth Avenue of the Arts, Historic Arcade, Eighth Avenue, Broadway. The festive atmosphere and participating venues located along Fifth Avenue of the Arts to the Historic Arcade to Eighth Avenue to Broadway welcome you to experience downtown Nashville as a center for art. Galleries open 6–9 pm, with trolleys making a continuous loop 6–10 pm. nashvilledowntown.com/play

May 5 – Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston

Minutes from downtown, Wedgewood/Houston is rich with art and music culture. Check out groundbreaking art from the artist run spaces on Chestnut Street to the commercial galleries on Hagan Street along with popups, beginning at 6 pm. am-wh.com

May 12 – East Side Art Stumble

East Nashville. Galleries, businesses, and studios stretch across the neighborhoods of East Nashville and Inglewood. Saturday event from 6-9, rain or shine. eastsideartstumble.com

May 26 – Jefferson Street Art Crawl

The crawl happens up and down Jefferson, starting at the Garden Brunch Cafe near Rosa Parks and ending at One Drop Ink Tattoo at Jefferson and 28th. The monthly event engages community and highlights art along this historic art corridor as well as the North Nashville Community. facebook.com/jsactn