5 Art & Cultural Events to Experience This Summer
Enjoy a night at Shakespeare in the Park, the 150th celebration of the Battle of Franklin and new art installations at Nashville galleries.
Written By: Nashville Lifestyles & Katy Lindenmuth
Photographers: The Tennessean & Provided
Singers and Songwriters
Dates: May 4 – Sept 21
Details: The Bluebird Cafe is no stranger to music in the round, but its latest musical project is on its walls. Photos of music legends like Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Crosby, Stills and Nash, cover the inside of the venue as part of a special exhibit on loan from New York City’s Morrison Hotel Gallery, co-owned by iconic music photographer Henry Diltz.
The Bluebird Cafe; bluebirdcafe.com
Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art
Date: June 27 - Oct 13, 2014
Details: While the bustle of the Frist Centers' Watch Me Move animation show spins downstairs, traipse on up to the upper-level galleries for a new show about the convergence of Realism and Surrealism. See works by Man Ray and Federico Castellón to Edward Hopper, Andrew Wyeth and many more on loan from the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts; fristcenter.org
Pictured: George Tooker — The Subway
Salon@615: David Baldacci
Date: July 10
Details: New York Times best-selling author David Baldacci is coming to Nashville to discuss his first fantasy novel for young readers titled The Finisher. Tickets are free at the door, but attendees can guarantee a seat by purchasing advance tickets online for a $2.50 service fee. A book signing will follow Baldacci’s discussion.
Nashville Public Library Auditorium – Main Library; nashvillepubliclibrary.org
Battle Scarred: 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Franklin
Dates: Aug 2 – April 2015
Details: Carnton Plantation will host a new exhibit that commemorates the Battle of Franklin fought 150 years ago. Spread out over 1,600 square feet of the Fleming Center, the gallery allows viewers to take a closer look at artifacts while learning about Franklin’s history. Patrons can also expect graphic elements and interactivity from the display.
Carnton Plantation; visitwilliamson.com
Shakespeare in the Park: As You Like It
Dates: Aug 14- Sept 14. Thursdays – Sundays & Labor Day Monday
Details: The Nashville Shakespeare Festival is celebrating 27 years of Shakespeare in the Park with multiple performances of As You Like It. The festival welcomes picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs for the event, which will feature food and drink vendors as well as audience participation. While audience members can attend at no cost, the festival suggests a $10 donation.
Centennial Park Bandshell; nashvilleshakes.org
For a complete listing of Nashville art galleries and new works visit, nashvillearts.com.