Renée Fleming, Ben Folds, Vince Gill and Amy Grant headline newly announced Nashville Symphony Season

Nashville will be awash in great music next season, courtesy of the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. The NSO’s 2013-14 season, which is being announced today, will include an opening gala with soprano Renée Fleming and the world premiere of a new piano concerto by pop star Ben Folds. In what will likely be remembered as the […]

Live On The Green will return for its fifth edition

Last year, Live On The Green brought more than 60,000 attendees from 30 states and seven countries to downtown Nashville to hear such acts as Missing Cats Featuring John “JoJo” Hermann and Sherman Ewing, Delta Spirit and Dr. John. Nashville’s free concert series, held at Public Square in front of the Metro Courthouse, will return […]

Karen Elson and LEAGUES, in fashion in Nashville

You know that spring has sprung in Music City when the Nashville Symphony Orchestra gears up for its annual spring fashion show. The orchestra has released the following announcement about this popular fundraiser: Karen Elson and LEAGUES will perform at the Nashville Symphony Spring Fashion Show, presented by Lexus of Nashville on April 9 at […]

Pop review: Nashville Symphony goes country, courtesy of Randy Travis

There were whistles and shouts emanating from the Schermerhorn Symphony Center audience on Thursday night as a tall gentleman in a sequined jacket walked onstage and picked up an acoustic guitar. Randy Travis began his three-night engagement with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra with his 1994 hit, “Whisper My Name,” and he had the audience singing […]

Lovett, Cosby coming to the Schermerhorn

In case you haven’t noticed, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center is fast becoming a major regional presenter. Here’s the release announcing its latest lineup: Schermerhorn Symphony Center announces two additions to its concert calendar. Singer Lyle Lovett will be making an appearance with his acoustic group on May 13, and legendary comedian Bill Cosby will bring […]

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Nashville’s vibrant arts scene has kept the editors, writers and interns of ArtsNash busy. Since the beginning of this season, we have posted more than 300 stories and reviews. Naturally, we have written about many of Nashville’s major cultural institutions – the Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Tennessee Repertory Theatre, Nashville Ballet, Nashville Opera […]

Brandi Carlile, Bob James and David Sanborn will appear in Nashville

Schermerhorn Symphony Center announces two additions to its concert calendar. Singer/songwriter Brandi Carlile will be making an appearance with the Nashville Symphony on May 17, and jazz legends Bob James and David Sanborn will make a headline appearance together at the Schermerhorn on June 19. Tickets for both concerts go on sale at 10 a.m. […]

Pop review: The Chieftains work their musical magic in Nashville

What, is it St. Patrick’s Day already?  Nah, Nashville just felt like “Dear Ould Ireland” on Thursday night, what with cloudy skies, rain and the presence of Paddy Moloney and the Chieftains at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Moloney and his legendary Irish folk band are in Nashville this weekend to perform a pops concert with […]

ArtsNash Launches Internship Program Fundraising Campaign

From ArtsNash Co-Founders John Pitcher and Evans Donnell Dear Readers, At ArtsNash we certainly strive to inform, but we also want to educate. It’s our hope that arts lovers will continue to read about the groups and artists they love from a new generation of writers. And our nonprofit organization needs your help to do that. Giving […]

Pop review: Smokey Robinson, warming hearts on Valentine’s Day

He’s unquestionably a legend, but the seemingly ageless Smokey Robinson spent as much of his time Thursday night dispelling any notions he’s slowing down as he did showcasing various aspects of an amazing career that dates back to the late ’50s. It was the opening night of a two-concert residency with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra at the […]

Pop review: Mojo B lights up The High Watt

I love a good horn section. I mean it. I really love a good horn section. I love it even more when that good horn section is accompanying a solid band. I love a good horn section and a solid band even more when everyone on stage looks like they’re having a blast. Thursday night […]

CD review: Mumford and Sons’ ‘Babel’ is a worthy second effort

Confusion. Grace. Hope. They’re all implied in the title of Mumford and Sons’ sophomore album. Babel was much anticipated. Topping the United States billboard charts, the album was especially popular among college students.  The band has led a blended folk-rock style of music into the mainstream, and comparisons to their first album are inevitable.  Overall, […]

Pop review: Hoke wins Tuesday’s vote count at the 5 Spot

Derek Hoke’s $2 Tuesday event at The 5 Spot this week was a modge-podge of artists, varying from Hoke’s own traditional country/western swagger to a rock n’ rolled-up incarnation of singer/songwriter Dave Armstrong’s music. The flat-screens that usually play sports were set to different news channels flooded with headlines about the election, which lent itself […]

Time Jumpers shine in their new home at 3rd and Lindsley

Tourists come to Nashville from all over the world to see country stars playing twangy guitars. However, it’s often hard to discern the proverbial “real deal” from its many weaker incarnations scattered about the city. For this sought after “real deal”, one has to go no further than 3rd and Lindsley. The Time Jumpers, one […]

Carolina Story, Abigail Blythe and Friends and Jordan Fenton at The Walnut House

MURFREESBORO – Friday night’s show at The Walnut House featuring Carolina Story, Abigail Blythe and Jordan Fenton made the 45-minute drive to Murfreesboro worth every drop of gas. Fenton, a relative newcomer to Murfreesboro’s Americana scene, opened the evening, displaying a singer-songwriter style that came across as Ryan Adams-esque. He played roughly eight original songs, […]

Pop review: Boyz II Men mining sentimental territory

Their voices are a bit deeper and fuller, and there’s less reliance on vocal fireworks and more on lyric nuance and storytelling. But the trio Boyz II Men remain exponents of a very unique style. Even though their tenure now extends 21 years, their approach doesn’t reflect much, if any, of the musical influences that were […]