Nashville Spotlight: June 2019 | Nashville Public Radio

Nashville Spotlight: June 2019

Jun 1, 2019

A selection of events from our Arts Calendar that caught our eye as we look toward the beginning of summer.

Nashville Symphony: Community Concerts

  • throughout June
  • various locations
  • free
  • website

Throughout the month of June the Nashville Symphony presents free concerts at seven community green spaces in different parts of town. The program includes a selection from Pixar's The Incredibles, which was chosen in an online audience vote.

Frist Art Museum: Frida Kahlo, Diego Rivera, and Mexican Modernism from the Gelman Collection 

  • through September
  • Frist Art Museum
  • website

A chance for visitors to peruse one of the most extensive collections of modernist art from Mexico. Portraits and photographs give fascinating insight into the life of Kahlo and Rivera.

Alias Chamber Ensemble: Spring Concert

Wrapping up its season of Novel Noise, Alias presents a concert of pieces from a variety of time periods, which all challenged listeners' expectations when they premiered.

Reflect: Harp and Percussion

  • June 12, 5:30
  • Ward Hall, Lipscomb University 
  • event page

A propelling concert of new works presented by the Nashville Chapter of the American Harp Society, and Lipscomb School of Music. Featuring Alaina and Brian Graser.

Jefferson St. Jazz and Blues Festival

  • June 14, 15
  • Bicentennial Capital Mall State Park
  • event page

This event celebrates the history of the Jefferson St. corridor in the genres of jazz, blues, funk, soul, gospel, and R&B. Guests will experience the vitality of the area with arts, music, food, and culture.

Aries Trombone Quartet

  • June 20, 7pm
  • Ingram Hall, Blair School of Music
  • event page

Joseph Alessi, James Markey, Ian Bousfield, and Jeremy Wilson are all trombonists who have held leading positions in some of the world's top orchestras. This concert is a rare opportunity to hear them all together.

Historic Nashville: A Celebration in Music and Film

  • June 21, noon
  • Nashville Public Library, Main Branch
  • website

The partnership between chatterbird and Metro Archives continues with another improvisational concert, providing the sound track to curated historical film footage. 

Make Music Nashville: World Music Day

  • June 21: sunrise to sunset
  • website

Various neighborhoods across Nashville, and indeed across the USA will provide free concerts in celebration of the longest day of the year.

TPAC: Fiddler on the Roof

  • June 25-30
  • Tennessee Performing Arts Center
  • event page

The heartwarming story of fathers, mothers, daughters, sons, and most of all, tradition.

To have your event considered for the Nashville Spotlight, be sure to submit it to our Arts Calendar.