October 27 event to feature 25 performers, family activities & community partners
The Nashville Symphony has announced the date and initial details for its 13th annual Free Day of Music. This popular annual event invites the entire community to enjoy a full day and evening of free performances throughout Schermerhorn Symphony Center. With annual attendance in the thousands, it’s part of the Nashville Symphony’s commitment to providing accessible musical experiences for everyone in Middle Tennessee.
Free Day of Music 2018
11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, October 27, 2018
A Music City fall tradition! The entire community is invited for a full day of free performances, featuring everything from classical and jazz to rock and country, starting with a concert by the Nashville Symphony.
Other performers include Nashville in Harmony, Nashville Salsa Machine and innovative classical ensemble Chatterbird, with additional performers to be announced. As in past years, Free Day of Music will also include a Q&A with Nashville Symphony conductors.
In addition to 25 performers on four stages throughout Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Free Day of Music will also feature:
- Enhanced accessibility and sensory-friendly offerings throughout the day, including quiet spaces, ASL translators for select performances, and other supports
- Halloween and Day of the Dead themed family activities, presented in collaboration with Conexión Américas, including face painting, a costume contest and more
- The popular Instrument Petting Zoo, which offers music lovers of all ages a chance to try out a wide variety of musical instruments (open 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m.)
- Sweet and savory treats from some of Nashville’s finest food trucks
- An outdoor beer garden
- A photo booth
- And more
The Nashville Symphony will announce the full lineup for Free Day of Music 2018 early this fall.
The GRAMMY® Award-winning Nashville Symphony has earned an international reputation for its innovative programming and its commitment to performing, recording and commissioning works by America’s leading composers. The Nashville Symphony has released 29 recordings on Naxos, which have received 24 GRAMMY® nominations and 13 GRAMMY® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. The orchestra has also released recordings on Decca, Deutsche Grammophon and New West Records, among other labels. With more than 140 performances annually, the orchestra offers a broad range of classical, pops and jazz, and children’s concerts, while its extensive education and community engagement programs reach 60,000 children and adults each year.