Nashville Symphony Releases Full Lineup for Free Day of Music 2017

Nashville Symphony Releases Full Lineup for Free Day of Music 2017

12th annual event will include food trucks, beer garden for the first time


10:30 a.m. – 9 p.m.  Saturday, October 21, 2017

Schermerhorn Symphony Center


The Nashville Symphony has unveiled the full lineup of musical acts for Free Day of Music 2017, taking place on Saturday, October 21, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The 12th annual edition of the popular fall event will feature 25 acts on four stages, beginning with the GRAMMY®-winning Nashville Symphony at 11 a.m. in Laura Turner Concert Hall.


New for 2017 will be a beer garden adjacent to the Schermerhorn’s West Atrium, presented by Craft Brewed, as well as food vendors Burritos La Mina, Farm2Mesa, Two Thompsons Airstream and Churro Diva, made possible through a partnership with Mesa Komal.


Free Day of Music will also include a Kids’ Zone in the East Lobby featuring the Symphony’s popular Instrument Petting Zoo, crafts and more from 11:45 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Schermerhorn Box Office will be open until 7 p.m., with special one-day-only discounted ticket offers.


The full schedule of performers is as follows. Click on the links below to learn more about each artist.


Laura Turner Concert Hall

11 – 11:45 am                      Nashville Symphony

12:45 – 1:30 pm                  Sonus

2:15 – 3 pm                          Nashville Symphony Chorus

3:45 – 4:30 pm                    Nashville Philharmonic

5:15 – 6 pm                          Serenatta

6:45 – 7 pm                          Tennessee Youth Symphony

8:15 – 9 pm                          Curb Youth Symphony



One Symphony Place (outdoor stage)

Noon – 12:45 pm               Blair Big Band

1:30 – 2:15 pm                    Molly Cherryholmes

3 – 3:45 pm                          Sonja Hopkins Jazz Ensemble, presented by National Museum of African American Music

4:30 – 5:15 pm                    Stratton 13

6 – 6:45 pm                          Gale Mayes

7:30 – 8:15 pm                   Revolfusion



Courtyard (outdoor stage)

Noon – 12:45 pm               Emily Arrow

1:30 – 2:15 pm                    Blair Fiddle Frenzy

3 – 3:45 pm                          Tennessee Valley Winds Woodwind Quintet

4:30 – 5:15 pm                    Opera on Tap

6 – 6:45 pm                          Lindsey Lomis, presented by YEAH Southern Girls Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp

7:30 – 8:15 pm                    Zach Vinson



Curb Family Music Education Hall

Noon – 12:45                      Conductor Q&A with Enrico Lopez-Yañez & Tucker Biddlecombe

1:30 – 2:15 pm                    Accelerando Student Ensemble

3 – 3:45 pm                          Nashville Jazz Workshop

4:30 – 5:15 pm                    Suzuran

6 – 6:45 pm                          Sound Riot

7:30 – 8:15 pm                    VSA Young Soloist Drew Bashman



On-Site Media Opportunities Are Available

Both in Advance of and During Free Day of Music


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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 28 recordings on Naxos, which have received 20 GRAMMY® nominations and 11 GRAMMY® Awards, making it one of the most active recording orchestras in the country. With more than 170 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 up to 60,000children and adults each year.

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