Appropriately enough, it’s a music and theatre filled weekend here in Music City. From Motown to today’s popular beats and an American classic to a modern day production, Nashville will come to life through the arts this weekend. Check out what’s happening all over the city below.
Vegas comes to Nashville tomorrow night with MStreet’s SQUAD event. Four of the best DJs in Nashville bring the beats to The Rosewall in a DJ dueling event that combines various styles of the music craft. Watch as The Rosewall is transformed from an elegant event space into a pulsing club that includes a light show and LED-clad dancers, making the experience that much more electrifying.
When: Sat., Feb. 20, 9pm
Where: The Rosewall
Admission: $22.09 – $37.92
Motown The Musical
Step back in time to the birth of Motown with this hit Broadway musical. Watch the journey of Motown founder Berry Gordy come to life, chronicling his life from a boxer to music pioneer, starting the careers of legends like Michael Jackson and Dianna Ross. Delight in Motown classics like “My Girl” and “Ain’t no Mountain High Enough” among others that reflect the power and spirit of the genre.
When: Fri., Feb. 19, 8pm; Sat., Feb. 20, 2pm & 8pm; Sun., Feb. 21, 1pm & 6:30pm
Where: TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall
Admission: $50 – $95
The Glass Menagerie
Tennessee Williams’ American classic takes center stage with the help of Studio Tenn. Humor meets heartbreak in this story set in 1937 St. Louis, Missouri and follows the lives of restless narrator Tom, his vivacious mother Amanda and timid, yet sweet sister Laura. The plot of this memory play is born from the flashbacks of Tom’s life, centering around his mother’s desperate attempt to find his sister a suitor and the ensuing struggles that come along with it. Studio Tenn brings the story back to Nashville after its award-winning performance by the company in 2011.
When: Now – Feb. 28; Fri., Feb. 19, 7pm; Sat., Feb. 20, 2pm & 7pm; Sun., Feb. 21, 2pm
Where: Jamison Hall – The Factory at Franklin
Admission: $35 – $85
A thought-provoking and contemporary drama, “Good Monsters” tells the story of a Gulf War veteran currently working as a security guard who finds himself in a devastating and life-altering situation. Described as a “stunning psychological drama,” the production delves into how human beings deal with tragedy, while prompting the audience to ponder how we perceive good and bad. “Good Monsters” is sure to be an emotional, yet self-reflecting piece for all who see it.
When: Now – Feb. 27; Fri., Feb. 19, 7:30pm; Sat., Feb. 20, 2:30pm & 7:30pm
Where: TPAC’s Andrew Johnson Theatre
Admission: $45 – $52.50