Bluebird on the Mountain Concerts
It all started in 2004 with a “Wouldn’t this be a wonderful place to have a concert!” Standing on the plaza in front of the incredible 1950′s building with the giant dome (which houses the Seyfert Telescope) and looking out at the surrounding oak and hickory forest, one can easily get a sense of how special this place would be for listening to talented musicians. On one of the tallest hilltops in Nashville, the concerts are scheduled around glorious sunsets on the portico of the Dyer Observatory. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, lawn chairs, food, and drink and relax on the Observatory’s front lawn to enjoy a fabulous evening of sunset, music, and stars. After the performance, when the stars begin to shine, the telescope is opened for visitors to cap their night with views of celestial wonders.
Concerts take place rain or shine. They will only be cancelled with the threat of tornado or severe lightning. No exchange, no refunds, no re-entry.
Visit the Dyer Calendar for additional information.
2013 Bluebird on the Mountain at Dyer Observatory – May 18, June 8, July 20, August 17, September 21, and October 5. SEASON TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. A limited number of individual concert tickets go on sale at Ticketmaster on the first day of the prior month. For example, a limited number of individual tickets for the July 20 concert will go on sale June 1.
Thanks to Amy Kurland and Erika Wollam-Nichols of the Bluebird Cafe‘ fame, we are producing a series of in-the-round style events that have been absolutely wonderful. The performers have included the top songwriters in Nashville. In 2013, we celebrate our 10th cooperative Bluebird concert season in May and continue monthly through October. Tickets for these concerts are sold through Ticketmaster. We encourage carloads of people to attend by purchasing a “carload ticket.” Bring up to 8 people in your car. No RVs please.
Some of the performers at our music events
Billy Adair and The Establishment
Blair School Tuba Ensemble
Blair Brass Quintet
|S. Kirk Johnson (Jelly Roll)
J. Fred Knobloch
With a big, giant THANK YOU to everyone of them!