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Bluebird on the Mountain Concerts

It all started in 2004 with, “Wouldn’t this be a wonderful place to have a concert?!” Standing on the plaza in front of the incredible 1950s 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 Vanderbilt 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.

2018 Season Tickets are SOLD OUT, but individual concert tickets may be available. Please check back in March 2018 for further information.
The 2018 Concert dates are:
May 19 at 8pm
June 16 at 8pm
July 21 at 8pm
Aug 25 at 8pm
Sept 8 at 7pm (rain makeup date)
Sept 22 at 7pm
Oct 6 at 7pm

Warm wishes,

Thanks to Amy Kurland and Erika Wollam-Nichols of  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 2018, we celebrate our 15th cooperative Bluebird concert season in May and continue monthly through October.  We encourage carloads of people to attend by purchasing a “carload ticket.” Bring up to eight people in your car. No RVs please.

Some of the performers at our music events

Jessi Alexander
Al Anderson
Tony Arata
Greg Barnhill
Billy Adair and The Establishment
Blair School Tuba Ensemble
Blair Brass Quintet
Marc Beeson
Dave Berg
Matraca Berg
Kent Blazy, Crystal Bowersox
Gary BurrShawn Camp
Chuck Cannon
Kim Carnes, Lionel Cartwright
Craig Carothers, Brandy Clark
Dana Cooper
Peter Cooper
Commodore Steel Drum Band with Mat Britain
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Marshall Chapman
Ashley Cleveland
Judy Collins, Barry Dean
Roxie Dean
Bob DiPiero
Tom Douglas
Dave Ellingson
Danny Flowers
Jeff Hanna
Don Henry
Joe Henry
James House
Marcus Hummon
John Jarvis
S. Kirk Johnson (Jelly Roll)
Jude Johnstone
Tom Kimmel

J. Fred Knobloch
Luke Laird
Tim Lauer
David Lee
Sonny LeMaire
Bill Lloyd
Shane McAnnally, Lori McKenna, Clay Mills
Wendell Mobley, Annie Mosher
Tony Mullins
Tim Nichols
Gary Nicholson
Billy Panda
Gretchen Peters, Grace Pettis, Pierce Pettis
Jim Photoglo
Hugh PrestwoodJon Randall
Mike Reid
Kim Richey
Annie Roboff
Karyn Rochelle
Rivers Rutherford, Leslie Satcher
Don Schlitz
Thom Schuyler
David Schnaufer, Mark Selby
Jason Sellers, Allen Shamblin
Victoria Shaw, Tia Sillers
Karen Staley, Jack Tempchin, George Teren
Neil Thrasher
Tricia Walker
Kenny White
Lari White
Little Texas

With a big, giant THANK YOU to everyone of them!