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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.

A very limited number of tickets for individual concerts are available at 10AM the first day of the month prior to each concert. They are available on our Eventbrite page and usually sell out within minutes of going on sale. Click here to go to our Eventbrite page.

  • Each ticket is good for one carload of up to eight (8) guests.
  • Tickets this year will be sold through Eventbrite – NOT Ticketmaster.
  • Tickets will only be available online through Eventbrite – tickets obtained elsewhere will NOT be honored.
  • All sales are final and non-refundable.
  • No pets are allowed at concerts
  • Smoking is allowed in designated areas ONLY.
  • Starting in April 2017, a limited number of individual concert tickets will become available at 10:00am on the first day of the month prior to a concert.  For example, tickets for the May 20th concert will become available at 10:00am on April 1.

Concert dates and times for the 2017 season are:

  • May 20 – CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER-RESCHEDULED TO SEPT 9. Gates open at 6:00PM; Concert begins at 8:00PM – Performers are Kelly Archer, Marc Beeson, and Dave Berg.
  • June 17 – Gates open at 6:00PM; Concert begins at 8:00PM – Performers are Phil Barton, Carly Pearce, and Emily Shackleton.
  • July 22 – Gates open at 6:00PM; Concert begins at 8:00PM – Performers are Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne, and another TBA.
  • Aug 26 – Gates open at 6:00PM; Concert begins at 8:00PM – Performers are Brad Warren, Lance Miller, Rob Hatch, and Josh Kear.
  • Sept 9 – (Rain make up date from May 20) Gates open at 5:00PM; Concert begins at 7:00PM – Performers are from May 20.
  • Sept 23 – Gates open at 5:00PM; Concert begins at 7:00PM – Performers are Tony Arata, J. Fred Knobloch, Thom Schuyler with special guest, Jellyroll Johnson.  The Bluebird Cafe’s own Fab Four!
  • Oct 7 – CANCELLED (moved to Oct 28)
  • Oct 28 – MAKE UP DATE – Due to threatening weather, the Oct 7 Bluebird on the Mountain concert was canceled. The show starts at 5pm, and gates open at 3pm. Scheduled artists are Lee Thomas Miller, Bob DiPiero, and friends. Ticket holders may use their existing tickets on this new date. Please direct questions to info@bluebirdcafe.com.



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 2017, we celebrate our 14th 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 BlazyCrystal Bowersox
Gary BurrShawn Camp
Chuck Cannon
Kim CarnesLionel Cartwright
Craig CarothersBrandy Clark
Dana Cooper
Peter Cooper
Commodore Steel Drum Band with Mat Britain
Beth Nielsen Chapman
Marshall Chapman
Ashley Cleveland
Judy CollinsBarry 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 McAnnallyLori McKennaClay Mills
Wendell MobleyAnnie Mosher
Tony Mullins
Tim Nichols
Gary Nicholson
Billy Panda
Gretchen Peters Grace PettisPierce Pettis
Jim Photoglo
Hugh PrestwoodJon Randall
Mike Reid
Kim Richey
Annie Roboff
Karyn Rochelle
Rivers RutherfordLeslie Satcher
Don Schlitz
Thom Schuyler
David SchnauferMark Selby
Jason SellersAllen Shamblin
Victoria ShawTia Sillers
Karen StaleyJack TempchinGeorge Teren
Neil Thrasher
Tricia Walker
Kenny White
Lari White
Little Texas

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