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Events for October 2014

Open: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Cheekwood is closed on Mondays including Memorial Day & Labor Day

Exhibitions

Ongoing TRAINS!
Through March 31, 2015 Patrick Dougherty: Little Bitty Pretty One
Through November 2 Eduardo Paolozzi: Portfolio Selections
Through January 4, 2015 William Edmondson and Friends: Breaking the Mold
October 4 - October 11 Cheekwood Pop-Up Gallery featuring Lonnie Holley

Tuesdays for Tots

October 7 Pumpkin Patch

Be inspired by Cheekwood’s pumpkin patch before stopping by the studio to create your own unique pumpkin!

October 14 Edmondson and Friends

Enjoy Cheekwood’s exhibition, Edmondson and Friends, and create your own sculpture!

October 21 A Colorful Celebration!

In honor of All Saints Day coming up and the 15th annual Día de los Muertos festival at Cheekwood, drop by the studios to make a colorful creation!

October 28 GOBLINS in the GARDEN

Scare up your favorite silly or spooky costume and join us for a ghoulish good time at the 7th annual Goblins in the Garden. We’ll be trick-or-treating our way through the gardens at 10:30am from Botanic Hall’s Massey Auditorium, as well as enjoying frighteningly fun entertainment and crafts. Count on spooky surprises and special treats. Count on a howling good time!

Lunch and Lecture

October 16 LUNCH & LECTURE: Musical Miracles: The Music of William Edmondson’s Life

During the life of William Edmondson, many musical genres were created and performed, especially by African Americans, to shape America’s musical landscape. Genres like gospel, jazz, and rhythm & blues were new and often combined sacred, secular, and regional styles to form unique types of music. Even though there is no evidence to support the music Mr. Edmondson actually heard during his lifetime and its influence on his art, we know he probably heard this music on the radio, churches, and streets of Nashville. Join us as Dr. Anthony Williams, Associate Professor of Music at Fisk University explores the formation and history of these musical traditions.  Click here to puchase tickets.

Public Programs

October 4 Cheekwood Harvest

Nashville Public Library’s Puppet Truck and Wishing Chair Productions present Aesop’s Fables
12:00 pm
A bright new take on some old classic tales is presented by the Nashville Public Library Puppet truck. Complete with humor and wisdom, this adaptation of your favorite fables will delight young and old. Watch for a classic race, a new friendship, a few not so tasty grapes, and many more stories. Laugh until you cry or until you’ve learned your lesson!  Running time: 30 minutes

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us in the studios each weekend for hands-on art and nature-themed activities. Open to artists of all ages!

Live Music: Bluegrass in the Herb Garden
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tap your feet and clap your hands as some of Nashville’s finest musicians bring bluegrass sounds to the garden.
Presented in partnership with Bluegrass Nation.

Garden Tales Storytime
Saturdays, 10:30 am & 11:00 am
Join us in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden to watch and listen as your favorite nature-themed books come to life through song, dance and interactive reading.

Live Music in the Mansion
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Local pianist Gunther Knaup will fill the Mansion with sweet tunes every Saturday – the perfect setting for a stroll through the galleries and historic home.

Guided Tours
11:30 – Garden Tour
12:30 – House & History Tour
1:30 – Exhibition Tour

October 5 Cheekwood Harvest

Guided Tours
11:30 – Garden Tour
12:30 – House & History Tour
1:30 – Exhibition Tour

Drawing Room Concert Series
in partnership with The National Museum of African American Music

2:00 pm
October 5: Sonja Hopkins, Jazz
Cheekwood is honored to partner with the National Museum of African American Music this fall to offer a fall concert series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room. Enjoy live music by some of Nashville’s most talented musicians.

Nashville-based songwriter and jazz vocalist SONJA PORTER HOPKINS has a vocal texture that encompasses high spirited tones of nostalgic jazz. Sonja's Gospel roots can be heard when she renders tunes like “In a Sentimental Mood” and “At Last.” With subtle soulful undertones, she seeks to convey her passion for love and music. She brings a fresh, eclectic sensibility to contemporary jazz, but has the vocal strength and richness to deliver a Jazz Classic like “Misty” and “Cry me a river.” With a rich, nimble voice capable of communicating power and nuance, Sonja’s elegant talent is both entertaining and uplifting.

October 11 Cheekwood Harvest

Wildlife on Wheels
12:00 pm
The Nashville Zoo returns to Cheekwood! Don’t miss this rare opportunity to learn fun facts from expert animal educators and meet some unconventional special guests. You never know what kind of animals will be here – all ages will be wild about this show!

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us in the studios each weekend for hands-on art and nature-themed activities. Open to artists of all ages!

Live Music: Bluegrass in the Herb Garden
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tap your feet and clap your hands as some of Nashville’s finest musicians bring bluegrass sounds to the garden.
Presented in partnership with Bluegrass Nation.

Garden Tales Storytime
Saturdays, 10:30 am & 11:00 am
Join us in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden to watch and listen as your favorite nature-themed books come to life through song, dance and interactive reading.

Live Music in the Mansion
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Local pianist Gunther Knaup will fill the Mansion with sweet tunes every Saturday – the perfect setting for a stroll through the galleries and historic home.

Guided Tours
11:30 – Garden Tour
12:30 – House & History Tour
1:30 – Exhibition Tour

October 12 Cheekwood Harvest

Guided Tours
11:30 – Garden Tour
12:30 – House & History Tour
1:30 – Exhibition Tour

Drawing Room Concert Series
in partnership with The National Museum of African American Music

2:00 pm
October 12: Dr. Philip Autry, Ragtime
Cheekwood is honored to partner with the National Museum of African American Music this fall to offer a fall concert series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room. Enjoy live music by some of Nashville’s most talented musicians.

Pianist PHILIP AUTRY has played solo piano recitals throughout the United States, and presented at national conferences of MTNA, MENC as well as the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy and World Piano Pedagogy Conference. His playing has been described as “clarity and precision coupled with feeling and emotion.” He is the recipient of the Gail Boyd de Stwolinski Award from the University of Oklahoma, School of Music. He is currently the Music Discipline Coordinator in the Fisk University Department of Arts and Languages. Formerly he was on the faculty of Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas.

October 18 Cheekwood Harvest

Harvest Concert with Cowboy Dan
12:00 pm
Join us for a boot-scootin’, knee-slappin’ family concert to celebrate all things ‘autumn.’

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities

Saturdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us in the studios each weekend for hands-on art and nature-themed activities. Open to artists of all ages!

Live Music: Bluegrass in the Herb Garden
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tap your feet and clap your hands as some of Nashville’s finest musicians bring bluegrass sounds to the garden.
Presented in partnership with Bluegrass Nation.

Garden Tales Storytime
Saturdays, 10:30 am & 11:00 am
Join us in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden to watch and listen as your favorite nature-themed books come to life through song, dance and interactive reading.

Live Music in the Mansion
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Local pianist Gunther Knaup will fill the Mansion with sweet tunes every Saturday – the perfect setting for a stroll through the galleries and historic home.

Guided Tours
11:30 – Garden Tour
12:30 – House & History Tour
1:30 – Exhibition Tour

October 19 Cheekwood Harvest

Guided Tours
11:30 – Garden Tour
12:30 – House & History Tour
1:30 – Exhibition Tour

Drawing Room Concert Series
in partnership with The National Museum of African American Music

2:00 pm
October 19: “Mississippi Millie” McLaine, Delta Blues
Cheekwood is honored to partner with the National Museum of African American Music this fall to offer a fall concert series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room. Enjoy live music by some of Nashville’s most talented musicians.

“MISSISSIPPI MILLIE” McLAINE'S singing tells a story, that timeless story of misery and joy. She moves her arms, gesturing and waving like a magician conjuring a spirit. Her voice builds until it fills the room, while at the same time tearing right into your heart, ripping down through your gut all the way into your soul to ignite that place that makes you feel alive! This is The Blues to Millie and she was born into it, in Mississippi. To Millie, the Blues sounded as natural as the willows above and the rich earth below.  When she performs, the joy that the Blues bring Mississippi Millie pours out of her and sweeps the audience up in its path.

October 23 Songwriters under the Stars

7:00 pm
$30 per person.  Tickets are Non-Refundable.
Click here to purchase tickets.

Situated in the historic gardens, Songwriters under the Stars will showcase some of Music City’s most popular artists and singer-songwriters in a series of evenings designed to be the perfect blend of sound and scenery. Collectively, the Hitmakers have penned #1s for superstars from Martina McBride, Sara Evans and Carrie Underwood to Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton. Join us to learn the stories behind some of country music’s most iconic tunes and listen as the writers themselves perform their songs.

October 25 Cheekwood Harvest

Nashville Ballet presents Carnival of the Animals
12:00 pm
The Lion, King of the Beasts, cannot understand why everyone isn’t exactly like him. If he’s the King he must be the best so of course all the other animals should change. A wise and patient Bird teaches the arrogant Lion to appreciate the beauty in each animal’s unique qualities. Follow the Lion as he journeys through this wild jungle full of whimsical characters. It’s a joyous celebration when the Lion learns that we are basically all the same on the inside, but it’s our differences that make life interesting.  Running time: 30 minutes

Family Studio Drop-In ‘ART’ivities
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us in the studios each weekend for hands-on art and nature-themed activities. Open to artists of all ages!

Live Music: Bluegrass in the Herb Garden
Saturdays, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tap your feet and clap your hands as some of Nashville’s finest musicians bring bluegrass sounds to the garden.
Presented in partnership with Bluegrass Nation.

Garden Tales Storytime
Saturdays, 10:30 am & 11:00 am
Join us in the Sigourney Cheek Literary Garden to watch and listen as your favorite nature-themed books come to life through song, dance and interactive reading.

Live Music in the Mansion
Saturdays, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Local pianist Gunther Knaup will fill the Mansion with sweet tunes every Saturday – the perfect setting for a stroll through the galleries and historic home.

Guided Tours
11:30 – Garden Tour
12:30 – House & History Tour
1:30 – Exhibition Tour

October 26 Cheekwood Harvest

Guided Tours
11:30 – Garden Tour
12:30 – House & History Tour
1:30 – Exhibition Tour

Drawing Room Concert Series
in partnership with The National Museum of African American Music

2:00 pm
October 26: Dr. Darryl Glenn Nettles, Jazz Stride Piano
Cheekwood is honored to partner with the National Museum of African American Music this fall to offer a fall concert series in the Museum’s intimate Drawing Room. Enjoy live music by some of Nashville’s most talented musicians.

DARRYL GLENN NETTLES, a native of New York, was granted a Doctorate in Vocal Performance and Literature from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. While in Illinois he was a student of Mignon Dunn of the Metropolitan Opera. He also studied with Heinz Rehfuss of the Paris National Theatre and with the renowned artist William Warfield.

In addition to his vocal studies, Dr. Nettles studied composition with Salvatore Martirano and has written countless vocal, choral, and instrumental works. He is the author of African American Concert Singers Before 1950 (McFarland and Company, Inc.). As tenor soloist, Dr. Nettles performed with the Heartland Symphony of Minnesota, the Buffalo Philharmonic of New York, and the Nashville Symphony of Tennessee. He also served as rehearsal accompanist with Maestro Julius Rudel, the internationally celebrated conductor of opera. Dr. Nettles coached and performed with the legendary jazz pianist Mary Lou Williams and was chosen by her as featured soloist for the Western New York premiere of her jazz mass. Today, Dr. Nettles is currently Coordinator of Vocal/Choral Studies in the Department of Music at Tennessee State University in Nashville.

October 28 GOBLINS in the GARDEN

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:30 amTrick or Treat Trail begins!
Join us for a ghoulish good time at the 8th annual Goblins in the Garden, the perfect opportunity for little monsters, superheroes, and princesses to show off their silliest, spookiest and sweetest costumes and trick-or-treat in the fall sunshine.

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