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Johnny Cash straightening his tie

First-ever ‘Cash Fest’, a Johnny Cash tribute concert coming to War Memorial Auditorium Nov. 10

The man who fell into a burnin’ ring of fire, shot a man in reno and coined the phrase “hello” well before Adele or Lionel Richie is certainly well-deserving of a concert in his honor. Well, that train’s finally comin’ around the bend. Nashville’s first-ever, all-star Cash Fest takes place Nov. 10 at War Memorial Auditorium.

man in front of rainbow and psychedelic illustrations

Stand-up comedian Lewis Black reminds TPAC ‘It Gets Better Every Day’ April 17-18

Enraged. Annoyed. And downright apoplectic. These are the words used to describe the comedic musings of Lewis Black, who brings his irate ranting to TPAC’s Polk Theater April 17-18. Anyone who’s seen him on Comedy Central knows his trademark style of energetic yelling and animated finger-pointing to skewer anything that gets under his skin.

Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

‘Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ brings a sweet treat to TPAC June 9-14

Oompa loompa doompety doo. TPAC has the perfect show for you. Step inside a world of pure imagination with Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, coming to TPAC’s Jackson Hall June 9-14.

man and woman on stage in A Streetcar Named Desire

‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ is now a ballet, and Nashville will be the first US-based company to perform it

Some of us were lucky enough to read ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ in high school. Others remember the riveting 1951 film with Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh and Kim Hunter. But anyone who knows anything about the 1947 play by Tennessee Williams is wondering the same thing: “How do you translate the beautiful narrative into a ballet, where no words are uttered?”

cast of The Adams Family on stage

16 spooky musicals to get you ready for Halloween

Halloween is just around the “coroner” (to quote ‘The Addams Family’ lyric). No costume yet? We got you. Get some inspiration from this list of monstrous musicals that embrace all things wicked and wonderful — courtesy of TPAC News Center.

Letterkenny cast illustration

The hicks, skids, and jocks of ‘Letterkenny’ bring their hit Canadian sketch comedy to TPAC Mar. 16

Nobody’s sure if America is ready for Letterkenny on tour. The raucous exploits of these eccentric Canadian hillbillies and their produce stand are now chronicled in a live, 90-minute comedy experience — coming to TPAC Mar. 16 — featuring nine of the beloved cast members along with never-before-seen sketches.

men playing drums on stage

A dazzling display of Japanese artistry, TAO: Drum Heart comes to Nashville Jan. 28

When they’re not on international tour, Drum Tao performers are usually practicing on top of the isolated mountain in Japan where the group is based. “All day we practice, rehearse, and train. Japanese drum is very loud, [so] we can’t train in town,” said Taro Harasaki.

suffragettes blowing horns and waving flags

TPAC joins commemoration of 19th Amendment centennial

Almost 100 years ago, half of our country’s population was given the right to cast a ballot for the first time. In honor of this landmark moment in history, TPAC has joined over 40 other Nashville organizations to commemorate the centennial of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution granting women the right to vote.