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Kathleen O’Brien looks back at 30 years with TPAC

Kathleen O’Brien has seen tremendous change over the last 30 years – not only at Tennessee Performing Arts Center but throughout Nashville itself. But even as the nonprofit’s longtime leader prepares to step down from her post in July, it’s clear that her passion for the arts remains strong.

TPAC names Jennifer Turner as next President and Chief Executive Officer

Jennifer Turner, currently Executive Vice President and Managing Director at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, will be TPAC’s next President and Chief Executive Officer starting May 2019. Turner will follow Kathleen O’Brien, who will retire from TPAC in July, ending a 14-year tenure at the head of the arts center and 31 total years at TPAC.

Nickelodeon’s “Double Dare” kicks off tour hosted by Marc Summers and Robin Russo

Double Dare Live is bringing a multi-city live stage tour inspired by the iconic TV game show “Double Dare” to TPAC November 9! The tour will feature […]

TPAC President and CEO Kathleen O’Brien announces retirement

Kathleen O’Brien, Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s President and Chief Executive Officer since 2005, will retire from her leadership post in July 2019, at the end of the nonprofit’s next fiscal year. O’Brien, the first and only woman to lead TPAC in its almost 38-year history, started as Public Affairs Director in 1988 and has led the organization through several, often historic, transitions during her tenure.

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