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.
The 2017 Bluebird on the Mountain at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory Concert Series dates will be as follows:
Saturday, June 17 – Phil Barton, Carly Pearce and Emily Shackleton (Start time 8PM/Gates 6PM)
Saturday, July 22 – Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne and TBA (Start time 8PM/Gates 6PM)
Saturday, August 26 – The Warren Brothers, Josh Kear and TBA (Start time 8PM/Gates 6PM)
Saturday, September 9 – Kelly Archer, Marc Beeson and Dave Berg (Start time 7PM/Gates 5PM) (Rain Makeup day date for May 20) Saturday, September 23 – Tony Arata, Fred Knobloch, Thom Schuyler with special guest Jellyroll Johnson. The Bluebird Cafe’s own Fab Four! (Start time 7PM/Gates 5PM)
Saturday, October 7 – Victoria Shaw and Friends (Start time 7PM/Gates 5PM)
The Bluebird on the Mountain 2017 Concert Series is sponsored by Omni Nashville Hotel and Jack Daniels.
Important Notes about the 2017 Bluebird on the Mountain Concert Series:
Season passes for the 2017 season went on sale November 1st at 10AM CST via www.evenbrite.com. Currently those passes are sold out - there will be some single show passes available closer to the show dates.