A Wonderful Evening at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center

While the Honky Tonks are always bustling with country, rock, and bluegrass fans, who doesn’t love a grand night out at the symphony? One of our favorite downtown Nashville music venues is the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, especially for a romantic evening out on the town. And, of course, this being Music City, you’ll find a fantastic selection of options for shows at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, including movie scores, rock and roll adaptations, and classic works from famed composers such as Brahms and Mozart. 

The Schermerhorn Symphony Center is located in the heart of downtown Nashville, neighboring the Country Music Hall of Fame, Ryman Auditorium, and Ascend Amphitheater. The symphony center officially opened in 2006; inside, the 30,000-square-foot Laura Turner Concert Hall is home to the Nashville Symphony. The three-level space is designed in the shoebox style and holds 1,844 seats. There’s a smaller performance hall for intimate shows, as well as an interior public garden courtyard. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a show and grab a lovely dinner at one of the best restaurants in Nashville

Before you start booking your shows at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, you’ll want to secure your lodging, and a stay at our romantic Nashville Bed and Breakfast is the best addition to any getaway to Tennessee. Unlike big chain hotels, our B&B offers a unique place with personalized service and hospitality—the Belle Air Mansion is a destination unto itself. With a rich history that’s been meticulously restored and maintained, opulent decor in shared spaces and private guest rooms, and comfortable appointments throughout. Your jaw will drop when you first walk into our space; you’ll step foot into the splendor of life reminiscent of almost two centuries ago in the Old South. Check our upcoming availability and reserve your room today! 

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Catch a Show at Schermerhorn Symphony Center

The architecture of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center combines New Classical design with Neo-Classical components. A few other structures in Nashville, including the full-scale Parthenon replica in Centennial Park and the downtown public library, offer similar architectural blends. The buildings interior incorporates technological and acoustic features for maximum musical enjoyment.

Take notice of the intricate symbolic motifs throughout the hall and the rest of the center—including irises (the Tennessee State flower), horseshoes (for Laura Turner), and coffee beans (to honor a founding family of the orchestra and who also owned Maxwell House Coffee.) In 2009, Schermerhorn Symphony Center was recognized as among the top 25 North and South American finalists in the Urban Land Institute’s Awards for Excellence for superior design. 

Here are a handful of shows coming up this year at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center not to miss: 

  1. The Beach Boys with the Nashville Symphony will hit all the popular songs of this beloved band of the 60s and 70s. For three nights in May, the Schermerhorn Symphony Center will be transformed with the iconic surf sounds.
  2. The first weekend in June offers a chance to hear the brilliance of Mozart’s Requiem live and in person. Giancarlo Guerrero will conduct the Nashville Symphony through this striking and instantly recognizable masterpiece.
  3. For modern movie fans, the Nashville Symphony will present the music of Marvel’s Black Panther this summer. Hearing Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar-winning score live to the picture will be unforgettable. 
  4. Broadway lovers, book your calendars for June 30th, 2023,  when the Nashville Symphony presents Get Happy: A Judy Garland Centennial Celebration. Stars Morgan James and Nicholas Rodriguez bring the iconic Garland’s unforgettable songbook back to life.
  1. Another famous movie score will be brought to life with the screening of Jurassic Park set to the strings and brass of the Nashville Symphony at Schermerhorn Symphony Center in July.

These are just a few examples of the fantastic performances you’ll encounter at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. They offer shows of varying genres all year round. 

If you're heading to s a show at Schermerhorn Symphony Center, stay at our beautiful Nashville Bed and Breakfast

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When you stay at our historic Nashville Bed and Breakfast, your lodging becomes an essential part of your vacation. You’ll quickly see that our spacious and beautifully decorated guest rooms and shared spaces are more than just a place to keep your bags and get some sleep. Your stay will be unforgettable with this romantic backdrop—and each guest room and suite we offer is entirely unique, so each time you join us can feel like the first time. 

Each morning of your stay, included in your rate, we’ll treat you to a full Southern breakfast on fine china—prepared fresh and with care. We used local and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. The coffee is always hot, and the warm and welcoming hospitality team will be at your service. It’s the best way to start your day before heading out to enjoy what downtown Nashville has to offer. We’re always more than happy to help with reservations or suggestions. 

For those heading to our Nashville Bed and Breakfast for a couples getaway, we offer a lovely selection of add-on packages to up the romance. Choose from chilled Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, flowers, or a delicious charcuterie board awaiting your arrival. These are the perfect additions to make your getaway stand out, especially for those celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, or even honeymoons. We can’t wait to host you; book your room today!

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