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Rutherford County is Rich in Culture

Here in Rutherford County, we have a rich cultural environment that includes both visual and performing arts. The centerpiece of our arts scene is the Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Center for the Arts, which is dedicated to providing a variety of opportunities to experience visual and performing arts. In addition, Rutherford County is home to many other organizations that promote the local arts and artists.

The Murfreesboro/Rutherford County Center for the Arts, a beautiful Italian Renaissance building, provides a variety of opportunities to experience visual and performing arts in its 168-seat performance hall and art gallery. The center offers the Celebration Series, a season of entertainment, from September through May, in addition to numerous single performances and touring productions. Operating Hours Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm and the art gallery is open Tuesdays – Saturdays 1 pm – 5 pm. Gallery admission is free, and admission to performances varies. For more information, please call (615) 904-ARTS (2787).

In addition to the Center for the Arts, several other Rutherford County organizations host visual arts exhibits and theatre, dance and musical performances.

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

  • Middle Tennessee Choral Society
    Formed in 1969, the Choral Society, a community-based organization promoting and supporting artistic vocal and choral singing, brings together singers from throughout Murfreesboro and the Middle Tennessee area during its regular season from August through March to rehearse and perform the very best in choral music.
    1301 E Main St
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
    Distance: : 1.35 mi
  • Middle Tennessee State University Theatre
    Middle Tennessee State University sponsors numerous theatrical and entertainment events; orchestral, ballet and popular music concerts; and guest performers through its Tucker Theatre and Murphy Center.
    1301 East Main Street
    Murfreesboro, TN 37132
    (615) 898-2300
    Distance: : 1.35 mi
  • Murfreesboro Center for the Arts
    Murfreesboro Center for the Arts
    The mission for the Center for the Arts, Inc. is to enhance the quality of our community by providing a variety of arts and opportunities, which will educate and entertain people of all ethnicity, ages, and income levels. The Center for the Arts will advance art awareness through quality theatrical productions, musical performances, art exhibits, educational programs, life-long learning and community activities thus improving overall quality of life in our community.
    110 W. College Street
    Murfreesboro 37130
    (615) 904-2787
    Distance: : 0.14 mi
  • Springhouse Theatre
    Springhouse Theatre
    Springhouse Theatre presents a year-round slate of high-quality productions that appeal to the secularist as well as the believer. They also conduct summer drama camps for grades 1-12 and provide various educational opportunities for adults throughout the year.
    14119 Old Nashville Hwy
    Smyrna, TN 37167
    (615) 852-8499
    Distance: : 13.06 mi
  • The Main Stage Music & Dance Studio
    The Main Stage Music & Dance Studio features individual and group lessons in fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, bass, violin, piano, voice and pre-school music, as well as clogging, square dancing, hip-hop, tap and ballet.
    598 Waldron Road
    La Vergne, TN 37086
    (615) 793-7777
    Distance: : 15.31 mi
  • The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra
    The Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra
    For nearly 30 years the Murfreesboro Symphony Orchestra has performed classical, contemporary and pop orchestral pieces for the community. Composed of professional musicians, the caliber of the MSO musicians and the quality of music that they perform continues to impress audiences, both connoisseurs and casual music lovers alike.
    201 E Main St
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
    (615) 898-1862
    Distance: : 0.04 mi
  • The Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra
    Founded in 1997 with a roster of 17 young musicians, the Murfreesboro Youth Orchestra promotes the musical development of area youth through the study and performance of a diverse curriculum of ensemble music. Now in its 12th season, the orchestra has a roster of about 70 young musicians who perform in the community and in area schools.
    Murfreesboro, TN 37133
    615-668-7480
    Distance: : 0.39 mi
  • The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park
    The Washington Theatre at Patterson Park
    This 305-seat theatre showcases musical and theatrical productions, concerts, and special events.
    521 Mercury Blvd
    Murfreesboro, TN 37130
    (615) 893-7439
    Distance: : 0.63 mi

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

  • Frist Center for the Visual Arts (Nashville)
    Rutherford County is conveniently close to Nashville's Frist Center for the Visual Arts, a nonprofit art exhibition center with approximately 24,000 square feet of gallery space dedicated to presenting the finest visual art from local, state and regional artists, as well as major U.S. and international exhibitions.
    919 Broadway
    Nashville, TN 37203
    Distance: : 30.80 mi
  • Murfreesboro Center for the Arts
    Murfreesboro Center for the Arts
    The mission for the Center for the Arts, Inc. is to enhance the quality of our community by providing a variety of arts and opportunities, which will educate and entertain people of all ethnicity, ages, and income levels. The Center for the Arts will advance art awareness through quality theatrical productions, musical performances, art exhibits, educational programs, life-long learning and community activities thus improving overall quality of life in our community.
    110 W. College Street
    Murfreesboro 37130
    (615) 904-2787
    Distance: : 0.14 mi