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Hosted in the Main Library’s Robinson Courtyard from late summer through early fall, the Courtyard Concerts series is a fun and free lunchtime getaway. Come for an up-close music experience with an eclectic mix of local music, musicians, and songwriters.

The 2022 concert season runs September 6–October 11. As always, performances are on Tuesdays from 11:45  AM to 1:00 PM.

2022 Lineup

Courtyard Concerts presents: Riders In The Sky

Courtyard Concerts presents: Riders In The Sky

September 6, 2022
For more than forty years, Grammy Award-winning legends Riders In The Sky have single-handedly revitalized Western music. As stars of the stage, screen, Grand Ole Opry, Saturday morning TV, National Public Radio, and Sirius/XM Satellite Radio, “America’s Favorite Cowboys” have branded the genre with wacky humor and way-out Western wit.
Courtyard Concerts presents: Stacy Mitchhart Band

Courtyard Concerts presents: Stacy Mitchhart Band

September 13, 2022
It was natural that Stacy Mitchhart gravitated to the six-string. As he grew up, jazz guitar masters played on the radio, and Little Richard’s showmanship on TV captivated him in his native Cincinnati, Ohio home. He also began his recording career there, with 1993’s Blues Transfusion. But when he played his first gigs in Nashville 26 years ago, he knew he’d found his musical home. More than two decades later, Mitchhart’s name is still synonymous with blues in the most rapidly-growing city along the Cumberland River, and he’s still playing 200 of his shows each year without leaving Nashville.
Courtyard Concerts presents: Lalo Dávila and Friends Salsa Band

Courtyard Concerts presents: Lalo Dávila and Friends Salsa Band

September 20, 2022
Lalo Dávila is an educator, composer, author, and performer. He was named Nashville Scene’s Best Latin Jazz Musician in 2012. He performs with numerous and diverse artists and groups, ranging from the Nashville Symphony and Nashville Ballet to Allen Vizzutti and Arturo Sandoval, to name only a few. Most recently, Lalo’s voice and music can be heard as Jafar in Disney’s Dual Language Series Aladdin. Dávila is currently a Professor of Music and Director of Percussion Studies at Middle Tennessee State University.
Courtyard Concerts presents: Sarah Jane Nelson

Courtyard Concerts presents: Sarah Jane Nelson

September 27, 2022
Born in Arkansas, Sarah Jane spent her summers traveling to bluegrass festivals with her grandparents. After high school, she won America’s Miss T.E.E.N. beauty pageant, moved to New York City, and performed in plays and musicals. She made her Broadway debut in Julie Taymor’s The Green Bird. Later, after marriage, children, a move to Nashville, and a divorce, she returned to the music of her childhood. She wrote her way to resilience, through grief, and toward love. Nelson’s latest album, Shelby Park, was recorded at The Rukkus Room and Monster Studios in Nashville.
Courtyard Concerts presents: The WannaBeatles

Courtyard Concerts presents: The WannaBeatles

October 4, 2022
The WannaBeatles offer a must-see musical tribute. When it comes to recreating the fun and excitement of the most popular band in music history, The WannaBeatles more than live up to their name. Their inventive musical medleys celebrate the best of pop music and are guaranteed showstoppers. Grammy Award finalists who receive standing ovations across the country, The WannaBeatles will entertain you with music, comedy, and original material to create a different kind of Beatles experience. The WannaBeatles — Where FAB meets FUN!
Courtyard Concerts presents Connye Florance with Kevin Madill

Courtyard Concerts presents Connye Florance with Kevin Madill

October 11, 2022
Connye Florance and Kevin Madill have inspired audiences with their passionate, conversational brand of jazz for more than 20 years. Connye is an award-winning vocalist, often featured with Nashville Jazz Orchestra; she performs her one-woman show “Jazz Rhapsody” across the country. Kevin, a musician since age five, is highly respected for his work as a studio musician, producer, arranger, and music director. He has worked on thousands of recordings and live shows for artists like Tony Bennett, The Temptations, Benita Hill, and countless others.

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Virtual Performances

For our 2020 and 2021 seasons, the informal come-and-go concerts went virtual! Watch performances below, or on NPL’s YouTube channel,and enjoy music ranging from bluegrass and blues to classical and rock. 

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