Despite the frequent close calls with rain, close to 6,000 people have stepped into our Tent City over the past three weeks and now it’s time for the fourth weekend of Shakespeare in the Park! If you’re thinking about coming out to the park this weekend, or are thinking about coming back to the park, this weekend is a great one (and you’ll have a better chance at a better seat)! Who is gonna be there? Lots of fun people, a few dogs, some great vendors and talented musicians. If you need a visual aid to help you convince your neighbors/roommate/that cute guy down the street to come with you, check out the NPT Arts Break!
Side Note: Did you know Savoy Events Catering provides the dinner for our Royal Box VIPs every night. Not a VIP? You can be! Find out how to experience Shakespeare in the Park in style.
Here’s what’s cooking this weekend:
The first Saturday of the month means Shakespeare Allowed! If you’ve never been, every month we get together at the Downtown Nashville Public Library and read a Shakespeare play, out loud in a reading circle. The reading starts at Noon. There will be 16 chairs in a circle and whoever wants to read out loud can choose one of the 16. There will be additional seating available for anyone who wants to read along silently. (Although we might ask you to pipe in for crowd scenes!) The reading starts at 12:00 pm. And best of all? IT’S FREE & FUN! Join us Saturday as we read Antony & Cleopatra.
This weekend, as with all upcoming weekends, we’ll be joined in the park by some wonderfully talented musicians (and we mean besides the amazing ukulele talents of Jacques ie Derek Whittaker). So, who’s going to be serenading you this week?
Students of As You Like It Music Director (and Fiddle & Pick instructor) Stan Lawrence // Byars Adcock & Tate Welch
Many of these musicians will have music available in the Nashville Shakes tent during their performances. They’re all performing in the park for free, so if you like what you hear, support them!
We like to see what people pull out of their picnic baskets every night at the park, but just because you can bring your own food, doesn’t mean you have too. Every weekend, we’re joined in the park by several food vendors. What will you find to snack on this weekend?
As You Like It will run through September 14th at Centennial Park in Nashville. More info here.