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Bluebird on the Mountain Concert

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Bluebird on the Mountain Concert in Brentwood, TN, at the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.

Bluebird on the Mountain Concert – Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, Brentwood – August 17, 2024

Top songwriters of Bluebird Café fame play and tell the stories behind their hits as guests picnic and enjoy our stellar hilltop.

Situated on one of the tallest hilltops in Nashville, the concerts are scheduled around glorious sunsets on the portico of the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory in Brentwood, Tennessee. 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.

Artists expected (subject to change): Ashley Gorley, Hunter Phelps, Ben Johnson. CONCERT 8 PM – gates open at 6 PM.

Please check our concert page for more info

  • Gates open 2 hours before concert time. During this time, guests are invited to picnic, enjoy the grounds, shop merchandise, and enter raffles.
  • A ticket admits one vehicle with up to 8 people in it. The ticket price covers everyone in your vehicle. We have very limited parking with only room for one parking space for each ticket. Also, we cannot match individuals to group tickets if they arrive separately. Everyone entering on each ticket must do so in a single vehicle.
  • We cannot allow attendees to walk or use rideshares. Cars coming to the top of the hill to drop people off and leave present a safety hazard for there isn’t room to safely turn around with all the traffic and guests unloading their cars.
  • Vanderbilt Police have asked us to remind everyone to please stay in your vehicle until it is parked–for safety reasons.
  • RV’s or other oversized vehicles are not allowed unless special permission has been granted prior to arrival.
  • Please note that Dyer is a forested park-like setting surrounded by Radnor Lake State Park. Bug spray, a blanket or tarp on grass, and avoidance of plants on the perimeter of the yard are highly recommended to avoid tick and other insect bites.
  • You are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, low tables, coolers, food, and beverages–both soft and spiritous. We do not provide seating.
  • No pets are allowed anywhere on the property (including vehicles), but service animals are welcome.
  • A Vanderbilt medic and Vanderbilt police will be on site.
  • As this is Vanderbilt University property, smoking and firearms are not allowed.
  • You and members of your group understand that VU may take photos that include you for social media or other uses and that VU cannot protect you from being photographed by others.

Tickets typically sell very quickly–often within minutes of going on sale. When ordering tickets, keep refreshing the page if you see “unavailable” – tickets are not officially sold out until you see “sold out.”

A rain date will be announced if necessary – at that time you would have the option of transferring your ticket to the new date or requesting a refund.



Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory
1000 Oman Drive
Brentwood, TN 37027 United States
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(615) 373-4897
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