Due to emergency back surgery, Brian Wilson will not perform the May 2018 leg of his tour, including his concerts with the Nashville Symphony on May 10, 11 & 12, 2018, at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.

We are pleased to announce that, in Wilson's absence,  Sail On – The Beach Boys Tribute has agreed to perform with the Nashville Symphony, led by conductor Enrico Lopez-Yañez, on May 10, 11 & 12. Join us in celebrating the music of the ’60s when Sail On and your Nashville Symphony perform spot-on renditions of all your favorite Beach Boys hits. Click here to watch a video of Sail On.

NOTE: We hope to reschedule Brian Wilson's appearance with the Nashville Symphony in the coming year. Please read below for a statement from Brian Wilson.

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A Note From Brian Wilson

Dear friends,

As some of you might know, I have been having some issues with my back that have very recently gotten worse. It runs in my family; Carl had back problems as well. My doctors have told me that I need to have back surgery immediately. They are optimistic that this will finally relieve the pain.

Sadly, this means we must postpone the upcoming May shows. I’m very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause to everyone who was coming out to see us.

I know that my agents are already in the process of rescheduling, and we will have some of the makeup dates to announce very soon. We will get you all the info ASAP.

Please know that the music is in my heart and in my soul, and me and the boys are looking forward to performing for you very soon. 

Love & Mercy,
Brian Wilson


1. Attend Sail On – The Beach Boys Tribute on May 10, 11 & 12
Please bring your original tickets on your scheduled date to gain entrance into the concert on your scheduled concert date at Schermerhorn Symphony Center.  

We understand that you intended to see the legendary Brian Wilson. However, if you choose to join us on your originally scheduled concert date, we’d like to thank you by offering an equal number of complimentary tickets to one of the following performances:

  • The Music of Pink Floyd & Light Show with the Nashville Symphony, June 16 at Ascend Amphitheater – this offer is limited to lawn seating
  • Felix Cavaliere's Rascals with the Nashville Symphony, June 22 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • Music City Beatles Bash feat. The Weeklings & members of the Nashville Symphony, July 22 at Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • Symphony Under the Stars with the Nashville Symphony, September 9 at Ascend Amphitheater – this offer is limited to lawn seating

To claim your complimentary concert tickets, please email us and let us know which performance you would like to attend. You may also phone our Box Office at 615.687.6400.

2. Exchange Your Tickets 

You may exchange the value of your tickets directly into any Nashville Symphony-presented concert happening between now and July 31, 2019.

You may also put the value of your tickets on your Nashville Symphony customer account; the credit may be applied toward another Nashville Symphony-presented concert between now and July 31, 2019. Standard exchange policy applies.

3. Donate Your Tickets
Donate the value of your tickets back to the Nashville Symphony as a tax-deductible donation. We thank you in advance for supporting our mission.

4. Request a Refund
Receive a full refund of the value of your tickets. The cut-off date to request and receive a refund is Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at noon.

Email (preferred):
Call: 615.687.6400

PLEASE NOTE: For email communication, a box office representative will respond to your message within two business days. You may be subject to long wait times on the phone.

If you purchased tickets to this concert from Ticketmaster or any seller other than the Nashville Symphony, you must go to your original point of purchase to request a refund.

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