Experience the 1922 vampire classic — one of the scariest movies ever made — with breathtaking live accompaniment by Peter Krasinski on the Schermerhorn’s Martin Foundation Concert Organ.

Presented without orchestra

Come early to enjoy food from Fire & Ice and 313 Coney! Food trucks will be located on Symphony Place and open 90 minutes before the concert. Outside beverages are not permitted inside Schermerhorn Symphony Center.


Your Halloween/Costume Party experience includes:

  • Free pre-concert activities starting at 6 p.m.
  • Come in costume for this annual tradition at the Schermerhorn! Entry is included with any ticket purchase.
  • Nashville Symphony photo booth
  • Costume contest (Funniest costume, Best Couples/Group costume, Best overall)
  • Prizes and ticket giveaways

Special Halloween cocktails available:

  • Dracula’s Kiss Cocktail
    Grenadine, Black Cherry Vodka, topped with Soda
  • Angry Orchard Hard Cider

Halloween Costume Contest Rules

  • Participants must present their concert ticket to register.
  • Registration will begin at 6 pm in the East Lobby. Participants must register by 7:15 pm to be eligible.
  • All participants may be photographed and their images used in future advertising. Look for pictures on Nashville Symphony social media pages.
  • No real weapons are permitted.
  • Costumes must be family-friendly. Determination of family-friendly costuming will be at the sole discretion of Nashville Symphony management.
  • Persons wearing costumes that do not follow these guidelines will be disqualified.
  • Nashville Symphony staff, volunteers, and other affiliates are ineligible to participate in the contest, but are encouraged to vote for their favorite contestant!

Share your experience on Twitter and Instagram with hashtag #NSOHalloween, and don't forget to tag @NashvilleSymph on Twitter and @NashvilleSymphony on Instagram.


Important Venue Updates:

  • Our café is now closed for renovations. During the café renovation only, outside food may be brought into the lobby spaces and courtyard of Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Outside beverages are not permitted in Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Click here for a list of nearby dining options.
  • Tickets are now scanned at outer doors of the Schermerhorn, which opens 90 minutes prior to performance. Click here for helpful info about building entry.