A Musical Evening OutMusic Night
Music Night is a lively yet intimate evening of music that features some of Nashville’s finest musicians and showcases the wide range of talent of USN parents and alumni. Every year, this exclusive event amazes the audience with an unforgettable night of music, food, and drink.
Music Night is typically held in February in the Durnan Auditorium. It’s a perfect night to bring a date, hang out with old friends, or meet new people. Volunteers are needed to help with set up, check-in, and clean up on the day of the event. Proceeds from Music Night benefit a variety of USN departments and programs.
Music Night has welcomed an impressive list of headliners over the years, including:
2022: The Tennessee Dead with Gabe Dixon and Victor Wooten
2021: Music Night All-Stars (Virtual Event)
2020: Compass Record All Stars featuring Colin Hay
2019: Darius Rucker, Steve Gorman, Peter Holsapple, and friends as The Invisible Hand
2018: Gabe Dixon
2017: The Wooten Brothers
2016: Manifest Destiny featuring Carl Broemel, Steve Gorman, and Will Hoge
2015: Dierks Bentley & Friends
2014: Big & Rich
2013: Shooter Jennings, with Steve Gorman and Bobby Keys
2011: Take 6
2010: Maura O’Connell
2009: Edgar Meyer, Sam Bush, and Jerry Douglas
2008: Ben Folds
2007: John Prine
2006: Alison Brown
2005: The Long Players featuring a performance by Elvis Costello
Additional performers, prior to 2005, include: Beth Nielsen Chapman, Kim Carnes, Rodney Crowell, Radney Foster, Matraca Berg, Carolyn Dawn Johnson, Delbert McClinton, Suzy Bogguss, Tim O’Brien, and Bela Fleck.