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Kindling Arts Festival returns to West Nashville with performances across five venues

From Thursday, July 27-Sunday, July 30, the Kindling Arts Festival will bring 17 projects by local artists to Music City.

Four performers dance against a forest backdrop on a stage.

This year’s theme is counterculture.

Photo by Tiffany Bessire via Kindling Arts Festival

If you didn’t have “watch a futuristic space opera” or “laugh during a musical comedy about an East Nashville Facebook page” on your calendar, now you do when the Kindling Arts Festival returns to West Nashville later this month.

Late to the planning game? We’ve rounded up a don’t-miss show each day.

Thursday, July 27

  • Limitless: A Dance Showcase | Thursday, July 27 (7 p.m.) + Saturday, July 29 (2 p.m.) | OZ Arts Nashville | New dance works testing physical, spiritual, and emotional limits.

Friday, July 28

  • Allison Underground | Friday, July 28 (9 p.m.) + Saturday, July 29 (7:30 p.m.) | Darkhorse Theatre | A burlesque twist on Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland.”

Saturday, July 29

  • Kismet: An Aerial Showcase | Saturday, July 29 + Sunday, July 30 (6 p.m.) | Nashville School for the Aerial Arts | An aerial and circus performance diving into the relationships between zodiac signs.

Sunday, July 30

  • Country Hams Puppet Slam | 1 p.m. | Barbershop Theater | Local artists showcase short-form puppetry performances, plus, attend the free workshop at 11 a.m.

See the full schedule of events, explore package options, or purchase individual tickets.

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