The Arts at Center Street

Local, Original, & Meaningful.

The Arts at Center Street is a performing arts center and home to the Arts at Center Street Theatre Company, located in Nashville, TN.

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This Summer, July 13th & 14th, 2018, The Arts at Center Street is hosting CENTER STREET ARTS FEST (CSAF), a music festival where emerging local and regional bands and artists will perform and compete for a series of opportunities ranging from a single song contract, to a record deal with Center Street Records. Both fans and NAF judges will make the decision over a tournament style performance experience. 

 
 
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Band or artist

There is no fee to enter and submit your video! If your group is selected, there is a performance fee. This includes participation in the event where backline, a professional grade sound system, and photography are provided for your performance. The fee is 100% recoupable with ticket sales.

 
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genre

We have several genre categories. Participants can be individuals or bands/choirs. Accepted participants will perform tournament style on various stages through the event, vying for the 1st place spot in their genre. 

 
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the competition

The winner of every genre will be entered into the final round and perform in the main auditorium on Saturday night. Genre winners will also be awarded a single song contract with Center Street Recording Studios (CSRS). The 3rd place overall winner will receive the single song contract, plus a music video of the same song, also produced by CSRS. The 2nd place winner will receive a recording contract for a 5-song EP with CSRS. The 1st place winner will receive a 10-song contract with CSRS.

The Arts at Center Street  |  401 Center St  |  Nashville, TN 37138  |  (615) 541-9716