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. 


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.



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. 


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