Songwriting programs and painting classes: Activities in the Greater Nashville area to stream at home this week, April 20-25

Check out a list of upcoming virtual events through April 25. (Courtesy Frist Art Museum)
Check out a list of upcoming virtual events through April 25. (Courtesy Frist Art Museum)

Check out a list of upcoming virtual events through April 25. (Courtesy Frist Art Museum)

For residents in the Greater Nashville area looking for activities and things to do while practicing social distancing, here are a few ways to enjoy local entertainment without leaving the house.

Watch a virtual songwriting program

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is hosting a weekly program through May 19 showcasing songwriters behind chart-topping country hits. The program will continue April 21 with songwriter Luke Laird, who penned the songs “Hard to Forget” by Sam Hunt, “American Kids” by Kenny Chesne), “Space Cowboy” by Kacey Musgraves and more. Participants can stream the live event beginning at 8 p.m. on the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Instagram. See the full schedule through May 19 here.

Take an art history course with the Frist Art Museum

On April 21, art historian Jim Womack will discuss via Zoom the paintings of J. M. W. Turner as well as the work of philosophers and artists, such as Edmund Burke, John Singleton Copley, Theodore Gericault and Joseph Wright of Derby. The event begins at 6 p.m. Participants who register will receive details to stream the lesson on Zoom. 615-244-3340.

Follow along with a paint and sip class

Wine and Design, an art studio with locations in Franklin and Spring Hill, will host three virtual classes April 23-25. Those who are interested in joining can pick up art kits with needed materials at either location. Wine and Design will provide participants with details to stream the event on Zoom. 615-224-8082.


Livestream a concert

Visit Music City, also known as Nashville’s Convention & Visitors Corp., is hosting a series of online concerts with local artists as well as big-name country music singers, such as Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Luke Combs. Past performances can also be found on Visit Music City’s website, along with a quarantine Spotify playlist and a documentary on music in Nashville.

Listen live from the Grand Ole Opry

Circle All Access will host live concerts from the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday nights beginning at 7 p.m. Last week’s concert can be found here.

Listen to a bedtime story with Dolly Parton

Famed country singer Dolly Parton will read stories from her Imagination Library series starting April 2. Story times are scheduled for Thursday nights through June 4.

Take a virtual walk through Cheekwood’s gardens

Peter Grimaldi, vice president of Cheekwood Estate and Garden’s gardens and facilities, hosted a virtual tour of the Bradford Robertson Color Garden on March 28. The eight-minute video can be found through Cheekwood’s website here.