Learn about Opening Nights Performing Arts!



We are featuring Opening Nights Performing Arts! Here’s what they had to say!

How has Opening Nights changed over the years?

Opening Nights has grown from the Artist Series (1921) to the Florida State Fine Arts Festival (1968) to Seven Days of Opening Nights (1999) to Opening Nights Performing Arts (2014). Throughout the history of Opening Nights, all organizers, volunteers, patrons, and performers have been committed to bringing world-class performing arts to the Tallahassee community. Since the inaugural festival seasons and seasons ago, Opening Nights has evolved into an annual series of performances from October to April, continuing to embrace history by presenting a two-week February festival like that of the Artist Series and Fine Arts Festival and drawing a curated, lauded selection of artists to Florida State’s campus year after year. Our efforts continue to bolster our program and arts education within the community, and we look forward to the future!

What do you want visitors and locals to know about the Opening Nights that they may not already know?

We aim to inspire all kinds of patrons with our curated performances, but the 2015-2016 season just might be the most diverse in our organization’s history. Bop to the beat of jazz artist Bill Frisell and his trio, sprout creativity with help from acclaimed writer Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, LoveBig Magic), embrace entrancement as you watch Urban Bush Women premiere Walking with ‘Trane, and so, so much more! We’re offering every sort of entertainment from film to dance and every genre of music from bluegrass to Caribbean Creole. Come join us!

What social media do you use?

You can chat with us on…

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/openingnights

Twitter – https://twitter.com/openingnights

Instagram – https://instagram.com/openingnights/

YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/openingnightsvideos

and via our mobile app (Apple and Droid versions available).

We also have a shiny, new website – https://openingnights.fsu.edu/

and an online brochure too – http://bit.ly/ON1516brochure.


Describe Opening Nights in 5 words or less 

World-class performing arts in Tallahassee.



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