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Percussion Group STOMP Returns to TPAC Nov. 12

Stiff-bristle brooms become a sweeping orchestra, Zippo lighters create a fiery fugue, wooden poles thump and clack and more!

The International percussion performance group STOMP makes its return to Nashville on Saturday, Nov. 12 with a performance at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall.

STOMP: Percussion, movement and visual comedy

Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, STOMP started as a street performance in the UK in 1991 and grew into a show experienced by more than 24 million people in 50 countries. The performers “make a rhythm out of anything we can get our hands on that makes a sound,” says Cresswell.

Both household and industrial objects find new life as musical instruments in the hands of an idiosyncratic band of body percussionists. It is a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through dance and drum. 

STOMP creates its own inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression. The show uses everything but conventional percussion instruments — dustbins, tea chests, radiator hoses, boots, hub caps to fill the stage with a compelling and unique act that is often imitated but never duplicated. 

Tickets start at $40 and can be found at, by phone at 615-782-4040 or in person at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick St., in downtown Nashville.


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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.