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Spooktacular Festival of Ghouls Returns at OZ Arts

The ninth installment of this staple Nashville Halloween concert and burlesque spectacular returns to OZ Arts.

Contemporary arts center OZ Arts Nashville has announced the return of Fable Cry’s Festival of Ghouls, an immersive Halloween party, on Saturday, October 28, 2023, in OZ Arts’ expansive creative warehouse.

Audiences are invited to embark on a descent through the Nine Circles of Hell and embrace the sensual delights of Dante’s Inferno at this costume bash and over-the-top cabaret from Nashville’s masters of the macabre.

In celebration of the eeriest day of the year, local noir rock band Fable Cry enlists the talents of special guests from the worlds of burlesque, cabaret and aerial arts for a trip through the underworld. The incredibly hellish affair makes for a tantalizing evening that’s not to be missed.

Attendees are encouraged to come adorned in their most mischievous costumes for this extravagant Halloween bash. Alongside a headlining set from the unmissable Fable Cry, audiences will have the opportunity to hear music from solo musician Basic Printer and rock singer Ergo, Bria. Leading the impressive list of guest performers are sultry stars from Back to Black Burlesque, aerial artists from Nashville’s own Suspended Gravity Circus, burlesque artist Gidget Bardot and drag king Viktor Blackwood. The nine circles of hell never looked and sounded quite so tempting.

“We’re proud to host one of the city’s most anticipated and infernal Halloween parties with Nashville’s own masters of the macabre Fable Cry at the helm,” said Mark Murphy, OZ Arts Executive and Artistic Director. “Fable Cry has earned a well-deserved cult following for their irresistible goth rock and highly theatrical concerts. Their Festival of Ghouls has been a Nashville staple for nine years and counting, and we’re thrilled to welcome partygoers to this fiendishly fun night of performance and costume once again.”

Tickets for Fable Cry’s Festival of Ghouls are $20 and are on sale now at the following link. This event is suitable for mature audiences due to adult language, sexual innuendo, and depictions of horror. Costumes are encouraged, and the evening will include prizes for some of the audience favorites.

To learn more about upcoming performances, please visit ozartsnashville.org.



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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.