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March 22, 2023

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Spooktacular Festival of Ghouls Returns to OZ Arts

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

Contemporary arts center OZ Arts Nashville have announced the return of Fable Cry’s Festival of Ghouls, a ghostly cabaret party, on Saturday, October 29 in OZ Arts’ expansive creative warehouse. Audiences will relive favorite childhood nightmares at this immersive Halloween party and over-the-top cabaret from Nashville’s masters of the macabre. 

Conjuring tales that gave goosebumps and creatures that made many afraid of the dark, local theatrical noir rock band Fable Cry will enlist the help of talented artists from the worlds of burlesque, cabaret, puppetry and circus to celebrate the eeriest day of the year.

About Festival of Ghouls

Attendees can transform into their favorite monster or come donned in dramatic sleepover fashions for this immersive Halloween party. Alongside a headlining set from the unmissable Fable Cry, audiences will have the opportunity to hear music from retro country goth-rock band The Bad Signs and American post-rock trio You Bred Raptors?.

Leading the impressive list of guest performers are sultry performers from Back to Black Burlesque, aerial artists from Nashville’s own Suspended Gravity Circus, burlesque artists Risky Sour and Sophie du Mal and drag vixen Raven Von Roe. Turn off the lights and embrace the night with this wickedly nostalgic lineup.

“The spooky season would not be complete without the twists and turns of Fable Cry’s annual Festival of Ghouls from Nashville’s masters of the macabre,” said Mark Murphy, OZ Arts Executive and Artistic Director. “Along with their unique theatrical rock tunes, we’re delighted that OZ audiences can engage with the spellbinding talents of these guest performers and wildly talented musicians.”

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 macabre content. Costumes encouraged, and the evening will include prizes for some of the audience favorites.

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Michael Aldrich

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