Opening Nights at Florida State University

FSU’S Opening Nights announces 2020-2021 season lineup

Live performing arts will begin again in the Capital City with Florida State University’s Opening Nights 2020-2021 Season after months of challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The new season boasts a mix of well-known and emerging artists representing all genres. A special attraction this year is the “Florida’s Finest” series, featuring talented artists from […]

Leon County Schools principal receives Opening Nights At Florida State University Arts Advocate Award

Opening Nights at Florida State University has selected Christopher Small, principal at Augusta Raa Middle School, as its 2020 Arts Advocate Award recipient. Opening Nights announced Small as the winner of the Arts Advocate Award on May 7 to align with National Teacher Appreciation Week, recognizing the outstanding partnership he has fostered with Opening Nights […]

Opening Nights presents artist Michael Rosato to launch LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival

Opening Nights at Florida State University is partnering with LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival to present a cultural arts program to launch the 20th annual art festival in downtown Tallahassee. The program will feature large-scale muralist Michael Rosato who will deliver a lecture April 16, 2020, as part of the university’s performing arts series. […]

FSU’s Opening Nights announces 2019-20 season lineup

Mark your calendars! Fans of great entertainment can look ahead to a fun and exciting 2019-20 season of diverse performances from Opening Nights at Florida State University. Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Sally McRorie announced the season will be dedicated to President and Dean Emeritus Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte, who died May 20. […]

Opening Nights at Florida State University announces first headliner for the upcoming season

Good vibrations are on the way to Tallahassee as Opening Nights at Florida State University presents The Beach Boys during the 2019-2020 season. “We’re thrilled to present one of America’s iconic bands,” said Michael Blachly, director for Opening Nights at Florida State. “This is just one of the many headliners scheduled for the upcoming season, […]

Opening Nights at Florida State University honors former educator with inaugural Arts Advocate Award

Opening Nights at Florida State University presented its first-ever Arts Advocate Award to Iris Wilson, a former principal in the Leon County Schools system. Wilson received the award for her exemplary support of arts education for creating partnerships with local arts organizations to enhance the overall learning experience for K-12 students. “As a society, we […]

FSU’s Opening Nights to present award-winning female singer-songwriters

Opening Nights at Florida State University’s 2018-2019 season is ending on a high note with award-winning female artists who are advancing women’s issues through music. Molly Tuttle, the first female to be named International Bluegrass Music Association’s  (IBMA) “Guitar Player of the Year,” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Richard G. Fallon […]

Teachers learn dance moves for math lessons as part of innovative program hosted by FSU’s Opening Nights

Florida State University’s Opening Nights and Leon County Schools teamed up this week to offer elementary and middle school teachers a creative new tool to teach math, in partnership with the John F. Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education program. About 40 teachers attended “Math Dance” workshops at FSU to learn dance moves that can be […]

AT&T donates $10,000 to Opening Nights at Florida State University for cultural arts programming in high schools

AT&T is donating $10,000 to Opening Nights at Florida State University to help provide enhanced cultural arts programming for Leon County high school students. With AT&T’s support, Opening Nights is bringing artists from two different continents to Tallahassee as part of its “Opening Nights in Class” initiative. Singer-songwriter Graeme James of New Zealand will perform […]

FSU’s Opening Nights announces 2018-2019 season lineup

Opening Nights at Florida State University has announced its 2018-2019 season of performances and events. The lineup boasts 45 performances with artists from 11 different countries representing music, dance, theatre, comedy, spoken word and visual arts. Emerging artists, such as classical performing artist and accordion prodigy Hanzhi Wang and popular favorites like The Temptations and […]

Opening Nights at Florida State University announces $250,000 endowed gift to provide enhanced cultural arts programming

Opening Nights at Florida State University has announced that a $250,000 endowed gift by Kelly and Laurie Dozier will enable Opening Nights to collaborate with LeMoyne’s Chain of Parks Art Festival to provide enhanced cultural arts programming for the Tallahassee community. The two organizations will partner to present a program to kick off the 19th […]