dpp longshotDogwood Performance Pavilion is located in beautiful and shady Dogwood Park behind the Performing Arts Center in Cookeville Tennessee.  Shakespeare in the Park (Tennessee Recreation & Parks Association BEST PROGRAM Award), Third Thursday in the Park concerts, Cookeville Community Concert Band concerts, Bryan Symphony Orchestra concerts, After Dark Movies in the Park, HOG Rally events, and a variety of events take place in Dogwood Park. The Pavilion may be rented for events by contacting the Performing Arts Center Staff provided the dates are available.  Send an email, or call (931)528-1313 for more information or to book the Pavilion.

Some past performers on the Dogwood Performance Pavilion stage include: The Old Crow Medicine Show; Blue Mother Tupelo; Sierra Hull, The New Familiars, The Cluster Pluckers; The Peasall Sisters, Brian Ashley Jones; Monte Montgomery; The Gypsy Hombres; Liz Johnson; Howling Brothers; BadaBingBadaBoom; Victor Mecyssne; Amy Wadkins; The Silver Wings Air Force Band, Sean McCullough and Evergreen Street; Lori Mechem, Rebecca Sayre, Jeff Hall, Rod McGaha, Annie Sellick, San Rafeal, Kristine Mylls, and many others.

 The pavilion is also the location of the After Dark Movie Series where movies are projected for the general public to enjoy for free.  All movies start shortly after dark.


Dogwood Performance Pavilion Schedule

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For information on renting Dogwood Performance Pavilion,

call 931.528.1313, or email  The Cookeville Performing Arts Center


Directions to Dogwood Performance Pavilion

From Nashville:

From Interstate 40, take exit #286 and travel North on Willow Avenue.  At the fourth set of traffic lights turn right on Highway 70/Spring Street.  At the second set of traffic lights turn left on Walnut Avenue.  After one and one-half blocks, Dogwood Performance Pavilion will be on your right.  Park behind Dogwood Performance Pavilion.

From Knoxville:

From Interstate 40, exit # 287, turn right and travel north on Jefferson Avenue. At 8th set of traffic lights (at the town square) turn left on Broad St. After 3 blocks turn right on Walnut Avenue.  After one-half block, Dogwood Performance Pavilion will be on your right.  Park behind Dogwood Performance Pavilion.