Columbia State plays an integral role in our communities through education; workforce development; and by offering entertainment, enrichment courses, cultural events and art exhibits on campus.

On this page you will find upcoming events and links to other important information. We hope that you join us for an evening at the Performance Series, take a special interest course, stop by an artist reception or attend an athletic event. We have lots of activities on campus that are open to the public!

Donate to Columbia State
Columbia State students and alumni are making their mark on our region. As middle Tennessee continues to grow at an unprecedented rate, so does the demand for an innovative and educated workforce. There are a variety of ways you can support Columbia State.
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Performance Series
Columbia State brings a wide array of concerts, plays and performances to the Cherry Theater through the partnership with First Farmers Bank.
Explore this Season's Lineup
seating inside Cherry Theater
Pryor Art Gallery
The Pryor Art Gallery brings multi-disciplinary fine art exhibits that are curated to engage students, faculty, artists and community at-large. Exhibits range from national juried touring exhibits to featuring local artists and artisans.
Learn more about our exhibits.
inside Pryor Art Gallery
The Lecture Series
Columbia State offers a variety of Lecture Series to engage students and broadened their knowledge base. Subject areas include History, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Humanities and Social Sciences.
Learn more about our different lecture series
Professor Gidcomb giving lecture
The Lyceum
The faculty-driven Lyceum events are designed to bring wide ranging and provocative lectures and performances to the student body and area communities. Topics tend to reflect the events of the day and commemorate events in popular culture.
Learn more about Lyceum events
native singers
Adult Learners
Looking to get ahead in your career or perhaps even change careers? Columbia State has many flexible course options to meet your needs. Whether you are interested in taking a full course load, or just a class, Columbia State can help you reach your educational goals.
Check out our resources
young woman in class
Workforce & Continuing Education
Columbia State has established a proven record of supporting the needs that employers have for training and for a trained workforce! AND, we also understand the changing needs of today's workforce.
Explore your solutions
factory worker
Schedule an Event
Looking for a location to host event? Columbia State has several rental options available for external groups.
Schedule an Event
Ledbetter Auditorium


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