Performing arts industry overcomes Nashville’s growing pains, real estate costs and recession

Nashville’s performing arts industry has been fueled and expanded by the influx of people from major cities across the country, however, rising real estate costs are forcing artists to think outside the box. Ahead of The Kindling Arts Festival’s fifth year, artistic director and local Jessika Malone shares how Nashville’s industry is changing, where it’s going and why the city should care.