This September, a Columbus institution returns for its 17th terrific season. The Tennessee Williams Tribute (Sept. 7-9, 2018) promotes the legacy of our city’s world-famous son, attracts cultural tourism, encourages academic research and, of course, celebrates the creative spirit of Columbus.

This year we unite three great legends of Southern culture whose larger-than-life personalities defined an era of innovation in literature and entertainment.


Our theme is “Tennessee, Tallulah, and Truman… Birds of a Feather.” This is one cage aux folles you won’t want to miss!

Friday events include the famous “Stella Shouting Contest” at Hollyhocks, literary poetry readings, a movie, and more!

On Saturday, we start the day with a breakfast recognizing this year’s Tennessee Williams Scholar. We then visit four antebellum homes for our popular porch plays. Relax with a midday movie at the RAC. Then spend an elegant evening at our annual “Moon Lake Gala” and silent auction. Broadway actor Joel Vig returns as Truman Capote, rhapsodizing about his friendships with Tennessee Williams and Alabama-born actress Tallulah Bankhead.

On Sunday, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church honors our festival with a Tennessee Williams-themed sermon. Our popular tour of Victorian Homes returns in the afternoon, offering a glimpse inside some of Columbus’s most elegant residences.

Lock in your support now with a $100 “Desire Pass,” which includes unlimited access to all Tribute functions. Or choose a level of giving on the following page. Your gift supports the arts and helps maintain the birthplace of America’s Greatest Playwright.

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