“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here.”
Fire, seduction, and a literary classic inspired M Street’s Creative Producer, Kim Sawyer to develop the theme for this year’s Halloween on M Street. We sat down with Kim and headliner DJ Aydamn (who was recently voted Nashville's Best DJ by the Nashville Scene) to see what we can expect as The Rosewall transforms into the Devil’s seductive lair for M Street Inferno on October 29th.
What inspired you to pick this year’s theme, M Street Inferno?
Kim: I wanted to have a club-like party in a classic M Street way; edgy, seductive, and sexy. My goal is to touch all of your senses. I was inspired by a combination of Dante’s Inferno and Studio 54. Essentially, what would a nightclub feel like in the depths of Hell.
Walk us through the night. What can we expect?
Kim: Upon entering The Rosewall, angels of darkness will greet you. They will walk through the hallway, passing the 8 circles of Hell from Dante’s Inferno. Once you ultimately reach the 9th circle, Treachery, the ultimate Satan Seductress will lead you into the fiery, red club.
The DJs will be in the middle of The Rosewall with a 360 degree dance floor. The dance floor will be a lit-up disco floor. More angels of darkness and aerialists will be dancing and flying on stage as you continue to indulge on into the dark of night.
Throughout the evening, we will have performances by devilishly-costumed burlesque professionals. Expect plentiful fiery, red, & sexy undertones surrounding, guiding you through your evening.
What is your favorite part about this Halloween production?
Kim: I love how The Rosewall will be truly transformed into something Nashville has never seen before. Everything will be very red, very artsy, and very dramatic. An integral part, and also my personal favorite, are the performers; the DJs, the dancers, and the aerialists will have beautiful costuming and theatrical roles.
DJ Aydamn: I am super excited to be the "Lucifer" DJ. It is going to be an epic dance party filled with super-hot decor and sounds.
What was the most memorable part of last year’s Halloween party, Spellbound on M Street?
Kim: I loved the whole vibe of our guests; we had such a fun and creative crowd. In terms of the production, the burlesque performers were my favorite. They nailed the theme and were mesmerizing. Nobody could take their eyes off of them. We are using the same dance company again and I know they are going to knock it out of the park with this year’s Inferno theme.
Can you describe M Street Inferno in 3 words?
Kim: Seductive, Transformative, and Creative.
How will this party be different from other productions?
Kim: This will be a true club and party vibe, with amazing lighting effects and performances, but we are also focused on bringing a creative spin to a classic literary and Halloween theme. The transformation of The Rosewall will encompass what Halloween is all about: having fun and being creative. This production will completely move you to another world.
For tickets visit: mstreetinferno.eventbrite.com.