Hello Friday! Hello Weekend! Time to cut loose and have some fun. Take a moment and see below for a list of weekend happenings, a Nashville Restaurant, and upcoming concerts. Then, check out what will occur the following week.
(Events arranged in alphabetical order.)
Bacon and Barrel
Dishes made of bacon will be sampled and enjoyed during the Music City Bacon and Barrel Festival at the Nashville Farmers’ Market on October 10. In addition, guests to the event will be offered bourbon tastings and cold brews while live bluegrass music is played throughout the day. baconandbarrel.com
Beer Dinner with Chef Jay Mitchell
Tennessee Brew Works is hosting a special 6 course dinner featuring Chef Jay Mitchell, on October 13, at their tap room. Each course will be paired perfectly with a different Tennessee Brew Works beer. Read more from the press release.
Comedy For A Cause ft. Jeff Foxworthy
Rocketown is hosting a special Comedy For a Cause featuring Jeff Foxworthy on October 12. Buy tickets and find more information.
Fall Exhibits at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts
On October 9, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will open two exciting exhibits. The first is Ink, Silk, and Gold: Islamic Art from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. And the second, Shinique Smith: Wonder and Rainbows. Both exhibits last until January 10. visitmusiccity.com/frist
Kid Rock’s Inaugural Fish Fry
Kid Rock’s Inaugural Fish Fry is taking place at Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel, October 9th through the 10th, featuring special guests, a ferris wheel, fish fry, backyard games, and more. woodsamphitheater.com
Kyle Abraham: When The Wolves Came In
You can see When The Wolves Came In choreographed by Kyle Abraham at Oz Arts Nashville from October 8th through the 9th. Also, for the occasion Chef Tony Galzin of 51st Kitchen and Bar has created a special three-course menu that will be exclusively available to Oz Arts Nashville tickets holders on October 9. ozartsnashville.org
Last Comic Standing
The finalists from NBC’s Last Comic Standing will perform at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center on October 12. nashvillesymphony.org
Light the Night Walk
The Light The Night Walk, October 9 at Nissan Stadium, is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s evening walk and fundraising event to pay tribute and bring hope to people battling cancer. Big thanks to Charles Esten for serving as Honorary Chair and to the Omni Nashville Hotel, Hilton Nashville Downtown, Adventure Science Center, Public Courthouse, John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, and Korean Veterans Boulevard Bridge for lighting up red for the occasion. You can register for the event and donate to the cause by going to: lightthenight.org.
Nashville Fashion Kickoff Party
Nashville Fashion Week is celebrating their kickoff party, on October 13, at 5th & Taylor. During the event they will announce the 2016 dates. facebook.com/NashvilleFashionWeek
Nashville’s 36th Annual Oktoberfest is taking place, October 9th through the 11th, inside historic Germantown featuring traditional music, food, and beer. visitmusiccity.com/oktoberfest
Nashville Opera presents Turandot
On October 10, you may witness Nashville Opera’s Turandot at TPAC. nashvilleopera.org
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
The Nashville Repertory Theatre’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead will take place from October 8th until the 31st at TPAC. nashvillerep.org
New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beers & Film
New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer & Film Tour is making its way to East Park on October 9. Patrons to the event may enjoy 20 short films, beer available in 3-ounce samples, food trucks, and more. Read more from the press release.
From October 8th through the 12th, you may enjoy a fashion experience featuring Nashville’s unique community and creative art culture during Noteably Nashville taking place throughout Music City. Each day showcases a different fashion designer, live music from talented musicians, and beautiful visual art. Read more from the press release.
In honor of the Jaume Plensa: Human Landscape exhibit, and the artist’s Spanish heritage, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art is offering Plensa Nights every Friday during October.The event promises live music, performances, and more. The next event is October 9. visitmusiccity.com/jaumeplensa
Schermerhorn Symphony Center
Everyone is welcome to take part in Schermerhorn Symphony Center’s Free Day of Music happening October 10. The event will feature over 20 acts on 4 different stages performing classical, country, rock, jazz, and more! nashvillesymphony.org
Southern Festival of Books
Book lovers will love to attend the 27th Southern Festival of Books happening, October 9th through the 11th, at War Memorial Plaza. The event will feature more than 200 of the nation’s and region’s most prominent authors who will take part in readings, panel discussions, book signings, and more. humanitiestennessee.org
Southern Provisions Fireside Chat
Green Door Gourmet is hosting a special Southern Provisions Fireside Chat with food historian Dr. David Shields and Grand Dame of southern cuisine Nathalie Dupree on October 9. Find more information and purchase tickets.
Steps of Success 5K Run/Walk
Shelby Bottoms Park will host Steps of Success 5K Run/Walk on October 10. Proceeds from the event go to create college scholarships and fund mentoring programs. Get more info and register for the race.
Two Old Hippies with Peter Nash & Emmylou Harris
Two Old Hippies is hosting Peter Nash and Emmylou Harris for a special night of conversation in support of Emmylou’s beloved Bonaparte’s Retreat Dog Rescue on October 9. facebook.com/twooldhippies
This week’s restaurant you have to try is the new Le Sel in Midtown. They opened the doors on October 7. Meaning you could be one of the first to try the new shindig. They serve New French cuisine led by Executive Chef Rene De Leon and have both a main dining room and downstairs bar area. Downstairs even includes plenty of sofas and chairs for friends to rest comfy on. A prime spot for dinner, or drinks before a night on the town. Check it out and make sure to tell us what you think on Twitter: twitter.com/365Nashville.
Florence + The Machine @ Ascend Amphitheater – October 9
Ben Rector with Judah & The Lion @ Ryman Auditorium – October 9
Veridia @ 3rd and Lindsley – October 9
2nd Annual Light The Night Concert ft. Charles Esten and Friends @ 3rd and Lindsley – October 9
Pokémon: Symphonic Evolutions with the Nashville Symphony @ Schermerhorn Symphone Center – October 9
Them Vibes EP Release Event Benefiting Notes for Notes @ The Basement East – October 9
The Dear Hunter @ Exit/In – October 9
Brian Ritchey, Luella, Seratones @ The Basement – October 9
Kid Rock’s First Annual Fish Fry @ Woods Amphitheater – October 9-10
Firefall w/ Don Gallardo @ City Winery Nashville – October 10
Emancipator @ Marathon Music Works – October 10
Green River Ordinance @ Exit/In – October 10
Show Me Your Fangs Tour: An Evening with Matt Nathanson @ Exit/In – October 10
Space Capone with Mocha @ The Basement East – October 10
Grace Potter @ Ascend Amphitheater – October 10
Brand New w/ Manchester Orchestra @ Ryman Auditorium – October 11
Tom Paxton @ City Winery Nashville – October 11
Jackson Browne @ Ascend Amphitheater – October 11
Kylesa with Inter Arma, Indian Handcrafts & Irata @ The Basement East – October 11
Leela James & Raheem DeVaughn @ Marathon Music Works – October 11
Sweet Spirit with Frances and The Foundation @ The Basement – October 11
That should do it, right? Plenty of special events, concerts, and more to entertain your entire weekend. And don’t forget to attend these awesome events in the coming weeks (see below). Some of which we might even write about.
Boo at the Zoo @ Nashville Zoo at Grassmere – October 6-30
Sips & Stanzas: Waiting in the Wings: African Americans in Country Music @ Renaissance Nashville Hotel – October 15
The Screwtape Letters @ TPAC – October 15-16
12th Annual Tennessee History Festival @ Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park – October 16-17
David Spade @ Zanies Comedy Night Club – October 16-17
Whole Soul Series @ Well Placed Smiles – October 17
The Nashville Funky 5K in Nashville @ East Park – October 17
Nashville Beer Festival @ East Park – October 17
Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival @ Two Rivers Mansion – October 17
The Druid Underground Film Festival @ Queen Art Collective – October 17
Masters of Illusion @ TPAC – October 18
FallCrush @ Green Door Gourmet – October 18
See more upcoming events.
Until next time!