Free shows, free coffee, early Halloween celebrations, and more fill out this week in Music City. Check out the upcoming events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts, below and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.
GARTH BROOKS AT ASCEND AMPHITHEATER
Garth Brooks will perform Ascend Amphitheater on October 24. You have to follow Tennessee on Snapchat for a chance to win tickets. There will be a viewing party with a beer garden and food trucks outside Ascend Amphitheater for those who do not have tickets. Find out more.
On Friday, October 21, Steadfast Coffee is giving away free black coffee to say “thanks” to our community. Also, you can sign up for a chance to win a bag of coffee delivered to their home every month for a year. steadfast.coffee
NASHVILLE ZOMBIE OUTBREAK
Nashville Airsoft is offering the chance for you to live out your favorite nightmare during Nashville Zombie Outbreak. Each patron must venture through a zombie infested 30,000 square-foot course equipped with an airsoft weapon. It will last from October 14th to the 31st (on select dates). nashvillezombieoutbreak.com
ADVENTURE SCIENCE CAFÉ: BUG OUT
The Adventure Science Center’s next Science Café is on October 20 with the theme being BUG OUT! A Lesson in Eating Insects featuring guest speakers Artur Leago & Keith Hime. adventuresci.org
LIGHT THE NIGHT EVENT & CONCERT
On October 21, Nashvillians & visitors will participate in Light the Night, a fundraising campaign benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. After the walk, which takes place at Nissan Stadium, everyone is invited to join the concert ft. Charles Esten & friends at 3rd and Lindsley. lightthenight.org
NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET
The Nashville Fairgrounds will host the Nashville Flea Market October 21-23. This month’s theme is Holiday Hunt. thefairgrounds.com
SCOTT BRADLEE’S POSTMODERN JUKEBOX
You can see multiple musicians and vocalists perform modern pop hits in the style of jazz, ragtime, and swing classics of the 1920s-1950s during Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at TPAC on October 25. tpac.org
Mayor Megan Barry has declared October 22 as Creative Day. A day dedicated to any individual with creative talent including songwriters, visual artists, journalists, and more living and working in Nashville. You may celebrate at various venues offering special deals on this special day. Some of the places include Bongo Java East, Fido, 12South Taproom and Grill, and Frothy Monkey. See the full list at: creativesday.com.
Make Nashville is putting on Makerween, an open house allowing all to come in and create their Halloween costumes. The event will be free to all and takes place on October 22. Find more information.
HAUNTED MUSEUM GHOST STORY FESTIVAL
Tales of the Bell Witch, the Cherokee spirit Spearfinger, John Murrell’s thumb, and others will be heard during the Haunted Museum Ghost Story Festival at the Tennessee State Museum on October 22. tnmuseum.org
HAUNTINGS AT THE HERMITAGE
Friends & families will love to venture to Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President for a night of trick-or-treat stations, haunted hayrides, ghouls, and more during the annual Hauntings at the Hermitage on October 22. thehermitage.com
LIGHT THE NATIONS
Light the Nations will be a free festival featuring local businesses, art, vendors, food trucks, and live entertainment. The event occurs at 51st Ave on October 22. lightthenations615.com
COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM SONGWRITER SESSION
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will host a special songwriter session featuring Bill Anderson on October 22. Read more from the press release.
MSTREET CHEF WEEK
From October 17th through the 23rd, MStreet restaurants will celebrate Chef Week to showcase the new seasonal menus created by their culinary chefs. mstreetnashville.com
ATHENS OF THE SOUTH MUSIC AND ARTS FESTIVAL
East Park will host the free Athens of the South Music and Arts Festival, October 22, that will have music, art, film, food, and more. Some of the artists performing include Jason Eskridge, Tristen, Smooth Hound Smith, and more. aotsfest.com
Comedian Bill Burr will perform Ryman Auditorium for two shows (7pm & 9:30pm) on one night (October 21). ryman.com
TRAILER PARK BOYS
The TV show, Trailer Park Boys, will make a stop at Ryman Auditorium to perform live on October 22. ryman.com
FREE DAY OF MUSIC
Schermerhorn Symphony Center’s annual Free Day of Music will be October 22 with over 20 performances including the Nashville Symphony. nashvillesymphony.org
HOT SHOTS: HOT CHICKEN, WHISKEY AND BOURBON FESTIVAL
Bridgestone Arena’s annual Hot Shots: Hot Chicken, Whiskey and Bourbon Festival happens October 21. This year, you can enjoy hot chicken samples, whiskey and bourbon tastings, and a preview party of the Nashville Predators vs. Detroit Red Wings. bridgestonearena.com
NASHVILLE BEER FESTIVAL
Over 100 craft beers will be available to taste during the annual Nashville Beer Festival at Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum on October 22. Live music will play throughout the day, too. nashvillebeerfestival.com
HOPS & HOOPLA
Urban Green Lab is putting on Hops & Hoopla at Blackstone Brewery featuring yard games, brewery tours, and more on October 23. urbangreenlab.org
NASHVILLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
The Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). Educational, entertaining, and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films will be shown throughout Nashville during this unique Music City festival happening October 19-November 12. nashvillejff.net
RENT – 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
The classic Broadway musical, Rent, is stopping in Nashville during their 20th anniversary tour, October 18-23, at TPAC. Find more details. $20 rush tickets will be sold 90 minutes prior to the show and must be paid with cash. Check out the deal.
NASHVILLE BALLET PRESENTS SOMETHING WICKED
Something Wicked, performed by the Nashville Ballet, is an early Halloween treat for you happening at TPAC October 20-22. nashvilleballet.com
OLDE WORLDE THEATRE PRESENTS HUMPTY DUMPTY’S HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE
The Belcourt Theatre will host Olde Worlde Theatre’s next show Humpty Dumpty’s Halloween Adventure each Saturday, October 22-November 12. belcourt.org
MUSICIANS HALL OF FAME AND MUSEUM INDUCTION CEREMONY
Lou Bradley, Garth Brooks & The G-Men, Don Felder, Mark Miller, Jerry Reed, Allen Reynolds, Ron “Snake” Reynolds, Sigma Studio Rhythm Section, Ricky Skaggs, and Joe Tarsia will be inducted into Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, on October 26, at Nashville Municipal Auditorium. There will also be a special concert with performances from Peter Frampton, Garth Brooks, and more the same night as the ceremony. visitmusiccity.com/InductionCeremonyMHOFM
Adele’s by Jonathan Waxman
Wonderful American style bar and grill by well-known chef Jonathan Waxman. Located in The Gulch between Vanderbilt University and downtown. The have a full cocktail menu as well as a bourbon and whiskey menu that is sure to meet your fancy.
Phil Vassar @ City Winery Nashville – October 20
Blue October @ The Cannery Ballroom – October 21
Clayton Anderson w/ Special Guests Haley & Michaels @ 12th & Porter – October 21
Mac Miller @ War Memorial Auditorium – October 22
Vaud & the Villains @ 12th & Porter – October 22
Free Day of Music @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – October 22
Charlie Puth @ Ryman Auditorium – October 23
Rooney @ 12th & Porter – October 23
Willie Watson & Aoife O’Donovan @ 3rd and Lindsley – October 23
Garth Brooks (free show) @ Ascend Amphitheater – October 24
Alessia Cara @ Ryman Auditorium – October 24
Il Divo @ Ryman Auditorium – October 25
Eric Hutchinson with Humming House @ 3rd and Lindsley – October 25
Beats Antique @ Marathon Music Works – October 25
GriZ @ Ryman Auditorium – October 26
Musicians Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert ft. Garth Brooks, Peter Frampton, and more @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium – October 26
United Pursuit @ Marathon Music Works – October 26
Next week will be Halloween weekend and our friends at Visit Music City have made a great list of events. Check them out!
HALLOWEEN WEEKEND @ Throughout Nashville – October 28-31
And so much more.