Nashville will come together at Fall Fest @ The Hermitage taking place October 1-2. A community event that showcases the art of local & regional artists. A sea of tents will be placed throughout the grounds that will host a variety of specialty foods, spirits and the products of photography, basketry, ceramics, painting, jewelry, leather, and woodwork. We can’t forget about the live music. From beginning to end, live music will fill the festival so you can dance around and explore. This event is perfect for children and adults alike to have a memorable historical, cultural, and unique experience. For more information head on over to: fallfestatthehermitage.com.
Music, coffee, and fun are on the schedule for us today. See below and join along if you want!
We’re one of those have-to-have-my-coffee people, and this morning we’re treating ourselves to the tastes of Barista Parlor. They offer some of the best coffee in Music City. It does take some time for them to brew your coffee as they do each cup individually. They have three different locations throughout Nashville and you can’t go wrong with any choice. baristaparlor.com.
Once we are caffeinated, we’ll be making our way to Music City Walk of Fame Park to celebrate the CMA Awards and Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum’s 50th anniversary during Forever Country Live. All day long they will have fun activities to take part in, plus at 4pm Charlie Worsham will begin performing live, followed by The Time Jumpers and special guests Patty Loveless. OH! And they will have a special pop-up exhibit showcasing 50 years of the CMA Awards within the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. visitmusiccity.com/forevercountry
Just in case you have not heard, Faith Hill & Tim McGraw are next to be inducted to Music City Walk of Fame. The free induction ceremony will take place on October 5, and like always you’re invited to share the moment with your favorite stars. The Music City Walk of Fame was created in 2006 on Nashville’s Music Mile, a roughly one-mile stretch that connects downtown to Music Row, and is a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through song or industry collaboration with connections to Music City. The Nashville Convention Visitors & Corp, responsible for the Music Walk of Fame, try their best to put on a ceremony each fall and spring. Hope you can make it to the next one, but if not stay up-to-date at: visitmusiccity.com/walkoffame.
Photo credit: Tim McGraw, Danny Clinch; Faith Hill, Russell James.
Time to shop for that new fall wardrobe, or maybe some nice trinkets for the house because this weekend Nashville has three shopping events you need to see.
Tennessee Craft Fair
First up is the Tennessee Craft Fair. Hundreds of people will flock to Centennial Park for the annual Tennessee Craft Fair happening September 23-25. Check out more.
Nashville Flea Market
Then, you could always journey to the Nashville Flea Market at The Fairgrounds Nashville, September 23-25. This weekend’s theme is Fall Fest. Find out more.
Nashville’s Largest Yard Sale
On September 24, Nissan Stadium will play host to Nashville Largest Yard Sale. Just imagine what a town filled with musicians will have to sell at this event. See more.
Fall has arrived. The air is getting crisp, leaves fall, and bring new adventures to your favorite city. This year, like always, Nashville is filled with plenty of festivals, music events, and family fun to be enjoyed throughout the season. See below for some of our favorite events coming up and have a great time out there, friends.
MUSIC CITY WALK OF FAME – OCTOBER 5
On October 5, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will be inducted to Music City Walk of Fame, a landmark tribute to those from all genres of music who have contributed to the world through song or industry collaboration with connections to Music City. Save the date! Photo credit: Tim McGraw, Danny Clinch; Faith Hill, Russell James.
CHEEKWOOD HARVEST – SEPTEMBER 17-OCTOBER 30
Celebrate fall during Cheekwood Harvest. Enjoy viewing more than 5,000 chrysanthemums in deep autumn as hues will take center stage in the gorgeous Robertson Ellis Color Garden. Stop by to see the Scarecrows invading their Turner Seasons Garden. Or pick the perfect pumpkin from their patch! Make sure to mark your calendar for El Dia de los Muertos, their annual Day of the Dead celebration.
NASHVILLE SHORES – HALLOSCREAM – SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 31
Every weekend in October the Nashville Shores is offering Booville during the day featuring family-friendly activities, games, and more. Then, at night it will transform to offer a thrill only the brave can muster with a Trail of Terror and a Haunted Hayride.
Artober Nashville is a month-long celebration of the arts in Music City. It’s one of the single largest celebrations of the arts and culture in the South and includes hundreds of events in visual and performing arts, music, theatre, dance, craft, film, and more.
FALL FEST @ THE HERMITAGE – OCTOBER 1-2
Nashville comes together at Fall Fest @ The Hermitage. A community event that showcases the art of local & regional artists. A sea of tents will be placed throughout the grounds that will host a variety of specialty foods, spirits and the products of photography, basketry, ceramics, painting, jewelry, leather, and woodwork. We can’t forget about the live music. From beginning to end, live music will fill the festival so you can dance around and explore. This event is perfect for children and adults alike to have a memorable historical, cultural, and unique experience.
SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS – OCTOBER 14-16
Now in its 28th year, the Southern Festival of Books is one of the first book festivals of its kind, a true celebration of the written word, which has inspired hundreds of similar book festivals throughout the country. The FREE festival takes place at War Memorial Plaza and features more than 200 of the nation’s and region’s most prominent authors who take part in readings, panel discussions, book signings, and more.
BOO AT THE ZOO – OCTOBER 14-30
Everyone comes out for the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere’s holiday celebration. This year, Boo at the Zoo is offering eight nights of fun that includes trick-or-treat stations, carousel rides, hayrides, and so much more. Whether or not you stop by for the celebration or another time the Nashville Zoo always brings a smile to families’ faces.
TENNESSEE BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL – OCTOBER 15
This is a Nashville event put on by Nashville residents in hopes to provide the perfect festival for beer aficionados! There will be plenty of craft, seasonal and micro beers for everyone to enjoy and all festivities will be located on the grounds of the Historic Two Rivers Mansion.
NHL, NFL, SEC, SPORTS!
Nothing like sitting with your family and watching a great sporting event in Music City. It’s something everyone can enjoy as you cheer, scream, paint your face, and channel your inner fandom together. Nashville has the NFL Tennessee Titans and SEC Football Vanderbilt Commodores to provide you with plenty of action. Plus, the all-star NHL Hockey Nashville Predators will take the ice and bring you a fast paced offense which will have you on the edge of your seat.
No better way to get through Hump Day than by planning the perfect week around what’s going on in Nashville. See below for upcoming events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts, and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.
AMERICANA MUSIC FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE
Americana Music Festival & Conference has arrived. From September 20th to the 25th, Music City will play host to panels, seminars, showcases, parties, the annual Americana Honors & Awards Show, and more. Amanda Shires, Billy Bragg & Joe Henry, The Lumineers, and others are set to play at different venues across Music City. visitmusiccity.com/americanafestival
FOREVER COUNTRY LIVE
The CMA Awards and Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will celebrate 50 years with Forever Country Live, a free event featuring live music from The Time Jumpers, family activities, specials, and more. It all takes place at Music City Walk of Fame Park on September 25. visitmusiccity.com/forevercountry
ROCKTOBERFEST TAPPING PARTY
Rock Bottom Brewery is hosting a tapping party for their Rocktoberfest beer on September 21. The event will have live music, free beer samples, and more. Find more information.
NASHVILLE BREW FEST
First Tennessee Park, home of the Nashville Sounds, will host the Nashville Brew Fest on September 24. Both local and domestic breweries will show off their stuff for patrons to try. Plus, food trucks will provide the cuisine, music will play, and lawn games will entertain. Find more information and purchase tickets.
TRATTORIA IL MULINO WINE DINNER
On September 21, Trattoria Il Mulino will offer a special wine pairing dinner. The meal will have four courses each paired with a Jackson Family wine. Find more information.
The annual Sunset Safari offers food and drinks from some of Nashville’s best restaurants, plus live entertainment and special animal hosts to support the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. The theme for this year is Rhinormous Fun in reference to the new white rhinoceros exhibit, and it takes place at the Nashville Zoo on September 22. nashvillezoo.org
RISK! LIVE IN NASHVILLE
The Belcourt Theatre will host RISK! Live in Nashville on September 22. RISK! is a live show and podcast featuring people telling true stories they never thought they’d dare share. belcourt.org
TENNESSEE CRAFT FAIR
Find that one-of-a-kind piece from hundreds of Tennessee Craft artists during the annual Tennessee Craft Fair occurring September 23-25. The event is free to all. visitmusiccity.com/tncraft
NASHVILLE FLEA MARKET
The Nashville Flea Market will take place at The Fairgrounds Nashville, September 23-25, with the theme of the weekend being Fall Fest. thefairgrounds.com
WORLD PEACE DAY
Isha Institute of Inner-Sciences is hosting World Peace Day on September 24. The event features live music, yoga, hikes, and more. worldpeaceday.org
HANDS ON NASHVILLE DAY
Volunteers will be working at service events across Music City to benefit Metro Schools during Hands on Nashville Day on September 24. hon.org
NASHVILLE’S LARGEST YARD SALE
Nissan Stadium is the site for Nashville’s Largest Yard Sale on September 24. Find more information and purchase tickets.
PILGRIMAGE MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Beck, Grace Potter, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, and more will headline this year’s Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, September 24-25, happening just down the road in Franklin. In addition to great music, festival-goers can feast on fantastic food. pilgrimagefestival.com
NASHVILLE CHALK FEST
Fannie Mae Dees Park will be the location for Nashville Chalk Fest September 24-25. This 2-day FREE event showcases street art, entertainment, food, and family fun. Proceeds from the event go to benefit the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences. nashvillechalkfest.com
Comedian Hannibal Buress will perform at TPAC on September 25. tpac.org
Acme Radio Live’s next monthly songwriter show, Acme Unplugged, features Don Gallardo, Jill Andrews, and Lilly Hiatt on September 26. visitmusiccity.com/acmeunplugged
TENX9 NASHVILLE STORYTELLING
Storytellers will reveal their tales during TenX9 Nashville Storytelling, September 26, at Douglas Corner Cafe. douglascorner.com
NO KID HUNGRY EVENT
On September 28, Ted’s Montana Grill in Nashville is hosting a No Kid Hungry Event with local Fat Bottom Brewery beers, live music, and featured bites. To attend, you must make a $25 donation at the door to No Kid Hungry, an organization helping provide meals to America’s children in need. Find more information.
HAL HOLBROOK – “MARK TWAIN TONIGHT!”
Hal Holbrook is bringing his one-man show “Mark Twain Tonight!” to the Schemerhorn Symphony Center on September 26. nashvillesymphony.org
CHARLIE DANIELS: MILLION MILE REFLECTIONS
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s new exhibit, Charlie Daniels: Million Mile Reflections, opens September 23rd, 2016 and lasts until March 31st, 2017. The exhibit will explore the life and career of the man, myth, and legend Charlie Daniels. countrymusichalloffame.org
AFFLICTED: DAUGHTERS OF SALEM
The Nashville Children’s Theatre production of Afflicted: Daughters of Salem continues in Music City. The show will last until October 2. nashvillechildrenstheatre.org
THE LAST FIVE YEARS
The Nashville Repertory Theatre’s first show of the 2016-17 year will be The Last Five Years occurring September 10th through the 24th at TPAC. nashvillerep.org
The Tennessee Titans’ next game is against the Oakland Raiders at Nissan Stadium on September 25. visitmusiccity.com/titans
The Country is a unique, friendly, neighborhood bar, and music venue that is a nod to all things Nashville. They celebrate the local and regional breweries by serving some fine selections on draft at their back bar. Their menu offers Southern-inspired dishes, and they have a stage built for Music City songwriters.
Avenged Sevenfold @ Bridgestone Arena – September 21
Getter @ Exit/In – September 22
Carrie Underwood @ Bridgestone Arena – September 22
The Lumineers @ Ascend Amphitheater – September 22
Mahler’s Second @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – September 22-24
Earphunk @ Exit/In – September 23
NEEDTOBREATHE @ Ascend Amphitheater – September 23
James Bay @ Ryman Auditorium – September 23-24
ScHoolboy Q’s Blank Face Tour @ Marathon Music Works – September 24
Kanye West @ Bridgestone Arena – September 24
The Sword @ Exit/In – September 24
Melanie Martinez @ Ryman Auditorium – September 25
Frightened Rabbit @ Marathon Music Works – September 26
3 Doors Down @ Ryman Auditorium – September 26
Prophets of Rage @ Bridgestone Arena – September 27
All Them Witches @ Marathon Music Works – September 29
See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
The Wardrobe Project @ Track One – September 30-October 1
Fall Fest at The Hermitage @ Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President – October 1-2
Fall Fest @ Green Door Gourmet – October 2
Faith Hill & Tim McGraw Induction Ceremony @ Music City Walk of Fame Park – October 5
Until next time!
Happy Tuesday! Happy Two-fer Tuesday, that is. Each and every Tuesday, Mafiaoza’s Pizzeria & Neighborhood Pub provides “Customer Appreciation Two for One Tuesday.” It’s a glorious day when they offer all day and all night 2 for 1 draft and bottled beers, double pours on liquor until 10pm, and 2 for 1 slices of pizza until 9pm. Pretty nice of them, right? Take full advantage and head on over for a great time and fantastic food in Music City.
2400 12th Ave S
Check out the website: mafiaozas.com.