Are you ready for a long weekend? Good! You should be, because it’s Labor Day Weekend. And, of course, just for you we have compiled a great list of things to see, do, and experience. See below for what’s happening this weekend, a Nashville tap room to try, and upcoming concerts to plan your weekend. Then, check out what will occur the following week.
(Events arranged in alphabetical order.)
3rd InterNASHional Food Crawl
Experience some of the finest international cuisine Music City has to offer during the 3rd InterNASHional Food Crawl on September 5. nashvillefoodcrawl.com
Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston
Art enthusiasts will love to take part in Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston. The event takes place every first Saturday of every month featuring a ton of galleries that display new groundbreaking art plus live music. visitmusiccity.com/saturdayartcrawl
BBQ Rewind Family Fun and Music Festival
Music, food, and more will bring family & friends together during the BBQ Rewind Family Fun and Music Festival occurring, September 5, at Nashville’s Riverfront Park. rewindbbqfest.com
On September 7, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts exhibit Italian Style: Fashion Since 1945, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s exhibit Ronnie Milsap: A Legend In My Time, and Adventure Science Center’s Identity: An Exhibition of You will end. Meaning it’s the last chance for YOU to see these amazing exhibits. Go!
First Saturday Art Crawl
Step inside Music City’s art world with First Saturday Art Crawl. The first Saturday of every month, from 6-9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. visitmusiccity.com/saturdayartcrawl
Happenings at the Zoo
The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere has plenty to do this weekend. On September 4, families can enjoy the last Zoovie Nights of the season featuring How to Train Your Dragon. Then, from September 5th through the 6th they will host Zzzoofari Slumber allowing children to enjoy hayrides, inflatables, an animal show, crafts, and more.
John A. Merritt Classic
The Tennessee State University Tigers will take on the Alabama State University Hornets during the annual John A. Merritt Classic, on September 6, at Nissan Stadium. In addition, there will be plenty of fun activities families and friends can enjoy from September 4th through the 6th. See it all at: visitmusiccity.com/johnmerrittclassic.
Marc Broussard, Matthew Perryman Jones, and more will play the Fall 2015 Season Kick Off Celebration of Musicians Corner, on September 5, at Centennial Park. This free music event will continue every Saturday from now through October 31st. gooseisland.com.
Nashville Repertory presents Rapture, Blister, Burn
Nashville Repertory Theatre’s next production Rapture, Blister, Burn begins September 3 and lasts until September 19. nashvillerep.org
University Tennessee Volunteers vs. Blowing Green Falcons
Collegiate football has begun! The University of Tennessee Volunteers will take on the Bowling Green Falcons, on September 5, at Nissan Stadium. ticketmaster.com
Whiskey + Doughnuts in Nashville
Whiskey from Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery, Jack Daniel’s Distillery, Corsair Distillery, and others, plus donuts from Biscuit Love, Shipley’s, Donut Den, and more will be available for unlimited samples during Whiskey + Doughnuts in Nashville at Deavor on September 4. nightout.com
Little Harpeth Brewing
Little Harpeth Brewing has FINALLY opened their tap room in East Nashville. The official opening is tonight and will last until 8pm. They have a stellar patio area with a view overlooking the city. It will be the perfect spot to grab a beer before heading out for a night on the town. Head on over and make sure to tell us what you think on Twitter.
Dwight Yoakam @ Ryman Auditorium – September 3-4
Peter Rown & Ramblin Jack Elliot @ City Winery Nashville – September 3
ZZ Ward LOVE & WAR TOUR @ Marathon Music Works – September 4
Los Colognes and Erin Rae and The Meanwhiles Release Part @ The Basement East – September 4
Dynamo @ Exit/In – September 4
Negative Scanner with Wild Minds, Melk and The Chewers @ The Basement – September 4
Bloodkin @ Exit/In – September 5
Kelly Clarkson @ Bridgestone Arena – September 5
Cherub @ Ryman Auditorium – September 5
The Captain Midnight Band @ The Basement East – September 5
Annabelle’s Curse @ The Basement – September 5
Widespread Panic @ Ascend Amphitheater – September 5-6
Sam Holt Band @ Exit/In – September 6
X (Seated) ft. Exene Cervenka, John Doe & DJ Bonebrake @ City Winery Nashville – September 6
Labor Day with JT Hodges @ City Winery Nashville – September 7
So there you have it. A full list that should provide you with plenty to do. Follow along with us next week as we talk about Music City Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony, Middle Tennessee Highland Games, Nashville Whiskey Festival, Tennessee Volksfest, and more.