172. Fifteen Things To Do This Weekend in Music City (October 2-4)

It is time. Time for the weekend. Time for your Nashville weekend. 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.)

24th Annual AIDS Walk and 5K Run
The 24th Annual AIDS Walk and 5K Run will take place at Public Square Park rain or shine! Registration starts at 10am with the walk and 5K to beginning at 11am. nashvilleaidswalk.com

Music City celebrates October with Artober. A full month of arts everywhere. It is one of the single largest celebrations of arts and culture in the South. To see a list of happenings during this amazing time in Music City go to: visitmusiccity.com/artober.

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

Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival
Centennial Park will be host to the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival on October 3. A free event that provides the experience of learning and discovering different nationalities from all over the world in Music City. There will be a variety of dance, musical performances, and so much more. celebratenashville.org

Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate
Children will love to witness Disney on Ice: Let’s Celebrate! taking place October 1st through the 4th at Bridgestone Arena. bridgestonearena.com

East Side Social
The Features, Alanna Royale, The Future, and more will headline the East Side Social at East Park on October 3. The music event begins at 12pm and lasts until 10pm. Get tickets and more information.

Fall Fest at Green Door Gourmet
Live music, kids activities, food trucks, and more can be enjoyed during Fall Fest occurring, October 4, at Green Door Gourmet. greendoorgourmet.com

Fall Fest @ The Hermitage
The annual Fall Fest @ The Hermitage takes places October 3rd through the 4th. The event showcases art from local & regional artists with live music and family fun activities. visitmusiccity.com/fallhermitage

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

Grand Ole Opry 90th Birthday Bash
The Grand Ole Opry is celebrating its 90th birthday, from October 2nd through the 3rd, and doing it with style. They will have a weekend full of Opry Shows from Little Big Town, Oak Ridge Boys, and more. Plus, Opry Plaza Parties (that are free), backstage tours, and other fun things families & friends will love. visitmusiccity.com/oprybirthday

International Black Film Festival
The International Black Film Festival of Nashville will take place October 1st through the 4th at Meharry Medical College. Each day offers movies to see from some of the best in the industry. ibffevents.com

Nashville Brew Festival
On October 3, you may enjoy over 50 breweries, food trucks, music, and more on the field of First Tennessee Park during the Nashville Brew Festival. nashvillebrewfestival.com

Studio A 50th Anniversary Open House
From 11am to 5pm enjoy live music, food trucks, and memorabilia on display from Chet Akins during Studio A 50th Anniversary celebration occurring on October 3. There will even be some special guests, too, including Ben Folds and Steve Cropper. Find more information.

Tennessee Craft Week
Nashville will celebrate Tennessee Craft Week in multiple locations from October 2nd until the 11th. For a full list of events guests may attend go to: tennesseecraft.org.

Zombie Shakespeare
You’ve heard of William Shakespeare, you’ve probable seen some of his work live, but have you ever seen it with Zombies? Well you can. Just head to Zombie Shakespeare at NECAT Network, on October 3, to witness this amazing one of a kind event. necatnetwork.org


Fifty First Kitchen and Bar
Have you been by the new Fifty First Kitchen and Bar inside the Nations neighborhood? It’s located inside a refurbished comforting home. They serve a seasonal menu that features rustic Italian cuisine. And this weekend they will begin serving brunch on October 4. Meaning it’s the perfect opportunity to try a new place and their new menu. Check it out and make sure to let us know what you think on Twitter: twitter.com/365Nashville.


Lynyrd Skynyrd @ Ascend Amphitheater – October 2
Death Grips @ Marathon Music Works – October 2
MUTEMATH @ The Basement East – October 2
Fistikuffs, Super Shaker, and D. James & The Goods @ The Basement – October 2
The Lees of Memory @ Exit/In – October 2
Ray Wylie Hubbard with Brandy Zdan @ 3rd and Lindsley – October 2
Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – October 2-3
Grand Ole Opry 90th Birthday Bash Weekend @ Grand Ole Opry House – October 2-3
Bob Mould @ City Winery Nashville – October 3
Gabe Dixon with The Silent War @ 3rd and Lindsley – October 3
Jakalope Brewery Company presents Brewed in the USA/ Spruce Beersteen @ The Basement East – October 3
Soundstamp presents The Tip, Mesmer Tea, The Breathe In, Breathe Out, and more @ The Basment – October 3
Raging Fire @ Exit/In – October 3
Brandie Carlile @ Ryman Auditorium – October 3
Beach House @ Ryman Auditorium – October 4
Saul Williams: An Evening of Spoken Word @ Exit/In – October 4
Kodaline @ 3rd and Lindsley – October 4
Swear and Shake with Tumbleweed Wanderers @ The Basement – October 4
Emily West @ City Winery Nashville – October 4
The House That Music Built @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – October 4
The Sunday Post sponsored by Tennessee Brew Works presents Spaceface, New Wave Rebellion, and more @ The Basement East – October 4


Yet another weekend filled with plenty to do. Hope you have the best of times. And don’t forget to attend these awesome events in the coming weeks (see below). Some of which we might even write about.

Chef’s Night Out: Jonathan Waxman & Marcus Samuelsson @ Adele’s – October 6
Beer & Hymns @ Mercy Lounge – October 8
Noteably Nashville @ Throughout Nashville – October 8-12
Light the Night Walk @ Nissan Stadium – October 9
New Belgium Brewing’s Clips Beer & Film @ East Park – October 9
Nashville Oktoberfest @ Germantown – October 9-11
Kyle Abraham: When the Wolves Came In @ OZ Arts Nashville – October 8-9
Nashville Opera presents Turandot @ TPAC – October 8-10
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead @ TPAC – October 8-31
Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word @ War Memorial Auditorium – October 9-11
Bacon and Barrel @ Nashville Farmers’ Market – October 10
Last Comic Standing @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – October 12
Comedy for a Cause ft. Jeff Foxworthy @ Rocketown – Octoeber 12
Mel Brooks: Back in the Saddle Again @ TPAC – October 13

Until next time!

172. Fifteen Things To Do This Weekend in Music City (October 2-4)

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