Happy Hump Day! Get through the rest of the week by planning the perfect week ahead. See below for upcoming events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts, and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.
MARINE WEEK NASHVILLE
Nashville is hosting Marine Week September 7-11. Shows, parades, seminars, art projects, and more will occur throughout Nashville and everyone is welcome to take part in the fun. usmarineweek.com
TENNESSEE STATE FAIR
You can check out the Tennessee State Fair at The Fairgrounds Nashville September 9-18. This year, they will have the Great Lakes Timber Show, Fairest of the Fair Pageant, Hedrick’s Racing Pigs, and other fun activities. tnstatefair.org
On September 9, Omni Nashville Hotel will host Heroes Breakfast featuring keynote speaker Keni Thomas. The event is put on by Operation Stand Down Tennessee which serves US veterans. osdtn.org
SCHERMERHORN SYMPHONY CENTER’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON KICKOFF
The Schermerhorn Symphony Center will begin celebrating their 10 year anniversary season, on September 9, with a concert from Ben Folds. nashvillesymphony.org
Fort Negley is hosting Garrison Days, September 9-10, offering the chance to meet President Lincoln and explore the life of a Federal soldier during the Civil War. Find more information.
SOUTHERN VINTAGE MARKET
Antiques, vintage items, and more will be on display during the Southern Vintage Market at Two Rivers Mansion September 9-11. Find more information.
CUMBERLAND RIVER DRAGON BOAT FESTIVAL
The annual Cumberland River Dragon Boat Festival takes places at the East Bank Landing on September 10. This unique festival features a day of races, music, culture, and more. cumberlandrivercompact.org
ITALIAN LIGHTS FESTIVAL
Nashville’s Italian Lights Festival offers you the chance to experience the culture and cuisine of the old country. The event takes places, September 9-11, at Bicentennial Mall State Park. italianlights.org
FAMILY DAY AT OZ
OZ Arts Nashville will celebrate their third Family Day at OZ, September 10, with local artists, activity stations, Latin-fusion group Ozomatli, and so much more for families to enjoy. ozartsnashville.org
WINE ON THE RIVER
The 14th annual Wine on the River will take place, September 10, on the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge featuring local and international vineyards offering samples of their wine. wineontherivernashville.com
MIDDLE TENNESSEE HIGHLAND GAMES
The Middle Tennessee Highland Games occurs, September 10, at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President. Throughout the day there will be unique games, live music, vendors, and more. thehermitage.com
The Nashville Shores’ last day of the 2016 season will be September 11. Head on over before it’s too late. nashvilleshores.com
THE KIDZ BOP KIDS
Ryman Auditorium will be a child’s paradise, on September 11, when The Kidz Bop Kids take over the historic stage for a night of fun the whole family will love. ryman.com
GIVE FREELY DAY
Each year, for one day, Adventureworks invites all to come enjoy their park and offer what they wish as a donation. They call it Give Freely Day and this year it happens on September 11. Find more information.
TPAC will host Evita, a musical about Eva Perón, happening September 9-18. tpac.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
FERDINAND THE BULL
The Nashville Ballet is performing Ferdinand the Bull at the Nashville Public Library Donelson Branch on September 12. nashvilleballet.com
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
This year’s Shakespeare in the Park features two performances. Macbeth has started and the last performances will be on September 9. And until September 18th (on select dates) The Comedy of Errors will be featured. Each performance will take place at Centennial Park. nashvilleshakes.org
D.L. Hughley will perform Zanies Comedy Night Club September 9-11. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com
Ryman Auditorium is hosting Brian Regan on September 10. ryman.com
The Nashville Sounds are in the playoffs! First up is the Oklahoma City Dodgers. At the moment, they are scheduled to play in Nashville September 9-11. Check out the full schedule and purchase tickets.
The next game for the Vanderbilt Commodores will be, September 10, against the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders at Vanderbilt Stadium. visitmusiccity.com/vanderbiltsports
NPR’S ASK ME ANOTHER
NPR’s popular radio show Ask Me Another will play live from War Memorial Auditorium on September 13. wmarocks.com
FIVE POINTS PIZZA FREE SLICE NIGHT
On September 13, Five Points Pizza will host Free Slice Night from 5-7pm. Each guest in line will receive a free pepperoni or cheese pizza while supplies last. fivepointspizza.com
The Tennessee Titans will host their first regular season home game, on September 11, against the Minnesota Vikings at Nissan Stadium. visitmusiccity.com/titans
City Fire American Oven & Bar
City Fire Restaurant is a comfortable neighborhood restaurant that combines both rustic and modern elements. The restaurant’s menu features classic flavors cooked in a unique, open flamed stone-fire oven. The stylish yet approachable atmosphere is designed to make guests feel like they’re in an extension of their home.
World Famous Headliners @ 3rd and Lindsley – September 4
Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas @ Bridgestone Arena – September 7
Sylvan Esso @ Marathon Music Works – September 8
St. Paul & The Broken Bones @ The Basement East – September 8-9
Chris Wild @ The High Watt – September 8
Devin Townsend Project/Between the Buried and Me @ Marathon Music Works – September 9
Government Cheese @ The Basement East – September 10
Guilty Pleasures @ 3rd and Lindsley – September 10
Boyz II Men @ Ascend Amphitheater – September 11
Elise Davis @ 3rd and Lindsley – September 11
Allah-Las @ Exit/In – September 11
Them Dirty Roses, Iron Vessel, New Suede, Al Deluca @ The Basement – September 11
See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Nashville Mini Maker Faire @ Adventure Science Center – September 17
Heritage Music Festival ft. Jeff Black @ Nashville Zoo at Grassmere – September 17
Nashville Ballet presents Cinderella @ TPAC – September 16-18
Harvest Market @ Grinder’s Sqitch Winery – September 17
Hustle for the House 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run @ Nashville Ronald McDonald House – September 17
Until next time!