There’s so much fun going on we thought we would cut right to the chase and provide you with the upcoming events. Check them out below, and remember, you can always see upcoming concerts and restaurants from our friends at visitmusiccity.com.
MUSIC CITY FOOD + WINE FESTIVAL
The Music City Food + Wine Festival happens September 17-18! The country’s top chefs and wine, spirit, and beer crafters join chefs from in and around Nashville for two days of panels, showcases, cooking demos, meals, and more during this annual Music City festival. visitmusiccity.com/musiccityfoodwinefest
HERITAGE MUSIC FESTIVAL
On September 17, the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere is putting on an event honoring the Zoo’s history with Americana style music on their front lawn and living demonstrations in the back. The lineup includes Jeff Black, The Erabellas, TN Warblers, and more. nashvillezoo.org
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art’s annual celebration, Cheekwood Harvest, begins this weekend on September 17. This year, guests may enjoy the Mum Explosion, Scarecrows, ‘Art’ivities, and more. Plus, new this year is the Cheekwood Beer Garden. cheekwood.org
HUSTLE FOR THE HOUSE 5K AND 1 MILE FUN RUN
Runners will participate in the Hustle for the House 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville on September 17. rmhcnashville.com
NASHVILLE MINI MAKER FAIRE
Adventure Science Center’s Nashville Mini Maker Faire will take place September 17 featuring makers, hackers, tinkerers, inventors, and dreamers displaying their skills for all to see. adventuresci.org
BECOMING A DRUMMER BOY
Children can learn what it’s like to be a drummer boy during the Civil War at the Battle of Franklin Trust on September 17. boft.org
MANTRA BLOCK PARTY
More than 50 Mantra beers will be tapped and ready to try during the Mantra Block Party, September 17, at Mantra Artisan Ales. Find more information and tickets.
THE WHINE DOWN
Jamaican popular music will play throughout the day during The Whine Down showcasing Nashville’s diverse community, on September 17, at Clarion Hotel Downtown. Find more information.
EAST SIDE FIBER FESTIVAL
Middle Tennessee’s fiber farms and artisans will display their goods during the East Side Fiber Festival at Isaac Litton Alumni Center on September 17. Find more information.
GRINDERS SWITCH HARVEST MARKET
Grinders Switch is hosting the free Harvest Market, September 17, featuring local produce, handmade crafts, and artwork. Also, they will host a Grape Stomp, which requires a ticket, to benefit the St. Thomas Hickman Health. gswinery.com
WINE LOVE 5-COURSE PAIRING DINNER
Frothy Monkey’s is hosting their next Wine Love 5-Course Pairing Dinner September 15 & 16. Guests can venture to the Franklin location on September 15, and the downtown location on September 16. Wines are paired with a 5-course menu designed by Chef Chase Ingalls and head baker Jen Mello. frothymonkey.com
BUTCHER IN THE RYE
Porter Road Butcher is putting on Butcher in the Rye, September 15, featuring a 4-course dinner in the Oak Room at Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery. Find more information and tickets.
TASTE OF WEDGEWOOD-HOUSTON
To benefit the Friends of Fort Negley, Houston Station is throwing a Taste of Wedgewood-Houston, September 15, with live music, and food & drinks from a variety of vendors. Find more information and tickets.
WILLIAM TYLER PERFORMS “MODERN COUNTRY”
William Tyler will do a special performance of Modern Country, on September 15, at The Belcourt Theatre. belcourt.org
HIGH HOPES & HOPS
Guests may enjoy pints from Yazoo Brewing Company and food from Amerigo Italian Restaurant during the High Hopes & Hops to benefit High Hopes on September 14. highhopesforkids.org
Ronny Chieng, from The Daily Show, will perform Zanies Comedy Night Club September 15-17. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com
TENNESSEE STATE FAIR
Visitors to Music City 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
ROCKETOBERFEST 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.
AFFLICTED: DAUGHTERS OF SALEM
On September 15, the Nashville Children’s Theatre will begin their 2016-17 season with the production of Afflicted: Daughters of Salem. The show will last unitl October 2. nashvillechildrenstheatre.org
NASHVILLE BALLET’S CINDERELLA
The Nashville Ballet will bring the classic tale of Cinderella to life, September 16-18, at TPAC. nashvilleballet.com
NO EMPTY PLATES
Biscuit Love will have Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee’s No Empty Plates art installation up throughout the month of September. Featured plates from the exhibit will be up for auction at the 33rd Annual Harvest Moon Ball on November 5. secondharvestmidtn.org
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
SHAKESPEARE IN THE PARK
Shakespeare in the Park’s performance of The Comedy of Errors continues until September 18th (on select dates) at Centennial Park. nashvilleshakes.org