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!