151. Twenty-Three Things To Do In Nashville This Weekend (September 28-October 6)


What’s going on this weekend? Just a little bit of everything. No joke. See below for upcoming events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts, and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.  

EVENTS

MUSIC CITY WALK OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw are next to be inducted to Music City Walk of Fame. The FREE ceremony will take place at 11:30am, October 5, at Music City Walk of Fame Park. visitmusiccity.com/walkoffame

NASHVILLE WHISKEY FESTIVAL
The annual Nashville Whiskey Festival will be coming back to Omni Nashville Hotel on October 1. You may sample the world’s finest international and American-made whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches while interacting with distillers and their representatives. visitmusiccity.com/whiskeyfestival

FALL FEST @ THE HERMITAGE
Live music, family fun, and local & regional artists displaying their best goods will take place during the annual Fall Fest @ The Hermitage October 1-2. Also, this year the event is free to all. fallfestatthehermitage.com

CELEBRATE NASHVILLE CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Centennial Park will host the free Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival, on October 1, offering the opportunity for all nationalities to come together and celebrate. As part of Celebrate Nashville, Ryman Auditorium will host World Music Night on September 28. celebratenashville.org

NASHVILLE SHORES’ HALLOSCREAM
This weekend, Nashville Shores’ Halloscream begins! Each weekend in October families may venture to Booville for trick-or-treat stops, bounce houses, and more. Then at night, adults and teenagers may test their courage by checking out the Haunted Hayrides, Trail of Terror, Scare Zones, and other festive fun. visitmusiccity.com/halloscream

THE WARDROBE PROJECT
You may shop Nashville’s unique fashion scene during The Wardrobe Project at the Track One building September 30-October 1. nashvillefashionalliance.com

FALL FEST
Green Door Gourmet is hosting their annual Fall Fest, on October 2, with local artisan vendors, food trucks, live music, a kid zone, and more. greendoorgourmet.com

THREE LITTLE PIGGIES
Matt Bolus (of 404 Kitchen), Sean Brock (of Husk Restaurant), and Pat Martin (of Martin’s Bar-B-Que) will offer a one-of-a-kind dinner to support Thistle Farms, October 2, at Dyer Observatory. You must call 615-251-1404 to reserve a seat. Read more from Nashville Scene.

MUSIC CITY BACON & BARREL FESTIVAL
The Nashville Farmers’ Market is home to the Music City Bacon & Barrel Festival, on September 30, featuring a day built around hearty food and distilled spirits. Find more information and purchase tickets.

UNIVERSAL BEAUTY & HEALTH EXPO
Fun, education, networking opportunities, and more will occur at the Universal Beauty & Health Expo, September 30-October 1, at Rocketown. Find out more information.

BELLYRAMA FAMILY YOGA FESTIVAL
Families and friends are welcome to take part in the free Bellyrama Family Yoga Festival at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park on October 1. Besides yoga, the event will have face painting, a family-friendly market, and more. bloomanashville.com

COMEDY FOR A CAUSE
Chonda Pierce will perform during Comedy for a Cause at Rocketown October 3. Find more information.

EXTREME DEEP: MISSION TO THE ABYSS
The Adventure Science Center’s newest exhibit is Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss exploring the mysteries of the oceans’ greatest depths. The exhibit will last until January 8, 2017. adventuresci.org

SADHGURU IN YOUR CITY
Sadhguru will provide unique insights into many aspects of life when he speaks at the Music City Center on October 9. sadhguru.org

ARTOBER
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.

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

UPRIGHT CITIZENS BRIGADE TOURING COMPANY
The Upright Citizens Brigade comedy group is the creation of Amy Poehler, Matt Besser, Ian Roberts, and Matt Walsh and plans to make a stop in Music City at TPAC September 30-October 1. tpac.org

OTHELLO BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
Vanderbilt University Theatre Group’s next production is Othello by William Shakespeare occurring on select dates September 30-October 8. vanderbilt.edu

PETER AND THE WOLF
Children will love to see Prokofiev’s story of Peter and the Wolf, October 1, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. The story will be acted out by puppeteers from the Nashville Public Library and music performed by the Nashville Symphony. nashvillesymphony.org

FIRST SATURDAY ART CRAWL
Step inside Music City’s art world with First Saturday Art Crawl. The first Saturday of every month, 6-9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. visitmusiccity.com/saturdayartcrawl

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

MEXICO VS. NEW ZEALAND
Not much longer until Mexico faces New Zealand in Music City! Tickets for the event happening, October 8, at Nissan Stadium are going fast. Purchase tickets now before it is too late. visitmusiccity.com/mexicannationalteam

NASHVILLE PREDATORS
The Nashville Predators’ first preseason home game will be, October 1, against the Tampa Bay Lightning. To see a full schedule and tickets follow: visitmusiccity.com/nashvillepredators.

NASHVILLE RESTAURANT

Merchants
Located in a historic building in the heart of downtown Nashville, Merchants Restaurant is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year! Rejuvenated in 2010 by local company, Strategic Hospitality, Merchants offers casual and lively dining on the first floor, a more refined dining room on the second floor, and private dining on the third floor. Whether you have an intimate date or a business lunch, Merchants’ contemporary Southern food and spectacular service is sure to please.
merchantsrestaurant.com.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

All Them Witches @ Marathon Music Works – September 29
Peter Cetera with the Nashville Symphony @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – September 29-October 1
Counting Crows & Rob Thomas @ Ascend Amphitheater – September 30
Perpetual Groove @ Marathon Music Works – September 30
John Prine @ Ryman Auditorium – September 30-October 1
Creedence Clearwater Revival vs. The Band @ Mercy Lounge – October 1
Beyoncé @ Nissan Stadium – October 2
The Spill Canvas @ Exit/In – October 2
Ryan Bingham and Brian Fallon & The Crowes @ Ryman Auditorium – October 2
Gavin DeGraw & Andy Grammer @ Ryman Auditorium – October 3
Two Door Cinema Club @ Marathon Music Works – October 3
Insane Clown Posse @ Exit/In – October 4
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – October 4
John Hiatt Trio @ Ryman Auditorium – October 5

NEXT WEEK

See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.

Grand Ole Opry Birthday Bash @ Grand Ole Opry – October 6-8
College Night at the Frist @ Frist Center for the Visual Arts – October 7
Nashville Oktoberfest @ Germantown – October 7-9
Tennessee Craft Week @ Throughout Nashville – October 7-16
Ghost Tours @ Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President – October 6-31

And so much more.

151. Twenty-Three Things To Do In Nashville This Weekend (September 28-October 6)

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