One epic match up, plenty of music, a birthday, disney, and more fill out Nashville’s calendar this week. See below for upcoming events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts, and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.
MEXICO VS. NEW ZEALAND GAME
Mexico will play in Music City for the first time ever when they face New Zealand, October 8, at Nissan Stadium. In addition to the game, there are a ton of free events happening throughout town for you to enjoy. See them all at: visitmusiccity.com/mexicannationalteam.
KINGS OF LEON
On October 14, Nashville’s own Kings of Leon releases their latest album WALLS. You may hear it live in Nashville before you hear at home when the band plays Ascend Amphitheater on October 6. Find more information.
KID ROCK’S FISH FRY
Kid Rock is hosting a backyard party at Nashville’s Woods Amphitheater at Fontanel October 7-8. There will be special guests, a ferris wheel, fish fry, backyard games, fireworks, and plenty of memories to be made. fontanel.com
SADHGURU IN YOUR CITY
An author, yogi, poet and internationally renowned speaker, Sadhguru will offer unique insights into many aspects of life in a special, interactive event, on October 9, at the Music City Center. sadhguru.org
GRAND OLE OPRY BIRTHDAY BASH
From October 6th through the 8th, the Grand Ole Opry will celebrate their Birthday with concerts from Brad Paisley, Ricky Skaggs, Crystal Gayle, and more. opry.com/birthday
DISNEY ON ICE: DREAM BIG
Children will love to see Disney on Ice: Dream Big at Bridgestone Arena October 6-9. bridgestonearena.com
SALON@615 RICK RIORDAN
The Nashville Public Library’s next Salon@615 features Rick Riordan author of Percy Jackson and the Olympians occurring at War Memorial Auditorium on October 6. wmarocks.com
GHOST TOURS AT THE HERMITAGE
Starting October 6th and lasting until October 31st (on select dates), Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President will offer Ghost Tours providing a unique look into the 7th president’s home. thehermitage.com
COLLEGE NIGHT AT THE FRIST
On October 7, the Frist Center for the Visual Arts will offer free admission to college students who present their student ID. fristcenter.org
TENNESSEE CRAFT WEEK
Tennessee Craft Week begins on October 7th and lasts until the 16th. Each day, you can experience a collection of craft events and happenings throughout Nashville. tennesseecraft.org
Nashville’s annual Oktoberfest returns October 7-9. The event, which takes place in Germantown, will feature a block party & kickoff parade, 5K, and the festival. visitmusiccity.com/oktoberfest
47TH ANNUAL GMA DOVE AWARDS
Allen Arena will once again host the GMA Dove Awards featuring the best in the Christian music industry on October 11. Some of the performers include Hillsong United, TobyMac, and Steven Curtis Chapman. visitmusiccity.com/doveawards
NASHVILLE FASHION WEEK LAUNCH PARTY
Nashville Fashion Week is hosting a Launch Party, October 11, at Virago. nashvillefashionweek.com
HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH
Nashville is host to a ton of events this Hispanic Heritage Month. The events last from September 15th to October 15th and include receptions, an awards ceremony, and more. See the schedule at: visitmusiccity.com/hispanicheritage.
RING THE BELL
Whooping Crane Farm is hosting Ring The Bell, a dinner featuring Nashville restaurant Rolf and Daughters, on October 9, to support Bells Bend. The dinner will be accompanied with wine paired from Husk restaurant sommelier Nicolette Anctil. ringthebelldinner.org
Dave Attell will perform Zanies Comedy Night Club October 7-8. zaniesnashville.laughstub.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.
THE INTERNATIONAL BLACK FILM FESTIVAL
The International Black Film Festival will take place throughout Nashville October 5-9. The event will feature panels, screenings, and so much more for you to experience. See the details at: ibffevents.com and a full schedule here: ibffevents.com/schedule.
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
SINCE I SUPPOSE: A THEATRICAL JOURNEY THROUGH DOWNTOWN NASHVILLE
OZ Arts Nashville’s next show will take the audience through Music City during Since I Suppose: A Theatrical Journey Through Downtown Nashville. Audience members will be given a smartphone which will lead them from one scene to the next. The show is created by an Australian theater collective called one step at a time like this. It will last from October 7th to October 23rd. ozartsnashville.org
Mozart’s Don Giovanni will be performed by the Nashville Opera at TPAC October 6 & 8. nashvilleopera.org
Rosepepper is now known as a funky, cool restaurant that happens to serve great Mexican food. Their margaritas have been voted “Best Margarita” by the Nashville Scene’s reader poll for the last ten years, as well as receiving numerous other awards. They believe local roots, a modern flair, and a respect for tradition are what keeps their customers happy and their neighborhood growing. The bright lights and colorful artwork that adorn the large patio give Rosepepper a fun and relaxing atmosphere.
John Hiatt Trio @ Ryman Auditorium – October 5
Kings of Leon @ Ascend Amphitheater – October 6
Todd Snider @ Ryman Auditorium – October 7
Gabe Dixon @ 3rd and Lindsley – October 7
Geoff Buell @ 12th & Porter – October 7
Prokofiev’s Fifth @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – October 7
Pretty Lights @ Nashville Municipal Auditorium – October 7-8
Kid Rock’s Fish Fry @ Woods at Fontanel – October 7-8
Hellbound Glory @ 12th & Porter – October 8
Kansas @ Ryman Auditorium – October 8
The Temper Trap @ 3rd and Lindsley – October 9
Eli Young Band @ Exit/In – October 9
Switchfoot and Relient K @ Ryman Auditorium – October 9
Die Antwoord @ Marathon Music Works – October 9
Lindsey Stirling @ TPAC – October 10
Howie Day @ City Winery Nashville – October 10
Niykee Heaton @ Marathon Music Works – October 10
Rick Astley @ Marathon Music Works – October 11
Taking Back Sunday @ Exit/In – October 11
Celtic Thunder: LEGACY @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – October 11
See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word @ War Memorial Plaza – October 14-16
Tennessee History Festival @ Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park – October 14-15
Boo at the Zoo @ Nashville Zoo at Grassmere – October 14-30 (select dates)
Centennial Carft Fest @ Centennial Park – October 15
Japanese Moon Viewing Celebration @ Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art – October 16