Hump Day! One of our favorite days, because we get to tell you all about 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.
SOUTHERN FESTIVAL OF BOOKS: A CELEBRATION OF THE WRITTEN WORD
The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word offers you the opportunity to meet some of their favorite authors with 3 days of readings, panel discussions, and book signings at War Memorial Plaza from October 14th through the 16th. Some of the authors present include Donald Ray Pollock, Megan Abbott, William Akers, and Ann Patchett. The majority of the events are free and open to the public. visitmusiccity.com/southernfestivalofbooks
ROAD TO THE HALL OF FAME RED CARPET EXPERIENCE
You can be there for the red carpet arrivals before the 2016 Country Music Hall of Fame inductions of Fred Foster, Charlie Daniels, and Randy Travis. The Fan Experience is free and open to the public on Sunday, October 16 at 2:30pm. Please note: to prepare for the induction ceremony that evening, the Museum will be closed Sunday, October 16. The Medallion Ceremony is closed to the public. countrymusichalloffame.org
BOO AT THE ZOO
Families may experience trick-or-treat stations, carousel rides, hayrides, and more during the annual Boo at the Zoo happening, October 14-30 (on select dates), at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere. nashvillezoo.org
CERI HOOVER GRAND OPENING
Elise Joseph of Pennyweight will be on hand from 4 to 6pm to mark the occasion and share her favorites during Ceri Hoover’s Grand Opening on October 14. Guests will be treated to drinks and bites and get a first look out Ceri Hoover’s flagship store at 2515 Eugenia Avenue #100 in Nashville. facebook.com/cerihoover
TENNESSEE HISTORY FESTIVAL
You may head to Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park October 14-15 for the 13th annual Tennessee History Festival. Stories of Tennessee’s past will be told by historical interpreters during the FREE event which typically begins at 10am each day and lasts until 4pm. tnstateparks.com
CENTENNIAL CRAFT FEST
Food trucks, live music, craft beer, handmade goods, and children’s activities will fill out Centennial Park for the Centennial Park Fest on October 15. The lineup includes Andy Davis, Elenowen, Jill Andrews, Josh Gabbard, Korby Lenker, Kyshona, Reuben Bidez, and Sarah Potenza. centennialcraftfest.com
NASHVILLE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS FALL FESTIVAL
The Nashville School of the Arts is hosting a Fall Festival of their own, on October 15, with a kid zone, games, two stages, a dance show off, and more. Find more information.
JAPANESE MOON VIEWING CELEBRATION
Patrons to the Japanese Moon Viewing Celebration, October 16, at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art will experience a tea ceremony demonstration, interactive activities, lantern-lit tours, and a chance to walk the beautiful grounds at night. cheekwood.org
TENNESSEE CRAFT WEEK
Tennessee Craft Week continues until October 16th. Each day, you can experience a collection of craft events and happenings throughout Nashville. tennesseecraft.org
BATTLEFIELD BOURBON DINNER
History lovers should head to Historic Travellers Rest and experience the Battlefield Bourbon Dinner on October 13. Each guest will enjoy a meal provided by Puckett’s Grocery & Restaurant while sipping on bourbon made from the water at Historic Travellers Rest. There will be special guests including authors Robert Hicks and James McDonough, and historian Jim Kay. travellersrestplantation.org
Comedian, Killer Beaz, will perform at Zanies Comedy Night Club October 13-16. zaniesnashville.laughstub.com
MSTREET CHEF WEEK
From October 17th through the 23rd, MStreet restaurants will celebrate Chef Week to showcase the new seasonal menus created by their culinary chefs. mstreetnashville.com
CRAFT BEER LOVE
Frothy Monkey and Jackalope Brewing Co. have collaborated to bring the Craft Beer Love 5-course dinner on October 13. The first 3 courses will be served at three different art galleries along the 5th Avenue of the Arts, followed by the final 2 courses at Frothy Monkey Downtown. frothymonkey.com
TENNESSEE BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL
You will be able to sample tastings from some of the finest breweries and wineries around during the annual Tennessee Beer and Wine Festival at Two Rivers Mansion on October 15. In addition to the tastings, live music will be played and artisan booths will be available to see. tnbeerfestival.com
COOKING CLASS WITH CHEF MANEET CHAUHAN
Celebrity chef, Maneet Chauhan, will walk you through a culinary journey of inspired dishes using the season’s freshest ingredients during her Cooking Class, on October 15, at Chauhan Ale & Masala House. Find more information and purchase tickets.
STAGS’ LEAP WINE DINNER
On October 16, Ruth’s Chris Steak House will host a five-course dinner paired with wine from Stags’ Leap. RSVP to the event.
ASHLEY CHRISTENSEN BOOK SIGNING
Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint’s downtown location is providing a special event featuring James Beard Award winner Chef Ashley Christensen who plans to sign copies of her latest cookbook. In addition, hor d’oeuvres and two signature cocktails from the cookbook will be passed out to sample. martinsbbqjoint.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.
RENT – 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
The classic Broadway musical, Rent, is stopping in Nashville during their 20th anniversary tour, October 18-23, at TPAC. tpac.org
FASHION HAPPENING NASHVILLE
Local fashion, accessories, and jewelry designers have teamed up with photographers to provide Fashion Happening Nashville taking place at Zeitgeist Gallery on October 15. Some of the designers include Black By Maria Silver, Emil Erwin, and Ona Rex. Find tickets and more information.
The Nashville Predators’ first regular season home game will be, October 14, against the Chicago Blackhawks. To see a full schedule and tickets follow: visitmusiccity.com/nashvillepredators.
The Tennessee Titans’ next game is against the Cleveland Browns at Nissan Stadium on October 16. Find more information at: visitmusiccity.com/titans.
Rolf & Daughters
Rolf and Daughters is a neighborhood restaurant located in the historic 100-year-old Werthan Factory building in Germantown Nashville. Their food draws on Northern Italian and Mediterranean influences with Southern ingredients to create a dynamic and seasonally driven menu. Their take on “modern peasant food,” involves thoughtful cooking rooted in a commitment for using the best ingredients available in the moment and a passion for executing classic techniques.
Florida Georgia Line @ Bridgestone Arena – October 13
Meshuggah @ Marathon Music Works – October 13
The Chick Corea Elektric Band @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – October 14
Henry Rollins @ Marathon Music Works – October 14
Local Natives @ Ryman Auditorium – October 14
Chris Stapleton @ Ascend Amphitheater – October 14-15
Adele @ Bridgestone Arena – October 15-16
The Head and the Heart @ Ryman Auditorium – October 15-16
Elvis Costello @ Ryman Auditorium – October 17
Echo and the Bunnymen @ Ryman Auditorium – October 17
See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Something Wicked @ TPAC – October 20-22
Hauntings at the Hermitage @ Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Home of the People’s President – October 22
Light the Nations @ Nashville’s Nations Neighborhood – October 22
Athens of the South Music and Arts Festival @ East Park – October 22