We better not hear about how you have nothing to do, because below are 35 events happening this week in Music City. Yes, 35. A lot of it is Halloween, but we made sure to mix in a few that are not in case you don’t feel like getting into the spirit of things. Check out the events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts, below and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.
BOO AT THE ZOO
The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere’s annual holiday celebration, Boo at the Zoo, continues until October 31st. During the event, families and friends can enjoy trick-or-treat stations, hayrides, carousel rides, and more. nashvillezoo.org
NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL DRIVE-IN
The Nashville Film Festival is providing a drive-in movie experience at The Fairgrounds Nashville. On October 26, they will show Footloose, and Poltergeist on October 27. nashvillefilmfestival.org
MUSIC CITY BOOYAH
12th & Porter is hosting Music City BOOyah, on October 28, ft. multiple stages, a dance party, a costume contest, and more. The musical lineup includes Soulja Boy, DJ Tanner & Uncle Jesse, Mr. B & The Tribal Hoose, Jung Youth, and more. musiccitybooyah.com
THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
The Belcourt Theatre is showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show at 12am October 28-29, and at 10pm October 30-31. belcourt.org
You are welcome to dress in holiday attire and join Nashville Paddle Company for a paddle trip on October 29. The event will start at East Bank Landing. nashvillepaddle.com
KENT BLAZY’S HALLOWEEN PARTY
There will be a special Halloween In The Round at The Bluebird Cafe ft. Kent Blazy, Danny Flowers, Rafe Van Hoy, and Leslie Satcher on October 29. bluebirdcafe.com
DEMONS ON DEMONBREUN 7
The bars along Demonbreun Hill have once again joined forces to provide Demons on Demonbreun October 28-29. demonsondemonbreun.com
NASHVILLE SCARES: A HALLOWEEN BASH
Studio 615 is putting on a Halloween party with the theme being Netflix’s popular show Stranger Things on October 29. You may experience an open bar, local food, dance party, and more during the event. Find tickets and more information.
SELL YOUR SOUL HALLOWEEN PARTY
The Sutler Saloon’s annual Halloween celebration, Sell Your Soul, will include a musical performance from Johnny & The Loveseats and takes place on October 29. thesutler.com
MStreet is offering a unique party they are calling Inferno on October 29. Find more information and purchase tickets.
NASHVILLE SKYLINE – HALLOWEEN EDITION: PAINT THE TOWN SPOOKY
Dabble Studio is presenting a special Halloween Edition: Paint the Town Spooky on October 29. dabblestudio.com
RUBIK’S GROOVE: HALLOWEEN EXTRAVAGANZA
Rubik’s Groove will perform a Halloween Extravaganza at 3rd and Lindsley on October 29. Find more information and purchase tickets.
HALLOWEEN AT TAILGATE
TailGate Brewery will show Hocus Pocus on October 30. Plus, they will have beer on tap, a costume contest, and more. Find more information.
Everyone is invited to take part in Acme Feed & Seed’s Halloween party with plenty of DJs to keep the fun lasting all night on October 29. Find tickets and more information.
DARKHORSE: A HALLOWEEN DANCE PARTY
Mr Collipark, Walker & Royce, Designer Drugs, and others will play live during the Darkhorse: A Halloween Dance Party at Bearded Iris Brewing on October 29. nightout.com
LIGHTNING 100’S PARANORMAL ROCKTIVITY W/ HERE COME THE MUMMIES
Marathon Music Works will be the place to be for Lightning 100’s Paranormal Rocktivity with Here Come the Mummies on October 29. marathonmusicworks.com
To get in the Halloween spirit, the Adventure Science Center is hosting Creepy Creatures ft. real creatures that live in our oceans on October 29. This is also to celebrate their latest exhibit Extreme Deep: Mission to the Abyss which will last until January 8th, 2017. adventuresci.org
Party Fowl will show a scary movie, and feature craft cocktails and snacks on October 30. Find more information.
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
The Nashville Symphony will play music while you watch Phantom of the Opera, October 31, at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center. nashvillesymphony.org
SONG SUFFRAGETTES HALLOWEEN SHOW
The Listening Room Cafe is hosting a special Song Suffragettes Halloween Show on October 31. listeningroomcafe.com
OPRY FRONT PORCH PARTY
Everyone is welcome to take part in the FREE Opry Front Porch Party, on October 25, before the Grand Ole Opry show (that night) ft. Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Montgomery Gentry, Hillary Scott & The Scott Family, Mickey Guyton, and Jeannie Seely. There will be lawn games, food & drinks, and live music. opry.com
ELVIS, DYLAN, SPRINGSTEEN: BIOGRAPHY AND THE HEART OF ROCK N ROLL
You may venture to Vanderbilt University for a special symposium on Elvis, Dylan, and Springsteen: Biography and the Heart of Rock N Roll on October 27. vanderbilt.edu
MASTER PIZZAIOLO GENNARO LUCIANO
DeSano Nashville is hosting Master Pizzaiolo Gennaro Luciano on October 27. He will make four signature pizzas throughout the day. Find more information.
DAY OF THE DEAD TEQUILA FESTIVAL
The Nashville Scene’s annual Day of the Dead Tequila Festival occurs at Pavilion EAST on October 28. This year, you can sample 15 different tequilas, enjoy a chips and salsa bar, dance to music from QDP, and more. Find tickets and more information.
GRAND OLE OPRY PARTY
You are welcome to join the Grand Ole Opry Party at Nashville Palace on October 28. The evening promises a night of music and dancing. nashville-palace.com
EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art’s annual El Dia de los Muertos is happening October 29. You may shop the marketplace, tour the altars, check out art, listen to live music, and discover this fascinating holiday in Music City. cheekwood.org
OPEN STREETS NASHVILLE
2.3 miles of 12th Ave South will be closed for the annual Open Streets Nashville on October 30. This is an annual event to activate people, strengthen businesses, and inspire public spaces. openstreetsnashville.org
ADVANCE FINANCIAL PARTY IN THE PARK
To celebrate 20 years of being in Nashville, Advance Financial is hosting a Party in the Park on October 30. The day promises live music, food and craft vendors, activities, and more. af247.com
50TH ANNUAL CMA AWARDS
On November 2, the 50th annual CMA Awards will air live from Bridgestone Arena on ABC. This year will feature performances from Dierks Bentley, Reba, Eric Church, Alan Jackson, and more. visitmusiccity.com/CMAAwards
WICKED WINE RUN
The Wicked Wine Run will take place at Fontanel Mansion on October 29. After the race, participants will enjoy a live band, food, and wine. wickedwinerun.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.
JUNIE B. JONES IS NOT A CROOK
The Nashville Children’s Theatre’s next production is Junie B. Jones Is Not A Crook happening October 27th through December 4th. nashvillechildrenstheatre.org
NASHVILLE JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
The Nashville Jewish Film Festival (NJFF) is a program of the Gordon Jewish Community Center (GJCC). Educational, entertaining, and thought-provoking Jewish-themed films will be shown throughout Nashville during this unique Music City festival happening October 19-November 12. nashvillejff.net
NASHVILLE REPERTORY THEATRE PRESENTS NOISES OFF
The Nashville Repertory Theatre’s current production is Noises Off and continues until November 5th at TPAC. nashvillerep.org
OLDE WORLDE THEATRE PRESENTS HUMPTY DUMPTY’S HALLOWEEN ADVENTURE
The Belcourt Theatre is hosting Olde Worlde Theatre’s production of Humpty Dumpty’s Halloween Adventure each Saturday until November 12th. belcourt.org
From the team that brought you Sinema Restaurant & Bar, The Hook is fast casual dining in a fun, relaxed space. The fresh menu of regionally inspired chicken and seafood is rounded out with classic sandwiches, salads & sides.
Catfish and The Bottlemen @ Marathon Music Works – October 27
Billy Crain @ 12th & Porter – October 27
Brahams’ Second @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – October 28-29
An Evening with Sturgill Simpson @ Ryman Auditorium – October 28-29
Lightning 100’s Paranormal Rocktivity w/ Here Come the Mummies @ Marathon Music Works – October 29
Amanda Shires @ City Winery Nashville – October 29
Loreena McKennitt @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – October 30
Tessa Violet & Dodie Clark @ 12th & Porter – October 30
Phantogram @ Marathon Music Works – October 31
Flobots @ City Winery Nashville – October 31
Phantom of the Opera @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – October 31
See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Wait wait … Don’t Tell Me @ TPAC – November 3
Marathon Music Works’ 5th Anniversary Celebration ft. Robert Randolph & The Family Band @ Marathon Music Works – November 4
First Saturday Art Crawl @ 5th Avenue of the Arts – November 5
Art & Music @ WeHo – November 5
A Symbol of the Struggle for Civil Rights in Nashville @ Fort Negley – November 5
Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man @ TPAC – November 4-5
Beer and Bacon Classic @ Nissan Stadium – November 5