Music City’s calendar is packed again with events everyone will love. No time to waste, check out the events, Nashville hot chicken restaurants, and upcoming concerts below, and don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week.
UNWRAPPING CHRISTMAS PAST WITH ARTIFACTS FROM THE TENNESSEE STATE MUSEUM
Rob DeHart, a curator of history, will take guests on a special tour through Christmas past at the Tennessee State Museum, on December 8, during Unwrapping Christmas Past with Artifacts. tnmuseum.org
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA
You may have Breakfast with Santa at the Nashville Farmers’ Market on December 10. nashvillefarmersmarket.org
HOLIDAY & ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Tennessee Brew Works will host their annual Holiday & Anniversary Party, on December 10, with live music, beer inspired food, and special beer releases. tnbrew.com
PORTER FLEA HOLIDAY MARKET
Porter Flea Holiday Market is taking place, on December 10, at Skyway Studios. There will be a preview market on December 9. porterflea.com
Hundreds of people dressed in holiday decor will be downtown on Nashville’s 2nd Avenue for Santa Rampage on December 10. Find more information.
MUSIC CITY WINTERFEST
You may find that special one-of-a-kind piece from local craft vendors during Music City Winterfest happening, December 10, at Centennial Park. musiccitywinterfest.com
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
SmART! Supplies is hosting a Holiday Open House, on December 10, with live music, free screen printing on greeting cards, free holiday treats, and a $20 basket sale (everything you can fit in a basket for $20). Find more information.
WINTER WONDERS WEEKENDS
Each weekend from now to December 31st, the Adventure Science Center will host special holiday programs with a hint of science during Winter Wonders Weekends. There will be activities each day from December 19th to the 23rd and from December 26th to the 30th. adventuresci.org
BACKSTAGE NASHVILLE KICK-OFF PARTY
On December 10, 3rd & Lindsley will host the Backstage Nashville Kick-Off Party featuring performances from Ray Stephenson, Tim James, Gary Nicholson, and Danny Flowers. Find tickets and more information.
IROQUOIS ALLIANCE CIGAR AND BOURBON TASTING
On December 7, Iroquois Alliance is presenting a Cigar and Bourbon Tasting event which will be held at the Franklin Cigar Lounge. Read more from the press release.
CHEERS FOR CHILDREN
Cheers for Children is an annual benefit for Children’s Miracle Network Partner Monroe Carell Jr. Hospital at Vanderbilt. This year it will occur at Gaylord Opryland on December 8. cheers4children.com
BEER & HYMNS
Black Abbey Brewing Company will present Beer & Hymns, on December 8, at Mercy Lounge. mercylounge.com
RINGLING BROS. AND BARNUM & BAILEY® PRESENTS CIRCUS XTREME®
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREME® will make its way to Bridgestone Arena December 8-11. bridgestonearena.com
BATTLE OF NASHVILLE 152ND ANNIVERSARY
Fort Negley is hosting the Battle of Nashville 152nd Anniversary on December 9. The event will feature history reenactors, demonstrations, and more. Find more information.
MIKE BIRBIGLIA: THANK GOD FOR JOKES
Comedian Mike Birbiglia will perform at TPAC on December 7. tpac.org
DORRANCE DANCE – ETM: DOUBLE DOWN
On December 9 & 10, OZ Arts Nashville will host Michelle Dorrance’s dance company Dorrance Dance who plans to perform ETM: Double Down. ozartsnashville.org
Every year, bounteous holiday events set throughout Music City offer joyful celebrations and beautiful decorations for people of all ages. To see what’s going on follow: visitmusiccity.com/holidayharmony.
Hot Chicken Restaurants
Keep the winter wind a bay with Nashville hot chicken. Warms the soul, fills the belly, and gives you the energy needed to sing the night away. Check out a great list of restaurants serving at: visitmusiccity.com/hotchicken
Amy Grant & Vince Gill @ Ryman Auditorium – November 30-December 22 (select dates)
Michael W. Smith @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 7
Christmas with Jennifer & the Nashville Symphony @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 8
Flosstradamus @ Marathon Music Works – December 8
Big Band Holidays: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsails @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 9
Seu Jorge presents The Life Aquatic A Tribute To David Bowie @ Marathon Music Works – December 9
Lightning 100’s Festivus ft. Third Eye Blind @ Marathon Music Works – December 10
Andrew Peterson & Special Guests @ Ryman Auditorium – December 11-12
Handel’s Messiah with the Nashville Symphony @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – December 15-18
Kelly Clarkson @ Bridgestone Arena – December 16
See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Science of Beer @ Adventure Science Center – December 15
Lightning 100’s Blood Drive @ American Red Cross – December 15
Nashville Children’s Theatre presents Cinderella @ Nashville Children’s Theatre – December 15-22
A Drag Queen Christmas @ TPAC – December 16
Nashville Flea Market: Down to the Wire @ The Fairgrounds Nashville – December 16-18
Battle on Broadway: Tennessee Volunteers vs. Gonzaga Bulldogs @ Bridgestone Arena – December 18
Jackalope’s Christmas Vacation @ The Belcourt Theatre – December 19