343. Nineteen Things To Do This Week In Nashville (April 19-26)


Festivals, festivals, and more festivals. Nashville’s busy this week. See below for the upcoming events, a Nashville restaurant, and upcoming concerts. Don’t forget to look at what will occur the following week in Music City

UPCOMING EVENTS

WILD WEST COMEDY FESTIVAL
From now until April 23rd, the Wild West Comedy Festival will take place across Music City. You will be able to see some of the funniest people in the world like Kumail Nanjiani, Judd Apatow, and Patton Oswalt perform at venues such as Ryman Auditorium, Zanies Comedy Night Club, TPAC, and more. visitmusiccity.com/wildwestcomedyfestival

NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL
The 48th annual Nashville Film Festival begins April 20th and continues until the 29th. The event features over 250 films from 42 countries and takes place at Hollywood 27. visitmusiccity.com/nashvillefilmfestival

MSTREET CHEF WEEK
You may experience the chefs of MStreet restaurants during MStreet Chef Week, April 24-30. Each night features a different dinner from an MStreet chef and visual art experience that pairs with the meal. Find tickets and more information.

PINK FLOYD OVERLOAD
Adventure Science Center is hosting a special night dedicated to the band Pink Floyd at their Sudekum Planetarium on April 20. adventuresci.org

NASHVILLE ZOO’S EARTH DAY
The Nashville Zoo at Grassmere will have their own Earth Day celebration on April 21. Games, activities, special keeper talks, and more will occur. Read more from the press release.

NASHVILLE EARTH DAY
Centennial Park will be the place for Nashville Earth Day on April 22. The free festival will provide entertainment throughout the day while educating people about protecting our environment. nashvilleearthday.org

ASCEND AMPHITHEATER
The shows at Ascend Amphitheater kick off this week. The first show of the season will be Thomas Rhett (April 20-21). Followed by John Legend (May 18), Alan Jackson (May 19), Third Eye Blind (June 15), Styx (July 22), and so many more. ascendamphitheater.com

RITES OF SPRING
The Shins, Rae Sremmurd, St. Lucia, and more will play Vanderbilt University’s annual Rites of Spring April 21-22. vanderbilt.edu/ros

OYSTER EASTER
Great Cajun food, oysters, beer, lively activities, and more will occur at this year’s Oyster Easter at Public Square Park on April 22. oystereaster.com

UFC FT. SWANSON VS LOBOV
Bridgestone Arena will host the UFC on April 22. The event will have a five-round main match featuring Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov. bridgestonearena.com

RECORD STORE DAY
Record stores across Music City will be celebrating Record Store Day on April 22. Places like Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Third Man Records, Ernest Tubb Record Store, and Grimey’s New & Preloved Music will offer specials and activities to take part in. recordstoreday.com

TENX9 NASHVILLE STORYTELLING: DO NO HARM
Meharry Medical College will host Tenx9 Nashville Storytelling on April 19. The theme will be Do No Harm: True Healthcare Stories. Find more information.

MARCH FOR BABIES
March for Babies, a walk to support March for Dimes, will be at Nissan Stadium on April 22. marchforbabies.org

HIKE2HEAL
Hike2Heal is a 5K to promote healthcare for students at Raise the Roof Academy in Uganda. The race will take place, on April 22, at Edwin Earner Park. runsignup.com

RIVERDANCE – THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
Riverdance will feature popular Irish dancing and take place, April 21-23, at TPAC. tpac.org

A RAISIN IN THE SUN
Nashville Repertory Theatre’s current production is A Raisin in the Sun starring Eddie George and happening at TPAC. The last show will be April 22. Go see the show before it’s too late. nashvillerep.org

CHESTNUTS AT THE HERMITAGE – CELEBRATING 250 YEARS OF JACKSON
Chestnut Group members have painted a series of paintings featuring Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and the many places that are on the property. From April 21st to the 22nd, the Hermitage will offer an art exhibition and sale of those paintings. thehermitage.com

THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
TPAC is hosting the adaptation of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time April 25-30. tpac.org

CELEBRATING SHAKESPEARE’S BIRTHDAY
On April 23, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival will celebrate the Bard’s birthday with music, food, and more at Lipscomb University. nashvilleshakes.org

NASHVILLE RESTAURANT

OTAKU RAMEN
A ramen shop and bar in the Gulch, Otaku Ramen’s focus is making traditional Japanese ramen with the local bounty of Middle Tennessee. They even have Hot Chicken Buns, a boneless thigh with Otaku’s hot spice in a steamed bao bun, to order as a snack while you’re waiting for your entrée. otakuramen.com

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Neil Diamond @ Bridgestone Arena – April 19
The Sisterhood @ 3rd and Lindlsey – April 19
Thomas Rhett @ Ascend Amphitheater – April 20-21
Boney James @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – April 21
Cory Branan @ Exit/In – April 21
Jon McLaughlin @ City Winery Nashville – April 21
Matthew Logan Vasquez @ The High Watt – April 21
The Weeks @ Cannery Ballroom – April 22
All-Mozart Matinee @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – April 23
The Story Tour: An Acoustic Evening with Brandi Carlile @ Ryman Auditorium – April 24-25
Grand Ole Opry ft. Kelsea Ballerini, Pam Tillis, and more @ Grand Ole Opry House – April 25
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers @ Bridgestone Arena – April 25
Yo-Yo Ma – Edgar Meyer – Chris Thile @ Schermerhorn Symphony Center – April 26

NEXT WEEK

See below for a couple events in the coming weeks.
Way Late Play Date: Marvel vs. DC @ Adventure Science Center – April 27
Music City Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony of Amy Grant & Martha R. Ingram @ Walk of Fame Park – April 27
Rental Screening: Tell Them We Are Rising @ The Belcourt Theatre – April 27
Lightning 100’s Annual Spring Block Party ft. The Delta Saints @ Marathon Music Works – April 29
Herb Society Plant Sale @ The Fairgrounds Nashville – April 29
Autism Awareness Day @ Nashville Zoo at Grassmere – April 30
Thistle Farms 20th Anniversary ft. Reba McEntire, Jason Isbell, and more @ Ryman Auditorium – May 3

343. Nineteen Things To Do This Week In Nashville (April 19-26)

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