As we transition into a new month, we know that there are plenty of events to attend in Nashville this September. Through the mix of festivals, fairs, and all things fall we’re taking note of these enticing occasions and sharing a few of our top picks. Here are 27 of Nashville’s best events and happenings this September!
August 29 through September 1, 2019: Live on the Green
Labor Day weekend, Lightning 100 presents you Nashville’s free live music festival, Live on the Green. The three-day festival includes an incredible lineup of performers including Grace Potter, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, O.A.R, and more! Among some free tunes, there will be a solid selection of food vendors, a great menu of brews and a vibrant crowd for a weekend full of jamming. Check out the full line up and make your plans to get to this celebration of live music in Music City! Liveonthegreen.com
August 30 through September 29, 2019: Banquet of Hoshena
Become fully immersed in the collaborative efforts of Go West Creative and The Chef & I for a one-of-a-kind interactive dining experience, Banquet of Hoshena. The banquet brings patrons on a magical culinary journey as Kings, Queens, fairies and more come to life in the newest pop-up dinner theater. Diners will experience a five-course menu, prepared by executive chef Chris Rains and will run for a limited time through September 29 at the Chef & I location in Nashville. Tickets range from $175 to $210 and wine pairings are available for an additional $35. Grab your friends and experience the Banquet of Hoshena. eventbrite.com.
September 2, 2019: 41st Annual Franklin Classic
Presented by Tivity Health, the 41st Annual Franklin Classic is set for Labor Day (Monday, September 2) on the Public Square in Franklin, offering 5K and 10K races open to anyone regardless of age or skill level, as well as a 1K Fun Run for kids. Registration is now open at franklinclassic.org and proceeds serve as the primary fundraiser for Mercy Community Healthcare Individuals. Individual sign-ups range from $40-$45 and combo registration is $60, with your kid’s 1K participation at $15. Here is a long weekend fun for the whole family! franklinclassic.itsyourrace.com.
September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2019: #DoingThings in the Park
Get moving and grooving with Outdoor Voices and 12 South Farmer’s Market every Tuesday this month in Sevier Park for #DoingThings in the Park! This September, Outdoor Voices is partnering with the Nashville Ballet for a high-energy, dance-fitness class, DANCEFIX. The class includes a follow-along choreography that is open to everyone. In addition to the class, make sure to come early or stay late to fill up on local goods with the 12 South Farmer’s market. Grab a dancing partner and head over to Sevier Park on Tuesdays for #DoingThings in the Park! OutdoorVoices.com
September 5, 2019: 3rd Annual Hummingbird Happy Hour
Join in on admiring the natural beauty of the hummingbird at this year’s 3rd Annual Hummingbird Happy Hour at Warner Park. Happening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., immerse yourself among an art exhibit from Lexie Armstrong while listening to the soothing sounds of jazz from well-known local duet Annie Sellick and Pat Bergson. Cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres will be served. Tickets cost $75 to attend and benefit the Warner Park Nature Center B.I.R.D. Program. warnerparks.org
September 5, 2019: 5th Annual Empanada Tasting Event
The Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce (TLACC) and nonprofit Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are partnering once again to present TLACC’s 5th Annual Empanada Tasting Event! You’re invited to explore the flavor, culture and rich diversity of Middle Tennessee’s thriving Latin American communities while supporting Latino-owned businesses and enjoying a delicious variety of empanadas. With each $25 advance ticket, you’ll get four empanadas of your choice, a dessert, and a soft drink or water. tlacc.org
September 6 through September 15, 2019: Tennessee State Fair
Embrace your love for the TriStar state at the 2019 Tennessee State Fair with this year’s theme, “On the Mooove.” Bring your whole family to experience the fair’s ten-day run, filled with fun opportunities for live entertainment, interactive education, fun music, your favorite fair food and exciting rides! Advanced general admission tickets start at $6 and you can purchase an unlimited ride wristband for $25. tnstatefair.org
September 7, 2019: Wine on the River
Sip wine along the Cumberland River at this year’s Wine on the River in Downtown Nashville. From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Riverfront Park, enjoy wine, beer, and spirits from around the world while snacking on delicious bites and grooving to live music. This event is 21+. Download the Freebird app for free and enter the promo code, WOTR to get up to $15 back on your Uber or Lyft ride to Wine on the River. Tickets range from $25 to $85 per person. Get yours here: eventbrite.com.
September 7, 2019: Wedgewood Houston Art Crawl
On Saturday, September 7 enjoy a night full of exquisite art pieces and galleries at this month’s Wedgewood Houston Art Crawl. Starting at 6 p.m., lovers of art will be able to experience over a dozen venues. All within walking distance of each other, you will be able to appreciate commercial art galleries, artist-run collectives, open studios, maker spaces, and pop-ups. The art crawl is free and open to the public. Free parking is available throughout including lots at 516 Hagan St and 1211 4th Ave S. am-wh.com
September 7, 2019: Nashville Girl Tribe Pop Up
Support amazingly creative women-led businesses at the Girl Tribe Pop Up on Saturday, September 7. Grab your closest gal pal and enjoy the sounds of live music and shop over 50+ businesses including, boutiques, jewelry designers and all your favorite brands with a cocktail in your hand! General Admission to the pop up is $5 and includes free Jeni’s ice cream and a La Croix. Meanwhile, VIP tickets are $15 and include two-hour early admission, a tote bag filled with swag, and discounts from every vendor! girltribepopup.com.
September 7, 2019: 23rd Annual Chukkers for Charity
On Saturday, September 7, pick out your best outfit and attend the 23rd Annual Chukkers For Charity event in Franklin, Tennessee. From 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., guests will enter the gorgeous Riverview Farm for an exquisite game of polo. Beyond the match itself, there will be plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy, including a car show and a stick horse race for the kids at half time! Proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Rochelle Center and Saddle Up. Head over to Riverview Farm on September 7 for an afternoon filled with polo and endless fun. chukkersforcharity.net
September 10, 2019: Taste of West Nashville
Fat Bottom Brewing welcomes you to the Taste of West Nashville on Tuesday, September 10 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Taste of West Nashville event will feature signature bites from restaurants around the West Nashville neighborhood including, Daddy’s Dogs, PDK Southern Kitchen & Pantry, The Hop Yard at Fat Bottom Brewing, and much more! In addition to a tasting different restaurant bites, the event will also include live performances and alcoholic beverages available for purchase (21+). All proceeds from the event will directly benefit the West Nashville Dream Center, a local non-profit whose programs serve under-resourced, single-mother led families in West Nashville. If you purchase your tickets ahead of time, its $35 per person and children under 12, will be let in for free. Grab the family and get a Taste of West Nashville! TasteOfWestNashville/Tickets
September 11, 2019: OZ Arts 5th Annual CigArt
Join OZ Arts, on September 11, for its 5th Annual CigArt event. Starting at 6 p.m., participants will enjoy a lavish evening filled with dinner, drinks and art among friends and Nashville community members. The proceeds raised from the event will directly impact the Nashville art scene, allowing OZ Arts to continue hosting world-class art performances and educational outreach to the Nashville community. Tickets cost $300 for individuals and $500 for couples. ci.ovationtix.com.
September 14, 2019: Green Hills Park Festival
Head over to the Green Hills Park for its annual fundraising festival on September 14 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for some family-friendly fun! The 4th Annual Green Hills Park Festival will include food trucks, beer and wine vendors, local shop booths, a Walk/Bike Nashville bike rodeo and an obstacle course. Then, closer to sunset, there will be a screening of Mary Poppins Returns. The admission to the event is free and all funds raised from the event will benefit the Friends of Green Hills Park to aid in park improvements. Grab the whole family and help support your local neighborhood park. friendsofgreenhillspark.org/festival.
September 19, 2019: Sunset Safari at the Nashville Zoo
Stroll the grounds of the Nashville Zoo during the annual Sunset Safari fundraiser event. This year’s event celebrates more than 50 of Nashville’s best restaurants, live entertainment, a silent auction, Kendra Scott Color Bar and special animal hosts. Get your tickets now starting at $150 each and see you at the wildest party of the month. This event is 21+. Nashvillezoo.org
September 19 & 20, 2019: Armenta Trunk Show
On September 19 and 20, join Cindi Earl Fine Jewelry for the Armenta Trunk Show at its Belle Meade location. From 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., enjoy beautifully handcrafted jewelry, along with some of the latest signature styles added to this season’s collection from Armenta. Mark your calendars and don’t miss out on this exclusive event! cindiearl.com
September 20, 2019: Nashville BrewFest
The 5th Annual Nashville Brew Fest returns to First Tennessee Park on Friday, September 20 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Enjoy over 150 local and domestic beers and food trucks while grooving along to the music and playing an occasional lawn game. Early admission tickets for the event cost $60 and allow you to enter the park at 7 p.m., while general admission tickets are priced at $45 and will be admitted into the Brew Fest at 8 p.m. Gather your beer buddies and head over to the Nashville Brew Fest! Nashvillebrewfestival.com
September 20, 2019: The Blush Bash
Head over to Green Door Gourmet on Friday, September 20 for this year’s Blush Bash! This event celebrates the Pink Drink and is a fundraiser for CORE, a non-profit that supports families in the food and beverage industry navigating life-altering circumstances. The Blush Bash kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with cocktails and canapes followed by a multicultural potluck dinner from Live Fire with musical performances from Billy Dawson & Friends. After dinner, enjoy punch and pie before dancing the night away! All proceeds from the event directly impact CORE and cost $165. theblushbash.com/Nashville
September 20 through September 22, 2019: Music City Food + Wine Festival
These days, Nashville is home to more than just music; it is a destination for foodies and wine lovers. Music City Food + Wine Festival allows you to indulge in artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits while becoming educated as experts share their experiences. The three-day festival features vendors across Music City, culinary talents from around the world and the spots you love around Nashville like tastings from chef Jeffery Chambless Rhodes of Liberty Common, Peg Leg Porker, Makeready Libations & Liberation, Oak Steakhouse, Pastaria, and more! Tickets start at $165. MusicCityFoodandWineFestival.com
September 21, 2019: 3rd Annual Take Heart 5K
The 3rd Annual Take Heart 5K is returning to Sylvan Park on Saturday, September 21. Proceeds from the race will be donated to the Family Spirit orphanage in Masindi, Uganda, which provides educational opportunities for many children in Uganda. Runners are scheduled to check-in at 7 a.m. at the Richland Park Greenway (51st and Wyoming), while the race will start promptly at 8 a.m. The race costs $30 per person to register and group payments are available online. Break out your running shoes and take on the Take Heart 5K. TakeHeart5K.org
September 21 & 22, 2019: Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
The Pilgrimage Music Festival returns to Franklin this September at the Park at Harlinsdale. This year’s line up includes top-notch artists such as the Foo Fighters, The Killers, Keith Urban, and more! Beyond the music, enjoy all the festival has to offer from the American Music Triangle Experience to the Community Village. Grab a friend or the family and enjoy the sounds, food, and vendors at this year’s Pilgrimage Festival. Pilgrimagefestival.com
September 24 to 26, 2019: E. J. Sain Estate Jewelry Buying
Join E. J. Sain Jewelry Company for its Estate Jewelry Buying Event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. During this three-day event, bring in jewelry that may no longer fit your lifestyle or you may no longer want to keep to be sold at the highest price to a New York firm specializing in high-end estate jewelry. Appointments must be made and there is no obligation and payment is immediate. Call E. J. Sain to make your appointment, today. ejsain.com.
September 27, 2019: 9th Annual Bootlegger’s Bash
Immerse yourself in the Williamson County’s long history of Bootlegging as The Battle of Franklin Trust hosts its 9th annual Bootlegger’s Bash on September 27. From 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Garden at Carnton, enjoy fall things southern with samplings of Whiskey, an assortment of southern dishes and energetic live music. Tickets range from $35 to $65 while offering a couple’s ticket for $120. Get yours here: boft.org.
September 27 to 29, 2019: Witherspoon Fall Home Tour
On September 27 to September 29 join Witherspoon for their Fall Home Tour from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Admission to the event is free of cost and food trucks will be on site. The first 150 guests will even receive free lunch! Head down to Witherspoon Drive in Brentwood for a weekend filled with touring market homes and the Ford Classic homes furnished model. witherspoonbrentwood.com.
September 28, 2019: St. Jude Walk/Run Nashville
On Saturday, September 28, St. Jude supporters will join together at Nissan Stadium to participate in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer, an exciting, family-friendly walk and run to raise money for the children of St. Jude. The 5K kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with both a walk option ($10 per person) and a timed run ($20 per person). Bring the whole family to Nissan Stadium for this great day and opportunity to contribute to this worthy cause. stjude.org
September 28, 2019: Stephens Valley Fall Festival
Grab the whole family and join Stephens Valley for its second annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 28. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., join in on all fall activities, including pony rides, live music, carnival games, baking contests and much more! Get in the spirit of fall, during this apple-themed, family-friendly event. Admission to the Fall Festival is free of charge. stephensvalley.com.
September 29, 2019: PredsFest
Kickoff the 2019-20 NHL season with all of Smashville at the 2nd Annual PredsFest on Sunday, September 29. From 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., Preds fans can be immersed into the excitement of the upcoming season with player appearances, live entertainment, and a used equipment sale at the Bridgestone Arena and Walk of Fame Park. Grab the whole family and head over to PredsFest! NHL.com/PredsFest