As we begin our transition to fall, there is so much to look forward to and celebrate. From live music performances and fundraisers to marathons and food-and-drink festivals, there’s no shortage of fun to be had in the coming weeks. Here’s a roundup of some of Nashville’s can’t-miss events for the coming month. Enjoy!
September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, & 30, 2023: Musicians Corner Fall Series
If you weren’t able to attend Musicians Corner in June, have no fear! The free music series returns to Centennial Park for the fall season! Performers include Sunflower Bean, The Watson Twins, Will Hoge, The Wild Feathers, Josie Dunne, and more. musicianscornernashville.com
September 1, 2023: Home Accessories Sale at Julie Couch Interiors
Come shop for your home with Julie Couch Interiors on Friday, September 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Their sale will include gorgeous home accessories, bedding, art, etc. The sales is in their design studio, an adorable home-turned-commercial-space on Linden Avenue, just off of 12th Avenue South: 1205 Linden Ave Nashville TN 37212. Payment will be by Venmo ONLY. For more, check out the JCI Instagram post here.
September 2, 2023: Reception for Spectrum: The Artwork of Ed Nash
Join Bennett Galleries for a reception that features the works of artist Ed Nash. The celebration runs from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and includes light bites and beverages. For additional information, visit bennettgalleriesnashville.com.
September 3, 2023: Poolside Caribbean Cookout
Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at W Nashville. This fun-filled cookout features a lineup of DJs and refreshing cocktails. Tickets are $35 and include access to the pool and unlimited food. The fun kicks off at 2 p.m. eventbrite.com
September 4, 2023: AB Block Party
As one of Nashville’s newest concert venues, AB is slated to host an exciting block party on Labor Day. The free event takes place in the Belcourt Theatre parking lot and includes performances by Joy Oladokun, Southern Avenue, Sophia Scott, and more. Attendees must RSVP in advance; a $20 donation to the Belcourt Theatre is recommended. anzieblue.com
September 8, 2023: Sunset Safari
Sunset Safari is an annual event at the Nashville Zoo that includes live entertainment and food and drinks from local restaurants— all while you’re surrounded by the magic of the animal kingdom. Tickets start at $85, and the fun begins at 6:30 p.m. nashvillezoo.org
September 9, 2023: 21st Annual Wine on the River
Head to Riverfront Park for Wine on the River, where you can enjoy samples of over 100 wines, beers, and spirits. In addition to beverage samples and live entertainment, food is available from local restaurants and food trucks. General admission tickets are $59, and proceeds from the event benefit The DISTRICT and 2nd Ave Strong. The fun begins at 3 p.m. wineontherivernashville.com
September 9, 2023: Wim Hof Fundamentals Workshop
During this workshop, attendees can learn how to safely use breath work and cold water immersion for nervous system regulation — which can boost mental and physical health. The workshop includes a lecture on the science and story of the Wim Hof Method, and attendees are guided through the practical application of basic techniques. The class starts at 1:30 p.m., and registration is $150. You can save your spot HERE.
September 9, 2023: 12South Home Tour
You’re invited to the 16th Annual 12South Neighborhood Home Tour on Saturday, September 9! 12South is a vibrant neighborhood that represents a diverse collection of historic and new homes as well as creative adaptations. This is a great way to experience what it’s like to live in one of Nashville’s most walkable and community-driven neighborhoods! Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Attendees are asked to check-in at Halcyon Bike Shop. 12south.org
September 9 & 10, 2023: Indigo Shibori Dyeing Workshop
In this hands-on workshop at Watkins College of Art at Belmont University, students can learn about the history of indigo as a dye and its applications in cultures across the globe. Students learn how to prepare a dye vat and various techniques for creating patterns and marks, wrapping, and other mark-making processes. All materials are provided, and registration is $120. Click HERE to reserve your spot.
September 15 – December 31, 2023: Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage
The first major museum exhibition devoted to the subject, Multiplicity presents 80+ collage and collage-informed works that reflect the breadth and complexity of Black identity. Featuring an intergenerational group of 52 living artists, the exhibit explores the ways collage is employed and how the technique suggests diverse conceptual concerns. Entry into the exhibit is included with museum admission. fristartmuseum.org
September 16, 2023: 2nd Annual Picnic for the Parks
The Nashville Parks Foundation hosts its Picnic for the Parks event on Saturday, September 16, at Watkins Park. Attendees can enjoy live music, food, and drinks. Plus, don’t miss some of Nashville’s most experienced riders as they perform in an exhibition on the new Watkins Park Pump Track. General admission is $50, and proceeds support the design and installation of a Junior Pump Track in the neighborhood. nashvilleparksfoundation.org
September 16 – October 29, 2023: Cheekwood Harvest
There’s no better way to celebrate the start of fall in Nashville than at Cheekwood Harvest. Stroll through the gardens and witness the beauty of changing leaves on oaks, maples, dogwoods, and many other trees. The event includes the beloved pumpkin village, live music in the beer garden, seasonal workshops, and more. Entry is included with garden admission. cheekwood.org
September 19 – 23, 2023: 23rd Annual AMERICANAFEST®
AMERICANAFEST® returns to Nashville this fall! Every year, the event welcomes thousands of musicians, fans, and music industry professionals. In addition to live performances, the event also includes panels and seminars, making it one of Nashville’s most educational music industry forums. This year’s lineup includes performers like Amythyst Kiah, Johnnyswim, Lori McKenna, Maggie Rose, Parker Millsap, and many more. Passes begin at $149. americanamusic.org
September 21, 2023: Relix & Dayglo Present AMERICANAFEST®
Can’t get enough AMERICANAFEST®? Head to Brooklyn Bowl on Thursday, September 21, to enjoy performances from Sam Nelson (of X Ambassadors), Cat Clyde, Shovels & Rope, Bahamas, and SUSTO. The show begins at 7 p.m., and tickets are $25. (Note: This is an 18-and-up event.) brooklynbowl.com
September 22 – 24, 2023: Nashville Sounds Fan Appreciation Weekend
Help the Nashville Sounds finish the 2023 season with a bang! During Fan Appreciation Weekend, you can enjoy a Friday Fireworks Show, live music, a Sounds belt bag giveaway on Saturday, and a Sunday Family Fun Day finale. The event also includes special prizes and concessions specials all weekend, an autographed memorabilia auction on Friday, and more. Tickets start at $10. milb.com
September 23, 2023: 6th Annual Red Door Bash
You don’t want to miss the Red Door Bash in the Grand Ballroom of the Music City Center! Hosted by Gilda’s Club Middle Tennessee, the annual event honors community leaders and volunteers for their extraordinary impact. This year’s Red Door Bash features entertainment from Alan Zweibel and a silent auction with over 175 items. The evening starts at 6 p.m., and individual tickets are $300. gildasclubmiddletn.org
September 23 & 24, 2023: Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival returns to The Park at Harlinsdale in Franklin! The 2023 lineup includes artists like The Lumineers, The Black Crowes, Hailey Whitters, Boy Named Banjo, and many more. Tickets begin at $179. pilgrimagefestival.com
September 28, 2023: Beyond Bourbon: A Benefit Bash for OZ Arts
OZ Arts Nashville’s popular fall fundraiser invites guests to enjoy top-shelf sips, delicious food, tempting auctions, and more. All proceeds support OZ Arts’ mission to create innovative and accessible artistic opportunities in Middle Tennessee. A silent auction opens online before the event, and a live auction occurs during the event, too. Tickets start at $250. ozartsnashville.org
September 28, 2023: Live at Travellers Rest: Songwriters Night
Head to Travellers Rest Historic House Museum on Thursday, September 28, for a family-friendly event. Starting at 5 p.m., attendees can enjoy a picnic on the grounds, historic toys, games, and live music. Live music starts at 6 p.m., and the featured songwriters have written for artists like Lainey Wilson, Meghan Trainor, Reba McEntire, and more. historictravellersrest.org
September 28 – October 4, 2023: 54th Annual Nashville Film Festival
The annual Nashville Film Festival celebrates film, music, and culture. Events take place at the historic Belcourt Theater, Regal Green Hills, the Franklin Theatre, and Vanderbilt’s Rothschild Black Box Theater and Sarratt Cinema. The festival presents more than 125 film screenings, post-film Q&As, and in-depth discussions with filmmakers. nashvillefilmfestival.org
September 29, 2023: Science of Spirits
Science of Spirits is a new event at the Adventure Science Center that offers samples of liquors, spirits, specialty cocktails, and inventive mocktails throughout the evening. Plus, enjoy all your favorite exhibits along with themed Live Science demonstrations and shows in the Sudekum Planetarium. Tickets are $70 and can be purchased HERE. (Note: This is a 21-and-up event.)
September 30, 2023: The Hermitage Gala
For the first time, the Hermitage Gala is taking place on the grounds of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, and country singer/songwriter Phil Vassar headlines the event. The gala — which benefits the home’s education programs and assists its ongoing preservation and restoration efforts — kicks off with a live performance from The Howlin’ Brothers, an art and travel auction, and dinner. Individual tickets start at $500. thehermitage.com
September 30, 2023: Stephens Valley’s 5th Annual Fall Festival & Market
Celebrate the beauty and charm of the autumn season at Stephens Valley’s annual fall festival and market! The family-friendly event is free to attend and includes local vendors, live music, food trucks, a petting zoo and pony rides, face painting, and a balloon artist. The fun begins at 11 a.m. stephensvalley.com
September 30, 2023: St. Jude Walk/Run
Grab a group of friends and lace up your running shoes for the annual St. Jude Walk/Run. The event takes place at Nissan Stadium, and the race kicks off at 9 a.m. While registration is free, runners are encouraged to raise money for St. Jude as an individual or team. (Note: A virtual race option is also available.) fundraising.stjude.org
Happy September, Nashville!
To see even more great Nashville events, visit our Happenings calendar.