Published in May 2020
As we have been social distancing for the past few months, many of our beloved Nashville events have been adjusted due to COVID-19. With all of the recent changes, we’ve rounded up staple Music City events that have either been postponed or canceled. It’s time to break out your calendar and write down rescheduled Nashville events slated for later this year or next.
Rescheduled Nashville Events (and some that are canceled)
Originally scheduled for April 25, 2020, The Frist Gala was canceled for this year. The gala raises 25% of the Frist Art Museum’s annual contributed funds. Please consider making a donation to the Frist here.
Bonnaroo Music Festival
The annual four-day Bonaroo Music Festival was set to take place this summer and has been rescheduled for September 24-27, 2020. For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.
For the past 48 years, country music fans have gathered in Nashville for the annual CMA Fest to enjoy the music of new and beloved musicians. Initially slated for June, the CMA Fest has decided to cancel this year’s festival and will return June 10-13, 2021. All four-day passes purchased for this year will be honored at next year’s event. Read the full update here.
Fourth of July Celebration
This year’s Fourth of July celebration has been canceled; however, the show will continue on local television. The broadcast is slotted for 9 p.m. on July 4 and will air on NewsChannel 5. Spectators are not allowed in city parks. Brad Paisley, who was set to headline this year’s celebration, will return to perform at the 2021 celebration.
The 2020 Iroquois Steeplechase — benefitting the Monoroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt — has been canceled this year. However, the committee has planned an at-home celebration to continue the tradition. Details can be found on their website.
Music City Brewer Fest
The annual Music City Brewer Fest held at Walk of Fame Park has been postponed. At this time, the event is rescheduled for October 24, 2020.
Musicians Corner, the free live music festival in Centennial Park, has been canceled. The festival is expected to return in 2021.
Nashville Cocktail Festival
The Nashville Cocktail Festival shifted gears and rescheduled their festival for July 7 through 11 (originally scheduled for April 21 through 25).
Nashville Fashion Week
The annual Nashville Fashion Week — benefiting the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee — has been rescheduled for August 4-8, 2020. Click here for more information.
Nashville Food and Wine Festival
The 7th Annual Nashville Food and Wine Festival produced by Corkdorks has been rescheduled for August 8, 2020, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Omni Nashville Hotel. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, previously scheduled for September 26 and 27 at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, has been canceled. The festival will return in 2021, and all early bird ticket buyers can transfer their purchases to the 2021 festival or receive a refund.
Porter Flea Summer Market
Save the date for one of Nashville’s summer favorites at the Nashville Fairgrounds: The Porter Flea Summer Market. Postponed from June 19 and 20, Porter Flea is now set for August 7 and 8.
Power of the Purse
Originally scheduled for Tuesday, April 7, the annual Power of the Purse luncheon was canceled. The yearly event, benefitting the Women’s Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, has not been rescheduled for this year, but we await its return in 2021.
Pride Festival and Parade
The Nashville Pride Festival, originally slated for June 27 and 28, has been postponed. At this time, there is not an official rescheduled date, but it will return this fall. Stay up to date by following the Nashville Pride Festival on Instagram.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon
Nashville’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, originally slated for April 25 and 26, has been postponed to November 21. You can still join the Rock ‘n’ Roll virtual running club for free.
The annual Swan Ball, a fundraiser for Cheekwood, has been canceled for 2020. Stay updated on future event details for 2021 by following the Swan Ball on Instagram. Please consider a contribution to Cheekwood here.
Symphony Fashion Show
Presented by Gus Mayer, the 2020 Symphony Show featuring the Fall 2020 collection from Zang Toi, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, August 26. For additional information and to purchase tickets, click here.
Taste of Music City
Taste of Music City has become one of the largest food and drink festivals taking place in Nashville for the past 17 years. The festival, which typically takes place in June, has been rescheduled for Saturday, August 22. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here.
Tin Pan South
The beloved songwriter festival, Tin Pan South, has been rescheduled from its original date in March to the week of October 19. For a full schedule and to purchase tickets, visit their website here.
Witherspoon Spring Home Tour
Witherspoon, the luxury neighborhood in Brentwood, has postponed its Spring Home Tour event. At this time, there is no rescheduled date, but we’re anticipating the return of the spectacular event this fall.