May PlanAhead: Your May Nashville events calendar

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Happy May, Music City. ☀️  If you’re anything like us, you’re ecstatic about the sunny days, blooming flowers, and summer on the horizon — and with all that excitement, you’re also looking for fun local events to attend. Read on for all the top events happening this month in Nashville.

All month long

  • Dark Universe | Dates vary | Times vary | Adventure Science Center | $9 | Explore the Universe’s invisible dark matter during this film in the planetarium.
  • Painting The Smokies Exhibition | Fri., April 22-Sun., Jan. 15, 2023 | 10 a.m. | Tennessee State Museum | Price of admission | The exhibition on “Art, Community, and the Making of a National Park” will run until Jan. 15 of 2023.
  • Colorscapes | Sat., May 7-Sun., Sept. 4 | Times vary | Cheekwood Estate and Gardens | Cost of admission | Walk through Chicago collaborative Luftwerk’s site-specific installations which explore perception through color.
  • Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit | Dates vary | Times vary | Lighthouse Artspace, 4416 Ridgefield Way | $39.99+ | Experience 360-degree animations of Vincent Van Gogh’s work in this immersive exhibit.
    Wellness 360 | Wed., March 2-Sun., May 29 (select Wednesdays, Thursdays + Sundays | Times vary | Cheekwood Estate and Gardens | $12+ | Revitalize your mind, body, and spirit in this series of wellness focused programs.
    Capitol Steps Workout | Every Mon. and Thurs. | 6-7 p.m. | Tennessee State Capitol | Free | Join other Nashvillians in the full-body workout that has been voted Nashville Fit Magazine’s “Best Free Community Workout” for the last four years.
    Everything is Beautiful | Fri., Feb. 25-Sun., June 5 | Times vary | Frist Art Museum | Price of admission | This exhibition presents works by Alma W. Thomas, providing a fresh perspective on the artist’s life and career.
    Music City Dope Pedalers Group Ride | Every Friday | 6 p.m. | The Local Distro, 614 Garfield St. | Free | All paces are welcome to bike through Nashville with fellow cyclists.
    Tennessee Renaissance Festival | Dates vary | Times vary | 2124 New Castle Road, Arrington | $10+ | Experience 16th Century England with food, crafts, music + themed festivities.
    Musicians Corner | Dates vary | Times vary | Centennial Park | Free | The free concert series has been making live music accessible since 2010.

Sunday, May 1-Sunday, May 8

Sunday, May 1

  • Lit and Fit Brunch | Sun., May 1 | 9:30 a.m. | Flamingo Cocktail Club, 509 Houston St. | $20 | Enjoy a Vinyasa-style yoga flow + mimosas. 🥂
  • Kurt Vile and The Violators | Sun., May 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $33+ | The Philadelphia-based artist will perform with his band + special guest Chastity Belt.
  • The Kings of Queen Brunch Show | Sun., May 1 | 12 p.m. | City Winery | $15 | Order from a special limited food and drink menu while the Queen tribute band performs.
  • Plaza Mariachi Flea Market | Sun., May 1 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi | Cost of purchase | Shop for fruits, vegetables, clothing, and other items. 🥬
  • Colin Hay | Sun., May 1 | 7 p.m. | City Winery | $55+ | The artist — who is a member of Men at Work and Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band — will perform in Nashville for two nights.
  • Mary Poppins | Sun., May 1 | 2 p.m. | TPAC, James K. Polk Theater | $50+ | Get Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious during this classic musical.
  • The Music of John Williams | Sun., May 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $80+ | Celebrate the composer’s 90th birthday with the Nashville Symphony’s renditions of music from his soundtracks including “E.T.,” “Indiana Jones,” and “Jurassic Park.” 🎵
  • Tell Me I’m Pretty Bottle Release Party | Sun., May 1 | 1-4 p.m. | Van Dyke Bed and Beverage, 105 S. 11th St. | Free+ | Be one of the first to try Walker Brothers’ new High Gravity kombucha + browse By the Bottle’s natural wine selection.
  • Downtown Home Tour | Sun., May 1 | 12-5 p.m. | Nashville Downtown Partnership, 150 4th Ave. N. | $15 | Check out a variety of properties — new and old — in Downtown Nashville. 🏠
  • Nashville SC vs. Philadelphia Union | Sun., May 1 | 3 p.m. | GEODIS Park | $58+ | Experience the brand new stadium while cheering on Nashville SC. ⚽

Monday, May 2

  • Colin Hay | Mon., May 2 | 7 p.m. | City Winery | $55+ | The artist — who is a member of Men at Work and Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band — will perform in Nashville for two nights.
  • Hot Chip | Mon., May 2 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl | $35+ | The English band will be joined by Freidberg. 🎵
  • Re-Evolution | Mon., May 2 | 6-8:15 p.m. | Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves St. | $12+ | Enjoy a live performance by the group with music influenced by traditional and classic jazz.
  • The Round Downtown | Mon., May 2 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall | Free | Sip on discounted drinks while listening to performances by local songwriters. 🎤
  • Bret Anderson | Mon., May 2 | 7 p.m. | The Basement | $7 | The show will also include a performance by Claire Ernst. 🎵
  • Poetry Slam | Mon., May 2 | 7 p.m. | Twin Kegs II, 327 Hermitage Ave. | Free | Showcase your latest work or come to enjoy the poetry of other locals. 🎤

Tuesday, May 3

  • 12 South Farmers Market Opening Day | Tues., May 3 | 4-7 p.m. | Sevier Park | Cost of purchase | Celebrate the start of the season with plenty of local goods and produce. 🥬
  • Van Morrison | Tues., May 3 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $59.50+ | Listen to the artist perform some of his iconic songs like “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Moondance.” 🎵
  • FYI Naturalist Webinar: Native Bees of Tennessee | Tues., May 3 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Tune in to get the local buzz on bees, pollination + more. 🐝
  • Moving with Music Storytime | Tues., May 3 | 10 a.m., 10:45 a.m. + 11:30 a.m. | Cheekwood Estate and Gardens | Cost of admission | Singer-songwriter Rachel Rodriguez will lead toddlers through songs and movement.
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Norfolk Tides | Tues., May 3 | 6:35 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $15+ | Batter up. Come cheer on the Sounds. ⚾
  • Oklahoma! | Tues., May 3 | 7:30 p.m. | TPAC, Andrew Jackson Hall | $35+ | Watch the curtains open on Daniel Fish’s modern reinterpretation of the musical. 🎭
  • Electric Relaxation | Tues., May 3 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Bar Sovereign, 514 Rep. John Lewis Way S. | Free | This weekly gathering of the community includes a live DJ set, drink specials, food + a vintage pop-up. ⚡
  • Ultimate Comedy Open Mic Night | Tues., May 3 | 7:30-11 p.m. | The East Room | Free | Enjoy free comedy every Tuesday night + get there before 8 p.m. to put your name in the hat for trying out your own jokes on stage. 🎤
  • Recruitment Open House | Tues., May 3 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Conrad Nashville, 1620 West End Ave. | Free | Learn about positions available at the Conrad Nashville hotel ahead of its opening this summer.

Wednesday, May 4

  • Shinedown | Wed., May 4 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $43.95+ | The multi-platinum band will perform with special guests The Pretty Reckless + Diamante.
  • Van Morrison | Wed., May 4 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $59.50+ | Listen to the artist perform some of his iconic songs like “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Moondance.” 🎵
  • Bass Extremes | Wed., May 4 | 8 p.m. | City Winery | $40+ | The group includes Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, and Gregg Bissonette.
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Norfolk Tides | Wed., May 4 | 6:35 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $15+ | Batter up. Come cheer on the Sounds. ⚾
  • Oklahoma! | Wed., May 4 | 7:30 p.m. | TPAC, Andrew Jackson Hall | $35+ | Watch the curtains open on Daniel Fish’s modern reinterpretation of the musical. 🎭
  • Regi Wooten and Friends | Wed., May 4 | 9-11:15 p.m. | Rudy’s Jazz Room | $15+ | Enjoy a dynamic performance by Wooten — who formed his first band with his brothers at only ten years old. 🎵
  • Star Wars Trivia Night | Wed., May 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall, Skydeck | Free | May the 4th be with you during the game of trivia and costume contest.
    Recruitment Open House | Wed., May 4 | 2-7 p.m. | Conrad Nashville, 1620 West End Ave. | Free | Learn about positions available at the Conrad Nashville hotel ahead of its opening this summer.
  • ‘Round the Garden Songwriter’s Night | Wed., May 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 615 Nursery, 144 McGavock Pike | Free | Come enjoy music by budding local artists in the nursery’s garden.
  • Meet Guy Fieri | Wed., May 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Chicken Guy! Nashville, 139 2nd Ave. N. | Free | Guy Fieri will stop in to Chicken Guy! Nashville to meet fans.

Thursday, May 5

  • The. Harding Art Show | Thurs., May 5-Sat., May 7 | Times vary | Harding Academy, 170 Windsor Dr. | Prices vary | Several artists will be featured throughout the weekend. 🖼️
  • MixTape – 80s Tribute Band Cinco de Mayo Party | Thurs., May 5 | 8 p.m. | City Winery | $15+ | Dance along to the greatest hits of the 80s. 🎉
  • Family Program: Songwriting Tune-Up | Thurs., May 5 | 3-5:15 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | Cost of admission | Songwriters ages 11-18 are invited to receive a one-on-one mentoring session with a professional songwriter.
  • Thursday Night Out | Thurs., May 5 | 5-9 p.m. | Cheekwood Estate and Gardens | Cost of admission | Start your weekend a bit early with music, food, and fun in the garden. 🎉
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Norfolk Tides | Thurs., May 5 | 6:35 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $15+ | Batter up. Come cheer on the Sounds. ⚾
  • Mary Poppins | Thurs., May 5 | 7:30 p.m. | TPAC, James K. Polk Theater | $50+ | Get Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious during this classic musical. 🎭
  • Oklahoma! | Thurs., May 5 | 7:30 p.m. | TPAC, Andrew Jackson Hall | $35+ | Watch the curtains open on Daniel Fish’s modern reinterpretation of the musical. 🎭
  • Cinco De Mayo Celebration | Thurs., May 5 | 5-9 p.m. | The Marketplace in East Nashville, 400 Davidson St. | Cost of purchase | Enjoy this themed night of food trucks, live music, and drinks beneath the Nashville skyline.
  • Watercolor on the Rooftop | Thurs., May 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | JW Marriott Hotel, 201 8th Ave. S. | $50 | Create a watercolor painting on the pool deck while sipping on margaritas and enjoying snacks for Cinco De Mayo.
  • Sangria Mixer | Thurs., May 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Lighthouse on the Lake, 133 Sanders Ferry Rd., Hendersonville | $20+ | Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with festivities like a cocktail demonstration + Mexican charcuterie.
  • The Great Road Trip | Thurs., May 5 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. + 4-6 p.m. | Lane Motor Museum + Sheraton Music City | Donation | Check out the 1987 vintage Citroen 2CV making its way across the world + support the Kennedy’s Disease Association.
  • Job Fair | Thurs., May 5 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Sonesta Nashville Airport, 600 Marriott Drive | Free | Update your resume and head to this event if you’re looking for a new career.
  • Walking Man: A Night of the Music of James Taylor | Thurs., May 5 | 7:30 p.m. | 3rd and Lindsley | $12 | Enjoy the classics of James Taylor, performed by Gene Miller and Friends.

Friday, May 6

  • Barrique Brewing One Year Anniversary | Fri., May 6-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Barrique Brewing and Blending, 30 Oldham St. | Party with Barrique Brewing to celebrate one year of business. 
  • The. Harding Art Show | Thurs., May 5-Sat., May 7 | Times vary | Harding Academy, 170 Windsor Dr. | Prices vary | Several artists will be featured throughout the weekend. 🖼️
  • Megadeth and Lamb of God | Fri., May 6 | 6 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $25+ | Join the bands on the “Metal Tour of the Year” alongside special guests Trivium and In Flames.
  • Swift and Sour | Fri., May 6 | 8 p.m. | Cannery Ballroom | $25 | Dance away at this party dedicated to the music of Taylor Swift + Olivia Rodrigo.
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Norfolk Tides | Fri., May 6 | 6:35 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $15+ | Batter up. Come cheer on the Sounds. ⚾
  • Mary Poppins | Fri., May 6 | 7:30 p.m. | TPAC, James K. Polk Theater | $50+ | Get Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious during this classic musical. 🎭
  • Oklahoma! | Fri., May 6 | 8 p.m. | TPAC, Andrew Jackson Hall | $35+ | Watch the curtains open on Daniel Fish’s modern reinterpretation of the musical. 🎭
  • Tennessee Craft Fair | Fri., May 6-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Centennial Park | Free | Browse plenty of work from crafty vendors + artists at the 51st Annual Spring event.
  • Artist Mixer | Fri., May 6 | 7-8 p.m. | Diskin Cider, 1235 Martin St. | Free | Artists are invited to meet other local artists + learn more about Turnip Green Creative Reuse.
  • Sound Bath and Vocal Activation | Fri., May 6 | 7-9 p.m. | OnTrack Studios, 1978 Wilson Pike, Franklin | $56.50 | Bring a mat, blanket, pillow, journal, pen, and water to relax + realign.

Saturday, May 7

  • The. Harding Art Show | Thurs., May 5-Sat., May 7 | Times vary | Harding Academy, 170 Windsor Dr. | Prices vary | Several artists will be featured throughout the weekend. 🖼️
  • Nashville Wellness Fest | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Nashville Fairgrounds, Expo Hall 3 | $5 | Delve into all things health and wellness with 110+ vendors and family-friendly activities.
  • Sevier Park Fest | Sat., May 7 | 9 a.m.-9 p.m. | Sevier Park | $10 | Celebrate the start of festival season with entertainment on two stages + your ticket includes one drink voucher for craft beer.
  • Beautify Beaman | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Beaman Park Nature Center | Free | Projects will be available throughout the park including trash pick-up + invasive plant removal.
  • Wild Mommas | Sat., May 7 | 10-11 a.m. | Shelby Bottoms Nature Center | Free | Join wildlife rehabilitators on a short walk through the park to look for signs of motherhood in the wild.
  • Family Program: Songwriting 101 Workshop | Sat., May 7 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | Cost of admission | Music professional Adam Ollendorff will teach attendees about songwriting and the group will write a song together.
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Norfolk Tides | Sat., May 7 | 6:35 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $15+ | Batter up. Come cheer on the Sounds. ⚾
  • Mary Poppins | Sat., May 7 | 2 p.m. + 7:30 p.m. | TPAC, James K. Polk Theater | $50+ | Get Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious during this classic musical. 🎭
  • Oklahoma! | Sat., May 7 | 2 p.m. + 8 p.m. | TPAC, Andrew Jackson Hall | $40+ | Watch the curtains open on Daniel Fish’s modern reinterpretation of the musical. 🎭
  • Cinco de Mayo Weekend Fiesta | Sat., May 7 | 12-10 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall, Skydeck | Free+ | Grab nachos + specialty margaritas and celebrate with all-day entertainment.
  • Love and Soul on the River | Sat., May 7 | 4 p.m. | Riverfront Park | $55+ | The lineup of performances includes Raheem DeVaughn, The Hamiltones, Big Daddy Kane, and Rashaan Patterson. 🎵
  • Nashville Margarita Festival | Sat., May 7 | 6-9 p.m. | oneC1TY, 8 City Blvd. | $25+ | Vote for your favorite of 15 local margarita samples at this 9th annual event.
  • Mother’s Day Shopping Event | Sat., May 7 | 11 a.m. | The Marketplace in East Nashville, 400 Davidson St. | Find a gift for the moms in your life at this event with 75+ vendors, a DIY bouquet station, and a kids card-making station.
  • Margaritaville Run | Sat., May 7 | 7 a.m. | Nissan Stadium + Margaritaville Hotel Nashville | $65 | Enjoy a pre-race runner happy hour and post-race entertainment for this 5K run — or walk.
  • Alchemy Opening Reception | Sat., May 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Turnip Green Creative Reuse, 407 Houston St. | Donation | Enjoy the opening night of this May Green Gallery exhibition, featuring the artwork of Mark Jones and Noel Blackmire.
  • Kentucky Derby Party | Sat., May 7 | 4 p.m. | Zeppelin, 505 3rd Ave. N. | Free | Come dressed in your finest derby attire to watch the race and enjoy food + drink specials. 🐎
  • Tennessee Craft Fair | Fri., May 6-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Centennial Park | Free | Browse plenty of work from crafty vendors + artists at the 51st Annual Spring event. 🎨
  • Barrique Brewing One Year Anniversary | Fri., May 6-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Barrique Brewing and Blending, 30 Oldham St. | Party with Barrique Brewing to celebrate one year of business.
  • Franklin Makers Market | Sat., May 7 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Westhaven Lake, 1001 Westhaven Blvd., Franklin | Free | Shop from 50+ local artisans + nearby restaurants will be set up selling food and drinks.
  • Run For the Rosés: Kentucky Derby Viewing Day | Sat., May 7 | 3-7 p.m. | The Hampton Social, 201 1st Ave. S. | Free+ | Watch the Kentucky Derby dressed in your finest derby gear while sipping on $10 Rosé Mint Juleps.
  • Derby Party at Gertie’s Bar | Sat., May 7 | 4-6:15 p.m. | The 404 Kitchen, 507 12th Ave. S. | $60+ | Tickets include unlimited appetizers + 2 drinks. Tickets are also available for a three-course dinner afterwards.
  • Meet An Arabian Horse | Sat., May 7 | 12-5 p.m. | Ascada Arabians Equine Excellence, 8606 Guthrie Ct., Cross Plains | Free+ | Celebrate Meet An Arabian Month with demos, a tack sale benefiting Safe Harbor Sanctuary + more. 🐴
  • Clothes for a Cause | Sat., May 7 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Trinity Community Commons, 204 E. Trinity Lane | Donation | Take home whatever you can fit into the provided bag at this pop-up clothing boutique benefiting the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund, the Harriet Tubman House, and the Mary Parish Center.
  • Kite Fest | Sat., May 7 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Mill Ridge Park, 12965 Old HIckory Blvd., Antioch | Free | Bring a blanket or chair to watch the kites soar or try to fly your own with free kites and flying tutorials provided.

Sunday, May 8

  • Lit and Fit Brunch | Sun., May 8 | 9:30 a.m. | Flamingo Cocktail Club, 509 Houston St. | $20 | Enjoy a Vinyasa-style yoga flow + mimosas. 🥂
  • BLKBOK | Sun., May 8 | 6:30 p.m. | City Winery, The Lounge | $18+ | Enjoy a performance by the Detroit-born pianist. 
  • Creative Zone: Cool Trading Cards | Sun., May 8 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | Free+ | Invent your own trading cards during this hands-on program.
  • Plaza Mariachi Flea Market | Sun., May 8 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi | Cost of purchase | Shop for fruits, vegetables, clothing, and other items. 🥬
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Norfolk Tides | 2:05 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $15+ | Batter up. Come cheer on the Sounds. ⚾
  • Mary Poppins | Sun., May 8 | 2 p.m. | TPAC, James K. Polk Theater | $50+ | Get Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious during this classic musical. 🎭
  • Oklahoma! | Sun., May 8 | 1 p.m. + 6:30 p.m. | TPAC, Andrew Jackson Hall | $40+ | Watch the curtains open on Daniel Fish’s modern reinterpretation of the musical. 🎭
  • Yolanda Adams with the Nashville Symphony | Sun., May 8 | 7:30 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $55+ | The Grammy-winning gospel singer will perform a special Mother’s Day show with the Nashville Symphony and a full gospel choir.
  • Nashville SC vs. Real Salt Lake | Sun., May 8 | 4 p.m. | GEODIS Park | $15+ | Experience the brand new stadium while cheering on Nashville SC. ⚽
  • Tennessee Craft Fair | Fri., May 6-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Centennial Park | Free | Browse plenty of work from crafty vendors + artists at the 51st Annual Spring event.
  • Barrique Brewing One Year Anniversary | Fri., May 6-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Barrique Brewing and Blending, 30 Oldham St. | Party with Barrique Brewing to celebrate one year of business.
  • Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch | Sun., May 8 | 3-5 p.m. | Anzie Blue, 2111 Belcourt Ave. | $25 | Your ticket includes one free cocktail during this special Sunday brunch. 
  • Clothes for a Cause | Sun., May 8 | 12-4 p.m. | Trinity Community Commons, 204 E. Trinity Lane | Donation | Take home whatever you can fit into the provided bag at this pop-up clothing boutique benefiting the Neighbors Helping Neighbors Fund, the Harriet Tubman House, and the Mary Parish Center.

Monday, May 9-Sunday, May 15

Monday, May 9

  • Primus | Mon., May 9 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $35 | The group is paying homage to rock band Rush with “A Tribute to Kings” tour. 🎵
  • The Round Downtown | Mon., May 9 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall | Free | Sip on discounted drinks while listening to performances by local songwriters. 🎤
  • The HU | Mon., May 9 | 8 p.m. | Cannery Ballroom | $28.50+ | The Mongolian band will be joined by The Haunt.
  • Poetry Slam | Mon., May 9 | 7 p.m. | Twin Kegs II, 327 Hermitage Ave. | Free | Showcase your latest work or come to enjoy the poetry of other locals. 🎤
  • New Material Monday | Mon., May 9 | 7 p.m. | Zanies Nashville | $10 | This weekly series gives comedians the stage to work out new jokes and stories.

Tuesday, May 10

  • Olivia Rodrigo | Tues., May 10 | 8 p.m. | Opry House | $49.50+ | The artist — who just won three awards from the 64th annual Grammys — will be performing on her “SOUR” tour.
  • Colors of Spring | Tues., May 10 | 10-11 a.m. | Beaman Park Nature Center | Free | Kids are invited to search for colors in nature led by the nature center staff.
  • 2022 Clio Music Awards | Tues., May 10 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Mercy Lounge | $25+ | The event celebrates the best in music marketing and music use in advertising.
  • Born Ruffians | Tues., May 10 | 8 p.m. | The High Watt | $15 | The Toronto-based band is coming to Nashville on their “Juice, Squeeze, and Pulp” tour. 🎵
  • Stick Figure | Tues., May 10 | 8:30 p.m. | Marathon Music Works | $39.50+ | The band will be joined by The Elovaters.
  • Electric Relaxation | Tues., May 10 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Bar Sovereign, 514 Rep. John Lewis Way S. | Free | This weekly gathering of the community includes a live DJ set, drink specials, food + a vintage pop-up. ⚡
  • Ultimate Comedy Open Mic Night | Tues., May 10 | 7:30-11 p.m. | The East Room | Free | Enjoy free comedy every Tuesday night + get there before 8 p.m. to put your name in the hat for trying out your own jokes on stage. 🎤
  • Davidson Reserve Blend Your Own Bottle Experience | Tues., May 10 | 6 p.m. | Pennington Distilling Co., 900 44th Ave. N. | $200+ | Guests are invited to sample whiskey, bourbon, and rye to create their own blend + tickets also include a catered dinner, cocktails, and a personalized engraved Davidson Reserve bottle.

Wednesday, May 11

  • LP | Wed., May 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $25+ | The singer-songwriter will perform with special guest Nick Leng. 🎵
  • John Mullins and Friends | Wed., May 11 | 7 p.m. | City Winery, The Lounge | $10+ | Come listen to the Nashville-based singer + others share their music.
  • Boulet Brothers Dragula | Wed., May 11 | 8 p.m. | Cannery Ballroom | $39.50 | The duo will perform alongside some of the “supermonsters” from Season Four in this horror drag show.
  • The Palms | Wed., May 11 | 8 p.m. | The High Watt | $12+ | Dance along to songs by this band hailing from Los Angeles.
  • Regi Wooten and Friends | Wed., May 11 | 9-11:15 p.m. | Rudy’s Jazz Room | $15+ | Enjoy a dynamic performance by Wooten — who formed his first band with his brothers at only ten years old. 🎵
  • Still Woozy | Wed., May 11 | 8 p.m. | Marathon Music Works | $55+ | The artist — who writes, records, and produces all his own music — is stopping in Nashville on his “If This Isn’t Nice” tour.

Thursday, May 12

  • Don McLean | Thurs., May 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $19.71+ | Join the artist on his 50th Anniversary “American Pie” tour. 🥧
  • Phil Vassar | Thurs., May 12 | 8 p.m. | City Winery | $60+ | Jam out to music by the country music star. 🎵
  • Creek Walk | Thurs., May 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Warner Park Nature Center | Free | Go on an adventure to explore the creek habitat during this guided walk. 🌳
  • Thursday Night Out | Thurs., May 12 | 5-9 p.m. | Cheekwood Estate and Gardens | Cost of admission | Start your weekend a bit early with music, food, and fun in the garden. 🎉
  • Opry Country Classics | Thurs., May 12 | 7 p.m. | Opry House | $55+ | Experience a night of country music artists including The Gatlin Brothers, The Malpass Brothers, and Chuck Mead.
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | Thurs., May 12 | 7 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $40+ | Watch the movie on the big screen accompanied by Nicholas Hooper’s score in concert.

Friday, May 13

  • New Kids On The Block | Fri., May 13 | 8 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $18.15+ | NKOTB is coming to Nashville on “The Mixtape” tour with special guests Salt N Pepa, Rick Astley, and En Vogue.
  • Orville Peck | Fri., May 13 | 8 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $30+ | The country music artist is performing on his “Bronco” tour.
  • Pokey LaFarge | Fri., May 13 | 8 p.m. | City Winery | $20+ | Enjoy a performance by the Illinois-born singer-songwriter. 🎵
  • Heather’s Heath Hike | Fri., May 13 | 12:30-4 p.m. | Beaman Park Nature Center | Free | Embark on the 7.5-mile Laurel Woods Trail and look for members of the Heath family of plants. 🌿
  • Dean Lewis | Fri., May 13 | 8 p.m. | Marathon Music Works | $27.50+ | Jam out to the artist’s music on his “Sad Boi Winter Summer” Tour. 🎵
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | Fri., May 13 | 7 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $40+ | Watch the movie on the big screen accompanied by Nicholas Hooper’s score in concert.

Saturday, May 14

  • Nashville Rosé Festival | Sat., May 14 | 3-7 p.m. | East Park, 700 Woodland St. | $20+ | The festival will include samples of 100+ Rosé wines, other libations, a live DJ, food truck fare, and lawn games. 🍷
  • The Astral Project Out of Body Experience | Sat.,May 14-Sun. May 15 | Times vary | Further Farms, 4700 Eatons Creek Rd. | $80+ | The two-day camping festival will feature interactive art and a variety of musicians. 🎵
  • Wellness Immersion Weekend | Sat.,May 14-Sun. May 15 | Times vary | Cheekwood Estate and Gardens | Cost of admission | Take some time for self-care at Cheekwood with yoga classes, workshops, wellness vendors + more.
  • Who Are These Podcasts? | Sat., May 14 | 1 p.m. | City Winery | $20+ | The podcast that roasts other podcasts will record in front of a live audience.
  • Explore with a Naturalist | Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Warner Park Nature Center | Drop in to learn more about Warner Park’s nature with a Naturalist. 🌳
  • Paddling Around Nashville | Sat., May 14 | 2-4 p.m. | Shelby Bottoms Nature Center | Free | Learn about kayaking, canoeing, and SUP options in the Nashville area to help plan your next paddling adventure.
  • Family Program: Stained Glass Suncatchers | Sat., May 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | Free+ | Young artists can create their own suncatchers, inspired by the stained-glass windows at Ryman Auditorium. ☀️
  • Aly and AJ | Sat., May 14 | 8 p.m. | Marathon Music Works | $29.50+ | The sisters are performing after the release of their first album in 14 years.
  • Emerald Ball | Sat., May 14 | 5 p.m.-12 a.m. | Fable Lounge, 114 28th Ave. N. | $25 | This decadent event will revolve around Chartreuse liqueurs. 🍾
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | Sat., May 14 | 7 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $40+ | Watch the movie on the big screen accompanied by Nicholas Hooper’s score in concert.

Sunday, May 15

  • ALIAS Spring Concert 20th Season | Sun., May 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eastwood Christian Church, 1601 Eastland Ave. | Suggested donation | Join ALIAS Chamber Ensemble for a concert of three chamber works.
  • Lit and Fit Brunch | Sun., May 15 | 9:30 a.m. | Flamingo Cocktail Club, 509 Houston St. | $20 | Enjoy a Vinyasa-style yoga flow + mimosas. 🥂
  • The Astral Project Out of Body Experience | Sat.,May 14-Sun. May 15 | Times vary | Further Farms, 4700 Eatons Creek Rd. | $80+ | The two-day camping festival will feature interactive art and a variety of musicians. 🎵
  • Wellness Immersion Weekend | Sat.,May 14-Sun. May 15 | Times vary | Cheekwood Estate and Gardens | Cost of admission | Take some time for self-care at Cheekwood with yoga classes, workshops, wellness vendors + more.
  • Glenn Jones | Sun., May 15 | 7 p.m. | City Winery | $30+ | The artist’s single “Love By Design” reached Billboard Smooth Jazz Charts’ No. 1 Most Added Smooth Jazz Vocal Record In The Nation. 🎵
  • Plaza Mariachi Flea Market | Sun., May 15 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi | Cost of purchase | Shop for fruits, vegetables, clothing, and other items. 🥬
  • C.S. Lewis’ The Great Divorce | Sun., May 15 | 3 p.m. | TPAC, James K. Polk Theater | $49+ | Enjoy this reenactment of the author’s imaginative story. 🎭
  • Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince | Sun., May 15 | 2 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $40+ | Watch the movie on the big screen accompanied by Nicholas Hooper’s score in concert.
  • The Leetist Presents Video Game Trivia | Sun., May 15 | 4-6 p.m. | The Vic, 2512 Gallatin Ave. | Free | The hosts of the video game podcast will host this trivia event.
  • Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Sound Bath | Sun., May 15 | 7-8 p.m. | 1106 3rd Ave. S. | $33 | Celebrate May’s full Flower Moon and total lunar eclipse with a healing sound bath.

Monday, May 16-Sunday, May 22

Monday, May 16

  • GZA | Mon., May 16 | 8 p.m. | City Winery | $30+ | This founding member of the Wu-Tang Clan will be performing live.
  • Re-Evolution | Mon., May 16 | 6-8:15 p.m. | Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves St. | $12+ | Enjoy a live performance by the group with music influenced by traditional and classic jazz.
  • The Round Downtown | Mon., May 16 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall | Free | Sip on discounted drinks while listening to performances by local songwriters. 🎤
  • Sarah and the Sundays | Mon., May 16 | 7 p.m. | The Basement | $12+ | The group will be joined by Juniper. 🎵
  • Poetry Slam | Mon., May 16 | 7 p.m. | Twin Kegs II, 327 Hermitage Ave. | Free | Showcase your latest work or come to enjoy the poetry of other locals. 🎤
  • New Material Monday | Mon., May 16 | 7 p.m. | Zanies Nashville | $10 | This weekly series gives comedians the stage to work out new jokes and stories.
  • Music City Celebrity Golf Tournament | Mon., May 16 | 11 a.m. | Hermitage Golf Course, President’s Reserve, 3939 Old HIckory Blvd. | Prices vary | Put together a team to play golf, enjoy food, win prizes + more at this tournament benefiting Folds of Honor. ⛳

Tuesday, May 17

  • The Carole King and James Taylor Show | Tues., May 17 | 8 p.m. | City Winery | $15+ | Phoebe Katis and Dan Clews will bring the audience on a musical journey through the careers of King and Taylor. 🎵
  • Hike the Mossy Ridge | Tues., May 17 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Warner Park Nature Center | Free | Lace up your hiking boots for this 4.5-mile trail which has been listed as one of the seven best hikes in the US.
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Louisville Bats | Tues., May 17 | 6:35 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $15+ | Batter up. Come cheer on the Sounds. ⚾
  • Electric Relaxation | Tues., May 17 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Bar Sovereign, 514 Rep. John Lewis Way S. | Free | This weekly gathering of the community includes a live DJ set, drink specials, food + a vintage pop-up. ⚡
  • Grand Ole Opry | Tues., May 17 | 7 p.m. | Opry House | $60+ | This week’s show will feature Dailey and Vincent, Kameron Marlowe, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils + more.
  • Ultimate Comedy Open Mic Night | Tues., May 17 | 7:30-11 p.m. | The East Room | Free | Enjoy free comedy every Tuesday night + get there before 8 p.m. to put your name in the hat for trying out your own jokes on stage. 🎤

Wednesday, May 18

  • Justin Bieber | Wed., May 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $219+ | Calling all Beliebers: The artist is coming to Nashville on his “Justice World Tour.” This event was rescheduled from May 17, 2022.
  • Ray LaMontagne | Wed., May 18 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $59.50+ | The artist is touring for his “MONOVISION” album with fellow artist, Sierra Ferrell. 🎵
  • The Pineapple Thief | Wed., May 18 | 7:30 p.m. | City Winery | $30+ | The show will feature Gavin Harrison.
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Louisville Bats | Wed., May 18 | 6:35 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $15+ | Batter up. Come cheer on the Sounds. ⚾
  • Foy Vance | Wed., May 18 | 8 p.m. | TPAC, James K. Polk Theater | $29.50+ | The singer-songwriter is touring for his “Signs of Life” album. 🎵
  • Peppa Pig’s Adventure | Wed., May 18 | 6 p.m. | TPAC, Andrew Jackson Hall | $30+ | Bring kids to follow along for this live musical featuring Peppa on a camping trip with her friends. 
  • Regi Wooten and Friends | Wed., May 18 | 9-11:15 p.m. | Rudy’s Jazz Room | $15+ | Enjoy a dynamic performance by Wooten — who formed his first band with his brothers at only ten years old. 🎵
  • Nashville SC vs. CF Montreal | Wed., May 18 | 7:30 p.m. | GEODIS Park | $21+ | Experience the brand new stadium while cheering on Nashville SC. ⚽
  • Books & Bikes For All – Program Launch | Wed., May 18 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Main Library, 615 Church St. | Free | Nashville BCycle + Nashville Public Library are launching a new pass program that makes borrowing a pedal-assist electric bike free at three branches.*

Thursday, May 19

  • George Thorogood and the Destroyers | Thurs., May 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium |  $39.50+ | If you’re “Bad to the Bone” join Thorogood on his tour celebrating 45 Years of Rock. 🎵
  • Thursday Night Out | Thurs., May 19 | 5-9 p.m. | Cheekwood Estate and Gardens | Cost of admission | Start your weekend a bit early with music, food, and fun in the garden. 🎉
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Louisville Bats | Thurs., May 19 | 6:35 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $15+ | Batter up. Come cheer on the Sounds. ⚾
  • Get The Led Out: The American Led Zeppelin | Thurs., May 19 | 7:30 p.m. | TPAC, James K. Polk Theater | $29.50+ | The six-member group is dedicated to bringing the music of Led Zeppelin to the concert stage.
  • Alexisonfire | Thurs., May 19 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl | $41+ | Rock out to the group that Rolling Stones says “put Canadian post-hardcore on the map.”
  • Brave New Works Lab | Thurs., May 19-Sat., May 21 | 8 p.m. | OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir. | $15+ | Watch four performance pieces that give a glimpse into the creative experimentation of local artists.
  • Ballet Extravaganza | Thurs., May 19 | 7 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $25+ | The Nashville Ballet will collaborate with the Nashville Symphony for a performance of Copland’s “Billy the Kid” and Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.”

Friday, May 20

  • The Wailers | Fri., May 20 | 8 p.m. | City Winery | $25+ | Immerse yourself in the music of this legendary reggae band. 🎵
  • FYI Naturalist Workshop: Learn the Language of Birds | Fri., May 20 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Warner Park Nature Center | Free | Learn to distinguish different birds by their songs + calls during this in-depth session. 🐦
  • Full Moon Pickin’ Party | Fri., May 20 | 6-10 p.m. | Warner Park Nature Center | $25 | Enjoy bluegrass music, food truck fare, craft beer + more. 🪕
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Louisville Bats | Fri., May 20 | 6:35 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $15+ | Batter up. Come cheer on the Sounds. ⚾
  • Tig Notaro: Hello Again | Fri. May 20 | 7 p.m. | TPAC, James K. Polk Theater | $39.50+ | Laugh along with the Emmy and Grammy nominated stand-up comedian.
  • Brave New Works Lab | Thurs., May 19-Sat., May 21 | 8 p.m. | OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir. | $15+ | Watch four performance pieces that give a glimpse into the creative experimentation of local artists.
  • Nashville Margarita Festival | Fri., May 20 | 6-9 p.m. | oneC1TY, 8 City Blvd. | $25+ | Vote for your favorite of 15 local margarita samples at this 9th annual event.
  • Ballet Extravaganza | Fri., May 20 | 8 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $25+ | The Nashville Ballet will collaborate with the Nashville Symphony for a performance of Copland’s “Billy the Kid” and Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.”

Saturday, May 21

  • Tennessee Whiskey Trail Experience | Sat., May 21 | 5-9 p.m. | Nissan Stadium | $79+ | Additional tickets can also be purchased for educational whiskey workshops being held 1-5 p.m. before the main event. 🥃
  • Kid Rock | Sat., May 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $192 | Jam out to the artist’s music on his “Bad Reputation” tour. 🎵
  • Makers Market | Sat., May 21 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | 1204 Elmwood Ave. | Free+ | Big Plans Holdings will host this monthly market to browse local vendors.
  • Late Bloomer Album Release Party | Sat., May 21 | 1-5 p.m. | Frist Art Museum | $15+ | Twigz is celebrating her first solo album with drinks, music, dancing, and special guest performances.
  • Picnic at the Proctor Barn | Sat., May 21 | 12-2 p.m. | Beaman Park Nature Center | Free | BYOP: bring your own picnic to this family-friendly event complete with lawn games and barn tours.
  • Family Program: Musical Instrument Petting Zoo | Sat., May 21 | 1-3 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame | Cost of admission | Young musicians can come learn from a professional musician, then explore new + familiar instruments. 🎺
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Louisville Bats | Sat., May 21 | 6:35 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $15+ | Batter up. Come cheer on the Sounds. ⚾
  • Desegregating Nashville’s Food Scene: An Anti-Racism Brunch and Dialogue Series | Sat., May 21 | 12-2 p.m. | Yay-Yay’s, 1821 Jefferson St. | $50+ | The third symposium in the series is “Practice Radical Hospitality: How To Truly Welcome All.”
  • The Johnson Files Improv Show | Sat., May 21 | 7:30 p.m. | TPAC, James K. Polk Theater | $31.50+ | Watch Shaun Johnson perform on the spot during this performance.
  • Nashville SC vs. Atlanta United FC | Sat., May 21 | 6:30 p.m. | GEODIS Park | $28+ | Experience the brand new stadium while cheering on Nashville SC. ⚽
  • Brave New Works Lab | Thurs., May 19-Sat., May 21 | 8 p.m. | OZ Arts, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cir. | $15+ | Watch four performance pieces that give a glimpse into the creative experimentation of local artists.
  • COVE Yoga Workshop | Sat., May 21 | 10 a.m. | Turnip Green Creative Reuse, 407 Houston St. | Donation | Enjoy a 75-minute yoga flow surrounded by the yoga instructor’s art in the Green Gallery.
  • Ballet Extravaganza | Sat., May 21 | 8 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $25+ | The Nashville Ballet will collaborate with the Nashville Symphony for a performance of Copland’s “Billy the Kid” and Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.”
  • Bellevue Community Picnic | Sat., May 21 | 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. | Bellevue Middle School Recreational Field, 655 Colice Jeanne Rd. | Free | This event is not your average picnic: There will be rides, food trucks, inflatables, entertainment, crafts + more.

Sunday, May 22

  • Lit and Fit Brunch | Sun., May 22 | 9:30 a.m. | Flamingo Cocktail Club, 509 Houston St. | $20 | Enjoy a Vinyasa-style yoga flow + mimosas. 🥂
  • Neal McCoy | Sun., May 22 | 3 p.m. | Cumberland Caverns, 1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd., McMinnville | $55+ | Enjoy a show by the artist in a natural amphitheater 333 ft underground.
  • Webb Wilder and the Beatnecks | Sun., May 22 | 7 p.m. | City Winery | $15 | Enjoy Wilder’s rock and roll live in concert. 🎵
  • Plaza Mariachi Flea Market | Sun., May 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi | Cost of purchase | Shop for fruits, vegetables, clothing, and other items. 🥬
  • Nashville Sounds vs. Louisville Bats | Sun., May 22 | 2:05 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $15+ | Batter up. Come cheer on the Sounds. ⚾
  • Sum 41 and Simple Plan | Sun., May 22 | 7 p.m. | Marathon Music Works | $35.75+ | The two bands are joining forces for The “Blame Canada” tour.
  • Ballet Extravaganza | Sun., May 22 | 2 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $25+ | The Nashville Ballet will collaborate with the Nashville Symphony for a performance of Copland’s “Billy the Kid” and Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.”

Monday, May 23-Sunday, May 29

Monday, May 23

  • Lauren Monroe | Mon., May 23 | 7 p.m. | City Winery, The Lounge | $15+ | Sing along to the artist’s latest single “Kiss Me Now” at this live show.
  • Re-Evolution | Mon., May 23 | 6-8:15 p.m. | Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves St. | $12+ | Enjoy a live performance by the group with music influenced by traditional and classic jazz.
  • The Round Downtown | Mon., May 23 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall | Free | Sip on discounted drinks while listening to performances by local songwriters. 🎤
  • Willy Tea Taylor and Jeffrey Martin | Mon., May 23 | 9 p.m. | The Basement | $12+ | Enjoy performances by both musicians. 🎵
  • Poetry Slam | Mon., May 23 | 7 p.m. | Twin Kegs II, 327 Hermitage Ave. | Free | Showcase your latest work or come to enjoy the poetry of other locals. 🎤

Tuesday, May 24

  • Joss Stone | Tues., May 24 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $49+ | Special guest KT Tunstall will also perform.
  • Gabriel Kahane | Tues., May 24 | 7 p.m. | City Winery | $20+ | The show will also include performances by Paul Kowert and Brittany Haas. 🎶
  • Beach Bunny | Tues., May 24 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl | $25+ | Dance it out to the band’s debut album “Honeymoon.”
  • Catacombs and Comedians | Tues., May 24 | 7 p.m. | Zanies Nashville | $10 | This mythical show can be described as stand-up comedy meets Dungeons and Dragons.
  • Kings Kaleidoscope | Tues., May 24 | 8 p.m. | 3rd and Lindsley | $25 | Enjoy a performance by the Seattle-based alternative rock band. 🎵
  • Electric Relaxation | Tues., May 24 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Bar Sovereign, 514 Rep. John Lewis Way S. | Free | This weekly gathering of the community includes a live DJ set, drink specials, food + a vintage pop-up. ⚡
  • Ultimate Comedy Open Mic Night | Tues., May 24 | 7:30-11 p.m. | The East Room | Free | Enjoy free comedy every Tuesday night + get there before 8 p.m. to put your name in the hat for trying out your own jokes on stage. 🎤

Wednesday, May 25

  • Regi Wooten and Friends | Wed., May 25 | 9-11:15 p.m. | Rudy’s Jazz Room | $15+ | Enjoy a dynamic performance by Wooten — who formed his first band with his brothers at only ten years old. 🎵
  • Foxy Shazam | Wed., May 25 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl | $25+ | The band will be joined by Jigsaw Youth. 🎶
  • And Then We Had Sex Podcast | Wed., May 25 | 7 p.m. | Zanies Nashville | $25+ | Listen to a live podcast episode with its hosts, Kristen Sivills and J-Rod Tanner.
  • Prohibition with the Nashville Symphony | Wed., May 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $50+ | Get transported back to the Roaring 20’s during this night of classic jazz.
  • The War on Drugs | Wed., May 25 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $40+ | For every ticket purchased, $1 will be donated to Partners In Health.
  • The Back 9 Sessions | Wed., May 25 | 7 p.m. | The Cowan at Topgolf, 500 Cowan St. | Free | An all-new writer’s round — partnered with Wags and Walks Nashville — featuring giveaways and special guests.

Thursday, May 26

  • Albert Cummings | Thurs., May 26 | 7 p.m. | City Winery, The Lounge | $30+ | Come listen to the artist perform live, including songs off his latest album “TEN.” 🎵
  • Thursday Night Out | Thurs., May 26 | 5-9 p.m. | Cheekwood Estate and Gardens | Cost of admission | Start your weekend a bit early with music, food, and fun in the garden. 🎉
  • Max and Iggor Cavalera | Thurs., May 26 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl | $29.50+ | The artists are coming to Nashville on their “Return Beneath Arise” tour.
  • Leslie Odom, Jr. with the Nashville Symphony | Thurs., May 26 | 7 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $47+ | The Tony and Grammy Award-winning star will join forces with the Nashville Symphony for a night of jazz and Broadway hits. 
  • Bonnie Raitt | Thurs., May 26 | 8 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $59.50+ | The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee will be performing with special guest Lucinda Williams. 🎵
  • BreakFest | Thurs., May 26 | 3:30 p.m. | The Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd. | $44.99+ | Donut miss out on this year’s third annual breakfast-themed musical festival. 🍳
  • Ladies Night | Thurs., May 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Lane Motor Museum, 702 Murfreesboro Pike | Free | Learn about maintaining your car + gain free museum admission. Registration is required.

Friday, May 27

  • Bombino | Fri., May 27 | 8 p.m. | City Winery | $20+ | The Nigerien Taureg singer-songwriter pairs vocals in his native language with desert blues music.
  • Janis Ian | Fri., May 27 | 8 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, CMA Theater | $39.50+ | The Grammy-winning artist will perform on her “Celebrating Our Years Together” tour. 🎵
  • Weird Al Yankovic | Fri., May 27 | 8 p.m. | The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Rd., Pelham | $79.50+ | The artist will perform underground with special guest Emo Philips.
  • Leslie Odom, Jr. with the Nashville Symphony | Fri., May 27 | 8 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $47+ | The Tony and Grammy Award-winning star will join forces with the Nashville Symphony for a night of jazz and Broadway hits. 🎶
  • Latin Night at Music City Food Truck Park | Fri., May 27 | 6-10 p.m. | The Marketplace in East Nashville, 400 Davidson St. | $5 | Enjoy food, drinks, music, and dancing at this outdoor party.
  • Obi-Wan Kenobi Premiere Screening | Fri., May 27 | 5-10 p.m. | Land of a Thousand Hills Coffee, 7113 Charlotte Pike | $15+ | Bring your own seating to kick back and watch the premiere episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi + there will be Star Wars trivia and other themed activities. 📽️

Saturday, May 28

  • Sigur Rós | Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $79.50+ | Enjoy a performance by the Icelandic band — who has released six number one hits in their home country. 🎵
  • Soul Food Poetry Cafe | Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m. | City Winery | $25+ | This live music and spoken word showcase will feature Twigz, Wolfe, and Neci.
  • Morning Bird Walk | Sat., May 28 | 9-11 a.m. | Shelby Bottoms Nature Center | Free | Search for birds on this guided walk through Shelby Park and Bottoms — which is an Audubon society-designated “important Bird Area.”
  • Family Program: City Lights Skyline Painting | Sat., May 28 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | Free+ | Create your own skyline using watercolors and crayons. 🎨
  • Brett Dennen | Sat., May 28 | 3 p.m. | Cumberland Caverns, 1437 Cumberland Caverns Rd., McMinnville | $40+ | Enjoy a show by the artist in a natural amphitheater 333 ft underground. 🎵
  • Weird Al Yankovic | Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m. | The Caverns, 555 Charlie Roberts Rd., Pelham | $79.50+ | The artist will perform underground with special guest Emo Philips.
  • Leslie Odom, Jr. with the Nashville Symphony | Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $47+ | The Tony and Grammy Award-winning star will join forces with the Nashville Symphony for a night of jazz and Broadway hits.
  • Mysteries and Illusions Show | Sat., May 28 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Filming Station, 501 8th Ave. S. | $40+ | Enjoy sleight-of-hand magic + interactive illusions by award-winning magician Jason Michaels.
  • Water Lantern Festival | Sat., May 28 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | Centennial Park | $25.99+ | Your ticket includes a floating lantern kit with an LED candle for you to decorate a lantern to set afloat.
  • “A Work in Progress” Pop-Up | Sat., May 28 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Turnip Green Creative Reuse, 407 Houston St. | Donation | Head to this gallery pop-up show to view and buy artwork by Taria Person and Jamal Keesee.

Sunday, May 29

  • Lit and Fit Brunch | Sun., May 29 | 9:30 a.m. | Flamingo Cocktail Club, 509 Houston St. | $20 | Enjoy a Vinyasa-style yoga flow + mimosas. 🥂
  • Weird Al Yankovic | Sun., May 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $45+ | The artist will perform with special guest Emo Philips.
  • Sondre Lerche | Sun., May 29 | 8 p.m. | City Winery | $15+ | Experience the Norwegian singer-songwriter’s new double album “Avatars of Love” live.
  • Creative Zone: Hip Hats | Sun., May 29 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | Free+ | Bring kids to decorate their own paper hats as an ode to the cowboy hats of country music stars. 
  • Plaza Mariachi Flea Market | Sun., May 29 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi | Cost of purchase | Shop for fruits, vegetables, clothing, and other items. 🥬
  • Memorial Day Takeover | Sun., May 29 | 9 p.m. | Marathon Music Works | $50+ | Hip hop artists Kash Doll + Light Skin Keisha will join L Roy Da Boy to celebrate memorial day. 🎵
  • Chaka Khan | Sun., May 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $50+ | Enjoy a performance by the ten-time Grammy Award winner. 🎵
  • Musician Spotlight: Megan Lynch Chowning | Sun., May 29 | 1-1:45 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | Free+ | Meet Chowning — a national fiddle champion — along with songwriter and instrumentalist Ashby Frank.

Monday, May 30-Tuesday, May 31

Monday, May 30

  • Re-Evolution | Mon., May 30 | 6-8:15 p.m. | Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves St. | $12+ | Enjoy a live performance by the group with music influenced by traditional and classic jazz.
  • The Round Downtown | Mon., May 30 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | Assembly Food Hall | Free | Sip on discounted drinks while listening to performances by local songwriters. 🎤
  • Poetry Slam | Mon., May 30 | 7 p.m. | Twin Kegs II, 327 Hermitage Ave. | Free | Showcase your latest work or come to enjoy the poetry of other locals. 🎤

Tuesday, May 31

  • Electric Relaxation | Tues., May 31 | 8 p.m.-12 a.m. | Bar Sovereign, 514 Rep. John Lewis Way S. | Free | This weekly gathering of the community includes a live DJ set, drink specials, food + a vintage pop-up. ⚡
  • Grand Ole Opry | Tues., May 31 | 7 p.m. | Opry House | $60+ | This week’s performance will feature Bill Anderson, Gary Mule Deer, The Isaacs, Carly Pearce + more.
  • Ultimate Comedy Open Mic Night | Tues., May 31 | 7:30-11 p.m. | The East Room | Free | Enjoy free comedy every Tuesday night + get there before 8 p.m. to put your name in the hat for trying out your own jokes on stage. 🎤