Plus, a closer look at a new 12 South development.
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🧳 Pack your bags
A unique campsite featuring a camper and bright sculptures
BYOM (bring your own marshmallows) for the firepit. | Photo via Airbnb
We all need a staycation or a trip to a different city from time to time. Whether you’re a Nashvillian feeling a little cooped up or a visitor looking for a special Music City experience, picking the perfect home away from home is crucial.

Choose your ideal digs, pack your bags, and get ready for a memorable getaway.

Artistic sanctuaries

Creature Camp | Ashland City area
Camp where the wild things are with colorful sculptures scattered around the property. The 1963 Shasta camper you’ll be staying in has a full size bed, funky artwork, mini fridge, and more.

Renovated barn with a view | Franklin
Find peace and privacy at this renovated barn with 300-year-old church doors. The home’s north-facing picture windows offer a view of the 6-acre rural property, which is also home to chickens, bunnies, and miniature donkeys.

A unique green cedar hut

Try this: a unique camping vacation underground. | Photo via Airbnb

Farm charm

Forest Gully Farms | Santa Fe
Reservations give you access to all three cedar Gully huts on the secluded property. Spend your stay hiking to the creek and waterfalls, foraging the veggie garden, and hanging out by the firepit.

Pet-friendly property | Goodlettsville
No pet fee is required, and Fido will have treats, bowls, and a fenced yard. There are perks for humans, too — a coffee bar, patio, and cozy furnishings.

Silo farm stay | Mt. Juliet
This converted grain silo has central heat and air, a stocked kitchen, and a winding staircase leading to the bedroom.

A renovated silo with the words "Turner's Grain" on the side with a tractor situated to the right

How often do you get the chance to sleep in a silo? | Photo via Airbnb

As seen on TV

Boat stay featured on “Tennessee Crossroads” | Springfield
No water required for this stay. Step out on the boat deck to overlook the fishing pond or explore the property’s hiking trails.

145-year-old farmhouse | Southeast Nashville
If you missed this 3-bedroom home renovation on the HGTV show “Nashville Flipped,” browse the listing’s photo gallery to marvel over the interior design and vine-covered pergola.
Do you prefer a “do nothing” vacation or a “do something” vacation?

A. Do nothing — I want to relax
B. Do something — Bring on the adventure
Wednesday, Sept. 13
  • Arctic Monkeys | Wednesday, Sept. 13 | 8 p.m. | Ascend Amphitheater, 310 1st Ave. S. | $64.35+ | Jam out to “505,” “Snap Out of It,” and other hits from the English rock group.
Thursday, Sept. 14
  • Music Trivia Night | Thursday, Sept. 14 | 8 p.m. | The Blue Room at Third Man Records, 623 7th Ave. S. | Free | Bring your trivia team for the chance to win tickets to upcoming shows like Bully and 100 gecs.
Friday, Sept. 15
  • African Street Festival | Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Sept. 17 | Times vary | Hadley Park, 1037 28th Ave. N. | Free | This annual festival hosted by the African American Cultural Alliance features dancing, music, shopping, and other activities.
  • Full Moon Pickin’ Party | Friday, Sept. 15 | 6-10 p.m. | Percy Warner Equestrian Barn, 2500 Old Hickory Blvd. | $10+ | Enjoy live bluegrass, local food trucks, cold brews, and more at this music series.
Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Music City Limited Excursion | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 3-7:30 p.m. | Tennessee Central Railway Museum, 220 Willow St. | $50.76+ | Hop aboard this exclusive first-class fundraiser train in support of steam locomotive No. 576 restoration efforts.
  • Fall Market | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Basement Marketplace, 14625 Lebanon Rd., Old Hickory | Cost of purchase | A day full of fall fun with local vendors, artisans, and crafters — bring $1 or canned food items for donation.
Sunday, Sept. 17
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News Notes
  • Steam Boys’ fifth Nashville-area location is now open at 412 Harding Pl. Visit the restaurant to try a variety of bao, dumplings, and noodle soups + the boba bar for coffee, signature drinks, and milk or fruit teas. See inside the space.
Coming Soon
  • Condado Tacos is eyeing a spring 2024 opening in Donelson at 2265 Lebanon Pk. The build-your-own taco spot isn’t new to Nashville, having previously opened locations in Capitol View and Cool Springs. Bonus: Watch for weekday happy hour specials. (Nashville Business Journal)
  • The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Girl From the North Country” is travelin’ to Nashville this winter, and single tickets go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. The production (Jan. 30-Feb. 4) reimagines 20 Bob Dylan songs — “Hurricane,” “All Along the Watchtower,” and “Forever Young,” to name a few.
  • Nashville’s Retrograde Coffee and Indiana-based Social Cantina are slated to open in January at Starling, a mixed-use development near First Horizon Park. Expect coffee, pastries, and more from Retrograde, as well as tacos and a tequila bar at Social Cantina. (Nashville Post)
Plan Ahead
  • The Harlem Globetrotters return to Bridgestone Arena for two games on Saturday, Jan. 20. Get ready for an interactive show with slam dunks and trick shots courtesy of Hammer, Torch, and other players. Tickets go on sale Monday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m.
  • Vida Flo is expanding to Fifth + Broadway this fall, marking the company’s fifth Tennessee location. The wellness brand specializes in IV hydration and vitamin infusion.
  • Nashville SC launched a limited-edition clothing series celebrating Nashville’s soccer and art communities — only available at GEODIS Park’s Team Store. See the debut T-shirt featuring Jacob Shaffelburg + stay tuned for future designs.
  • Extra, extra, read all about Taylor Swift. The Tennessean and USA Today are hiring a full-time reporter dedicated to all things Swiftie — including the effect she has across the music and business worlds. (CNBC)
  • Dramatic and moody, yet tranquil and grounded. Are we describing ourselves, or Sherwin-Williams’ Color of the Month for September 2023? Discover the color for your next home project.^
  • Refinance rates are skyrocketing. But home equity rates remain relatively low — which means that now is a great time to borrow against your home. Calculate your payment.*
Fashion is in focus at 12 South Collection
Two-story building under construction with "12 South Collection" and "Coming Soon" on the side of the wall.
Don’t mind the construction — some shops are open and ready for customers. | Photo by NASHtoday
A new mixed-use development — 12 South Collection — is bringing nine fashion-focused shops and two restaurants to 2803 12th Ave. S.

No need to delay, as these four retailers are already open:
The development’s lineup will also include clothing boutiques Hero, Alice and Olivia, and Jenni Kayne, along with Mejuri (jewelry) and Oliver Peoples (sunglasses and eyeglasses). Those businesses will open between now and early next year. Pro tip: Keep an eye on social media for individual grand openings.

Nashville foodies, on the other hand, will have to wait awhile longer for the food and beverage concepts. The to-be-named restaurants are slated to open in the third quarter of 2024.
  • Put your holiday gifting headaches in the past with Six & Main’s gifting quiz. Get the perfect gift for your friends and family with just a few clicks. Start quiz.
  • Kathyphantastic items are perfect for spicing up your wardrobe, water bottle, or fridge. From unique magnets to art prints, shop the collection.
  • The internet’s favorite tumbler — the 40-oz. Stanley Quencher — is in stock in cute colors like pool, jade, and orchid.
  • Love flying first class? Snag an Elite membership from Going and get emailed when first + business class flights are 40-90% off (hello, European vacation).
  • It doesn’t get more luxurious than the Drowsy sleep mask, which is silky smooth on skin and completely light-blocking for the deepest sleep.
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