You’ve done your part at the polls and now we know who will represent Metro for the next four years — and that includes Nashville’s next mayor.
Here’s a breakdown of the Sept. 14 Metro Runoff Election, sourced from the Davidson County Election Commission’s unofficial results with 100% of precincts reported.
🗳️ Freddie O’Connell was elected mayor
Freddie O’Connell has been elected mayor after securing 64.3% of the votes. Alice Rolli, his opponent, received 35.7% of the vote. O’Connell has been the council member for District 19 since 2015 and previously served on the Metro Transit Authority’s board. He will be sworn in as the 10th mayor of Metro Nashville.
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Delishia Porterfield, Quin Evans-Segall, Burkley Allen, and Olivia Hill were the top four vote-getters. As a reminder, incumbent Zulfat Suara secured enough votes on Aug. 3 to avoid the runoff.
🗳️ Runoff district council races
Of Nashville’s 35 district council seats, Districts 4, 11, and 29 were undecided in the Aug. 3 election. Here’s the breakdown:
District 4: Mike Cortese (53.4%), Davette Blalock (46.6%)
District 11: Jeff Eslick (50.4%), Eric A. Patton (49.6%)
District 29: Tasha Ellis (62.9%), John Reed (37.1%)
The Nashville Fair | Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Sept. 17 | Times vary | The Fairgrounds Nashville, 401 Wingrove St. | $8+ | Visit the fair in its last weekend for carnival rides, livestock events, contests, music, and more.
Disney On Ice: Find Your Hero | Friday, Sept. 15-Sunday, Sept. 17 | Times vary | Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway | $36+ | The show features characters from “Encanto,” “Tangled,” “Moana,” and other Disney classics.
Saturday, Sept. 16
“Strong Inside” | Saturday, Sept. 16-Sunday, Sept. 17 | 2 p.m. | Nashville Children’s Theatre, 25 Middleton St. | $22.50+ | This original world premiere tells the compelling story of Perry Wallace, who made history as the first African American basketball player in the Southeastern Conference.
BarnRaising Music & Fall Festival | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 12-6 p.m. | Comer Barn, 2310 Nashville Pk., Gallatin | Free+ | The third annual event features musical performances, food trucks, kids activities, and a vendor marketplace.
Hattie Jane’s Creamery Diaper Drive | Sunday, Sept. 17-Saturday, Sept. 30 | Hours vary | Locations vary | Cost of purchase | Organizers are looking for sizes 4, 5, and 6, but all sizes are accepted at each Hattie Jane’s scoop shop — donors will receive 15% off in-store orders.
Monday, Sept. 18
WeGo Travel Training Lunch & Learn | Monday, Sept. 18 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Nashville Public Library, 615 Church St. | Free | Attend this lunch and learn session for public transit tips via WeGo buses and the WeGo Star train — lunch will be provided, but registration is required.
Tuesday, Sept. 19
The “T” Party | Tuesday, Sept. 19 | 12-4 p.m. | The Blue Room at Third Man Records, 623 7th Ave. S. | Free | Nashville’s WNXP and Austin’s KUTX host a variety on Tennessee and Texas artists.
Clayton & Crume, a company specializing in custom handmade leather products, is expanding to Nashville in late 2024. The Louisville-based biz will occupy 1,900 sqft at The Gilmore, a condo building under construction at 2510 12th Ave. S. (Nashville Business Journal)
The Avett Brothers, Brandi Carlile, Bettye LaVette, and Noah Kahan are just a handful of artists slated to perform at the 22nd annual Americana Honors & Awards next week. The ceremony will stream live via Circle Network’s YouTube channel + in-person tickets are still available.
Dan + Shay announced a Bridgestone Arena show on Thursday, March 21 with special guests Ben Rector + Hailey Whitters. The “Heartbreak On the Map” tour is named after a song on the band’s fifth studio album, “Bigger Houses,” which is out today. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 22.
Move that bus. “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” to be hosted by The Home Edit’s Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin, is accepting nominations for Nashville families. Individuals may also self-nominate via this form.
The Nashville Sounds’ 2023 season is coming to an end. Catch the team at First Horizon Park next week (Tuesday, Sept. 19-Sunday, Sept. 24) for the final homestand of the season against the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp. Get tickets and view the promotions schedule.
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Don’t forget to take your pup out to the ball game on Tuesday. Not only is next week the last Nashville Sounds homestand of the 2023 season, but it’s also the last Tito’s Tail Waggin’ Tuesday of the season.