September PlanAhead: Your September Nashville events calendar

September PlanAhead | Graphic by 6AM City

Happy September, Nashville. 🌸  If you’re anything like us, you’re ecstatic about the cooler nights, football season, and fall 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 the Music City.

All month long

TheBuy

  • Nashville Farmers’ Market | Daily | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | 900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd. | Cost of purchase | Shop a variety of local vendors + artisans, enjoy local food trucks, and peruse plants from Gardens of Babylon. 🍅
  • Plaza Mariachi Flea Market | Every Sunday | 9 a.m.-5 pm. | Plaza Mariachi, 3955 Nolensville Pk. | Cost of purchase | Browse home goods, produce, clothes, tools + more.

Art 

  • The Sculpture of William Edmonson | Thurs., Aug. 12-Sun., Oct. 31 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Cheekwood, 1200 Forest Park Dr. | $13+ | Museum examination of Nashville native William Edmonson’s sculptures 🗿

Family

  • American Currents | Through Sun., Feb. 6 | Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | $25+ | An intrinsic look back at the music + events that helped shape the previous year in country music

TryThis

  • Nashville Nightmare | Sat., Sept. 4-Sat., Nov. 13 | 1016 Madison Sq. | $20+ | A haunted house with unique terrifying experiences + axe throwing and drinks 👻

Active

  • Tai Chi at Sevier Park | Every Wednesday | 10-11 a.m. | Sevier Park, 3021 Lealand Ln. | Free | All levels are welcome to learn the basics of Tai Chi — from breathing exercises to various stances. 

Show

  • East Nash Grass | Every Monday | 6-8 p.m. | Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge, 102 E Palestine Ave. | Free | Live-streamed show with limited in-person seating available 

Sept. 1-5

Wed., Sept. 1

Show 

  • The Cadillac Three | Wed., Sept. 1 | 8 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $30+ | Nashville natives providing a mix of country + rock
  • Wildheart Wednesdays | Wed., Sept. 1 | 6:30 | 3rd & Lindsley, 818 3rd Ave. S. | $12 | Creating a community through stories + song with local songwriters.

TryThis

  • Sunflower Cafe Monthly Meetup | Wed., Sept. 1 | 5-6 p.m. | Sunflower Cafe, 2834 Azalea Pl. | Free | An event for all those interested or participating in a vegan lifestyle 🌱
  • Lighthouse in the Cape | Wed., Sept. 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Painting with a Twist, 206 Indian Lake Blvd. | $38+ | Bring your own snacks and drinks + learn how to paint a piece of art. 🎨

Network

  • Connect East Nashville | Wed., Sept. 1 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | BoomBozz Craft Pizza & Taphouse, 1003 Russell St. | Free | Connect professionals, build relationships, + create business growth in a casual environment.

Kids

  • Preschool Story Time | Wed., Sept. 1 | 10 a.m. + 11 a.m. | John P. Holt Brentwood Library, 8109 Concord Rd., Brentwood | Free | Bring the kids out for a live storytelling + craft.

Thurs., Sept. 2

Show

  • Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival | Thurs., Sept. 2-Sun., Sept. 5 | Times vary | The Bonnaroo Farm | $379+ | This year’s lineup includes Foo Fighters, Megan Thee Stallion, Glass Animals, Lizzo, Tame Impala + Tyler, the Creator. 
  • John Legend | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 8-11 p.m. | Ascend Amphitheater | $39+ | 12-time Grammy Award-winning performer with opening act The War and Treaty 
  • Candlelight: A Tribute to Queen and More | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 7:30 p.m. + 9 p.m. | Historic Eastland, 1108 McKennie Ave. | $30+ | Listeso String Quartet will perform popular songs by Queen by candlelight. 🕯️
  • The Sword | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 8:30 p.m. | Mercy Lounge, 1 Cannery Rd. | $18+ | Performing with Wizard Rifle + Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol
  • WMOT Anniversary Benefit Concert | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 7 p.m. | City Winery, 609 Lafayette St. | $40+ | Featuring Rodney Crowell, Shannon McNally + Carlene Carter

TryThis

  • 48 States Tour | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Greenwood Cemetery, 1428 Elm Hill Pk. | Free | Gravestone preservationist Jonathan Appell will conduct a workshop on how to clean, repair, and reset gravestones and monuments.
  • Moonlight Disco | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 7-10 p.m. | The Pool Club, 1 Music Sq. W. | Free | Beats by DJ Maggie Wells + $25 bottles of rosè 🕺 

Outdoors

  • September Sundown | Thurs., Sept. 2 | 5-9 p.m. | Centennial Park | Free | Performances by Cedric Burnside, Caroline Spence, Brassville, and more

Fri., Sept. 3

TryThis

  • Let’s Dance Goes to the Movies | Fri., Sept. 3 | 6:15-10:30 p.m. | Richland Country Club, 1 Club Dr. | $50+ | Enjoy dinner + dance along to classic and contemporary film soundtracks. 🎥
  • The Yazoo Comedy Hour | Fri., Sept. 3 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Yazoo Brewery, 900 River Bluff Dr. | Free | A standup comedy showcase hosted by Ben Sawyer
  • WATCHHOUSE | Fri., Sept. 3 | 8 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $30+ | North Carolina-based duo formerly known as Mandolin Orange
  • Musician’s Corner September Sundown | Fri., Sept. 3 | 5-9 p.m. | Centennial Park | Free | Performances by Illiterate Light, AJ & the Jiggawatts, and more

Show

  • Dave Chappelle & Joe Rogan | Fri., Sept. 3 | 7-11 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $83+ | Iconic comedians pairing up in Music City 🎤
  • Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival | Thurs., Sept. 2-Sun., Sept. 5 | Times vary | The Bonnaroo Farm | $379+ | This year’s lineup includes Foo Fighters, Megan Thee Stallion, Glass Animals, Lizzo, Tame Impala + Tyler, the Creator. 

WaterCooler

Outdoors

Sat., Sept. 4

TheBuy

  • Music City Market | Sat., Sept. 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Green at JW Marriott, 201 8th Ave. S. | Cost of Purchase | Shop a variety of clothes, home goods, jewelry, beauty products, and more in support of women artisans represented by the Nashville Women’s Collective.🛍️
  • Music City Food Truck Park & Flea Market | Sat., Sept. 4 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Marketplace in East Nashville, 400 Davidson St. | Free | Up to 10 food trucks with live music, drinks, and free parking

TryThis

  • Classic Car Show | Sat., Sept. 4 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Cheekwood Estate & Gardens | $15+ | Peruse classic cars from the early- to mid-20th century. 🚗

Show

  • The Queers | Sat., Sept. 4 | 8 p.m. | Exit/In, 2208 Elliston Pl. | $15+ | Featuring special guests No Loves + Don’t Panic
  • Shuan Cassidy | Sat., Sept. 4 | 8 p.m. | City Winery, 609 Lafayette St. | $52+ | Actor, writer, and pop star performing his classics
  • Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival | Thurs., Sept. 2-Sun., Sept. 5 | Times vary | The Bonnaroo Farm | $379+ | This year’s lineup includes Foo Fighters, Megan Thee Stallion, Glass Animals, Lizzo, Tame Impala + Tyler, the Creator. 

Kids

  • Tennessee Storytime | Sat., Sept. 4 | 10-11 a.m. | Tennessee State Museum | Free | Storytime for ages 3-6 on the museum’s lawn 

Sun., Sept. 5

WaterCooler

  • USA vs. Canada: World Cup Qualifier | Sun., Sept. 5 | 7 p.m. | Nissan Stadium | $40+ | Cheer on the national team as they take on Canada + enjoy a free pre-match concert by Lindsay Ell and Ben Rector outside Nissan Stadium. ⚽

Drink

  • Cocktail Class | Sun., Sept. 5 | 3-4 p.m. | Standard Proof Whiskey Company, 219 5th Ave. N. | $50 | Learn how to create cocktails with various Standard Proof Whiskey products. 🥃

Show

  • Bonnaroo Arts and Music Festival | Thurs., Sept. 2-Sun., Sept. 5 | Times vary | The Bonnaroo Farm | $379+ | This year’s lineup includes Foo Fighters, Megan Thee Stallion, Glass Animals, Lizzo, Tame Impala + Tyler, the Creator. 
  • Liz Cooper | Sun., Sept. 5 | 8 p.m. | 3rd & Lindsley, 818 3rd Ave. S. | $18+ | Featuring the Mango Furs
  • Desi Banks | Sun., Sept. 5 | 7 p.m. | Zanies, 2025 8th Ave. S. | $30+ | Last show of a weekend stand
  • Strawberry Girls | Sun., Sept. 5 | 6:30 p.m. | The End, 2219 Elliston Pl. | $15 | Featuring Andres, Amarionette, Thomas Erak + Tang

Sept. 6-12

Mon., Sept. 6

Active 

  • Whiskey Run Nashville | Mon., Sept. 6 | 7:30 a.m. | 2320 Two Rivers Pkwy. | $40+ | Spend the morning at a half-marathon and 5k run

Arts

  • Music City in Color | Mon., Sept. 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Painting with a Twist, 4009 Charlotte Ave. | $38 | Bring your own snacks + drinks as you learn to paint a work of art

Show

  • Song Suffragettes | Mon., Sept. 6 | 6 p.m. | The Listening Room Cafe, 618 4th Ave. S. | $5 | An all female singer-songwriter band with soulful tunes
  • Summer Send-Off | Mon., Sept. 6 | 7 p.m. | The East Room, 2412 Gallatin Ave. | $10 | Featuring Ele Ivory, Maggie Miles + Abigail Osborn
  • Grateful Monday | Mon., Sept. 6 | 7 p.m. | Acme Feed & Seed, 101 Broadway | Free | Check out the Stolen Faces covering jam band classics

Tues., Sept. 7

TryThis 

Show

  • Candlebox | Tues., Sept. 7 | 8 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $32+ | Featuring the Dead Deads, on their 7th studio album tour
  • Steve Cropper’s 80th Birthday Bash | Tues., Sept. 7 | 7 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $25+ | Celebrating the birthday of legendary musician with an assortment of musical guests
  • Grand Ole Opry | Tues., Sept. 7 | 7 p.m. | Opry House, 2804 Opryland Dr. | $55+| Featuring Brian Bates, Chris Janson + Ashley McBryde

Wed., Sept. 8

TryThis

  • A Weekend in France | Wed., Sept. 8 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | The Kitchen Nashville, 6035 TN-100 | $69 | A demonstration cooking class with Chef Jodi cooking French delicacies

Food 

  • Courvoisier Cognac Dinner | Wed., Sept. 8 | 6:30 p.m. | The Optimist, 1400 Adams St. | $150 | Hosted by iconic Cognac brand, indulge in dinner, cocktails, exclusive tastings + more

WaterCooler

Show 

  • Dirty Fences | Wed. Sept. 8 | 9 p.m. | The 5 Spot, 1006 Forrest Ave. | $10 | Featuring Country Westerners + Night Talkers
  • Kashena Sampson Time Machine Record Release | Wed., Sept. 8 | 8 p.m. | The Basement East, 917 Woodland St. | $10 | Latest record being introduced to the world

Film

  • The Dark Knight | Wed., Sept. 8 | 7 p.m. | Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park | $10+ | 21+ showing with food trucks, craft beer, and a pre-movie DJ set

Thurs., Sept. 9

Family

  • September Sundown | Thurs., Sept. 9 | 5-9 p.m. | Centennial Park | Free | Performances by Kris Allen, Anthony da Costa, and more

Job 

  • Veterans Job Fair | Thurs., Sept. 9 | 12-4 p.m. | Nissan Stadium | Free | Over 40 registered exhibitors will be on site ready to help find veterans a job

Show

  • RL Grime | Thurs., Sept. 9 | 8 p.m. | Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St. | $29.50+ | Electronic trap artist performing with Jawns, Juelz + Pauline Herr
  • Blake Shelton | Thurs., Sept. 9 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $39.50+ | Friends and Heroes tour with Tracy Byrd, Martina McBride, Trace Adkins + Lindsay Ell

Film

  • The Princess Bride | Thurs., Sept. 9 | 7 p.m. | Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park | $10+ | Paired with food trucks, craft brew, wine + pre-movie DJ

TryThis

  • Thrillville | Thurs., Sept. 9-Sun., Sept. 19 | Times vary | The Fairgrounds Nashville | $10+ | 11 days of carnival rides, magic shows, fair food, and more. 🎡 

Learn

  • Tennessee Book Club: Franklin and Winston | Thurs., Sept. 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Listen to a virtual discussion on Jon Meacham’s book on Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill’s relationship

Fri., Sept. 10

Family 

  • Nashville Greek Festival | Fri., Sept. 10-Sun., Sept. 12 | 5-9 p.m. | Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 4905 Franklin Pk. | Free | Enjoy Greek food, dancing, shopping + traditions all weekend long at this annual event

TryThis

  • Nashville Home Show | Fri., Sept. 10-Sun., Sept. 12 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Music City Center | $8+ | Featuring over 300 home improvement experts with everything you need for your home
  • Bathrobes & Brunch | Fri., Sept. 10 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Noelle, 200 4th Ave. N. | Free | Hang out in your best pajamas for brunch + bottomless mimosas 

Show

  • Attila | Fri., Sept. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Exit/In, 2208 Elliston Pl. | $18+ | Atlanta heavy metal act performing with Orchards + Purity Among Thieves
  • Buku | Fri., Sept. 10 | 8 p.m. | 6th & Peabody, 423 6th Ave. S. | $15+ | Providing bass music with guests Rudashi, b2b + Deadman
  • September Sundown | Fri., Sept. 10 | 5-9 p.m. | Centennial Park | Free | Performances by Lucie Silvas, Lillie Mae, Sun Seeker, and more

Sat., Sept. 11

Family

  • Tennessee 225 Folk N’ Bluegrass Festival | Sat. Sept. 11 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Historic Rock Castle, 139 Rock Castle Ln. | $10 | Join for a day full of music, Living History presentations, food, competitions + kids activities.

Drink 

Show

  • Nikki Lane | Sat., Sept. 11 | 8 p.m. | The Basement East, 917 Woodland St. | $25 | Local singer songwriter performing with Joshua Hedley
  • Beethoven Under the Stars | Sat., Sept. 11 |  7:30 p.m. | Ascend Amphitheater | $23+ | Performed by the Nashville Symphony + conducted by Giancarlo Guerrero
  • Bayside | Sat., Sept. 11 | 7 p.m. | Brooklyn Bowl Nashville, 925 3rd Ave. N. | $24+ | Performing with The Bombpops, Senses Fail + Hawthorne Heights
  • Brittney Spencer | Sat., Sept. 11 | 12 p.m. | Ford Theater, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum | Cost of admission | Singer-songwriter Brittney Spencer will share the stories behind her music

Learn 

  • Carnegie Writers’ Group Workshop | Sat., Sept. 11 | 3-5 p.m. | Nashville Public Library Green Hills, 3701 Benham Ave. | Free | Meet other writers and hear from guest speakers at this bi-monthly workshop.

Sun., Sept. 12

Family 

  • LEGO Building Fun | Sun., Sept. 12 | 2-4:45 p.m. | Green HIlls Library, 3701 Benham Ave. | Free | Families can come enjoy a great time playing with LEGOs, Duplos +Mega Bloks
  • Fiestas Patrias 2021 | Sun., Sept. 12 | 12-10 p.m. | Plaza Mariachi | $10 | Celebrate Central American and Mexican independence days with a variety of indoor and outdoor entertainment, including dancing, a fireworks show, and more.

WaterCooler

Show

  • Nas with the Nashville Symphony | Sun., Sept. 12 | 7:30 p.m. | Ascend Amphitheater | $39+ | Legendary rapper performing with the Nashville Symphony
  • Turnstile | Sun., Sept. 12 | 8 p.m. | The Basement East, 917 Woodland St. | $25+ | Intense show with plenty of energy + attitude to go around

Sept. 13-19

Mon., Sept. 13

Network 

Biz

  • Seize the Opportunity: Nashville Seminar | Mon., Sept. 13-Wed., Sept. 15 | 7:15 a.m.-4 p.m. | Marriott at Vanderbilt University, 2555 West End Ave. | $1520+ | High impact strategies for major and planned gift fundraising

Kids 

  • Frightfully Fun Zone | Mon., Sept. 13 | 6-9:30 p.m. | Opryland Resort | $4.37+ | Join for ghoulish games + activities

Show

  • Grateful Monday | Mon., Sept. 13 | 7-11 p.m. | Acme Feed and Seed, 101 Broadway | Free | Featuring Hooteroll? covering jam band classics 
  • Giovanni Rodriguez | Mon., Sept. 13 | 9 p.m. | Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves St. | $12 | Featuring the 12 Manos playing salsa music in the best of the Nashville Latin music scene

Tues., Sept. 14

Job 

  • Nashville Career and Job Fair | Tues., Sept. 14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Radisson Hotel, 1112 Airport Center Dr. | Free |  Meet with top hiring and recruiting companies in Nashville

Network

Show

  • Chevelle | Tues., Sept. 14 | 7:30 p.m. | Ryman Auditorium | $25+ | NIRATIAS tour playing their latest album and classic hits
  • Alana Springsteen | Tues., Sept. 14 | 8 p.m. | The High Watt, 1 Cannery Row | $10 | EP release concert with Dillon James
  • Grand Ole Opry | Tues., Sept. 14 | 7 p.m. | Opry House | $63+ | Featuring Mark Wills, Drew Parker + Rhonda Vincent

Learn

  • Margaret Renkl | Tues., Sept. 14 | 6:30 p.m. | Frances Bond Davis Theater at Harpeth Hall, 3801 Hobbs Rd. | Free | Nashville-based author Margaret Renkl will discuss her new book, “Graceland, at Last.”

Wed., Sept. 15

Kids

  • LEGO Club | Wed., Sept. 15 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave. | Free | Help build a creation for the Teen Room in the Library

Show

  • Between The Buried And Me | Wed., Sept. 15 | 8 p.m. | Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St. | $22.50+ | A special 2 set performance celebrating 21 years together

Learn

  • Lunch & Learn: The Nashville Saber-tooth | Wed., Sept. 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Tennessee State Museum | Free | The event will also be livestreamed on the museum’s website.
  • Reboot Combat Recovery | Wed., Sept. 15 | 6-8 p.m. | The Church at Avenue South, 2510 8th Ave. S. | Free | Bible-based training in recovery for combat veterans

Thurs., Sept. 16

Network 

Show 

  • Brothers Osborne | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Ascend Amphitheater | $39.50+ | The country duo will be joined by Travis Denning and Tenille Townes.
  • September Sundown | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 5-9 p.m. | Centennial Park | Free | Performances by Alanna Royale, Desert Noises, Teddy & the Rough Riders, and more
  • Jonas Brothers | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 7 p.m. | Firstbank Amphitheater | $25+ | The brotherly trio return to the Nashville area

Dish 

  • Wine Love Dinner | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 6-9 p.m. | Frothy Monkey, 125 5th Ave. S., Franklin | $70 | 5-course dinner with wine pairings

Learn 

  • Tyler Merritt | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 6:30 p.m. | Parnassus Books | Free | Register in advance to hear Tyler Merritt talk about his new book, “I Take My Coffee Black: Reflections on Tupac, Musical Theater, Faith, and Being Black in America.”

Kids 

  • Teen Lego Club | Thurs., Sept. 16 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Williamson County Public Library, 1314 Columbia Ave., Franklin | Free | Drop in anytime during the 2-hour session

Fri., Sept. 17

Shop 

  • Night Market | Fri., Sept. 17 | 5-9 p.m. | Nashville Farmers Market | Cost of purchase | Listen to live music while shopping, sipping, and dining

Arts 

  • East Nashville Art Show | Fri., Sept. 17 | 5-9 p.m. | The Marketplace in East Nashville, 400 Davidson St. | Free | Featuring local artists’ creations with live music, food trucks + drinks

Show 

  • Alanis Morissette | Fri., Sept. 17 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $52.58+ | 2021 world tour with special guests Garbage + Cat Power
  • September Sundown | Fri., Sept. 17 | 5-9 p.m. | Centennial Park | Free | Performances by Avi Kaplan, Bantug, and more
  • Jonas Brothers | Fri., Sept. 17 | 7 p.m. | Firstbank Amphitheater | $25+ | The brotherly trio return to the Nashville area

Kids 

  • Monster Mash Bash | Fri., Sept. 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, Delta Atrium | $10 | Each ticket includes dance party admission, 1 face painting session + 1 Mash Bash surprise.

Family

  • Full Moon Pickin’ Party | Fri., Sept. 17 | 6-10 p.m. | Percy Warner Park | $10+ | Enjoy traditional bluegrass from local musicians with food vendors, breweries + full moon.
  • 2021 African Street Festival | Fri., Sept. 17-Sun., Sept. 19 | Hadley Park | Free | This annual festival hosted by the African American Cultural Alliance features dancing, music, shopping + other activities.

Cause 

  • Privy | Fri., Sept. 17-Sat., Sept. 18 | Riverfront Park | $40+ | 2 days of community, entertainment, and philanthropy 

Sat., Sept. 18

Family 

  • Nashville Pride | Sept. 18-19 | Times vary | Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park | $10+ | The annual event features a parade, vendors, a kids and family zone + performances by Salt-N-Pepa, Orville Peck, and more.
  • 2021 African Street Festival | Fri., Sept. 17-Sun., Sept. 19 | Hadley Park | Free | This annual festival hosted by the African American Cultural Alliance features dancing, music, shopping + other activities.
  • Cheekwood Harvest | Sat., Sept. 18-Sun., Oct. 31 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Cheekwood Estate & Gardens | $13+ | Walk among thousands of chrysanthemums, take photos in front of pumpkin houses + gather with friends in the beer garden.

Drink 

  • Uncorked: Nashville | Sat., Sept. 18 | 7-11 p.m. | Adventure Science Center | $65+ | Choose from over 100 wines and champagnes + enjoy food trucks, interactive exhibits, and more

Show 

  • Kathleen Madigan | Sat., Sept. 18 | 7:30 p.m. | The Ryman | $25+ | Touring comic makes a stop at the Ryman
  • Charles Esten | Sat., Sept. 18 | 8 p.m. | Franklin Theatre | $50+ | Singer-songwriter Charles Esten is also known for his roles in “Nashville,” “Outer Banks,” and more.

Cause 

  • Privy | Fri., Sept. 17-Sat., Sept. 18 | Riverfront Park | $40+ | 2 days of community, entertainment, and philanthropy

Sun., Sept. 19

Show 

  • Christone “Kingfish” Ingram | Sun., Sept. 19 | 7:30 p.m. | The Ryman | $25+ | A night of blues music with opening act The Cerny Brothers
  • Charles Esten | Sun., Sept. 19 | 8 p.m. | Franklin Theatre | $50+ | Singer-songwriter Charles Esten is also known for his roles in “Nashville,” “Outer Banks,” and more.
  • Zane Lamprey’s Laughs & Drafts | Sun., Sept. 19 | 6-9 p.m. | Tennessee Brew Works, 809 Ewing Ave. | $25+ | 21+ comedy show based on Zane Lamprey’s own drinking experiences

Learn 

Family

  • Japanese Moon Viewing | Sun., Sept. 19 | 4-8:30 p.m. | Cheekwood Estate & Gardens | $13+ | Watch a performance by Nashville Ballet’s Lily Saito, attend a tea ceremony + walk through the Blevins Japanese Garden lit with lanterns.
  • Nashville Pride | Sept. 18-19 | Times vary | Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park | $10+ | The annual event features a parade, vendors, a kids and family zone + performances by Salt-N-Pepa, Orville Peck, and more.
  • 2021 African Street Festival | Fri., Sept. 17-Sun., Sept. 19 | Hadley Park | Free | This annual festival hosted by the African American Cultural Alliance features dancing, music, shopping + other activities.

Shop 

  • Plaza Mariachi Flea Market | Sun., Sept. 19 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Cost of purchase | Find fruits + vegetables, clothing, furniture, and more at this weekly market.

Sept. 20-26

Mon., Sept. 20

Show 

  • Big Thief | Mon., Sept. 20 | 7:30 p.m. | The Ryman | $29.50+ | Brooklyn-based indie rock band
  • Grateful Monday | Mon., Sept. 20 | 7-10 p.m. | Acme Feed & Seed | Free | Celebrate the music of the Grateful Dead with cover band the Stolen Faces

Active

  • Goat Yoga Nashville | Mon., Sept. 20 | 6-7 p.m. | CityPark, Brentwood | $30 | Grab a mat + practice yoga with baby goats. 🐐

TryThis 

  • Live Trivia | Mon., Sept. 20 | 7-9 p.m. | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery | Cost of purchase | Flex your knowledge on sports, history, music, science, and other topics.

Family

  • Family Movie Mondays | Mon., Sept. 20 | 4 p.m. | Bordeaux Library, 4000 Clarksville Pk. | Free | Enjoy a family movie with fresh popcorn + a beverage

Tues., Sept. 21

Network

  • ABPA 2021 Convention | Tues., Sept 21-Fri., Sept. 24 | 7:30 a.m.-9 p.m. | Renaissance Nashville Hotel, 611 Commerce St. | $419+ | The 41st annual Automotive Body Parts Association Convention & Trade Show featuring industry experts + professionals

Show 

TryThis 

  • Singo | Tues., Sept. 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Big Machine Distillery & Tavern, 2824 Bransford Ave. | Cost of purchase | The host will play 150 music clips in this twist on the classic bingo game.

Dish 

  • Plant-based Junk Food Pop-up | Tues., Sept. 21 | 4-8 p.m. | Yazoo Brewing Company, 900 River Bluff Dr., Madison | Cost of purchase | Join Vulture Food for crispy chik’n sandwiches + loaded fries 

Wed., Sept. 22

WaterCooler 

Show 

  • AmericanaFest | Wed., Sept. 22-Sat., Sept. 25 | Times vary | Location vary | $199+ | Over 200+ American and folk acts performing across Nashville 
  • Quinn XCII | Wed., Sept. 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Ascend Amphitheater | $27.50+ | On the Stay Next To Me Tour with Chelsea Cutler
  • Josh Black and Friends | Wed., Sept .22 | 9:15-11 p.m. | Zanies, 2025 8th Ave. S. | $15 | 18+ show, 2 item minimum during the show

Cause 

  • Beyond Bourbon | Wed., Sept. 22 | 6:30 p.m. | OZ Arts Nashville, 6172 Cockrill Bend Cr. | $250 | A benefit bash for OZ Arts, sampling whiskey, wine + other beverages while meeting new people and enjoying local art, live and silent auctions

Film

  • Step Brothers | Wed., Sept. 22 | 7 p.m. | Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park | $10+ | Featuring food trucks, craft brews, wine + pre-movie DJ

Thurs., Sept. 23

Show 

  • September Sundown | Thurs., Sept. 23 | 5-9 p.m. | Centennial Park | Free | Performances by Michaela Anna, Whitney Rose, and more
  • Myles Kennedy | Thurs., Sept. 23 | 8 p.m. | Marathon Music Works, 1402 Clinton St. | $25+ | Performing with Tyler Bryant

WaterCooler 

  • Nashville Sounds vs. Columbus | Thurs., Sept. 23 | 7:05 p.m. | First Horizon Park | $20+ | The team will be wearing fan-favorite throwback uniforms

Kids

  • Disney On Ice: Dream Big | Thurs., Sept. 23-Sat., Sept. 25 | 7 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $20+ | See Disney characters perform a unique show, with surprises sure to come 

Job

  • Nashville Diversity Career Fair | Thurs., Sept. 23 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | A wide range of employers looking for job-seekers across multiple fields

Fri., Sept. 24

Show 

  • Todd Snider | Fri., Sept. 24 | 8 p.m. | The Ryman | $32.50 | Nashville-based singer-songwriter with a prolific catalogue inspired by the likes of John Prine and Shel Silverstein
  • Dropkick Murphys and Rancid | Fri., Sept. 24 | 7 p.m. | Ascend Amphitheater | $29.50+ | The 2 bands are bringing their co-headlining “Boston to Berkeley II” tour to Nashville.
  • September Sundown | Fri., Sept. 24 | 5-9 p.m. | Centennial Park | Free | Performances by Anna Tivel, Emma Swift, and more

WaterCooler 

TryThis

  • Bootlegger’s Bash 2021 | Fri., Sept. 24 | 6-11 p.m. | Carnton, 135 Eastern Flank Cr. | $47+ | Featuring spirit tastings from several local distilleries, vineyards + breweries with live entertainment 

Sat., Sept. 25

Learn 

  • Carnegie Writers’ Group Workshop | Sat., Sept. 25 | 3-5 p.m. | Nashville Public Library Green Hills, 3701 Benham Ave. | Free | Meet other writers and hear from guest speakers at this bi-monthly workshop.

Show 

  • September Sundown | Sat., Sept. 25 | 12-6 p.m. | Centennial Park | Free | Performances by Joshua Radin, Ahi, and Joshua Ray Walker
  • 3 Doors Down | Sat., Sept. 25 | 8 p.m. | Ascend Amphitheater | $25+ | Performing with Seether on The Better Life 20th Anniversary Tour

WaterCooler 

Active 

  • Golden Pheasant Triathlon | Sat., Sept. 25 | 8:30 a.m. | Downtown Nashville | $45+ | A triathlon race that include kayaking, biking + running

Sun., Sept. 26

Show 

  • Terry Virtis | Sun., Sept. 26 | 7 p.m. | Schermerhorn Symphony Center | $20+ | Listen to a first-person account of outer space from former International Space Station Commander Terry Virts

WaterCooler 

Cause 

  • 10th Anniversary Picnic Party | Sun., Sept. 26 | Virtual | $20+ | Celebrate The Nashville Food Project’s 10th anniversary with a virtual bluegrass show

Shop 

  • Plaza Mariachi Flea Market | Sun., Sept. 16 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Cost of purchase | Find fruits + vegetables, clothing, furniture, and more at this weekly market.

Sept. 27-30

Mon., Sept. 27

Show 

  • An Evening with Matisyahu | Mon., Sept. 27 | 7 p.m. | City Winery | $35+ | All guests are required to provide proof of vaccination or have received a negative COVID-19 test before the event.
  • Gary Numan | Mon., Sept. 27 | The Basement East, 917 Woodland St. | $27.50+ | Performing with I Speak Machine

Family 

  • Member Appreciation Day | Mon., Sept. 27 | 2-7:30 p.m. | Cheekwood Estate & Gardens | Free | Advanced reservation is required

TryThis 

  • Live Trivia | Mon., Sept. 27 | 7-9 p.m. | Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery | Cost of purchase | Flex your knowledge on sports, history, music, science, and other topics.

Cause

  • Nashville is Grateful | Mon., Sept. 27 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Old Hickory Country Club, 1904 Old Hickory Blvd. | $300+ | Golf tournament + other activities benefiting the Special Operators Transition Foundation

Tues., Sept. 28

Show 

  • Indigo Girls | Tues., Sept. 28 | 7:30 p.m. | The Ryman | $32.50+ | Folk rock duo touring in support of their latest album, “Look Long” 
  • Faye Webster | Tues., Sept. 28

TryThis 

  • Modern Calligraphy for Beginners | Tues., Sept. 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Honest Coffee Roasters, 3820 Charlotte Ave. | $70 | Sip on coffee or tea + learn the basics of calligraphy
  • Petey’s Preds Party | Tues., Sept. 28 | 6 p.m. | Bridgestone Arena | $100+ | Dinner and a show in support of the Preds Foundation and the Peterson Foundation for Parkinson.

Edu 

  • Leadership Excellence Course | Tues., Sept. 28-Thurs., Sept. 30 | 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Hilton Brentwood Suites, 9000 Overlook Blvd. | $3,450 | 3-day intensive leadership skills program led by former corporate executives + Service Academy Graduates

Wed., Sept. 29

Show 

  • Santana | Wed., Sept. 29 | 8 p.m. | FirstBank Amphitheatrer | $16+ | The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame guitarist’s Blessings and Miracles tour
  • Lucero | Wed., Sept. 29 | 8 p.m. | The Ryman | $25+ | Featuring special guests Ian Noe
  • AJ Mitchell | Wed., Sept. 29 | 7:30 p.m. | Mercy Lounge, 1 Cannery Row | $20 | Must present a COVID-19 vaccine card or negative test result for entry

WaterCooler 

Learn 

  • Leslie Hooton | Wed., Sept. 29 | 6:30 p.m. | Parnassus Books | Free | Register to hear Leslie Hooton, author of “The Secret of Rainy Days,” in conversation with Kevin Wilson during the 33rd Annual Southern Festival of Books.

Thurs., Sept. 30

Show 

  • Brass Band of Nashville presents “Our Return Concert” | Thurs., Sept. 30 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Vine Street Christian Church, 4101 Harding Pk. | Free | The Brass Band of Nashville returns to the stage with newly commissioned work honoring Nashvillians
  • September Sundown | Thurs., Sept. 30 | 5-9 p.m. | Centennial Park | Free | Performances by Louis York, Paul McDonald, and more

Film 

  • Nashville Film Festival | Thurs., Sept. 30-Wed., Oct. 6 | Times vary | Locations vary | Prices vary | 150+ films will be screened during the festival’s 52nd year

Cause 

  • Songwriters Night | Thurs., Sept. 30 | 6-9 p.m. | Pennington Distillery 900 44th Ave. N. | $150+ | Enjoy bites, an open bar + listen to chart-topping hits at an event benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee

Kids 

  • Family Program: Songwriting Tune-Up | Thurs., Sept. 30 | 3-5:15 p.m. | Country Music Hall of Fame| Free | Opportunity for kids ages 11-18 to hone their songwriting craft with professional songwriters