We love Fall, you love Fall… let’s be honest, everyone loves Fall. Our bustling city never has a lull in activities but it always feels like this time of year is jam packed with live music and festivals and physical challenges and all kinds of fun. Whether you are looking for something kid friendly or just a fun night with friends, check out Grand Avenue’s list for the Top 7 Fall Events in Nashville.
1. Musician’s Corner
This weekly series has become a favorite for Nashville natives. Located every Saturday in Centennial Park, this free concert series celebrates the musical diversity of our city. Both kid and dog friendly, Musician’s Corner is the best place to enjoy the Fall weather. Enjoy beer or wine in the Beer Garden or simply bring a picnic while you people watch and listen to bands such as Caitlin Rose, Judah and the Lion, The Vespers and many more.
Musician’s Corner is from 2-5pm every Saturday in May, June, September and October. The Fall series will end Saturday, October 26th.
2. Full Moon Pickin’ Party
Featuring the best bluegrass in Middle TN, the Full Moon Pickin’ Parties have become a staple in our community. Bring the family and enjoy Percy Warner Park after hours or come to jam with other local musicians. Food trucks abound if you get hungry and each tickets comes with four beers if you are, ahem, thirsty. Entry varies: musicians with instruments get in for $5 while general entry cots $20. All proceeds benefit the Friends of Warner Parks foundation, dedicated to keeping our beautiful parks clean.
Full Moon Pickin’ Parties occur every full moon from 7-11pm. The next one will be on October 18th.
3. John Prine with Steve Earle at The Ryman Auditorium
There is always something special about seeing music at The Ryman but seeing these two legends share the stage at The Mother Church will be one for the history books. Prine has been writing songs – both for himself and other legends such as Johnny Cash, John Denver, Kris Kristofferson, Carly Simon, Ben Harper- is four decades in to his career with no signs of slowing down.
Earle, the grizzly singer songwriter best known for the hit “Copperhead Road,” will open the show with cuts from albums such as Guitar Town, Train A-Comin’, and The Mountain, which he released with the Del McCoury Band in 1999.
Can someone put in a good word for duet on “Angel From Montgomery” for us?
Saturday October 26th, 8pm
4, Alton Brown: The Edible Inevitable Tour
The foodie culture in Nashville is booming and it would seem like the ideal time for Alton Brown to bring his own recipe of quirky humor and culinary science to TPAC. The evening promised to be a great date night or fun for the whole family. We’ve read a lot about his live show and encourage to bring your own lab coat; audience participation is encouraged… and messy. The first three rows of the auditorium are labeled the “Poncho Zone.”
Thursday November 7th at 8pm
In a community crowded with beer festivals, this free event promises to but the “Stein!” in the afternoon. Featuring German staples such as kraut, spatzel, Beikost side dishes and other hard-to-spell tasty treats, festival goers are invited to enjoy the beautiful weather with a beer in hand. Vendors will be offering German beers such as Franziskaner, Spaten, Hofbrau for $5; buy tokens ahead of time and receive five for $20.
Saturday October 26th, noon-11pm
Sunday October 27th, noon-7pm
6. Zoo Ghouls at Grassmere
Lions and tigers and….rides? That’s right, a Nashville annual favorite is back. Bring the whole family is excited to don their costumes and head to the zoo for an evening of ghouls, ghosts and trick-or-treat.
October 18th-27th, 5pm-9pm
7. A Nightmare on MStreet
The fine folks over at MStreet are throwing a party and everyone is invited. The event is set for M’s newest event space, The Rosewall, and will feature DJs Blu Majik, Dorian, Squake, Jane Dupree and more. Enjoy drink specials while dancing the night away with your dressed up comrades.
Saturday October 26th, 9pm
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