Events

Everything You Can Do in Nashville This Weekend

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Southern culture is definitely not on the skids this weekend with multiple live and streaming musical events, author talks, and the chance to noodle dance to jam bands in the comfort of your own living room. Whether you’re ready to get out and about with the masses yet, there’s music in the air (and over the air) again, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Dance like there’s nobody watching, because there won’t be

Thursday, September 24 - Saturday, September 26
Online
It’s been an especially brutal year for Tennessee music festival fans, with the annual Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester cancelled, then rescheduled, then cruelly cancelled yet again. But organizers are doing their best to make it up to you with a long weekend of free music streaming via YouTube. Watch some of your favorite past fest performances from the Bonnaroo archives plus new appearances by ’Roo regulars like St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Old Crow Medicine Show, and Galactic.
Cost: Free

Celebrate iconic Nashville music venues

Friday, September 25 - Saturday, September 26
Online
Not many communities care as deeply for performing artists and venues as Nashville, and the Nashville Convention & Visitors is drawing attention to the plight of the city’s musicians with a series of streaming performances from beloved stages around town called Music City Bandwith. Tune in this weekend to see Los Colognes playing in honor of The Basement East on Friday and Andrew Combs representing for The High Watt the next evening.
Cost: Free

Support the greatest bluegrass club in the world

Friday, September 25 - Saturday, September 26
Online
The Station Inn is the last piece of old Nashville soul left after the redevelopment of the formerly gritty and grimy Gulch neighborhood, and it is acknowledged as the greatest venue for nightly live bluegrass anywhere. Even with new regulations allowing for small live audiences, the legendary music club is having trouble making ends meet, so it’s streaming their shows live and hoping a broad audience will kick in a little sumthin’ sumthin’ for the privilege of catching shows by Theo & Brenna and The Price Sisters.
Cost: $15

Chill by the river with emerging Nashville musicians

Friday, September 25
East Nashville
This new outdoor music showcase at The Marketplace in East Nashville features up and coming new musicians performing in a comfy open air setting. Organizers are paying special attention to maintaining safe distances, so your $10 ticket gets you a spot at a table where you can enjoy food and drink from local food trucks. This week’s show stars Tristan Lockamy, Tori Jackson, and Morgan Johnston.
Cost: $10

Help out a good cause at the Virtual St. Jude’s Walk/Run

Saturday, September 26
Online
You’re probably familiar with the good works of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis and the great job they do treating ill children at no expense to their families. These efforts mean they have to raise a ton of money every year, so they’ve decided to take their annual fundraising walk/run into the realm of the virtual. It’s free to participate, but you’re strongly encouraged to join a team or raise some funds on your own for this important cause.
Cost: Free

Pull up to the Nashville Craft Drive-in Concert

Saturday, September 26
Wedgewood-Houston
Singer-songwriter Marshall Chapman has been a Nashville treasure since the parents of most of the people you hear on today’s radio were still in high school. She’ll be headlining the first in a series of shows in the parking lot of Nashville Craft Distillery. Buy your spot in advance and pull your vehicle into your assigned space for an evening of fantastic songs plus the chance to buy Nashville Craft bottles and merch from their vendor table. In return, they’ll let you use the bathroom inside the building. 
Cost: $15

Chill out at Americana Sunday at Hop Springs

Sunday, September 27
Murfreesboro
In addition to a fine brewery, Hop Springs is also home to an expansive outside space with disc golf, hiking trails, and plenty of space for socially distant fun. If you haven’t checked it out yet, this free Sunday afternoon show is the perfect opportunity to visit and try its beers and treats from food trucks on the ground while you rock out to the Americana stylings of Steel Blossoms.
Cost: Free

Up your style game with the Parnassus virtual event

Friday, September 25
Online
Author Alyssa Rosenheck is one of the most respected experts in Southern interior design photography and the makers and artists who are propelling the region forward. These artists, designers, and entrepreneurs are showcased in her new book The New Southern Style, and she’ll be talking about it in an online discussion with StyleBlueprint founder Liza Graves. It’s free to register for the presentation, but they do ask for a donation, or you can build the cost of a delivered copy of the book into your ticket price.
Cost: Free

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Chris Chamberlain is a food, drink and travel writer based out of his hometown of Nashville. Find him on Twitter @CeeElCee​