Monday, April 8 - Sunday, April 14
Even though the name says “Nashville,” this comedy fest offers truly national talent, with a lineup including icons such as Jay Leno, Jeff Foxworthy, Rita Rudner, Janeane Garofalo and Jim Jeffries, along with rising stars like Alex Moffatt and local favorite Nate Bargatze. Get ready for a week’s worth of belly laughs. (Eds. note: Thrillist friends the Cooties will do a show on Tuesday, April 9, and we're excited for that one in particular.)
Saturday, April 13
One of Nashville’s oldest and favorite beer festivals returns to East Park, where craft brew lovers will gather to sample local and regional beers including some you won’t find anywhere else in town. More than 60 breweries will be offering up tastings and tips from clued-up brewers. Add in love music and food trucks, and you’ve got an afternoon of bliss.
Saturday, April 13 - Sunday, April 14
Nashville’s Fairgrounds Speedway was once an iconic track on the yearly NASCAR racing schedule, thanks to a fast and short ⅝-mile course that ensures plenty of passing, wrecks and continuous action. While the big boys don’t race there anymore, there’s still plenty of inexpensive fun to be had watching Super Late Model and Pro Late Model cars compete for the crown.
Thursday, April 18
Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark are the hosts of the uber-popular true crime podcast My Favorite Murder, and now they’re bringing their uproarious and creepy roadshow to the Ryman. These two talented ladies make homicide hilarious, so if you don’t want to end up on an episode of their pod, follow their advice: “Stay sexy. Don’t get murdered.”