Nashville arts preview: 11 must-see occasions this fall


September marks the beginning of roots-music competition season within the Nashville space with Americanafest, Reside on the Inexperienced and Pilgrimage Fest going down within the span of some brief weeks.

Why it issues: The trio of annual festivals proves Nashville is about extra than simply mainstream nation music and CMA Fest.

Particulars: Each metropolis within the nation boasts a music competition or live performance sequence, however even within the crowded atmosphere, Americanafest stands alone for its inventive strategy. Americanafest takes place Sept. 13-17. A competition move, which will get you into virtually each live performance, prices $175.

  • The occasion is an element music enterprise convention, with trade specialists assembly to debate cutting-edge matters. It is also half area of interest competition, with venues throughout Davidson County used for showcases by headlining stars and up-and-coming artists.
  • The Americana Awards present on the Ryman Auditorium, certainly one of Nashville’s finest live shows yearly, is held in the course of the week and is not included with a competition move. This yr’s nominees embrace Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and Allison Russell.

Nate’s decide: One in all my favourite indie nation bands, Sarah Shook & the Disarmers, performs Exit/In at 10pm on Sept. 14. Hearken to their track “Good as Gold,” which has over 1 million streams on Spotify.

Adam’s decide: I like listening to from the skilled songwriters behind a few of nation’s greatest hits. Americanafest gives a possibility to understand two of the all-time greats.

  • Gretchen Peters, who wrote the Martina McBride basic “Independence Day,” and Lori McKenna, the drive behind Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Sort,” are each scheduled to take the mic.

📍 Do not forget: Reside on the Inexperienced takes place subsequent week, Sept. 1-5.

  • It is free to attend, however premium passes with higher seating and different perks begin at $218.
  • The competition serves as a kind of victory lap for native success tales. Sheryl Crow, COIN, Moon Taxi and Yola are among the many headlining artists.

🎸 The Pilgrimage Music and Cultural Fest takes place Sept. 24-25 in Williamson County. Chris Stapleton, the Avett Brothers and Carlile are among the many headliners. Two-day passes begin at $219.

Bluebird on the Mountain. Picture: courtesy of Dyer Observatory
Extra fall arts occasions:

🐦 Bluebird on the Mountain is the final word mashup of the realm’s best attributes.

  • The Bluebird Cafe’s singer-songwriter showcases transfer to the plush hilltop house of the Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory.

  • The Sept. 10 live performance is bought out, however you continue to have an opportunity to snag tickets for the reveals on Oct. 1 and eight.
  • Liz Rose, the featured performer scheduled on Oct. 1, co-wrote basic nation songs by Taylor Swift and Little Large City.

🎷 Jazz on the Cumberland: In its tenth yr, the Nashville parks division’s Jazz on the Cumberland sequence continues this fall.

  • The free, family-friendly live performance sequence takes place at Cumberland Park on the East Financial institution. The Dana Robbins Band headlines on Sept. 18, and Joseph Wooten performs Oct. 16.
Flying Burrito Brothers' stage outfits.
Flying Burrito Brothers’ stage outfits. Picture: Bob Delevante for the Nation Music Corridor of Fame and Museum

🍻 Nashville Brew Fest: The artwork of brewing beer takes heart stage on the Nashville Brew Fest on Sept. 9 at First Horizon Park.

📽 The Nashville Movie Pageant elevates artwork on the silver display screen from Sept. 29-Oct. 5.

🪕 The Nation Music Corridor of Fame celebrates the town of Los Angeles’ proud historical past of country-rock music with a brand new exhibit known as “Western Edge,” opening Sept. 30.

  • The exhibit highlights the work of Linda Ronstadt, the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Eagles and others.
  • For those who go: Try the Flying Burrito Brothers’ completely bonkers and superb stage costumes.
Pumpkin Fest
PumpkinFest. Picture: courtesy of the Heritage Basis of Williamson County

🥨 Nashville Oktoberfest places the German in Germantown Oct. 6-9.

🕯 Gentle The Nations will take over the West Nashville neighborhood Oct. 15.

🎃 PumpkinFest returns to downtown Franklin Oct. 29.



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