Year-round, Nashville is home to some of the best festivals and events in the world. From days dedicated to tomatoes to music marathons that never end, Nashville is the place to be any month of the year – October being no exception.
Do you find yourself in Music City over the next 31 days with nothing to do? Don’t worry – I’ve got you covered.
The Grand Ole Opry Birthday Bash – October 6-8, Grand Ole Opry House
Celebrate 91 years of classic country music with all of your favorite artists from radio today, and the glory years gone by. Nothing says Nashville quite like the Opry, so buy your ticket before the shows sell out to ensure yourself a great night of good old fashioned country music.
Nashville Oktoberfest – October 7-9, Historic Germantown
Nashville’s Germantown brings all of the excitement of Germany right into it’s own backyard with this festival dedicated to food and fun. Join in the 5K Bier Run, check out the featured handmade arts and crafts, and listen to live music nonstop all weekend – all for free.
Southern Festival of Books – October 14-16, War Memorial Plaza
This three day celebration is all about the written word and the authors that create it. A free event full of panels, talk-backs, and behind the scenes discussion, you are sure to run into your current favorite author, or at least find the next bestseller to top your TBR stack.
RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour – October 18-23, TPAC
Fall in love with the classic rock opera that tells the story of a group of struggling artists in New York City over the course of a year in the early 1990’s. One of the greatest shows to ever grace Broadway, RENT will have you wishing you lived in the East Village with Angel, Mark, and the whole gang by the end of the first act. And yes, this is where the ever-popular “Seasons of Love” originated.
What events in Nashville are you looking forward to the most this month?