Nashville Things to Do – Week of November 6-12, 2023

Oh, no, look at this! 😱

I got my 9 Things Monday list all pared down to the best of the best, and omg, it still had 13 things to do in Nashville this week on it! What’s a girl to do? 🤷‍♀️

Give you a bonus this week, of course! 💰

Nashville Things to Do – Week of November 6-12, 2023 🎉

It’s CMA week! That means that there are tons of music-related things to do 🎵 – but we can’t miss all the other fun and interesting things to do this week, too! FOMO is real! 😬

But don’t worry, as usual, I’ve picked the best of the best for you – including a fun CMA viewing party! 🎡 Plus art shows! 🎨 Art classes! 📚 Jefferson Starship! 🎸 Bacon & Barrel Festival! 🥓 Holiday Pop-Up! 🎁 Pat Benatar tribute band! 🎤

… well, you get the idea. Check out these 13 must-do activities in Music City this week! 🎶

Be sure and tag @indieinsidernashville while you’re out having fun. 📸


1. National Nacho Day

Don’t feel like cooking this Monday? Nacho problem, we’ve got you covered. Join up on November 6th at Chilangos Tacos in Assembly Food Hall to celebrate National Nacho Day!

For the holiday only, Chilangos is offering Chicken Nachos and Al Pastor Nachos for just $10! We’re already dreaming of allll the toppings.

Any holiday involving cheese is automatically a favorite for me, and surely soon to be a favorite for you too. See you soon!

Where: Chilangos, Assembly Food Hall, 5055 Broadway Place, Nashville

When: Monday, November 6, all day. Open 10 am -10 pm.

Event website: https://www.assemblyfoodhall.com/event/national-nacho-day/


2. Ndlovu Youth Choir

If you caught them as finalists on America’s Got Talent, you won’t want to miss the Ndlovu Youth Choir’s one-night-only stop at the Schermerhorn November 6 as part of their first US tour! The choir’s soul-stirring performances have won hearts and minds around the world with their high-energy performances, mesmerizing choreography, and shared message of hope, love and togetherness.

Singing in all 11 South African languages including Zulu, Xhosa, and English, their music also incorporates traditional South African genres such as isicathamiya, a style popularized by Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Their repertoire also includes ancient tribal chants, inspirational gospel, contemporary Afro-Pop and Jazz by Hugh Masakela and Miriam Makeba, as well as original songs describing African life with a call for African unity.

Where: Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville

When: Monday, November 6 at 7:30 pm

Event website: https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/tickets/concert/2023-2024-season/ndlovu-youth-choir/


3. Wrangler Presents: The Black Opry Revue

Join up this Tuesday to celebrate the launch of Black Opry Records, featuring a special performance of the Black Opry Revue, presented by Wrangler.

Black Opry is home for black artists, fans, and industry professionals working in country, Americana, blues, and folk music. Country and roots music have been made and loved by black people since their conception.

Reception begins at 5:30pm, with drink specials from Guidance Whiskey. Performances start at 7pm.

RSVP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. All tickets are free, and all ages are welcome.

Where: Acme Feed & Seed, 101 Broadway, Nashville

When: Tuesday, November 7 from 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Event website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wrangler-presents-the-black-opry-revue-free-downtown-nashville-tickets-738058983287


4. Curio Unveiled: Where Art Meets Curiosity

Step into a world where the ordinary transforms into the extraordinary, and the curious becomes the captivating. Chauvet Arts presents ‘Curio Unveiled: Where Art Meets Curiosity,’ a one-of-a-kind art exhibition where curiosity takes the center stage, guiding you through an eclectic mix of art that transcends boundaries.

‘Curio Unveiled’ is not your typical exhibition; it’s a journey into the enchanting and the unexpected. Join us on this artistic odyssey, where curiosity is the compass and every piece is a door to imagination. At Chauvet Arts, we’re not just showcasing curiosities; we’re revealing the artistry within them. Welcome to a world where each creation tells a story, and every visit is an adventure.

Where: CHAUVET Arts, 215 Rep. John Lewis Way North, Nashville

When: From Tuesday, October 31, 8:00 pm until Wednesday, November 1, 1:00 pm.

Event website: https://chauvetarts.com/curio-unveiled


5. The 57th Annual CMA Awards

CMA Awards is Country Music’s Biggest Night, hosted in the heart of Music City at Bridgestone Arena. Buy a ticket to see one-of-a-kind live performances and collaborations. Plus, winners are revealed for the first time and you’ll want to be in the room where it happens!

Where: Bridgestone Arena, 501 Broadway, Nashville

When: Wednesday, November 8 at 8:00 pm

Event website: https://www.bridgestonearena.com/events/detail/the-57thannual-cma-awards


6. Official Wrangler CMA Awards Viewing Party

Head to the 2nd floor of Acme Feed & Seed for the official Wrangler CMA Awards Viewing Party with Sony Music Nashville and their Next Gen artists, Robert Counts, Niko Moon, Jameson Rodgers, Seaforth, and Rachel Wammack, to help celebrate country music’s biggest night!

Enjoy drink specials, live music & a special screening!

Drink specials from Freshie Organic Tequila Seltzer.

Where: Acme Feed & Seed, 101 Broadway, Nashville

When: Wednesday, November 8 from 5:00 pm until midnight.

Event website: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/official-wrangler-cma-awards-viewing-party-free-downtown-nashville-tickets-734903274477


7. Jefferson Starship

Any time I get a chance to see and hear one of Rock music’s original artists, I take it! This is one of the amazing groups whi helped to birth rock music!

When founding member Paul Kantner split from Jefferson Airplane and formed Jefferson Starship in the ’70s, he envisioned the band as a cast of musical adventurers, contributing to his epic concept albums and eventual deep catalog of rock classics. When the current lineup of the band came together alongside Kantner as a unit in 2012, with many members joining years before, he couldn’t have imagined that the band would become the road-conquering heroes they’ve been in the last few years!

Now their music is reborn in this special collaboration with the Nashville Symphony.

Where: Schermerhorn Symphony Center, One Symphony Place, Nashville

When: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday November 9 through 11 at 7:30 pm

Event website: https://www.nashvillesymphony.org/tickets/concert/2023-2024-season/pops-2-jefferson-starship/


8. Music City Bacon & Barrel Festival

Nashville Things to Do – Week of November 6-12, 2023 Nashville Bacon & Barrel FestivalLet’s get hog-wild as we bring together bacon-loving local restaurants and barrel-aged spirits from around the world to savor an evening of southern indulgence. Your Bacon & Barrel ticket includes unlimited samples of signature bacon-themed dishes and 15 whiskey samples, plus live music, fun photo opps, and more. Beer, wine, and full sized cocktails will be available for purchase at the bar.

Where: Loveless Barn, 8400 TN-100, Nashville

When: Thursday, November 9 from 6:30 pm until 9:30 pm.

Event website: https://www.615festivals.com/baconandbarrel


9. Pat Benatar Tribute: Heartbreaker

Nashville Things to Do – Week of November 6-12, 2023 Pat Benatar Tribute: HeartbreakerHere’s a tribute band for Pat Benatar, one of the original 1980s Rocker Chicks – she’s known as The First Lady of Rock!

Heartbreaker was formed by David Lowry out of another tribute band of some of Nashville’s finest musicians. Having found Missy Garnett, her amazing vocals, professionalism and potential for singing Pat Benatar songs and getting them right, he quickly set about forming this group to pay homage to the First Lady of Rock. Keyboardist Jeff Gibson was part of the original tribute and the rest fell into place with a new bass player Rudy Z (Ruby Starr) and drummer Jamie Smith that solidifies the rhythm section and drives the beat home. Heartbreaker band members are current Nashville professional musicians with tons of credits to their names and the experience to bring a tight, focused and energetic live show to any venue or crowd.

Where: Skydeck, 5055 Broadway Place, Nashville

When: Friday November 10, Doors open 7:00pm / Showtime 8:00pm

Event website: https://www.assemblyfoodhall.com/event/pat-benatar-tribute-heartbreaker


10. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Nashville Things to Do – Week of November 6-12, 2023 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a HatExploring the connection between the brain, existence and the soul, Michael Nyman’s opera THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT is a sometimes comedic yet often poignant story of a family coping with adversity through the healing power of music.

Composer Michael Nyman (who wrote the soundtrack to the movie THE PIANO) uses clever rhythmic repetition and varied orchestral color, pushing the story forward and builds dramatic tension, even if the scene in question is nothing more than a routine visit to a doctor’s office. But the music tells us there is indeed something unseen living just below the surface.

As the opera progresses, the drama and the music meld further, until music becomes the dominant, driving, healing force in the character’s lives. With this chamber opera. Nyman capture the wonder and mystery of the workings of the human brain, and then offers us the opportunity to experience the humanity behind the science.

Where: Noah Liff Opera Center, 3622 Redmon Street, Nashville

When: Friday and Saturday, November 10 – 11, 8:00 pm and Sunday November 12 at 3:00 pm.

Event website: https://www.nashvilleopera.org/performances/this-season-2/the-man-who-mistook-his-wife-for-a-hat


11. 9 ¾ Holiday Pop-Up at The Union Station Nashville Yards

Nashville Things to Do – Week of November 6-12, 2023 9 ¾ Holiday Pop-Up at The Union Station Nashville YardsEmbark on a journey of nostalgia this season at The Union Station Nashville Yards’ enchanting holiday pop-up bar.

Immerse yourself in a whimsical realm where you can savor delectable spellbinding cocktails that transport your taste buds to another dimension, complemented by spirited small plates that promise to delight.

Apparate to an atmosphere that captures the essence of a beloved wizarding world, creating a memorable seasonal escape that’s sure to enchant guests throughout the season.

Where: The Union Station Nashville Yards, 1001 Broadway, Nashville

When: From November 1 through December 31. Sunday – Thursday from 1 pm until 10 pm / Friday – Saturday from 1 pm until 11 pm.

Event website: https://www.unionstationhotelnashville.com/our-hotel/hotel-happenings/934-2/


12. Adult ARTlab: Introduction to Collage Techniques

Nashville Things to Do – Week of November 6-12, 2023 Frist Art Museum Adult ArtLab Collage WorkshopJoin up at the Frist Art Museum for this collage-making studio workshop led by Ashley Mintz, inspired by the exhibition Multiplicity: Blackness in Contemporary American Collage. Learn different collage techniques and make your own unique collage artwork using a variety of materials.

Ashley Mintz is a visual artist and writer creating and residing in Nashville, Tennessee. Mintz began her creative journey when she moved to Nashville to pursue songwriting. Her original instrumental music has been used in independent and short films and a play. She began making abstract drawings and paintings after some of her works were chosen for an exhibition of emerging artists. Mintz has since had her art exhibited in galleries, hotels, boutiques, community centers, and cafés, among other places. She regularly teaches her art and writing techniques in art journaling and mixed media art workshops to help others cultivate their creativity and use art as a way of healing.

Where: Studio A, Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville

When: Saturday, November 11, from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm.

Event website: https://fristartmuseum.org/event/adult-artlab-introduction-to-collage-techniques/


13. Rooted: A Country Soul Experience

Origins Music Group is a full-service boutique agency committed to serving, supporting, and strengthening the community and commerce of Black creatives in Nashville through music and events.

The National Museum of African American Music and Origins Music Group Present, Rooted: A Country Soul Experience. The concert hosted by Stephen Miller will feature performances by Fredy P, Odiss Kohn, Zinn, and Danny Riley.

Where: National Museum of African American Music, 510 Broadway, Nashville

When: Saturday, November 11 at 7:00 pm.

Event website: https://www.nmaam.org/calendar/event/3535730


Nashville Things to Do – Week of November 6-12, 2023