Nashville Things to Do – Week of September 11-17, 2023

🎵 As always, Nashville’s got a whole lot happening this week. Do you have any idea how difficult it is to narrow this list to only 9? Anyway, here are my top picks! 🤩 Whether you’re a music lover, foodie, or just looking for some fun, there’s something for everyone. Check out these 9 must-do activities in Music City this week!

Get out there and make the most of your week in Nashville! 🎉

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

1. Motown Monday Dance Party


Swing dancing starts at 9:00, party dancing at 10:00.

DJs spin all the dance hits of Motown, Funk, Soul, Girl Groups, Doo Wop, Rock’n’Roll, etc.

5 Spot, 1006 Forrest Avenue, Nashville

Monday, September 11 from 9:00 pm – 11:55 pm

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2. Free Pretzel Tuesday at Von Elrod’s

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen is offering Free Pretzel Tuesday, where guests can purchase any two beers and get a free classic pretzel! Classic pretzels are served with warm beer cheese and Bearwalker brown mustard. Every Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dine-in only.

Oh, almost forgot – these pretzels are HUGE – they’re as big as my head!

Von Elrod’s Beer Hall & Kitchen, Tuesday from 11 am – 10 pm.

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3. Grand Ole Opry Honors Johnny Cash

The Grand Ole Opry is honoring the life and legacy of Johnny Cash on the 20th anniversary of his passing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

A country legend, Cash was a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame (1977), the Country Music Hall of Fame (1980), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1992), the Gospel Music Association’s Gospel Music Hall of Fame (2010) and the Memphis Music Hall of Fame (2013). He was also a 1996 Kennedy Center Honoree.

The event will feature performances by some of the artists who have been influenced by The Man In Black – Rodney Crowell, The Gatlin Brothers, Chris Janson, Jamey Johnson, The War And Treaty, and William Beckman, as well as The Tennessee Four, who will make their Opry debut. The Tennessee Four is comprised of Cash’s oldest grandson, Thomas Gabriel, and three musicians who played with Cash.

Grand Ole Opry, Tuesday, September 12 at 7 pm.

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4. Wedgewood Houston Farmers’ Market

Fresh local food and international cuisines in Nashville’s premiere arts district. The Wedgewood Houston Farmers’ Market features 40+ local farmers, bakers, chefs, food trucks, makers, and more, every Wednesday until November 1, 2023.

Join up at The Outfield on Chestnut Street for local fruits, veggies, freshly baked breads, freshly-squeezed lemonades, good vibes, and great times.

Located just behind Nashville’s new Live Nation building at Chestnut & 4th, The Outfield is an acre of communal green space featuring the old Greer Stadium guitar-shaped scoreboard. Find plenty of park seating or bring a blanket for a picnic. Free garage parking for the first hour (and only $3/hr after) is available onsite at 1125 4th Ave South.

Wednesdays from 4 – 7 pm.

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5. Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner’s Fall Series shines a spotlight on Nashville’s diverse musical landscape with performances from Will Hoge, Kyshona, Loney Hutchins, Amber Woodhouse, and Gabriella Stella.

Friday September 11 at Centennial Park
8:10 PM — Will Hoge
7:15 PM — Kyshona
6:25 PM — Loney Hutchins
5:40 PM — Amber Woodhouse
5:00 PM — Gabriella Stella

Centennial Park. (Event ends at 9 PM. Times are approximate and subject to change without notice.)

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6. Puppy Songs in Concert!

Viral social media sensation, Puppy Songs, comes to the Franklin Theatre!

The Franklin Theatre presents the music of Puppy Songs’ creator, Matt Hobbs, in concert, in conjunction with the Williamson County Animal Center.

Fans will recognize viral hits like “Cheese Tax” (over 1 million streams on Spotify) “Big Stretch,” “Stuck On My Teefs,” and other wholesome songs celebrating life with dogs.

This matinee concert features live performances by Matt Hobbs, with a special presentation of adoptable animals onstage from Williamson County Animal Center during the show. Adoptable dogs will also be available after the performance to meet-and-greet audience members outside of the venue.

Franklin Theater, Saturday, September 16 at 2 pm.

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7. Hatch Show Print Block Party

Nashville Things to Do September 11-17 - Hatch Show Print Block PartyCome Out to Our Block Party! Make your own prints, t-shirt, tote bag or tea towel using some of Nashville’s most-recognized imagery, created by Hatch Show Print. As one of the oldest poster and design shops in America, we’re still printing show posters for your favorite musicians, bands, and performers, one at a time, via letterpress printing.

During the Block Party, adults work with a selection of the iconic hand carved image blocks, and become familiar with the inky process of block printing. Your instructor will cover the basics of laying out images, with consideration given to creating layers and using color. You will learn the best way to sling the ink and roll out it out with brayers, making each piece by hand, yourself.

Hatch Show Print, Saturday, September 16 from 3:00-5:00 pm

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8. Mariachi Olimpico Mariachi Band

Nashville Things to Do September 11-17 - Mariachi OlimpicoJoin up for a spectacular musical extravaganza every Sunday, as the talented Mariachi Olimpico takes center stage from noon to 2:45 pm! This free, family-friendly event welcomes people of all ages to gather and enjoy the vibrant, traditional sounds of mariachi music in a lively and festive atmosphere.

Mariachi Olimpico, known for its exceptional musical prowess and captivating stage presence, will transport you to the heart of Mexico through its soulful renditions of timeless classics and contemporary hits. Experience the rich cultural heritage of mariachi as the band’s skilled musicians, adorned in their dazzling trajes de charro, enchant you with their powerful vocals, spirited melodies, and rhythmic harmonies.

Plaza Mariachi, Sunday, September 17 from Noon – 2:45 pm.

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9. Los Angeles Chargers vs Tennessee Titans

Nashville Things to Do September 11-17 - Titans vs. Chargers

It’s football season!

Need I say more?

Just remember that Nissan Stadium has a clear bag policy.

Nissan Stadium, Sunday, September 17 at 12:00 pm.

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Nashville Things to Do September 11-17