Nashville Things to Do – Week of September 25-October 1, 2023

🤩 Can’t get enough of Nashville’s perpetual awesomeness? 🎸

🎵 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. Open Mic Night – Tennessee Brew Works

Open Mic Monday at Tennessee Brew Works celebrates the talent of the singer/songwriter community here in Nashville. Gather up at Tennessee Brew Works and enjoy an evening filled with soulful melodies and original musical creations.

If you want to show off your own musical creations, the stage is open to all, and signups begin promptly at 5:30pm.

Immerse yourself in the performances while enjoying Tennessee Brew Works’ award-winning craft beers, delicious food, and cocktails.

Where: Tennessee Brew Works, 809 Ewing Avenue, Nashville

When: Monday, September 25, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event website: https://www.tnbrew.com/livemusic/2023/7/31/open-mic-mondays-9


2. Singo – Fat Bottom Brewing

Do you love to sing along with your favorite songs?

Do you love a competitive game of Bingo?

This is your lucky day! SINGO Music Bingo brings together the best of both worlds for a high energy game that is fun for everyone.

Simply listen to your favorite music, match the songs to the titles on your music bingo cards, and win great prizes. Six games will be played – which means six winners will each receive a $10 gift card!

Where: Fat Bottom Taproom, 800 44th Ave North, Nashville

When: Tuesday from 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Event website: https://www.fatbottombrewing.com/singo


3. Hot Club Gypsy Jazz – Rudy’s Jazz Room

Hot Club Gypsy Jazz Thursdays at Rudy’s French Connection

Every Thursday Rudy’s honors their New Orleans and French roots, coming alive with live gypsy jazz swing. We bring you music inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli with “Hot Club” gypsy jazz swing. Known for fierce tempos and effortless improvisation, our Hot Club Gypsy Thursdays are sure to entertain, inspire, and bring you back to some authentic “jazz manouche” with groups either led or curated by New Orleans LA native Brook Sutton.

Serving classic New Orleans prohibition cocktails, local brews, and New Orleans cuisine. Enjoy $8 French Quarter inspired cocktails (Sazerac, French 75, Daquiris), and half priced beignets. Have a glass of Côtes du Rhône and enjoy some gumbo while listening to the rhythm and mood of hot club jazz in Nashville’s most intimate and romantic room.

Where: Rudy’s Jazz Room, 809 Gleaves Street, Nashville

When: Thursday, September 28 from 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Event website: https://www.rudysjazzroom.com/


4. 54th Nashville Film Festival

The 54th Nashville Film Festival is a week-long celebration of film, music, and culture, taking place at several of Nashville’s premier arts venues with film screenings, industry panels, and social events.

Founded in 1969, the Nashville Film Festival is one of the first film festivals in the United States.

You’ll enjoy more than 125 film screenings, a selection of post-film Q&As and in-depth discussions with attending filmmakers, along with premium in-person screening events, incredible interactive audiences, and a myriad of accompanying special events including after parties, live music performances, panels, and workshops.

Where: The 54th Nashville Film Festival will take place in various locations in and around Nashville

When: September 28 – October 4, 2023 – check event website for details.

Event website: https://nashvillefilmfestival.org/2023-festival/


5. Much Ado About Nothing – Nashville Shakespeare Festival

Welcome to Nashville, 1973. Experience Much Ado About Nothing performed with a blend of nostalgia and contemporary relevance! This romantic comedy of miscommunication results in peace, love, and understanding. This performance is family-friendly and a treat for all ages!

Want to learn more about Much Ado About Nothing before watching the performance? Come early to hear from some of the region’s most respected Shakespeare scholars and local luminaries during the specialized Insight Lecture Series.

The Pre-Show Concert Series showcases diverse Nashville-based artists.

Where: Academy Park, 112 Everbright Avenue, Franklin, TN

When: from Thursday – Sunday, September 28 – October 1. Gates open at 5:15 pm.

Event website: https://www.nashvilleshakes.org/summer-shakespeare


6. Thursday Night Out – LIGHT: Bill Munro at Cheekwood

Nashville Things to Do September 25-October 1 - Thursday Night Out - LIGHT: Bruce Munro at CheekwoodThursday Night Out featuring LIGHT: Bruce Munro at Cheekwood is an adventure through food, drink, art, and song, every Thursday through October 26 from 5:30 – 10 PM.

Sample seasonal beers and specialty cocktails created by premier spirit providers. Relish irresistible bites from the city’s favorite food trucks and from Café 29. Soak in the music from the always diverse music lineup providing your eclectic soundtrack.

And then after dark, view Bruce Munro’s magical light installations to complete the night. Bring the whole family to enjoy the perfect evening.

Where: Cheekwood Estate and Gardens, 1200 Forest Park Avenue, Nashville

When: Thursday, September 28 from 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Event websites: https://cheekwood.org/calendar-events/light-bruce-munro-at-cheekwood/ and https://cheekwood.org/calendar-events/thursday-night-out-230928/


7. Musicians Corner

Nashville Things to Do September 25-October 1 - Musicians CornerDon’t miss the final weekend of Musicians Corner 2023 Fall Series! In addition to the music, there will be local artisans, food trucks, MC Pub, and Kidsville.

On Friday, the spotlight is on Nashville’s diverse musical landscape with performances from YSA, VEAUX, The Explorers Club, Gramps Morgan, and Josie Dunne.

On Saturday, be sure and catch performances from Jessie Baylin, Striking Matches, Gustavo Moradel, Larysa Jaye, and Sonja Hopkins.

GET THERE EARLY! They’re giving away 250 trees on a first come, first serve basis in partnership with Nashville Tree Foundation and Twice Daily.

Friday September 29 at Centennial Park SCHEDULE:
5:00 PM — YSA
5:40 PM — VEAUX
6:25 PM — The Explorers Club
7:15 PM — Gramps Morgan
8:10 PM — Josie Dunne
Event ends at 9 PM.

Saturday September 30 at Centennial Park SCHEDULE:
4:45 PM — Jessie Baylin
3:15 PM — Striking Matches
2:00 PM — Gustavo Moradel
1:00 PM — Larysa Jaye
12:00 PM — Sonja Hopkins
Event ends at 6 PM.

Times are approximate and subject to change without notice.

Event website: https://www.musicianscornernashville.com/


8. Nashville Brew Fest

Nashville Things to Do September 25-October 1 - Nashville Brew FestFeaturing over 50 breweries and more than 150 unique beers, the Nashville Brew Festival will take place on Saturday at the old baseball field and throughout the concourse of First Horizon Park.

You’ll also enjoy food trucks, music, lawn games, and more! Both general admission and Early Admission will include unlimited beer – Early Admission attendees will have access to specialty beer poured during the first hour.

Food will be sold separately.

Where: First Horizon Park, 19 JR Gilliam Way, Nashville

When: Saturday, September 29 from 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Event website: https://www.nashvillebrewfestival.com/


9. Westhaven Porch Fest

Nashville Things to Do September 25-October 1 - Westhaven Porch FestCelebrate Westhaven Porchfest on September 30th!

Join up for a day of fun and festivities in Westhaven, Franklin TN. Savor middle Tennessee’s incredible musical influences while enjoying the beautiful Westhaven community.

FREE live music all around the neighborhood from 1:00 pm until dark! Delicious food and drinks! Something for everyone!

Stay for the evening concert – this years evening concert features The Frontmen – country music’s hottest new supergroup. Opening for The Frontmen will be Ben Calhoun and the Deltaz.

Where: Various locations in and around Westhaven, Franklin, TN. Check event website for details.

When: Saturday September 30, all afternoon and evening.

Event website: https://westhavenporchfest.org/


Nashville Things to Do September 25-October 1