10 Fall Music Events

Music plays 24/7/365 in Nashville. So many concerts, festivals, and other music-themed fun set the soundtrack to a Music City fall.

Americana Music Festival stage
Concert Series: Tuesdays, September 8-October 13
Nashville Library Courtyard Concert Series

Every Tuesday for a month, the Nashville Public Library hosts a free concert 11:45am-1pm. For its 17th annual season this year, the informal come-and-go concerts are going virtual! Tune in on Nashville Public Library's YouTube channel to watch each show stream live Tuesdays, September 8-October 13. Get even closer to the music and enjoy performances ranging from bluegrass and blues to classical and rock.

October 19-20
Centennial Craft Fest
Fall in Nashville

Food trucks, live music, craft beer, handmade goods, and children's activities will fill out Centennial Park for the Centennial Craft Fest. Hear local performers throughout the day presented by Musicians Corner.

October 20-24
Tin Pan South

Tin Pan South is the world's largest songwriter festival and this year it's going virtual. Dedicated to songs and those that write them, Tin Pan South is an annual event where fans get a unique, up-close-and-personal experience with the music they love.

October 24
Jazzmania

You're on the list. The list of people invited attend the virtual party of the year. Oh yeah, it's called Jazzmania and features Nashville Jazz Workshop's finest performing artists like Beegie Adair, Kandace Springs, Keb’ Mo’, Victor Wooten, and more.

November 2
Nashvember

Get a taste of Nashville's wonderful, creative community during the annual Nashvember free event happening at the Sevier Park. Local talented musicians will play their best while you shop and taste from some of Music City's finest places.

November 11
CMA Awards
CMA Awards presenters

Each year, country music's biggest night airs live from Music City's Bridgestone Arena. Just to name a few, 2020's nominees include Dan + ShayLuke CombsMiranda LambertReba McEntireJay JoyceCarly Pearce, Maddie & Tae, Maren MorrisJustin BieberAshley McBrydeKeith Urban, and more.

September 2021
Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

This music festival is held in Franklin, just down the road from Music City. Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival brings together talented musicians and industry folks to offer a diverse yet renowned lineup of rock and roll, alt-country, bluegrass, jazz, indie, gospel, and more. The 2019 lineup included The Killers, Keith Urban, Leon Bridges, The Foo Fighters, Jenny Lewis, and more.

September 2021
Live on the Green

Lightning 100 is proud to announce 2021 Live On the Green FM Music Festival coming to WRLT Lightning 100.1 FM. Fans can tune in all weekend to hear recorded live festival performances, including exclusive never before heard content and interviews with the artists.

September 21-26, 2021
Americana Music Festival
Americana Honors & Awards

Each year the Americana Music Association gathers thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville. The festival will feature approximately 500 live music performances at various music venues throughout Nashville.

October 2021
Breakaway Music Festival

The nation's biggest multi-city music festival, Breakaway Music Festival, comes to Nashville! Future, Kaskade, Zeds Dead, Emogee, Lil Baby, and more performed over two days at Fair Park at The Fairgrounds Nashville for this unique festival.