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
Grand Ole Opry
Grand Ole Opry House Stage

The Grand Ole Opry puts on a show every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday night. Don't miss star-studded performances with artists like Darius Rucker, Maggie Rose, Old Crow Medicine Show, and more.

Concert Series: Every Sunday
Nashville Sunday Night

Every Sunday, Lightning 100 showcases critically acclaimed national, regional, and local artists at the legendary 3rd and Lindsley during Nashville Sunday Night.

Concert Series: Saturday & Sunday, April-November
Jazz on the Hillside

Enjoy live jazz music in the vineyard courtyard at Arrington Vineyards. It's a beautiful setting for a fall night or afternoon. Listen to some jazz, take part in a complimentary wine tasting, have a picnic, and enjoy the scenery.

October 16
Light the Nations

The 5th annual Light the Nations will take place on Saturday, October 16th from 2-10pm on 51st Avenue North in West Nashville. The event will highlight the up-and-coming area featuring local businesses, art, vendors, food trucks, and fantastic live entertainment. Guests are encouraged to decorate up to 10 free luminary bags that you can take with you to place the luminaries outside on Friday before the festival and through the festival weekend.

October 17
Jazz on the Cumberland

This free, family-friendly concert series is held annually on select Sundays from May through October from 5:30pm-8pm at Riverfront Park. Enjoy live performances by some of the area's best local, regional, and national acts. There are a great variety of delicious food trucks, vendors, a kid's fun play zone, surprise guest appearances, giveaways, and more. Just bring your lawn chair or favorite blanket (no tents), then enjoy the ambiance, sunset, and sounds with area residents, tourists, and music aficionados alike.

October 23
Saxaphone Jazz

You're on the list. The list of people invited to attend the party of the year. Oh yeah, it's called Jazzmania and features Nashville Jazz Workshop's finest performing artists.

October 23-24
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.

November 10
CMA Awards
CMA Awards presenters

Each year, country music's biggest night airs live from Music City's Bridgestone Arena. To name a few, 2021's nominees include Brothers Osborne, Kane BrownLuke CombsMiranda LambertAshley McBrydeMaren Morris, and more. Come and experience the biggest night in country music with the CMA Awards Package.

September 2022
Live on the Green
Live on the Green Performance

Live On The Green is a free outdoor concert series, presented by Lightning 100, at Public Square Park in downtown Music City. The stage is always set up on the steps of the Plaza and the crowd gathers in the grassy area of Public Square Park to watch performances from local, regional, and national artists.

November 2022
Tin Pan South

Tin Pan South is the world's largest songwriter festival. Dedicated to songs and those that write them, Tin Pan South is an annual event in Music City where fans get a unique, up-close-and-personal experience with the music they love. The music is spread out across the city with showcases each night at various venues.