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: 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.

Thursday & Friday, September 2-October 1
September Sundown

Musicians Corner presents September Sundown, a free outdoor concert series showcasing local Nashville artists. The series will take place each Thursday and Friday evening in September, with a special three-day weekend taking place September 23-25 in conjunction with AmericanaFest. This FREE, family-friendly event is open to the public with musical performances and features a variety of food trucks, local artisans, and Kidsville activities.

September 17
Full Moon Pickin' Party

Under the light of the full moon, three headlining acts play the main stage while bluegrass and roots pickers jam in circles under the trees and around the grounds of the Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center during the Full Moon Pickin' Party. These family-friendly events invite anyone to join in the music and all funds raised go to protect Warner Parks.

September 19 & 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.

September 22-25
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.

September 25-26
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 lineup this year includes Dave Matthews Band, The Black Keys, Maren Morris, Cage the Elephant, Black Pumas, Amos Lee, Tanya Tucker, and more.

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 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 16-20
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.