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: 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.

September 3, 10, 17, & 24, 2020
Musicians Corner presents September Sundown

Musicians Corner presents September Sundown, a free outdoor concert series showcasing local Nashville artists, on Thursday evenings in September. This FREE, family-friendly event is open to the public with musical performances from 5-9pm and features a variety of food trucks, local artisans, and Kidsville activities.

September 15-20, 2020
Americana Music Festival

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. Last year's artists included Tanya Tucker, Keb' Mo', Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, Robert Randolph, and so much more.

September 24-27
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Join the 80,000 fans who flock to Manchester, TN, just down the road from Nashville, for Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. It's four days of festivities that will blow your mind. Over 150 musical performances, along with comedy, cinema, sustainability workshops, and more. It's pretty much an adult wonderland of music and art. Phish, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, and more played last year's festival. 

September 26-27
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. Last year's lineup included The Killers, Keith Urban, Leon Bridges, The Foo Fighters, Jenny Lewis, and more.

Concert Series: October 2
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 from 7-11pm 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.

Concert Series: October 3
Bluebird on the Mountain

Each year, the legendary Bluebird Cafe travels to one of the tallest hilltops in Nashville to offer a night of live music under the stars. Hit songwriters play their best and your favorite songs on the portico of the Dyer Observatory. After the performances, the telescope is opened for visitors to get a closer look at the stars in the night sky.

October 19-20
Centennial Craft Fest

Food trucks, live music, craft beer, handmade goods, and children's activities will fill out Centennial Park for the Centennial Craft Fest. Last year's lineup includes Bayor Wilson, Maybe April, Drama Club (DJ), Lateral Blue, Kyshona, Robby Hecht, and Carey Ott.

October 20-24
Tin Pan South

Tin Pan South is the world's largest songwriter festival. Hundreds of songwriters and acts perform shows in 9 different Music City venues over the course of 5 days. 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.

Concert Series: Tuesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays, November 1-December 28
Opry at the Ryman

Each year, the Grand Ole Opry returns to one of its former homes, Ryman Auditorium. Don't pass up the chance to see the show that made country music famous inside the "Mother Church of Country Music."