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 3-October 8
Nashville Library Courtyard Concert Series

Every Tuesday for a month, the Nashville Public Library hosts a free concert 11:45am-1pm. The concerts will take place right in their courtyard. So grab some lunch and enjoy the weather while listening to some great live music.

September 5, 12, 19, & 26
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. This year's lineup includes Gabe Dixon, The Marcus King Band, The New Respects, and more.

Concert Series: September 13 & October 11
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.

September 21
Harvest Night at Music City Food + Wine Festival

Harvest Night brings together signature dishes from world-renowned chefs with live music at Music City Walk of Fame Park. Delectable food paired with amazing music make for a true Music City experience. Chicago guitar-slinger and vocalist, Ronnie Baker and Chicago harmonica master and vocalist Bill Branch, will unite to play the songs of the Rolling Stones live while you munch on delectable treats from chefs Matt Bolus, Rob Newton, Deb Paquette, Tim Love, and more.

September 21-22
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. This year's lineup includes The Killers, Keith Urban, Leon Bridges, The Foo Fighters, Jenny Lewis, and more.

Concert Series: September 21 & October 5
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 11-12
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 are set to perform over two days at Fair Park at The Fairgrounds Nashville for this unique festival.

October 19

You're on the list. The list of people who may attend the jazz party of the year. Oh yeah, it's called Jazzmania and features Nashville Jazz Workshop's finest performing artists and some amazing food & drinks at the Factory in Franklin. 

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."

November 13
CMA Awards

Each year, country music's biggest night airs live from Music City's Bridgestone Arena. Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, and Dolly Parton are scheduled to host this year's fun. Stay tuned for the lineup.