10 Fall Music Events in Nashville

Nashville is known for music. We are Music City, after all. Music plays here 24/7/365 so we can't list every concert or music event, but here are a few of the major music events occurring this season in Nashville.

Americana Music Festival stage
September
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 in the vicinity of downtown Nashville. This year's artists include Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Lee Ann Womack & Friends, Tommy Emanuel, Jerry Douglas, John Oates, Ron Pope, Mary Gauthier, Brandy Clark, Shook Twins, and much more.

September 20-22, 2019
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. Kings of Leon is set to headline a lineup of special musical guests as the perform some of our favorite tunes from the 70s & 80s. Chefs include Matt Bolus, Billy Durney, Tiffani Faison, Tandy Wilson, Matthew McClure, Margot McCormack, Jonathan Waxman, and more.

November
CMA Awards

Each year, Country Music's Biggest Night airs live from Music City's Bridgestone Arena. Last year's performers included Dierks Bentley, (#MusicCityWalkofFame inductee) Reba, Eric Church, Brooks & Dunn, Maren Morris, Charley Pride, (#NashvilleNYE performer) Keith Urban, and more.

Occurs: First Thursday of every month
Nashville House Concerts - Concert Series

SiriusXM radio personality Storme Warren hosts this unique Nashville experience on the first Thursday of each month in his make-shift living room on the War Memorial Auditorium stage, featuring a diverse blend of talent from chart-topping artists, music legends, rising stars, and accomplished songwriters. Every show promises musical performances, imaginative interviews, and unpredictable fun.

Occurs: August-October
Nashville Library Courtyard Concert Series - Concert Series

Every Tuesday for two months, the Nashville Public Library hosts a free concert from 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.

Occurs: August-September
Live on the Green - Concert Series

This is a free concert series held Thursday evenings in August and September at the Public Square Park in front of the Courthouse. The evening highlights local and nationally known artists and performers. Sheryl Crow, Spoon, Future Islands, Jonny P, and more rocked the stage last year.

Occurs: September-October
Full Moon Pickin' Party - Concert Series

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. These family-friendly events invite anyone to join in the music and all funds raised go to protect Warner Parks.

Occurs: September-October
Bluebird on the Mountain - Concert Series

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 from 8-10pm. After the performances, the telescope is opened for visitors to get a closer look at the stars in the night sky.

Occurs: September-October
Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner takes place each Saturday May-June and September-October. This FREE, family-friendly event is open to the public with musical performances from 1:30 to 5pm. Pre-show activities begin at noon with food trucks, beer and wine garden, and "Kidsville" activities.

Occurs: Tuesday, Friday, Saturday November-December
Opry at the Ryman - Concert Series

Each year, the Grand Ole Opry returns to one of its former homes, Ryman Auditorium. Past performers include John Oates, Chris Young, Martina McBride, Carly Pearce, and more. This year is no exception and some of the must-see performers include John Oates, Chris Young, Martina McBride, Carly Pearce, and more. Don't pass up the chance to see the show that made country music famous inside the "Mother Church of Country Music."