While many Spring 2020 events in Nashville were cancelled, some have been rescheduled for later in the year (with fingers crossed) and you’ll find those new dates below. For a look at how Nashville is rebounding from COVID-19, find answers here.
Thursday, March 24-Sunday, March 28. NEW DATES: OCTOBER 20-24 Our first major spring event in live music, the world’s largest gathering of songwriters covering a variety of genres. Ten official venues will host 100+ shows featuring both legends and up-and-comers. Many other bars and clubs will be unofficially joining in the celebration. Passes available for purchase starting February 25. Want to amp up your excitement? Watch the terrific documentary “It All Begins With A Song” online free.
March 31-April 4. AUGUST 4-8. Get over the stereotypes of Nashville fashion being limited to cowboy boots, rhinestones and fringe. There are some cutting edge designers here and an impressive roster of guests who will fill your week with the stunning and sassy. Saturday, April 18. JUNE 20, 2020. This has begun a big deal in Nashville and gets bigger every year. Among its chief promoters is Jack White whose Third Man Records always plans a little something special. But it’s just one of more than a dozen area stores celebrating vinyl that day…And when you’ve finished shopping… Saturday, April 25-Sunday, April 26. RESCHEDULED: NOV. 21. Join 30,000 runners this spring as they trek through some of our most interesting neighborhoods, cheered on by locals on the sidewalks. The weekend kicks off with a Health & Fitness Expo on Thursday and Friday where you can pick up tips, swag and your registration materials. On Saturday morning, you’ll hit the road, cruising past ten stages of live music route and the day comes to a close with a concert by Michael Ray and Carly Pearce. Visitors tell us we’re among the best hosts in the country.
Cheekwood’s gardens and outdoor installations have reopened. Ten years ago, Nashville went nuts over Dan Chihuly’s mesmerizing glass installations all around the Cheekwood gardens and grounds. That was a wonderland lit for night viewing. The artist’s new spring exhibit is stunning during the day and magical at night with installations around the grounds and pedestal works in the mansion.
Saturday, April 25, 11am-4pm. Now August 8, 2020. Omni Hotel. A lovely way to spend a Saturday, this one-day event will bring together more than 50 wineries, 20 local restaurants and 10 breweries. Mini-seminaries will enhance your culinary knowledge and you can shop an Artisan Market featuring local producers. And, of course, they will be live music. Admission ranges from $40-135.
CANCELLED WITH HOPES OF RETURNING IN THE FALL. This free concert series, held in Centennial Park on Friday and Saturday afternoons/evenings in May and June, grows in popularity each year with good reason. An eclectic line-up of artists. Kidsville activity zone. Food trucks. A beer garden. Who’s performing? An announcement is forthcoming.
May 20. TO BE RESCHEDULED BUT NO DATES ANNOUNCED. Nissan Stadium. Yep, Mick and the Boys are making a stop in Nashville this spring. Seems right since they’re semi-frequent visitors to Music CIty and they’ll be singing “Honky Tonk Women” right across the river from our Honky Tonk District.
First Saturday Art Crawls–June 5
No word yet on these monthly event.
Downtown Crawl. The epicenter is 5th Avenue N., also called Avenue of the Arts to the north of Church Street. The better the weather, the more fun these are with outdoor entertainment, free nibblies and all sorts of media. Fast food to fancy dining within a few blocks.
Wedgewood-Houston Crawl. Located about a mile south of downtown in an industrial area undergoing a renaissance, things skew a tad more avante garde. It’s a little more spread out so be prepared to walk several blocks to make it around the hub of galleries. The area is also home to several upscale restaurants, Jackalope Brewery and Diskin Cidery.
Rescheduled for September 24-27. The annual festival held on a farm in Manchester, about an hour south of Nashville, has been moved from its original dates. A new line-up will be announced shortly.
It’s currently gone virtual with hopes of returning Saturday, June 12, 6-9pm. East Nashville’s slightly bohemian take on an art crawl. With all the galleries, restaurants and bars compressed into a walkable footprint, it’s easy to make a full night at this single destination.