While many Spring 2020 events in Nashville were cancelled, some have been rescheduled for later in the year. You’ll find those new dates below. Look here to learn how Nashville is rebounding from COVID-19.
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.
August 4-8. Will be a free digital experience with registration on the website. Get over the stereotypes of Nashville fashion being limited to cowboy boots, rhinestones and fringe. There are some cutting edge designers and an impressive roster of guests who will fill your week with the stunning and sassy.
The new plan is to have three Record Store Days: August 29, September 26 and October 24. 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.
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.
SATURDAY, NOV. 21. Typically 30,000 runners show up in springtime but, with a late fall date, the crowds will likely be smaller. Much of the rest is the same: You’ll 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 big concert. Visitors tell us we’re among the best hosts in the country. Bonus: it overlaps the dates for Tin Pan South.
CANCELLED WITH HOPES OF RETURNING IN THE FALL. This free concert series, held in Centennial Park on Friday and Saturday afternoons/evenings, 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.