What To Do in Nashville This Labor Day Weekend
Wondering what Nashville has lined up for Labor Day 2017? There’s no shortage of concerts, festivals, art, and fun this coming weekend. So come on out and join us!
Nashville Concerts Labor Day Weekend 2017
Live on the Green
Check out Nashville’s premier outdoor concert event. If all you wanna’ do is have some fun, the free outdoor music festival kicks off the long weekend with an appearance by Nashville’s own Sheryl Crow on Saturday, September 1. If the 90s are your thing, you can catch Big Head Todd and the Monsters in Public Square Park earlier in the day. Saturday’s Lightning 100’s Live on the Green lineup also features The Delta Saints, Elliot Root, and synthpop band Future Islands.
With food trucks and activities for kids, Musician’s Corner in Centennial Park is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon with the family. Catch Steve Moakler, Jason Eskridge, Scott Mulvahill, and Katie Pruitt on the Mainstage. Bandit Heart, Josh Gilligan, and The Narrative all take to the acoustic stage to keep the sounds coming.
If rap is more your speed than country or rock and roll, get ready to welcome Kendrick Lamar to Music City. His North American tour is making a stop at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, August 30.
Grand Ole Opry
Let’s face it, if you’re visiting Tommy’s Nashville Tours to find the perfect Labor Day 2017 concert, odds are you’d head to the Opry before catching Lamar. Upcoming guests at the famed Grand Ole Opry House include Marty Stuart, The Secret Sisters, Charlie Worsham, the Charlie Daniels Band, and many more!
The 5 Spot
You’ll never know who you’ll spot at the 5 Spot. But if you’re looking for an 80s dance night, the beloved East Nashville nightspot is hosting their monthly Strictly 80s Dance Party on Friday, September 1.
Labor Day Festivals in Nashville
Kidsville at the Parthenon & Musician’s Corner
Kidsville is a great, family-friendly way to kick off the holiday weekend. Enjoy free admission to the Parthenon while your kids enjoy creative storytelling (stories begin at 11 a.m.), educational activities, and arts & crafts. Then, head over to Musician’s Corner and hit the Kidsville play area featuring more crafts, nature play, fun fitness activities, and special guests!
Old School BBQ Festival
You won’t want to miss this one. On September 3, Nashville’s scenic Riverfront Park becomes home to the 4th annual Old School BBQ Festival. Enjoy cool tunes and hot soul food with a hearty dash of camaraderie and community.
Church Street Block Party
Celebrate food, friends, music, and diversity within Music City at this one-day music festival on Sunday, September 3. The Church Street Block Party will take place on Church Street between 15th and 16th.
Nashville Shakespeare Festival
Don’t miss a riveting The Winter’s Tale directed by Santiago Sosa. The fanciful tale, set in a fairytale world and inspired by South American cultures, features original music and will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on September 2-4. Come out early to enjoy some of Nashville’s best food trucks and listen to a panel of well-regarded Shakespeare experts before the show begins.
Labor Day 2017 Cultural Happenings in Nashville
Zoovie Night Featuring Zootopia
Zoovie nights at the zoo include games, activities, animals, and movies! On Saturday, September 1, be sure to pack a picnic and a few comfy lawn chairs for a night at the zoo. Kids and grown-ups alike will get their chuckles on with Zootopia.
A stunning acrobatic marvel, presented under a gigantic white big top, Cavalia Odysseo is an enormous production featuring over 100 performers and beautiful horses. Blending incredible equestrian feats with imaginative stagecraft, this is a show that’ll truly take your breath away.
First Saturday Arts Crawl
It just so happens that the Frist’s monthly art crawl happens over Labor Day weekend! Hooray! Admission to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts is free and the art crawl is a fun, festive atmosphere with participating venues located along Fifth Avenue of the arts and Nashville’s historic Arcade district. To make things even sweeter? Many galleries serve free wine and refreshments.
So come on out to Nashville, y’all. While you’re in town, be sure to book a tour with Tommy’s Nashville Tours.