It’s the weekend yet again, which means festivities are abound in Nashville. We here at Sports & Entertainment Nashville are getting in the Halloween spirit, so we’ve highlighted a few of the city’s best haunts in our weekend roundup, plus a few of the fabulous music acts you can catch over the next few days.
One of Nashville’s most unique venues gets transformed into a hallowed haunt. Fauntanel brings back their Halloween-themed weekend for the fourth year in a row, featuring an old-fashioned, family-friendly hayride that stretches two miles along the property’s forests. Then (if you dare), brave the zombified haunted walk through the woods, “The Dead Among Us,” where you’ll come face to face with cannibals, a graveyard and even a zombie circus tent. It’s the perfect way to get into the spooky spirit.
When: Fri., Oct. 23 – Sat., Oct. 24, 7pm – 11pm
Where: Fontanel Mansion
Tickets – $15
EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Cheekwood’s annual Day of the Dead festival offers attendees a chance to experience an authentic Latin American culture. All day Saturday, immerse yourself in this vibrant event that features traditional arts and crafts, a marketplace, and live music. Sample authentic Mexican food and drink like tamales, empanadas and even a bread of the dead. Explore traditional Day of the Dead altars, a colorfully decorated memento that honors the deceased and some of the things they enjoyed in life. Celebrate life while learning all about one of the most significant events in this vivid culture.
When: Sat., Oct. 24 – 10am – 5pm
Tickets – Adults – $14, Children 17 and under – Free
If you’re looking for something more relaxing to do, check out Taste of Nashville. The city’s longest running food festival provides a taste of some of the finest restaurants, brewers, bars, dessert-makers and more that Nashville has to offer. Just some of the fine eateries and beverage connoisseurs you’ll see at the event include Acme Feed & Seed, Hattie B’s, The Patterson House, Moto, American Born Moonshine, Tenn South Distillery, among several other favorites. Benefitting some of our local nonprofits, it’s sure to be worth your time and money.
When: Fri., Oct. 23 – 7pm – 1am
Tickets – $125
With Veterans Day fast approaching, we are reminded of the heroes that give their lives for this country each and every day. “Remembering Our Fallen,” a memorial exhibit honoring the 141 soldiers from the state of Tennessee who have died in a war zone since 9/11, is a powerful way to pay tribute to our brave men and women. The exhibit is on display at the State Capitol through Mon., Oct. 26 and heading to Bass Pro Shop at the Opry Mills Mall before making its final stop at the University of Tennessee.
As always, there are numerous concerts happening all over Music City that are sure to excite music-lovers of all kinds. Jason Isbell is performing four sold out shows at the Ryman this weekend, bringing along the likes of Chris Stapleton, Amanda Shires and more as supporting acts. Plain White T’s will be at Exit/In tomorrow night, playing hits like “Hey There Delilah” and “1,2,3,4.” Tickets are $20. And Vanderbilt’s 15th annual Commodore Quake with bring together country superstar trio The Band Perry and popular 90s band Third Eye Blind, which is sure to be an incredible show. Tickets are $30-$50.