It’s Halloween weekend here in Nashville, and even though we got a head start on the celebrating last weekend, there is still plenty to do over the next few days. Sports & Entertainment Nashville has got you covered on some of the best “All Hallows’ Eve” events Music City has to offer.
What better way to honor the Day of the Dead than with tequila and tacos? Try 15 styles of tequila from brands like Cabo Diablo, Peligroso, Don Julio, El Jimador and many more while munching on tasty tacos from Local Taco. After fueling (and drinking) up, get ready for some good ole fashioned piñata smashing, skeleton face painting, and dancing the night away to party music from QDP DJs. Plus, the event benefits the nonprofit Fannie Battle, Middle Tennessee’s oldest child care center. It is sure to be a night to remember!
Where: The Pavillion East
When: Fri., Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.
Tickets – $35
Come see downtown Nashville in a whole new light as part of the Gulch is transformed into zombieland. Start the weekend off with a zombie paintball shoot, with a portion of the proceeds going to the event’s winning charity. Then on Saturday, gear up for the Demons on Demonbreun bar crawl at some of your favorite bars where there will be costume costumes and the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes.
Where: Demonbreun St.
When: Paintball shoot – Fri., Oct. 30, 3 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Demons on Demonbreun – Sat., Oct. 31, 8 p.m. – 3 a.m.
Tickets: Zombie paintball shoot – $10
Demons on Demonbreun – $20
If you’re looking to see some of the best music acts country music has to offer this weekend, Battle for the Bones is pulling out all the stops. Nashville’s favorite radio host Bobby Bones sets the mic aside to MC the 3rd annual Battle for the Bones music festival. There is no shortage of stellar music acts performing this year, with Jerrod Niemann, Chris Janson, Maddie & Tae, Kelsea Ballerini, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum and more all taking the stage at Mercy Lounge.
Where: Mercy Lounge
When: Fri., Oct. 30, 8 p.m.
Tickets: General admission – $50; VIP – $195 – $495
Wind down from your festivity-filled weekend with an acoustic set from one of country music’s biggest superstars. The beloved museum will host Luke Bryan in its CMA Theater in honor of the singer’s exhibition “Dirt Road Diary,” on display until Sun., Nov. 8. Bryan will discuss his career and play a few acoustic songs for fans.
Where: Country Music Hall of Fame’s CMA Theater
When: Sun., Nov. 1, 2 p.m.
Combine a beloved Nashville venue with a cult classic film and you have the perfect way to start your spook-filled weekend. The Belcourt Theatre presents “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” all weekend long with the live cast Little Morals. This provacative musical tells the story of simple couple Brad and Janet and their bizarre experience with Dr. Frank-N-Furter. While musical enthusiasts will love “Rocky Horror” the Belcourt also caters to true horror fans with a screening of the ultimate horror film, “The Shining,” on Friday and Saturday.
Where: The Belcourt Theatre
When: Fri., Oct. 30 – Sun. Nov. 1
“Rocky Horror” – Friday and Saturday midnight showings, 12 a.m.; Sunday showing, 10 p.m.
“The Shining” – Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m.
Tickets: “Rocky Horror” – $12; “The Shining” – $7.75 – $9.25