By: Kate Quigley
September is finally here and hopefully the cooler weather will soon follow. Along with all things pumpkin spice, Nashville is gearing up for a fun filled fall, including exciting festivals, and new places to eat and explore. Check out our latest bucket list for September!
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Come enjoy a weekend of mud filled musical entertainment in Cookeville! Enjoy independent artists of varying genres, free camping, showers, and you can even BYOB.
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Love a unique craft cocktail? Then we’ve got the perfect event for you. The Nashville Cocktail Festival celebrates boutique spirits, authors, small batch mixers, and the bartenders who create these divine drinks. Each day has a theme, such as, Polynesian Pop and Art Deco Night. Explore the drinks that celebrate global spirits and the creativity behind the bar.
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The Nashville Pride Festival is back this month at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park! Come join the kickoff for this exciting weekend long event with the Pride Parade, and then enjoy a stellar entertainment lineup including Salt N Pepa, Kim Petras, and Orville Peck. Don’t forget to check out the 225 vendors and food trucks when you need to refuel.
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If you’re looking for a relaxing evening on the water, then you won’t want to miss the Jazz On The Cumberland Concert Series held at Nashville Cumberland Park. This free family and pet friendly event is the perfect way to enjoy a night of musical entertainment, food, and vendors.
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Join in on a unique musical experience this month at the 21st annual Americanafest. Beyond enjoying the musical entertainment, festival goers can experience seminars, panels, and much more. Many artists, radio stations, promoters, and agents attend this festival because of its musical education forum led by many of the music industry leaders.
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3 City Ave Suite 500, Nashville, TN 37209
If you are searching for an endless summer, you need to check out Sandbar, located only 3 miles from downtown. Boasting the best patio in Nashville, this outdoor bar features sand volleyball, 2-pound beer, frozen drinks, and even better - shoes are optional!
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1918 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203
Jasper’s is a locally owned eatery and market located on West End Ave that you will want to make your go-to place to hangout. Offering shuffleboard, gourmet grocery items, locally sourced gifts, and treats, this is a one-stop-shop for all your needs. If you are searching for a place to watch a game, they also have TVs and a game room for your kiddos to enjoy as well.
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1705 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
This fast-casual restaurant located in Hillsboro Village is on a mission to provide thoughtful eating choices for those on the go. With fresh ingredients and salads, bowls, and treats made from scratch daily, this health-focused eatery will help keep you on track with your goals.
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4210 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209
Located in West Nashville, Otto’s Bar features weekly specials, craft cocktails, and small plates. You won’t want to leave this neighborhood hangout, especially after you try their queso!
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1322 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
Sonny’s Patio Pub & Refuge is located right in the heart of Germantown! This neighborhood hangout serves up what they call good mood food, power-packed drinks, and an action-packed atmosphere that includes bar games and daily specials.
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209 10th Ave S Suite 205, Nashville, TN 37203
If you are a guitarist or just a music enthusiast, you need to check out The Gibson Garage! This flagship store is a place to explore, play, and shop. Enjoy learning the history of Gibson guitars, or check out a show while shopping for exclusive apparel. If you are interested in testing out a guitar, building a custom guitar, or looking to start lessons they have got you covered.
Photos via Golden Slipper Instagram
314 Madison St, Nashville, TN 37208
Come check out this neighborhood “Bou-dega”. This eclectic shop has been curated with an amazing variety of local artisan’s goods. If you are in search of a signature scent, the candle studio can help you create a delicious smell unlike anyone else's. From toxin-free candles, unique plants, and home goods The Golden Slipper has it all.
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3600 Charlotte Ave, Nashville, TN 37209
If you are searching for a different kind of workout, head to Climb Nashville! Offering climbing, yoga, and other fitness activities perfect for any fitness level or ability. If you are a climbing enthusiast you will love the opportunity to boulder, lead, or use top ropes and auto belays.
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801 Rep. John Lewis Way S #101, Nashville, TN 37203
BoothCamp is an exciting new gym that offers a variety of classes that you won’t find anywhere else in Nashville. Featuring aqua punching bags, battle ropes, and an agility turf area, Boothcamp coaches are committed to helping their members to become stronger, faster, and fitter.