April in Nashville is a time when everything gears up for a celebration like you’ve never seen. The music scene is alive and well, foodie events are plenteous, and the warmer weather provides the opportunity for plenty of recreational and sporting events. Whether you’re in town on business or have a weekend away with your spouse, the warmer weather provides the opportunity for plenty of recreational and sporting events. Whether you’re in town on business or have a weekend away with your spouse, check out some of the April events in Nashville that’ll leave you wishing you’d booked an extra night:
In Nashville, great music is a given. From world-class venues to can’t-miss concerts and tons of local talent, you’d be hard pressed to miss out on something awesome while in the city. Here’s who you’ll want to catch this April.
The Cash Legacy: A Tribute to The Man in Black - Ryman Auditorium (March 31 to April 1)
Brahms v. Radiohead: A Symphonic Mash-Up Experience - Schermerhorn Symphony Center (April 2)Mash-Up Experience - Schermerhorn Symphony Center (April 2)
Thursday/ Touche/ Amore/ Basement - Marathon Music Works (April 5)
Matthew Morrison - Schermerhorn Symphony Center (April 6 to 8)
The Mavericks - Ryman Auditorium (April 7)
Passenger - Ryman Auditorium (April 8)
The Decemberists - Ryman Auditorium (April 12)
Chris Tomlin - Bridgestone Arena (April 14)
Loretta Lynn - Ryman Auditorium (April 14 to 15)
Neil Diamond - Bridgestone Arena (April 19)
Thomas Rhett - Ascend Amphitheater (April 20 to 21)
The Weeks - Cannery Ballroom (April 22)
The Story Tour: An Acoustic Evening with Brandi Carlile - Ryman Auditorium (April 24 to 25)
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - Bridgestone Arena (April 25)
Leela James - Marathon Music Works (April 26)
Yo-Yo Ma - Edgar Meyer - Chris Thile - Schermerhorn Symphony Center (April 26)
Def Leppard with Poison and Tesla - Bridgestone Arena (April 27)
Lightning 100's Spring Block Party ft. The Delta Saints - Marathon Music Works (April 29)
Chris Brown - Bridgestone Arena (April 30)
Sports and recreation
Stretch those legs and run a marathon or take a hike through the beautiful Nashville countryside. If you’re not into athletic pursuits of your own, take in a game and cheer on your favorite team.
NHL’s Nashville Predators - Catch home games from September to April and cheer the Predators to victory. Count every goal and watch every wipeout from the sidelines.wipeout from the sidelines.
UFC - Bridgestone Arena (April 22) - Watch your favorite UFC fighters showdown at Bridgestone for a special event you won’t want to miss!
Saint Jude Rock’n’Roll Marathon - Lace up your running shoes for this epic marathon, half-marathon and walking event. Over 30,000 participants come out to support charity, get their run on, and enjoy awesome live music and local food
There are, of course plenty of ways to expand your cultural knowledge while staying in Nashville. Take in an art exhibit or visit a lecture that sparks challenging conversations between you and your partner.
Dylan, Cash, and the Nashville Cats: A New Music City -Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (throughout April)
Homegrown: Zac Brown Band - Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (throughout April)
Alabama: Song of the South - Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (throughout April)
Brad Paisley: Diary of a Player - Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (throughout April)
Secrets of Buddhist Art: Tibet, Japan, and Korea - Frist Center for the Visual Arts (throughout April)
Claire Morgan: Stop Me Feeling - Frist Center for the Visual Arts (throughout April)
Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty - Frist Center for the Visual Arts (throughout April)
Nashville Repertory Theatre presents A Raisin in the Sun - TPAC (through April 15)
First Saturday Art Crawl - Nashville's 5th Avenue of the Arts (April 1)
Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston - Wedgewood/Houston (April 1)at Wedgewood/Houston - Wedgewood/Houston (April 1)
Under the Streetlamp - TPAC (April 2)
Pasta and Painting - Skyline Edition - Dabble Studio (April 7)
Blues Night! - Dabble Studio (April 8)Dabble Studio (April 8)
Nashville Opera presents Carmen - TPAC (April 6 & 8)
Disenchanted - TPAC (April 7-8)
Goodnight Moon - Nashville Children's Theatre (April 13-May 14)
Riverdance - The 20th Anniversary World Tour - TPAC (April 21 to 23)
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - TPAC (April 25 to 30)
The Intergalactic Nemesis: Robot Planet Rising & Twin Infinity - OZ Arts Nashville (April 28 to 29)
Come for the music, stay for the food. Or just come for the food - we’re not judging! While you’re in Nashville, sample some local favorites and don’t be shy to come back for seconds.
Nashville VegFest - The Fairgrounds Nashville (April 8 to 9) - This event promotes cruelty-free, plant-based diets, and it helps visitors to connect with local resources that support the journey toward a more sustainable kitchen. Sample delicious culinary selections and learn more about Nashville’s earth-friendly foodie population.
Battle of the Burger - Pine Street in the Gulch (April 20) - Whose burger will reign supreme? You decide at this fun competition between local grill masters and their loyal fans.
Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival - throughout Nashville (April 27 to 30) - This festival is Nashville’s premier event for all things spirits and cocktails. From celebrating craft liquors to the dedicated bartenders who serve them, you’ll find it all here.
If you wind up partying harder than you expected, we can help you get over a hangover and get back into Nashville living.
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