This Month in Nashville: April 2016
by Edley Newman
What’s happening around Nashville in April?
There’s no shortage of events, large and small. That’s why we love Music City so much. Whether you’re into crawfish and beer, live music at the Ryman, or baseball, there’s something for everyone!
7. Ales & Tails Crawfish Boil
Saturday, April 23
The first annual Ales & Tails Crawfish Boil is presented by Nashville Sports Leagues. The 21 and older event features crawfish, beer and live music! It will be held on the lawn of OneC1TY from 12:30-5:30p.m. Purchase tickets before April 10th and they are $40 each. Upgrade to a VIP ticket for an extra $25 and it will include two Bloody Mary’s, six oysters, and access to the oyster and Bloody Mary bar! See all ticket pricing and more info here.
6. Art Goes Alternative
Sunday, April 3
MStreet is hosting a pet friendly installment of Art Goes Alternative from 11a.m. to 6p.m. on April 3rd at the Rosewall. Make plans to attend this FREE event featuring art from over 30 artists and live music. A percentage of proceeds will benefit the Tiny But Mighty Fund. Your pup can attend for a $10 donation. Read more here.
5. Nashville Fashion Week
Tuesday, April 5, – Saturday, April 9
Nashville Fashion Week kicked off in April 2011 with a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent and continues to gain momentum year after year. Featuring local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the city encourages both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces with promotions, partnerships and educational workshops. You can purchase tickets to each event or purchase an all access pass! Read more here.
Thursday, April 7
“Take me out to the ball game. Buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks, I don’t care if I ever get back.” Root for our own Nashville Sounds at their home opener. The Sounds start the season at First Tennessee Park hosting the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Thursday, April 7 at 6:35 p.m.
Here are a few ideas of people to take: a buddy, your significant other, your kids, your boss (especially if performance evaluations are coming up), your mom (she’s done a lot for you), your neighbor. Be sure to check out season passes before you go. They make it easy by offering a whole season, half season or partial season. Click here to read more or to buy tickets.
3. Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals at Ryman Auditorium
Friday, April 22
The iconic music venue has been played by the likes of rock n roll greats, up and coming bluegrass musicians and songwriters. The intimate setting is perfect for date night. Grab a beer, relax, and watch a great show featuring Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals. Buy tickets here.
2. Mumford & Sons at Bridgestone Arena
Friday, April 15
Concerts are a way of life in Nashville, and we’re so stoked that Mumford & Sons will be here! We love their style, and you will too. Check out the video below and buy tickets here.
1. St. Jude Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon Nashville
Saturday, April 30
This month’s top pick is the St. Jude Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon. It’s not too late to sign up to run the half or full marathon! But if that sounds out of reach, there’s always the 5k. And if you have fit kids, there is a special run just for them on Sunday, the 31st. Running not your thing, no problem. Music makes up the heart and “sole” of this event. Runners will enjoy a variety of music from alternative, classic and punk rock to blues, jazz and soul along the race course, every mile specifically! The Wallfowers will be the headliner at Bridgestone after the race. Participants enter free of charge, while others can purchase tickets for $35. Register here.
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