Labor Day is the United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September, so another Nashville Labor Day weekend is almost here! Music City is brimming with Labor Day activities for those looking to enjoy a holiday away from their labors.
From arts and entertainment to festivals with lots and lots of music, Music City promises many fun activities to help visitors escape the tedium of their regular 9 – 5 jobs. With the National Folk Festival, theater, football games, art exhibits, laser shows, and did I mention music? — Nashville is definitely the place to be for the Labor Day holiday weekend Sept. 1 – 5, 2011.
If you and your group are looking for something fun to do on Labor Day weekend, the following are just some of the events and activities which will be taking place in Nashville on Labor Day weekend.
What to See & Do in Nashville Labor Day Weekend
- September 1 — Patricia Alice Albrecht, Voice of Pizzazz on ‘Jem & the Holograms’ at Nashville Doll Club
- September 1-5 — Shakespeare in the Park presents “Romeo & Juliet” at Nashville’s Centennial Park.
- September 1– College Colors Day Kickoff: Western Kentucky v. Kentucky at LP Field
- September 2-4 — National Folk Festival at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park in Nashville. The 3-day event celebrates the traditions of American culture in music, dance, crafts, foods and more and is free and open to the public. Visit nationalfolkfestival.com for a schedule of activities.
- September 2 — Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson with Cowboy Troy and Bradley Gaskin at Fontanel.
- September 2 — Grand Ole Opry at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.
- September 2 — The Steeldrivers at Station Inn.
- September 2 — Cheekwood Nights: Elenowen at Cheekwood Botanical Garden & Museum of Art.
- September 3 — Zzzoofari Slumber at the Nashville Zoo at Grassmere.
- September 3 — First Saturday Art Crawl at art galleries across Nashville.
- September 3 — Cosmic Concert Laser Shows at Adventure Science Center Sudekum Planetarium.
- September 3 — Musicians Corner at Centennial Park (through November 5).
- September 3 — Grand Ole at Opry Grand Ole Opry House.
- September 3 — of Montreal at Mercy Lounge. Show at 9 PM. Tickets $18.
- September 3 — Southern Universityat at LP Field.
- September 3 — “Annie” ends at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre.
- September 3 — Egyptian Relics, Replicas & Revivals concludes at the Tennessee State Museum.
- September 3 — The annual John A. Merritt Classic football game. Tennessee State University play Southern University at LP Field.
- September 4 —The Katina’s in concert at World Outreach Church, 1921 New Salem Rd, Hwy 99, Murfreesboro, TN 37128 615-896-4515 Visit www.wochurch.org
- September 4 — Gabe Dixon at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville.
- September 4 — Nashville Drifters with Gorilla Baby & Andy Logan at 12th & Porter, 8:30pm 11:55pm
- September 5 — LOUNGE: Jon Ball w/ I Anthem, Cooper Brown & Lion and Bear at 12th & Porter
- September 5 — Cameron Bedell with Foxes Have Foxholes & Natalie Royal at 12th & Porter
Ongoing Events in Music City over Labor Day Weekend
- Chet Atkins: Certified Guitar Player at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
- Nashville Shores Water Park Weekends at Nashville Shores.
- Sing Me Back Home: A Journey Through Country Music at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
- TRAINS! Tennessee in G, Cheekwood’s latest outdoor exhibition at Cheekwood Gardens featuring G-scale trains and a history of Tennessee.
- Warhol Live: Music & Dance in Andy Warhol’s Work at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville.
- Frist Center for the Visual Arts Presents the Golden Age of Couture 1947 – 1957 in Nashville
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