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Nashville Annual April Event Guide

An Annual Event Guide to April Events in Nashville


A list of Annual April Events in Nashville that includes some of the Best & Most Well-liked Annual Events that take place in and around Nashville in the month of April.

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Nashville Event Calendar - April

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Nashville has a never ending supply of world class entertainment that's sure to please anyone and an absolute ton of Things to Do and See in Nashville and Middle Tennessee.
Browse through our Nashville Event Calendar to find out what's currently happening in and around Nashville this month.

Awesome April

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Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau celebrates the month of April with Awesome April, a musical tribute to the city that promises a major event each weekend.

Art After Hours

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Art After Hours, Nashville's first monthly, citywide art crawl offers a chance for art lovers to enjoy art after work at some of Nashville's best art galleries. This fun fun event takes place on the first Thursday of each month, and "It's Free!"

Brain Matters

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Brain Matters is an interactive exhibit that has in depth information about the brain, how it works and information about diseases and disorders. This exhibit consists of three stations that allow you to spend as much time as you like delving into the mystery of the human brain. Located in 100 Oaks Mall (upstairs), this free Vanderbilt exhibit is open during regular mall hours.

Buchanan Log House Lecture Series

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The Buchanan Log House host monthly lectures on the 3rd Sunday of each month. These historical lectures feature a different speaker each month and highlight the people and times that define the local Donelson-Hermitage area. Free and open the public.

Carriage House Music Series

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The Carriage House Music Series is known for having some of Nashville's best songwriters in attendance and performing. This bi-annual Nashville event has taken a bit of Nashville's rich history and blended it with one of Nashville favorite crafts to create a winning mixture of a great night of Nashville Entertainment.

Charlie Daniels' Championship Rodeo

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Charlie Daniels' Championship Rodeo is normally held the 4th weekend of April at the MTSU Livestock Center in Murfreesboro and offers IPRA sanctioned rodeo with barrel racing, calf roping, steer wrestling, bareback bronco riding, team roping, saddle bronco riding, bull riding and plenty more family fun.

Cheekwood Spring Art Hop

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Families will enjoy Easter egg hunts and visit with the Easter bunny during this popular holiday event.

Country Music Marathon & ½ Marathon

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Over 10,000 runners converge on Music City every April, normally in the last weekend of the month, to run in this 26 mile Marathon and the 1/2 mile Marathon. It even comes with roadside bands and entertainment.


CyberSphere at the Renaissance Center offers very impressive year-round brilliant laser light and planetarium shows with an infinite array of colors, scans the dome with incredible speed, creating some of the most unusual and colorful imagery in the world. Cost is normally under $10.

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