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October Events in Nashville

Listing of October 2014 Events in Nashville

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A Nashville Events Calender for the month of October that lists some of the current events and activities taking place in and around Nashville, Tennessee in October.

All Events are listed in the following order:
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Calendar Last Updated - 7/22/2014

October Annual Event Guide

© Jan Duke
© Jan Duke

Annual Events
Take a tour through our listing of the Best & Most Well-liked Annual Events that take place in and around Nashville every year in the month of October.

10/1 Ian Anderson

Best of Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson - Legendary prog-rock pioneer Ian Anderson will be releasing a new studio album Homo Erraticus on April 15 on his own Calliandra Records. The album continues with the story of Anderson's favorite enfant terrible Gerald Bostock, from Thick As A Brick (1972) and Thick As A Brick 2 (2012)

10/2 Outstanding in the Field

On Saturday, October 2, Wedge Oak Farm, a 110-year old family farm will host Outstanding in the Field - a roving culinary adventure – literally a restaurant without walls. Run by fourth generation farmer Karen Overton, Wedge Oak Farm's Mangalista pork, chicken and poultry are favorites for many of Nashville's finest, award-winning chefs and restaurants. Ingredients for the meal will be sourced locally, with all the meats raised right there on Wedge Oak Farm and prepared by Chef Josh Habiger, Food & Wine Magazine's 2012 Best Chef and a 2014 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best New Restaurant. Outstanding in the Field events are known for their beautifully composed and elegantly presented farm-to-table meals. The meal is prepared by local chef and served to all the guests seated at one long table. The mission of the meal is to inspire both a conversation at the table and a broader discussion about food, community and the meaning of place. A traveling feast with a central vision of farmers, chefs, cheese makers, ranchers, foragers and winemakers in delicious communion with the people they sustain. The day will start at 2 p.m. with a tour of the 96 acre farm, mingling over cocktails and then everyone will gather at the table to a feast for the ages! Tickets are limited and currently available online.

10/4 Race the Hill: Pedal with a Purpose

Saturday, October 4, 2014 Demonbreun Hill, Nashville, TN 37203 10 AM Registration/Customization High Noon Races Begin On Saturday, October 4th, teams from across Middle Tennessee will gather on Demonbreun Hill in Nashville for the inaugural Race the Hill: Pedal with a Purpose, benefitting Renewal House. Race the Hill: Pedal with a Purpose is a team race using push and pedal riding toys. The day will begin with five-member teams customizing their vehicles to give them the most personality and competitive edge they can! Costumes are encouraged. At high noon, the races will start on a custom course between the Demonbreun Roundabout and 14th Avenue South. The fundraiser is designed to bring awareness to Renewal House and inspire our community to work together to break the cycle of addiction and poverty. There will be prizes for the race winners, most creative vehicles, and more!

10/7 Sam Smith

When he was 18 years old, Sam Smith wrote his first truthful song, a flashbulb moment for the brilliant blue-eyed soul singer. Three years later and the song has long since been discarded as a naive folly. Like all singer songwriters that are rich in emotion, knee-deep in their own small personal complications and dependent on their precociously youthful talent to engage with the world, Sam resolved never to write a song again that didn’t connect straight from the heart. The first set of results, delivered with breathtaking vocal depth and range, will be put to the litmus test of public opinion when his debut album drops in 2014.

10/09 - 10/11 La Bohème

On Christmas Eve in Paris, Roldofo, a young, starving poet, falls in love with Mimi, a beautiful, young seamstress…and opera has never been the same. Puccini's La Bohème is, without a doubt, one of the most popular operas ever written. With its thrilling, beautiful music and its mixture of high comedy and serious drama, the opera sweeps the viewer away into a world of young love, a world of romance, and ultimately, a world tinged with bittersweet longing. With La Bohème, Puccini wonderfully captures just what it means to be young and alive, offering us a brilliant mixture of lightness or darkness, all set to some of the most romantic music ever written. Thursday, October 9, 2014 (7 p.m.) Saturday, October 11, 2014 (8 p.m.) Andrew Jackson Hall, Tennessee Performing Arts Center

10/15 Concert for Cumberland Heights

Multi-Platinum Country music superstar Josh Turner will headline this year’s annual Concert for Cumberland Heights, an annual fundraiser supporting Cumberland Heights' John Hiatt Fund for adolescent and young adult treatment. The concert is set for October 15 at 8 p.m. in Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium

10/17-10/19 Swan Lake

Swan Lake with the Nashville Symphony - Do you believe in love at first sight? Become enchanted by the romance of this quintessential ballet and a love so strong it transcends a sorcerer's curse. Experience the grace and elegance of the Swan Queen and the mesmerizing, seamless formations of her charmed maidens. October 17-19, 2014 TPAC's Jackson Hall

10/19 REO Speedwagon

REO Speedwagon with special guest Brynn Marie - After more than 40 years together, REO Speedwagon is still rockin' night after night. Since their formation in 1967, not a year has gone by when REO didn't perform live, thrilling fans with hits like "Keep On Loving You," "Can't Fight This Feeling" and more. Iconic frontman Kevin Cronin has been there from the beginning and continues to deliver REO's enduring hits to fans around the globe. See them in Nashville as they perform for the first time in the intimate setting of Schermerhorn Symphony Center. 7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 19, 2014 Concert presented without orchestra

10/24-10/26 Jason Isbell

Southeastern is not a record Jason has made before, and not simply because the glorious storm and drama of his band, the 400 Unit, is absent. They will tour together; it’s not a break-up record, not an album of dissolving, but, rather, songs of discovery. And not at all afraid, not even amid the tears. Which is to say that he has grown up.

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