In what has quickly become one of the most anticipated events of the year, Celebrate High- wood will transform its downtown into Nashville’s Honky Tonk Row this weekend for the 3rd annual “Nashwood” music and food festival.
Held at 5 p.m. on Friday, August 30, and 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1, the event features more than 80 acts at more than a dozen venues around town—including two outdoor stages, seven courtyards, and buskers on the streets.
Attendees of all ages are encouraged to don their cowboy boots and hats for three days of live country, bluegrass, blues, and Southern rock music, as well as Southern-inspired food and drink specials. Enjoy Elvis-Mania for the entire family with two shows on Saturday and Sunday. The event is free but in true Nashville style, tips for the bands are always welcome.
Participants with children are encouraged to take advantage of the designated “family friendly” lineup and kids’ activity area at the Praline’s & Cream Stage, as well as the Chicago Mike’s Ice Cream Co. and Tala Coffee Roasters Courtyard. Sunday features include Sunday Bloody Jazz, Gospel, and Blues brunches at designated locations.
Show your cowboy or cowgirl spirit as you stroll through town with a commemorative one-of-a-kind light up “Nashwood” Cowboy Boot Cup. For $20, you get the cup, special sponsor gifts, and coupons to use for Southern food and drink specials at participating venues. Register online (there is a limited number available) and pick up will be near the Tito’s Two Step Stage in Buffo’s parking lot on Friday or Saturday evenings.
Free parking is available but spaces are limited. Celebrate Highwood encourages ride-share ser- vices, public transportation, or bikes. For more information, visit celebratehighwood.org/nashwood/.