Labor Day Weekend in Nashville is always packed with concerts, festivals, and fun events. Picnics, barbecues, and fireworks mark the end of the summer in Music City. And, of course, there's plenty of good ol' country to entertain you in downtown Nashville clubs and theaters.
Labor Day Concerts
When visiting Nashville, it's impossible not to hear some of the country music classics that made this city famous. Labor Day Weekend is always full of concerts and shows, and there are plenty of venues to choose from. Visit the legendary Grand Ole Opry at Opry House, a classic country music stage concert that has been taking place weekly in Nashville since the 1920s. Or relax to the sounds of classes on the lawn of Ascend Amphitheater located on the Cumberland River in Metro Riverfront Park. Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, that is the home of the Nashville Predators of the National Hockey League also host a large concert during Labor Day Weekend.
Trap Wing Festival (September 5, 2020)
If you are not a big fan of country, discover something very different: trap music, a subgenre of hip hop that emerged in the Southern states. Trap Wing Festival moves to Nashville for Labor Day Weekend. A large day party and karaoke runs from 4 to 8 pm. It features hot lemon pepper wings, an open bar with unlimited Hennessy, and, of course, trap music.
Nashville Shores Labor Day Weekend (fireworks canceled in 2020)
A waterpark is a perfect spot to say farewell to the summer with a splash. Located by the Percy Priest Lake, Nashville Shores Park offers several pools and plenty of summer splashy fun. Eight giant water slides, a huge wave pool, slide and splash attraction in Kowabunga Beach, and a large 4-storied water treehouse with a sprayground will provide tons of thrills and laughs for people of all ages. If you just prefer to relax, take a ride on the lazy river or go sunbathing on the beach. The day ends with a magnificent fireworks display.
Labor Day Getaways
The long weekend is a good time to explore all the scenic locations in Tennessee. Fall Creek Falls State Park is the largest park in the state, located 123 mi(197 km) from Nashville, on the upper Cane Creek Gorge. The main highlight of the park is the 256-ft (78 m) Fall Creek Falls, the highest free-fall waterfall east of the Mississippi River. Machine Falls is another scenic waterfall located near Tullahoma, in Short Springs Natural Area. It takes 73 mi(117 km) to get there from Nashville.