Davidson Weekend: 5 Happenings This Weekend

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Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are 5 events in and near Davidson County!

1Ben Platt

Photo courtesy of Ben Platt Facebook page

Sunday, September 18, 8:00pm

501 Broadway Ave, Nashville, TN
Bridgestone Arena

Tony Award-winning actor Ben Platt is coming to Nashville for his brand new Reverie Tour! Benjamin Platt is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He began his acting career in musical theater as a child and appeared in productions of The Sound of Music and The Book of Mormon, rising to prominence for originating the title role in Broadway coming-of-age musical Dear Evan Hansen. His performance in the latter earned him multiple accolades, including a Tony, Emmy, and Grammy Award. At 23, Platt became the youngest solo recipient of the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical.  Platt reprised the role of Evan Hansen in the 2021 film adaptation of the musical.

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2Nashville Cocktail Festival

Photo courtesy of Nashville Cocktail Festival Facebook page

Friday, September 16 to Saturday, September 17, various times

2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN
Centennial Park

Nashville’s premier cocktail festival is returning for its 8th year celebrating artisan spirits, boutique mixers and Music City’s top mixologists for a one-of-a-kind locally curated experience. Guests will have the opportunity to enjoy the two-day event this weekend at Centennial Park. The event aims to educate and entertain guests, inviting them into an atmosphere combining cocktail history, global culture and the latest local flavors. Renowned cocktail creatives, Jon and Lindsay Yeager, are the husband-and-wife duo that have powered PourTaste for more than a decade. Their passion for craft cocktails has led them to be the go-to gurus for many well-known luxury hotels and resorts, restaurants and bars, and are regular cocktail contributors to NBC’s Kelly Clarkson show. Jon Yeager made his mark in the booze industry when he was one of the opening bartenders at one of Nashville’s first craft cocktail bars Holland House. It was there he developed a passion for the craft and set out to revolutionize the local cocktail industry.

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3Americanafest

Americana Music

Through September 17

Variety of Venues

The 22nd annual AMERICANAFEST takes place now through September 17, 2022, gathering thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville, TN. 2022 promises to once again be the must-attend event for anyone who loves the melting pot of Americana’s influences including roots, folk, country, blues and soul-based music. Each year, AMERICANAFEST brings together legendary artists, the next generation of rising stars, fans, and industry professionals for multiple days of music and education across a variety of Nashville venues.

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4Outloud Music Festival

Photo courtesy of Outloud Music Festival Facebook page

Saturday, September 17, 2:00pm-11:00pm

14 James Robertson Pkway, Nashville, TN

Main Event Parking

OUTLOUD Music Festival was created in 2017 to celebrate LGBTQI+ and ally musicians/artists. The festival creates a fun, energetic, and diverse line up that celebrates equality. OUTLOUD is an uplifting experience that encourages everyone to come as you are. Each year the festival brings together both national touring acts and regional up and coming musicians. Past years featured Kim Petras, Todrick Hall, Japanese Breakfast, Tank and the Bangs, Betty Who, Soccer Mommy, Bully, Big Freedia, Jake Wesley Rogers and Greyson Chance.

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5Music of Queen for Kids + More

Photo courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl Nashville

Sunday, September 18, 12:00pm-4:00pm

925 3rd Ave N, Nashville, TN

Brooklyn Bowl Nashville

The Rock and Roll Playhouse, a family concert series hosted at historic music venues across the country, allows kids to “move, play and sing while listening to works from the classic-rock canon” (NY Times). Performing songs created by the most iconic musicians in rock history, The Rock and Roll Playhouse band offers its core audience of families with children aged ten and under games, movement, stories and an opportunity to rock out in an effort to educate children and explore their creativity. The Rock and Roll Playhouse is an early and often first introduction to a child’s lifelong journey with live music and rock and roll. See you at the show!

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