is a great fitness event that gets national recognition and attracts more than 30,000 runners, wheelchairs and walkers*. This upcoming weekend is sure to be an exciting one filled with marathon festivities including the The St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon & 1/2 Marathon and the post-race Health & Fitness Expo . Toyota Rock n’ Roll series featuring The Wallflowers
While the Marathon brings some extra excitement to Nashville, it is far from the only thing happening around town this weekend. If you are coming into town for the Marathon and want to experience the city while you’re here, there is plenty to check out!
will be playing Bridgestone Arena this Thursday, April 28. He is hitting the road ONE LAST TIME, and is going to perform for us in Nashville after having to postpone the February 12 date. The Tour is a major undertaking and as Manilow said, “is my way of thanking everyone for their years of support…one last time!” Barry Manilow
Photo by Joan Marcus
Theatre lovers are in luck as the touring cast of
Mam is at TPAC’s Andrew Jackson Hall through Sunday! This ultimate feel-good show has audiences coming back again and again to dance along to ABBA hits such as Dancing Queen, The Winner Takes it All, Mamma Mia, Take A Chance on Me, and more! ma Mia!
What better way to reward yourself than a refreshing cocktail?
, now in it’s third year, is a multi-day, city wide celebration of the rising spirits and cocktail culture that has grasped Nashville over the past 8 years. This festival features individual events such as Music City Spirits & Cocktail Festival , Bourbon & Bluegrass , Shandy Social: A Tour of Southern Beer Cocktails , and The Bloody Mary Experience . TN Distiller’s Showcase
If you’re looking to unwind and get out of the city, you can
Live music events include Jazz in the courtyard and Bluegrass in the Barn and occur almost nightly. Music events are free, the wine is great, and the scenery is unreal. sip some wine and enjoy live music at Arrington Vineyards.
If you love music and want to catch some great local acts before The Wallflowers play Bridgestone, head on over to
on Saturday afternoon beginning at 4:00 p.m. for great music by Kaleo, Roots Of A Rebellion, Future Thieves, Simo, Matt Walberg & The Living Situation! Lightning 100’s Spring Block Party
Don’t forget about the kids!
presented by YMCA of Middle Tennessee returns for it’s 15th year at Nissan Stadium on Sunday. Grab your friends and family to run a 1-Mile Fun Run. Kids Rock Nashville
If you’re still around early into next week, you’re in luck as the
will be performing at the Nashville Symphony on Monday! The Punch Brothers’ stellar acoustic musicianship will sound better than ever in the amazing setting of Schermerhorn Symphony Center. Punch Brothers
You can also catch the
as they take on the Iowa Cubs May 2-5. See Nashville’s great new stadium, grab some delicious ballpark food, sit back, relax, and enjoy some minor league baseball. Nashville Sounds
Of course, there are great exhibits at
and The Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art that are not to be missed. Looking for more ideas? Check out Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for the full list! NowPlayingNashville.com
*30,000 number from VisitMusicCity.com