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Upcoming 2014 Music, Arts and Crafts Festivals in Nashville

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Tin Pan South

Dates: Tuesday, March 25 – Saturday, March 29

Location: Various venues around Nashville

The world’s largest all-songwriter music festival, produced by the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International (NSAI), features the best of the best performing their own tunes and telling the stories behind the songs. The 2013 edition included almost 350 writers at 92 shows at ten venues.

Info: http://www.tinpansouth.com

TACA Spring Craft Fair

Dates: Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4

Location: Nashville, Centennial Park

A unique craft show which requires the artisans to be on-site while showcasing their one-of-a-kind arts, crafts and wares. The spring show features Tennessee and Tennessee-contiguous based artisans.

Info:http://thetaca.org/craft-fairs.html

CMA Music Festival

Dates: Thursday, June 5 – Sunday, June 8

Location: Various venues in downtown Nashville

Four days of non-stop concerts, autograph signings and family events featuring Country superstars to upcoming acts, with the occasional pop/rock act thrown in for good measure.

Info:http://www.cmafest.com, http://www.ticketmaster.com

Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival

Dates: Thursday, June 12 – Sunday, June 15

Location: Manchester, Tennessee

To quote Bonnaroo: 4 of the best days ever. 80,000 happy campers. 700 Acres of Tennessee Nature. 150 epic performances. 10+ stages of music. In other words, one of the premiere music festivals in the country with 2013 acts ranging from Paul McCartney, Tom Petty, Billy Idol, ZZ Top and Bjork to the Lumineers, R. Kelly, and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.

Info:http://www.bonnaroo.com

TACA Fall Craft Fair

Dates: Friday, September 26 – Sunday, September 28

Location: Nashville, Centennial Park

A unique craft show which requires the artisans to be on-site while showcasing their one-of-a-kind arts, crafts and wares. The fall show features national and regional artisans.

Info: http://thetaca.org/craft-fairs.html

Southern Festival of Books

Dates: Friday, October 10 – Sunday, October 12

Location: Nashville, War Memorial Plaza

As one of the first book festivals of its kind, SFB typically features more than 200 authors, at least three performance stages, several youth/family oriented events, and popular book related exhibitors.

Info: http://www.humanitiestennessee.org/programs/southern-festival-books-celebration-written-word

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