Nashville’s laid-back atmosphere, musical roots, and historic monuments draw tourists’ attention from all over the world.
The months of September to October and April to May are ideal for a trip to Nashville.
The weather is pleasant and not as hot as it is during the summer months, and there are fewer people in the city, resulting in lower accommodation fees and shorter lines at the major attractions.
Visitors who were patient enough to wait out the crowds can find enough to see and do in September.
Here are some of the activities you can do in September in Nashville, from music festivals to wine and cuisine gatherings to cultural events:
Festival of Americana Music:
The Americana Music Association has staged its annual festival in Nashville for more than 20 years, attracting thousands of musicians, fans, and industry professionals to the city every September.
Every Saturday night in September (and a little bit of October), Centennial Park in Nashville hosts a series of free performances.
Food and Wine Festival in Music City:
Each September, the city’s finest food and wine festival offers a taste of Nashville’s gastronomic delights.
Hands on Nashville Day:
Every September, in the last week of the month, a day is set aside for the Nashville community, as well as visitors, to get together to do something kind for those in need throughout the region.
This is the epitome of well-organized volunteers, with several tasks and objectives to meet.
African American Street Festival:
This festival, which takes place every year at Hadley Park, honors the effect of African American culture on not only Nashville but the entire country. Music, poetry, art, and food are all featured in the events.
Cumberland River Compact Dragon Boat Festival:
Taking place on and around the Cumberland River in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Dragon Boat Festival is one of the city’s most unique September events.
Several dragon boat races are held on the water throughout the day, with enthusiastic spectators cheering on the teams.
Nashville Greek Festival:
If you can’t make it to Greece, why not attend a 30-year-old Greek festival in Nashville? Nashville’s Greek Fest, as you might think, features plenty of delicious food and an agora where you can buy Greek-themed souvenirs.
Attendees will, however, learn about Greek history, customs, and traditions, among other things. Even a traditional Greek dance can be learned.
Nashville’s Weather In September
While other parts of the country are beginning to wind down and prepare for the autumn, September in Nashville may still be a hot and humid month.
Summers in the South are long, and temperatures are likely to remain warm during the day. The good news is that the busy summer travel season has ended, making navigating the city much easier.
September is a great month to visit Nashville if you prefer warm, sunny weather. During the day, the average temperature is around 81.5°F (27.5°C), and at night, it is a lovely 62°F (16°C).
The average high temperature is 83°F (28°C), and the average low temperature is 62.8°F (17.1°C).
However, humidity levels can remain high, making it feel warmer than the thermometer indicates. The sun may still be pretty powerful, even if it isn’t as hot as it is in the summer.
The good news is that, during September, rain is usually kept to a minimum and most days are sunny and clear.
In actuality, Nashville only gets around 6 days of rain over the month. To put it another way, carry an umbrella, but chances are you won’t need it.
What To Wear For Daytime Activities In Nashville?
There are tons of places to pick from during the daytime in Nashville. I’ve listed a few of the best places below:
- Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage.
- Grand Ole Opry.
- Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
- Downtown Nashville.
- Ryman Auditorium.
- Belle Meade Historic Site & Winery.
- RCA Studio B.
- The Johnny Cash Museum.
Don’t put your summer clothes away just yet if you’re visiting Nashville in September. T-shirts, shorts, and sandals will keep you warm during the day, but a light jacket will keep you warm in the evening.
Remember to bring sunscreen because it is still possible to acquire a sunburn at this time of year, and a rain jacket may come in handy on occasion.
Good walking shoes can also keep your feet comfortable if you plan to walk about downtown or attend honky tonk on Broadway.
Just remember to leave the sweaters, jackets, and other cool-weather clothing at home because you won’t need them until later.
What To Wear For Nighttime Activities In Nashville?
Nashville’s nightlife is dominated by live music. Almost every night of the week, well-known bands, local favorites, and rising talents perform in bars, clubs, and performance venues throughout the city.
There are so many activities that you can do at night in Nashville, a few of them are listed below:
- Attend a Full Moon Pickin’ Party.
- Walk across the John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge.
- Have drinks at a rooftop bar.
- Go to a Nashville Sounds game.
- Explore Printer’s Alley.
- Enjoy live country music at The Stage on Broadway.
- Take a tour at Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.
- Watch a midnight movie at Belcourt Theatre.
- Go on a night hike along Radnor Lake.
Nashville’s nightlife is a little more upscale than its daytime life, but it’s still casual compared to New York City or Las Vegas. Broadway is the main attraction of Nashville’s nightlife, where anything goes for fashion.
I would suggest for ladies to wear bodycon dresses, bodysuits, or rompers with booties or strappy sandals.
As for men, grey jeans along with a coat or a leather jacket and black boots will look perfect for a concert, party, or any other nighttime event in Nashville.
Other Things You Should Pack For A September Holiday In Nashville:
In September, the weather is almost the same as that of summer, so keep your packing list short yet appropriate for the somewhat warmer temperatures.
I’ve included everything you’ll need for a September vacation in Nashville.
- Toothbrush and Toothpaste
- Hair Conditioner
- Face Wash
- Hair Products
- Camera and Extra Batteries/Charger
- Personal Medicines