Nashville Halloween Guide

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halloween-guide-2014 Halloween in Nashville is a blast and the 2017 celebrations sound even better than last year! Whether you’re traveling in or celebrating as a local, you’re bound to have some fun. This year Halloween falls on a Tuesday so a lot of Halloween parties and concerts are happening the weekend before. This list will be continually updated with the latest and best Halloween happenings in Nashville. 

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HALLOWEEN NIGHT (10/31)

Halloween Night Parties in Nashville

Rosemary’s Baby Haunted House Party

Rosemary + Beauty Queen is hosting Rosemary’s Baby Haunted House Party on Halloween night, Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Coach & Rate will provide tunes. Costumes are encouraged! Free entry. 21+.

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Headquarters Horror Story Party

Headquarters Beercade is hosting HQ Halloween Horror Story Party on Halloween night, Tuesday, October 31, 2017. Expect spooky cocktails, DJs, free arcade games and pinball, and a costume contest. Free entry. 21+.

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Dead Man’s Dance Party

The Crying Wolf is hosting Dead Man’s Dance Party on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 9:00pm to 2:00am. The Halloween party will feature Spice J, spooky Stolen Cocktails and PBR specials, a photobooth, and decor. Free entry. 21+.

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TailGate Brewery’s Halloween Bash

TailGate Brewery is hosting Halloween Bash on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm at their Charlotte Pike location. They’ll be tapping a special cask. Dress in your best to enter the costume contest. The event is free and family-friendly.

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Till Death Do We PLAY

Play Dance Bar‘s Till Death Do We Play on Tuesday, October 31, 2017, will feature a huge costume party, with $5,000 in cash and prizes for Best Drag, Best Theme, and Best Overall. Expect drag shows, dancing, and tunes by VJ Stretch all night long. 18+.

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The Fox’s Stranger Things Halloween Menu

While this isn’t necessarily a Halloween party, The Fox is a good spot to celebrate the conclusion (or continuation) of your Stranger Things binge. Halloween night is your last chance to try something from their special Stranger Things cocktail menu.

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Halloween Night Concerts in Nashville

Death From Above 1979 @ Cannery Ballroom

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Line-up: Death From Above 1979 + The Beaches
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Tickets: $27.50 – $30.50
  • Ages: 18+

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A Tribute to the Music of Tarantino

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Line-up: Kree Harrison + Paul McDonald + Colin Elmore + Angela Laino + Jason Martin + special guests
  • Time: 8:30pm
  • Tickets: $10
  • Ages: 18+

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Alice Unleashed: Rock N Roll Halloween Spectacular @ The High Watt

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Line-up: Desolation Angels, A Salute to Bad Company
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Tickets: $10
  • Ages: 18+

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A Very Scary Spiderberry Halloween @ Vinyl Tap

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Line-up: The Spiderberries + The Minks + Back Venus + special guests
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Tickets: Free
  • Ages: 21+

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Halloween Early Show @ The 5 Spot

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Line-up: RICHIE + Justin and the Cosmics + Country Westerns + Boo Dudes + Danil Pujol reading scary stories
  • Time: 6:00pm
  • Ages: 21+

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Bad Suns @ Marathon  Music Works

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Line-up: Bad Suns + Hunny + Qtyp
  • Time: 8:30pm
  • Tickets: $20
  • Ages: all ages

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Halloween Punks Night Out @ The Cobro

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Line-up: OC45 + So Long and Thanks for All the Bands + Heavy Sleepers (as the Misfits)
  • Time: 10:00pm
  • Tickets: Free
  • Ages: 21+

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Halloween & Cumberland Queen @ The Basement

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Line-up: Cumberland Queen + Down Boy + The Bumbs + Goldstagger
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Tickets: $5 with costume / $8 without costume
  • Ages: 21+

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The Sisterhood Halloween Show @ 3rd & Lindsley

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Line-up: The Sisterhood + special guests
  • Time: 7:30pm
  • Tickets: $10
  • Ages: All Ages

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Dubaween @ The End

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Line-up: Halcyon + Noah Tropik + Arcturus + Norby + Skeyeview + Abduction
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Tickets: $5 with costume | $10 without costume
  • Ages: 18+

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The English Beat SKA-lloween @ City Winery

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

  • Line-up: The English Beat + DJ Dr. Wood
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Tickets: $20 – $30
  • Ages: All Ages

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Top Haunted Houses & Haunted Woods in Nashville

Nashville Nightmare

Madison – $30 – opens September 15th – More Info


Dead Land Scream Park

Lebanon – $5 to $50 – opens September 15th – More Info


Devil’s Dungeon Haunted House

East Nashville  – $18 – opens September 16th – More Info


Millers Thrillers Haunted Woods

Columbia – $20 – opens September 29th – More Info


Scream Creek Haunted Woods

Springfield – $23 – opensSeptember 29th – More Info


Weekend Before Halloween (10/27-10/29)

Halloween Parties in Nashville

Asylum at Alcatraz

M Street presents: Asylum at Alcatraz that will be on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:00pm until 2:00am at The Rosewall. The space will be transformed into the escape-proof and haunted prison of Alcatraz. There will be decor like electric chairs, jail cells, and chains. There will be DJs keeping the music on point and dancers serving as the guards and wardens.

General admission is $55 and includes two drink tickets and one additional drink ticket for Nashville Guru readers who arrive between 9:00pm and 10:00pm. All access tickets are available for $85, which include access to The Rosewall and Citizen as well as two drink tickets at The Rosewall, one additional drink ticket for Nashville Guru readers who arrive between 9:00pm and 10:00pm, registration speed pass, and VIP mezzanine access with private bars. There are also VIP table service tickets available for $690 for a six-top and $1150 for a ten-top. 21+.

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Acme’s Six Feet Under Halloween Party

Acme Feed & Seed on Broadway in downtown Nashville is hosting a Six Feet Under Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 6:00pm until late night. The first floor will feature Luthi and Sam McCrary and the third floor will feature DJ Sister Sprouse and DJ Brandy. Tickets are $15 in advance! You can purchase tickets at the door while they last for $20 before 9:00pm and $25 after 9:00pm. 21+.

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Demons on Demonbreun 8

Demons on Demonbreun 8 on Demonbreun Hill will be on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 8:00pm until 3:00am. One cover charge ($15 in advance) will get you into four bars including Tin Roof, Two Bits, Dawghouse, and Frisky Frogs. There will be two bands and four DJs as well as a costume contest with a $500 cash prize at each bar. 21+.

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Sell Your Soul Halloween Party at The Sutler

The Sell Your Soul Halloween Party at The Sutler is on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 8:00pm to 1:00am. There will be live music by Johnny & The Loveseats and a set by DJ Foldy starting at 11:00pm. The event will feature a costume contest, dancing, and scary good drinks! 21+.

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door.

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Temple of Terror

Tin Roof Broadway is hosting Temple of Terror on Saturday, October 28, 2017, starting at 10:00pm. Wear your best costume for the costume contest. Grand prize options include an Apple Watch, Beats by Dre, or an Amazon Echo. Enjoy music by DJ Tubbz and drink specials from Pickers Vodka. FREE entry. 21+.

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A Nightmare on 2nd Avenue

The George Jones is hosting A Nightmare on 2nd Avenue on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 7:00pm to 2:00am. The multi-floor Halloween bash will features beer and drink specials, college football games on the TVs, and a costume contest. The 1st place winner will win a $500 prize, and the 2nd place winner will wine a $250 prize. DJ Jiffy will be on the rooftop starting at 9:00pm. FREE entry. 21+.

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Dead Disco at The Back Corner

The Back Corner presents Dead Disco on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The party will feature live performances by Marquee Mayfield, Them Vibes, and DJ KDSML as well as a costume contest, drink specials, and giveaways. Doors open at 8:00pm.Tickets are $20. 21+.

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Halloween Masquerade At The Standard

The 4th annual Halloween Masquerade at The Standard will be on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:00pm to 1:00am. Dress in your best Masquerade costume and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drink specials. DJ Spice J will keep the night alive and hoop and fire artist, AnnaLee Thundermoon, will provide entertainment. There will also be a cigar bar, gift bags, and a costume contest.

Tickets are $20 for general admission. VIP Tables for two people are sold out, but you can still get a VIP table for 8-10 people for $575. 21+.

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Tales From The Valentine

The Valentine on Broadway is hosting Tales From The Valentine on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 6:00pm to 2:00am. DJ Tenn Star will be on the main stage, DJ Kyle Lampi will be in the slaughter house, and Tsunami Entertainment will be on the rooftop. VIP tickets are $20 and provide access to the rooftop plus two drink tickets. 21+.

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4th Annual Howloween

The Crying Wolf in East Nashville is hosting Howloween Late Night from 11:00pm to 2:00am on Saturday, October 28, 2017, featuring live music by PHANGS and *repeat repeat. Costumes recommended. Free entry. 21+.

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Haunted Disco

Sparkle City Disco presents Haunted Disco at Bastion on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 9:00pm to 2:00am. Sparkle City Disco and Portal will spin disco all night.Free entry. 21+.

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Schwing Halloween

Get over to No. 308 on Friday October 27, 2017, from 9:00pm to 3:00am for Schwing Halloween. Wear your favorite 90’s and 2000 costumes. Coach & Matt Friction will play 90’s and early 2000’s tunes, and 90’s horror movies will play on three projectors. Free entry. 21+.

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Day of the Dead Tequila Festival

The Day of the Dead Tequila Festival is on Friday, October 27, 2017, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at The Pavilion East. Sample fifteen tequilas while you listen to music by some of Nashville finest DJs. Las Palmas will provide Mexican fare. There will also be skeleton face painting. Tickets are $39 in advance. 21+.

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Dead Party

The DEAD PARTY at The East Room will be on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:00pm. This pre-Halloween celebration will feature performances by Tayls, Spaceface, The Subnovas, and TWEN. Tickets are $10 per person. Skelton, zombie, and reanimated costumes encouraged!

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Halloween Concerts in Nashville

Moon Taxi @ The Ryman

Saturday, October 28

  • Line-up: Moon Taxi, Too Many Zooz
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Tickets: $30-$35
  • Ages: All Ages

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Here Come the Mummies @ Marathon Music Works

Saturday, October 28

  • Line-up: Lightning 100’s Paranormal Rocktivity with Here Come the Mummies
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Tickets: $30-$35
  • Ages: All Ages

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Guilty Pleasures @ Mercy Lounge

Saturday, October 28

  • Line-up: Guilty Pleasures
  • Time: 8:00pm
  • Tickets: $16
  • Ages: 18+

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My So-Called Band @ Cannery Ballroom

Saturday, October 28

  • Line-up: My So-Called Band
  • Time: 8:30pm doors | 9:30pm show
  • Tickets: $15-$60
  • Ages: 21+

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Louder Than Bombs @ The Basement East

Friday, October 27

  • Line-up: Cemetery Gates Halloween Party featuring Louder Than Bombs and DJ sets from NITR
  • Time: 7:00pm
  • Tickets: $8-$10
  • Ages: 18+

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Other Haunted Happenings

HAUNTED

HAUNTED, a Southern Gothic, site-responsive artistic experience combining theatrical storytelling, innovative choreography and immersive art installations, is October 20-22, 2017, at Track One. HAUNTED is inspired by the nation’s deadliest passenger train crash at Dutchman’s Curve in Richland Creek. Tickets are $30-$35. 18+.

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Cabin 3

Octo Music Group presents Cabin 3 on Saturday, October 21, 2017, from 8:00pm to 2:00am at The Fairgrounds Nashville. This Halloween-themed event will feature some of Nashville’s hottest DJs and bands on two stages all night long. There will be a full-service bar, vendors, VIP experience, and pop-up shops. Dress in your best Halloween costume. Advance tickets are $10-$20. 18+.

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Nashville Zombie Walk

The Nashville Zombie Walk returns on October 28, 2017, on the streets of downtown Nashville. Expect entertainment, music, and, of course, zombies. Bring food donations for the Second Harvest Food Bank leading up to the start of Lightning 100’s Paranormal Rocktivity concert. The event starts at approximately 2:00pm and concludes around 5:00pm. The event is FREE and all ages.

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Lizzie Borden

The Nashville Ballet‘s Lizzie Borden is October 26-28, 2017, at TPAC’s Polk Theater. The performance centers around the true story of Lizzie Borden, who was tried and acquitted of murdering her father and stepmother with an axe in 1892. The chilling performance will take place Halloween weekend. This performance is not suitable for children.

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The Haunted Mansion at Fontanel

The Mansion at Fontanel will open for the first time at night for spooky fun each weekend in October. The Haunted Mansion at Fontanel will feature Halloween decorations, ghost stories, costumes, plus light food and a cash bar. Tickets are $35 plus tax. Group discounts are also available. All ages are permitted.

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Day of the Dead Brunch

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos with City Winery Nashville at their festive brunch on Sunday, October 29, 2017, from 10:30am to 2:00pm in the Barrel Room Restaurant & Wine Bar. Enjoy Executive Chef Garrett Pittler’s Mexican-themed specialty brunch menu will feature their spin on the classic Kalimotxos cocktail. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.

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