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.

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.

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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. Admission is FREE.

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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. ENTRY IS FREE! 

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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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Truth or Dare: A Halloween Party

The 21c Museum Hotel Nashville is hosting Truth or Dare: A Halloween Party on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 7:00pm to 1:00am. The party’s concept is inspired by their current exhibition, Truth or Dare: A Reality Show. Attendees can expect fire and burlesque dancers, tarot card readings, music from DJ AyDamn, and food and drinks from Gray & Dudley. Tickets are $150 and include an open bar and food. 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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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! No cover, 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.

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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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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

Other Haunted Happenings


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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Daybreaker NASH Presents: The Witching Hour

Daybreak NASH is hosting The Witching Hour on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 11:00am to 2:00pm at Play Dance Bar. The yoga and dance event will feature spooky fun and decor, plus coffee, juice, and breakfast bites. Shakti Power Yoga will teach the yoga session from 11am to noon, and Sister Sprouse will keep the dance party going from noon to 2:00pm. Dress in your best Halloween costume. Tickets range from $15-$30.

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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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