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Halloween Activities in Nashville

Where to go and what to do to get your spooky fix this Halloween weekend.

Written By:  Nashville Lifestyles

Photographers:  The Tennessean

Friday, October 27

Cemetery Gates

• This musical Halloween party features live tunes from Louder Than Bombs and DJ sets from NITR. Costumes welcome.
Location: The Basement East | 917 Woodland St
Tickets: $8 - $10
Time: 7 p.m.

Day of the Dead Tequila Festival

• Kick off Halloween weekend at the Pavilion East. Your ticket includes sampling of 15 different tequilas, sugar skull face painting, and lots of spooky surprises. Tasty food will be available on site for purchase, and if you're still thirsty after all the tequila samples, there will be a cash bar with beer and cocktails. Proceeds benefit Fannie Battle, so every sip counts!
Location: Pavilion East | 1006 Fatherland St
Tickets: $39
Time: 6 - 9 p.m.

Saturday, October 28

Acme Halloween: Six Feet Under

• We’re sorry, the old Acme can’t come to the phone right now. Why? Because it’s dead! Join Acme Feed & Seed on October 28 for their infamous Halloween party. Will you make it out alive or end up Six Feet Under? Get your tickets before they ghost.
Location: Acme Feed & Seed | 101 Broadway
Tickets: $15 - $25
Time: 6 p.m.

American Horror Story at Headquarters Beercade

• Channeling the best of FX’s infamous show, this two-level AHS takeover will include burlesque performances, stilt walkers, sword swallowers, contortionists, acrobats, and balancing acts to simulate Freakshow on the first floor. Walking up to the second floor, guests will find themselves in a sea of white as they enter the Asylum—complete with padded walls, strait jackets, strap-in chairs, and patients donning hospital gowns. A costume contest will run throughout the night for those looking to leave HQ richer than when they entered. First place will receive $500 cash, second place gets $200 cash, and third place takes home $100 cash.
Location: Headquarters Beercade | 114 2nd Ave S
Tickets: Free
Time: 9 p.m.

Daybreaker Nashville’s The Witching Hour

• Get ready for an extra mystical, extra earthy, extra vibey Hallow’s Eve (Eve, Eve) morning. Daybreaker Nashville is talkin’ tarot cards, spoooOOooky moments, a taste of MJ’s Thriller, delicious snacks, and a basketful of trick-or-treat surprises. Shakti Power Yoga will be bringing the love with a pre-party yoga sesh. Then you’ll dance the day away. Think Craft meets Harry Potter meets Hocus Pocus. Swirl in fresh beats by a DJ still on the hush #invisible—and let the Halloween magic begin.
Location: Play Dance Bar | 1519 Church St
Tickets: $30
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Dead Disco

• Presented by The Back Corner, Dead Disco features live music by Marquee Mayfield and Them Vibes (with special guest DJ KDSML), as well as a costume contest, drink specials, and giveaways.
Location: The Back Corner | 1411 5th Ave N
Tickets: $20
Time: 9 p.m.

Demons on Demonbreun 8

• Four bars, four DJs, two bands, and one cover—plus a $500 cash prize at each bar!
Location: Demonbreun Hill
Tickets: $15
Time: 8 p.m.


• Cheekwood brings the traditions of Mexico and Latin America to Nashville with a festival that includes traditional music and dance, vibrant art activities, authentic cuisine, colorful decorations, and elaborate displays.
Location: Cheekwood |1200 Forrest Park Dr
Tickets: $13 - $20
Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Halloween Masquerade and Costume Ball

• Back for its fourth year, The Standard’s annual Halloween masquerade includes complimentary hors d’oeuvres, gift bags, cigars, a costume contest, drink specials, sounds from the renowned DJ Spice J, and special entertainment from hoop and fire artist AnnaLee Thundermoon.
Location: The Standard | 167 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Tickets: $15 - $575
Time: 9 p.m.


• Looking for a Halloween afterparty? Come in costume as local indie rockers, *repeat repeat and PHANGS, play the night away in East Nashville.
Location: The Crying Wolf | 823 Woodland St
Tickets: Free
Time: 11 p.m.

Lightning 100’s Paranormal Rocktivity

• A rare set by DJ Johny Jackson from Soul Satisfaction followed by Here Come the Mummies!
Location: Marathon Music Works | 1402 Clinton St
Tickets: $32
Time: Doors at 7 p.m.; Show at 8 p.m.

M Street Presents: Asylum at Alcatraz

• It’s time to party behind bars with the likes of notorious inmates Al “Scarface” Capone and George “Machine Gun” Kelly. Whether you’re on the Rec Yard or in the Psych Ward, the night is bound to be insanely criminal. Cancel your court dates, halt your hearings, suspend your sentencing, and postpone your probation, because we’re living it up inside Alcatraz, and there’s no turning back.
Location: The Rosewall | 1120 McGavock St
Tickets: $48 - $85
Time: 9 p.m.

Monster Mash

• Nashville’s least sexy Halloween party is at Jackalope Brewing Co. on Saturday, October 28. Remember that time Lindsey Lohan walked into that college party in Mean Girls as a zombie bride? YES. Spooky beer. Spookier beer cocktails. (We did name a beer after a creature that feeds on human corpses, after all. Cheers to you, Rompo!)
Location: Jackalope Brewing Co. | 701 8th Ave S
Tickets: Free
Time: 9 p.m.

Nightmare on 2nd Avenue

• The George Jones is celebrating with a costume contest, drink specials, and no cover! The first place winner of the costume contest will win a $500 prize, and the second place winner receives a $250 prize. They’ll have college football on all day and nightmares all night long, and DJ Jiffy will be spinning tunes on the roof from 9 p.m. - close.
Location: The George Jones | 128 2nd Ave N
Tickets: Free
Time: 7 p.m.

Rubiks Groove Halloween Show

• Rubiks Groove is ringing in Halloween weekend with a three-hour show full of new songs, spooky shtick, and a costume contest for a chance to win a cash prize!
Location: 3rd & Lindsley | 818 3rd Ave S
Tickets: $15
Time: Doors at 6 p.m.; Show at 8 p.m.

Sell Your Soul Halloween Party

• Featuring a costume contest, live music from Johnny Hayes & the Loveseats, and DJ Foldy starting at 11 p.m.
Location: The Sutler | 2600 8th Ave S, Ste 109
Tickets: $20 - $25
Time: 8 p.m.

Temple of Terror

• Tin Roof Broadway brings you the best costume contest downtown Nashville has to offer, with a grand prize of either an Apple Watch, Beats by Dre, or an Amazon Echo. Featuring DJ Tubzz on the main stage and great drink special by Pickers Vodka.
Location: Tin Roof Broadway | 316 Broadway
Tickets: Free
Time: 10 p.m.

Truth or Dare: A Halloween Party

• 21c Museum Hotel Nashville invites you to its first ever Halloween bash, inspired by their current exhibition, Truth or Dare: A Reality Show. Get freaky with DJ AyDamn and prepare to be bewitched by fire and burlesque dancers, tarot card readings, and more. Gray & Dudley will provide the hair-raising cocktails and mouthwatering bites to keep you going all night long. Wear your fiercest costume for the chance to win a one-night stay at the hotel.
Location: 21c Museum Hotel | 221 2nd Ave N
Tickets: $150
Time: 7 p.m.

Va Va Vamp: A Bloodthirsty Burlesque Revue

• Experience an otherworldly night of vampire burlesque sure to thrill and chill you, all to the accompaniment of a live (or living dead) New Orleans-style jazz band. Rudy’s cavalcade of vampire vixens will have you in their thrall, so mark your calendars and prepare to be mesmerized by two showings of this incredible revue! Vampire regalia is encouraged. Advance ticket purchases include entry into the drawing for one of two fabulous door prizes.
Location: Rudy’s Jazz Room | 809 Gleaves St
Tickets: $25 - $30
Time: 8 p.m.; 11 p.m.

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