October’s concert cheat sheet

From sold-out stadium spectacles to smaller and more intimate jam sessions, here are some of the best of what Music City has to offer this month.


Vanessa Schor

Graphic depicting records of past Hustler concert coverage. (Hustler Multimedia/Vanessa Schor)

Holt Templeton and William Yuk

Nashville has some exciting acts coming to town this month. From country stars and pop titans to rising indie artists, October has a concert lineup guaranteed to please music fans of all varieties. Whether you’re an EDM aficionado, a hip-hop scholar or just a music lover looking for a helping of nostalgia, Nashville venues have something in store for you this month. 

A neon sign that reads "Music City," as photographed on Aug. 19, 2022. (Hustler Multimedia/Holland Perryman)
A neon sign that reads “Music City,” as photographed on Aug. 19, 2022. (Hustler Multimedia/Holland Perryman) (Holland Perryman)
Panic! at the Disco, Oct. 8

Hot on the heels of his newest release “Viva las Vengeance,” Brendon Urie, accompanied by his coterie of pop rock companions, is gracing Bridgestone Arena with his soaring tenor highs and catchy hooks. 

Giveon, Oct. 8-9

One of the most distinct alternative R&B voices is headed to Nashville just in time for cuffing season. Prepare to vibe out to Giveon’s signature sultry and sensual vocals within the cozy confines of Marathon Music Works. 

Pitbull and Sean Paul, Oct. 9

With a sprawling catalog of timeless hits that you may remember from your preschool years to prom night, Sean Paul and Mr. Worldwide himself will give audiences the time of their lives when the duo turns up the temperature at Bridgestone Arena. 

Jason Aldean, Oct. 14

Jason Aldean—the “Bro Country” prince and owner of his namesake Broadway bar Aldean’s—is making his way to the Bridgestone Arena stage to bring his pop-infused honky tonk swagger to his hometown crowd. 

Post Malone, Oct. 16

The heavily tatted, happy-go-lucky hitmaker and his catalog of crowd-pleasers will be arriving at Bridgestone Arena for an emotional roller coaster of a concert experience that will have concertgoers singing the whole way through.   

 Charlie Burg and Edgehill, Oct. 17

For a taste of Nashville’s thriving indie scene, check out burgeoning soul and rock-inspired singer-songwriter Charlie Berg at Basement East. He will also be accompanied by the lilting croon of alt-pop artist Genevieve Stokes and the colorful harmonies of Vanderbilt’s very own Edgehill Band

Rüfüs Du Sol, Oct. 20

While Nashville is the last place you’d expect to find an EDM rave, one of the brightest luminaries of the electronic music scene–the Australian trio Rüfüs Du Sol–will be bringing their ethereal and lively fusion of progressive house and indie pop to the Ascend Amphitheater.  

Steve Lacy, Oct. 21

Steve Lacy will have audience members wishing that he knew they wanted him with smooth R&B and funk-infused acoustics. Prepare to immerse yourself in his infectious grooves–which will mellow out and hypnotize even the rowdiest patrons of Marathon Music Works.    

Lizzo, Oct. 23

Positive vibes and lively beats are coming to the Bridgestone Arena on Oct. 23. Lizzo will be giving a performance certain to get audiences moving and grooving.

Demi Lovato, Oct. 25

Still riding the wave of their massive August release of “HOLY FVCK,” Demi Lovato will be gracing the Ryman with their punchy brand of 21st-century pop. This may be the last chance for Nashville fans to see the pop star after they announced an end to their touring career in September.

Mozart and Tchaikovsky, Oct. 28-29

The Nashville Symphony returns to the Schermerhorn stage to treat audiences to music spanning 250 years. The concert features Nina Shekar’s mesmerizing 2020 composition “Lumina” and two classical mainstays. The delicate beauty of Mozart’s double concerto for flute and harp coupled with the heart-rending histrionics of Tchaikovsky’s 6th Symphony will provide audience members with a glimpse into the worlds of two of history’s most expressive musical minds.