5 things happening around Music City this week: September 9-13

Posted at 12:15 PM, Sep 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-08 13:15:04-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — We're launching a community events calendar. You can add your events to our calendar, and you may even see them in our weekly 5 things. Click here for more.

Here's what's going on around town this week!

Tennessee State Fair Ham Breakfast - Nashville Fairgrounds
Monday, 8 a.m.

Join Nashville mayoral candidates David Briley and John Cooper as they answer a series of questions. The highlight of the breakfast will be the auction of two prize-winning country hams.

The event begins at 8 a.m. in the Sports Arena on the fairgrounds. Doors open at 7 a.m.

Governor Bill Lee will also be in attendance.

USO Songwriters Night - Listening Room Cafe
Tuesday, 6 p.m.

USO's annual Songwriters Night is a chance to hear the stories behind country music's most popular songs from the songwriters themselves. You'll hear from Aaron Eshuis, Ray Fulcher, Andy Albert and Brad Clawson.

These songwriters have written for prominent country music stars such as Cole Swindell, Rascal Flatts, Luke Combs, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood and Randy Rogers Band.

There will also be a silent auction at the event.

Tickets are $75 with dinner included. Proceeds go to support USO's mission to keep military service members connected to family, home and country throughout their service. Click here for more information.

AmericanaFest - Nashville
September 10-15, various show times

This six-day long music festival kicks off in Nashville on Tuesday featuring over 500 live performances at 60 venues across the city.

The event is put on by the Americana Music Association, a professional trade organization that advocates for the authentic voice of American Roots Music around the world.

In its 20th year, AmericanaFest headliners include Elvis Costello, Brandi Carlile, Rhiannon Giddens and The Milk Carton Kids.

For information on the festival and how to get tickets, click here.

Nashville runoff election - Davidson County

More than 48,000 people have already cast their vote to decide the next mayor of Nashville, at-large Metro Council Members and District Council Members.

Current Mayor David Briley will face off against at-large Metro Council member John Cooper.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

For more information on where to vote, click here.

Tennessee Senior Olympics - Nashville, Franklin and Brentwood
September 13-27

Individuals 50 years of age and older will compete in 20 different sports for the Greater Nashville District of Senior Olympics.

Events include golf, track and field, bowling, pickleball, swimming, horseshoes, basketball, table tennis, tennis, badminton, cornhole and shuffleboard.

The event is also a qualifier for competition against other Tennessee districts.

Click here for information on how to register.