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Music City Irish Fest Sets Date for 2024

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Nashville-style with authentic Irish music, dance, food and drink and even sports!

The luck of the Irish to you! Get your green on and celebrate at venues all across the city with the Music City Irish Fest, returning on Sunday, March 10th and continuing through Sunday, March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day!).

Some of the highlights include:

Music City Irish Fest Venues include:

  • 3rd and Lindsley
  • Acme Feed & Seed
  • American Legion Post 82
  • Analog
  • Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum
  • Dee’s Country Cocktail Lounge
  • Friends In Low Places
  • Geodis Park
  • Glasshaüs
  • Grand Ole Opry
  • McNamara’s Irish Pub
  • Nelson’s Green Brier Distillery
  • Schermerhorn Symphony Center
  • Paddywax
  • Puckett’s Nashville
  • The Station Inn
  • The Capitol Theatre
  • The Franklin Theatre
  • The Lost Paddy
  • The Pub
  • Thompson Nashville
  • Yee-Haw Brewing Co.
  • Whisky Bent Saloon

For information and a full list of participating venues and locations, visit:

200 Years of Tradition

Tennessee’s musical heritage is undeniable, but where did it come from? It came by way of Scots-Irish immigrants who settled in the Appalachian Mountains bringing their songs and tunes with them. Over time, this heritage grew into bluegrass, folk and Nashville’s country music that we love today.

Music City Irish Fest is celebrating more than 200 years of traditions since Nashville was founded by Irishmen, John Donelson and James Robertson, and Irish immigrants built the stone bridge across the Cumberland River in 1819. Nashville and Belfast’s Sister Cities relationship is a testament to the shared musical heritage.



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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.