“Feel It Still.” “Bad Guy.” “Breaking The Law.” “The Less I Know The Better.”
You know it’s a massive month in Music City when all of those songs — and whatever Bob Dylan feels like playing — are on the collective setlist. Read on to discover 14 of the biggest concerts coming to Nashville this March.
March 1: Alt-J and Portugal. The Man at Nashville Municipal Auditorium
Two of the biggest names in experimental modern rock — one hailing from England, the other from Alaska, and neither from Portugal — have joined forces on a co-headlining tour.
March 3-4: Yola at Ryman Auditorium
The British born, Nashville-based country/Americana phenom is headlining country music’s mother church for the first (and second time), with support from another critically hailed transplant, Allison Russell.
March 6-7: Conan Gray at Ryman Auditorium
The 23-year-old YouTube vlogger-turned-pop star (2020 hit “Heather” is nearing 800 million streams on Spotify) holds a two-night stand at the Ryman on the heels of his latest single, “Jigsaw.”
March 8: Jazmine Sullivan at Marathon Music Works
Modern R&B star Sullivan made a big Nashville connection when she performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” with Eric Church at last year’s Super Bowl. After having to postpone a string of dates due to COVID, she’ll return to her “Heaux Tales” tour, supporting her first album in six years.
March 9: Billie Eilish at Bridgestone Arena
It’s been nearly two years since the 20-year-old pop wunderkind was originally supposed to headline our hockey arena. She’s spent the pandemic period crafting a celebrated sophomore album and co-writing/performing the latest “James Bond” theme — which earned her first Oscar nomination.
March 16-18: Morgan Wallen at Bridgestone Arena
Country music’s newest megastar largely kept out of the spotlight last year after he was filmed using a racial slur. He’s now embarking on his first headlining arena tour in support of 2021’s record-breaking “Dangerous: The Double Album,” and is being greeted by overwhelming demand. He’ll hold a three-night stand at Bridgestone Arena this month.
March 16: Slash at Grand Ole Opry House
Before he buried the hatchet with Axl Rose and toured stadiums once again with Guns N’ Roses, the iconic guitarist started recording albums and touring with his longtime collaborators, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators. They’re back in action this year, and their tour will bring Slash to the same stage as the Grand Ole Opry.
March 22: Sparks at Ryman Auditorium
The epic journey of this charmingly inscrutable rock duo was vivdly captured by filmmaker Edgar Wright in the 2021 documentary “The Sparks Brothers.” They’ll explore a twisting 51-year recording career during their Ryman debut.
March 23: Bob Dylan at Ryman Auditorium
He first stepped onto the Ryman stage at the invitation of Johnny Cash in 1969. The mythical singer-songwriter, now 80, returns on the heels of a phenomenal 2020 album, “Rough & Rowdy Ways.”
March 23: Judas Priest at Nashville Municipal Auditorium
“Breaking the Law,” “You’ve Got Another Thing Coming,” “Painkiller” — if any of those titles kickstart some power chord chugging in you head, you owe to yourself to see these heavy metal godfathers in the flesh.
March 23: Tame Impala at Bridgestone Arena
While a headlining slot at the twice-canceled Bonnaroo didn’t come to pass, these neo-psychedelic rockers from Australia will enjoy some arena-sized glory in Nashville during their Bridgestone debut.
March 26: Buddy Guy at Ryman Auditorium
Now 85, the celebrated blues veteran is still going strong — his last album, “The Blues Is Alive And Well,” won a Grammy in 2019.
March 27: Casting Crowns at Grand Ole Opry House
The Atlanta-based worship rockers — fronted by youth pastor Mark Hall — released a new album, “Healer,” in January. Hit single “Scars in Heaven” is one of several songwriting collaborations between Hall and fellow Christian star Matthew West.
March 31: Mitski at Ryman Auditorium
The acclaimed indie-rocker’s Ryman stop is actually an adopted hometown gig. She quietly moved to town two years ago after she finished touring in support of 2018’s “Be The Cowboy” — which was named album of the year by Pitchfork and others. She crafted her latest, 2022’s “Laurel Hell,” at East Nashville’s Bomb Shelter studio.