ROUNDUP: Southwest Nashville-area organizations cancel, reschedule events due to coronavirus

Iroquois Steeplechase will not be held this year at Percy Warner Park. (Courtesy of Iroquois Steeplechase)
Iroquois Steeplechase will not be held this year at Percy Warner Park. (Courtesy of Iroquois Steeplechase)

Iroquois Steeplechase will not be held this year at Percy Warner Park. (Courtesy of Iroquois Steeplechase)

As the state works to reopen during the ongoing coronavirus crisis, many event organizers have announced new dates for previously canceled events in the Southwest Nashville area. While all event dates were accurate as of press time, they are subject to change as state and local leaders make decisions regarding when and how events can be held. This list is not comprehensive.

Rescheduled events

Tin Pan South set for March 24-28 has been postponed. The new dates are Oct. 20-24. 800-321-6008.

Nashville Fashion Week scheduled for March 31-April 4 has been postponed to Aug. 4-8.

St. Jude Rock 'n' Roll Marathon set for April 25-26 will be rescheduled for later in 2020, according to a March 18 statement. An exact date has not been announced.

Chihuly at Cheekwood, an annual indoor and outdoor art exhibition, will now run July 18-Jan. 10. The exhibit was originally set to open April 25. 615-356-8000.

Nashville Cocktail Festival, originally set for April 21-25, has been postponed. The new dates are July 7-11.

The 2020 CMT Music Awards, originally set for June 3, has been rescheduled for Oct. 14, the network announced on April 2.

Nashville Pride Festival announced April 27 that the annual event scheduled for June 27-28 has been postponed to the fall.

The 45th annual Harding Art Show, previously set for April 30-May 2, will be postponed to later this year, according to a statement.

The Academy of Country Music Awards will move its annual awards show to Nashville in September for the first time in the show’s 55-year history, according to an announcement by ACM CEO Damon Whiteside at Metro Nashville's coronavirus press briefing on April 27. This year's awards show, originally scheduled for April 5 in Las Vegas, will now be broadcast on Sept. 16 from three music venues in Nashville, including the Grand Ole Opry House, Ryman Auditorium and The Bluebird Cafe in Green Hills.

Cancelled events

The 79th annual Iroquois Steeplechase has been canceled for 2020, according to an April 27 announcement. The event benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt was originally scheduled for May 9 and later postponed to June 27. 800-619-4802.

Officials with the Country Music Association announced March 31 its annual CMA Fest, originally scheduled for June 4-7, will not be held this year.

American Artisan Festival scheduled for June 19-21 at Centennial Park has been canceled, according to an April 22 update from event organizers. The event will return June 18-20, 2021.

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