August 30 - September 1, 2019 *Labor Day Weekend
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Always wanted to visit Nashville, but never could? Well, Celebrate Highwood is bringing Nashville to you. The City of Highwood will transform its downtown into Nashville’s Honky Tonk Row for its 3rd Annual Nashwood. Attendees of all ages are encouraged to don their cowboy boots and hats the weekend of August 30 to September 1, as the sounds of live country, southern rock, blues, blue grass, folk, jazz, gospel permeate the town!

  • 3-day weekend of over 80 free live music acts at over a dozen venues, including 2 outdoor stages & 7 courtyards, and buskers on the streets
  • Family friendly line up and kids area
  • Elvis-Mania for the entire family with two shows Saturday and Sunday
  • Southern-inspired food & drink specials
  • No cover charge, but as in true Nashville style, tips are always welcome to support the bands!

Celebrate Highwood encourages attendees to take UBER, LYFT, public transportation or ride bikes!
Why drive when you can walk or bike along the enhanced Green Bay Trail - Robert McLory Bike Trail which leads straight into the heart of Highwood. Ride the Metra north or south to the Highwood station, or take a Pace Bus. Free parking is available but spots are limited. There is plenty of bike parking all through Highwood!

Register for a One-of-a-Kind Light Up Boot Cup

Nashwood Light Up Boot CupRegister for your commemorative one-of-a-kind light up Nashwood Cowboy Boot Cup (limited number available) and show your cowboy/cowgirl spirit as you stroll through town enjoying all that Nashwood has to offer. $20 includes the cup, special sponsor gifts and coupons to use towards Southern food & drink specials at all of our participating venues on your Nashwood tour. Pick up will be near the Tito’s Two Step Stage in Buffo’s parking lot on Friday or Saturday evenings.

Two Step Dance Lessons on Saturday Night!

Come on out to the Tito’s Two Step Stage located at Buffo’s parking lot on Saturday evening, August 31 for FREE two-step dance lessons. Dancers Michael and Amanda from Arthur Murray Lincolnshire Dance Center, will be at Nashwood this year! Lessons will take place between music sets during the following time frames:


Both Michael and Amanda are Open American Smooth Rising Star Finalists; Hustle, Lindy Hop & Argentine Tango Finalists; Arthur Murray Future Champion Winners; and 8 year Professionals with Arthur Murray. Grab your boots and learn to two-step from the best!

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Full music schedules broken down by venue and stages for next weekend are here! Make your plans now to enjoy live entertainment, delicious Southern themed food and drink, and the most awesome company around NEXT WEEKEND in Highwood! ... See MoreSee Less

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Jessi- this is what i was talking about awhile back.....

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Full schedule for next weekend's Nashwood extravaganza! Who's in?! ... See MoreSee Less

Full schedule for next weekends Nashwood extravaganza! Whos in?!

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67 performances on 13 stages in one square mile? I love Highwood!

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#nashwood 2019 Looking For Jane at the Pralines & Cream stage 1-3pm on Sunday Sept. 1. ... See MoreSee Less

#nashwood 2019 Looking For Jane at the Pralines & Cream stage 1-3pm on Sunday Sept. 1.
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