If you’ve been following on Facebook then you’ve no doubt seen the numerous mentions to the Nashville Zombie Walk that I’ve tried to drown scare makers with over the last year. I’ve talked about my complete ignorance over how to organize this sort of event, my shock at the outrageous amount of logistical and financial planning that goes into it, and my absolute relief in becoming friends and partners with a former director of the walk and now, after so many months of planning and preparation, the wait is almost over.
We’ll be officially announcing the origin point of the walk either Monday or Tuesday but I can safely say that the Nashville Zombie Walk 2017 will be spreading blood, gore, mayhem, and terror through the gentrified and heavily upscale Gulch area of downtown and will end at Marathon Music Works where major sponsor Lightning 100 is hosting their Paranormal Rocktivity concert later that evening. But, as promised when I took this thing over last year, this isn’t going to be another lurch from point A to point B. We’re planning music, entertainment, and even some prizes for costumes. From day one we’ve wanted to make this an event for Nashvillains (Heh? See what I did there?) to gather together and celebrate the horror and humor of the Halloween season.
This is also happening the same weekend as the Full Moon Tattoo and Horror festival at the Preston by the airport. My hope is that conventioneers will spend their morning at Full Moon enjoying one of Nashville’s most time honored horror events but that they’ll also take a short break to join us downtown where we’re going to make the streets run red with blood. Well, stage blood but you get the point.
The Nashville Zombie Walk is October 28, 2017 starting at noon with the walk itself commencing around 3 o’clock. We encourage zombies, zombie hunters, survivors, and non costumed participants (Zombie Bait) to come celebrate the fun. In keeping with a long held zombie walk tradition, we’re asking that every participant who can to bring nonperishable food items for donation to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee as part of a pre-Thanksgiving drive to help those in need this holiday season.
So like us on Facebook, bookmark the zombie walk's homepage, and join us on the 28th as we continue #makenashvillestrange and, as always keep #makingthatscary!
Dan Lee is a horror fiend and freelance writer with a special place in his heart for monster movies and demonic possession stories.