Celebrating the Beginning of Summer with Nashville Events in June

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Summer is finally here, which means that Nashville is brimming with so much fun and excitement that it’s hard to keep track. Nashville is known for its music scene, and summer means outdoor concerts. Nashville is jam packed with music appreciation opportunities as well as other activities. Discover a short list of the Nashville events in June you can do to celebrate the beginning of the summer season.

1. Make Music Nashville

Make Music Nashville is a free, live music festival with concerts all across the city. The celebration occurs on the longest day of the year, June 21. It is free and open for the whole day while it celebrates music of all genres and styles. The festival’s goal is to give all types of musicians a chance to partner with the future generations of artists to inspire and lift-up those talented few. Though it may take place in Nashville, anyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. The 2017 festival features over 69 artists and 29 venues. Learn more about this event here.

2. Let Freedom Sing!

A July 4th celebration features concerts followed by the largest fireworks display in the United States set to the live tune of the Nashville Symphony. Bands include Jonny P, Nitty Gritty, The Sisterhood, Chris Young and Dirt Band. What better way is there to celebrate summer than one of the biggest Independence Day celebrations in the country?

3. End With a Kick

On July 8th, Nashville’s Nissan Stadium welcomes international soccer players to open the 2017 Concacaf Gold Cup, a regional soccer tournament featuring national teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean. This is the first time Nashville will host the Gold Cup, starting off with Martinique vs. Nicaragua and USA vs. Panama. Purchase your tickets here.

4. CMA Music Festival

There is no better way to celebrate summer in America than the Country Music Award Music Festival in downtown Nashville from June 8 to 11. This four-day festival will give you a chance to attend live concerts but also to meet your favorite country stars, such as Blake Shelton, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, and more, up close and personal. Purchase your tickets here

5. Live on the Green Free Concert Series

For a free music opportunity, this concert series spans all of Labor Day weekend and also on three other select days. It takes place at Public Square Park and features national, regional and local artists. The 2017 lineup will be announced on June 20th. For more information visit this website.

6. Adventureworks

If you want to take a break from music, then take your family to experience some adventure in nature. Located in 40 acres of forest, families can take a zipline tour, navigate an obstacle course, or take a 30-foot leap complete with a rip cord or giant swing.zipline tour, navigate an obstacle course, or take a 30-foot leap complete with a rip cord or giant swing.

7. China Lights at the Fairgrounds

From May 12 to June 11, the Fairgrounds Nashville transforms into a unique Chinese Lantern Festival filled with light shows, sculptures, performances, art and cuisine created by Chinese artisans from Zigong, China. This one is an experience of a lifetime, so make sure to set aside a time to visit

8. Nashville’s First Saturday Art Crawl

The first Saturday of every month is the day that 20 art venues open their doors for free so art lovers can take in the Nashville art scene. Every genre of art is featured while galleries present works from local and nationally renowned artists. Learn more about this event here.

9. Makers of Nashville

Celebrate Nashville’s craftsmen and artisans while taking a different type of crawl. Some examples of wares that you may find include jewelry, artisan handbags, hats, fashions, leather goods, and more. You can see the ultimate list here.

10. Yum! East

At the Pavilion East, over 20 restaurants provide a plethora of cuisine and treats. Of course, no event in Music City is complete with live music. This year’s may be over, but there’s always next year.

11. Brew at the Zoo

The Nashville Zoo is already a great attraction, but it is even better with live music, food and craft beer. Brew at the Zoo allows beer lovers to sample brew and enjoy an evening of food, music and fun.

12. Taste of Music City

For a single ticket, you can sample an unlimited amount food and drink in Nashville’s largest food festival. The food comes from the best restaurants and beverage crafters from more than just Nashville.

13. Harvest Night at Music City Food and Wine Festival

Combine Nashville’s music and food scenes at this incredible food and wine fest. Eat dishes from world-renowned chefs and enjoy live music from Nashville’s local legends, the Kings of Legends. Have an incredible music and culinary celebration at the Music City Walk of Fame Park on Sept. 16. While not in the beginning of the summer season, it is still worth noting.

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Great Ways to Celebrate Nashville Spring Days and Nights

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Springtime in Nashville is a great time to see the sights and celebrate longer days and glimpses of summer sunshine. From concerts to foodie events and so much more, find plenty to occupy your time during your stay in Nashville. Whether you’re in town for the weekend or have a leisurely week to spare, check out some of the goings on throughout the month of March for a good time you can’t have anywhere else.


Nashville is known as Music City for good reason. A steady lineup of concerts, featuring artists across the genre spectrum, keeps Nashville rocking - or crooning - each night of the week. Here are the headliners for the end of March.

  • Secondhand Serenade - Exit/In (March 18)

  • Norah Jones - Ryman Auditorium (March 18)

  • The Reverend Horton Heat - Mercy Lounge (March 18)

  • Fisk Jubilee Singers - Ryman Auditorium (March 19)

  • Drumline Live -Schermerhorn Symphony Center (March 20)

  • Regina Spektor - Ryman Auditorium(March 20)

  • Mondo Cozmo - Exit/In (March 22)

  • Dinosaur Jr. - Cannery Ballroom (March 23)

  • Martin Barre of Jethro Tull - City Winery Nashville (March 23)

  • Steve Miller Band - Ryman Auditorium (March 24-25)

  • Peter Frampton Raw: An Acoustic Tour - Schermerhorn Symphony Center (March 26)

  • Tin Pan South - Throughout Nashville (March 28-April 1)

  • The Rides - Ryman Auditorium (March 29)

  • Railroad Earth - Marathon Music Works (March 30)

  • The Cash Legacy - Ryman Auditorium (March 31-April 1)

  • Bernstein's Serenade - Schermerhorn Symphony Center (March 31-April 1)

The Arts

Take in a play or gallery exhibit while you’re in town. Many events are friendly for the whole family and provide a rich cultural experience for all involved. Check out the following.

  • Anatomy of Cinema: How Movies Move Us - Belcourt Theatre (through March 28)

  • A Raisin in the Sun - Nashville Repertory Theatre (March 25 - April 15)

  • Contemporary Papier Mache, Tiffany Ownbey - The Arts Company (through March 24)

  • Ascend, Adam Thomas; New Works, Elise Wehle - The Rymer Gallery (throughout March)

  • Legacies of War, Sisavanh Phouthavong - Tinney Contemporary (through March 25)

  • Cheekwood in Bloom - Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum (March 18 - April 23)

  • Secrets of Buddhist Art - Frist Center for the Visual Arts (throughout March)

  • Stop Me Feeling, Claire Morgan - Frist Center for the Visual Arts (throughout March)

  • Beyond Beauty, Irving Penn - Frist Center for the Visual Arts (throughout March)

  • Large Wood Block Prints Exhibit - Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery (throughout March)

  • The James Cowan Collection - The Parthenon (throughout March)

  • At Home, Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi - Zeitgeist Gallery (throughout March)

  • Jefferson Street Art Crawl (March 25)

Family Fun

Are you visiting the city with kids or your in-laws? Discover some fun activities for the whole gang. Many outdoor events and venues feature fun spring-themed attractions to celebrate the season.

Nashville Zoo - The Nashville Zoo has stunning attractions such as the Flamingo Lagoon and Kangaroo Kickabout. As the spring sun shines longer each day, the animals become more alert and they surprise and delight guests during their visit.

Adventureworks - Get your adventure on at this fun obstacle park. Go on a zipline course or navigate an obstacle course full of team-building challenges like broken bridges and a giant swing.

Adventure Science Center - Nashville’s premier science center is perfect for the budding scientist and the whole family. Enjoy the Wicked Plants exhibit and a whole host of entertaining, and even electrifying (literally), science exhibits throughout the center.

The Escape Game - Get in on the super popular escape room trend at Nashville’s the Escape Game. This attraction is a life-sized adventure game that will challenge the whole family. Can you escape in time?at Nashville’s the Escape Game. This attraction is a life-sized adventure game that will challenge the whole family. Can you escape in time?

Johnny Cash Museum - This venue is great whether you have kids in tow or not. The Johnny Cash Museum celebrates the life of the music legend.

Musicians Hall of Fame - Get into the Music City feeling at the Nashville Musicians Hall of Fame. This museum features memorabilia and back stories from music legends you always admired and adored.

Foodie Events

Eat, drink and be merry while you enjoy all of the best that Nashville has to offer. While March may not be the biggest month for food events, there are some top-notch dinners you can’t miss. Enjoy the opening of many restaurants’ patios as they welcome warmer weather and longer days.restaurants’ patios as they welcome warmer weather and longer days.

  • Nuit Belge (Marathon Music Works, March 18) - Celebrate Belgian beer and local fare from Southern chefs at this annual event. There are plenty of food and drink offerings for guests aged 21 and over.

  • Taste of India (Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art, March 18) - Join Chef Maneet Chauhan for a night of learning at the botanical gardens. Chef Chauhan works with the herb of the year, cilantro, and teaches you ways to infuse this delicious element into your own cooking.

  • Nashville Chili Festival (Basement East, March 26) - Sample a variety of local chilis and celebrate spicy food at the Nashville Chili Festival. When you’ve had all the heat you can handle, cool down with some live music.

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