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.
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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