Throughout the end of July, there are plenty of opportunities for shenanigans in Nashville, and we want to help you make the most of it. We’ve compiled a list of upcoming and ongoing events and activities for you for the rest of the month. And of course, when you need us, we’re here for your essential hangover recoveries so you don’t miss a beat.
Radnor Lake State Park
Summer’s a great time to get outdoors, so hit up Radnor Lake State Park. What better way to prepare for a night out than a daytime hike through the park?
Fantastic for Nature Lovers and Photographers
There are plenty of photography and wildlife-watching opportunities at Radnor Lake, and you’ll roll into your nighttime festivities feeling energized and ready to go.
There’s no shortage of musical performances in Music City this July. No matter your genre preferences, there’s something here for you to see!
Catch the Rhythm
Shawn Mendes is performing at
Foster the People is performing at Ryman Auditorium, also on July 31, at 7:30 p.m.
Other acts this month include New Found Glory, Little Big Town, and the Goo Goo Dolls.
See the complete list here.
Grand Ole Opry
I mean, come on, you can’t not see the Grand Ole Opry when you’re in Nashville. It’s a staple of country music history – and music, period – and the backstage tour is a must.
Upcoming performances include: Martina McBride, Darius Rucker and more on July 18; Del McCoury Band on July 25; Aaron Lewis on July 26; Darryl Worley and Easton Corbin on July 28. See the website for complete lineups.
Take advantage of the free music scene on Honky Tonk Highway, which lines both sides of Broadway. No cover charges, but tips are always welcome. There are dozens and dozens of free music venues throughout Nashville, including venues on 2nd Avenue, in Midtown and many more. Want to be in the know at all times? Get the Nashville Live Music Guide App to find out who, what, where, when, and how when it comes to live free music. In Music City, there's live music 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Appreciate the Local Parks
Visit local parks, like Radnor Lake, which is listed above. Make your first stop the Nashville Visitor Information Center. You'll find it in the glass tower of the Bridgestone Arena located at 5th Avenue and Broadway. Visitor Assistants will help you with brochures. Plus, you can pick up novelties at the gift shop and stage with props for a free photo op to remember your time in Nashville.
Art Enthusiasts Have Plenty to Do
View local, regional and international artwork
The Metro Area is a mecca for outdoor activities that are free and low-cost. Go boating or fishing to have fish tales to tell your friends. Take a hike to appreciate the beautiful. Or you can go on a picnic and simply relax. The warm summer weather and limitless opportunities for fun in the sun make Nashville a great place to live or take a vacation.
Soak Up the Essence of Nashville
Understand the essence of the area by visiting the Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park with a 200-foot granite map of Tennessee. A walkway features the 94 counties with 31 fountains representing the major rivers in the state. The Music City Wall of Fame Park is a tribute to all the genres that have contributed to the music industry with a connection to Nashville. And don't miss the premier park in Nashville, Centennial Park and Gardens. Bring to dog to romp at the dog park, check out the historical monuments, and enjoy the walking and exercise trail.
The list of free sightseeing attractions is endless. Make sure to have your camera handy and slip into a comfortable pair of walking shoes or sneakers. View all of the sightseeing opportunities in the Nashville area here.
Now is the height of summer, and here in Music City this month, there are plenty of things to keep you busy. From festivals to wine tasting to art galleries to concerts to city parks, your options for fun and entertainment are limitless, as they should be. Now, get out there and have a ball, and let us know if you need us.
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