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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