Free Music Events

Nashville's calendar is blaring with free live music events. From celebrating the last day of the year, and the beginning of the next, to one of the country's largest fireworks show accompanied by our Nashville Symphony, Nashville has the events to keep your play-list alive with great songs and good times.

Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th

What better way to celebrate our country's independence than with free live music in the heart of the city built on music? Add to it a full day of family fun and an incredible fireworks show and you've got Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th. You don't want to miss what has been named one of the best July 4th events in the country! 

Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville

Jack Daniel’s Music City Midnight: New Year’s Eve in Nashville celebration brings thousands of partygoers to Nashville each year. The free event offers live music, fireworks, and a midnight Music Note Drop® for partygoers.

Music in the Vines

Arrington Vineyards hosts Music in the Vines every year from April through October every Saturday and Sunday. They offer two live music locations with the music lasting from 4-8pm on Saturdays and 2-6pm on Sundays. It's all free and the perfect chance to listen to great music and taste amazing wine!

Nashville Symphony Community Concerts

At the beginning of each summer the Nashville Symphony offers a series of free performances at parks around town. The Community Concerts are a lovely event to share with family or friends under the warm night sky. Bring a picnic. Enjoy the music!

Musicians Corner

May-June, September
Musicians Corner presents free outdoor concerts in Nashville’s Centennial Park. The events are free for all ages and feature multi-genre performances, food trucks, craft beer & wine, signature cocktails, local artisans, and activities for children. Join us each Friday and Saturday in May and June, and on Thursday evenings in September.

CMA Fest

There is so much FREE music at CMA Music Festival, you don't even need a ticket to catch some great concerts! There will be multiple stages throughout Downtown Nashville hosting free live music each day during the 2018 CMA Music Festival. Some of the big artists who have playeed in the past include Charles Esten, A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osborne, Chris Carmack, and so many more. Be here!

Jazz on the Cumberland

Every third Sunday from May (May date is the second Sunday) until October, Nashville jams out at Cumberland Park during Jazz on the Cumberland. All the music is provided by local jazz acts and is FREE to all.

Big Band Dances

Spend your Saturday nights this summer dancing and listening to live big band music played by some of Nashville's finest musicians at Centennial Park. For the ultimate experience bring your own lawn chair and picnic basket.

Pickin' on the Plaza

Each year the Ryman Auditorium hosts Bluegrass Nights at The Ryman presenting the biggest names in bluegrass on the very stage where the genre was born in 1945. Before every show is the free Pickin' on the Plaza live concert featuring a top regional bluegrass band.

Tomatoe Art Festival

Put on by the owners of the Art and Invention Gallery, the Tomato Art Festival is an art show celebrating the tomato during late summer. The festival is free and takes place in East Nashville’s Five Points area. There are multiple stages throughout the area, which hosts free music for everyone to enjoy.

Live on the Green Music Festival

Every Tuesday for two months in early Fall, the Nashville Public Library hosts a free concert from 11:45am-1pm. The concerts will take place right in their courtyard. So grab some lunch and enjoy the weather while listening to some great live music.

Harvest Party

The annual Arrington Vineyards Harvest Party offers a free day of music, hot air balloons, food, and wine, set among a beautiful backdrop of vineyards. It's a wonderful time to cherish the coming season with good friends and family.

Nashville Symphony Free day of music

The Nashville Symphony invites the entire community to enjoy free musical performances all day and into the night at Schermerhorn Symphony Center. During Free Day of Music they shine a light on some of the most talented and up-and-coming musical talent in Nashville, showcasing what makes Music City truly great.

Oktoberfest, Nashville's Original German Festival

Live German music, authentic polka dancing, strolling accordion players, and authentic German food and beverages bring the historic Germantown neighborhood to life. Enjoy four stages of free entertainment.