Under the Stars Concert Series 2024

Lounge and Listen to Top Performers in Cheekwood’s Lush Gardens.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Under the Stars Concert Series returns this summer, offering the unforgettable opportunity to enjoy the sounds of music’s most in-demand performers and players from across the nation, under the night sky at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens. Over five magical evenings, music fills the air while food trucks prepare mouthwatering bites and vendors offer wines by the bottle, local brews, and craft cocktails. The music lineup is as diverse as it is spectacular: Jazz, Bluegrass, and Songwriters nights beckon, promising something for all music lovers. Under the Stars tickets go on sale to Cheekwood Members on March 4 and to the public on March 11.

“Under the Stars is one of the quintessential outdoor summer concert series in Music City,” says Cheekwood’s Director of Music and Public Programs Mark Mason. “We are so thrilled about this year’s lineup of stellar performers coming to Cheekwood to perform in a gorgeous garden setting.”

Jazz Under the Stars | July 19

The genre-defying New Orleans icons The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, headline this extraordinary night. Their sound, self-described as a “musical gumbo,” is renowned globally, promising an unforgettable sonic journey. Known for high-energy performances, this group is synonymous with exhilarating shows where they combine a dynamic fusion of upbeat brass arrangements with bebop jazz, funk, and R&B. This freewheeling celebration kicks off with a stellar performance by the 18-piece Ryan Middagh Jazz Orchestra.

Special thanks to Jazz Under the Stars Media Partner Jazzy 88 WFSK.

Tickets: $55 Members | $65 Not Yet Members

Songwriters Under the Stars | August 23, 24, 25

Top Nashville hitmakers and musicians perform in a one-of-a-kind setting. Nestled on gorgeous Swan Lawn, the concert features chart-toppers Wendell Mobley, Kelly Archer, and Lee Thomas Miller, sharing songs and stories, accompanied by the renowned Music City Symphony.

Tickets: $65 | Not-yet members: $75

Premium Packages: A Premium Package ticket offering will be available for Songwriters Under the Stars. Each Premium Package ticket includes one concert ticket with exclusive, front-of-stage viewing in an Eno Lounger SL chair, two drink tickets, and access to premium parking with a golf cart shuttle to the concert location.

Premium Package Tickets: Members: $150 | Not-yet members: $175

Bluegrass Under the Stars | September 6

Iconic bluegrass legend Sam Bush performs against the picturesque backdrop of Cheekwood’s gardens. The multifaceted Bush is a national champion fiddler, an award-winning mandolin player, and a trailblazing vocalist and musician whose influence resonates across generations. The bluegrass titan is decorated with accolades including Grammys and International Bluegrass Music Awards. This will be an unforgettable night of mastery and timeless tunes by one of the greats under the starlit sky. Opening the show is the all-female bluegrass supergroup Davidson County String Band, featuring Cristina Vane, Brenna MacMillan, Libby Weitnauer, and Vicki Vaughn.

Tickets: $55 Members | $65 Not Yet Members

The Under the Stars Concert Series is presented by GSRM Law. Cheekwood is funded in part by the Tennessee Arts Commission and Metro Nashville Arts Commission.

Music at Cheekwood

Each year, Cheekwood presents over 100 special musical performances and concerts featuring the region’s finest players, writers, and singers shining against the backdrop of the signature lush gardens. During the spring and fall festivals, lively full-band sets are accompanied by seasonal beers and cocktails in the Beer Garden. At Thursday Night Out, May through October, guests can bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a diverse lineup of music performances, the city’s favorite food trucks, craft cocktails, strolls through 13 distinct gardens and the art-filled mansion. Free-spirited, exquisite, and just plain feel-good: Music at Cheekwood is a celebration that expands perspectives and delights music lovers.

About Cheekwood

With its intact and picturesque vistas, Cheekwood is distinguished as one of the leading Country Place Era estates in the nation. Formerly the family home of Mabel and Leslie Cheek, the 1930s estate, with its 30,000-square-foot Mansion and 55-acres of gardens, today serves the public as a botanical garden, arboretum, and art museum with furnished period rooms and galleries devoted to American art from the 18th to mid-20th centuries. The property includes 13 distinct gardens including the Blevins Japanese Garden and the Bracken Foundation Children’s Garden, as well as a 1.5-mile woodland trail featuring outdoor monumental sculpture. Each year, Cheekwood hosts seasonal festivals including Cheekwood in Bloom, Summertime at Cheekwood, Cheekwood Harvest, and Holiday LIGHTS. Cheekwood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and nationally as a Level II Arboretum. It is a three-time voted USA Today Top 10 Botanical Garden, and in 2021 was recognized by Fodors as one of the 12 Most Beautiful Gardens in the American South. Cheekwood is located eight miles southwest of downtown Nashville at 1200 Forrest Park Drive. It is open Tuesday through Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., with extended days and hours of operation depending on the season. Visit cheekwood.org for current hours and to purchase advance tickets required for admission.