12 Summer Music Events

Nashville is known for music. We are Music City, after all. Music plays here 24/7/365 so we can't list every concert, or music event, but here are a few of the major music events occurring this season in Nashville. And if you need more, check out our upcoming concerts.

Some of the Summer events have been canceled or postponed due to COVID-19. All information on this page is subject to change. Please check with event organizers directly for details.

soundBox: the convergence of science and sound

This immersive exhibit at the Adventure Science Center explores sound and music in 15 hands-on and social experiences. Conduct the Nashville Symphony, visualize sound waves, test your vocal skills, jam out in augmented reality, and more! Build tones with your friends and adjust the volume with your height. See a pattern of your voice on a digital wall and convert your fingerprint into a unique song that you can share with your friends.

Concert Series: Every Saturday & Sunday, July-November
Jazz Music

Enjoy live jazz music in the vineyard courtyard at Arrington Vineyards. It's a beautiful setting for a summer night or afternoon. Listen to some jazz, take part in a complimentary wine tasting, have a picnic, and enjoy the scenery.

July 10-12
Live at the Drive-In

Live Nation's first-ever U.S. drive-in concert series, Live From the Drive-In, will bring fans a live music tailgating experience unlike any other. Kicking off July 10-12 at Nissan StadiumBrad Paisley, Darius Rucker, and Jon Pardi will headline performances, marking the start of a much anticipated return to in-person live events.

Concert Series: July 10, August 7, & September 4
Full Moon Pickin' Party

Under the light of the full moon, three headlining acts play the main stage while bluegrass and roots pickers jam in circles under the trees and around the grounds of the Percy Warner Park Equestrian Center. This family-friendly Full Moon Pickin' Party invites anyone to join in the music and all funds raised go to protect Warner Parks.

August 7-8
Tomato Art Fest

The Tomato Art Fest 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.

Concert Series: August 20-September 6
Live on the Green

Live on the Green is a free concert series held Thursday evenings in August and September at the Public Square Park in front of the Courthouse. The evening highlights local and nationally known artists and performers. Last year's lineup included Gary Clark Jr., JOHNNYSWIM, O.A.R., St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Lake Street Dive, and more. Stay tuned for the 2020 lineup!

August 28-29
Deep Tropics: Music, Art, and Style

Experience creative artists, musicians, muralists, and tastemakers from around the world at the Deep Tropics: Music, Art, and Style festival at Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park.

August 29
Record Store Crawl

Join the music enthusiasts exploring our city's record stores. Each patron receives pizza, beer, live music, a chance to look through fantastic music via some of the best records stores in the country, and so much more. Get on the bus and join the fun.

Concert Series: September 3, 10, 17, & 24
September Sundown

Musicians Corner is offering a free concert each Thursday in September at Centennial Park. Plus, there will be food trucks, local artisans, and Kidsville activities on-site to enjoy.

June 10-13, 2021
CMA Fest

Every summer, thousands of country music fans from all over the world come to Nashville to experience CMA Festival - four days of music from hundreds of artists including live concerts, meet & greets, autograph signings, celebrity sporting events, and more. Multiple stages throughout Downtown Nashville will host FREE live music during the festival.

July 4, 2021
Let Freedom Sing!

What better way to celebrate our country's independence than with FREE live music in the heart of the city built on music? Add a full day of family fun and an incredible fireworks show and you've got Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th. Stay tuned for next year's fun!

September 21-26, 2021
Americana Music Awards and Festival

Each year the Americana Music Association gathers thousands of artists, fans, and industry professionals from all over the world in Nashville. The festival will feature approximately 150 live music performances at 9 music venues from both established and emerging artists.