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.

Saturday & Sunday, April-October
Music in the Vines
Arrington Vineyard

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.

May 6-June 25
Musicians Corner

Musicians Corner takes place each year on the South West lawn at Centennial Park and is free and open to the public. Musicians Corner offers a great chance to enjoy local live music in a beautiful outdoor setting, with Kidsville, food trucks, vendors, local artisans, and more!

Thursdays, June 23-July 28
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman

Each year, the best of bluegrass music plays in the Ryman Auditorium's summertime concert series Bluegrass Nights at The Ryman presented by Springer Mountain Farms. Don't miss Dan Tyminski on June 30, The Earls of Leicester on July 7, Dailey & Vincent on July 14, The Steeldrivers on July 21, and Ricky Staggs and Kentucky Thunder on July 28. Before the show, everyone is welcome to take part in the FREE Pickin' on the Plaza concert which occurs on the venue's plaza.

June 25, July 23, August 20
Bluebird on the Mountain

Every summer, The Bluebird Cafe travels to one of the tallest hilltops in Nashville to offer a night of live music under the stars. Hit songwriters play their best and your favorite songs on the portico of the Dyer Observatory. Following the Bluebird on the Mountain Concert Series, the telescope is opened for visitors to get a closer look at the stars in the night sky.

June 25-26
Nashville Pride Festival & Parade

From face painting and carnival games to art projects and prizes, the Kids & Family Zone will provide fun for the entire family. Some of last year's headliners included Salt N PepaAndreas MossMike MaimoneCandi Stratton, and more.

July 4
Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th
July 4, 2019 Fireworks over Broadway

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 the largest fireworks show in Nashville history and you've got Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th. This year, we get to celebrate in Nashville in 2022 with you and Gramps MorganCassadee PopeLevi Hummon, and more.

Turn your Independence Celebration into a true Music City Experience with the July 4th in Music City Package which includes a hotel stay, July 4th Music City Fun Pack, Total Access Pass, and more! All package purchasers will be entered to win VIP Viewing Passes for the fireworks show. Already have hotel accommodations? Make some memories with the July 4th Music City Fun Pack that includes some of Nashville’s favorite celebration goodies.

July 15, August 12, September 16-17
Full Moon Pickin' Party

Under the light of the full moon, 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.

July 16, August 27
Cornelia Fort Pickin' Party

Help preserve one of the city's most unique landmarks by coming out to East Nashville's Cornelia Fort Airpark once a month. Enjoy great local music, craft beer, family activities, food vendors, and more!

July 23
Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival 

The annual Jefferson Street Jazz & Blues Festival celebrates the vitality of the Jefferson Street community through its arts, music, and food culture. To celebrate the festival’s 21st anniversary, come out to Fisk University to hear the sounds of jazz, blues, funk, gospel, soul, and R&B.

July 28-30
Lifest Music City

A popular Christian music festival will hold its first event at Hideaway Farm in Bon Aqua, Tennessee on July 28-30. Enjoy three days filled with music and ministry with performances from Mac Powell, Steven Curtis Chapman, CAINand more.

August 12-13
Tomato Art Fest
Tomato Art Festival Performance

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.

August 26-27
Deep Tropics

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.