12 Summer Music Events

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.

Nashville Sunday Night

Every Sunday, Lightning 100 showcases critically acclaimed national, regional, and local artists at the legendary 3rd and Lindsley during Nashville Sunday Night.

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.

April 23
Record Store Day

Record Store Day is an international celebration of independent record stores across the world every year. 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.

April 29
Water Lantern Festival
Water Lantern Festival

Come together for the Water Lantern Festival at the Parthenon in Centennial Park. Friends, families, and neighbors can create their own lanterns and watch them as they float away. Enjoy music, food trucks, designing your lantern, and more.

May 6
Sevier Park Fest

Each year, there's a celebration in 12South's Sevier Park to bring together neighbors, promote local talent and business, and to raise money to enhance and support Sevier Park. Sevier Park and 12th Avenue South will be free and open to the public for a day of live music, art, family fun, a Criterium Race, local restaurants and food trucks, and vendors offering everything from clothing and jewelry to pet grooming and beef jerky.

May 13, 19, 26, & June 2
Backstage with Tommy Howell

Backstage with Tommy Howell and Friends will bring special guests, live music, and surprises to City Winery for a one-of-a-kind summer residency. Upcoming shows include the cast of Cobra Kai (May 13), Charlie Sheen (May 19), Kevin Dillon (May 26), E.T. Cast Reunion (June 2), and Adam Carolla (June 9).

May 19-June 17
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!

May 20, June 10, July 22, August 26
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!

June 8-11
CMA Fest
CMA Festival Luke Bryan

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.

Celebrate 50 Years of the Ultimate Country Music Fan Experience in Nashville and immerse yourself in the best that country music has to offer with the CMA Fest Package. You will enjoy nightly concerts at Nissan Stadium featuring the biggest stars in Country Music. Mark your calendar for an epic event that you don't want to miss!

June 15-18
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Join the 80,000 fans who flock to Manchester, TN, just down the road from Nashville, for Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. It's four days of festivities that will blow your mind. Over 150 musical performances, along with comedy, cinema, sustainability workshops, and more.

June 24-25
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.