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.

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: Saturday & Sunday, April-December
Jazz at the Pavilion
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 28-29 & July 2-4
Concerts on the Farm

Ready for the return of live music? You’re in luck. Head to The Bonnaroo Farm this summer for a brand new concert series, Concerts On The Farm, featuring The Avett Brothers, Billy Strings, and Jon Pardi. These socially distanced shows will be set up in 4-person pods throughout the venue.

June 12 & July 17
Record Store Day
Grimeys - Vinyl Records

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.

June 25
Dear Music Fest

Dear Music Festival celebrates arts, culture, and community. Enjoy live performances on Riverfront Park with all of the musical genre themes you can think of. Blues, rock, folk, jazz, mariachi music, reggae, electronic/house music, country, hip hop, and gospel music. Bring lawn chairs, wear a face mask, and enjoy some music with a view of the Cumberland River.

July 4
Let Freedom Sing!
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 an incredible fireworks show and you've got Let Freedom Sing! Music City July 4th.

July 29-31
Lifest Music City

A popular Christian music festival will hold its first event at Hideaway Farm in Bon Aqua, Tennessee on July 29-31. Enjoy three days filled with music and ministry with performances from Newsboys, Matthew West, Skillet, Joe Nichols, Michael W. Smith, Lecrae, Danny Gokey, Sidewalk Prophets, Mandisa, Colton Dixon, I Am They, Ledger, and more.

August 13-14
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 13-14
Blended Fest

Blended Fest is set to make its Music City debut at First Horizon Park, August 13 and 14. The two-day wine-centric event with three 2021 destinations will feature household names from pop, country, and EDM to perform.

August 27-28
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.

September 2-5
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. It's pretty much an adult wonderland of music and art. Phish, Childish Gambino, Post Malone, and more played in past year's festivals.

September 3-6
Live on the Green
Live on the Green

Live on the Green is a free concert series highlighting local and nationally known artists and performers. This year, Live on the Green 2021 will pivot to a Livestream over Labor Day Weekend. Let Live on the Green be your soundtrack in your backyard, on the water, or wherever you may be all weekend long.