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-December
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.

June 19 & 25-26
Summer Chamber Music Series
Nashville Symphony Conductor

Members of the Nashville Symphony take the Schermerhorn Symphony Center stage for the first time in over a year for the Summer Chamber Music Series. Concerts will be a selection of Bach pieces performed on marimba by Assistant Principal Percussionist Rich Graber as well as Massenet’s Méditation from Thaïs, featuring Concertmaster Jun Iwasaki and harpist Licia Jaskunas. Jaskunas will be joined by Principal Keyboardist Robert Marler for a performance of Grandjany’s Aria in Classic Style. The evening will close with Tchaikovsky’s String Sextet in D Minor, “Souvenir de Florence,” featuring Iwasaki, Violinist Jimin Lim, Principal Violist Daniel Reinker, Ciolist Anthony Parce, Acting Assistant Principal Cellist Xiao-Fan Zhang and Cellist Keith Nicholas.

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 and enjoy some music with a view of the Cumberland River.

June 30
Pride in Local Music

Celebrate Pride on the final day of Pride month at 6pm CST. “Pride in Local Music” is a live stream event, celebrating local music through the rainbow heartbeat of two great music cities: Austin and Nashville. The showcase will feature the musical performances of five local artists from each city. Nashville artists include Shelly Fairchild featuring Alanna Royale, Adam Mac, John Tucker, The Blam Blams, and Bantug. Iconic locations for performances in Nashville include Ryman Auditorium, The Grove, and Basement East.

July 1, 8, & 22
Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman

Each year, the best of bluegrass music plays the Ryman Auditorium's summertime concert series Bluegrass Nights at The Ryman presented by Springer Mountain Farms. This year's lineup includes Dailey & Vincent, Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, and Ricky Staggs and Kentucky Thunder. Before the show, everyone is welcome to take part in the FREE Pickin' on the Plaza concert which occurs on the venue's plaza.

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. These socially distanced shows will be set up in 4-person pods throughout the venue.

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? Celebrate with headliner Brad Paisley, Lilly Hiatt, Regi Wooter, Priscilla Black, and the Nashville Symphony, and more during the FREE July 4th event. 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. 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 Packs that include some of Nashville’s favorite celebration goodies.

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.

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. The Lifest Music City Package offers a unique Nashville experience like no other. Enjoy music and ministry with a Festival Ticket to this inspirational event located at the former home of Johnny Cash!

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 Festival

Blended Fest is set to make its Music City debut at First Horizon Park, August 13 and 14. Festivalgoers will get a taste of Nashville with popular food vendors and a culinary stage featuring notable chefs. The music lineup includes chart-topping acts and local talent from the worlds of EDM, country, and pop. Scheduled to perform are Kaskade, Lil Jon, Kim Lee (Netflix’s Bling Empire), Blanco Brown, Bryce Vine, Cat Dealers, Deejay Silver, On The Outside, Ernest, Brody Jenner, Brandi Cyrus, and more.

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.